QuoteReplyTopic: Forum DISCUSSION of GREEN LANTERN Posted: March 10 2012 at 3:24pm
The only thing I disagree with that review is that they didn't reveal that HECTOR knew HAL & CAROL at first. It was meant to be a twist. But the other things she mentioned related to that were plot holes.
Luckily,the chemistry between those 2 is good,and we got a fine performance from Peter Sarsgaard.
You're joking, right? What chemistry? And Peter Sarsgaard's character was ridiculously stupid...it actually reminded me of that lame parodies of superhero movies..
Originally posted by Vits
Except for the lead,most characters are thinly written.I could list more plot-holes,but I'll just say it has one of the most common plot holes:If characters aren't on-screen,they don't exist.
The hole movie is a giant plot-hole. Nothing comes together, as for the development of the characters.. let's just say that if they wanted me to feel the pain of the main character, the struggle with how his father died..his fear or whatever the hell they wanted to inspire...they failled miserably.
Yes, maybe it's not the worst movie of the year, but it's sure as hell the worst superhero movie.
Ugh guys, maybe you are not fans of superhero movies, but I am... and it pains me when lame screenwriters/directors butcher them in this way. I mean, come on, how hard can it be to read a fudging script and see it sucks?? Or if you can't do it, give the script to a five year old...I'm sure even he can point you in the right direction.
I'm so pissed, because I love Fantsy-SF-Superhero movies, and it's really hard to come across good ones. Michael Bay absoluttely ruinned Transformers (I really hope I never run into him, I'm not sure what I would do) and this guys ruinned Green Lantern. I mean, at least in the other superhero movies the acting was Ok (I liked Thor, I tought the acting was good, even Captain America was ok, altough Chris Evans is not a good actor)..but in this..my god.. Blake Lively ? Seriously? And what the hell was withPeter Sarsgaard's character?? That was so stupid..
I'm sorry for all the frustration...I'm trying to prepare for a letdown from The Avengers ... altough I hope I'm wrong.
To me,Reynolds didn't seem miscast because his role was written with him (or at least someone similar) in mind. However,the HAL JORDAN character in this movie has nothing to do with the one from the comic books.
RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: The way screenwriting credits work under current WGA rules, at least some of Berlanti's work has to have been in the final film for him to have received the credit he did -- So, no, "everything" wasn't "done by one guy." Next time, maybe you should "research this stuff" before you go casting aspersions on others...
So what Neveldine and Taylor were credited for Jonah Hex, and the majority of their script was change. Berlanti script (which he cowrote) was finaziled by Goldberg (who changed much of the script). So no not really.
I noticed on the Worst New Movie on DVD of the Week, Head RAZZberry acts like no-one was anticipating this (WTF?) I also notice that he acts like there's some prior adaption to the character (animated movies don't count). I'm also really pissed that he had the nerve to name this as the #1 Worst Movie on DVD this week -- is he saying that GL is worse than Zookeeper??
NOW THAT YOU DON'T NEED YOUR JET,CAN I HAVE IT?(**/*****):
Starring:Ryan Reynolds as GREEN LANTERN.
So what is the problem with this movie?While not the worst of the year,it's probably the most dissapointing.They had one of the best super-heroes of all times,and all they did was a forgettable movie.And this isn't the '90s when most super-hero movies were forgettable and no harm was done,nor is it the last decade when one forgettable super-hero movie among so many others wasn't a big deal.But now is the time when we really need most super-hero movies to be good.Well,we're getting there.
The FX are well crafted,but they're too obvious.Everytime you look at the screen,you know you're watching computer-generated imagery,and it takes away the realism.Regardless of it,the action is only mildly thrilling.And the music is a little forced.
Director Martin Campbell plays safe here.He actually repeats shots,and thinks it's OK because he's doing it in different times and places.
Reynolds is miscast.It may not seem very clear because the character was re-written to fit him,but he is.Blake Lively is by no means good,but she gives more energy to her performance than in 4 seasons of GOSSIP GIRL.Luckily,the chemistry between those 2 is good,and we got a fine performance from Peter Sarsgaard.
Except for the lead,most characters are thinly written.Like HECTOR:When he's introduced,he becomes possesed right away,and then they start working on the character.It should've been the other way around,so we could get to know his motifs.Although,we never really know if his actions are controlled by PARALLAX or not.And SINESTRO doesn't seem to be as thinly-written as the others...until you watch the post-credits scenes where he turns evil out of nowhere.And something that it's even more thinly-written is the characters's relationships.They never really explain why HECTOR hates his father,or why nobody else seems to care that those 2 died.I could list more plot-holes,but I'll just say it has one of the most common plot holes:If characters aren't on-screen,they don't exist.
For Your Consideration: -Actor: No. I haven't seen THE CHANGE-UP, but if he does get nominated, it would be mostly for this movie,right? -Actress(or Supp. Actress?): No. -Supp. Actor: No. -Director: Maybe. -Screenplay: Yes. -Couple/Ensemble: No. -Remake/Rip-Off: You tell me. I'm not entirely familiar with the comics, so I don't know how much it differs from them, or more importantly,how much of a bad name it gives them. -Mis-Use Of 3D: From now on, I'll stop writing this one unless I actually see the movie in 3-D. -CGI Ridden Movie: Yes,as long as this category is more about the excessive FX than the movie overall. -Worst Picture: Meh.
Originally posted by Vits
My main reason to see this is to see if GREEN LANTERN becomes my favorite movie superhero (the only contender so far is DR. MANHATTAN).
Those 2 and SPIDER-MAN are still contenders.All I need to do now is re-watch SPAWN after may years.
Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter
Berlanti wrote for a lot sh*tty TV shows like
Everwood and Brothers & Sisters so he's to blame for these
I never saw either of them,but I don't recall hearing bad reviews about them.Were there?
It also doesn't help when the movie's parent company spends 3 or 4 decades telling the population that only Superman and Batman matter. Then they finally realize they have an universe full of other characters to use, but those characters have been so underdeveloped in other forms of media that when one finally gets his own movie, he's treated as some throwaway, and turns out to be the biggest failure among comic book movies this year.
The Four Horsemen of the Moviepocalypse: uncalled for sequels/remakes/reboots, 3-D surcharges, untalented "celebrities", and anything with Michael Bay's name attached to it.
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