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Friday, October 14, 2011

Green Lantern (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + UltraViolet Digital Copy) Review

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Green Lantern (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + UltraViolet Digital Copy) Review

Synopsis: In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, an elite force of protectors for peace and justice has existed for centuries. They are the Green Lantern Corps. When a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of the Corps' newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). Bringing the popular superhero to the big screen for the first time, Green Lantern also stars Blake Lively (Gossip Girl), Peter Sarsgaard (Orphan), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes), Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett* and Academy Award® winner Tim Robbins**.

Review: Green Lantern has gotten a bad wrap from comic book fans.  The characters are highly beloved and whenever thats the case a lot of scrutiny goes into any films that are produced.  We went into this one with an open mind and I have to say that we were not disappointed in the slightest.  

Ryan Reynolds is a great actor and a very funny guy and he pulls off the smart alec Jordan with ease.  He was born into the role and it feels as natural as Hugh Jackman in the Wolverine garb.  The film is largely special effects and CGI-based.   The action is there and solid, along with the underlying character development.  This one is a really fun watch and is not at all cheesy, but don't take it too seriously either.

The film leaves it open for a sequel, which  Warner Bros has already green lit, so this is the beginning of a franchise.

The special features include: Theatrical Feature & Extended Cut Films, Maximum Movie Mode with PiP, Ryan Reynolds Becomes Green Lantern, Universe According to Green Lantern, WBA Green Lantern Animated Series Promotion, Digital Enhanced new Justice League book #1 and Deleted Scenes.


Interest Range: Action/Adventure, Comic Books