Green Lantern Movie Review Well I have to give it to the Green Lantern movie it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be based on the trailers. For the first time in a long time, the trailers didn’t give away much of the movie, unlike X-Men: First Class, which upon reflection is probably the reason why I downgraded it from a B to a C+. For the uninitiated, a Green Lantern is really a being who is part of a 3000 member galactic peace keeping organization called the Green Lantern Corps. They are very similar to Jedi in a sense, except that wield green power rings, instead of light sabers. These green rings embody the will power of an individual and they can create anything their mind can invent. When a Green Lantern dies, his or her ring seeks out an individual that is fearless and worthy of wearing the ring. The story begins with a group of aliens accidentally freeing an evil alien being called Parralax. Parralax goes on a rampage and mortally injures an alien Green Lantern named Abin Su. When Abin Su dies, his ring chooses a test pilot on Earth named Hal Jordan. The movie then follows the origin story path where Hal discovers his powers, attempts to use them and then fights against the powerful Parralax and his minion. Unlike other superhero movies, a good portion of this film takes place in outer space and on other alien worlds. This added another dimension to the Green Lantern movie that you rarely see, with the exception of Thor and brief glimpses in Superman and Superman II. When the Green Lantern movie focuses on the space adventure, it rocks, but when it goes back to Earth and focuses on the traditional romantic angle the movie slows down considerably. I have to admit this film rose above my expectations.
You won’t be disappointed in the film.
Grade: B-, I don’t do this often, but I am upgrading X-Men: First Class up to a B. I know I gave X-Men: First Class a C+, but I am still thinking about the movie. X-Men: First Class also had a better story than Green Lantern and more interesting characters.