Critic Review - New England Movies Weekly

It has room to grow if Warner Brothers has the will power to deepen the characters and sharpen the writing in the inevitable sequel.

June 19, 2011 Full Review Source: New England Movies Weekly | Comments (2)
New England Movies Weekly



Carter M

I heartily agree. But DC Entertainment needs to slip off their yellow rings and have the will to produce something wholly unique and unexpected for the sequel.

It's wishful thinking, but I was hoping the film would have turned the GL mythos on its ear and create a sense of mystery and danger in a dangerous universe. Where was the theme of losing one's identity, one's place in the world? Where was the xenophobia or the sense of being trapped (the ring mercilessly ensares the chosen)? Why make the GL Corps so arbitrary instead of a mystery for Hal to have the courage to unveil? Ya know, "When you've proven you're ready, more shall be revealed" approach. Would have loved to see Hal do the space cop beat of checking out a intergalactic smoke-filled tavern (yeah, Star Wars, I know).

Bah, I hope they slip the Exec. Prod. honors to Nolan for the sequel.

Jun 19 - 03:52 PM

John Arthur Beaman

john b

Good luck there. Nolan's plate is pretty full as it is. He's already Krypton's last hope after all.

Jun 20 - 08:11 PM

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