Critics Consensus: It's Not Easy Being Green Lantern

Plus, Mr. Popper's Penguins never takes flight.

This week at the movies, we've got a hero with a power ring (Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively) and some wacky waddlers (Mr. Popper's Penguins, starring Jim Carrey and Carla Gugino). What do the critics have to say?

Green Lantern

26%

With the towering exceptions of Batman and Superman, DC's stable of superheroes haven't fared as well on the big screen as Marvel's. And critics say the publisher's latest adaptation, Green Lantern won't reverse the trend - it's a generic, special effects-heavy effort that lacks interesting characters and a compelling script. Ryan Reynolds plays Hal Jordan, a brash test pilot who's recruited by the Green Lantern Corps to join their crusade against evil in the universe. With the help of a power ring, Jordan is granted a number of superpowers - but can he overcome his fears in time to defeat a marauding army of evil? The pundits say Green Lantern has a few decent set pieces and moments of loony humor, but mostly, it gets bogged down in a too-complicated backstory and never exhibits enough of a singular personality to be truly compelling.

Mr. Popper's Penguins

48%

It's summer, so spending time in an air-conditioned theater in the company of some Antarctic residents seems like a decent idea, right? Unfortunately, critics say Mr. Popper's Penguins is mostly lukewarm stuff; it's got a committed performance from Jim Carrey that's undone by a lot of mediocre physical comedy. Based upon the Newbury Award-winning children's classic, Mr Popper's Penguins stars Carrey as a divorced businessman who inherits six penguins; soon after turning his apartment into a polar playground, he comes to learn a thing or two about responsibility and family. The pundits say Carrey gives it his all, and the birds are cute, but Mr. Popper's Penguins is mostly a formulaic family comedy with some so-so slapstick and an overdone message.

Also opening this week in limited release:

  • Buck, a documentary portrait of real-life horse whisperer Buck Brannaman, is a 90 percent.
  • My Afternoons with Marguerite, starring Gérard Depardieu in a drama about a friendship between a simple man and a frail old lady, is at 85 percent.
  • R, a drama about a man serving time in Denmark's toughest prison, is at 80 percent.
  • Page One: Inside the New York Times, a doc about a year in the life of the nation's paper of record, is at 78 percent.
  • Jig, a doc that follows many of the participants in the Irish Dancing World Championships, is at 65 percent.
  • Angel of Evil, a biopic of one of Italy's most notorious criminals, is at 61 percent.
  • Kidnapped, a drama about a family held captive by a trio of robbers, is at 36 percent.
  • The Art of Getting By, starring Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts as a pair of troubled teens who find common ground, is at 20 percent.

Comments

I hAtE bAd MoViEs

Brad Cunningham

I had a feeling Green Lantern would get these kind of reviews just based on the trailer. The source material was promising, so this was a shame

Jun 16 - 04:21 PM

Matthew T.

Matthew Thomas

And que Green Lantern reboot in T-minus 5 years, it'll be titled 'The Green Lantern' and it'll be directed by Zack Snyder. Well maybe that last part isn't too likely.

I'll still check it since I have nothing better to do tomorrow night.

A better title for this article would've been "Its not easy being Green".

Jun 16 - 04:56 PM

ProducerPaul

Paul Barrett

I think they were making a play on words based on that very concept.

Jun 16 - 09:18 PM

Matthew T.

Matthew Thomas

I know, they just would've been better off going with the actual phrase.

Jun 16 - 09:23 PM

The NewHampshire Database

Kirk McCarty

@ Matthew T.: Except that they had to use the full title of the movie. Just get over it.

Jun 16 - 10:03 PM

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Rebecca Clark

*Sniff*

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Jun 19 - 06:39 PM

Asif khan

Asif Khan

i knew about Green Lantern ..... from the very first look i knew it will get rotten reviews but 20% is too low !!!!!

Jun 16 - 04:22 PM

Odd E.

Odd Even

well they did throw an xtra 9 million at the movie after the movie was supposed to be DONE! It SEEMS that whenever a studio has to go back and fix stuff on a movie. That movie sux. Still gonna catch this on netflix.

Jun 16 - 05:21 PM

Luvagoo

Tallulah Robinson

Really?? People must've hated the test screenings or something =/ And that is a bad sign...

Jun 17 - 10:48 PM

Odd E.

Odd Even

The response to the horrible trailer made them throw more money to fix the CGI.

Jun 19 - 12:03 PM

The Dude

Gene Arnold

I'll probably still check out Green Lantern. It could go either way honestly. It's still probably better than the last DC comicbook film, Jonah Hex. I plan on seeing Super 8 tonight!

Jun 16 - 04:23 PM

HappyBudda

Phillip Benavides

I gotta see Super 8. Waiting to go back to College Station where movies are $3.50 as compared to movies in Dallas... 10.50.

Jun 16 - 04:26 PM

The Dude

Gene Arnold

Nice! My town has matinee's shows during Monday-Thursday, for $4.50. I saw Super 8, and I really, really liked it. I defiantly recommend seeing it at all cost

Jun 16 - 08:25 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

lol, what's so "defiant" about recommending a great film? :)

Jun 16 - 09:38 PM

doomzdavo

Doomz Davo

Super 8 fucking sucked dudes.

Jun 16 - 10:51 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

No, it didn't. It was awesome. If you enjoy late 70s/early to mid 80s Spielberg then you will love this film.

Jun 16 - 11:05 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

and really who doesn't?

Jun 17 - 06:21 AM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Super 8 was pretty good. Not a classic or anything, but better than anything else so far this year.

Jun 17 - 02:12 PM

Chris H.

Chris Howson-Jan

I liked Super 8, but definitely preferred X-Men: First Class to it.

Jun 17 - 09:20 PM

Chris H.

Chris Howson-Jan

I liked Super 8, but definitely preferred X-Men: First Class to it.

Jun 17 - 09:20 PM

The Dude

Gene Arnold

So the verdict is in, Super 8 was good man. No classic, but it's one of the summer's best films yet. Behind X-Men: First Class of course!

Jun 18 - 01:12 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Id say the first part of the movie is a classic, but the ending lacks the Spielbergian magic to make it complete.

Jun 18 - 01:23 PM

J. Pack

Jeremy Pack

I thought Super 8 sucked too

Jun 17 - 06:45 PM

ap sirius

karl anderson

Super 8 is mindlessy entertaining but nowhere close to anything Spielberg did, as they are selling it to be....diappointing to say thre least...maybe if I was 10 I might think this amazing...

Jun 18 - 05:42 AM

Matanuki

Matanuki .

"Nowhere near anything Spielberg did".. I hate comments like that. Because they're likely to not even be remotely true. Spielberg's work with Bay alone has been enough to prove he is far from the second coming of Christ. And yes, a lot of things he has done or been involved in has sucked. ..Well, okay, not a lot. But you get the picture.

Jun 19 - 12:22 PM

Rebeccachu Elizabeth C.

Rebecca Clark

You mad?

Jun 25 - 12:38 PM

Rebeccachu Elizabeth C.

Rebecca Clark

Wow...Just wow! At least Hal Jordan knocked Hex out of the Park XD

Jun 25 - 12:39 PM

HappyBudda

Phillip Benavides

I gotta see Super 8. Waiting to go back to College Station where movies are $3.50 as compared to movies in Dallas... 10.50.

Jun 16 - 04:26 PM

The Dude

Gene Arnold

Nice! My town has matinee's shows during Monday-Thursday, for $4.50. I saw Super 8, and I really, really liked it. I defiantly recommend seeing it at all cost

Jun 16 - 08:25 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

lol, what's so "defiant" about recommending a great film? :)

Jun 16 - 09:38 PM

doomzdavo

Doomz Davo

Super 8 fucking sucked dudes.

Jun 16 - 10:51 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

No, it didn't. It was awesome. If you enjoy late 70s/early to mid 80s Spielberg then you will love this film.

Jun 16 - 11:05 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

and really who doesn't?

Jun 17 - 06:21 AM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Super 8 was pretty good. Not a classic or anything, but better than anything else so far this year.

Jun 17 - 02:12 PM

Chris H.

Chris Howson-Jan

I liked Super 8, but definitely preferred X-Men: First Class to it.

Jun 17 - 09:20 PM

Chris H.

Chris Howson-Jan

I liked Super 8, but definitely preferred X-Men: First Class to it.

Jun 17 - 09:20 PM

The Dude

Gene Arnold

So the verdict is in, Super 8 was good man. No classic, but it's one of the summer's best films yet. Behind X-Men: First Class of course!

Jun 18 - 01:12 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Id say the first part of the movie is a classic, but the ending lacks the Spielbergian magic to make it complete.

Jun 18 - 01:23 PM

James B.

James Bend

I love Green Lantern I had a good time watching Ryan in that tight suit. Nice butt

Jun 16 - 04:30 PM

Andrew M.

Andrew McGregor

His butt is CGI'd lol

Jun 16 - 05:50 PM

CorwinZ

Corwin Zelazney

Don't care, I agree with James B. CGI or not that is one fine butt. The rest of him is pretty sweet too. :P

Jun 17 - 01:12 AM

Terry F.

Terry Ffoulkes

Thanks for your inciteful comments on the values of the movie, you are just what this site needs more of....morons

Jun 17 - 04:58 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Come now, you know if the conversation were about Carla Gugino's bodacious knockers you wouldn't be half so offended. Speaking of which, how about those things?

Jun 17 - 06:24 AM

algreen99

AL Green

As much as I love Carla, its Kat Jennings and Christina Hendricks tied for the knockers win. I know what you mean though.

Jun 17 - 09:05 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Ahhhh, you're a size man and I can respect that, but I appreciate firmness as well. You can still bounce quarters off Carla's. Christina and Kat are awesome, don't get me wrong though. Now let's see how long we can keep this going before we're called sexist pigs and kicked out of here.

Jun 17 - 11:05 AM

algreen99

AL Green

Dont play poker with Jennifer Tilly, you will lose and you know why.

Jun 17 - 02:19 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Dude I would give my life savings for one night with Christina Hendrick's funbags. (Granted it's not that much money lol).

Jun 17 - 02:25 PM

algreen99

AL Green

Jennifer Connelly use to be very Boobalicious before she lost a ton of weight. I think she looked better with the weight on in the early 90s but Hollywood is Hollywood. See Career Opportunities & The Rocketeer for her boobaliciousness.

Jun 17 - 03:35 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Indeed, I watched Embrace of the Vampire the other day and I swear I heard angels sing when Alyssa Milano took her top off, but Career Opportunities JenniferConnelly ruined me for mechanical horses. Also, I absolutely fell in love with Christina Hendricks from her guest spots on Firefly. If there was one woman who could lure me away from Morena Baccarin it'd probably be her. Which leads us into Firefly era Morena Baccarin. God bless whoever thought to bring corsets into space.

Jun 17 - 07:13 PM

Logan L.

Logan Locke

Wow. Maybe RT should open a forum for these kinds of debates, eh? :)

Jun 19 - 07:55 AM

Matanuki

Matanuki .

YIKES!

Jun 19 - 12:17 PM

Eric M.

Eric McInnis

Mr. Popper's Penguin's score is better than Green Lantern's???? The apocalypse has begun.

Jun 16 - 04:31 PM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

Yeah...cause Green Lantern looked SO promising that it's impossible that a movie with non CGI penguins is less awful.

Jun 16 - 06:28 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Pfft the majority of those penguins are CGI idiot.

Jun 16 - 08:10 PM

Superzone

Link O'Fett

Wow, was calling him an idiot really necessary?

Jun 16 - 09:11 PM

The NewHampshire Database

Kirk McCarty

@ Superzone: Get the hell over it. Why does it concern you?

Jun 16 - 10:04 PM

Sean A.

Sean Altly

@ The NewHampshire Database: Going with that logic, why does any of it concern you? If you have a right to tell him to get over it, he has a right to ask if it's necessary. Funny how that works, since this is the internet and all.

Jun 16 - 10:23 PM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

Really? I thought it said somewhere the penguins were real. My bad I guess, I did earn the idiot on that one lol

Jun 17 - 12:19 AM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Well I'm sure some scenes might have been real, but have you ever heard of trained penguins lol? Sorry for the idiot part I was having a bad day when I posted that.

Jun 17 - 06:24 AM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

I saw trained Penguins at Seaworld...but these are probably CGI for a lot of the movie.

Jun 17 - 07:35 AM

rle4lunch

Chad W

*Random Inflammatory Comment*

Jun 17 - 11:08 AM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

Np. Besides, penguins are cuter than weird ass looking aliens lol even cgi ones.

Jun 17 - 07:58 AM

Eric M.

Eric McInnis

that is true!

Jun 18 - 12:06 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

BTW Eric, did you really think GL would be better than.. well ANYTHING, it was up against? A 2 hour video of me farting green smoke rings into Ryan Reynolds face would have gotten better reviews.

Jun 17 - 06:14 AM

Eric M.

Eric McInnis

Well, I thought it would be the next Dark Knight. Full of action and effects, yet an engaging story. That's why I was so excited to see it. And I hoped decent reviews.

Jun 17 - 06:38 AM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Damn you had some seriously high hopes for it then, that's asking alot. I'm no Nolan fanboy either, but TDK was a pretty good flick.

Jun 17 - 02:23 PM

Patrick

Patrick Wagner

Batman Begins was better than Dark Knight.

Jun 17 - 07:31 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

I liked that one too!

Jun 17 - 07:56 PM

Rebeccachu Elizabeth C.

Rebecca Clark

NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *Slams fist on a pillow* FUCK THE CRITICS FOR TROLLING HAL JORDAN AND NOT MR. POPPER AND HIS PENGUINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 25 - 12:38 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

After checking out some of the full reviews, there are some RT inconsistences that they might/should fix before tomorrow. They have Ebert and Zacherek as rotten, but her review is 60% and his 62.5% - so since anything over 60% is fresh on this site, shouldn't THEY be fresh reviews??

Jun 16 - 04:32 PM

Linda B.

Linda Burke

You'd think, Noah, but I'm pretty sure the critic decides whether or not the review appears as fresh or rotten on this site. Ebert gave the movie a 2.5/4. With very, very, very few exceptions, any review of his that ranks lower than 3/4 he labels rotten. So there really is no rule of thumb. It's up to the critic's discretion.

Jun 16 - 04:54 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

THANKS!!! You learn something new every day. I didn't know that the critic was the one who designates rotten/fresh.

While I now feel stupid for my initial post, I'm glad I did it so I could better understand the system.

Thanks again, Linda B!

Jun 16 - 05:11 PM

Linda B.

Linda Burke

No problem, Noah :)

Jun 16 - 05:26 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

It actually seems to be up to RT's discretion whether a film is reviewed fresh or rotten. I've seen some quotes that sounded like praise in the negative and vice-versa. In any case, both of these were rotten without watching. I pity the true film critic, for he must get more depressed with every week. Super 8 is the only film YET this year worth seeing in theaters, if even at all. This years stink is fast approaching the odormeter of 2010.

Jun 16 - 08:17 PM

Linda B.

Linda Burke

I don't know. I could have sworn it was up to the critic. Is there anyone that can settle this for us?

Jun 16 - 09:15 PM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

There's been a few times when I have seen a rotten turned into a fresh after the critic comes and tells them to correct it.
Might be up to RT to decide and the critic to come see if they got it right

Jun 17 - 12:29 AM

CFM

'schak Attack

I once read on one of these threads that the critic does in fact designate the Fresh/Rotten flag for their review. I believe Jeff from RT posted this at some point over the years.

Jun 17 - 05:54 AM

Linda B.

Linda Burke

Okay then, thanks Manuel and CFM.

Jun 17 - 06:06 AM

rle4lunch

Chad W

I rememeber reading something on this a long time ago as well. Usually RT just translates the star score (1 out of 4 stars) into a percentage, then averages it in with the rest of the cumulative reviews. I've also seen them change a review from Rotten to Fresh or vice versa.. Who knows what science lurks behind the tomatometer in reality... lol

Jun 17 - 11:27 AM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

If they came up with the percentage, then those 2 I referred to would be fresh

Jun 17 - 12:47 PM

Rebeccachu Elizabeth C.

Rebecca Clark

I agree on your comment!!

Jul 23 - 03:02 PM

sunsaz

Chris Moore

Well that's gonna throw a wrench in WB/DC's master plans for a Justice League movie. Looks like they don't know how to make anything but Superman and Batman movies, and they drop the ball on those every now and then.

Jun 16 - 04:39 PM

NTROST

Anthony W.

WB/DC should maybe have Christopher Nolan/David Goyer/Emma Thomas/Jonathan Nolan involved with all their superhero films. They put Batman on the map without question & Superman looks like it maybe heading the right direction. It wouldn't surprise me if this film fails that Warner Bros. reboots Green Lantern within a few years since a Batman reboot is already in the works with Nolan as producer of that new franchise after his franchise is done.

Jun 16 - 04:49 PM

Matthew T.

Matthew Thomas

You're assuming Nolan actually wants to do all those films. WB can only throw so much money at the guy.

Jun 16 - 05:24 PM

Murdoch

Murdoch +

I really do think Batman & Nolan was a match made in heaven . . . . . the guy just does mystery and suspense really well, and that's what any good crime / detective story needs . . . . Besides, other than Bats & Supes, everyone needs to be introduced via a Justice League movie and THEN break off into individuals . . . . . Which is why in making the JLU series, Bruce Timm used Bats & Supes to draw people in and then set the stage for WW, GL, Hawkgril & Martian Manhunter . . . . characters who may not have had a snowball's chance in hell making it as animated series on their own.

Jun 16 - 07:14 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

I think people are seriously overrated Marvel's movies. They got Spiderman 1, Ironman 1 right, and the Hulk with Edward Norton was decent. And that's about it. The others were all very too hyped, some bordering on pure bad.

Jun 16 - 08:22 PM

James T.

James Tallman

Spiderman 2 was a great movie. Scored higher than the first.

Jun 16 - 09:03 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Meh I liked Spidey 1 better, 2 was just 'OK', 3 sucked.

Jun 17 - 02:18 PM

manwithoutfear19

Daniel Raimondi

marvel's best was iron man movies and spidey 2

Jun 16 - 09:29 PM

ballermat982

ballermat 982

U didn't like xmen, x2, first class, or Thor?

Jun 16 - 11:11 PM

Clint D.

Clint Davis

Seriously, where is the love for the X-Men here? No other Marvel franchise has gotten fresh installments or gotten things so right. First Class is the best superhero movie in the past few years easily

Jun 17 - 06:26 AM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Haven't seen First Class yet, but plan to. Still, I can't rate it because I haven't seen it. Did see Thor, and it wasn't really bad - but it wasn't very good either.

Jun 17 - 07:58 PM

Kurt K.

Kurt Keefner

What about Blade?

Jun 18 - 08:34 PM

Rebeccachu Elizabeth C.

Rebecca Clark

Apparently, this is a time to play a sad lament for the other DC Superheroes...

Jul 23 - 02:29 PM

NTROST

Anthony W.

WB/DC should maybe have Christopher Nolan/David Goyer/Emma Thomas/Jonathan Nolan involved with all their superhero films. They put Batman on the map without question & Superman looks like it maybe heading the right direction. It wouldn't surprise me if this film fails that Warner Bros. reboots Green Lantern within a few years since a Batman reboot is already in the works with Nolan as producer of that new franchise after his franchise is done.

Jun 16 - 04:49 PM

Matthew T.

Matthew Thomas

You're assuming Nolan actually wants to do all those films. WB can only throw so much money at the guy.

Jun 16 - 05:24 PM

Murdoch

Murdoch +

I really do think Batman & Nolan was a match made in heaven . . . . . the guy just does mystery and suspense really well, and that's what any good crime / detective story needs . . . . Besides, other than Bats & Supes, everyone needs to be introduced via a Justice League movie and THEN break off into individuals . . . . . Which is why in making the JLU series, Bruce Timm used Bats & Supes to draw people in and then set the stage for WW, GL, Hawkgril & Martian Manhunter . . . . characters who may not have had a snowball's chance in hell making it as animated series on their own.

Jun 16 - 07:14 PM

Frisby2007

Frisby 2007

I'm still gonna go watch it. I have a thing for special effects like those, & Ryan Reynolds rocks. And hey, at least it stays fictional like it should be (not none of that realistic bullshit).

Jun 16 - 04:49 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

Reynolds is horrible and probably the reason this film will tank, even more than it being a shitty movie.

Jun 16 - 08:09 PM

The NewHampshire Database

Kirk McCarty

He's definitely not the greatest actor ever, but he has his moments. Thought Buried was really good as well.

Jun 16 - 10:07 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

I'm not sure it's his acting so much as his persona that bothers me. He comes off as a cocky douchebag. Of course, I too am a cocky douchebag so perhaps that's why I don't like him.

Jun 17 - 02:17 PM

ap sirius

karl anderson

I agree...if they really thought this film had a good script and had half a chance they wouldnt have hired Ryan ... AS soon as I heard Ryan was doing Lantern I knew this would suck....the dude needs to rethink his choices and stick with chick flicks and comedies

Jun 18 - 05:50 AM

Aidan C.

Aidan Champeau

Is there any children's classic Jim Carrey hasn't ruined? I mean, he's a good actor, but, Lemony Snicket, Dr. Seuss, Charles Dickens. . .now Richard Atwater? Isn't everything else enough???

Jun 16 - 04:52 PM

Linda B.

Linda Burke

You'd think, Noah, but I'm pretty sure the critic decides whether or not the review appears as fresh or rotten on this site. Ebert gave the movie a 2.5/4. With very, very, very few exceptions, any review of his that ranks lower than 3/4 he labels rotten. So there really is no rule of thumb. It's up to the critic's discretion.

Jun 16 - 04:54 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

THANKS!!! You learn something new every day. I didn't know that the critic was the one who designates rotten/fresh.

While I now feel stupid for my initial post, I'm glad I did it so I could better understand the system.

Thanks again, Linda B!

Jun 16 - 05:11 PM

Linda B.

Linda Burke

No problem, Noah :)

Jun 16 - 05:26 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

It actually seems to be up to RT's discretion whether a film is reviewed fresh or rotten. I've seen some quotes that sounded like praise in the negative and vice-versa. In any case, both of these were rotten without watching. I pity the true film critic, for he must get more depressed with every week. Super 8 is the only film YET this year worth seeing in theaters, if even at all. This years stink is fast approaching the odormeter of 2010.

Jun 16 - 08:17 PM

Linda B.

Linda Burke

I don't know. I could have sworn it was up to the critic. Is there anyone that can settle this for us?

Jun 16 - 09:15 PM

Manuel G.

Manuel Granados

There's been a few times when I have seen a rotten turned into a fresh after the critic comes and tells them to correct it.
Might be up to RT to decide and the critic to come see if they got it right

Jun 17 - 12:29 AM

CFM

'schak Attack

I once read on one of these threads that the critic does in fact designate the Fresh/Rotten flag for their review. I believe Jeff from RT posted this at some point over the years.

Jun 17 - 05:54 AM

Linda B.

Linda Burke

Okay then, thanks Manuel and CFM.

Jun 17 - 06:06 AM

rle4lunch

Chad W

I rememeber reading something on this a long time ago as well. Usually RT just translates the star score (1 out of 4 stars) into a percentage, then averages it in with the rest of the cumulative reviews. I've also seen them change a review from Rotten to Fresh or vice versa.. Who knows what science lurks behind the tomatometer in reality... lol

Jun 17 - 11:27 AM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

If they came up with the percentage, then those 2 I referred to would be fresh

Jun 17 - 12:47 PM

Kadeem S.

Kadeem Stewart

Although Green Lantern will be in theatres but they still need to make more bucks than Thor or X-Men First Class. Too bad I'm not going to see it in 3-D. I guess I'll see a Jim Carrey movie fun for the whole family.

Jun 16 - 04:55 PM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

Bad weekend for movies.

20% for GL...looks like they should scrap their sequel plans and get working on a reboot.

And penguins are so 2005.

Also no interest in yet another home invasion movie (hello, Strangers and Funny Games!) or the troubled teens.

Jun 16 - 04:56 PM

Noah James

Noah Kinsey

"And penguins are so 2005." That almost made me do a spittake. Thank you for the laugh!

Jun 16 - 05:12 PM

Rebeccachu Elizabeth C.

Rebecca Clark

Hal Jordan was a victim of TROLLING!! The critics didn't love him! They instead TROLLED HIM! STOP TROLLING THE GREATEST OF ALL GREEN LANTERNS!!! ALSO KNOWN AS THE FIRST HUMAN GREEN LANTERN!!!!! GRAAAAAAAAAAAUGH!!!!!

Jul 23 - 02:31 PM

Matthew T.

Matthew Thomas

And que Green Lantern reboot in T-minus 5 years, it'll be titled 'The Green Lantern' and it'll be directed by Zack Snyder. Well maybe that last part isn't too likely.

I'll still check it since I have nothing better to do tomorrow night.

A better title for this article would've been "Its not easy being Green".

Jun 16 - 04:56 PM

ProducerPaul

Paul Barrett

I think they were making a play on words based on that very concept.

Jun 16 - 09:18 PM

Matthew T.

Matthew Thomas

I know, they just would've been better off going with the actual phrase.

Jun 16 - 09:23 PM

The NewHampshire Database

Kirk McCarty

@ Matthew T.: Except that they had to use the full title of the movie. Just get over it.

Jun 16 - 10:03 PM

Rebeccachu Elizabeth C.

Rebecca Clark

*Sniff*

Jun 25 - 12:37 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Well, that is to be expected, really, the trailers made it look awful. Too much CGI, it's seriously everywhere, and as I said in one of the review comments - it looks like a video game, something that I would much rather play than watch. R looks great, I really wanna see it, that and the NYT doc.

Jun 16 - 05:03 PM

Irukandji

Chris Skoufis

Which is why I'll go see Mr.Poppers Penguins......yeah,you read that! :P

Jun 16 - 06:50 PM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

Well, I mean, it IS Jim Carrey, so I can't really fault you for that one XD

Jun 16 - 07:25 PM

Irukandji

Chris Skoufis

But....but they are so cute when they somehow manage to surf and dance! :P

Jun 17 - 02:32 PM

Linda B.

Linda Burke

At least penguins are cute. Even CGI ones...

Jun 17 - 07:02 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

A penguin once bit me. Nothing cute about those damn birds.

Jun 17 - 01:18 PM

Luvagoo

Tallulah Robinson

I've been told my patronus would be a penguin XD

Jun 17 - 10:54 PM

Linda B.

Linda Burke

Poor Watcher :( I'd like to hear the story behind that, unless your only joking. Luvagoo=super lucky.

Jun 18 - 04:16 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

I should've known. I hope the same thing doesn't happen to other movies like Captain America, cause this looks like a really bad omen for summer blockbusters.

Jun 16 - 05:04 PM

Dave J

Dave J

You know whenever a film gets a bad rating shouldn't discourage anyone to still checking it out! I mean, if you feel like seeing a GL film then by no means, it shouldn't matter how low the rating really is, if you can spare the money or the time to see it!

Jun 17 - 02:00 PM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

I dont want to waste my money on a movie if it's the equivalent of dangling keys in front of a baby. The whole purpose of the rating is to help you to better judge whether or not you want to see the movie now that you've seen what critics have to say about it. The movie will have some entertaining action scenes and good special effects, but that's not enough for me, and certainly not for some others. You can see it if you want but I'm staying away.

Jun 17 - 02:40 PM

Valmordas

Val Mordas

I really don't see Captain America's rating being that low, but you never can tell. Trailer looks good in any case.

Jun 17 - 02:20 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Right plus, if Green Lantern is a bad omen then XMen, Thor and Super 8 should outway it as good omens.

Jun 17 - 07:19 PM

Premo Beat

John Noto

The trailers for Green Lantern have always looked ridiculous and stupid. Captain America looks fun.

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