Green Lantern Reviews

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October 7, 2011
How many more of these superheroes can we take?
August 11, 2011
The green aesthetic misfires: the whole film looks as if it's been inspired by a particular shade of washing-up liquid, or the glowing screens of ancient computers.
August 10, 2011
A certain tone is needed to carry off the script's manifold absurdities. It has to be tongue-in-cheek rather than foot-in-mouth and Reynolds' success rate is intermittent at best.
June 20, 2011
He's an ambiguously...heroic hero.
June 20, 2011
Apart from having no particular reason to exist onscreen, especially at these prices, it's not half bad.
June 17, 2011
The result makes the movie seem assembled from bits and pieces of other superhero yarns rather than existing on a plane of its own.
June 17, 2011
The superhero genre is the home-court of the underdog, of skinny Peter Parkers and mutant outcasts, of heroes born from pain or ingenuity. In Green Lantern, the rich get richer.
June 17, 2011
Even by the standards of the current run of mediocre comic-book movies, this one stands out for its egregious shoddiness.
June 17, 2011
As a disjointed rumble in the cosmos, it's both too much and too little, and too dorky looking. In this case, Green means stop.
June 17, 2011
At least the filmmakers acknowledge that Reynolds in green tights and mask still looks like his non-Green Lantern alter ego, cocky test pilot Hal Jordan. There's none of this Clark Kent/Superman silliness.
June 17, 2011
It's almost as if no one cared to try hard enough to tell a coherent and engaging story.
June 17, 2011
[The] movie groans with the strain of explaining who Green Lantern is, while also trying to sell the movie as a big, eye-popping summer entertainment. What gets sacrificed on the altar of this new franchise launch is any real sense of fun.
June 17, 2011
Neither amusing nor exciting enough to ensure a long-running franchise.
June 17, 2011
I liked it much more than, say, Thor, precisely because it's so openly childish. That approach seems right for the material. Twelve-year-olds are fabulously well-served by the movies nowadays.
June 17, 2011
A relentlessly silly superhero flick with eyeball-rolling dialogue - set in vast, familiar-looking digital realms that look like rejected models from the second "Star Wars" trilogy.
June 16, 2011
Lantern rarely taps the charm Reynolds has shown in previous films. Consequently, it's hard to imagine why the nebulous Corps chose a cypher such as Hal as its savior.
June 16, 2011
The result is a deadly disappointment, despite Ryan Reynolds's cocky, muscle-flexing charisma.
June 16, 2011
Half-campy, half-compelling.
June 16, 2011
Green Lantern opens with the words "Billions of years ago..." Take that as a sign of just how much time this ostensible action movie spends explaining itself.
June 16, 2011
"Green Lantern" is purely a popcorn movie for 12-year-olds, who won't be disappointed.
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