Plot summary (from the studio): 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).
Warning: Spoilers below!
- Ryan Reynolds is rather easy on the eyes, isn’t he? Too bad his face and body were the only good things about this movie.
- Look, I know comic books have their own rabid fans who are thoroughly familiar with each hero’s backstory, but I feel if these studios are going to market a film to the masses, they should at least make the plot somewhat understandable. I couldn’t follow this one at all. Yeah, I got that Hal Jordan was supposed to save the universe from Parallax and all that, but… what??? I mean, even that part doesn’t make much sense. Sigh.
- The special effects might have been more impressive if I’d known what the hell was going on. As it was, all the flashing lights and loud noises were just annoying.
- I fell asleep a couple of times while watching this, and even so I didn’t feel compelled to rewind and catch up on what I had missed. What would have been the point?
I readily admit that I am not part of the target audience for this movie. I wasn’t expecting to like it, and just agreed to watch to make my husband happy. Even so, I feel Green Lantern was just a huge waste of time. It wasn’t funny, it wasn’t engaging, it wasn’t thrilling or exciting… It was just a long, drawn-out mess that took forever to end. I give it 1 star out of 5.