Green Lantern (2011)

Green Lantern (3 Out of 5 Graves)

Ryan Renolds plays the lead role in the new Green Lantern movie, playing the part of the wild and talented test pilot Hal Jordan.  When a cosmic evil is unlocked Hal is chosen by the ring to take up the ring, and the action just keeps rolling.

It was well worth the trip to the theatre with a decent plot and great visuals. So why did it score as a good but not awesome movie?

I’d have to say it was because of Ryan Renolds. He is such a strong lead that I think they fell back on that to carry them over a few minor but very fixable issues. Before Hal gets offered the ring, Abin Sur gets wounded then dies from an attack from Parralax.

Abin Sur was the original lantern who imprisoned Parralax, and yet he gets taken down within sixty seconds. It seemed a bit too fast. I would have expected Abin Sur to put up more of a fight.  I guess we were supposed to be distracted by Ryan Renolds abs and not think about it.

Which would have to go for the infected scientist as well. He’s infected with alien life and there isn’t a bio-hazard suite in sight? I know its nit picking, but it just took away from the movie.

All things being said, I wasn’t angry I spent money to see it in a theatre, which is a good thing, but it didn’t live up to the hype either.