The Eerie Digest has decided to see the Green Lantern movie on opening day, and report our findings to all our readers. The movie was not spectacular, but it was not a great disappointment either. This is from our own personal perspective and others may feel differently. We are not fans of the Green Lantern comics, as others would be, and their take on the film may offer a more accurate critique between the film and the comic book series.
The movie revolves around Hal Jordan (played by Ryan Reynolds), who is an ace test pilot for the Ferris Aircraft Corporation. Hal is a cocky risk taker who nearly destroys the company with his reckless attitude during a military test flight. The tragic incident that led to his own father’s death during another test flight haunts him, and the contract is only saved by Carol Ferris (played by Blake Lively).
A Green Lantern, named Abin Sur, while patrolling his assigned sector of the universe, is attacked and after crash landing on earth uses his special powers to seek another to take his place. Hal was chosen, and after reaching the home planet of the Green Lantern Corps, finds he must conquer his fears to become an equal amongst his new peers.
The movie’s computer graphics were amazing, and opened the viewer’s eyes to the world of Oa, home of the Green Lanterns. The monster Parallax, the villain in the picture, partially reminded you of The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy and her friends first saw him projected on a screen. The story was weak and predictable, as was the ending between the young couple played by Reynolds and Lively.
Our feeling is that this film is best suited for a matinee or a DVD rental. The children, or Green Lantern fans, may find the picture more gratifying, rather then to a serious movie-goer.