Green Lantern (2011)

Our review of the WB’s latest failure to create a shared superhero universe. Emphasis on the “failure.”


2 responses to “Green Lantern (2011)”

  1. Filip Önell Avatar
    Filip Önell

    That’s James Newton Howard’s score from the movie playing in the background? Sounds like a rip off of Starship Troopers.

    So many problems with the movie. The most obvious problem is that there are too many villains. Krona, who actually appears in the movie somewhere, should have been the villain. He is a highly important character in the comics.

    1. David DeMoss Avatar
      David DeMoss

      Actually, I didn’t have Howard’s score on hand, so I stapled together various bits of Robert Kral’s music from First Flight to try and give the piece some semblance of unity. But your point still stands.

      And thank you for proving my point for me. Not only does Villain Squeezing hamstring your superhero movie’s ability to tell a coherent story…it makes the half-told tales you do manage to film nearly incomprehensible. In the film, you know that Guardian who falls from grace and winds up playing host to Parallax? Yeah. That was supposed to be Krona. But (again, unlike First Flight) the movie was too embarrassed by itself to actually name the Guardians, or explore their history. An Opening Monologue’s apparently good enough for the likes of us.

      For those outside The Know, imagine a Superman movie where it turns out Lex Luthor wasn’t really evil, just possessed by an evil space cloud everyone calls “Darkseid” for no real reason…besides Fanservice. I hear they’ve actually made such a thing already, called Smallville.

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