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Issue: Winter 2011

Green Lantern (2011) movie review

A Glimmer of a Hero


Test pilot and dog-fighter-extraordinaire Hal Jordan is chosen to join an interstellar league of crime fighters who draw their power from the will of all the peoples of the universe.

Golly, when I saw that green shimmer of animation propel human Hal Jordan across the far reaches of space I must admit my jaw dropped. Could the premise really be that silly? Yep. The only thing sillier was the if-you-excuse-the-expression storyline.

Oh my ears and whiskers, there I was sitting there, wondering whether I was due for a dental appointment soon, or was it time to rotate the car tires? There were a few moments of genuine humour when the hero's friends discovered his secret identity but otherwise this is a budget looking for a good film to spend itself on.

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One of us... becomes one of them.

Strictly for the completists who want to see all the superhero films.

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by Ali Kayn
Australian release 2011
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Title: Green Lantern (2011)
Written by: Greg Berlanti (screenplay) & Michael Green (screenplay) & Marc Guggenheim (screenplay) and Michael Goldenberg (screenplay) Greg Berlanti (screen story) & Michael Green (screen story) & Marc Guggenheim (screen story)
Directed by: Martin Campbell
Running time: 114 mins
Rating: M

The Players: Ryan Reynolds, Melanie Hebert, Blake Lively, Tim Robbins, Jay O. Sanders, Angela Bassett

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