First look at Green Lantern

Courtesy of buddy John, some footage from the upcoming “Green Lantern” movie. What do you think?

17 Responses to First look at Green Lantern

  1. I give it cautious approval; somehow I didn’t see Ryan Reynolds as GL, but he IS a good actor. Although I’m never going to picture him as anything except Wade Wilson…

  2. I’m okay with it. I’m not bouncing in my seat, but it looks like it will be alright from what I can see. Kilowog doesn’t look as cuddly as in the comics though. LOL

  3. ryan…bloody…reynolds.

    why…

  4. Green Lantern is a poor choice for a funny superhero movie. With all the grim stuff that’s gone down with him, it should be grittier and more serious in tone.

  5. I’ll be the first to say that I wasn’t overly happy with Ryan Reynolds when his name was announced, but I gotta say… That footage ROCKS!

    I’d be very interested to see what YOU think Jeff….

  6. I agree with Timespike. Hal Jordan is a serious, even deadly(!), character. Have to wait and see. As a GL fan, I’m approaching this with unreal expectations, ready to nitpick down to any lint on GL’s costume.

    Honestly, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen Ryan Reynolds in anything. Either he’s that forgettable or I don’t watch that many tv shows or movies. I’m not going to judge based on this 32 second teaser.

  7. He was Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity, and Wade Wilson/Deadpool in Wolverine. Van Wilder in Van Wilder. The sexual harassment victim–er, that is, love interest in The Proposal. Uh, let’s see, he was in Smokin’ Aces, and in the Amityville remake from about five years ago. That’s all I remember. If you’ve seen any of those and don’t remember him, I’m guessing you find him forgettable….

  8. looks cool but the suit is a little much with all the cgi
    besides the point who thinks all vampires should be human like at day and bat like at night?
    like man bat from bat man?
    http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/Man-Bat

  9. I am not super excited about the movie, to be honest, but that’s partly because I pretty much dread EVERY super-hero movie. There are so many that flat out suck, and since I love the comics, seeing them done so poorly just breaks my heart.

    I’ll say the production values on this look good. I like Kilowog a lot, that probably got me more excited than anything else in the trailer. I’m not sold on Reynolds after seeing this; he just has so much of the smirky wise-ass, and I don’t see that in Jordan at all. As a test pilot I thought he fell much more into the “Ice Man” category than “Maverick”.

    Having said that, I also thought Michael Keaton as the original Batman and Toby Maguire as Spider-Man were going to be terrible, and they turned out to be great. So hopefully the same will be true here.

    I didn’t like the “glowing fist” effect in the clip either. I dunno, it looked … wimpy.

    Overall I give the trailer a “meh”.

    I mean, I’ll still go see it, but so far this hasn’t assuaged my doubts all that much beyond affirming that it’s not going to be “Fantastic Four” level of crap.

    I’m much more pumped about “Thor” at this point, to be honest. THOSE trailers have geeked me up a ton, and taken me from initial intense skepticism to outright enthusiasm.

  10. @X-stacy: Thanks. Yes, Ryan Reynolds truly is forgettable. Think I’ll buy “First Flight” and call it good.

  11. I like Ryan so i’ll give it a go. And what are you guys talking about? Green lantern was a tad bit of jokester in his early years! What do you mean? I think his part as wade was hilarious, I almost forgot he was in Blade! Thanks Stacy.
    :p

  12. Of a jokester…Stupid keybord!

  13. I’m only really familiar with the Hal Jordan who has a stick hidden out of the sunlight. But wasn’t he originally based on guys like Chuck Yeager? Guys who were not only fearless, but just so damn happy to be pushing the limits? I’d rather see a movie about that guy. So smirking is okay with me.

  14. @X-stacy: Yes he was…. Way back then, GL used to be almost as chatty as Spider-Man. Just a happy, go-lucky kinda fella that thought the ring was the most amazing thing ever. Imagine flying without a plane for a fighter/test pilot? You bet he was stoked… The guy with the hidden stick came after a few things happened, like his good old friend Barry Allen dieing or his home city being completely wiped off the face of the earth with everyone in it…

  15. William A. Peterson

    Yes, Silver Age GL was different from current GL, et cetera…
    But, he was nothing like this!
    This one has me thinking of the Green Hornet trailer I saw when Brit picks up the gas gun for the very first time, asks what it is, and then shoots himself with it!
    First thing you do with EVERY gun, right?
    Obviously (in both cases), someone heard he was doing a movie based on a Comic Book, and told everyone on the set, “Remember, guys, this one is for Comic Book fans, make sure it’s geared to eight-year olds!”
    Ugh!

  16. William are you feeling well? Your post made NO sense.
    And I cannot ignore how non secwador it was. WHAT? WHAT?!
    Eight year olds? When has ANY of these “comic-book to movie” adaptions EVER been like that? Also did you mean this movie? Yeah sex jokes are for eight year olds all right. Huh…?

  17. …”secwardor”?