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Green Lantern [2011] (1 disc)

Director:Martin Campbell
Writer:Greg Berlanti
Marc Guggenheim
Michael Goldenberg
Michael Green
Composer:James Newton Howard
Length:114 minutes
(1 hour 54 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Graphic Novel
Sorting Tub:Bravo
IMDB Rating:5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:26%
Amazon Rating:3.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: A test pilot is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.

Reaction: It keeps feeling like it should be more exciting than it is. Mostly it just comes across as rather bland. Not terrible. Just bland.

Personal Rating: 5/10

Martin Campbell => Director
Greg Berlanti => Writer
Marc Guggenheim => Writer
Michael Goldenberg => Writer
Michael Green => Writer
James Newton Howard => Composer
Angela Bassett => Doctor Waller
Blake Lively => Carol Ferris
Clancy Brown => Parallax  (voice)
Deke Anderson => Four Star General Caven
Dylan James => Jason Jordan
Gattlin Griffith => Young Hal
Geoffrey Rush => Tomar-Re  (voice)
Jay O. Sanders => Carl Ferris
Jeff Wolfe => Bob Banks
Jenna Craig => Young Carol
Jon Tenney => Martin Jordan
Leanne Cochran => Janice Jordan
Mark Strong => Sinestro
Michael Clarke Duncan => Kilowog  (voice)
Mike Doyle => Jack Jordan
Nick Jandl => Jim Jordan
Peter Sarsgaard => Hector Hammond
Ryan Reynolds => Hal Jordan / Green Lantern
Salome Jens => Female Guardian
Taika Waititi => Tom Kalmaku
Temuera Morrison => Abin Sur
Tim Robbins => Hammond
Warren Burton => First Guardian

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • In early 1997, Warner Bros. approached cult filmmaker/comic book writer Kevin Smith to script the film. Smith turned down the offer, believing there were other suitable candidates to make a Green Lantern movie.
  • The Green Lantern uniform is portrayed in computer-generated imagery; this was a creative move by the filmmakers, who wanted the uniform not to be a real cloth outfit but an energy construct generated by the Lantern power ring. Notably the comics originally started with Hal Jordan having an actual uniform, but later this was amended to the Green Lantern's uniform being a construct created by the rings.
  • Martin Campbell based the film's action on knife fights in a phone booth: "quick and fast and dirty and big grand sweeping movements."
  • Michael Clarke Duncan, who voices Kilowog, is a big fan of the character.
  • Hugo Weaving, Jackie Earle Haley and Geoffrey Rush were considered to for the role of Sinestro. Rush went on to voice the Green Lantern Tomar-Re.
  • Senator Hammond (played by Tim Robbins) is a character created specially for the movie; Hammond's parents are never mentioned in the comics.
  • This is editor Stuart Baird's third superhero film, having previously worked on Superman and Superman II (the [Zorro] films are debatable).
  • The comics differ over what caused Abin Sur's mortal crash-landing on Earth. The original story says his ship was rendered inoperative by yellow radiation that surrounded the Earth; later comics mention his ship was damaged from a battle with a Red Lantern. The film combines both versions (battle with a being of yellow radiation).
  • Peter Sarsgaard described Hector Hammond as an expression of what he keeps inside: "He's the kid that licked a battery, or went on the roof during a thunderstorm with a coat hanger." Skarsgaard had a prosthetic applied on his head to portray Hector Hammond in the initial stages of his mutation. For scenes where Hammond's head actually enlarges it was done in CGI. He loved his look as Hector Hammond so much he declared himself the "king of the prostheses!"
  • Kevin Kline was considered for the role of Senator Hammond.
  • Keri Russell, Eva Green, Jennifer Garner and Diane Kruger were all considered to play Carol Ferris.
  • [?] Quentin Tarantino was considered to direct this film. Zack Snyder was approached to direct the film, but he turned down the offer due to his commitment on Watchmen. He would later accept the offer to direct the [Superman] reboot Man of Steel.
  • Eddie Murphy was considered to play John Stewart.
  • Sam Worthington and Chris Pine were considered for the role of Hal Jordan. [?] Brian Austin Green, a fan of the Green Lantern, campaigned actively to get the role. Bradley Cooper, Justin Timberlake and Jared Leto also screen-tested for the role before finally, Ryan Reynolds was cast as Jordan.