Are YOU going to actually see the movie? I know it's tantamount to heresy these days but I actually don't come to LGK for a clearing house of links that I could find my own...
I generally like the conversations fueled by the opinions of the people that come here.
I plan to, at some point. I may wait until it hits the discount theater in Brea, but we'll see.
Gotta see for myself.
Green Lantern Bombs: Questionable Marketing and Planning | Indignant Online
He's got a point.DC tapped Martin Campbell for Green Lantern. You would think this is a very promotable director, Campbell having revived James Bond and Zorro, but for all the trailers, I didn’t realize Martin Campbell was involved until shortly before the premiere. You’d think “from the director of Casino Royale” might be a tagline you’d want to push heavier. Hiring formula was followed, hype formula was not… Green Lantern had Tim Robbins and Angela Bassett in supporting roles. Of course, you didn’t know this until you saw the film. They certainly weren’t advertised and their roles were lesser than Bridges or Hopkins. Even romantic lead Blake Lively, who has some name recognition was de-emphasized in the trailers.
I saw a matinee yesterday, not horrid or great. I'd say it was worth the $5.75 (barely) I really wish I had something more to add.
Totally agree that this was a huge missed opportunity for all involved.
Greg Lantern was ok.
Damned embeds...it's a preview of the new GL Cartoon Network
YouTube - ‪Green Lantern Animated Series Sneak Peek‬‏
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Is A GREEN LANTERN Sequel Coming?
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Yeah, yeah, I didn't like GREEN LANTERN. That said, a sequel would be potentially terrific now that all the preliminaries are out of the way. Ryan Reynolds did the best possible job he could do and he carried that movie. If for nothing else, to see him reprise the role would be great.
Now it looks like Warner Brothers is going to continue ahead with a GREEN LANTERN sequel despite bring "disappointed" in the box office take thus far. I think they were counting a bit too much on the 3D boost, when families are foregoing that option this summer. And although the film has problems, there's enough stuff in it that works that a sequel could be viable and even good.
A word to Warner Brothers, a piece of advice to take or leave - because of the box office, the studio may be tempted to go smaller with any sequel. Don't. The parts of the film that work the best are when the film blows up the scale and shows the Green Lantern Universe to its full potential. Hell, if the sequel barely takes place on Earth that would be fine with the audience. It's the Earth sequences that bring the film down. GREEN LANTERN wants to soar, not be bogged down with the common superhero tropes in almost every comic book film. No reluctant superheroes here - show us a world never seen before and just let the art department go completely nuts. Stick with what Geoff Johns has done with the character and the audience will come. Just a suggestion.