Green Lantern: Movie Review

What "Green Lantern" lacks in action sequences, it replaces with a clear focus on Hal Jordan and his humanity. In the movie, being human is Hal's greatest weapon against evil, this also proves truer why "Green Lantern" was such a successful adaptation of the much-celebrated series. The film's direction might prove to be a negative note for some but for those who appreciate character development over flash then it fits the bill perfectly. Read on to find out our full-blown analysis of "Green Lantern".

In a vast universe, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries which serves as the protectors of peace and justice. This group is called the Green Lantern Corps. It is a brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order. Each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers that has its source from the will of all living beings. When an old enemy called Parallax escapes, he threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe by consuming the citizens and fear of whole worlds. parallax soon sets his sights in Earth and Oa, the home planet of the Green Lantern Corps. Both planets' fate lies in the hands of the Corps' newest recruit Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). The Green Lanterns have little respect for humans as they have never harnessed the powers of the ring before. Hal Jordan has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had - his humanity.

"Green Lantern" never takes itself too seriously with a mix of witty humor and no nonsense one-liners. In fact, we had doubts with Ryan Reynolds being cast as Hal Jordan, but after watching his performance, he proves us all wrong. He fits his character perfectly. "Green Lantern" biggest success though is it concentrated on Hal Jordan's imperfections as a human being - a character who was brash, irresponsible and fearful(and developing into something much bigger than he once was). It was a journey that definitely lacked the common elements found in most superhero flicks like falling buildings, long sequences of exploding thingamajigs and an epic (even numerous) battles against villain/s. Some may even have that inner thought that, "That was it? The battle has ended?" With that trade-off is a whole experience that will play with your spectrum of feelings - moments of joy and laughter, hate and loathe, fear and suspense and hope. "Green Lantern" manages to give an epic film all wrapped in a balanced package. It's not a serious, slow and boring walk through the history of Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps nor is it a brainless runabout of explosive battles and sequences and we actually loved it.

Rating: 4 and a half reels

Why you should watch it:
- not-so-serious and witty, the film keeps itself from being too long and boring
- Ryan Reynolds proves himself worthy to star as Hal Jordan

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- lacks the long action sequences normally seen in superhero movies
- the 3D version (as usual) is too dim to be comfortable



  1. I have always watched the Green Lantern on the Justice League.

    I am excited to see the movie, after reading the reviews.

  2. My wife and I just took our son to see Green Lantern yesterday. I was quite pleased with the movie. I enjoy seeing movie adaptations of comic books from my own childhood, especially adaptations that aren't wrought with gratuitous sex scenes and vulgar language, that I can share with my son. Ryan Reynolds did well as Hal Jordan. I'm looking forward to a sequel where Sinestro has brandished the yellow ring at the close of the movie.