I've always said that Green Arrow would be a great hero to make into a movie, and the makers of this short are definitely on the right track. However, like my heading says, I have mixed feelings about it. This is certainly much better than the fan made Wonder Woman movie (which just has her beating up a group of thugs in a parking garage, even though her look is perfect), but it doesn't measure up to the excellent "Grayson" or "World's Finest". That may be comparing apples to oranges, but let me explain.
This movie is certainly heavy on atmosphere and style, the use of the color green accented throughout very well. This dark style is just what I would imagine in a GA movie. And the outfit for the emerald archer is dead on (I was glad they went with the hooded cloak style- more menacing and mysterious- rather than the 'Robin Hood' pointy hat look). So the style was great, as were the speeding arrow action scenes. The negative aspects are just nit-picky more than anything. I would have liked to have seen more of GA's alter ego, Oliver Queen. I realize this is only supposed to be a trailer and they want to keep GA in shadow for a more dynamic effect, but some scenes of his regular life with dialogue would have been nice as well. And the opposite can be said for Dinah Lance (who is seen as herself, but not as Black Canary).
Overall, though, the film does convey a good sense of intrigue, interest, and suspense. I just wish it would have had a little more. But, hey, judge for yourself. If you haven't seen it, I recommend any comics or superhero movie fan check this out.
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