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A test pilot is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force.

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A cocky test pilot, Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds), acquires superhuman powers when he is chosen by "the Ring", the willpower-fed source of power, of the Green Lantern Intergalactic Corps. He, reluctantly at first, takes on the challenges these superheroes face. Putting his self-doubts aside, and spurred on by his sense of duty and love for his beautiful, intellectually equal, colleague, Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), he is soon called to defend mankind from Parallax, a super-powerful being who feeds on fear. He is the universe's last chance, as many Lanterns have been killed and the Corps is weakened. And he might just be the right Lantern for the job of keeping the world safe from harm. Based on the characters of DC Comics series "Green Lantern". Written by LinaZaproudi

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In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight, let those who worship evil's might, beware my power, Green Lantern's Light. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action | See all certifications »

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17 June 2011 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$53,174,303 (USA) (17 June 2011)

Gross:

$116,593,191 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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Trivia

In addition to Sinestro, Kilowog and Tomar-Re, some of the Green Lanterns seen in the movie when Hal Jordan visits Oa are secondary characters seen in Green Lantern comics:
  • Hannu (planet Ovacron 6, sector 0002: like-a-stone humanoid alien)


  • Apros (planet 7Pi, sector 0003: orange like-a-plant alien)


  • Naut Le Koi (planet Aeros, sector 0012: humanoid alien fish)


  • Larvox (planet Sputan, sector 0017: one-eyed six-armed Lantern)


  • Norchavius (planet Gra'var, sector 0026: mottled green, black and orange alien)


  • Voz (planet Eciram, sector 0571: like-a-bear alien)


  • MedPhyll (planet J586, sector 0586: one-eyed humanoid plant)


  • Morro (planet Sarc, sector 0666: blue thin like-a-monster alien)


  • R'amey Holl (planet Papillox, sector 0700: humanoid alien butterfly)


  • Rot Lop Fan (planet Obsidian Deeps, sector 0911: gray big-headed alien)


  • Galius Zed (planet Noc'Sag, sector 1123: head giant with small extremities)


  • Booddikka (planet Bellatrix, sector 1414; pink skin alien female)


  • Chaselon (planet Barrio III, sector 1416: four-armed alien crystal)


  • Salaak (planet Slyggia, sector 1418: pinkish orange skin four-armed alien)


  • Lin Canar (planet Fluvian, sector 1582: aquatic alien plant)


  • Bzzd (planet Aplaton, sector 2261: alien insect)


  • Isamot Kol (planet Thanagar, sector 2682: reptilian humanoid)


  • M'Dahna (planet Zanner, sector 2751: one-eyed alien with tentacle arms)


  • Green Man (planet Uxor, sector 2626: amphibious alien)


  • Stel (planet Grenda, sector 3009: alien robot)


  • Amanita (planet Muscaria, sector 3100: giant alien fungus)


  • Penelops (planet Penelo, sector 3155: giant one-eyed alien with tentacles)


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Goofs

When Hal and Sinestro are practicing duels on Oa, the Minigun that Hal creates ejects brass cartridge casings. They should have been green. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tomar-Re: Billions of years ago, a race of immortals harnessed the most powerful force in existence: the emerald energy of willpower. These immortals, the Guardians of the Universe, built a world from where they could watch over all of existence: the planet Oa. They divided the universe into 3600 sectors, a ring powered by the energy of will was sent to every sector of the universe to select a recruit. In order to be chosen by the ring, it is said that one must be without fear. Together, ...
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Version of Green Lantern: First Flight (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

She Knows It
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Written by Jay Weigel and Larry Sieberth
Performed by Joints Jumpin'
Courtesy of Music of Melpomene (BMI) and Chromatose Music (BMI)
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The critics are way overreacting.
18 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Now let me begin by saying this film is not an amazing film. It is definitely not an awful film, like most critics are saying. I think critics might have raised their expectations due to Thor and X-Men: First Class. They should not compare the Green Lantern with those films. It is ranked now 24% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is way too low. It would probably be in the high 60s, if it was released before Thor and X-Men: First Class.

The acting in the film is good and not terrible at all. Ryan Reynolds is great as Hal Jordan and extremely likable. He definitely fits the role as Hal Jordan really well. Blake Lively is great and extremely sexy, she's not just a pretty face as most are suggesting. Peter Sarsgaard is a great actor and he plays the villainous Hector Hemmond really well and interesting. Overall everyone tries their best and at the end of the day do a really great job, certainly no Oscar worthy performances, though.

The special effects are pretty superb and extremely worthwhile to say the least. Although it sometimes feel a little CGIish, but it doesn't get too big of a distraction. I have to say I was a little disappointed how Parallax looked like, it felt a little fake at times, but it is not horrible in any sense of the way. Also the film did not take itself seriously which is kind of refreshing. Which could be the reason why critics disliked it so much. They want another sad, personal and serious story. Unlike Thor and X-Men, The Green Lantern is more kids friendly.

The main problem of the film was that they were trying to cram stuff in from the comics and the personal lives of the other characters. It seems that there could be so many sequels for the other characters. It did kind of focus on too many characters. Also the editing gets to be a little distracting at times, they certainly needed to have done a better job, but the editing is mediocre at best.

Overall the Green Lantern was a fun summer flick. Although it is nowhere near the realm of The Dark Knight, it didn't need to be. The 3D was actually really good and the special effects were memorable. No doubt, the critics were extremely tough on the Green Lantern and it is unfair. At the end of the day, don't listen to the critics. Make up your mind and see this film. At the end of the day, it should be only your opinion that matters to you. You might agree with the critics or you might not. However don't skip this movie because of the low Rotten Tomatoes score.


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