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Green Lantern (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 17 June 2011 (USA)
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Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps.

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In a mysterious universe, an elite defense force of peace and justice have existed for centuries. Cocky test pilot Hal Jordan acquires superhuman powers when he is chosen by "the Ring", the willpower-fed source of power, of the Green Lantern Corps. Reluctantly at first, he takes on the challenges these other 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, he is soon called to defend mankind from Parallax, a powerful, evil being who feeds on fear. He is the universe's last chance, as many Green Lanterns have been killed and the Corps is weakened. And he might just be the right Green Lantern for the job of keeping the world safe from harm. Based on the characters of DC Comics series "Green Lantern". Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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One of us... becomes one of them. 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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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) See more »

Goofs

While being chased by Parallax, Hal flies from the Earth to the Sun via the Asteroid Belt; which lies between Mars and Jupiter, in completely the opposite direction from the Sun. It's also a common error to portray the Asteroid Belt as being crowded, when it's in fact largely empty and hitting an asteroid is something that would require careful aiming as the asteroids are spread over such an enormous volume of space. See more »

Quotes

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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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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits takes place in a montage of seven quasars, each quasar a specific color of the rainbow. This is based on the emotional electromagnetic spectrum, a Green Lantern theorem that states each color is based on a specific emotion.
  • Both the credits of Ryan Reynolds (Hal Jordan) and Mark Strong (Sinestro) glow with both green and yellow light; Jordan and Sinestro were Green and Yellow Lanterns in the comics.


  • Blake Lively (Carol Ferris)'s credit glows with a violet aura; in the comics Ferris was a Star Sapphire, who wielded the violet power of love.


  • Peter Sarsgaard (Hector Hammond)'s credit glows with an orange aura; in the comics Hammond was possessed by Ophidian, an entity formed from the orange power of avarice.


  • and Temuera Morrison (Abin Sur)'s credit glows with an indigo aura; in the comics Abin Sur was the founder of the Indigo Tribe, a corps which wields the indigo power of compassion.


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Connections

Referenced in RiffTrax Live: Jack the Giant Killer (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Come Softly To Me
Written by Gretchen Christopher, Barbara Ellis and Gary Troxel
Performed by The Fleetwoods
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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User Reviews

 
Decent flick. Not half as bad as some of the critics have been making it out.
17 June 2011 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

A decent comic book adaptation of the DC comic book character Green Lantern.

It's certainly not as bad as some critics have made it out to be.

It's fun, the action sequences are flashy and exciting. The acting is all top notch and the humor is done really well.

Green Lantern is unpretentious, probably even one of the most unpretentious superhero movies ever made. It embraces its inherent goofiness and excludes much of the angst and over-seriousness that we seen in other comic book movies like Batman and Spiderman.

The after-credits scene is awesome. A real fan pleaser and hopefully they will make a sequel.


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