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Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011)

As the home planet of the Green Lantern Corps faces a battle with an ancient enemy, Hal Jordan prepares new recruit Arisia for the coming conflict by relating stories of the first Green Lantern and several of Hal's comrades.
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Sinestro (voice)
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Arisia (voice)
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Kilowog (voice)
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Abin Sur (voice)
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Kentor / Appa Ali Apsa (voice)
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Kloba Vud / Palaqua / Ranakar / G'Hu (voice)
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Laira (voice)
Michael Jackson ...
Ganthet (voice)
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Salaak (voice)
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Rubyn (voice)
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Bolphunga's Ship (voice)
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Bolphunga (voice)
Andrea Romano ...
Abin Sur's Ring / Deegan's Ring (voice)
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On Oa, the headquarters planet of the intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps, the Guardians of the Universe see alarming evidence that the feared villain, Krona, is coming to destroy the planet. While the Guardians move to evacuate, Green Lantern Hal Jordan helps the unsure new recruit, Arisia, by telling her several stories of fellow Lanterns and the challenges they faced. Through him, we see the adventures of Avra the first Lantern, Princess Laira, Kilowog, the unsociable Mogo and Jordan's immediate predecessor, Abin Sur. When Krona arrives, those stories prove more valuable than anyone expects as Arisia draws a special inspiration from them. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG for sci-fi action violence throughout, and for some language | See all certifications »
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7 June 2011 (USA)  »

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Lanterna Verde: Cavaleiros Esmeralda  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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At the end of the film Hal Jordan tells Arisia he will tell her the story of an adventure where the only backup he had was a squirrel. This is a reference to Ch'p, the squirrel-like Green Lantern from the comic book series who appears in background shots in this film. See more »

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Arisia: [about Mogo] He might not socialize, but he sure knows how make an entrance.
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Episodic tale done well
2 May 2014 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

As an animation geek, I usually look forward to any upcoming DC animated release, knowing that the animation, voice work, and direction will be superior to anything the Marvel group puts out. (If only DC could put out a live action version of its superheroes superior to what Marvel does, but I digress).

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights does an excellent, if somewhat formulaic, job in showing the birth of the Green Lantern Corps, the various aliens that all DC geeks would probably know about (and even if you aren't a DC fan, you'll be entertained)and the conflicts they have.

Of all the stories, the ones that captured my interest most were the ones with Avra, the first Lantern, Laira (voiced by the excellent Kelly Hu)as a powerful female warrior who really should have been used more often in the comics, and Mogo (Mogo Doesn't Socialize).

The last of the three also featured the guest voice of Roddy Piper, former WWE wrestler, and he is incredible as Bulphunga the Unrelenting. No slackers in this voice cast at all, with Nathan Fillion doing solid work as Hal Jordan, Jason Isaacs as Sinestro--quietly cool and menacing even though he's still a good guy at the juncture in time--and Elisabeth Moss as Arisia. Arnold Vosloo is also memorable as Abin Sur.

There are a couple of continuity points to be argued over, mainly Tomar-Re and Boodika's existence, but if you're not a GL fan then you probably won't mind. Overall, the animation is superb, the music inspiring, and the direction inventive. This is definitely worth adding to any serious animation fan's collection.


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