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Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011)

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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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Ree'Yu / Ardakian Trawl / Boodikka (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
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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 (voice)
Andrea Romano ...
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Lanterna Verde: Cavaleiros Esmeralda  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Arisia, the teen-aged Green Lantern, is named after the home of the powerful race that supplies "Lenses" to the Galactic Patrol in E.E. "Doc" Smith's "Lensman" books. The Green Lantern comic was heavily influenced by the "Lensman" books. See more »

Quotes

Sinestro: It appears you fulfilled the prophecy of Oa's destruction. Not only a hero, but some might say an agent of destiny.
Kilowog: You did good out there, rookie.
Arisia: Does this mean I get to skip boot camp?
Kilowog: Not a chance, poozer.
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2 August 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, by Christopher Berkeley, Lauren Montgomery, Jay Oliva, was a complete disaster! I don't know if a curse was put on the Green Lantern, but almost every movie starring him has been an abomination.

Unlike other Warner Brothers animated movies which offer us a complex and thrilling plot, Emerald Knights examined back story, after back story, after back story for almost every character which not only bored me to death, but it exasperated all the time that could of been used to focus on the main plot. I understand some people don't know the back story of the Green Lanterns, but character development should not consume more than half of the movie especially when the back stories were thematically unoriginal and one dimensionally monotonous. Furthermore, having so many origin stories was incredibly distracting to the flow of the movie. As a TV show this concept would have been much more successful; however, such a theme is completely irresponsible in a movie due to the time restraints of a film.

If you examine every DC animated film, you'll notice that maybe 10- 15 minutes is given for a super heroes origins, than it focuses on the main idea which will drive the bus the rest of the way. An excellent example of this structure would be the animated movie Wonder Woman.

As much as I like Green Lantern's character, Emerald Knights was incredibly mundane and ultimately scattered. For this reason, I give it a 3.


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