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Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011)

Video  -  Animation | Action | Adventure  -  7 June 2011 (USA)
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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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Laira (voice)
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Ganthet (voice)
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Salaak (voice)
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Rubyn (voice)
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Bolphunga (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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Lanterna Verde: Cavaleiros Esmeralda  »

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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 »

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Deegan: Poozers are what I call useless, stupid, stinking rookies like Brilowog here.
Bolphunga: Kilowog, sir.
Deegan: Did you just say something, Brilobutt?
Bolphunga: No, sir. Sorry, sir.
Deegan: You're whoever I say you are!
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Superior to Live Action Film in Nearly Every Way
6 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I picked up Emerald Knights and All-Star Superman for an extremely cheap price during Black Friday weekend and after being somewhat disappointed by the indifferent effort on All-Star Superman I was stunned by the high quality of Emerald Knights. One of the elements I enjoy about the Geoff Johns era of Green Lantern comics is the distinction that's made as to how each Green Lantern wields the power ring. Emerald Knights digs a little deeper and showcases the differences between the various Green Lanterns themselves. Like the artistic renditions, the stories of how Green Lanterns find their own path to greatness are unique and well executed. In all, there are five tales recounted to a rookie member of the Green Lantern Corps as war stories while the collective group prepares to face their greatest challenge; the transition from the current story to the flashback tales can come off as a little forced, but the content is of high enough quality that you will forgive the obvious method of delivery. The only other real shortcomings are that, like the live action Green Lantern movie, the big bad isn't fleshed out a lot and the lack of white incorporated into the costumes can make the Corps look a little homogeneous. Overall, though, check this movie out if you want to see a Green Lantern movie the way it's supposed to be.


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