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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 (voice)
Andrea Romano ...
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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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Trivia

The Broome-Kane star cluster to which the Guardians are moving important artifacts is a homage to John Broome and Gil Kane - the writer/artist team that introduced the Hal Jordan Green Lantern to DC in the 1960s. See more »

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Deegan: We die so that innocents don't, it's as simple as that. When you put on the ring, the life you lead stops being your own.
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Version of Green Lantern: First Flight (2009) See more »

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As an uninitiated viewer of GL, this was an entertaining space opera
30 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After loving the sublime Batman: Under the Red Hood earlier in the year, I decided to give another DC straight-to-DVD animated film a watch and I'm glad I did.

The plot is told as pretty much a frame story of episodic flashbacks of the Green Lantern's past. All I found interesting and easily accessible for a newbie, like myself. There were a few giggles at some of the silliness in the GL universe but that's inherent in the conceit itself, anyway.

The voice acting was mostly strong, the animation had some spectacularly awe-inspiring scenes, the score too was good and it importantly had heart to back up all the spectacle.

Overall, possibly the best superhero film this year in terms of consistency and I like this brave team that's sort of like an intergalactic police force-7/10.


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