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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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Martin Campbell

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Greg Berlanti (screenplay), Michael Green (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Hal Jordan / Green Lantern
Blake Lively ... Carol Ferris
Peter Sarsgaard ... Hector Hammond
Mark Strong ... Sinestro
Tim Robbins ... Hammond
Jay O. Sanders ... Carl Ferris
Taika Waititi ... Tom Kalmaku
Angela Bassett ... Doctor Waller
Mike Doyle ... Jack Jordan
Nick Jandl ... Jim Jordan
Dylan James Dylan James ... Jason Jordan
Gattlin Griffith ... Young Hal
Jon Tenney ... Martin Jordan
Leanne Cochran Leanne Cochran ... Janice Jordan
Temuera Morrison ... Abin Sur
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Storyline

In a mysterious universe, the Green Lantern Corps, an elite defense force of peace and justice have existed for centuries. Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan acquires superhuman powers when he is chosen by the Ring, the willpower-fed source of power. Reluctantly at first, he takes on the challenge after the death of Abin Sur, the finest Green Lantern. 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. Hal Jordan 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 duty of keeping the world safe from harm. Written by Production

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In our darkest hour, there will be light. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Emerald Dawn See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,174,303, 17 June 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$116,601,172, 29 September 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$219,851,172, 29 September 2011
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Carol describes the power ring as "magic," which Hal disagrees with. The Green Lantern comic originally started in 1940 as a fantasy series, with Alan Scott possessing a magic ring. (This character was originally to be called Alan Ladd, suggestive of "Aladdin's Lamp," but a Western movie actor had already cornered the franchise on that name.) When Green Lantern comics rebooted in 1959, science fiction had replaced fantasy as comics' popular fad, so the series ushered in Hal Jordan and the extraterrestrial Green Lantern Corps. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene with Carol Ferris, Hal is shown wearing his mask, and in fact, Carol asks him to take it off. Yet Tomar-Re specifically told Hal that his mask would appear when his identity needed to be hidden. Since Carol had already figured out he was The Green Lantern, there would be no need to hide his identify. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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

The opening title is an energy construct formed from many Green Lantern rings. See more »

Alternate Versions

An Extended Cut is available on the Blu-ray release, which runs about 10 minutes longer than the theatrical cut. It restores back the 1993 prologue, especially detailing events leading to Martin Jordan's fatal crash. One more additional scene is restored where Hal and Jason talk longer about the perfect game and asking the boy to remember the feeling of that day. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Bad Teacher/Cars 2 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby You Don't Wanna Know
Written by Deryck Whibley and Matt Squire
Performed by Sum 41
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
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The "Iron Man" of DC Entertainment!!!
21 September 2011 | by homey104See all my reviews

Just came back from the theater and now I'm going to give my two cents on it... After reading the negative reviews that were posted by the mainstream critics (If I should dare call them critics) I actually had my worries but I decided to stick to my guns and go forward with what my opinions were going to be and to my surprise everything turn out exactly as I predicted... And that was the critics were wrong!!! Possibly exaggerated!

The film was as good as it's worth and actually lived up to the trailers and hype that eventually lead the film up to. Of course it did had it's flaws aleast just a few but could easily be over looked and one of the flaws was that it was abit grounded in which I don't find that a bad thing since I for one was expecting it to be since this meant to be the first among many films to come. It's understandable that viewers and fans were expecting a more space opera like theme but I believe we might get more of that in sequels since thats what there for! I for one started enjoying it as the film goes on till I finally come the conclusion that after the end of the movie that I had three words lurking in my head and those words were... I, LIKE, IT!!! The Good: Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, the visuals, the action, the other Lanterns (Abin Sur, Tomar-Re, Kilawog & Sinestro), Hector Hammond & Parallax and the forge of the yellow power ring.

The Flaws: It's slightly grounded, not much screen time for the other Lanterns especially against Parallax and short of a space opera like theme. This is one film that even hardcore fans would & should enjoy and appreciate for what it's worth and the execs of the WB should be patting themselves in the back for actually taking the time from keeping their heads inside their asses to actually taking them out and do what they should have done in the first place and that is giving other DC heroes (Aside from Superman & Batman) their chance to shine on the silver screen and hope the same can be done for other DC heroes to come!


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