Movie Review: Green Lantern (Extended Cut)
Welp. Here we are. I originally saw this at the dollar theater, and I liked it. I didn't think it was great, but I enjoyed it. About a year later, I found the extended edition for like 12 bucks, and it's been sitting on my shelf ever since. Finally decided to go and give it another shot. And, well, my thoughts may not be what you expect. I do not think this is a good movie by any means, however, one of the worst superhero movies ever made? I mean, I haven't seen all of them, so maybe, but I wouldn't go that far. The entire movie is a combination of good ideas and bad ideas mixed into a film that's just overwhelmingly eh. The plot has it's moments of potential, but is just a run of the mill, mediocre superhero plot. Not to say that a run of the mill concept or idea can't work, because they can, but not like this. Never like this. The execution ruins much, if not all of it. The cgi is the oddest mixed bag, for me. There are times where I thought it actually looked pretty good, and it fit right in. Then sometimes it looked good, but was pretty out of place. Then sometimes it looked like something from an early PS3/360 game. Then sometimes it looked like something from that cgi Green Lantern cartoon (yeah. Remember that?) The humour is nearly all a failure. Only one joke in the entire movie made me laugh, and to rub salt in the DC wound, it was delivered by Taika Waititi. There was one joke that almost made me chuckle, but they ruined it by keeping it going longer then it needed to. In the end, this is a movie that I look at and think, "It's nowhere near good, but it's not offensively bad, either." The entire movie is just meh for me. Really, really meh. I don't shudder at the thought of revisiting it, but I don't anticipate it either. So, while I heartily disagree with the notion that this is one of the worst superhero movies ever made, I can't say that it's wrong either. This one's all about tolerance, and for me, it's just tolerable enough.
Green Lantern gets a 5/10 (Mediocre)
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