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Entertainment Tonight Gives Us Our First Look At GREEN LANTERN! Oa And Kilowog Glimpsed!

Published at: Nov. 12, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

Beaks here...

"In brightest day, in blackest night..."

It's foolish to expect some degree of restraint from Entertainment Tonight, but since this is fandom's first glimpse of GREEN LANTERN outside of Comic Con, Warner Bros. really should've insisted on something a little less cheesedick than the anchor panting over Ryan Reynolds in his underwear. I'm done bitching now. Almost. Have a look, kids.
I was just kvetching to Harry that Reynolds's Hal Jordan appears to start off as more of a douchebag than a bastard, but he assures me that Jordan was a bastard in the script, so I'll just chalk this up to out-of-context awkwardness. It's impossible to make a call on the suit from the low-res video, but the snap transformation looks pretty cool. Also cool: fucking Kilowog. Getting to see Kilowog interact with Hal Jordan more than makes up for ET's punchy presentation. And Oa looks pretty damn spiffy, too. It's way too early to tell if Martin Campbell has nailed GREEN LANTERN, but this little peek gives me hope after WB's less-than-inspiring Comic Con presentation. I'm beginning to believe. What do you guys think? The first GREEN LANTERN trailer will almost certainly be attached to HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART I - and I imagine other studios will be looking to debut their big summer tentpoles before the boy wizard movie as well (I can 100% guarantee that Universal will have a COWBOYS & ALIENS teaser ready to go next week).

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  • Nov. 12, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    First

    by Rommel Catuncan

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    Not bad...

    by Ghostpirate

    Kilowag looks cool

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    uhh

    by dopepope

    dunno

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    You Tube & Firefox...

    by Mutley26

    Are so buggy these days....

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    It's a bit goofy

    by Rommel Catuncan

    but I put it down to ET, being the program that it is, highlighting that silly stuff (like the underwear scene). I'm not fully convinced, but I am still excited to see it. And you don't really get a sense of the story (what I've heard of it) from that clip.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    How many years of internet use before 'first' is not considered

    by chifforobe

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:03 p.m. CST

    a worthwhile thing to post

    by chifforobe

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    I really wanna see Ryan flying

    by Rommel Catuncan

    with that squirrel Green Lantern.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Ahh Entertainment Tonight...

    by PoorOLtinTin

    This must be their best hatchet job on a first look since that horrific Thor prieview footage they chopped and blabed over.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds has yet to show the strengh of character...

    by The Krypton Kid

    in a film to inspire hope that he can properly play Green Lantern.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    It Looks Terrible???!!!

    by Media Messiah

    I just knew that it would look far better than this. I was hoping that this would blow my socks off, however, the CGI, is cheap looking. The movie looks like a bad comedy--a parody!!!

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    CGI looks good, Ryan's Attitude as usual does not.

    by Yurka

    Smartass attitude would work for Deadpool, not sure how I feel about it as GL

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Fan Made Trailers Are Better Than This!!!

    by Media Messiah

    It is just true. This thing may flop!!!

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    I'm getting a Iron Man 2 vibe from this

    by Quadrillionaire

    and blame WB for giving ET the first look. Of course ET is going to play up the underwear scenes, annoying VOs. Their core audience isn't geeks, it's celebrity crazed, gossiping females.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    I have to agree...

    by Rebel Scumb

    Looks like a parody from the clip. CGI looks dodgy and Ryan Reynolds would be a good FLASH but doesn't seem right for GL. I'll wait though for the full preview infront of HP to get a real impression but this doesn't wow me so far.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    The tone seems more like a Plastic Man movie

    by Nerd Rage

    I knew this movie was fucked when they cast Reynolds.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Kilowog looks excellent

    by terry1978

    That much I will grant them. I am cutting them slack on the constructs as they're still doing post and those effects are going to be a bitch to pull off and make plausible.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Tease me, Please me!

    by Mr. Nix

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    wow, my expectations just fell to UTTER-SHIT levels.

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    Wow, that looked terrible. PLEASE don't attempt to be a comedy/action. I am going to pretend I didn't see that.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    u have to be fucking kidding me

    by ORIONgods

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Wait for HD

    by BackwardGalaxy

    I'll wait for this in HD, but as a HUGE HUGE HUGE GL fan, that did NOTHING to impress me.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    looks corny

    by RainesMaker

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Another vote against Reynolds

    by Fremen

    I usually like the guy, but the pitch of his voice is all wrong for Hal Jordan. I don't care how serious he tries to act, he just sounds snarky and smart ass-y. Definitely should've played The Flash or Guy Gardner, instead of Hal.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    WACKY!!!!!!!

    by choonie

    Fuck Ryan Reynolds and his Stupid Ass. Looks Horrible.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    ps: this is the blackest night..

    by ORIONgods

    im getting the Ryan Reynolds will play Ryan Reynolds in every Ryan Reynolds movie vibe

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    by KilliK

    sorry but his GL uniform does look like cheesy cgi shit.ok ok it's a poor quality video so it is not fair to express criticism right now,but then again i liked Kilowog a lot more in the same video.<br />

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Not sure how I feel about the jokey tone

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    This is pretty much what we were all afraid of when they cast Reynolds, that it would be Van Wilder in space. Still, I mostly like Reynolds and he is kinda funny so it could work. I just always picture GL as being very serious. This looks like more of a Favreau iron Man take on the material which treads dangerously close to what the studio wanted originally by casting Jack Black.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    We're blaming ET?

    by magnetoelectric

    What , they broke into the Warner Bros vault for underwear footage? Or did they just play the clips that WB gave em?

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Oh my God is like Ben Stiller with the Worst CGI MASK!

    by bloodawn5

    Really I tought it would look cooler, I never complain but this is a dissapointing CGI, even Kilowog looks blurry, this is the blackest night

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    this movie is going to be awesome

    by justafan26

    all of you people who just sit on your little computers and comment how every movie in the history of cinema is going to suck all need to get a life. this movie's gonna be awesome, ryan reynolds is going to nail it like he does every other role, and if thats not good enough for you, then go find something better to do then just criticize everything ever

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    umm look I wacthed it without sound

    by Phategod2

    it was really short so I dont think we can make a early judgement. But it remind me of Meteor man yeah that bad.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    I meant watched

    by Phategod2

    And it reminded me of Meteor man.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    I'm cool with you posting "first"

    by vin_diggler

    I'm over it. But don't try to make a genuine comment after posting "first". Just make your "first" post and then go away. No one cares about your opinion after that.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    I thought RR plays Hal Jordan and not Guy Gardner?

    by KilliK

    because his tiresome smart-ass persona which is potrayed in this teaser, fits more the Gardner character than the Jordan one.i get a bad feeling that the studio has fucked up royally the Hal Jordan character and is making the new MASK movie...

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    I think I know why WB doesn't make more

    by Phategod2

    Superhero movies. Their source meterial is weak. Batman is easy its a simple concept. Everything else takes real vision to translate to the big screen.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:36 p.m. CST

    What a Let Down...

    by schnipple

    Looks goofy and the effects look like they took the After Effects plug in from Sorcerer's Apprentice and turned it green. Terrible.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST

    I KNOW RIGHT!!!

    by Cole_El

    I don't wanna hear teenage girl catchphrases in my superhero movies.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Love it, but hate....

    by ZodNotGod

    That fucking lensmeat on ET! Especially the black dude with the creepy fake teeth and the latest brunette who thinks she's real smart. It's amazing how even though its suppose to be their area of expertise, ET knows not a fucking thing about movies, TV, music or anything else. ALL about who's fucking who and who's taking a dump when and how large. Fuck that show.

  • hahehohihaheohoha.oh boy this movie is going to stink hard.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST

    What would've sold me was if

    by magnetoelectric

    Instead of Captain Kirk/ Waterboy kicking that guy he should've just clumsily crash landed into him , got up and apologized

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:45 p.m. CST

    BOMB.

    by MetalMickey

    It looks like a WB bean-counter's attempt to repeat IRON MAN's success. They should've gone with James Marsden for Hal Jordan & left The Flash for Reynolds.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    It's not a letdown.....

    by ZodNotGod

    It's not even an official trailer, its hardly a teaser. Some of you people are so delicate and easily swayed.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Suit looks like shit

    by Downboy

    That's all I got.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Who watches ET anymore???

    by matchesmalone2380

    Seriously, that show hasn't had any good movie news in years. Instead of hacking away bits and pieces of the Green Lantern trailer, and call it an exclusive, I would wait to see the real thing next month. ET sucks!!!

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Well

    by pauduro

    One more fail to comic movies il wach for Blake

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Why is he

    by The_Black_Vegetable

    called the green lantern? when he uses a magic ring... should be called green ring....

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Ch'p! That's his name.

    by Rommel Catuncan

    He doesn't even have to fly. He can just hitch a ride on Ryan's shoulder. When they're going through a wormhole or something. I can see Ch'p. I can see Bzzd. I can Apros. I can see all of those guys...

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    wow...hm...i dunno. it doesn't look great

    by yabory

    but the transformation....it should start at his toes and move up..it shouln't be instant. youtube clarity looks weak. so i'll hold off till potter trailer for a final say so on the trailer....CGI looks...not real?

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    i really don't like the painted on mask

    by yabory

    i mean, it makes some sort of sense...but i guess i got used to the kyle rainer more pronounced face cover...again...green lantern is my favorite behind batman, so i will hold off till the last minute to pass geek never-statisfied-judgement

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    I wanted the Jack Black version...

    by The Dum Guy

    Guess I'll have to wait for the greatness that will be Gulliver's Travels.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    yabory

    by Rommel Catuncan

    yeah that's what struck me. The transformation was too quick. Adds to the goofy. And all the "Woah!" banter with Pieface sorry i mean Tom the Eskimo.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    the transformation reminded me the Flame On transformation

    by KilliK

    of the Torch in the FF movies.in fact RR's GL reminded a lot Evans' Torch character from those movies.shit...

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Dear god does that look shitty.

    by blackmantis

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty decent to me

    by reflecto

    I've seen far worse.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Very Human Torch. Hal Jordan

    by Rommel Catuncan

    never struck me as that funny. I'm worried, I admit. Maybe he becomes more serious as the movie progresses.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    kilowogs out of work

    by Rommel Catuncan

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    WTF? cgi suit?

    by chainsaw_shawn

    Out of all the creative designs to come out of hollywood. I mean are you telling me that your so fucking lazy your couldnt build an iconic real life Green lantern uniform based from the comics? Imagine how horrible the suit in iron man would have been if it was just cgi?! ugggh. it's a real suit for a reason!!! to give the movie goers that authentic feel. And why is kilowogg cgi. he could have been a real actor in 9 hour makeup chair.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Martin Jordan, Jack Jordan, Jim Jordan, Jason Jordan, Janice Jor

    by Triple_J_72

    Jesus Christ, how many Jordans are in this, anyway? I had no idea Hal had such a big family.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    IGNORE THIS TALKBACK!

    by Drath

    There, I said it, now where's my $50, WB?

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    chifforobe

    by phifty2

    As long as there are lonely virgins with no confidence or sense of self worth their will always be "First!!!!!". <p> And to think we thought we beat this thing when we eradicated teh.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    HORRIBLE CGI suit w/no white gloves Kilowog&Oa look good..

    by Thanos0145

    Man did WB/DC Entertainment fuck up casting Reynolds as Hal Jordan. I get more of a Guy Gardner vibe watching that clip. They should've signed him for the Flash movie instead.<p>How did WB/DC Entertainment fuck up with making an ICONIC suit looking like shit?

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:22 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by superfleish76

    I really want this movie to be good, but I wasn't impressed with the glimpses we got. Whoever compared it to Meteor Man is on the right track.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Wow angry sheep

    by Rommel Catuncan

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Reserving judgement...

    by Sin86a

    until I see an HD trailer. This is blurry as shit and completely out of context (even for a trailer). I'll blame ET for this one (for now). I really really want to love this movie and I'm hoping Campbell nailed it. If nothing else I'm at least happy that we'll see Oa (and according to Geoff Johns Ch'p, Bzzd and even Mogo). Please be good.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    I agree with Metalmickey

    by Phategod2

    James Marsden would have been perfect for this.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    To the naysayers:

    by phifty2

    You cum in your pj's over Superman 78. Imagine seeing that trailer today. You would rip it apart. You know it. Everyone is so fucking cynical. When it comes out and you've seen it, hate it. Untill then....although that shot @ :24 is lame.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    However...

    by phifty2

    ...how the fuck hard is it to make a good superhero movie? Stick to the comics and costumes but make it seem like this is a world were superheroes are accepted as a part of life. They need to portray a world where costumed heroes are as common as police officers. You don't see them as much but they're a part of life. <p> Bring on JLA.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Well, um... it's too early to get overly worried...

    by Chewtoy

    ...but rather than selling me on this flick, this footage raised doubts where I hadn't had them before. Still, a lot of what we see here is probably really early (the flying stuff looks pretty cheesy right now), so it could improve. I'll be curious to see the first real trailer.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    @meteor man

    by chainsaw_shawn

    At least that suit was real! not CGI crapfest.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST

    uggh

    by LethargicJ

    The CG costume is so awful I'm not sure it's possible I will be able to like this. This could be 3 times better than the Dark Knight as a movie but I'm afraid that costume is going to distract me the entire time.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    CGI suit = total shit

    by Punisherthunder

    Still not a fan of CGI costume. Guess I would have to see it in real 3d

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    The overall look of the footage just feels artificial...

    by Chewtoy

    I'm not sure exactly how to describe it. The way everything is lit and shot just makes it look like everything is a set rather than a real, existing location. It's not quite as unreal as the 90's Batman films, but the setting of what we see does feel like it's all confined on a soundstage. Visually, it feels like a throwback in the superhero genre.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    This looks better than I thought it would...

    by Pearl_Jam

    Everyone needs to dial back on their knee-jerk reactions to absolutely everything that is posted here. E.T has ZERO credibility and they have obviously focused on the comedy snippets from the trailer (which almost EVERY comic book movie trailer has..) and little else. Most of the smart-ass Reynolds scene's from this preview look like they will be early in the film and he will become more focused and responsible as the inevitable threat becomes greater. I do like Ryan and I think he has a shit load of screen presence (although he can grate on my nerves at times, esp. in Blade 3, but I feel he is getting better) and I really believe that this film will end up as a perfect blend of serious, comic book space-opera action and good natured fun....much like how many here feel that Superman needs to take this direction (i.e. a FUN flick that with a hero who enjoys himself). And I am definitely liking his suit after seeing this...from the picture released a few months ago he looked like he would be entirely bright green (without the black or the white gloves) but now they seem to have darkened his legs/arms etc. as to break up the colors and it looks all the better for it! Can't wait to see the trailer proper!

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Phifty2

    by BurnHollywood

    "They need to portray a world where costumed heroes are as common as police officers. You don't see them as much but they're a part of life."<p> They made that movie, it was called WATCHMEN, it barely broke even and most fanboys hated it.<p> On the other hand, the story of some guy discovering his powers and uniqueness seems to do good box office (SPIDERMAN, IRON MAN, BATMAN BEGINS) so that's the standard approach. It's Hollywood...they're not in the business of taking chances.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Peeeeeeeee Uuuuuuuuuu

    by Rex Carsalot

    Hot god damn, that looks like fifty kinds of terrible on tap.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Seems a little too tongue-in-cheek...but who knows?

    by Bob Cryptonight

    Gotta wait for the whole movie.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    This looks absolutely fucking terrible.

    by Keeper Of Chimps

    This character deserves so much more than this.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    HEH HEH

    by hyperboycomics

    You said TENTPOLES.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Oh fuck.

    by Astronut

    What did I just see? The Jiffy Pop fucking transformation is so dumb looking. In fact as I watched that I swear I could almost hear a silly "boi-oi-oi-oi-oiling!" sound. Smells like The Mask or some such thing.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    A bunch of angry lesbians

    by Rommel Catuncan

    They're in the sequel.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    So they kept the script from when Jack Black...

    by andrew coleman

    Was involved I guess. I knew this was going to happen. Green Lantern is a bit too comic booky. So the studio went with a comedy edge to it. That sucks. I guess they didn't learn anything from Fantastic Four abortions. Comedy doesn't exactly mean every teen in the country will see it. Ugh. I'm a huge nerd so I will see this anyway but yikes

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    knowing current trends

    by The_Black_Vegetable

    He will dress totally in black, have emo hair, wont have a lantern instead hell carry an ipod. Zac efron will play his gay lover to be more 'pc' and the movie will bomb, and they wont know why

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    BurnHollywood: They're also working on the 6th X-men flick

    by Chewtoy

    ...having signed Aronofsky to do Wolverine 2, so there's some precedent to a super-hero world on film where people with powers are common. <p> I don't know that "Green Lantern" is really the film to use if you want super-powers to be no big deal, though. His powers are pretty out there. Even if Superman already existed, I think I'd probably be pretty weirded out to receive a ring that let me fly into space and patrol the universe.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Yep I knew it...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    RR is going to suck ass. And the suit looks like a fucking asshole.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Looks like

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    10 pounds of shit in a 5 pound bag. I knew from the moment they casted RR that he wouldn't be Hal, but more Guy. Also....if the official trailer comes out and the suit still looks like shit... I will not go see it, but wait for it on Netflix. Fucking Poozers.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    The music is from...

    by beatowner

    ...THE LAST AIRBENDER trailer. Bad omen? I think so.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    I retract my statement re: The Mask

    by Astronut

    At least in The Mask, when he changed into his costume there was some sort of dramatic build up... like a spinning whirlwind. With Green Lantern we get no such excitement. Instead we are given "BOI-OI-OI-OI-OIIIINNG!"

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    The next and last super hero movie...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    I will see is Nolan's Batman. Anything else will be some bullshit eye candy pile of shit like this GreenAsshole shitfest. I might MIGHT see Darren Aronofsky's Wolverine.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Astronut...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    You're absolutely correct. The transition looks like a jump cut due to bad editing. It looks like a fucking mistake.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Please, someone give me $100 million

    by Astronut

    So I can make a real Green Lantern film. With a proper costume. One that isnt fuckng silly. One that doesn't look like a joke.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Sorry, but Thor looks WAY better than this..

    by ganymede3010

    Marvel > DC!

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    10 pounds of shit in a 5 pound bag.

    by chainsaw_shawn

    ...I like that!!!! lmao.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST

    The Mask

    by Kaitain

    That was my first thought too.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Fuck yeahhhhhhh!!!!

    by Powerring

    THIS rocks!!!!,.,, fuck the haters, they are all cunts!

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Thank you, DigitalBeachWar

    by Astronut

    Its good to know I'm not crazy. Oh and seriously - why is the transformation effect of GL in 2010 on par with the one we see in I Dream of Jeanie in 1969? BOI-OI-OI-OINNNG!!!"

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Only retarded assholes

    by Powerring

    complain about a movie that isn't even finished. Pull your sniveling cunt heads out of your asses...it's not done yet hater fucktards!

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Ryan didn't seem as sarcastic

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I know we didn't see alot, but It looks like he toned down his "famous" sarcstic line readings he's been come to know for

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Man, I hope WB is reading this thread.

    by MetalMickey

    That's what they get for casting Ryan "Steve Guttenberg with a better body" Reynolds. Summer of 2011: Make Mine Marvel.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:32 p.m. CST

    All of these shots are from the full trailer...

    by Chewtoy

    ...which comes out next week with Harry Potter. So I wouldn't expect the suit to look any different, unless you suspect the resolution is the problem.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Sure thing, Astronut!

    by DigitalBeachWar

    It looks exactly like "I Dream of Jeanie"! Oh well, I'm not disappointed because I automatically knew this movie would never work. Especially once RR was casted.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST

    What I expected to see........

    by Astronut

    And what I think we all DESERVED TO SEE... is a pulsing, crackling transformation similar to Tron. Not some dumb-ass wiggle your nose I Dream of Jeanie/Bewitched fucking effect from television of the 60's.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Hal Jordan needs to sound like Han Solo, not Deadpool

    by SpyGuy

    I tell you, WB should've cast Ben Browder in the role instead but NOOOOOOO....

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    You facking CANTS

    by Robots In Das Guys

    This movie will own yo asses. Fackin' ass!

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    These uber super hero movies are nothing more...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    ... than high budget "Mighty Morphing Power Ranger" episodes. Shit gets blown up and only the bed guy dies, maybe some military force gets blown up too. Like in Transgenders. An emotionless roller coaster ride of CGI gimmicks.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:38 p.m. CST

    "bad guy"

    by DigitalBeachWar

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Yeah. It's "just a trailer"

    by Astronut

    A trailer that fucking FAILS. how 'bout some DRAMA? How 'bout some "holy fucking shit, that looks like some EPIC SHIT right there!"? Instead we are left with worse than medocre. Anyone sticking up for this horseshit trailer should be forced to revoke their fucking comic book fan membership card.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST

    the CGI suit

    by eickhry

    looks HORRIBLE!!! It looks like it was painted on. Ugh! Also, the transformation into the suit effect is ridiculous. If you wanted to make another Fantastic Four, that's fine but to f up Green Lantern.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Mighty Green Morphing Lantern Iron Man Ranger Transformers

    by DigitalBeachWar

    It's all bullshit.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Reynolds' cocky, sarcastic schtick was tired two years ago

    by The Krypton Kid

    Now it's being imposed on Green Lantern.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Superman

    by eickhry

    The good thing is that Nolan's got his hands in the making of it and he'll at least make it feel authentic and epic, not like this putrid glimpse.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Not all superhero movies suck.

    by chainsaw_shawn

    This is the age of heroes... a place where we get to see comic books transelated and put on screen invisioned to our wildest dreams. Batman Begins, TDK, Spiderman 1&2, Watchmen, 300, Transformers. All of these movies have been visually exceptional in many ways!

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST

    The Krypton Kid

    by DigitalBeachWar

    Reynolds' cocky, sarcastic schtick was tired instantaneously.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Exactly. Well said, Digital.

    by Astronut

    God forbid a superhero film should have any sense of pacing or drama or majestic scope. Instead we get the same CG-filled ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER CRAP OVER AND OVER AND OVER. Every year. With a few exceptions, TDK being one of them.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Reynolds put off Deadpool for this?

    by ganymede3010

    What a waste.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:49 p.m. CST

    chainsaw_shawn

    by DigitalBeachWar

    "visually exceptional" is such a superficial aspect of the movies. Your list was almost spot on until you added TRANSFORMERS. I never saw 300 so I cannot make a fair comment about that film. But Transformers?! common those films were fucking dumb as fuck... and you know it.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Watchmen

    by CreatureCantina

    Watchmen failed because they buggered the ending. Kick Ass sucked because they changed the story of Big Daddy. It's as if Hollywood just doesn't understand the point of the stories they're reading. GL is going to fail because it's too camp. "I go look for trouble." Good God that's terrible.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST

    LOL TRANSFORMERS

    by Astronut

    Transformers 2 was 2+ hours of "BLARRRRRR-BAMM-ZZZZT-GRRRDGE-WHUM-WHUM-WHUM-D-D-D-POWWW" FUCKNG MIGRANE INDUCING NOTHINGNESS. I couldn't WAIT to walk out of the theater and regain my dignity. Fuck.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST

    I love Watchmen (graphic novel)

    by DigitalBeachWar

    I also admired the film version as well. The altered ending wasn't that big of a deal to me. I think the Alien invasion angel would have been too distracting to the rest of the film. There was way more emphases on the technology that Professor Manhattan was involved in. So it just made sense to frame him.

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Looks really really cheasy. Like "The Phantom" of the 10's

    by JuanSanchez

  • Nov. 12, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Astronut...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    I saw Tranny2 with a friend of mine and I forced him to pay for me. Had I paid I would have waled out in the first 15-20 minutes. I literally stared into my bag of popcorn for most of the film. Completely unwatchable.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, midnight CST

    The action in Transformers and Iron Man movies...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    ...is completely boring.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Yeah... Reynolds gives me douche chills as GL...

    by jsarnold513

    That's not good. Van Wilder with a power ring and shitty CG. So much for an epic Green Lantern space opera that would be a Star Wars for the 21st century. I'm going to hold out hope until the thing is actually ready but so far this looks discouraging.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:03 a.m. CST

    The Mortal Kombat 2 movie...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    ... is better than both Transformers movies.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Wow. That looked really really

    by sambafreak13

    really bad.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:05 a.m. CST

    I'm still waiting for the Milo and Otis reboot.

    by DigitalBeachWar

    Maybe RR can narrate that film. As long as we don't have to see him it should work out.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST

    It's Goofy, but at least it's not taking itself seriously

    by cgih8r

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Some friend!

    by Astronut

    Just kidding. Yeah man I was the same way, I just sat there thinking WTF... Two plus hours of my life I will never get back. Why can't these studios understand something called pacing? The payoff scenes are so much more powerful if there is a build up to them. If they would make movies with a "less is more" approach (Superman The Movie, Blade, Wrath of Khan, Empire, TDK for example) people would be more impressed. Instead we get so much sugar piled on the cereal we can't even taste the cereal.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Awful, awful first-look...

    by Rindain

    Why the fuck did WB agree to give Entertainment Tonight the first look at Green Lantern? It looks like crap all cut up and pixelated, and the editing and voice-over by the ET lady is retarded.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Yeah I felt bad...

    by DigitalBeachWar

    I told my friend that I liked it. But shortly after I told him about how awful it was. Hahahaha he doesn't invite me to movies anymore. Oh well.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:13 a.m. CST

    At least it's easy to rebeet Green Lantern

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Just move on to the new lantern, no need to remake the failed first movie

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST

    Damn...looks like comic movies are...

    by codecrackx15

    ..heading straight into the shitter. This looks bad...real bad. So now we have Green Lantern to add to the list of upcoming shit movies along with Captain America, and Thor. The Fantastic four reboot sounds like utter shit too. Forgot that ensemble avengers turd on the horizon too. Not sure if Robert Downey Jr. can even save that. I guess the Dark knight and Iron Man 3 are all we have left to look forward to.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:21 a.m. CST

    codecrackx15

    by DigitalBeachWar

    You're right and I agree... except I could give a shit about another Iron Man. Would be better if it was Iron Maiden Man.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Is it too late to change GL from Hal Jordan to Kyle Rayner?

    by SpyGuy

    Because Reynolds seems far more suited to Kyle than he does Hal.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Well Cap and thor

    by Phategod2

    havent given any looks at either of those so its too close to call those crap yet. And IM2 was a dissapointment to say the leat so unless Favs can step up i have little faith in IM3 plus we had no inkling that The Mandarin is even in this universe which is the only Villian I care to see in a IM movie.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:26 a.m. CST

    More like lame Lantern.

    by Stalkeye

    Booooooooooooooooo!!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:27 a.m. CST

    If this ends up in a bad way, I'll blame Geoff Johns.

    by Julius Dithers

    WB could still pull it off but if they don't, I can't blame Campbell and Reynolds for doing their thing. But DC Entertainment's top gun has vouched for the movie. I'll see this once. I hope I'll be happy enough to see it more than once.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Correct me if I am wrong

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    but in the comics wasn't there at one time a Snarf like character that was a Green Lantern?

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Ferris Aircraft REALLY looks like Ferris Aircraft.

    by Doctor_Strangepork

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:32 a.m. CST

    And if there wasn't

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost

    I bet the WB put one in the movie. Hal Jordan teams with a wise cracking talking space cat who becomes a Green Lantern just in time to stop Sinestro's giant spider space robot!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Incorrect, Chewtoy...

    by BurnHollywood

    Unless I'm mistaken, Phifty2 was describing that uniquely DC situation (such as Gail Simone routinely portrays in SECRET SIX for example) where superheroes are an accepted fact of life and law, and can just appear without much controversy. In Marvel's X-MEN universe, the mutants are a group of outcasts that the government barely tolerates and sometimes exploits...hence Magneto and his cronies blazing an alternative path as outlaws.<p> The flashback sequence of WATCHMEN came closest to what he was talking about, IMHO.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Uh-oh! Serious gay vibe!

    by Zardoz

    That costume flasher sequence needs to go! Can the costume BE more homo-erotic? (I don't think so!) Seriously, you can tell if he's circumcised or not. Huge letdown for me...

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Wow, Reynolds really disappointed me there

    by IndustryKiller!

    I was really expecting more Adventureland Reynolds than Van WIlder Reynolds, the latter being so so inappropriate for Hal Jordan. Ugh, wtf mate?

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Looks like shit!

    by Shalako

    All it needed was "Believe it or not, I'm walking on air" playing on the soundtrack.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:38 a.m. CST

    A short word of defense

    by HyphenatedWords

    I don't watch ET. Drugged, sugared, and spastic children watch that show and say, "Whoa... I gotta sit down," because of it's terrible lack of finesse. I simply won't judge the film based on this alone.<br> <br> Because I have an inside track. A friend of mine is in the Albuquerque studio, and he and his team have MONTHS of work left to do on the film. His accounts of the team and the tech involved are geek candy.<br> <br> We live in a world now where nothing is sacred, nothing is left for us to discover in the theater because of trash coverage and rampant speculation and prejudice. I pine for the days when I walked into The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders knowing absolutely nothing about the films, so they could unfold and surprise me. We walked into Return of the Jedi with only a few teasing images in Time magazine in our heads.<br> <br> I'll be first in line to fly with the Corps next year. Give the filmmakers a break and let them make their movie.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:44 a.m. CST

    WOW....That is looking.....bad.

    by Yiggy

    Never release early footage unless you are absolutely sure of a positive reaction. Some PR folks should really be updating their resumes this weekend.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:47 a.m. CST

    "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    ......the Green Lantern 2011 version of Optimus Prime saying "My Bad" <p> UUUUGGHHH!!! <p> Excruciatingly Groanworthy!!!! Compare that footage to the few seconds of Green Lantern going at it with Black Adam in the DC Universe Online game trailer and tell me why WB didn't just go complete CG with the whole thing and hire that Green Lantern instead.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST

    What the hell is wrong with you?

    by VinnyMac666

    You people blow my fucking mind. 30 Seconds of quick flashes and you ride in, the might troll army, to declare Green Lantern the worst thing since Batman on ice skates. Just get over it. Go see it or don't. Like it or don't. But get off of your fanboy high horse and calm down.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Also.....

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    Can anyone explain to me why an alien species probably thousands of years more advanced than humans would come up with a symbol for Lanterns that looks almost exactly like Earth-based Lanterns?

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Looks better then thor

    by theblackvegtable

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:02 a.m. CST

    I thought this budget was 200 million?

    by ganymede3010

    The CGI in District 9 is light years ahead of this shit, despite it costing 160 million less.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:08 a.m. CST

    I hope they up the FX more before release.

    by The Founder

    I wasn't impressed at all. It looks I guess unfinished but the fx just look very much tv. Idont want to judge movie based off some thrown together scenes.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:10 a.m. CST

    the SPAWN movie had better cgi.

    by RedHorseVector

    comic book movies are played out.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Oh lord RR comes off more Guy the Hal.

    by The Founder

    It looks like WB and the director didn't do their homework on Hal's personality. Ryan seems to be playing his usual roles. I know RR can act it mostvof his roles he comes across the same.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:27 a.m. CST

    Can we blame GEOFF JOHNS

    by nursey

    As the chief creative officer of DC with a special focus on film adaptations, a ton of the blame for this sack of crapnshould land at his doorstep. He was incredibly careful to distance himself from the Jonah Hex movie (even though he was intimately involved) but I think this one's gonna be harder for him to didge the blame on.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:31 a.m. CST

    I'm I the only nieve one thinking this

    by BlackBriar

    was going to be a serious film? Nevertheless his Humor is So Damn Lame! Just seeing a little bit of the trailer just reminds me of that pile of DogShit,Blade:Trinty. Your Lame dick jokes made the movie even more crappy!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:31 a.m. CST

    I'm I the only nieve one thinking this

    by BlackBriar

    was going to be a serious film? Nevertheless his Humor is So Damn Lame! Just seeing a little bit of the trailer just reminds me of that pile of DogShit,Blade:Trinty. Your Lame dick jokes made the movie even more crappy!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Oops! Double post...

    by BlackBriar

    My Bust.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Ryans Reynolds can play only one role.

    by TenThousandBears

    And that role is Ryan Reynolds, wisecracking prettyboy. Go back to the Blade franchise Ryan, and someone call Terrance Howard to play Jon Stewart.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Trailer for Thor looks MUCH better than GL!

    by Zardoz

    I have a really bad feeling about this movie, now. I was very excited before but now I'm definitely deflated. I hope my fears are unfounded...

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:56 a.m. CST

    They're aiming at the gay crowd

    by ratpack223

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:57 a.m. CST

    beware my might...

    by brechtsky

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:58 a.m. CST

    green-screen, wires, and CG-flight!

    by brechtsky

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:24 a.m. CST

    And so it begins...

    by cushing1967

    32 seconds of a film that will be around 7200 seconds long and it's proclaimed to be UTTER SHIT.<p><p>I don'y mind Ryan Reynolds so I don't have that issue putting me off but it's the barest taste of what the Green Lantern will be and I don't think it looks bad or that anyone can legitimately make any judgement based on this. I liked Campbell's first Zorro film and that had a shit load of goofy humour but still managed to make Zorro the character he should have been.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:28 a.m. CST

    yeah man how dare they not take serious

    by drturing

    a guy who makes a giant green fist and hammers come out of a ring he's wearing and who's deathly afraid of the color yellow. it deserves utmost seriousness and a grim, dark tone.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:38 a.m. CST

    It needed a classier setting and tone;

    by Dennis_Moore

    more New Frontier, less Tim Story-esque. Setting it hard and fast in the present will also date it quickly.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:45 a.m. CST

    So he didn´t die in that coffin

    by CuervoJones

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:46 a.m. CST

    One or two important points..

    by cameron1975willi

    ...Why would the Marketing department release 'unfinished' footage on something as archaic as television? Television is dead. The internet is where all footage showed be premièred, especially a comic book movie. Studios need to take a serious look at the lack of talent in their Marketing-departments. They should in fact insist on the Director having a hand in it. That leads me to another point: What director worth his salt would put the welfare of his/her movie into the hands of a Marketing department?! Seriously Martin Campbell, you want this E.T. clip to be how the World first experiences a movie you spent a year of your life working on, not to mention $200 000 000?! I want everybody to go back and take a look at the first teaser for The Dark Knight. That's how you tease a movie. Someone took pride in that, it was probably Nolan himself.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Best Estimate

    by Miles_Teg

    This movie should do Superman Returns like numbers. And of course, WB will declare it a "success."

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Judging Things

    by cushing1967

    I take your point but you don't judge a car after a 32 second test drive. I have no issues with people not liking this short clip but to say that the film is shit because of it is silly.<P>You could get 32 seconds of clips from The Empire Strikes Back and make it look goofy as Hell.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 5 a.m. CST

    by cameron1975willi

    This is not gonna be The Empire Strikes Back.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 5:07 a.m. CST

    Of course this was to be a somewhat comedic take

    by Ditko

    ...This is a guy that creates green stuff out of his ring, FFS. What did you expect? Looks good for what it is, an all out sci-fi superhero fun flick. Aliens, spaceships, stuff like that. Relax, sit back and enjoy. You can always go back to Nolan and his overrated stuff.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 5:46 a.m. CST

    @Ditko

    by cameron1975willi

    Yeah, Nolan's stuff is a little over-rated. Especially when you take Heath Ledger's performance out of the equation

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Loks Like They Made Jack Black's Green Lantern...

    by Media Messiah

    ...just with Ryan Reynolds in his place.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 5:48 a.m. CST

    That's: Looks

    by Media Messiah

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 5:58 a.m. CST

    Geeks, the more you hate and trash a movie sight unseen...

    by DiscoGodfather

    The more successful it will be. Cracked.com nailed this with a single graphic. Go there and look up "Why Geeks Can't Have Nice Things".

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 6:14 a.m. CST

    HORRIFIC

    by topaz4206

    I had a completely open mind about Reynolds and the whole movie, but now I'm just going to watch Green Lantern: First Flight again, and pretend this movie never existed. Awful.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 6:49 a.m. CST

    Watch 'The Mask of Zorro' again!

    by zinc_chameleon

    and you'll see the same character arc: Antonia Banderas *becomes* Zorro, he doesn't start off dark and brooding. Campbell is going to create the serious, competent (but not Batman-psychotic) GL that we love. That's called a 'character arc', o TalkBackers.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 6:53 a.m. CST

    looks like garbage!

    by Sloppy2nds

    I mean really? they have him cracking jokes? I know its just snippet but first impressions carry alot of weight and those snippets make the film look like trash.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Did his costume make a *SNAP* sound when it appears?

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    Is that the actual sound it makes when the costume appears over Hal, or is there just something goofy that happened in the sound due to the way ET edited/presented this?

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Surprised ET had time to cover this

    by Bubba Gillman

    what with all the breaking Donny and Marie news.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Why the fuck does every comic flick have....

    by alienindisguise

    a fucking helicopter out of control scene in it? Aside from the sci fi element this looks to have every cliche I'm sick and fucking tired of in it. Pass

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Yeah you never really know

    by Rommel Catuncan

    People hated those Avatar previews, what with all the smurf comments. <p> Here is the clip in HD: http://tinyurl.com/24ebkec <p> This is a movie I am greatly anticipating and have been following, so I am curious as to how it all ends up turning out.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds killed my hopes for this when he was cast

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

    Looks like I was right. He needs the cockiness of Dennis Quaid in "the Right Stuff." He's a test pilot for Pete's sake. He's a fearless cocky bastard, not some fucking goofus. "I know, right?" *Barf!*

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST

    cameron1975willi

    by cushing1967

    Never said it would be The Empire Strikes Back - but then again, I have no idea whether this will be Batman and Robin or whether it will be Batman Begins.<P>I look forward to finding out though because it's a Green Lantern movie and that in itself is a pretty cool thing to be happening

  • Why emphasise the comedic aspect of the movie? This should be the superhero equivalent of Star Wars or Avatar. Campbell directed two of the best Bond films, so I have a certain amount of faith in him. The Thor footage was way better than this.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Hmm

    by my liege

    20+ seconds of the final film, folks. I think it looked quite good though obviously taking a cue from Fav's Iron Man. Still, Iron Man was brilliant so this could be too.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    However...

    by my liege

    douchey sidekick better be kept to minimum. In fact, kill him. It'd be great drama.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST

    this is worse than Hulk. fucking terrible

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    nolan is the only one who can deliver a real super-hero.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8 a.m. CST

    CAN CHRIS EVANS AS CAPT BE FAR BEHIND??!!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    I'm really, really, really, really witholding judgement but Ryan was NEVER my first pick!<p>Personally, he should have been The Flash or Oliver instead!<p>Hal was always a 'chip on the shoulder' guy and playing him as less will hurt the franchise!<p>Too late to turn back now but this could be bad.<p>I'm witholding judgement for a better trailer!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    tim story directed this?

    by alice133

    In brightest day, in blackest night...<p>one less movie to make my bank account light.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Director Martin Campbell is 70 years old...

    by Chewtoy

    No direct bearing on any of this, I was just surprised to learn that.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    no ron moore and no JJ?

    by mrsheldrake

    I'm in.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    The costume looks terrible

    by Gozu

    I mean, I know it's sometimes difficult to get the exact right look translating a comic book superhero to the big screen, but it looks fucking awful. As for everything else, I love Martin Campbell but it just seems to lack scale. OH NO A BIG FUCKING THING IS FALLING AND MIGHT HURT SOME WHITE PEOPLE AT A COCKTAIL PARTY! AAH! Marvel should make a "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie and do this shit right.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Lame.

    by ONeillSG1

    Green Lantern could have been Flash Gordon-y and Star Wars mixed in with a little Top Gun.<br /> <br /> Instead we get a horrible rendered suit, crap acting and bad effects.<br /> <br /> Kilowog was the only bright spot of this whole thing and he was in it for a nanosecond.<br /> <br /> Reboot in 2015.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    I'm liking some of the CGI but its Ryan take on Hal...

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    thats making me nervous!<p>You can expect the CGI and effects to look better on the big screen than on tv!<p>So I wouldn't worry about the effect as I would about the performances!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Wow? really?

    by groorgman

    It looks and sounds like that horrible deadpool rendition only in green tights. How can there possibly be any hope for this? Ryan will never get rid of that Van Wilder persona. He should be on Van Wilder 12 right now, not super hero movies.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Admittedly...

    by MakNeil

    <p>Admittedly, the quality of that ET clip wasn't all that good, but I am not seeing the grandeur, the marvel (pardon the pun) of the GL universe.</p> <p>It feels a bit too jokey, too wise-ass, for Green Lantern.</p> <p>Now keep in mind, it is a bit premature at this point to make any pronouncements, but when Tron: Legacy evokes a greater sense of wonder than Green Lantern–which occupies a much bigger universe–then something is very, very, wrong,</p>

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Green Lantern needs to be serious.

    by chainsaw_shawn

    Ryan renoylds is funny no doubt. has great comedic timing. But the green lantern story is no picnic. Its an epic grand masterpiece and especially the sinestro corps war and blackest night arcs was the creme de la creme. Its ok to make a few wisecracks, but when they show us the already developed shit they filmed it scratches our collectives heads WTF? this is what you do to the green lantern? Seriously?

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST

    RYAN HALF NAKED = WIN

    by BringingSexyBack

    Now let's go for epic win.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST

    RYAN HALF NAKED = WIN

    by BringingSexyBack

    Now let's go for epic win.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    DAMNIT

    by Nice Marmot

    I've been defending this guy's casting from the beginning. Convinced myself this would be a serious sci-fi action take on the comic. This looks like how I envisioned that Jack Black version. Like the Greatest American Hero in green. I ripped on everybody still calling Reynolds 'Van Wilder' and take it back. Cause I just saw him doing Van Wilder in every shot.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST

    I like Reynolds in the right role, but...

    by scudd

    ..there is way too much snark in this trailer. Maybe they should have made him Guy Gardner and given Ryan a bowl cut?

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:12 a.m. CST

    The CGI as usual looks half-assed all the way through

    by cgih8r

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST

    "Most fanboys hated it..."

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    Unless you can present your poll information for every single "fanboy" that saw Watchmen, you are not qualified to make some hyperbolic, ridiculous statements.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds does not equal extreme willpower

    by Royston Lodge

    Hal Jordan was chosen because of his extreme willpower.<p> In what universe does Ryan Reynolds make you think "extreme willpower"?!?!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST

    None, and I mean None...

    by Karuma

    ....of the DC, Marvel, or TV superhero movie adaptions have done justice to the original character. Green Hornet looks stupid, Captain America (how can they just "change" the uniform? He IS the uniform. That iconic jingoistic American flag motif made Captain America a hero to whole generations. Spider-man movies, worse and worse. Superman, idiotic. The only two that have even come close were the first Iron Man and The Dark Knight. Here's an idea, Hollywood. DON'T MESS WITH SUCCESS. These characters are loved for a reason, and it's not because you changed them.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Media Messiah = Pedophile

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    Stop posting you fucking lame comments on here you fat bitch. Go to Ain't it Choppah News and talk about kiddie porn you piece of shit

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Looks terrible

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    Looks like a Fantastic Four spin-off. I predict it will stink

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST

    well anyways....

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    just woke up, so excuse the typos....but yeah it looks like Wolverine Origins redux. Just to clarify, I wasn't attacking Media Messiah because I liked the footage. No I did that because he's a fat queer and I reserve the right to attack indiscriminately while serving as a AICN troll.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    If we would have seen a trailer for Superman: The Movie

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    on the internet with all it's goofy-assed humor we could have all concluded it fucked the pooch too.</p><p>Of course, until then that was probably the most serious take a comic book character had ever had.</p><p>Then again...we all cringed when we saw the trailer for Superman III and our fears were definitely proven correct.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    The fan-made trailer with Nathan Filion...

    by zinc_chameleon

    is awe-inspiring, so good that even though you know where the shots came from, the *narrative* pulls you through. The only reason I can see for this version of Hal Jordan is that we the audience will agree with Sinestro that Hal Jordan is sub-standard, and should not be in the GL Corps. The problem then is: why would the Ring choose him in the first place?

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    This will be a huge hit

    by SmokingRobot

    In times of economic catastrophe people need escapism. This will be big.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    For those that think Green Lantern is inherantly silly...

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    Go watch Green Lantern: First Flight. It's pretty much EXACTLY what this film should be.

  • Maybe people have been ragging on the wrong "green" flick.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Green this, Green that

    by James_Camera_On

    More fanboys flops on the way. Look, I felt I knew about Superman and Batman before I was born. Green hornets and Lanterns were read by the kinds of kids there were rumors about: rumors like peeping on their sister or torturing small animals. No thanks.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    I own first flight

    by chainsaw_shawn

    and might i say it was epic!!! I just think they should have had the JL voice of kilowogg. i didnt like the new guy anyways. But it was an epic cartoon and sinestro was badass. went mad with power.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    So sick of pimply fat geeks

    by KoolerThanJesus

    Shitting on stuff before we even get a good look. From what I saw, it looked good to me. Color me excited.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Entertainment Tonight used to be relevant

    by jim

    then the internet came along. <p> I despise ET. The self-proclaimed "television's premiere entertainment news magazine" got scooped by a full 24 hours by every single television news station on the death of Heath Ledger. Due to the show being prerecorded several hours before it airs, local tv stations with their entertainment guy who also does weather and sports was reporting on it a full day before ET was able to air anything. How do they respond, try to regain some semblance of relevance on what was arguably the biggest "entertainment" story of the year? They buy a video of Ledger at a party where people are doing drugs. Word of this "exclusive" leaks and celebrities everywhere threaten to boycott the show if the piece is shown. <p>Oh, and what was ET airing the night every other entertainment "journalist" was talking about Ledger's death? They had part one of a "five part exclusive" (5 parts!??!) interview with the paparazzo who was banging Britney Spears. Man, they were so proud of having their "exclusive" interview with this bottom-feeding parasite whose claim to fame is getting into the pants of a mentally disturbed celebrity during the lowest point of her life. From what little I saw it was truly repulsive. I hadn't watched ET in years, and after that brief encounter with the show, saw little reason to ever do so again. <p>However, when Stan Winston passed away I wanted to see what TV's "premiere entertainment news magazine" would say about him. I watched for a week and never saw a single mention of his passing. Nothing. A man who was responsible for some of film's most iconic imagery and character designs from the 80's & 90's and they can't be bothered to make any mention of him. Sure, plenty of time for stories about Miley Cyrus doing a photoshoot, some magazine having an article about which celebs have the "best bikini bodies", probably something about Donald Trump and/or Rosie O'Donnell, this singer dating that actress, etc, but nothing about the death of a Hollywood legend in special effects. It was then that I decided nothing could ever get me to watch that celebrity gossip circle-jerk of a show ever again. I might watch the occasional clip (like the one above) but they are so poorly done that I come away with nothing more than frustration.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    I'm sorry but Superman wasn't the best take on the genre.

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    There were many more more and truthfully you can't expect the same comic to be adapted to film!<p>Blade 1&2, Superman 1&2, The Crow, Nolan Dark Knight, Ang/Norton Hulk, Keaton Batman, Watchmen, XMen 1&2, and Popeye were good takes on comics2film, IMO!<p>NOT everything needs to look the same or sound the same to equal a good take on comicbooks movies! That what some geeks don't get!<p>Fanmade trailers can be cool but no way would anybody with a REAL budget and with REAL actors do them for a REAL movie! They would look like your regular cheesy comics-films that some keep screaming about!<p>Seriously, its way to fucking early to call this a BOMB! I don't like Ryan but what we seen may or may not be the entire film comes next year!<p>And anybody making predictions of box-office takes at this point is a fucking idiot!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Been saying it all along

    by Chewbacca_Khan

    The concept and necessary effects for this movie are not going to translate well to the big screen. Not only that, but the suit looks like shit and the flying sequences were AWFUL.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    seriously

    by macheesmo3

    it looks like the kind of movie that needs an ET push..........

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    "I know!!! Right?!?!"

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Heh. Count me in the minority but that line made me laugh. Kinda.<P>But if this is the tone they are going for, then it's a massive fail. And I'm not even a Green Lantern fan. So...there you go.<P>Cheerio!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    That looks so bad

    by fassbinder79

    Definitely won't be seeing that piece of shit

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    I like the last head shot at the end

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    I think low resolution has a lot to do with the effects looking bad, but that last shot looks a bit better. Definitely an alien vibe. And I also appreciate that instead of his whole body being green they listened to fans and vaguely put the original costume design back in there.</p><p>I'm also just glad he's wearing a mask because I thought for sure once they cast RR they wouldn't want to cover up his face and he'd probably just have glowing green eyes like on JL. So the fact that we got the mask and the eyes is pretty cool.</p><p>I'm really hoping the jokey shit is very minimal and Hal gets more serious as he evolves into the space cop we know and love.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Relax spaz...

    by Mr.Stiggs

    Guys, this is ENTERTAINENT TONIGHT! Consider their audience...of course they are going to cut the quick look trailer to emphasize the comedic moments and Reynolds "sexiness". Why don't you hold off the lynch mob until the full trailer is released or until (I know this sounds crazy) you actually SEE THE MOVIE! God damn geeks...

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    The Black Lantern from Justice League

    by BrooklynBred

    They should have done a movie about the Bald Black Lantern! Wayyyyyyy cooler. And I'm not just saying this because I'm Black either...well perhaps I am but still! But white folks get all the cool heroes.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    When E.T. did Iron Man 2...

    by RETURN_of_FETT

    They emphasized the action with a dash of comedy. I don't think we can hang it on them. I'm sure the studio was very particular with what they could show and what was ready to show. It's not like E.T. went through the whole film and said "We'll take this and this and this".

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Yaaaaaaaaay A Green Fist!

    by RobinP

    I will happily PAY to see that green fist come out of the ring and knock somebody the hell out. Next summer, count me IN. I'm THERE.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST

    make no mistake.

    by chainsaw_shawn

    I'm going to see it because its a green lantern movie. But if it fails then I blame everyone else. I'm a bit skeptical but I wanna see a full length trailer before anything else.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:34 a.m. CST

    FETT is correct.ET showed what they were allowed to show

    by KilliK

    by the studio WB.which means that this is how the tone of the movie will be,not serious epic space adventure but rather lighthearted family entertainment like Iron Man and the FF movies were.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:37 a.m. CST

    hmmmm

    by RipleyGrady

    not a green lantern fan, but this already looks like shiiiiiit

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    It's hard to get a hint of what the flick will be like

    by Orbots Commander

    ...from that clip. Still, I think it's obvious that Martin Campbell went for a lighter Iron Man-ish tone....which is a legitimate way to go with it. The thing is, with that tone, you're relying a whole hell of a lot on the chemistry of your actors to win the day. We'll see, I guess. <p> Let's not get our panties in a bunch; Green Lantern isn't The Dark Knight. You don't need to go dark and grim with it. Personally, I was expecting more Donner Superman, rather than what looks kind of like Men In Black.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    BrooklynBred....

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    Black people only get the leftovers....because they lack imagination....just look at BET. Besides, a black superhero would just sit around and bitch about civil rights and reparations.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Nah, ET cut this promo from the trailer they were given

    by Chewtoy

    They're premiering the trailer on Tuesday (before it shows up on Harry Potter on Friday. They'll likely talk over some of the trailer, or cut away from it for snippets with the actors, so it will still be an unsatisfying and incomplete look at the trailer. But it's entirely likely that they went through that trailer and picked the snippets they wanted to show for this commercial. There could still be a lot of drama in the full trailer that ET skipped.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    lol....

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    How'd ya like my Mel Gibson impersonation?

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:01 a.m. CST

    read the collections!!!

    by malificus

    Wanted to make sure and get that in there. It's all been said but that footage was no judge and the studio is unlikely to release anything so good that it trumps their trailer so the good stuff has yet to come. The outfit looks decent enough, my only concern about Reynolds is how they write the character, he can do what they want but I hope they don't make him a wiseguy, Hal's a bit of a square. I noticed in that one scene the Lantern's flying and being buffeted around the photography was terrible on that, look at all the black dead space surrounding him, zoom in man, fill the screen, why can't people shoot good looking action? I doubt I'll see this in the theater though, I'm just about done going to theaters unless there's major visual spectacle, my TV looks very nice and no asshole comes during the previews and sits dead in front of me. I predict major flawed movie but new interest in the comics and those collections are just fantastic, the artwork is masterful.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    I read Marvel exclusively as a kid, so it's funny to me

    by CreasyBear

    how stupid and corny some comic book characters in movies look when I don't already have fond memories of the characters from years ago. Seeing this trailer, I can finally empathize with my normal friends when they saw the first X-Men trailer and laughed. The uninitiated can obviously be won over by a quality movie regardless, but I forget sometimes how fucking weird comic book stuff is.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    The GL Mythos will survive this...

    by zinc_chameleon

    because it is a great mix of science and mysticism. For example (GL specialists can correct me on this): The GL aren't powerless against yellow, they're powerless against the full force of Parallax, one of the beings who was created during the Big Bang (like an archangel in the Christian mythos) and is hostile to lesser creatures stealing its powers. The various beings who are beneficent towards the GL Corps are archangels (again the Christian mythos) who allow their quantum-bending powers to be used for good. That's the origin of the Lantern, as I understand it.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Mainstream film is completely dead

    by MainMan2001

    it's been over. movies are extended versions of television

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    zinc_chameleon: Agreed! After all, Blackest Night...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...was DC's best stuff in a LONG time. IMHO of course.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    black superheroes?

    by chainsaw_shawn

    I was offended by that statement. Blade kicked a whole lot of ass, war machine, cyborg, black lighting, static, deathly, bishop, storm. Etc. LOL

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    HAHAHA DC FANBOYS Your tears are narcotic.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Your Reaction

    by FatalMISTER Z

    Ok so the scene with his friend where he changes to Green Lantern and says "I know right!" seems a little out of character and corny, but ask yourself this. You suddenly find out your a fucking super hero and you have powers. What do you think your first reaction is going to be? I don't care if your John "Fucking" Wayne, you're going to call your best friend and say "dude! I have fucking super powers"!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    1.21 KILOWOGS!!!!1

    by F-18

    "What the hell is a "kilowog"?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Wow, I mean HFS. They really screwed you guys!!!

    by the Green Gargantua

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    nike alliance

    by jianzhichu

    jordan shoes $33 nike shox $33 Sunglass $16 hat $13 necktie $14 === http://www.nike-alliance.com ===

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    GREEN APPLE SPLATTERS

    by RowKseat25

    Looks terrible... another no show at the cinema for me, pity as I like Renolds... just awaiting disapointing pre-screen reviews so I don't have to waste a dime.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    zinc_chameleon, I dunno dude.

    by the Green Gargantua

    I can't read Daredevil anymore I was sooo effected

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    They really were imaginative with that transformation.

    by the Green Gargantua

    LMFAO

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Black Superhero Movies

    by Astronut

    Don't forget STEEL! OH yeah. That went well.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    I know what they need to do for Wonder Woman,

    by the Green Gargantua

    The only way to keep it from turd city.

  • They'll have to lay out the concept of the film somehow... The transfer of the ring, probably the voice of one of those little blue guys explaining the deal. Hopefully there's a transformation that is more slow and awe insuring, and doesn't include Reynolds posing like he just fired a death ray out his ass.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    The flick will be a hit,that's for sure

    by KilliK

    but it will also divide the fans like the Hulks and SR did.<br />

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    You know what?

    by lead_sharp

    THAT clip, as badly put together by a collection of people who see 'summer movie' and think 'Batman and Robin' is...I (purely from what I can see) like the costume, Ryan Reynalds captures Hal's early days as GL really well, cocky and head strong as opposed to fearless and wise. Well it looks like that anyway. Prefer this to Thor SO FAR...

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    hey Hal,you shitty green suit sucks

    by KilliK

    "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    zinc_chameleon; Royston Lodge

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    <p>If I recall correctly, Parallax being the source of the "yellow impurity" that cause the GL weakness to the color yellow was a relatively recent development, that began with the resurrection of Hal Jordan, and led into the Johns/Tomasi run on GL. Originally, the GL weakness to the color yellow was literally just that--nothing as complicated as Parallax involved with all that stuff.</p> <p>And Royston Lodge, I actually thought that Blackest Night was kind of a letdown. Everything BEFORE Blackest Night--namely, the start of GL Corp and Green Lantern by Tomasi/Johns, and the Sinestro Wars, and the rise of the multi-colored lanters--was absolute brilliance. And then when Blackest Night came, it was all about zombies. I mean, really? Zombies? And even worse than that, everything became terribly formulaic, with some dead hero rising, trying to torment their living friends or relatives, and multiple Lanterns showing up to zap the dead person back to oblivion. It got old, fast.</p> <p>Although one of the few good things that came out of Blackest Night was the issue of the Question, where Cowan/O'Neil got together to bring back Vic Sage, Renee Montoya, Tot, and Lady Shiva. Just watching Cowan/O'Neil work their magic again, and the sheer brilliance of the art, was fantastic.</p>

  • Nov. 13, 2010, noon CST

    Can't wait for snarky Evans Cap!

    by zyuray2

    *Shows Bucky his shield* -- "I know, right?? Now let's get these pants off and go fight some Nazis!"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Kilowog?

    by ragingfluff

    terrible name for a superhero... and in the wrong hands, potentially very, very racist

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Can They ReBoot this Already??

    by choonie

    So we can get a proper suit and actor

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Is this Hal or Kyle? Too Shmaltzy. I smell a Bomb

    by picardsucks

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Ghetto Man

    by Shalako

    That's the super hero film I'm waiting for. Dig?

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    RE: zinc_chameleon; Royston Lodge by maelstrom_ZERO

    by James_Camera_On

    I read the description you posted. I am sure that is not the plot of the movie, though it apparently refers to the mythos of the movie. Seriously, people, do you honestly expect anyone in the audience to get any of this? I found it utterly incomprehensible. I'm not criticizing anyone's writing style. I'm just saying there's no way for anyone to possible write coherently regarding this stuff. BTW, "Yellow Impurity?" Sheesh, won't that get the racebores going as well. Blackest Night? The Question? The use of increasingly marginal comic book material is killing movies.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    maelstron: When I say Blackest Night, I include the lead-up.

    by Royston Lodge

    I'm just being lazy and using "Blackest Night" as shorthand to include all the stuff that preceded it as well, including the Sinestro Wars and the creation of the "Emotional Spectrum" and the introduction of the other-coloured rings.<p> Sorry for the imprecise terminology.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    kilowogg

    by chainsaw_shawn

    Is the hulking piglike being. Who's a sargent or something in the gl corps. at first Hal and him didn't get along. Now they fast friends. There's a lot of anti human sentiment in the corps because Hal becomes legend with the ring. This movie could be epic... but I retain judgement.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    you have to be kidding

    by disfigurehead

    That looks horrible.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    didnt Hal masacred all the Lanterns at one point?

    by KilliK

    talk about an inspiring hero there..

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Looooong time lurker... just got to say

    by DokoDesuka

    I'm usually the anti-hater (it's an art primarily reserved for untalented people jealous of others blood and sweat and success) but this looks awful. The two seconds of Kilowag and Oa were the best parts of the clips but everything on Earth, from the acting to the sets is just... awful. Not feels right for Green Lantern. Everyone was right. Reynolds should have been used for Wally West were his snark would have fit beautifully. Oh, and no one named Geoff Johns should ever write Hal Jordon. He's the only writer I've ever seen to make the character tolerable in over fifty years of existence.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    what the hell

    by redkamel

    I thought this was supposed to be a period piece!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    the comic book fans seem to hate it

    by Bouncy X

    which means it'll do well and actually be good. i saw this last night on tv in HD so as far as the effects are concerned, they looked fine. of course this is AICN where everything is shit but yeah. :P

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Bloody Hell...I feel Apple Tango'd

    by Smack_Teddy

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST

    G.I JORDAN, VAN HALSING

    by Smack_Teddy

    etc. <p> This is an EW cut though...

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Even IF

    by inkingeekX

    The cg, the suit, and the flight scenes didn't suck- it still has RR as Hal Jordan, which I cannot accept, especially knowing that Nathan Fillion wouldve left Castle in a heartbeat to come and be perfect for this role

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    laugh

    by billandted

    and not at the "jokes"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:32 p.m. CST

    by hallmitchell

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Feels very fantastic four

    by hallmitchell

    And that's not a good thing.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Halfbreedqueen: Of course, they're actually trying the reverse.

    by Chewtoy

    You *could* make any film look bad through a use of quick clips, but in this case they really are trying to make this look great.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    I have not got a good vibe over this

    by hallmitchell

    It looks very kiddy And the fan trailers own this at the moment.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Out of context

    by Kammich

    E.T. is notoriously bad with the way they cut their debut footage, and considering this is the absolute first look at any moving images from the movie, its really not fair for me to judge the movie based off of these clips. I've said on here before that this is a movie that will have to earn my $10 through its advertising--I'm not a big enough fan of the source material, the cast, or the director to just see this out of some misplaced sense of loyalty. So, I'll definitely be waiting for the official teaser/trailer. I will say that this clip surprises me in tone, however... nearly every earth-bound set piece has an almost "Mystery Men" vibe to it, which is really not a good thing for the source material. The sci-fi stuff looks very good, though, especially the outstanding Kilowog.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    What's wrong with you people? It looks fun to me.

    by Mike_D

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    I will be there opening weekend!! --Looks cool ALREADY!!!

    by JDanielP

    Yes!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

    First look should always be the best look.

    by hallmitchell

    This is not serious enough. If you didn't want to go serious you may as well made the Jack Black version and at least get some laughs.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    That clip was for housewives

    by rev_skarekroe

    That's why they made a point of showing several shots of a briefs-clad Reynolds and prominently featured the star of Gossip Girl.<p>A real trailer will be a better indication of what the film's like.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    NOW I KNOW JACK SHIT ABOUT GREEN LANTERN

    by Yourbigpalal83

    so...dont flame me on this, because frankly the only bits of green lantern i do know is that from the death and return of superman story line (which if adapted properly would make a kick ass movie), but, this looks simular to what i know from those comics, and TO ME, who knows nothing of green lantern, looks like a movie i'd want to see. Same thing with the other comic book movies coming out, i know nothing about THOR, CAPTAIN AMERICA, knew nothing about IRON MAN or HULK, cant wait to see the advengers... Think these movies should be viewed as getting people to read the comics

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    I Can See The Studio Plants Have Shown-Up

    by Media Messiah

    This movie looks terrible. Warner Brothers, what happened to your quality controls? You couldn't do better than this? You actually thought this looked good? It's insulting to you, and the fans.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    I'm tired of Jessica Alba and Ryan Reynolds types

    by The Krypton Kid

    starring in superhero movies. How about actors with the talent and strength of character of a Christopher Reeve.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah

    by hallmitchell

    Nailed. Plants thicker than the jungles of Colombia are everywhere.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Seth Rogen

    by hallmitchell

    They've done up the Green Lantern sidekick to look like Seth Rogen. Yet i know it's not him.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Well done Warners

    by hallmitchell

    You've blown it on an iconic character. WE ARE UPSET!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:12 p.m. CST

    NOte to Warners!

    by hallmitchell

    Fix this rubbish.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Looks UN-EPIC.

    by Se7en

    Geoff Johns must be rolling in his.... ah.. office.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    You had me at "I know jack shit"

    by RETURN_of_FETT

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Reynolds does asshole very well.

    by moonlightdrive

    Comes surprisingly easy to him. Looks disappointing. I prefer a more serious tone and less campy and jokey but some of the effects look poor as well.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    It looks pretty good but

    by kafka07

    that preview was cut by meth-heads

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    "2 seconds of footage! I HATE IT!!"

    by MattmanReturns

    You guys are funny.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Looks like 10 lbs of shit

    by fanboy71

    in a 5 lb bag.

  • "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    hey Hal,your dick hangs out from your pants

    by KilliK

    "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    THEY ARE REALLY TRYING TO COPY IRON MAN AREN'T THEY.

    by drdoom_v

    The cocky superhero-check The tranforming costume-check The womanizing-check unoriginality- check Bad CGI - check

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    God....

    by pk68

    I knew it was going to be Reynolds being Reynolds....what a douche...

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    drdoom_v

    by MattmanReturns

    Yeah because no superhero ever had a transforming costume, womanized, or was cocky before Iron Man.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    IN BRIGHTEST DAY, IN BLACKEST NIGHT

    by BringingSexyBack

    His abs are hot, they're dyn-o-mite!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Hey Lantern, that mask is so GHHEEIIIIY!!!!

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    Lantern: "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Hey Lantern, your suit sucks donkey balls!!

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    Lantern: "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    drdoom_v nailed it

    by Bruce of all Trades

    This is WB's answer to Marvel's success with Iron Man. It's so obvious. And after the crapfest that was Iron Man 2, I'm not much interested in another Iron Man-type movie. <p><p> I personally want a take that's similar in tone to that Nathan Fillion fan made trailer zinc_chameleon mentioned above. The tone for that was epic and awe-inspiring. First and foremost a space opera. <p><p>The tone for this is comedy first, ryan reynolds's abs second, gayness third, space opera last. I'll probably catch it on DVD.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Hey Lantern, I can't tell if that's CGI or Crappy-I

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    Lantern: "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Hey Lantern, I didn't know they used Photoshop for CGI these day

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    Lantern: "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Hey Lantern, I thought Sca-Jo was the one with the crappy Super-

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    Lantern: "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Hey Lantern: Let's get these pants off and go fly some planes.

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    Lantern: "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    hey Hal,your Lantern is out of oil.

    by KilliK

    "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Hey Lantern, "Let's go look for trouble."

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    Lantern: "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Guys, I think we could actually make this tagline work

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    .......... <p> <p> <p> <p> <p> <p> Lantern: "I........ KNOW!!!.... RIGHT?????"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Hey Lantern, Marvel is having second thoughts about Deadpool

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    Lantern: "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Hey Lantern, Ben Affleck just sent you a gift basket

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    Lantern: "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Hey Lantern, Nicholas Cage just sent you a gift basket

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    Lantern: "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Hey Lantern, Shaquille O'Neal just sent you a gift basket

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    Lantern: "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Hey Lantern, Meteor Man just said "You da man"

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    Lantern: "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    BurnHollywood

    by phifty2

    For the record, squid or no squid, I love the Watchmen movie.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Hey Lantern, Tim Story just sent you a 'Thank you' basket

    by Kai_Mah'gra

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Hey Lantern, Tim Story just sent you a 'Thank you' basket

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    Lantern: "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Hey Lantern, Ang Lee just sent you a fruit basket

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    Lantern: "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Okay, I'm done.

    by Kai_Mah'gra

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    you're upset about an ET presentation?!!

    by HelveticaConspiracy

    my god, man! you've been in this business long enough to know that EVERY ET early presentation is 'cheesedick'. hard to believe you could still bitch about it. that's like bitching about kanye's diva-esque antics. he's gonna do it. get over it.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Kai_Mah'gra is done.

    by KilliK

    "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    HelveticaConspiracy

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?"

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Wow...really?!?!

    by wacko3205

    Okay...I’ll agree with the poster that made the statement that this is a typical Entertainment Tonight pitch...but that really really came off as a piss poor comedic attempt at pulling off what needs to be an extra-dimensional blowout science fiction origin story. I’ve been a Green Lantern fan since I was a teenager (I’m 39 year old oldie but goodie now. Heh heh heh.) & I had some seriously high expectations of this movie & those expectations were being met by some of the production stills & shots of Kiliwog, OA, & even the briefest glimpses of Sinestro...when the suit shots came out for Entertainment Weekly...I almost cried. This preview nails the coffin for me...& I hate to say that...because honestly I hate it when people slam a flick before it hits...which is generally what all our posts & this website gear towards...but this time...this one time I gotta side with general consensus...Ryan Reynolds was a piss poor pick for Hal Jordan & the tone of this movie is just disappointing. What the hell’s up with Green in a movie title equating to casting comedians & blatantly stupid scripts?!?! Who knows...maybe we’ll all be shocked senseless & this one will meet up to expectations...but I aint hopeful after seeing that shit.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Wow...really?!?!

    by wacko3205

    Okay...I’ll agree with the poster that made the statement that this is a typical Entertainment Tonight pitch...but that really really came off as a piss poor comedic attempt at pulling off what needs to be an extra-dimensional blowout science fiction origin story. I’ve been a Green Lantern fan since I was a teenager (I’m 39 year old oldie but goodie now. Heh heh heh.) & I had some seriously high expectations of this movie & those expectations were being met by some of the production stills & shots of Kiliwog, OA, & even the briefest glimpses of Sinestro...when the suit shots came out for Entertainment Weekly...I almost cried. This preview nails the coffin for me...& I hate to say that...because honestly I hate it when people slam a flick before it hits...which is generally what all our posts & this website gear towards...but this time...this one time I gotta side with general consensus...Ryan Reynolds was a piss poor pick for Hal Jordan & the tone of this movie is just disappointing. What the hell’s up with Green in a movie title equating to casting comedians & blatantly stupid scripts?!?! Who knows...maybe we’ll all be shocked senseless & this one will meet up to expectations...but I aint hopeful after seeing that shit.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Sorry about the double post...

    by wacko3205

    But I really really meant it!!!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    KilliK

    by Kai_Mah'gra

    Every time I try to get out, they pull me back in!!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    The suck knob.

    by Dark Doom

    In the audio studio there is a knob all engineers know, it is the suck knob (makes bands/music/tv sound like/loook like shit) ET's know is in hyperdrive, but GL's FX are not done, much editing to be finished IIRC didn't the early cuts of Star Wars, 2001 and others need a lot of post? Give GL a chance. It may suck, but I'll judge that for myself when I see it.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Looks like it was made by Wayans Bros., not Warner Bros.

    by F-18

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    There is one consolation...

    by zinc_chameleon

    Think back 10 years to the debacle of 'Gladiator' nine months before it come out: they had to totally rewrite the script (originally Maximus was already dead, and looking back at his life from the Elysian fields). John Logan for characterization and William Nicolson for plot and structure. And all this time they were filming! Proximo had to be created digitally to get his storyline to work (which is now a standard technique.) Moral: scan all your actors digitally, and when the fans revolt against you in Trailer World (which they are and will do with this ET mess), just recreate everything in post production. On a happy note, I would volunteer to scan Blake Lively, but no one has asked me!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    "Well... at least no one else got to play Hal, Ryan?"

    by Smack_Teddy

    "I KNOW!!! RIGHT?" <p> (Bradley watches tv grinning, sipping whiskey, smoking a cigar) "...you are in denial..."

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST

    So they finished filming "Thor" prior to Comic Con...

    by Chewtoy

    ...and they cut some footage from it that was almost entirely practical shots to show to comic fans, but haven't "officially" released any footage at all to the public. They've spent the time since in post-production, polishing the look and working on effects. People are guessing there will be a trailer released sometime around "TRON" or christmas, or maybe they'll wait for the Superbowl. In any event, they're taking their time with the effects, and apparently not willing to show the general public some half-assed ones for a first impression. I have to applaud that.<P> I believe that Green Lantern was still filming during Comic Con. They showed some quick-cut footage, nothing with Hal in costume (because that was all sfx yet to be completed) and generally made a lack-luster impact. So how do they make up for it? By rushing a trailer to go along with Harry Potter, and filling it with some dicey looking effects work. <p> Honestly, the decision to do the suit entirely as an effect is killing them. Thor and Cap did enough practically that they could cut trailers immediately if necessary (and yet even so they're taking their time in doing it.) Green Lantern rushed to have a trailer out first, and they're taking a beating for it... perhaps rightfully so. I know fans always want to assume that effects will be improved on as things progress, but quite often the remaining time is already scheduled for effects that have much farther to go than things polished enough to make a trailer cut.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds gives me the douche chills

    by AzulTool

    It would of been cooler with Bradley Cooper. Or anyone else for that matter.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Just another film too scared to take itself seriously

    by kevred

    Smarmy humor, lots of crappy CG, boring.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    BrainDrain

    by elsewhere

    The first The Dark Knight trailer was probably one of the most hyped trailers I've ever seen. The Phantom Menace being another. People were going batshit crazy over Ledgers Joker voice.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Don't get the CGI complaints

    by WickedJester

    Never have. "Too cartoony"? What is a cartoon space alien supposed to look like?

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST

    The Phantom

    by The_Motorcycle_Boy

    With Ryan Reynolds as Billy Zane. <p> At least that's that's the vibe I got. Still, I like Campbell so it might be decent; there are still eight months left. I don't understand why they didn't use a practical suit and use CGI to augment it. Time to re-render some frames...

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    I REALLY hope Reynolds can reign it in...

    by Immortal_Fish

    ...and I REALLY hope that ET cherry picked the hammiest moments.<P>That was not Hal. I've been saying since he was cast that he would make a better Kyle Rayner. Evidence suggests I was right.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Immortal_Fish

    by The_Motorcycle_Boy

    Reynolds can play straight - check out 'Adventureland','The Nines', or 'Buried'. Of course, that might not be the case here (although trailers always have the cheesy bits), but he could play the part serious if directed that way.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Not only does the marketing department...

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    Have a hand in promoting a film, it has a hand in the making of every tentpole film a studio produces. Unless you are a powerful director like Cameron, Lucas or Spielberg you do whatever the studio wants.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    Krypton Kid: So True

    by Media Messiah

    Ryan Reynolds is a lacking actor, and the industry keeps trying to force him on us, and the same is true of Jessica Alba. Reynolds is the type of guy who should have a TV sitcom. I think it would be big for him, and he could handle it, but he isn't movie leading man material. As for Jessica Alba, she is a nice looking girl--but that is it, and I think largely overrated for her looks. Worse, she can't act, and has become arrogant. Film companies need to stop force fitting people into roles, where they just don't fit. Josh Duhamel would have made a great Green Lantern, Chris Pine, etc., but Ryan Reynolds, just isn't star material.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Hallmitchell: The Plants Have Shown-Up...

    by Media Messiah

    ...attempting to sway public opinion here, but it is a lost cause!!!! This movie looks, and feels, like trash--well, as far as I can tell from the trailer. What did they spend on this movie, 5 bucks? It looks absolutely (Roger Corman) cheap!!!!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah - harsh on Reynolds

    by The_Motorcycle_Boy

    Alba is a void; a cipher devoid of any personality. There's no sense of life behind those big, beautiful eyes. <p> Like, love or loathe him, Reynolds has charisma; his characters feel alive. He can carry your attention for the length of a film (see: 'Buried'). He can also - contrary to belief - act as well. He's not the next Day-Lewis, but to compare him to Alba is inaccurate. Whether he's right for this film, we'll see, but I remember people crying about Ledger and Downey Jr getting major roles in superhero films...

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    This does look bad

    by Colonel Activity

    I wish they would put something together like this (minus the overwrought voice acting):<p> http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/movies.vm?movie=DCUO_CGI_072310&category=allvideos

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    hey hal the dcu videogame looks better than your movie!!!

    by chainsaw_shawn

    I know, right?! Lmao.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Saw it watched it.

    by Alphanumeric1971

    Looks like ass.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:23 p.m. CST

    WOW. IS MARTIN CAMPBELL OR STEPHEN SOMMERS THE DIRECTOR?

    by gruemanlives

    Cause this definitely looked cheesier than I thought it would be. Not to say that I don't like Sommers' style, but this is not what I would expect from Martin Campbell.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah loves fat baby cock....

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    and Ryan Reynolds

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    ALSO, GOD CREATED NATHAN FILLION TO PLAY THIS ROLE

    by gruemanlives

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    No amount of tweaking will fix that shitty GL suit!

    by Thanos0145

    I don't understand how they could fuck up such an Iconic and simple design. Making a practical suit was the way to go. The white gloves highlight the ring and they change the color to green. Go figure.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST

    BrainDrain: I Love Plenty Of Things

    by Media Messiah

    Among TV series, I love Twilight Zone, I Love Lucy, Mission Imposible, UFO, Fringe, The Big Bang Theory, Two and A Half Men, Buffy, King of Queens, Soap, Classic Saturday Night Live, SCTV, and Human Target. <BR><BR>As for movies, I love Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, The Terminator, True Lies, Silent Running, The Rocketeer, Superman, The Note Book, Sideways, North By North West, Pygmalion, Beau Geste, Serenity, Lawrence of Arabia, To Kill A Mockingbird, Duel, Raiders of The Lost Ark, Close Encounters of The Third Kind, Citizen Kane, Walk Hard, New York New York, Taxi Driver, Scareface, Summer of 42, True Romance, Cashback, Dark City, Animal House, The Blues Brothers, Dances With Wolves, Braveheart, and Somewhere In Time--so on, and so forth. <BR><BR>In other words, I love TV series, and films of substance.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Anyone...

    by VinnyMac666

    Who gets this pissed, judgmental or at all worked up by thirty seconds of footage NEEDS TO GET LAID! Seriously, people saying things like 'the humor in this movie looks horrible' after hearing two lines... or calling for a reboot already is absurd. You're too uptight. Go get your dick sucked or your favorite hole poked... Hell, head over to XNXX.com and release a big 'ol greasy wad on your keyboard. Just do something to get rid of all of this tension that is making you so hostile over 30 seconds of film. And heaven fucking forbid you don't like this take on Green Lantern... because you've loved every comic book arc and every single cartoon, right? How could someone dare to create something you don't like!? I'm completely flabbergasted by all of this nonsense.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    The_Motorcycle_Boy: Another Poster Compared Reynolds To Alba

    by Media Messiah

    I was only answering him, the poster who was speaking about both Alba and Reynolds--I suspect he meant that studios and producers are forcing square pegs into round holes; in other words, giving parts to actors who really don't fit specific roles, and to that, I agree. That said, however, Reynolds hasn't found himself yet. He hasn't found the right tone to be a star, or leading man. The guy is clearly talented, unlike Alba, but he isn't star material. Perhaps he will develop into that, but as for now, he would be better suited on a TV sitcom, so he can continually test his talents out on a weekly basis, and learn his strengths via experimenting, and then come back to film after he has found those strengths. Right now, he is just a poor man's Chevy Chase, and quite frankly, after Chevy left Saturday Night Live, he became a poor man's Chevy Chase too.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    PS: Warner Only Hired Reynolds To Undermine Marvel...

    by Media Messiah

    ...as they knew that Marvel was looking to develop a Deadpool film franchise with Reynolds in the lead role. Well, they are all screwed now. How could they have messed this up? It was an easy job, just make Green Lantern as Star Wars/Empire Strikes Back/The Last Starfighter...meets Superman/The Rocketeer. The blueprint has already been made for them to follow, as live action storyboards found in the form of those past films, and they still messed it up???!!!!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    BrainDrain: I Love The New Chevy, But...

    by Media Messiah

    ...it took nearly 30 years for him to show back up, and prove his mettle again. The in-between years were horrible though, save for his Invisible Man movie remake, his work after Saturday Night Live was uninspired--and beneath him and his audience.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    MM, I can only imagine whats going on with Marvel Capt America!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Reynolds and Evan might kill their respective franchise before it even begins!<p>BUT we still have to wait for the final product to judge. I admit that I was never for Reynolds and the teaser is scaring me!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Maybe its time to STOP the Jessica Alba, ScarJo, Chris Evans. et

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    casting in comicbook films! Studios cast these young stars because they think franchises before scripts and good actors!<p>Someone like Jon Hamm would've made a better Hal Jordan while Reynolds would make a better Kyle or Flash!<p>Trying to get the studios to see pass potential franchise versus good castings and scriptwriting is damn near impossible!<p>Too bad because Hal should have been slightly older and experience, IMO!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    I'm beginning to think...

    by zinc_chameleon

    that Blake Lively and Mark Strong are going to make this movie work. Look at how serious Blake is, even only for the few seconds she is on. And her explanation of the storyline at Comic Con was letter perfect.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:44 p.m. CST

    by djtelesca

    There's no fury like nerd fury. We all survived organic webshooters and lack of yellow spandex, and we'll survive this too. I think it looks okay....not Macbeth, but I'm sure it'll be fun.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    HollywoodHellraiser: Chris Evans Has Arrived...

    by Media Messiah

    ...see The Losers, the guy was brilliant in it. As for Reynolds, I have given him chances before, but really, both he and Warner should have given us a better trailer for Green Lantern. Surely, he saw it before they released it, and he should have put it on the line, and demanded that the execs have someone do a better edit of the trailer, because if it speaks of the content of the movie, well, they have a terrible film on their hands. When you see a trailer for a movie, you should be blown-away, not turned off to it.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    MM, Reynold from what I heard was decent in Buried!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    In Hollywood, whats that saying about being only good in your next picture or movie?<p>Evans could've been great in The Losers but in Capt America he might be Johnny Storm!<p>Whatever the case it too early to judge either guys until the actual movie, but we can speculate from the teasers and trailers! LOL

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Typical AICN knee-jerk reaction

    by BarryConvex

    You guys hear two lines of dialogue and see a few seconds of footage and you decide that it's the worst movie ever. Despite the footage with the cheesy jokes, I think it looks promising. Kilowog, Oa, and the space footage looked pretty good. I'm sensing a Last Starfighter-meets-Iron Man vibe (which necessarily isn't a bad thing).

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah, I agree with your initial post

    by The Krypton Kid

    Reynolds is not leading man material. In fact, I don't see much talent there. 90 percent of his performances are variations of the same character: Himself. GL seems to be his worst offense because he's imposing his cocky, sarcastic style on a legendary character who doesn't match that style. <p> <p> Is Reynolds more talented than Alba? A little. But I still rank him with the Albas, Biels, and Kutchers of the film industry.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Knee jerk reaction?WTF

    by chainsaw_shawn

    I wasnt disappointed in the dark knight teaser trailer. it has over a million hits on youtube. teaser or not people was dying to see it. If your gonna have a premiere of footage for a highly sought after film that people are dying to see. You start on the best foot! not the wrong one. The ET producers could have cut a better promo. But i tell you this when the show does come on and i see the footage and it isnt up to par. I will put it on blast reguardless. You feel me?

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST

    AzulTool, Reynolds gives you douche chills, but Cooper doesn't?!

    by The Krypton Kid

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    What was that movie with Tom Greenn called?

    by TheNipplesofGodReturns

    The one wear he's eating a deer in the road? (my opinion for worst movie by the way.) I have a bet and can't remember the name.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Lets wait for the trailer then opine

    by tommyleespenis

    I KNOW RIGHT!!!!

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Looks terrible so far

    by jimmy_009

    I'll wait for the trailer, but this looks like a dud.

  • Nov. 13, 2010, 11:43 p.m. CST

    TheNipplesofGodReturns, I've never seen it

    by jim

    but are you thinking of Freddie Got Fingered?

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:11 a.m. CST

    ET has a track record of making trailers look like shit

    by Datascream

    So ill hold judgment until the real thing comes out.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST

    The Krypton Kid: I Agree With You

    by Media Messiah

    There is no there, there with Ryan Reynolds. And yes, I get the same vibe from Jessica Biel, and certainly Ashton Kutcher. They emote their lines, but there is no soul in it, no real passion. These aren't actors, they are line readers...and you are rght, Reynolds plays the same character everytime out, and limited actors do that. True actors, change personas per every role, or at least, they try to do that as much as possible. Nathan Fillion is such an actor; the guy is an actors' actor. The same with James Franco, and Matt Damon. I am also a fan of Angelina Jolie--for her ability to inhabit a character, and fully fade into a role, as if the character is a real person.<BR><BR> Jessica Alba, she is just a attractive girl (nothing special) who can't act, and isn't trying to learn how to act, because the industry keeps giving her roles, no matter what, simply because of her looks, which as I said, are overrated. I can go to any major mall and see numerous girls with equal looks, or better.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST

    HollywoodHellraiser: Yes, You Are Correct...

    by Media Messiah

    ....but, hopefully they cast him because of his role in The Losers, and have encouraged him to deliver a performance that is worthy of our time--and hopefully, he is more than the body of his lessor work. Hopefully, the real Chris Evans is the guy who showed-up in The Losers.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Don't like much of what I see

    by daggor

    "I know, right?!?' is too douche-y a thing for Hal Jordan to say. The suit transformation needs a second or two of lag time to give it some impact, preferably with a sound effect. Kilowog being in the movie is a big plus, but if GL is an punk saying WTF all the time, then no thanks.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:47 a.m. CST

    In brightest day, in blackest night

    by GornPirate

    No crappy CGI shall escape my sight. Hell the mask alone looks wrong. Never mind the rest of the costume.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Freddie got Fingerd

    by TheNipplesofGodReturns

    Thanks BigJim!.... you just won me 100 bucks! And No movie will ever be worse than "Freddie got Fingered "

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Knee-jerk reaction? More like cock-jerk reaction!

    by Zardoz

    To that gay, male stripperat the pride parade costume! How about one that doesn't show us GL's entire cock and balls? I've said it before, I'll say it again: Seriously. Fucking. Gay!

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Two words:

    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    Geoff Johns.<p>I am going to bear in mind that this is a poorly constructed fluff piece of advertising and remind myself that Geoff Johns played a central role in piecing this movie together.<p>I'm also going to bear in mind that Hal Jordan could simply start the film as a schmuck-arrogant jet jockey like in the worst of 'Top Gun' (hence underwear shots and general homoerotica) before evolving into 'cool, toe-to-toe with Batman' Hal Jordan...because, y'know, it's nice to watch characters evolve across a movie...<p>Keep telling yourself it's Geoff Johns, people.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds

    by Fieldingm

    Was terrific in Buried. And of course Hal Jordan's character will evolve over the course of the film - it's trite and predictable, but I thought funboys love their "arcs"?

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 3 a.m. CST

    Meaning "fanboys"!

    by Fieldingm

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:05 a.m. CST

    What's amusing is

    by Dennis_Moore

    I' d bet that the people over at comic book movie .com love the footage because they lap up any and all shit wHollyweird flings at them.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Not feeling it

    by smudgewhat

    Looks like it's gonna be in my netflix cue, not theater fare.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:19 a.m. CST

    And the CGI mask & suit are cheesy

    by smudgewhat

    Why not go practical on those instead? Looks like that was a bad call

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Fieldingm

    by WavingFlagsInSpace

    Just to check, you wrote: "Hal Jordan's character will evolve over the course of the film - it's trite and predictable."<p>Do you mean that characterisation, particularly the development of a characer, is trite? As in superficial?<p>What sort of stories do you like, then?<p>If Hal Jordan started the film being the same guy he ends it as, despite getting a cosmic power ring granting him unfathomable power inbetween, wouldn't you feel a little frustrated by the complete lack of effect it has on his character? In fact, wouldn't you call that shit writing? I must've misunderstood you...

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:27 a.m. CST

    Most impoertant : Uncharacteristically Green Lantern.

    by Se7en

    That is what is important here. SO dissapointed with Campbell, and also to Geoff Johns for letting this happen.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:47 a.m. CST

    knee jerk reactions?

    by HongKongCavalier

    I dunno how long YOU have to smell shit to realize you're smelling shit; but it takes ME a lot less time than this video.<p></p> See, what "The Whiners Who Like To Whine About Whiners" always fails to understand is this: if you're going to do a movie adaptation of something that was created decades ago, built its own history, fleshed out its own characters, and, most importantly, built a fanbase which could do nothing but help your marketing and advertisment ... then why fuck with it?<p></p> What, exactly, is wrong with the Hal Jordan that already existed? What, exactly, is wrong with the history of the character as it exists?<p></p> "It doesn't translate well to screen" ... bullshit answer. If no one has TRIED to translate a comic, as is, to screen to date then how is that answer anywhere near valid?<p></p> So instead of Christopher Reeves' Superman ... we get Ryan Reynold's Van Wilder (again).<p></p> The ironic part is how self-defeating this will be if the film is successful to spawn a trilogy because THE best story of the Hal Jordan era is the one where he goes absolutely batshit and taps into powers no one knew he had.<p></p> Too bad the producers are more concerned with more barechested Ryan shots than realizing the existing material (and character traits) are a gold mine.<p></p> pffft ... wtfever ... thank God for Demonoid

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 5:03 a.m. CST

    I like Reynolds but fear this movie may not work

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    With the early TDK teases, I felt intrigued and my doubts about Ledger were questioned. But so far with this ET sneak, I am getting the same vibe I had about Superman Returns, X3 and Spider-Man 3. I'm already wondering if they'll decide to reboot GL for the next movie, or simply fold the character into a Justice League movie, with another actor in the role, after The Dark Knight Rises.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 5:51 a.m. CST

    It's being converted to 3D...

    by Righteous Brother

    along with Sucker Punch. Oh dear.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 6:01 a.m. CST

    GREEN LANTERN REBOOT RUMOR

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    THE STUDIO WILL REBOOT THIS IM NOT JOKING FELLAS

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 6:05 a.m. CST

    this is like AQUAMAN movie from Entourage

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    so fucking terrible what a disaster people

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 6:18 a.m. CST

    ummm

    by HongKongCavalier

    Didn't Aquaman beat out Spiderman for the biggest box office opening of all time? (in the show of course)<p></p> ... and the only scene they show is Vince running and diving off the pier.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 6:20 a.m. CST

    BTTF was "rebooted" in the midst of making it...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    So the idea of rebooting GL right now would not be impossible. Just expensive. I'm not saying that Warner Bros. should do this, just pointing out the extreme measures they could take if the studio would be willing. Regardless, if this movie doesn't do well, then I predict there won't be a sequel. Instead of a reboot, Warner Bros. will consider a Justice League movie, especially since by that time Christopher Nolan will be presumably finished with Batman. (So the Batman character will be freed up, so he can be relaunched in a Justice League movie.)

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 6:30 a.m. CST

    this movie looks "not manly"

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    like a flamboyant Green Lantern.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 6:39 a.m. CST

    GREEN LANTERN LOOKS LIKE A FROG

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    LIKE A FUCKING FROG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 6:53 a.m. CST

    RYAN REYNOLDS = MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY WITHOUT THE ACCENT

    by Bruce of all Trades

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 6:55 a.m. CST

    A.K.A. A SHITTY CHICK-FLICK ACTOR

    by Bruce of all Trades

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST

    SPACE FROG

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST

    the princess and the space frog

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. Genre: Action & Male nudity

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 7:46 a.m. CST

    "I know, Right!" --- Ryan Reynolds, after switching to costume

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    This is as bad as Will Smith playing Neo in the Matrix.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    its a good thing I still got Stargate Universe

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    to keep me busy from going insane thanks to all this hollywood shitfuckery.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    They dont need a reboot honestly.

    by chainsaw_shawn

    They need a sequel with the other human based green lanterns instead of jorndan. make it an ensamble piece and have it set during the sinestro wars and make it mature, adult, and a bit cynical and they might have a winner. What i wouldnt give to see a real life sinestro corps war on the screen in all it's bloody glory. Without none of the pg-13 censored bullshit.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 8:49 a.m. CST

    you guys are completely insane

    by cool_britannia79

    you're talking reboot, based on a few seconds of footage from a programme tailored for a different audience than you? Martin Campbell is directing right? If there's one thing he does well, it's making kick ass openers to movie series. Chill the fuck out.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Ben 10 looks more mature than this piece of shit

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    No one here knows what Ben 10 is but if you did happen to know, then you will agree. fucking terrible man.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    This Talkback has proved one thing...

    by WickedJester

    Most of you are fucked in the head. Reboot? Seriously? Do you guys even read what you're fucking typing?

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Reynolds...

    by Transhuman

    ...is obviously the big concern here. And from what I just saw in that trailer, it looks like we may be getting another Van Wilder performance. Why didn't they go with Chris Pine for this? Or anyone else? It HAD to be Ryan Reynolds. If this movie suffers at all because of his sarcastic crap, I'm gonna be pissed.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Rebooting is a possibility when it gets negative reviews

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    the studios wont continue with it if the public thought of it as a joke and will indeed reboot after a year or two. Possibly having another actor play GL in Justice League as well.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Fan reaction has been very negative and harsh as well

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    go to all sites previewing this and youtube and you will get people basically scorning the hell of it. And honestly this movie deserves all the hate. CA is looking way better than this so far.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 10:41 a.m. CST

    On one hand, I stick to I said earlier...

    by Astronut

    That this looks pretty awful. On the OTHER hand, this concept has a talking pig man and a silly talking squirrel. What did we expect, fucking Shakespeare? We get what we get. Sadly and reluctantly... we get what we get.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    So they kept the typical Ryan Raynolds humour?

    by chien_sale

    It's worse than I thought.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    ...I stick to WHAT I said earlier

    by Astronut

    That's what I meant to type.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST

    First Flight will always be my 1 true GL movie

    by nobodycallsmcflyachicken

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    In the beginning, Jordan was not very serious

    by MAD_MIKE

    In fact, his character could be much more accurately described as being exactly like Tom Cruise portrayal of Maverick in the TOP GUN film. He was a womanizing risk taker that took nothing seriously. <P> It was not until he turned evil, died, became the Spectre and was reincarnated that he became to serious. so Reynolds may be a perfect fit.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    "reboot"............ LMFAO

    by Astronut

    Anyone who thinks the studio will scap this and "reboot" it is either stupid or... actually just stupid. Tweak it maybe. But REBOOT? come ON.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Hal Jordan was a blank slate at the start

    by terry1978

    Honestly, he was never as serious as Bats, nor as naive and goody goody as Supes, but now he's like...a hybrid of the two. Origin story shit has to be gotten out the way.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    All will be forgiven if two things happen...

    by zinc_chameleon

    One: after green-fisting a few punks, Sinestro arrives and says stone-cold: "What the f*ck do you think you're doing?" Two: after Hal undoes his pants, Carol says: "Hal, you're fired. Have a nice day."

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Iron Man 3

    by GaryBuseyTeeth

    starring Ryan Reynolds

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    I smell flop!

    by evilnerd

    A giant fist popping out the ring? Rmpfmuahahahaha....

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Green Lanter vs Green Hornet

    by KilliK

    place your bets.which will flop and which will succeed?

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    i bet green hornet,

    by chainsaw_shawn

    People will actually like. It's never been done. And it looks like a good mix of goofy and seriousness. GL movie is supposed to be no joking around. Sometimes a wisecrack but never a full on Jim Carey in batman forever.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 1:45 p.m. CST

    KilliK-Both will Flop!

    by evilnerd

    Green Donkey Balls!

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    The selling of this movie

    by Mike_Hines_Says

    has been utterly fatal. Who ever shit the bed in the WB's marketing department needs to be taken for a "ride". This movie has so much potential, and yet it's all been squandered because of shitty marketing. Tragic.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Reboot?

    by djtelesca

    Are people suggesting reboot because of three words and a few seconds of a promo? Not even a trailer, but the promo for a trailer? People need to calm down...yeesh.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Don't be stupid. This looks awesome.

    by JackSlater4

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Yeah. Real awesome.

    by Astronut

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    We'll see who gets the last laugh

    by JackSlater4

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    *SNAP* "I know -- right!?"

    by Jim Jam Bongs

    Hrmmmm.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    This looks childish like a Disney movie or a TV movie

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    i think its supposed to appeal to children. awful casting.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    it looks so bad, i almost pity it

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    we will have to wait another year for the damn reboot what a fucking shame.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    if Nolan done Green Lantern we would have been spoiled

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    we would be talking about how awesome and mindblowing its gonna be.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST

    "Hal... You look like a Gay, Australian, Fraud..."

    by Smack_Teddy

    "I know! Right!?"

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    "Hal... You look like a Mentally Disabled Clergyman..."

    by Smack_Teddy

    "I know! Right!?"

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    "Hal...Y-"

    by Smack_Teddy

    "WAIT FOR THE REAL TRAILER YOU MOTHERFU%@ING C*@KSMOKING C@NT!

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    BATTLE: LOS ANGELES TRAILER LOOKS BETTER

    by Astronut

    Yeah. How crazy is that? The trailer for another "alien invasion" movie is MORE IMPRESSIVE than this Green Lantern footage. That just blows my mind. I think they fucked up GL BIG TIME.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 6:56 p.m. CST

    HA! I love watching Fickle Fanboy Nation go into spasms.

    by Subtitles_Off

    Buncha fukken dumbasses, we all are.<P>1. Doesn't look any more or less retarded than your first look at the cartoon world of AVATAR. And we all know how that ended up. (Which means this could be the very next, worst movie ever made, until the next TRANSFORMERS thing rears its ugly head, or Generation Dumbasses Latest Life-Changing Event. It's a coin toss.)<P>2. At least it's the first superhero movie since Spider-man where the dude looks like a superhero. (Iron Man doesn't count, because he's more of a robot-looking dude, anyway.) I'm almost certain they'll ruin it with a Nolan-style sub-plot to explain what the material is, but seems like we'll finally have more evidence to shut up the That Would Never Work On The Big Screen Because It's Silly, It Has To Be Body Armour, Spandex Is Gay bunch of knobs.<P>3. The humorous tone. I don't care one way or the other. Personally, I think superheroes are stupid, so as much humor as possible is alright with me. I know that probably wouldn't work for Green Lantern fans, and for that reason only, I hope the schmarm factor demonstrated by this 15 SECOND promo for GENERAL AUDIENCES DUMB ENOUGH TO WATCH "ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT" is uncharacteristic of the whole thing.<P>4. Still more interested in this than any of the Marvel-based stuff that Hollywood is working on.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Hey Subs...

    by DrMorbius

    Don't hold back...how do you really feel!<p>Is Batman not a superhero?

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Batman hasn't been a superhero since The 70s,

    by Subtitles_Off

    except for all the times he hangs out with the others in their Treehouse of Justice or whatever, but I always just ignored that dumb crap. Now, however, he's all superheroey again - seriously, he time-travels, and his dead sidekicks are all resurrected - so, yeah, he's stupid, too.<P>His movie costumes have ALWAYS sucked. At least Burton's looked kinda-battish. Nolan makes him look like a linebacker with pointy ears on the helmet.<P>Hiya, btw. Long time, no Morbs. No wonder you've forgotten all of Subtitles' Rules To Distinguish The Stupid From The Not-As In Comic Books. Wanna hear my theory about four astronauts who are subjected to a cloud of radiation and come home with four different super-powers, instead of, oh, I dunno, cancer?<P>☼ ♥ ◊ ♦ ♣ ♠ ☼ ☮ ♔ ♕ ♖ ♗ ♘ ♙ ☼

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Picking on Harry Potter is like

    by Subtitles_Off

    making fun of the kids on the short-bus. Sure, you can do it, but it just exposes you as kind of an ass.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    AHAHAHAHAHAA

    by TheWaqman

    I can't believe you guys were looking forward to this mess. Comic Book movies are dead. I'm not a big Nolan fan or anything, but it seems only he can make a decent one these days. Oh and Edgar Wright for sure. But I'll just be called a hipster loser for citing his name.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Waqman you hipster loser!

    by cool_britannia79

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Four Astronauts...

    by DrMorbius

    subjected to a cloud of radiation...<p>sounds FANTASTIC!<p>Probably a good thing they weren't Cosmonauts!<p>How did you escape the banhammer? I heard it fell hard and often.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Morbs, I had already abandoned the place

    by Subtitles_Off

    before The Legendary Triumph Of The Banhammer.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 8 p.m. CST

    In case you haven't been keeping up, FANTASTIC has been reduced

    by Subtitles_Off

    to TERRIFIC or TREMENDOUS or some other superlative that will alliterate with three because one of the super-powered irradiated astronauts got killed.<P>I dunno which. Whose turn was it? Rock Guy or Flamer?

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Subs, someone posted a list...

    by DrMorbius

    but a lot of names were notably absent. You, Cheeses,..etc. Was there a mass Exodus or a chosen few. I'll run across a familiar 'face' here and there but few and far between.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    I really don't know, Morbs.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I stopped Talkbacking before it all went down. Don't know who got banned. Don't know where they all went. I'm only on here very occasionally now. Sort of kamikaze-style.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    BrainDrain is right

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    harry potter is the most boring overrated franchise in history and frankly all of its movies dont deserve to be seen.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Harry Potter = Twilight

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    im serious

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    DOO is serious.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I'm with you, DOO. I just think making fun of it is obvious, unnecessary, and makes you look mean-spirited. Let the little ones have their umpteenth version of the King Arthur mythos. It ain't hurting anybody anymore. It's not like it's Batman traveling through time or shooting alien gods with laser guns!<P>One must choose one's battles with care.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Harry Potter= Twilight?

    by chainsaw_shawn

    WTF are you on crack! the last book was like lord of the fucking rings!!! Meanwhile we're so worried about who this bitch picks jacob or edward!? WTF! dont you ever mention twilight again!!! lol.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 2:13 a.m. CST

    LOL@braindrain LOTR ripoff.

    by chainsaw_shawn

    It was definitely getting that way in the last book. it got bloody and violent. The tone was definitely a light rated R. I mean the progression was what ive been waiting for. But their aint no other swashbuckling sci-fi fantasy epic being on the screen right now. So what do we do? I'm not gonna see it. im gonna wait for the blu-ray though.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 6:13 a.m. CST

    This Film Needed Some Like Roland Emmerich To Do It

    by Media Messiah

    This is supposed to be a star-spanning epic, and Roland knows how to make sweeping epics, in scope--with great visuals...worthy of a blockbuster. They should have hired Emmerich to bring this character to the silver screen, instead of hiring someone who has never shown experience in handling such a story, or character.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 6:14 a.m. CST

    That's: This Film Needed Someone Like Roland Emmerich To Do It

    by Media Messiah

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds = Douche Lantern

    by LaserPants

    You have the ability to be a raging douche, so here's a ring and a retarded looking cgi costume. Now do some achingly unfunny, jokey, smirky, fish-outta-water schtick for 2 hours and ruin Green Lantern forever.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 6:41 a.m. CST

    In Douchiest Day, In Douchiest Night, No Douchebag Will Escape O

    by LaserPants

    RYAN REYNOLDS is DOUCHE LANTERN VAN WILDER in "HOW WE RUINED ANOTHER COMIC CHARACTER FOREVER: THE MOVIE."

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 6:45 a.m. CST

    What Color Should the DOUCHE LANTERN Be?

    by LaserPants

    I'm thinking menstrual / bloody stool brownish red? That seems appropriate.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 8:37 a.m. CST

    That does have a PlasticMan vibe. Holy Crap that SUCKS!

    by Snake Foreskin

    Everything about that trailer sucked ass. I am so pissed! I love Green lantern and that looks like a frakkin' parody of Green Lantern! They might as well have cast Jack Black, those sonzabitches! DAMN IT ALL!!!!

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Was this made for TV??? This looks like a Power Rangers movie!

    by Snake Foreskin

    AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Subtitles_Off

    by DioxholsterOperationsOutpost

    you might be right, whenever i mention not liking harry potter I get all kinds of weird looks. and a girl said jokingly not to talk to her again because I haven't read the books. WTF? am I also supposed to read that shit?!

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Snake, I will second that.

    by Astronut

    AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGG GGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    You are right about the Plastic Man vibe

    by Astronut

    And I would also say it reeks of The Mask. Too jokey, not serious enough. Oh except the effects in The Mask were better.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds is a douche

    by TheWaqman

    and he will forever be doomed to romantic comedies only. Because outside of that he can't act at all. Hell, even in here he's giving a McConaghey-lite ripoff. Except McConaghey can actually be funny sometimes. <p> Who in their right mind would watch Buried anyways? A 90 minute film with just Reynolds in a box. Uhhh....fuck that.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    "most beloved superheroes"???

    by FleshMachine

    2nd rate superheros maybe

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Clearly marketed for kids

    by Abominable Snowcone

    whereas with many superhero movies they don't intentionally dumb it down, so we older "kids" don't feel too stupid. But yeah, this looks like I'd feel stupid watching it (and having paid to do so)

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    THIS THING HAS SUMMER'S EVE

    by Astronut

    written all over it. The poster who said it reeked of a Disney Special TV movie was spot on. PEE YEW

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Too bad, DC

    by Abominable Snowcone

    at least Marvel was able to tap a B-hero like Iron Man and get at least one good movie out of it. So good that ol' shellhead practically became an A-lister. Granted, Marvel also has a lot of crap movies based on B and C level characters (FF, Elektra, Punisher)

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 11:41 a.m. CST

    doesn't the fact that

    by thesmilingpsycho

    it's a bad quality video and yet the cgi is STILL bad looking make it worse? seeing it with more clarity will only point out the flaws even more. its like thinking that an ugly girl is hot bcuz ur drunk.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    I can't believe Martin Campbell directed that crap!

    by Snake Foreskin

    I feel like crying.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Looks craptacular!

    by slave to the one

    And not just because Ryan Reynolds is in it!

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Think before you post...

    by Lacobus

    Do most of you fucktards even know anything about green lantern!? Jesus, you would have thought so being on AICN and all. <p> Course it's gonna be a fucking cgi suit, the green lantern suit is made out GL power. <p> Course its gonna have cockiness in it. Hal Jordan is cocky and arrogant in superhero form! <p> Also , wtf is wrong with an Iron Man vibe!? Those movies were critically lauded and smashed the box office to pieces.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    cocky/smarmy

    by Katet19

    There's a huge difference between cocky and smarmy. In that mode Reynolds borders on Jim Carey levels of obnoxious. As it is his early schtick (which seems to be represented in this footage) was essentially an Ace Ventura JR sort of thing. Not to mention this actually looks like "The Mask" with a GL ring as a stand in for the mask. If you had thrown John Hamm or maybe even Fillion in this roll they could have gotten across the cocky test pilot vibe without resorting to the childish vibe reynolds pust across.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Iron Man

    by Katet19

    The big difference between this and Iron Man is that Iron Man had Robert Downey Jr to hang it's hat on. He WAS Tony Stark. I think its being compared to iron man just because of the cocky guy with a newfound form of power thing, but the devil is in the details and their respective levels of talent.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 2:29 p.m. CST

    OK Read Most of the Posts

    by DocSavageFanFromWayBack

    I have to say, I am a GL fan and I am going to reserve my judgement until a better look is out. <p> I agree with MM on Evans and Losers. He was pitch perfect in it and I do like RR too so I am holding off the hate. For now.<p> Here's hoping that it turns out better than this small, over cut, glimpse gives us.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST

    The scene where he takes off his belt

    by chien_sale

    That's all you need to know.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Meteor Man lol

    by crazybubba

    looks corny. Huge disappointment.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Can't believe its this hard to make a decent comic book movie

    by crazybubba

    70% of them suck.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Will decimate Nolan's garbage films

    by YerMomsBox

    Just by virtue of having been made. Not an opinion, truth. Reynolds owns. Eat it.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    not hard making a superhero movie...

    by chainsaw_shawn

    But say you had an idea that was close to the comic book character including mythos and stuff only comic book fans would know from the story. It would work. But it never goes according to plan. A producer may want to change something. The studio head may not want a dark comic book movie. Because they want the kids and family demographics. Ie canceled, Flash movie. There are too many variables that messes up good ideas before they hit the big screen. I for one don't see Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan. He looks nothing like his comic book counterpart. And Hal is like early to mid 30. Ryan Reynolds looks too young. I would have loved to see denis quaid. As a older hal Jordan. Lots of charisma and still looks like he can fight.

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynold's real hair as Hal Jordan...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...looks exactly like Shatner's rug in Wrath of Khan. Weird.

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 2:44 p.m. CST

    TERRIBLE

    by bames_jond

    It's like they went and cast Chevy Chase as the Green Lantern (which by the way would have been a better choice than this knob).

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    "GREATEST AMERICAN HERO" ANYONE?

    by bames_jond

    It's scary how much this reminds me of "The Greatest American Hero," especially in those flying sequences!