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GREEN LANTERN WonderCon Footage Must Not Escape Your Sight!

Published at: April 2, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

 

Beaks here...

After an uninspired showing at last year's Comic Con, and a fairly underwhelming first trailer, Warner Bros. needed to land a knockout blow at WonderCon yesterday with their GREEN LANTERN footage. The initial reaction (particularly from GL authority Jordan Hoffman) suggested they did, but these things are often in-the-room sensations. Remove them from the convention hall, and they tend to fall a little flat.

This is not the case with the GREEN LANTERN footage. At all. Truth be told, my colleagues might've undersold how emphatically they've nailed the look and tone of the comic.

I'm not going to post a shitty-looking embed here. You need to go to the film's Apple page and watch this sucker in HD. To be completely honest, the opening shot of Sinestro looks very cartoony, but the f/x could be unfinished. If not... who gives a shit? The rest of the footage is fucking amazing! If you're any kind of Green Lantern fan, you're going to be freeze-framing the Oa shots to see how many members of the Corps you can recognize. And that image of Hal Jordan sailing by space-walking astronauts on his way to Oa? Inspired. This is exactly what I wanted from a GREEN LANTERN movie.

Hopefully, WB over-relied on Reynolds's glib shtick with that early trailer, and this footage more accurately evokes the tone of Martin Campbell's film. I want to believe. I want to love this film. I want to get my ass to Oa now!

GREEN LANTERN hits theaters June 17th, 2011.




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  • April 2, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    First

    by Azby

  • April 2, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    first?

    by Reynard Muldrake

    I never have been so I thought I'd ask while the Quicktime is loading. I think they'll do well with this - but it certainly isn't in 'Nolan's Universe' or Snyder's 'Slo-Mo-Hero'

  • April 2, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Like a complete 180 from what we saw back in the fall

    by Terrence

    Even if it's not perfection, the fact that I am actually seeing live action versions of the Green Lantern mythos running around the screen will be enough to get money from me.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Best footage yet.

    by Swoomustdie

    Going to be a great year for SH movies.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST

    looks like a lot of fun

    by ComSamVimes

    His mask still looks kinda bad tho. Other than that this movie just looks like pure fun, and I can't wait!

  • April 2, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST

    I know literally nothing about GL

    by DirkD13"

    But that was BAD-FUCKING-ASS, much better than the crappy trailer.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    WOW! Insert APPLAUSE here!

    by Bradford Richardson

    Impressive trailer!

  • April 2, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Love It!

    by Solomon Kane

    The action sequences look excellent, and the more I see the costumes the more I appreciate how they accentuate the different anatomy of the myriad GL wearers.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    This has me excited

    by Transhuman

    I'm sure there will be some Ryan Reynoldsy sarcasm will have to deal with, but this looks cool. Feeling much better about this one now.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Holy Frikkin' Crap...

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...I've been an absolute skeptic about this from day one. Consider me on board. The footage was incredible, the humor worked and the FX look great.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    HUGE improvement

    by ltgalloway

    That trailer is miles beyond the first one. The cgi mask still doesn't look 100% right, but if the story lives up to the promise of that trailer then I can let it slide. All the other cgi looks pretty awesome, so I'm on on board. Looking forward to it!

  • April 2, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Come on...

    by matthooper8

    Who's gonna shit on that. That fuckin' rocked! The machine gun was amazing.

  • From what I can gather from this footage, this is going to owe a lot to "Secret Origin" (hence Reynolds' cocky portrayal of Jordan). If that is the case, then they have made absolutely the right choice in picking the actor for the part. I know this is only 3 or 4 minutes of the film we're seeing here, but I like what I see. It will definitely be worth a ticket. btw, to anyone who's not read "Green Lantern: Secret Origin", it is WELL worth a read. Perhaps the greatest comic series I've read since "Superman For All Seasons".

  • April 2, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    I stopped watching it...

    by 2soon2eat

    but not because it looked bad...it looked GREAT! Don't want to see too much. This film might work after all. I might even kick down some extra money for the 3D version. I would feel cheap and used for supporting Real3D but the effcts might be worth it.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Holy. Balls.

    by silentjay

    How on Earth ... err ... Oa did they screw that up the first time? I suppose a lot of the footage wasn't in place. Anyway, fuck that first trailer. This was absolutely fantastic. Hey movie execs, quit effing with the stories and this is the reaction you will get. Now let's hope for a good story because the look and tone is there.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    OH HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLL YEAH!!!!

    by wacko3205

    WOW!!! For those of us that were holding out hope that Campbell, Reynolds, & Strong would blow this outta the pages hard...they have. I can't wait. The suit & mask now looks quite perfect!!! Proud to say...I'm a fan of all the names above & this is only going to boost them in my eyes...win lose or draw. I'm most excited for this film than I am Captain America & Thor...& I was really big upped on Thor.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I must admit that is considerably better!

    by Rebel Scumb

    I really wasn't expecting to want to see this movie at all, but that really turned it around. It could still just be a very well put together trailer, but it could also be a reflection of the final product. At the very least, there is now the potential for this to be good, where as before that seemed a lot less likely.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Its clear WB have been reading

    by brobdingnag

    online feedback and are trying to do damage control by editing together this kind of footage. No doubt Thor will be doing the same thing soon.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    I had zero desire to see this. Until now. Wow. WOW!

    by Karl Hungus

    I think this looks like exactly the kind of mix between epic drama and fanciful myth that has been lacking in the "dark," mopey, deconstructionalist slate of comic book movies the last several years. This looks engaging, imaginative and, dare I say it, fun. I had been sharpening my knives for what I thought was going to be a gargantuan turd. Seriously, I really thought this was going to suck beyond belief. And it still might. But now I'll be finding out on opening day. Eagerly. Well done, Warner Bros.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    This summer, Thor gets hammer-fucked...

    by kiwicanuck

    ...by the epic scope of this movie. This is stellar. Within one trailer, this has now become the superhero movie to beat this year. The buzz is going to go through the ROOF. Despite the hate from so many, I retained hope, and guess what? It now looks better than Cap.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Anybody complaining now

    by BlaGyver

    Is officially hatin' for the sake of hatin'. Only complaint, minor as it may be, is that his mask looks like it could use another layer or two. The suit itself actually looks relatively organic and decent, but the mask is sticking out.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST

    I will never be able to have children after viewing this.

    by Dr. Samuel Loomis

    I drained my nuts to the point of prunes. I am fucking SOLD! And I am a Marvel geek by heart and have always had a bad taste in my mouth about DC.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST

    The turn...

    by wacko3205

    Totally agree with the Scumb, Hungus, & Canuck...this is definitely the one to see & this trailer pulled out all stops at the turn. I was more impressed with the original trailer & actually skeptical of Reynolds. This changes things for me dramatically...& plus...its nice to be on the positive end of things every once & awhile. I mean...really.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST

    It is either going to be good or bad

    by KevinMuller

    I hope I am proved wrong, but I believe this is going to be meh. My opinion is that Captain America is going to be the movie of the summer

  • April 2, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    sweet tap dancing hezues that looks AMAZING.

    by threetoesoffury

  • April 2, 2011, 1:35 p.m. CST

    much better

    by john

    the kids are really gonna love this....me, not so much the only hal jordan arc i ever really enjoyed was when he was paired with green arrow john stewart was always a much more interesting lantern

  • April 2, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    am i the only one who cant get apple trailers to work anymore?

    by robamenta

  • April 2, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Fickle Biatchs...

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    This is merely more of what you've all claimed you didn't like! A bunch of giggly schoolgirls at summer camp, you are. Untrustworthy, fair-weather fans!

  • Both Thor and Green Lantern are difficult sales due to the over-the-top material. However, I'll give Thor my vote, because it looks like they tried to use practical locations, sets, and makeup as much as possible. <p> This GL is all-CGI, and it shows. They should have tried to use as much practical effects as possible. Have actors in make-up and prosthetics with CGI enhancements. The only GLs that look real are the guys that did this (Sinestro, Sur, Jordan). Oa could have used miniatures enhanced with CGI. Instead, it looks like a video game cutscene. Not tangible in any sense. <p> Overall, I still think this looks rather bad. I predict it lands with a thud. Thor isn't going to do much better, but it might have the edge due to release date. And a better cast.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Still Not Going To See This. Just Don't Like The Green Lantern..

    by FreeBeer

    ..The Lantern is an even more camp super hero than Superman. I prefer "Tech" heros like Batman, Iron Man, The Punisher.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Hate.

    by 8footTallGopher

    Aww c'mon is no one going to hate on this? This site is no fun without all th whiny now-it-all nerds constantly bitching that everything sucks!?! Where's that paranoid from a couple days ago with his big conspiracy on the fall of a....well.... A website??? Boring!!! :) Btw.... Loved that footage!!

  • April 2, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    2011, Year Of The Secong Tier Superheros

    by FreeBeer

  • April 2, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Just too much CGI again ...

    by GINGE_MUPPET

    It all looks plastic, claustrophobic. I know thats the way it is now but the prequel trilogy left a bad taste thats hard to remove. Cap America is what I'm fucking stoked for ... this, I'll wait for the disc.

  • fucking garbage.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Now THAT is how it's done folks.

    by simongarth2001

    I think it's Marvels turn to up the ante.....cause this just kicked ALL kinds of ass. Oa looks MUCH more spectacular than Asgard. I think Green Lantern will do very well. I have always trusted Martin Campbell, since he has done great work in the past.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:49 p.m. CST

    You had me gattling gun shooting mind bullets

    by Macktheknife01

    Loved reading my Dad's comics when GL would make giant bombs and missiles. I do wonder how you could ever really do a Justice League with the current Batman.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Holy Shit!

    by BooBoosDaddy

    I am so fucking on board for this!!!

  • April 2, 2011, 1:52 p.m. CST

    I AM A HYPOCRITE.....THAT LOOKS AWESOME!

    by ThisBethesdaSea

    I take back what I said....I'll be there opening day, and if nothing else, to see Reynolds sexy ass body in that suit. Jesus this looks good.

  • What a terrible, terrible application of CG that mask is.

  • After that it goes: "X-Men: First Class" "Green Lantern" "Beastmast-" ... uh ... "Masters of the Univ-" ... er .. "Thor."

  • April 2, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Suck it haters

    by JorEl214

    This looks incredible

  • April 2, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Not convinced

    by snappy

    I always wanted to see a GL movie, as the concept and the scope of the action always appealed to me. Unfortunately, I don't think this is the film I wanted to see. The design of Oa just looks wrong to me - it's far too 'messy'. I always saw Lantern as 1950s SciFi and would have loved that to have been reflected in the film's aesthetic. As it is, what I'm seeing is generic SciFi/Superhero shots, with unoriginal monsters and poor CGI. As a DC fan, it pains me to say that Captain America remains my must-see film.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Looks awesome. "Oath" is ultra cornball.

    by KarlKolchak

    I'm stoked anyways.

  • April 2, 2011, 1:56 p.m. CST

    oh man that cgi is pretty gorgeous

    by Smack_Teddy

    It does look a bit cartoony in more than a few places, but it doesn't seem to matter when its so... very 'painterly' and specifically well stylised... like LOTR and Avatars SFX naturally melded and evolved into a proper magical eye-ball fucking. The Abin Sur and Dr Hammond prosthetics at the same time give it this strange Troma-with-a-huge-fuck-of-budget-thrown-at-it vibe also for me, which is a good thing i guess... its hard to tell in the trailer context/out of actual film context though how good the dialogue and the delivery will be, let alone the entire script. Can't claim to be a hardcore/diehard GL fan, probably just a fan, but this has me pumped or primed for a geekgasm right now

  • April 2, 2011, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Are His Eyes CG As Well...

    by FreeBeer

    ...They look like souless Zemeckis eyes whenever the mask is on

  • He did a fucking pele bicycle kick. LOL. fucking awful. And how about the emo line at the end? ahahahaha. Hilariously bad. Im starting to think there are a lot of closet homosexuals on this site and you just get huge boners anytime you see a guy in tights.

  • April 2, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    That is pretty damn fantatsic!!

    by david starling

    I have ever-growing doubt of Thor with everything I see, but dammit this looks good!! I don't care if the footage is rough, here and there, at points - for just-over four minutes I wanted MORE, and I was really disappointed when it ended!! I'll turn 40 just before this opens - a perfect birthday present!!

  • April 2, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Christ in a sidecar...

    by Vlad the Inhaler

    ....but that looked great! I've been lukewarm -- at best -- about this movie until now. I'm really impressed by the epic scope and serious take on the Lantern Corps mythology, but I'm equally pleased to see that Campbell & Co. aren't afraid of the comic book origins of the material. It might be corny, but I got chills when Reynolds did the Oath at the end, finishing it with a roar. I might be a late bandwagon jumper, but I'm firmly on board.

  • April 2, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    I had completely written this off...

    by henrydalton

    But that was a hell of a lot better than I was expecting it to be. I'd forgotten that this was Martin Campbell - that guy knows how to make a movie. And start a franchise. I still wouldn't say I'm excited for this, but I'm at least interested now.

  • April 2, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    But Beaks, what does "Devin" have to say about this?

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Where's the obligatory link to his blog, which will, under the influence of you and the Alamo Drafthouse, end up merging with whatever is left of this site?

  • April 2, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    looks awesome. much better than what we have seen.

    by THE_ONE_MAN_GANG

  • April 2, 2011, 2:15 p.m. CST

    the haters just need love.

    by wierdo27

    don't lie to yourself. you can lie to the rest of us, we won't mind. just don't lie to yourself. (you know you love it.)

  • April 2, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    aye Hals eyes sorry would be my main criticism at this point however

    by Smack_Teddy

    I'm not gonna pull out the "it could have been a lot worse" card, but... i so want this to be awesome!

  • April 2, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    All this "too much CGI" bullshit...

    by Karl Hungus

    CG is merely a technique. The same way that motion control, stop motion animation and matte paintings are. Complaining that there's too much CG in Green Lantern is like whining about there being too much stop motion animation in a Ray Harryhausen movie. Did you sit there watching The Empire Strikes Back with your arms folded in displeasure because there were a ton of optical effects? Guess what? Vader's Star Destroyer isn't really 12 miles long. Tauntauns aren't real animals. I wonder if Old Man Nerd circa 1980 was bitching, "Ah, applesauce! Too many of them durned new-fangled motion control shots! They shoulda hung those Bespin Cloud Cars on piano wire like they did back in the Flash Gordon serials of my bygone youth! I issue a Bronx cheer to Mr. Lucas for stealing a kiss from my previously unmolested childhood. Garrrggghh. Think I'll go drive my hayburner down to yonder juice joint and acquire me some giggle water to wash my cares away. 23 skidoo!" And so on. Frankly, I think if they HADN'T used CG for this, it would have looked silly. These digital effects give the costumes and sets a sense of otherworldly energy that is entirely appropriate for the story. But I guess some people want their superhero films to look like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2Dv83BM_5w&NR=1

  • April 2, 2011, 2:22 p.m. CST

    My GL Ring just constructed a hard on!

    by TheWritingRambler

    I dont know if Ive ever been so happy with a preview...GL is one of my favorite comics and I was so scared this movie was going to suck from that first trailer we got coupled with the horrible marketing so far...but seriously that was just awesome!....I honestly got a lil choked up when they panned across the entire GL corps while Sinestro gave his speech at the Idea that WB actually let them make an epic GL movie...6/17 cannot get here soon enough!!!!

  • April 2, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Ass. In. Seat.

    by Badger23

  • are the very closet homosexuals on this site. No one other than idiots or mentally ill/insane people are comparing you with human goat or horse lover-fuckers, so its ok! Just come out the closet! In something of the harsh light of day, you might be able to figure out what your doing and stop writing stupid bullshit finally

  • April 2, 2011, 2:25 p.m. CST

    "Just because you can write it, doesn't mean you can say it, George."

    by Julius Dithers

    Wise advice from Mr. Ford. They should've left out the oath. Too corny. I hope they leave the little blue guys out. If the Guardians of the Universe have to be in it, I hope they're giant disembodied heads like in the beginning of the first Superman movie. Somethings just don't translate well from the page to the screen. Otherwise, it looks pretty good.

  • April 2, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Thor take note...that is a FUCKING trailer.

    by claxdog

  • They haven't really varied the tone from their kobe or deadbeat models. Maybe they're spreading themselves too thin by maintaining "Devin's" Twitter feed and blog while the real Faraci wastes away in a coma.

  • April 2, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST

    karl hungus

    by DarthDooku

    I don't think the overuse of CGI should be criticized, unless the CGI makes the film look less realistic. The whole purpose of special effects is to try and make us believe, for a few hours, that something that's fictional is real. Based on what we saw here, I think GL looks fine. I do agree that his mask is a bit fake-looking, but hopefully that's just a work in progress. But the suits do give that right feel for what this movie should be. Not every movie can be like TDK, which is relatively largely grounded in reality. This movie takes place in fantastical locations, and as such, needs different kinds of effects.

  • April 2, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    ahole: Whiners gon' whine.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    This new Green Lantern footage looks terrific, and it's made ol CHOPPAH a believer, that's fer sher. Then again, I am tripping balls in Thailand getting a hummer from two stoned hookers ...

  • April 2, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    WOW looks awesome, can't wait!

    by DrPain

    They need to cut a new darker trailer with less humor.

  • Another person never to underestimate is Martin Campbell

  • April 2, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Good to a point

    by 2LeggedFreak

    Started off thinking that the Fantastic Four film could have learnt so much from this film in terms of epic other-worldliness instead of being based in and around New York. Of course it then looks as though the denouement of this film is largely earthbound with smoke monstery crapness. So the jury is still out for me on this one

  • April 2, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Holy shit.

    by blackwood

    In 3 minutes GREEN LANTERN went from the bottom of my list to second place. I mean, holy shit. Not being someone who has ever read a GREEN LANTERN comic, after that first trailer I felt aggressively uninterested. But this. This looks like a movie I want to see. In 3D, too. Nicely done.

  • April 2, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    For those of you struggling with the Apple trailer

    by Beastlaz

    the footage is up on you tube. Apple toucheth not my Pc or Life. @the_choppah, Female Hookers or ladyboys?

  • April 2, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    WB ya done good!

    by BranMakMorn

    This is by far a much better trailer, and ups the ante. Now we're talking!

  • April 2, 2011, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Why does Sinestro look like a character from a PS2 Game?

    by Jobacca

    They couldnt just slap some makeup on the actor? Its not like Sinestro looks THAT different from a human...TOO.MUCH.CGI!!!! Other than that,looks....interesting.

  • April 2, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    fuck apple

    by alienindisguise

  • April 2, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    @ Beastlaz...as long as we're talking blowjobs...

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    who really cares?

  • April 2, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    why do they need spaceships?

    by Argentino

    they can obviously just fly throught space with just the rings (as seen in this very trailer) so why did the purple alien who looked like the boss of the power rangers need a spaceship?

  • April 2, 2011, 2:55 p.m. CST

    jobacca

    by ORIONgods

    ....he looks good the cgi looks well on all the aliens juss not hal. And i dont know what ps2 games you played but nothing look this good

  • April 2, 2011, 2:56 p.m. CST

    blackwood. Ditto.

    by ragingfluff

    I too am someone who has never read a single Green Lantern comic (in truth, I'd never even heard of the character until it was referenced in an episode of "The Big Bang Theory"). As such, I'm not at all representative of the audience that this is aimed at, but I have to say, it does look like it could be a fun flick. The CGI does look a bit cartoonish in spots, and dare I say this, the first thing I thought at the very beginning of the clip when the guy floats down to the ground was "Second Life". But perhaps there's more work to be done on the effects.

  • April 2, 2011, 3:01 p.m. CST

    That trailer was the cat's ass!

    by Clavius

    I was always a Marvel man myself, so I know very little about the GL mythos and wasn't very excited about what I've seen so far, but I gotta say this looks like it's going to be a fun ride. Hokey dialogue and all. That footage just sold them another ticket!

  • April 2, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Santo Niño de Atocha!

    by Chanoc

    Now that is The Green Lantern stuff I´ve wanted to see all along. Ryan Reynolds is a perfect cast for the role. Much, much better than if they had cast Bradley Cooper.

  • April 2, 2011, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Mr Ahole Ramirez...

    by wacko3205

    I would say yer pretty much probably right on the money. Yes...he's gotta whole in his chest...& it probably came from either Sinestro or Parrallex...but that's just speculation.

  • April 2, 2011, 3:08 p.m. CST

    argentino - think of it as a booster rocket

    by wierdo27

    superman can fly around, but to get across long distances, would probably be pretty draining and take a long time. I like to think of it like this: walking/running/flying - do on your own ship to planet - transporter planet to planet - ship of some sort galaxy to galaxy, or long distances - big ship, or special fast ship, or even "jumping" like battlestar galactica other dimensions - some kind of portal variations: that crazy aborigine guy from the x-men comics who opened portals to get the team from one place to another in a hurry also...what if, like abin sur, they are hurt and need to get somewhere and can't fly straight, or something? besides, they probably have some pretty rad auto-pilot stuff in their ships, so you can relax between locations and watch hologram tv, or whatever they have out there...

  • April 2, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST

    What are the Lanterns shouting at the end?

    by Composite_Beppo

    My sound system has been sabotaged by Sinestro and my own frugality.

  • April 2, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    We are the Corps...

    by wacko3205

    I think. Gateway is the aborigine tele porter from X-Men. Really awesome underused character.

  • April 2, 2011, 3:14 p.m. CST

    If you're still hating on this...

    by Andrew Coleman

    I haven't read the comments yet, but that was awesome. If you're hating on this your just one of those pathetic fucks who has to hate on everything. I am pumped for this movie.

  • Having never read any Green Lantern comics I know virtually nothing but was excited to see the movie until I saw the first trailer which made it seem like it was gonna go the satire route with Ryan Reynolds one liners left an right. But I have to say this looks really cool and much more what I was hoping for.

  • April 2, 2011, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Do embed

    by The StarWolf

    It'll still be better than that cursed proprietary Quicktime format.

  • April 2, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    This footage...

    by HEADGEEK

    Is actually indicative of the script - whereas the trailer from December was just what footage they had to put together. In my opinion, that trailer was a huge mistake. They should've used print art to get early buzz going - but held off till they had this kind of footage to really sell the film. When I read the script, I was shocked to discover that the film was essentially the SECRET ORIGINS storyline with Parallyx, a heroic Sinestro and the origin of Hal Jordan. There was a lot of soul in that script - and emotion. That said, there was no Star Sapphire - so if Star Sapphire is in the movie as Blake is indicating, I'm not even sure how that comes about. But I'm curious. That said, this sure as fuck looks like a GREEN LANTERN movie I'll see. Though technically, I want a darker... GREEN LANTERN / GREEN ARROW team up - smaller film. Definite edge. Totally Neal Adams. But that's probably just me.

  • April 2, 2011, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern/Green Arrow needs to be a TV series...

    by Jobacca

    I'd love to see a show that just updates those classic Hard Traveling Hero stories...throw in Black Canary and Ganthet...have them traveling from town to town fighting social injustice....that would RULE!!!!

  • April 2, 2011, 3:29 p.m. CST

    The reason everyone likes this trailer better...

    by film11

    ...is because we don't see much earthbound footage. Remember the painful dialogue from those shots in the first trailer (particularly from Lively)? If not fixed, those performances could still kill the movie. That said, however, I loved what I saw. GL, if done properly, could be STAR WARS for a new generation. Right now, it looks like they just might pull it off. I'll be there for IMAX 3D, that's for sure.

  • April 2, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    is it too early to discuss who will play Jon Stewart?

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    The Jewish Green Lantern of late night news...

  • April 2, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern/Green Arrow

    by film11

    I'd love to see this also, but it sounds like MAN OF STEEL already has the "travel to find oneself" angle. GL/GA, though, should at least be an animated series. Imagine seeing Speedy shooting up on the Cartoon network!!!

  • April 2, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    kevinmuller

    by thecheesegrommit

    Hey kevinmuller way to commit. You had a lot to say. "it's either gonna be good or bad" So what your saying is it's either gonna be....you know bad, or just maybe let say it might be good. Either way right. Funny I woke up this morning and thought it's gonna be either cloudy or sunny and it actually is. I do agree with you that I am saving myself for only one movie this summer. I am not sure which one but I choose to think that only one movie will rock!!!! I hate when people like more than one thing. Rock-on dude.

  • April 2, 2011, 3:34 p.m. CST

    film11

    by HEADGEEK

    Those bits of dialogue that stunk were taken COMPLETELY out of context. In context they work. You'll see.

  • April 2, 2011, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Avery Brooks

    by HEADGEEK

    would be my pick for the eventual John Stewart Lantern. But frankly, I'd prefer for HAL JORDAN to be the only earth bound Green Lantern for 40 years of films.

  • April 2, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    So just out of curiosity...

    by wacko3205

    Does anyone else get the feeling that Hector Hammond is going to be the carrier/host of Parrallax just like Hal & Kyle Rayner were in the books? From plot summary bits & pieces its apparent that Parrallax is the baddie...but what I'm wondering is...is that what deforms Hector so dramatically? Anyone that's a GL groupie knows the deal about yellow energy canceling out the ring bearers power & that Parrallax is primarily comprised of yellow energy/fear, thus the host being the embodiment of fear/power...so is that what's up with Hammond or what? If so...it's gotta come from Abin Sur's wound...right? If so...does that mean that he was the carrier...or just injured via infection...or what? Somebody's gotta know sumpin!!!! Talk to me people.

  • April 2, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST

    God, I hope so Harry

    by film11

    Blake's line readings deserved an award for the worst delivery in a trailer ever. I'll take your word for it that it works in the film. Or that they'd use another take. I really do want this film to be AVATAR-huge. Now bring on THE FLASH!

  • April 2, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Just Earlier Today I was Saying That The Hate Was Unjustified

    by Real Deal

    Because we hadn't seen much about this film. Now you haters can all go sit in your tiny little corners and fume! Also this just proves my theory. They trash a film just for the sake of trashing. Not for any logical reason. The original trailer was weak but that still didn't justify all the hate in the talkback. I think that's about it in a nutshell.

  • April 2, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Did I spy a "Naked Lunch" mugwump?

    by ufoclub1977

    Those of you PC patriots thinking Apple's influence doesn't touch your computers, forget that a lot of the effects in movies/trailers watched on your PC are done through interfaces on macs... down to the compositing, the pro-tools sound mix... the posters....

  • Looks a lot better than the 1st trailer, but that's hardly an endorsment. It is what it is; an effects heavy plot light comic book move - wont be any better or worse than Prince of Persha Transformers Clash of the Titans etc; If you're under 12 it'll be a blast, but I think i'll wait for Prometheus and TDKR for my SCI Fi fix.

  • April 2, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    argentino

    by thecheesegrommit

    I am glad someone had the balls to say it. I MEAN WHY WOULD HE NEED A SPACE SHIP?!? It's like when I see birds walking I get so pissed right? JUST FLY!!! Or people with the driving the flying in planes! For christ sake just walk ya got legs. The only thing I can figure as to why he used a space ship pfft is...i mean they sort of showed a huge-ass hole in his chest an it's possible that he did not have enough will power to fly. Understand that this is only a theory and more then likely it's just a stupid oversite on the film makers part to include space craft. Stupid film makers. Nice catch argentino! keep up the your steely gaze of observation! Peace

  • April 2, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Too bad it won't look this good on the actual theatre screen..

    by DoctorWho?

    More and more I am becoming insistent on watching all movies on my Mac screen.

  • April 2, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    English bloke here. Grew up with 2000AD...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...know absolutely zip about Green Lantern, but bless my soul, it looks like somebody's actually gone and made a real comic-book movie here! Count me in!

  • April 2, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    P.S. a HD version is up on you tube too.

    by Arkhaminmate001

  • April 2, 2011, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Gorgeous Visuals! Gonna Be Badass!!!!

    by grievenom

  • April 2, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Why the need to fly in a ship?

    by wacko3205

    At the risk of sounding repetitive & embarrass myself if I'm wrong...I still say that the deal with the ship & Abin Sur revolves around him being injured & not being able to "will/think" himself where he needs to be. Birds with broken wings can't fly...so I would say that a GL with a massive hole inflicted by an enemy can concentrate on flying while dying...then again...another aspect could be that the ship/pod he's in is the vehicle for the ring delivery as it is searching out a worthy bearer...that being Hal on earth. Here again...all speculation...but if you watch ALL of the trailers closely...you can kinda piece together what's happening...or what you can speculate is happening. At the end of the day...I'm just anxious as hell to see this thing!!!

  • April 2, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Huge improvement- but

    by Tom

    still doesn't 'seem' as impressive as Thor or Cap. As we all know, a trailer does not a movie make. So I'm not as negative anymore, my hope has been restored. But for all you "Secret Origin" fans, read "Emerald Dawn", it's way better than SO.

  • April 2, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Seems a lot of "fans" are only familiar with Geoff Johns' GL

    by Harlock999

    All of the plugs for Secret Origin are a bit silly, IMHO. Emerald Dawn and Emerald Dawn II did it first - and did it a lot better - in the early 90s. And from what I understand, the majority of the script came from those books ... although Legion was later replaced by Parallax. Anyway, keep the ridiculous mutli-colored Corps out of the movie franchise, and you've got a fan here. While the initial trailer looked campy, this footage looks quite good... I'm actually psyched for this one now. PS - To all of the Geoff Johns' fans? Do yourselves a favor and pick up the Steve Englehart GL run from the 80s (which includes the Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons backups). THAT will always be the definitive GL run. Peace.

  • April 2, 2011, 3:56 p.m. CST

    ...so, basically he's The Mask, conjuring anything he wants?

    by FlickaPoo

    I know nothing about this guy.

  • so terrified of spoilers for newcomers to GL now though, I dare not discuss the matter!

  • April 2, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    smack_teddy...no, I am not a closet homosexual

    by Mel

    I am a FLAMING homosexual. Im typing with my feet right now because I've got a fat cock in each hand. Jealous?

  • April 2, 2011, 4:05 p.m. CST

    headgeek...not just you

    by john

    the green lantern/green arrow arc of stories was far ahead of its time, and got away with alot of stuff that the censors missed would be perfect for a tv maxi series

  • April 2, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds is just God's second attempt at Jason Lee

    by Mel

    Jason Lee didn't turn out so well, so God decided he'd take another shot at it...so he created Ryan Reynolds.

  • April 2, 2011, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Ho-lee shit.

    by Kammich

    As my mother would say, "up jumped the snake." I'm not sure what that means but it seems to apply here. After that completely underwhelming(and borderline obnoxious) first trailer, I wasn't excited for this film at all. I have limited knowledge of the Green Lantern lore(used to watch Super Friends in the late 90s when Cartoon network played it, and I've read SOME of the Geoff Johns stuff), so I didn't know what to take from it. But the scale of this preview is HUGE, and they have absolutely embraced the cosmic aspect of the character--and in a time when every comic book film has to be saturated with "gritty, every day reality," I think the filmmakers deserve applause for apparently delivering a comic book film that puts emphasis on the COMIC BOOK. 100% more excited for this movie now.

  • April 2, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    "up jumped the snake."

    by FlickaPoo

    kammich, you mom really says that when something is cool?? Cool.

  • April 2, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    instead of 2d and 3d versions...

    by NotMalcolmReed

    can there be a fan version and Entertainment Tonight-crowd version? cos i loved this but i'm still worried this will be two movies going on at the same time.

  • April 2, 2011, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Despite Ryan Reynolds and his corny style, this will be a spectacle..

    by CeejayNightwing

    But it would have been so much better if they got a better actor to play Hal Jordan and apart from fanboys, I don't know how many of the general public give a damn about a superhero called "Green Lantern". Thor and Captain America at least link to the Iron Man, Incredible Hulk Avengers train that they're well aware of. This might just get brushed aside as another oddity to them like that god-awful Green Hornet. Thumbs up to the visuals tho, but we aint seen what Thor truly has to offer yet and whatever it has, it won't be dominantly in green that's for sure!

  • April 2, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Well...

    by Dyslexic Palindrome

    I have to admit. I geeked out a little bit on this one. I used to be a DC fan...back when it was good. Count me in to see this one :)

  • April 2, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    The space stuff will be epic while the Earth stuff will be ok

    by shutupfanboy

    And with GL that means it will 75% kick ass. As much as I would love to see Avery after meeting him in person last year, I can't see it. If he was in Spencer shape, fuck yes. I still think, he could be amazing as one of the New Gods voices like Darkseid or High Father.

  • April 2, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST

    MEH. THE SUIT LOOKS TOO CGI. Remolds too goofy.

    by Fritzlorrerains

    Think I'll pass on this one. Maybe see it for free on DVD later.

  • April 2, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST

    This looks great and

    by Juggernaut125

    I'm really looking forward this movie. Probably even more than Thor and Captain America. But then again, I've always been more of a DC reader.

  • April 2, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Notice how there was footage of Blake Lively.

    by tamethecunt

    They took her out of the equation.

  • April 2, 2011, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Sinestro and DC villain names

    by zom-bot.com

    DC is notorious for horrible names in general, but especially for tagging an 'O' on the end of words that are synonymous with evil, bad or strange for their villain names, only with the slightest spelling difference. To anyone NOT familiar with green lantern, once they introduce a dude named SINESTRO, do you think there will be ANY doubt or surprise from even the stupidest people in the theater that maybe that guy is going to be traitorous? talk about giving away your climax early. or do you think they are going to get to that in this one? Already in the fight with Abin-Sur you see the person that blasts him has pink skin. i just don't know how you can introduce a dude named sinestro and with a straight face think people won't know what's coming. i think in the comics, he was just presented as a baddie first and then it was shown in flashbacks that he had been a mentor, correct? that was the proper way to do it.

  • April 2, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

    INSANELY! FUCKING! COOL!

    by Jaster

    If you watch that footage and have ANYTHING negative to say about it, you slurp fucking semen for a living down on the fucking docks. You live in a van down by the river sucking fucking cock. If you don't get a shiver down your spine when he yells "Green lantern's light!" Then you are indeed a cum-gulping piece of fucking shit. FACT BITCHES!

  • April 2, 2011, 4:43 p.m. CST

    good soundtrack though

    by zom-bot.com

    pretty epic and stirring score. i don't recognize it as being used before- anyone? hopefully it's in the actual movie in some form.

  • April 2, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Geeks will jizz their pants

    by syn_flood

    Everyone else will laugh their fucking asses off.

  • April 2, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    zombot, you're VERY mistaken...

    by expert_40

    ... Sinestro isn't attacking Abin Sur, what you saw was a quick cut to Sur attacking Parallax back, then a quick cut back to him being injured. And if you're going to come on here and claim DC villain names are lame or whatever, how about a lay down some REALLY lame Marvel villains names: MagnetO. Galactus. MR. SINISTER. Apocalypse. Green Goblin. ElectrO DR. DOOM. So don't be a DC hater, because Marvel villain names are FAR more lame. And I made sure to capitalize where they just added an "O" to the end of something. Dumbass.

  • April 2, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Yeah.....

    by kermit_the_fraud

    THAT looks gooooooood.

  • April 2, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Impressive visuals

    by smudgewhat

    We'll see if the story & acting can hold up but there does seem to be an epic feeling. We could nitpick but on the whole it looks fun. GL is tough b/c of the 'cosmic' nature of his stories, but I'm intrigued now.

  • April 2, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    wacko3205

    by thecheesegrommit

    Sshhhhh....i was being sarcastic regarding my response to argentino. snrk..don't tell him snicker. I think he's actually dopey for asking why there's a space craft. Shhhh. On a serious not, you are correct sir in your reasoning as to why they might have alternate forms of transportation. Hey Argentino see what wacko3205 did it's called reasoning.

  • April 2, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Too much CGI?

    by Lemure_v2

    In 2011, how the fuck do you make a film like that WITHOUT lots of CGI? Matte painting, stop-motion and models don't have the same effect today. Morons!

  • April 2, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Fuckin Yawn

    by lookylookymoontard

    CGI extravaganza!,step right up folks!,you've all seen it a million times before!,but you'll pay to see it again! Ohhh yes you will!,Step right up.......yawn

  • April 2, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    OK, now I'm excited

    by bishopfan85

    Don't think it'll be a game changer but certainly a worthy addition to a worldly improved stream of good super hero films (both DC and Marvel). This is going to be a good year for the genre overall.

  • April 2, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    @ zombot

    by Lemure_v2

    So, they should have named Sinestro something else? Do you have any idea how much fan backlash that would cause? Studio wouldn't dare. Stop looking for things to hate.

  • April 2, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    YES

    by TheNothing

    Color me convinced. That looks amazing.

  • April 2, 2011, 4:59 p.m. CST

    i love how all the aliens speak english

    by Billy_D_Williams

    are u fucking kidding me? footage does look dope though.

  • April 2, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    But, at the end of the day...

    by Lemure_v2

    Warner Bros. haven't put nearly enough effort into marketing this, and therefore Joe Public aren't going to be interested. They needed to get this out early and introduce the majority of the population (who've never heard of GL) to the characters: comics, toys, everything. Bombard them.

  • April 2, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST

    sorry but aliens speaking english is a deal breaker

    by Billy_D_Williams

    i understand its a comic book movie, but come on, even star wars and avatar used subtitles...

  • April 2, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    WHY ARE SOME PEOPLE RETARDS... Billy_D...

    by expert_40

    ... the are speaking english because the RING FRAKKING TRANSLATES FOR THE WEARER!!! I mean, come on!!! Get your head out of your ass & wiki Power Ring for crying out loud! And the reason why Abin Sur needed to use a spaceship is because of coming into contact with Parallax at the planet he destroyed made his power ring ineffective & he didn't know why (because the Guardians had hidden Parallax and the other Entities of the the Emotional Spectrum from the Corps), so he was using a ship to travel back to Oa.

  • April 2, 2011, 5:11 p.m. CST

    calm down guys- don't read my observations as hate

    by zom-bot.com

    they were just observations. the trailer restored my feelings toward the movie as much as anyone else's. just saying, a name like sinestro kind of gives away the twist to the most dumb viewer. rewatched the clip a second time and i was wrong about the pink skin that flashed for a sec and yeah- marvel has some fucktarded names too. any of the old names, typically. every decade has some stupid names, the 90's were horrible for one-word adjectives and verbs that 'sounded tough' being names, whether DC or marvel.

  • April 2, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Since when does "having an opinion" = "hating"??

    by 3D-Man

    Yeah, it looks pretty good, but not orgasmically good.

  • April 2, 2011, 5:16 p.m. CST

    To the cheesegrommit & Smack_Teddy...

    by wacko3205

    The cheesegrommit & Smack_Teddy... Wasn’t being combative, cheese...if it sounded that way I apologize...just trying to see if anyone’s on the same page or if I’m waaaaaay outta bounds with what may or may not be going on. Smack...I wouldn’t get all excited on Wacko’s theorizing...because I did some major theorizing on Wolverine Origins...& that think sank like a fresh cut Upper Decker!!! Heh heh heh. That said...I gotta butt load of faith in Martin Campbell & Ryan Reynolds (see the Nines & Buried) if the right people are involved...this thing could be our decades Star Wars...but that my friends is a HUGE undertaking of a miracle right there. Then again...it could bob up & down like a cut log deserving of a flush. Sorry about all the turd references...but you get the point. ☺

  • April 2, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    This plays better than trailer, only because

    by -Halfscan-

    It excises all the "Jordan on Earth" bits we've seen before.<p> I'd reckon those scenes are still in the movie, and the clip of him using the lantern the first time is just as awkwardly smarmy so my hopes that this won't suck aren't drastically altered by this.<p> I don't care how erection inducingly awesome the the space stuff is, if the main character is a goofy twat in the non-action scenes its just not going to work.

  • Whether that's a good thing or not is up to you to decide.

  • April 2, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    expert_40

    by Billy_D_Williams

    Reynolds wasn't wearing the ring when he found the injured alien, and the thing was still speaking english.

  • April 2, 2011, 5:18 p.m. CST

    They really did a 180. Absolutely Fantastic.

    by Se7en

    Wished Tomar Re and Killowog were played by actors (like Temuera Morrison's Abin Sur) as the characters will have a more emotional resonance. But have to say, this trailer killed it. They really did a full blown superhero space opera! No apologizes about it. Sinestro looks GREAT !

  • April 2, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST

    It looks cool, but...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    there's something overdone about the CGI, it looks really cartoonish...and since they're heavily relying on CGI...

  • April 2, 2011, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Where are the Guardians??

    by darthwaz1

    The little blue guys? why are they not in this??

  • April 2, 2011, 5:24 p.m. CST

    I don't think the Owls are in this one, Darthwaz1

    by D.Vader

  • April 2, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Dazzle them with cool, shiny visuals

    by Billy_D_Williams

    and they line up in droves...

  • April 2, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    thecheesegrommit

    by Argentino

    It's funny how seriously you took my post. It was just a silly observation. But anyway, if you look at the ring like just a piece of technology (just like a spaceship), you can apreciate how rings can make spaceships obsolete. Of course wierdo27 (I think you meant him) makes great points, I just didn't consider how rings drain the user's willpower (or whatever).

  • April 2, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    billy_d, AGAIN...

    by expert_40

    ... the ring TRANSLATES for the wearer. That goes BOTH ways. Come on dude, you're fucking nit-picking a COMIC BOOK film, and a comic book film that actually has its mythology pretty down. Seriously, go to wikipedia and search power ring. And if you bothered to read ANY of the stuff that came out of WonderCon, of the full 10 minutes shown, Tomar Re actually tells Jordan that the ring translates. Don't be THAT guy, Billy_D. You know... a DOUCHE.

  • April 2, 2011, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Now that's fuckin' better!

    by The Chebb

    Better than that Van Wilder in Space trailer - I think I'm gonna watch the flick and perhaps even enjoy it!

  • April 2, 2011, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Uhh, Dr. DOOM is a badass name

    by D.Vader

    For a badass character.

  • April 2, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    A few thoughts...

    by Detached

    1. Yes, this looks more like what I'd been expecting, given what I've read about this film. I expect to see even more spectacular shots in the movie. 2. I have a lot of faith in Martin Campbell to make this work, as long as the script is right, which from what I gather, it is. 3. I've always thought Green Lantern was more or less DC's equivalent of Iron Man. I said for years Iron Man could be a huge hit, because it's story was (relatively) plausible. GL is basically a solid SF story that works, and so this could be a good franchise for WB - and in trying to build that, Reynolds is a good choice. Which leads me to... 4. All the whining about Reynolds being the wrong choice. Newsflash, whiners: actors can ACT. That is, many of them have actual *range," and can play more than you've seen them do. So Reyolds may turn out to be great, even if he isn't exactly the Hal Jordan of the books. Besides which... 5. Does anybody REALLY think Robert Downey Jr is ANYTHING like Tony Stark in the comics, especially the Golden Age version? Hardly. But he worked. I'm willing to give Reynolds the benefit of the doubt, at least until I actually see the film & can judge for myself. 6. I'm not sure why we have to say GL will be "better" or "worse" than Cap or Thor. There's room for multiple great superhero films in a given year. At least there better be, given what's coming up in 2012 (Avengers, Spidey, Dark Knight Rises, likely Superman) and probably beyond...

  • April 2, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Thats more like it!

    by manonfire

  • April 2, 2011, 5:34 p.m. CST

    mr_ahole_ramirez...

    by expert_40

    ... the spectrum of light is the same everywhere. White light ANYWHERE is split with a prism, it turns into the spectrum. It's kind of a constant. Nice try to nitpick, though. Try harder.

  • April 2, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST

    expert_40

    by Billy_D_Williams

    there is a moment in the scene with Reynolds and the dying alien where neither of them are wearing the ring...he's passing the ring to Reynolds and still speaking english.

  • April 2, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    expert_40

    by Billy_D_Williams

    you said the ring translates for the wearer (both ways), but theres a moment no one is wearing it and the alien is still speaking english to Reynolds.

  • April 2, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    For the uninitiated GL fans among us

    by JorEl214

    I love DC and GL but I don't know a ton about the character's history...more specifically, who the villains are. I know Sinestro but who/what kills Abin Sur?

  • April 2, 2011, 5:40 p.m. CST

    now you're just being an ass, bill_d...

    by expert_40

    ... the ring is continuing to translate. It doesn't have to be worn to do this. Seriously, just wiki power ring, all your questions and nitpicks answered.

  • April 2, 2011, 5:40 p.m. CST

    harlock99, I bow to no one in my admiration for Steve Englehart...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...but I'd have to say that John Broome & Gil Kane in the 60s are the defining run for GL, inasmuch as they literally defined the Hal Jordan version & all subsequent ones, giving them the sf background (Oa, the Guardians, the multispecies Corps) that the 40s Alan Scott version lacked. Certainly, though, Englehart had one of the best runs on the book, creating characters like Gnort and Arisia who've stayed around and become major figures in the book, and crafting major revelations about the Guardians and Zamorans and the like. It's just hurt a bit by Joe Staton's art; Staton's a solid, competent artist who just never soared on the book the way Marshall Rogers did on Englehart's Batman. But it was Steve's longest run on a DC book and his second best after Detective. (And I second you on recommending Emerald Dawn). I was quite high on Johns's work at first, and it's hard to complain about art from van Sciver & Ivan Reis. But somewhere after the Sinestro Corps story (or Secret Origin perhaps), he wore me out. I wasn't crazy about Blackest Night's execution, the emotional spectrum stuff bothers me on the conceptual level, and the new War of the Green Lanterns stuff makes me want to scream "Enough already!" At least it's restricted to the "Corps" books (ha), instead of tying into the whole line like Blackest Night. Just to cover all bases: I can't muster much enthusiasm for the Hard-Travelling Heroes era Harry & others love so much. It's ironic, since the "relevance" craze brought me back to comics after giving them up as things of childhood; but O'Neil's stuff dates badly, and he did best on street level stuff like The Batman & The Question. Stupendous Neal Adams art, of course, but that's not enough to make good comics, as his current Batman: Odyssey proves. Historically important, great they made Hal & Oliver best friends, but otherwise...(I await the flak.) I should say something about the footage, but I have no objectivity here whatsoever; it's just too much to see stuff on the screen that I never imagined could get there. I feel chills when I hear the oath recited, OK? Just too close to it. (Although I still wish the costume was green & black; but that's not objective, either; just more of the "it's my dream come true...except this one little thing" feeling. Let's say it hits me right in the emotional spectrum, if pure wonderment and gratitude were part of the spectrum. Maybe in the ultraviolet part...)

  • April 2, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    John Stewart

    by JorEl214

    is played by Nick Jones Jr. according to IMDb...not sure if he has a small role in the movie and will be recast if they want to incorporate the character more in a sequel

  • April 2, 2011, 5:47 p.m. CST

    my apologies, mR_AHOLE_RAMiREz

    by expert_40

    Hah. And sarcasm is only underscored in type if you do the winky face. As such: ;-)

  • April 2, 2011, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern (Silver Age) is a galactic cop..

    by Dark Doom

    The GL reboot happened in the early 60's when the Golden Age Heros were not selling as well, you can see in the DC universe, Alan Scott's GL becomes Hal Jordan Test Pilot, Jay Garrick becomes Barry Allen, etc. The cool thing about the GL Reboot was that it was based on E.E. Doc Smith's Lensmen series (think Galactic Cops or Superman Starfleet. It was cool (in a 60's way), but the GL Corps predates all other space cop/military opera versions, Starfleet, SW, Alien etc.. There is a need for CGI here, I don't want to see zippers or bad suits. I see a fucking good lookin' movie with just the right amount of snarky, in your face Hal. In the DC comics mythos, Hal takes out Superman with one punch, tells Batman he has no fear of him AT ALL. Hal is a badass with a weapon that could cut the world in half, and it hurts to use. Yea, the fucking ring is painful to use. Hal is no second stringer, and the Corps (millions? thousands? of GLs) has his back. Yea, fuck with him, he'de amke Wolverine piss his pants, (I love Logan too.) Marvel is good, but Batman raised the stakes, and Marvel countered with Iron Man. Now here's hoping GL just kicks all sorts of ass.

  • April 2, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Gawd Damn!

    by Autodidact

    That got me pumped up to go see a movie for once lately. I was already thinking it'd be good but a bit worried by the funny cheese in prior footage. This looked bad-ass and way more polished and on tone. I don't care too much about the Hal Jordan character, I'm more about the concept of the ring powers and the galactic scope of Green Lantern stories. This looks to be huge scale which is exactly what Green Lantern needs to be. Makes me really lament the wasting of Silver Surfer in that stupid FF sequel...

  • April 2, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    damn you spell check you win again@!!@

    by Dark Doom

  • April 2, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST

    why is he using a space ship? i thought geeks were smart.

    by antonphd

    maybe because he likes to relax and sit down while travel through space?

  • April 2, 2011, 5:54 p.m. CST

    "I want a doctorate in Doom"

    by D.Vader

    Hahahaha! Yeah, me too buddy.

  • April 2, 2011, 5:54 p.m. CST

    jorel214

    by Autodidact

    I'm not sure what's canon in the comics, but I'll tell you this. Since it's a movie, Sinestro killed Abin Sur.

  • April 2, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    expert_40

    by Billy_D_Williams

    "the ring is continuing to translate. It doesn't have to be worn to do this." then why did you say the ring translates for the wearer? so if the ring is sitting in the middle of a room with an african, a japanese person and a mexican, they would all understand each other?

  • April 2, 2011, 5:56 p.m. CST

    The first time I've ever seen an overwhelmingly positive talkback.

    by boosebaster

    Ahh, it's such a nice change isn't it? I'd guess there's little chance of the hateful trolling pricks learning that to comment with authority on a movie it really helps to have fucking seen it. As for the speaking English thing, Hal is the first human lantern, something he is teased for on occasion - all of the other races in the Corps are more evolved by us than millions of years - Abin Sur could conceivably have learned Earth's most dominant languages on his spaceship ride once he realised where he was heading. Who fucking cares? It does look pretty cool, I am still more excited about Thor and Cap though. I think X-Men First Class could be the big surprise.

  • April 2, 2011, 5:57 p.m. CST

    I've read Green Lantern since the first install...

    by zinc_chameleon

    and this has truly made it worth it. My only regret is that I won't be able to join the Corps myself. Toma Re was what did it for me.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Nice! Now THAT'S More Like It!

    by NeonFrisbee

    Okay, I'm starting to warm to this now.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Where is Guy Gardner?

    by boosebaster

    The greatest Green Lantern of them all. Wanna make something of it?

  • April 2, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST

    dark doom, they usually give the number of Lanterns...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...as 3600, splitting the galaxy into degrees of a circle, with Oa at the center and each Lantern patrolling a tenth of a degree. (Sometimes they say Oa is at the center of the universe, but that makes no physical sense whatever. And if you're patrolling the entire universe, you'd need a lot more than 3600.) On an unrelated note, it'd be a nice throwaway line if when the Lanterns are assembled, someone says, "Wow, everyone's here but Mogo!" When Hal asks, "Why isn't he here?", the reply is, "Mogo doesn't socialize." Every GL & Alan Moore fan thrills orgasmically, unable to wait to see Mogo in the 3rd film.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:07 p.m. CST

    All the aliens look badass and original, so that's cool.

    by stu_pickles

    I just dont like the CGI suit and Mark Strong's digitally enhanced dome. Looks like Sarsgaard got some life like prosthetic work so why not everyone else? Or the CGI on him is juts better looking.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    I'm sold

    by Mandolorian

    Never read a comic, and have no idea what's going on. But I'll be seeing this. Campbell always does a good job (He should be the next John Glen of the Bond films in my opinion). Not a big Reynolds fan though, it seems as though he's playing the same speed-talking character he played in both Blade and Wolverine.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    How the fuck is that even possible?

    by V'Shael

    How could they make this look so fucking great, after the lacklustre showings they've had recently? This is now my most anticipated movie of 2011.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:11 p.m. CST

    WOW!!!

    by RoarsLoudly

    Now I'm IMPRESSED!!!!!!!

  • April 2, 2011, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty cool but that mask...ugh!

    by Dahamuran

    Loving the new footage but here's hoping that Hal Jordan doesn't need to "hide his identity" too much because that mask is just so freakin' CGI-heavy. Looks like it was photoshopped on for sure.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST

    boosebaster, I have 2 words for you:

    by kisskissbangbang

    "ONE PUNCH!"

  • April 2, 2011, 6:14 p.m. CST

    I Knew It, I Knew It, I Knew It!

    by THX1968

    I knew the next view of GL would kick ass. Ryan Reynolds is perfectly cast. Hal is supposed to be cocky, kinda smarmy. But it's not his true self. Reynolds is going to nail this. And so is Martin Campbell. As for the first teaser, I really don't want to see so much in a preview anymore, so I didn't mind the brief quality of it. This is a different day and age, though, and (unbelievably) GL seems to be a tough sell to all the younguns out there. If this Wonder Con footage didn't do anything for you, then I don't know what will. In my opinion, it showed too much (especially of Abin Sur), but I loved every second of it. Every. Single. Second.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    melgibsoncalledmethenword

    by Smack_Teddy

    i cant decide if having two fat bell-ends on top of my ball sack is something to jealous of or not. Maybe its why your all faint in the head and saying that stuff.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST

    melgibsoncalledmethenword

    by Smack_Teddy

    i cant decide if having two fat bell-ends on top of my ball sack is something to be jealous of or not. Maybe its why your all faint in the head and saying that stuff.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST

    mattman nailed it...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    looks like a fucking cartoon

  • April 2, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST

    "Mark Strong's digitally enhanced dome."

    by D.Vader

    That's the problem with a lot of fanboys and effects today. I say it looks like a prosthetic to me.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:24 p.m. CST

    expert_40

    by thecheesegrommit

    Billy_D_Dimwit is just bating you now. Don't fall for it. He is THAT guy "Douchey McDouchalot" It's so sad how some still get pleasure from trolling. There's a sadness in their hearts. We should pity them. Peace.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:25 p.m. CST

    mattman, I thought I saw you say something recently...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...about a family tragedy. I just wanted to say I was sorry to hear about it, and I hope you're bearing up under the load. I know this isn't usually a place for sentiment, but we've had some nice dialogues, and I wanted to reach out to you for a moment, if you don't mind.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:28 p.m. CST

    I had faith in Martin Campbell

    by krabklaw

    That was freakin' cool! I got all tingly when Jordan says his famous phrase for the first time. I've always had faith that the director who gave us both Casino Royale and Goldeneye would deliver on this movie and this one is lookin' A-OK.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:33 p.m. CST

    HOLY...

    by William

    FUCK!!!! Blown away. I am geeking out right now.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Still has that Ryan Reynolds stigma

    by disfigurehead

    I'm still skeptical.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:37 p.m. CST

    zombot has a point but

    by Smack_Teddy

    SPOILER! (is anyone here not familiar with GL mythology. I don't know) hopefully it wont be all about the reveal or twist, like on repeat viewings observing Sinestro's character and/from his words-meanings-intentions will be interesting and layered...it wont be like Palpatine in the SW prequels all over again... this is what Im hoping for anyway. END SPOILER

  • April 2, 2011, 6:38 p.m. CST

    kisskissbangbang- The Fuckin' Mogo line is classic

    by Dark Doom

    Also Spoiler alert>>>>>>>>>>>> After Hal goes apeshit and kill the entire corps well most of it, I wasn't sure how many came back/got recriuted after the ION/Kyle/Jordan reborn arcs...

  • April 2, 2011, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Watching The Haters Trying To Backpeddle Is Hilarious!

    by Real Deal

    As if there was a real justification for all the hate before. That was more than just having an opinion because what were you having an opinion about? We all know how trailers aren't really a good barometer of how good something's going to be. And like with keaton just because an actor's done something before isn't a good indicator of how he's going to be in a different kind of film. The truth is you really don't know how a movie is going to be until you really watch it. My gut says this movie's going to rock but I still won't know for sure until it's out myself. And about the general public not knowing about GL well my gut also says they will after this summer. If something's really good it'll sell itself without prior knowledge.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST

    just wet myself

    by aboriginal

    all my childhood comic book reading has come true

  • April 2, 2011, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Every DC flick that's not Batman will look "cartoony"

    by Terrence

    Because, shocker....every other one of his colleagues is based in fantasy/sci-fi, so their live action escapades will be full of CG work in order to make the shit plausible.

  • April 2, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    I always had hope...

    by bcom77

    This and Cowboys & Aliens were always top of my list for movies this year. Although the first trailer probably didn't make the best first impression, I secretly have faith in Martin Campbell (maybe because he's a kiwi like me :-). He made arguably the best bond movie after all. This footage looks to finally show the scope of the space epic that the cast and director kept referring to in interviews. Great stuff!

  • April 2, 2011, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Ok, you have my attention now

    by BetaRayBill07

    Hoping, praying for one tiny thing though. Do a short 10 second or so Guy Gardner cameo- PLEASE!

  • April 2, 2011, 7 p.m. CST

    Looks good UNTIL...

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Blake Lively wooden delivery comes into play. Followed by Ryan Reynolds trying to be funny.

  • April 2, 2011, 7:01 p.m. CST

    eat your hat haters!

    by Citizin_insane

    This looks so fucking well done. I am sold

  • April 2, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST

    The English is EXPLAINED.

    by christonomist

    In another scene Tomar Re explains the rings are translating the various dialects. So, less whining.

  • April 2, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    GL and Thor will under perform at the box office

    by Shaun1138

    Mark my words. GL and Thor will under perform. Captain America will do better than expected. We are getting saturated with SH films. They need to spread them out a little bit more.

  • April 2, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Judging 'Teaser' Trailers

    by billydeewilliams

    All you idiots who got your panties in a bunch over the teaser trailer (which everyone demands, then bitches about) are now eating crow. Art (whether CGI or hand-drawn) can take weeks, months to create and get perfect. Then, the laziest, sit-on-their-ass-and-bitch people on the planet whine and moan. Waaaaah Ryan Reynolds isn't the PERFECT choice! get over it. You bitch about Nolans Batman, which is amazing. You bitch about Zack Snyder, who made the BEST POSSIBLE Watchmen movie. Ugh. This trailer is AWESOME.

  • April 2, 2011, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Ha ha! This looks laughably bad!

    by IAmTommyWiseau

    Cartoonish special effects (c'mon - those visuals are fucking awful), and terrible acting (Ryan Reynolds proves once more that he is the male equivalent of Jessica Alba - hired purely for his looks rather than his range). This movie will BOMB, and rightly so. It looked like a turd before and now it looks like a turd with cartoonish CGI icing on top. Good to see that most talkbackers here agree that it looks like a major fail. I have hope once more in the people of AICN!

  • April 2, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Looks GOOD!... but...

    by hank henshaw

    This focuses too much on the outer space/Oa/GLC angle of the movie, and not much on the Earth scenes. It shows nothing of the Hawaiian sidekick and just a few seconds of Blake Lively's Carol Ferris. I'm willing to bet it is not representative of the actual movies percentage of "Earth scenes" vs. "Space scenes". I'm only saying, that if you are annoyed by the hipster chick's "Facebook line" in Thor, expect some equivalent lines in Green Lantern too. I hope both movies are more than decent.

  • April 2, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    @billydeewilliams

    by stevepants

    The ring translates all speech into whatever language you speak...so assuming this is from Hal Jordan's perspective...that's why you're hearing it in English.

  • April 2, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST

    This got my nipples hard

    by Tarantinos_Forehead

  • April 2, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST

    translation..ring in charge

    by NIGHTWINGKEN

    I don't want to sound to geeky, but the ring was looking for someone who was right to wear the ring. even when AbinSur was speaking to him as the ring was floating towards Hal, it was in charge, I think that the ring could translate while floating from 1 user to the other.

  • April 2, 2011, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Nice.

    by veritasses

    Though now expectations are going to be pretty high...

  • April 2, 2011, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Waiting for the sequel guest starring Guy Gardner

    by BizarroJerry

    Otherwise, this is just okay. No, really, I think this looks cool. And yeah, it's CGI heavy, but so what? If you want it to be "realistic", everyone's uniforms should be all glowy even in the comic books, especially if the ring generates the suit. A cloth-looking suit created by the ring wouldn't make sense using the property's rules.

  • April 2, 2011, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Hal's smarmy-ness

    by BizarroJerry

    While, yeah, it could be their way of giving us a snarky, wink at the camera character because they fear people will think it's silly... BUT I assume like we've seen often before, he starts off as a jackass, then becomes a better person as he becomes a hero. Pretty standard stuff, but not uncommon in comics themselves.

  • April 2, 2011, 7:29 p.m. CST

    aye wacko3205

    by Smack_Teddy

    ive been burnt by expectations like this before so im fully prepared: nothing will hurt me again like after the double cluster fuck of X3/Wolverine origions. But at the same time im sensing this will have alot more going on, more meat on the bone etc. Turd references feel free, in a world of increasing shit-smearage across the entire surface area, it seems appropriate draw on such an association, in brightest day, in blackest night etc. I cant tell if the shit i step in comes from all the dogs being walked out locally, or my landlords trouser leg anymore, i really can't... we need a hero, a protector, a saviour etc for such reasons. His name was Christ Nolan, and since performing his awesome feets and teachings through WB & Cinema theaters, dick AICN talkbackers and others are now currently hoping he will finally rot on the cross for his recent offense, 'Inception'... For healthy competitiveness and public entertainments sake i beg Marvel can secure one of those for their film productions... but SPOILER! Rothman may very well be their Sinestro END SPOILER... but then Cap & Thor and First Class look mostly just fine right now, so that's alright i guess... no bitterness over The Wolverine and who shat the bed there or whatever, whatsoever... oh no

  • April 2, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    lol @ yer mamma

    by William

    You're such a troll. Yes we here at AintitCool are very much excited about Alvin and the Chipmunks 3, since we're excited abut Green Lantern. Makes perfect sense. So...if you don't enjoy most things...why are you here?

  • April 2, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    CRIIIIIIIIINGE.

    by Aaron

    I really, really want to like this movie, and I will admit that the "WE ARE THE CORPS!" part gave me a bit of the old spine-tingle. However, the rest of it was more akin to blue balls. I kept waiting for it to be awesome. Except with blue balls, there might be a chance for you to release, even if you have to jerk it. I honestly thought Tomar Re--the CGI creature--was performing better than Ryan Reynolds. I just cannot get on board with him. "A dying, purple alien." God, gag me with a fucking dick that was toe-curlingly cringe-worthy. It's trying really hard to rule but it's not happening for me. I will go see it, as I am not a blind hater. But Cap is the winner for me so far. By a bigass longshot.

  • April 2, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    You know, on the "public doesn't know who GL is" front...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...I wonder about that. I've seen more people wearing a T-shirt with a green ring logo on it then I've seen wearing Batman logos, strangely enough (though nowhere near as many as those with big red S Superman logos, admittedly). And wasn't there some popular song with the lyric, "Superman and Green Lantern don't have nothing on me"? I have the sense (perhaps wrong) that Green Lantern is one of the heroes people have a vague awareness of, even if they don't know much about comics,as opposed to Martian Manhunter, say. (Plastic Man might be another, even though a lot of comics fans have never read an issue of his exploits.) Hal Jordan might be more problematic, though; talking about Green Lantern recently to someone who hadn't heard about the movie and wasn't a comics fan, he said, "John Stewart, right?" The animated series was what he was familiar with. (And someone overhearing us said, "Jon Stewart is going to be a superhero in a movie?" That took some explaining...)

  • April 2, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    FIX THE MASK...

    by theseventhshore

    ...and all is forgiven. Seriously - such a goddamn 180. I've been trying to keep the faith, since the 'ingredients' are solid (Campbell, WB, Johns, great production design, and a solid cast), but that first trailer was a TURD. I guess I just don't understand why they can't 'white out' his eyes completely? Have them crackle with energy? SOMETHING??? Why must there be colored contacts and a shitty photoshopped Lone Ranger mask? The part that really snapped me out was the arrival on OA - he looks around, and the pink corners of his eyes were DISTRACTING. Horrible mix of digital-meets-organic. Still...seeing Tomar Re (Rush!) and Sinestro (Strong!) gave me nerd boners. Supes was never my guy. No billionaire playboys or radioactive webslingers either. But GL? He was MY comic book fantasy come to life. Don't fuck it up, WB - you could have something very special on your hands.

  • April 2, 2011, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Pretty cool but the costume still sucks.

    by Thanos0145

    Too late to change it so it is what it is. Mark Strong looks like he's going to own as Sinestro but he isn't the bad guy (yet). I don't think the general audience is going to buy an alien parasite and a possessed human who looks like a 70's porn star seriously as villains. (Whereas "Thor" has Loki and the imposing Destroyer.) The less screen time Blake Lively and Hal's sidekick get the better it is for the movie.

  • April 2, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Billy_D, the thing about aliens speaking English

    by vetepalapinga

    is what bugs me the most about Superman II and why it will never be better than Superman I. It´so fucking stupid and nobody mentions it. When the Kryptonian bitch shows up on the moon- she just starts speaking English...to an astronaut who is walking on the surface. I know it´s fantasy/comic book stuff but Jesus...

  • April 2, 2011, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Bring on Summer

    by bohdi71

    That footage made the hair on my arms stand up. Martin Campbell mad the best bond movie ever so high hopes here...

  • April 2, 2011, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Why does AICN insist on promoting more of the same...

    by MajorFrontbum

    ...crappy comic book movies, that look like a video game. This crap may be cool for kids under 12, but what about the other side of the coin Harry? Why can't I find one promo for "Meek's Cutoff" on this site? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rhNrz2hX_o

  • April 2, 2011, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Re : iamtommywiseau

    by Real Deal

    " Most"? Hahahahahahah! Sheesh!

  • April 2, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Now I'm Excited!

    by Darth_Kaos

    had some early concerns, but now, it's gone....long gone. I can't wait!

  • GL let's you do sci-fi, and go truely fantastical. There is no gritty realism on display here ala DK... they are really going out there. You have other planets, aliens, sci-fi tech available to you and I am glad they really amped those aspects up, and did not give us something too small and totally earthbound (ahem F4, or Superman Returns...).

  • April 2, 2011, 8:04 p.m. CST

    vetepalapinga, one might speculate that Zod & Ursa...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...spent some of their copious free time in the Negative Zone watching Earth and learning English; it's not like there's a lot else to do. (At least you could observe our world from the Zone in the comics; don't know if that was possible in the movie.) But that's just after-the-fact bullshitting. You're right, there's absolutely no explanation in the movie, like it never crossed their minds they might need one. And Ursa in airless space talking...that was just idiotic, whatever language she was doing it in. Agreed.

  • April 2, 2011, 8:06 p.m. CST

    More people know who GL is than...

    by film11

    ...the amount of people who knew Iron Man. Even if they weren't comic book fans, they may have seen a cartoon, or know what a "power ring" is. Same goes for the Flash, who also had a live-action TV show briefly and has a name that is even part of the cultural vernacular. If the earthbound stuff isn't too stupid or banal, this movie could be the hit of the year. Fingers crossed anyway.

  • April 2, 2011, 8:06 p.m. CST

    creepythinmanlives, that's the song I was trying to remember...

    by kisskissbangbang

    thanks. (And that nick has to be a Phantasm reference, right?

  • April 2, 2011, 8:37 p.m. CST

    ^They're occupied with Parallax apparently

    by Terrence

    Just have to wait and watch it.

  • April 2, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Just popped a HUGE boner...

    by Mr Palmer

    can't fucking wait for this!!!

  • April 2, 2011, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Infinitely Better.

    by Mojo-Wan

    But Ryan Reynolds is still woefully miscast. If ever there was a role built for Tom Cruise or a "Tom Cruise" type... Meaning an intense charismatic lead who might take himself a bit too seriously... this would be it.

  • April 2, 2011, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Got some chills watching this.

    by fustfick

    Green Lantern is a great character and I can't wait for this movie.

  • April 2, 2011, 8:52 p.m. CST

    The 'suit'...

    by theseventhshore

    ...isn't really a SUIT. It's a protective membrane, that adapts to its host. It can create a breathable environment, translate languages, act as a force field, and change shape/appearance with a THOUGHT. Sometimes I really wonder if the creators Knew what they were doing when they made GL... A character powered by Will. Able to Manifest. The Corps emblem place over the Heart (ie: Green 'chakra', in Hindu/Buddhist belief). I've always felt that GL (followed by Silver Surfer and other 'cosmic' characters) was the first 'spiritual' superhero - a Universal warrior monk. Okay...back to the bong with the other 'green'.

  • April 2, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    I find the comments gay when guys are popping "boners" over a trailer!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Or your nipples getting hard over said trailer. Seriously are you listening to yourselves??? LOL Some of you dudes must be the most closeted fags in the world.

  • Englehart did not create G'nort or Arisia. Arisia and the ghost-like Eddore were created by Len Wein as an homage to Lensman in the original three-issue Tales of the Green Lantern Corps miniseries. Not actually sure who created G'nort, but he appared after Englehart's run so I'm assuming either Giffen or DeMatteis. Oh, and the original Silver Age GL stuff is great, don't get me wrong. But Englehart's work with John Stewart and Katma Tui, Hal Jordan and Star Sapphire/Predator, and Guy Gardner and the rest of the Corps was simply tops. And personally, I always really liked Staton's artwork. (In fact, my only complaint? Staton's artistic experimentation with Ch'p, turning the little rodent into a Disney-like caricature.) Peace.

  • April 2, 2011, 9:13 p.m. CST

    I HAVEN'T SEEN THAT MUCH FAKE HOKEY-LOOKING CG SINCE...

    by Astronut

    ... since... shit, I can't even think of an example right now. TALK ABOUT SOME SILLY FAKE-LOOKING SHIT! OMFG WHAT ARE YOU GUYS SMOKING THAT YOU THINK 90% OF THIS LOOKS REMOTELY REALISTIC???!!!

  • April 2, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Think about how COOL the creatures will look in Prometheus.

    by Darth_Kong

  • April 2, 2011, 9:17 p.m. CST

    AND ANYONE DEFENDING THE "CARTOONY" LOOK FOR THIS FILM...

    by Astronut

    ... needs to get their head checked for leaks. Yeah it's based on a comic book/cartoon but so are all the other characters --- THIS SHIT LOOKS FAKE AS HELL. ALMOST ALL OF IT!!!

  • April 2, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Hey! Don't be a CHODIAN from the planet CHODIA.

    by Darth_Kong

  • April 2, 2011, 9:25 p.m. CST

    by tulsarick

    Getting in line now

  • April 2, 2011, 9:26 p.m. CST

    I just came a little

    by tulsarick

    Getting in line now

  • April 2, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST

    different superhero, different tone, diferent directorial descions

    by Smack_Teddy

    on the cgi/cartoony front, end of. I ts why some people might love Batman Begins/The Dark Knight, and also really like the 1st and 2nd Spiderman for example... maybe the third even.

  • April 2, 2011, 9:30 p.m. CST

    decisions arghh

    by Smack_Teddy

  • April 2, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Yep. CGI looks fake,

    by kermit_the_fraud

    stop-motion looks fake, puppets look fake, masks look fake, matte lines make spaceships look fake, miniatures look fake, wigs look fake, false beards look fake, things built on a sound stage look fake.... See where I'm going here? Unless you take a camera and film EVERYTHING in a REAL location....it's fucking FAKE. Give. It. A. REST.

  • April 2, 2011, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Oh My God!! I Love It!!

    by Ivan_Mtl

    I am completely blown away by this new footage - especially the scenes on the planet OA. I am hoping that most of the movie will take place in space, but I realize that it probably won't be the case. Too bad because we could have had a star-spanning space opera that would have rivaled Star Wars. Still, something to hope for in the sequel. Did anyone else notice that there was no footage of that terrible actress playing Carol Ferris? I'm thinking the studio would like to take a mulligan on that casting choice.

  • April 2, 2011, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Look at all this Backpedal! Hahaha!

    by TheJudger

    I didn't hate the first trailer or the costume, none of it was upsetting me. Those of you fucks who say the mask looks fake. Fuck y'all. When people over at the RPF start making green silicone mask replicas, the color and look will be exactly the same as the mask you see in the movie. I am happy to see some of scope finally coming out, but I knew it was there to begin with, just not finished enough to show off. This film will fuck you haters real good! Eveyones grabbing them oars now. Hahahaha!

  • April 2, 2011, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Well said Kermit

    by D.Vader

    Thank God you guys weren't around for Harryhausen's heyday.

  • April 2, 2011, 9:51 p.m. CST

    I KNOW, RIGHT!?!?!?!?

    by choonie

    I pledge allegiance to the lantern yuck yuck yuck

  • April 2, 2011, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Braindrain, would it make it better

    by kermit_the_fraud

    if it was an EMERALD boner? Or maybe a boner sustained by sheer will-power?

  • April 2, 2011, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Fake, hokey looking CG can be found in SuckerPunch!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    That movie is bombing. Whats also funny is the director(Zack Synder) is helming the Superman reboot. So WB have to be very nervous about that and how this new GL movie will perform. I wonder which movie do they think will fail more at the box office; GL or the Superman reboot?

  • April 2, 2011, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Thank you d.vader.

    by kermit_the_fraud

    CGI is a wonderful tool that makes it possible for me to see things I never really thought I'd see in films. And to be honest, it's as close to "real" as there has ever been. Yes, there are times when it has been used as a short-cut over tried-and-true techniques when it should NOT have been. But you know what? It's here to stay. I think this footage looks great. It WOULD NOT have been possible a couple of decades ago. I'm buying a ticket to Oa, and all the anti-CG tards can stay here.

  • April 2, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Why isn't CGI improving?

    by blackmantis

    There are shots in 17 year old Jurassic Park that are more credible than anything in this trailer. The movie might be fine and it's the story that counts ultimately, but CGI for the most part can't get past that last hump into pure photorealism, and oftentimes seems to lurch backwards. Why is that?

  • April 2, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST

    THAT'S the spirit braindrain!

    by kermit_the_fraud

    It's like St. Patrick's Day.... in our pantaloons!

  • April 2, 2011, 10:20 p.m. CST

    HAHA I KNEW YOU FICKLE HATERS WOULD COME AROUND

    by BringingSexyBack

    In brightest day, In blackest night All your asses Are belong to Ryan

  • April 2, 2011, 10:21 p.m. CST

    OH YEAH. HOLY SHIT, THAT'S A GREEN FUCKING LANTERN MOVIE.

    by BringingSexyBack

  • April 2, 2011, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Looks better

    by Phategod100

    The beginning looked like a video game but it picked up in the middle.

  • April 2, 2011, 10:29 p.m. CST

    LOL!

    by Vermifax

    I never had a problem with QuickTime. Ever. You have Janky Browser...?

  • April 2, 2011, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Where's the PROMETHEUS footage Harry? Don't be a TEASE!

    by Darth_Kong

  • April 2, 2011, 10:42 p.m. CST

    so does star wars clone wars season 4

    by Anakin_Piecocker

    http://www.starwars.com/video/view/001247.html

  • April 2, 2011, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Hating the Haters...

    by evilnerd

    ...well everybody let's not forget how bad the first trailer was. So all the hate was based on what we saw. YES-The tone of this one is much better, but it does not help me to forget the bad and dorky footage we have seen in Fall. And that material won't be shot again to tone the film down. The superhot female Fighter Pilot (as if!), Hal as a clumbsy Douche "Wow, thats cool"."Riiiight?" and on and on. These where just laughable Scenes. So I think it's okay to maintain sceptical.

  • April 2, 2011, 10:44 p.m. CST

    OK...Awesome

    by filegumbo

    The imagination shown here is incredible...how awesome seeing so many Lanterns!

  • April 2, 2011, 10:46 p.m. CST

    He flies around in a spaceship because

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Its been awhile since I read the comic but I think Abin-Sur was beginning to have FEAR and started to doubt his ring power?

  • April 2, 2011, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Yeah we're still harping on CGI ...

    by ReportAbuse

    Just like anything else in pictures it's good when it's good (Gollum, Avatar) but when it's bad it's just bad. I bitch about bad cgi just like I bitch about bad scripts, because they're bad.

  • Sold!

  • April 2, 2011, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Super hero movies have finally left the earth!

    by MooseMalloy

    Beyond just Krypton that is.

  • April 2, 2011, 10:59 p.m. CST

    You know, all that other crap is still in the movie, right?

    by Gozu

    Like these are just some other scenes they didn't show you before. It still looks like "Stealth" meets "Smallville."

  • April 2, 2011, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Okay, I'm on board

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    I can forgive the crappy poster now. Please let this be as good as it looks...

  • April 2, 2011, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Now this fills me with some confidence.

    by rbatty024

    Like everyone else, I thought the first trailer was underwhelming at best. This looks like the space epic fans of Green Lantern have been waiting for. <p> I hope that this opens up room for other superhero films set in space. I would love to see a Superman movie that barely takes place on Earth. I know it would be batshits crazy, but a New Gods film would also rock. I'm less familiar with Marvel's space bound superheroes, but I'm sure there are some interesting characters out there that are not bound to Earth. Maybe we can at least get a Fantastic Four film that has those off the wall Sci-Fi elements that made Kirby's run on the property iconic.

  • April 2, 2011, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Harry, remember Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park?

    by Darth_Kong

  • April 2, 2011, 11:07 p.m. CST

    So Sinestro's not the villain?

    by v1cious

    Looks like they're going the Hector Hammond route.

  • I'm not sure a GL film could've been made and done justice 20 years ago. The cgi is fine to me.

  • April 2, 2011, 11:11 p.m. CST

    This looks good, finally, except for that afwul mask

    by bloodawn5

    Seriously, you just needed a piece of plastic and you made this.

  • April 2, 2011, 11:16 p.m. CST

    I'll just play some Jurassic Park elevator music while I'm on hold...

    by Darth_Kong

  • April 2, 2011, 11:24 p.m. CST

    I'm Stoked!

    by thegrayghost

    Footage looked f-ing awesome and the extended footage at Wondercon (not shown above) was even more impressive. The tone FINALLY feels right. The costume looks good to me cept for maybe the mask ... maybe it's a little too bright or rubber looking? My must see list superhero movie-wise now is: Green Lantern/Captain America (tie), X-Men First Class, Thor.

  • April 2, 2011, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Now this is more like it

    by Gun Man

    It looks like a fucking comic book come to life. No floating around Lois Lane's house and moping… Jesus == if you are going to make a movie and use all that CGI -- go for it! Now I wish THOR looked more like this -- the Asgaard scenes look like they were shot on sound stages -- With this footage and the new WONDER WOMAN costume (that you haven't seen yet) DC has jumped out in front again. Now just dump Christian Bale, do a GOOD Batman film and a good Superman film that gives us something we've never seen before. We can get bad drama from a million rom-coms and regular Hollywood movies -- we want spectacle -- as lame as everyone considers SPIDEY 3 and X-3 to be, they finally showed REAL Comic Book action. Now I wish they had tried to REALLY do Galactus in FF2...

  • April 2, 2011, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Looks a lot better, finally looking forward to this!

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    My only worry is that the footage from the first trailer is still in the movie, something most people seem to have forgotten... Oh, and stop complaining about Ryan Reynolds, he's the one that will bring "normal" people to this (and of course Gossip Girl, but please keep complaining about her).

  • April 2, 2011, 11:40 p.m. CST

    WTF is going on in here?

    by D.Vader

  • April 2, 2011, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Are the Guardians not in this film?

    by Andrew

    ?????????????

  • April 2, 2011, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Wow, they actually made me even LESS interested in seeing this!

    by ShiftyEyedDog

    come on, people, are you serious??? ok, maybe you hardcore sc-fi geeks will love this, but this movie will NOT do well at the box office.

  • April 2, 2011, 11:52 p.m. CST

    anakin_piecocker

    by room23storeblogspotcom

    So when did the Diner Cook in Attack of the Clones become a Jedi with two double bladed lightsabers?

  • April 2, 2011, 11:58 p.m. CST

    harlock999 (got your handle right this time)...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...I wanted to thank you (civilly, of course (and what a shame we're thanking people for being civil in their disagreements when it should be SOP)) for at least one of your corrections. I consider myself a big fan of Green Lantern, obviously, but I haven't read everything, and somehow I missed Arisia's first appearance in the miniseries you mentioned. (Wikipedia says in the body of her entry that her creator was Mike Barr, but in the box it says Barr,Wein & Staton; if anyone has specifics, I'd like to hear them.) She was prominently featured in Englehart's run and I suppose I assumed he created her. Thanks for setting me straight. On the other count, I managed to be both right and wrong. I meant to say Kilowog, who was indeed created by Englehart. In one of those moronic moments where you mix up names for no good reason, I called him G'nort. My mistake; but in my mind (which you had no way of reading), I was right. I think we'd both agree that in creating Kilowog, Englehart made a major, enduring contribution to the mythos, which is what I wanted to say. I'd further say that I especially enjoyed Steve's run, not just because he was my favorite comics writer before Alan Moore came along, but because of the constant presence of Arisia, G'nort, Kilowog & Salaak in his GLCorps book. Perhaps the part I liked best back in the days of Broome & Kane were all the weird alien Green Lanterns, but they only showed up occasionally, while in GLC, we saw them on a regular basis. (And, man, do I hate them killing off Tomar Re and Katma Tui, my favorites from those early days.) So nothing but warm good feelings for Englehart's run here. I'm not quite as high on Staton as you, but I certainly don't dislike him, and he did some work on Englehart's Avengers I really like (he may have been inking himself at the time). Simple matter of taste there. But we clearly agree that those were great days for the book, and that's the important thing. Thanks again for the correction, and for stirring up some old and pleasant memories, harlock.

  • April 3, 2011, 12:10 a.m. CST

    room23storeblogspotcom

    by Anakin_Piecocker

    yeah i saw him too, and the gungan.

  • April 3, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST

    After a night of cocaine and scotch, CHOPPAH still loves this footage.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    In fact, he loves it even more.

  • April 3, 2011, 12:16 a.m. CST

    ahole, how's it going, chief?

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • April 3, 2011, 12:16 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds is still the problem

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    Let's not forget, the awful footage we saw in the first trailer will still be in the movie. "I KNOW, RIGHT?!" Pass. Just not a fan of the guy.

  • April 3, 2011, 12:24 a.m. CST

    Now THAT feels like an 'event' movie.

    by kevred

    Pretty fantastic tone and content in that video. I've hated everything I've seen so far about this film - hate the suit, hate the jokey tone of other clips, hate the CG - but I quite enjoyed this - it made me want to see more. The two remaining things that bother me are: 1) The frequently unoriginal visual and sound design for random things in the film. Spaceships, architecture, camera angles & movements, sound effects, so many little details are taken directly from other films we've seen in the last 10 years or so. Which makes me think that either the whole production is trying to pander, or the people designing these things have very shallow points of reference. And 2) I couldn't help thinking throughout the video, do I really want my movies to look like video games? And the answer is no. So now we know that both GL and Captain America are capable of being serious. All we need now is a serious clip from Thor that isn't full of jokey valley-girl bullshit. It'd be a crying shame if Branagh missed the boat when all he had to do was do what he does best.

  • April 3, 2011, 12:30 a.m. CST

    A little amazed at (and grateful for) all this positivity...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...not that I'm in favor of mindless and unanimous adulation. Still, I remember first coming here when Gladiator hit, and the enthusiasm it provoked. People were saying stuff like, "This film will kick more ass than the world contains!!", and you got a contact high from reading the talkbacks, they pumped you up. These days though, the acid delights of being malicious often seem to predominate, and it's rare that it's as much fun as it used to be. I'm not saying everyone has to love everything; as it turned out, I had a severe problem with the ending of Gladiator myself (its historical accuracy, which halfbreedqueen and I discussed recently (hi there, half) and don't need to revisit). But the level of vitriol involved in attacking, not just a bad movie, but the people who made the "mistake" of liking it, can be a real downer at times. Slam Uwe Boll (or George Lucas) all you like; but I wish we could be a little kinder to each other, and appreciate other people's enthusiasm even when we don't share it, instead of making them out to be simpletons, perverts and traitors to humanity. With a project that worried so many people now looking far better to most, there's a lot less of that sort of dismaying ill will about, and it's kind of refreshing.

  • April 3, 2011, 12:31 a.m. CST

    this reminds me of the first time i saw the trailer for the Matrix.

    by dailysportspages

  • April 3, 2011, 12:43 a.m. CST

    " THAT WAS TOTALLY WICKED! "

    by gregg benac

    that is all

  • April 3, 2011, 12:48 a.m. CST

    PS: SuckerPunch was shit and it bomb because no one went to see it!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Word-of-mouth spread and critics and moviegoers said it was terrible. Of course the minority can rant that it was a good film and bombing at the box office doesn't mean jack. Maybe thats true. But the majority disagree and the suits goes by the majority. You know the ones who tend to spend the most money. Funny how that works. Sorry you don't get it, AHole but thats life. Deal with it.

  • April 3, 2011, 12:49 a.m. CST

    And as long as I mentioned halfbreedqueen...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...I think you have the right of it when it comes to CGI. When it comes to projects that can afford to take their time and spend the money to do it right, such as LOTR and Avatar, it looks great; when projects can't do that, it doesn't. If you have one setpiece, it will probably be superb; if you have 1,859 shots that need it, it won't. We would do well to remember that it took Stanley Kubrick and Douglas Trumbull _four years_ to do 2001; and it still holds up. I know, not everyone is as perfectionist as those guys, and time and money isn't always available in the amounts needed, so you settle for "good enough", and often enough, the audience agrees, and so films keep getting saddled with inadequate schedules and budgets. But considering how much of their money films now make after the theatrical release and the holiday deadlines it often entails, you might make even more in the long run if you took the time and spent the money you need, and end up with a film like Blade Runner, still knocking people's eyes out of their head more than 25 years after it came out. And everything I said goes double (or perhaps triple) for 3D.

  • April 3, 2011, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Headgeek - Star Saphire

    by The StarWolf

    They'll probably save her for a potential sequel. The one I'm wondering about is Arisia. I recall the romance between her and Hal in the comics and ... but, no, probably too much to hope for. . As for the trailer, count me in those who remember the SWI trailer looked great, but the film ... let's just say most fans, including myself, felt it left something to be desired. Let's hope this isn't the case with GREEN LANTERN.

  • April 3, 2011, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Oh my fucking god.

    by jedimast3r

    Are we finally getting a GOOD DCU movie? (Yes, I am aware that statement excludes BBegins and TDK, both of which in my eyes have raped the essence of Batman into some compromised, reality-based semblance of the character's universe.)

  • April 3, 2011, 12:57 a.m. CST

    This is how Thor should have looked

    by DiscreetFighterAlpha

    But Kenneth Branagh is in over his head with that one. When I think "superhero epic", his is not the first name to come to mind.

  • April 3, 2011, 1 a.m. CST

    Did someone say something about Jurassic Park? "Excusitor!":

    by Smack_Teddy

    http://tinyurl.com/67kz7jj

  • April 3, 2011, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Ok guys, listen....

    by Norman Colson

    I saw the first teaser trailer and the space part was fine, but when ryan started making jokes. i was like what the fuck? Hal doesnt do sarcasm. lol. But now they release a 4:00 minute Epic space trailer with a rousing speech from sinestro. a tease from parallax! tomar ree, and kilowogg, and more space flight. ok... my question for those in the know. why did they NOT release this trailer before??? Why the corny one first, because first impressions are the fucking BEST! My first impressions was 50/50... Because of the snarkiness but it reddeemed itself with the vision of oa. it looks just like the comics. But my thing that i truly wanted was for them to actually build a real green lantern suit interlaced with cgi... And sinestro looks like fucking sinestro. it will be real interesting, to see his fall from grace and his eventual turn to the darkside... Also the sinestro corps??? hmmm why not? lmao... sorry for the spoilers y'all but im a die hard comic fan and im not a purist but as long as they stick to the general outline and not deviate from the story too much. But i do love this trailer it gives me hope... Hope that this will be big as the new batman franchise, now if zack synder can get off his lazy ass and focus on creating a superman story worthy of us and the man of steel himself... then he will have much respect, he has talent. i give him that. he loves his comics, that's for sure. but please DC is about to be big if it can hit the trifecta!!!

  • April 3, 2011, 1:06 a.m. CST

    anakin_piecocker

    by room23storeblogspotcom

    Yeah when I saw that I thought man the next season of Clone wars looks awesome! So I began pausing and my excitement turned to what the heck Jar Jar & the Diner guy are Jedi now? I'm guessing that its just the same race, but still, It makes me wonder about it. After the finale I was hoping that we would get a bunch of Wookie world stories. The Admeral Akbar water world looks cool though.

  • April 3, 2011, 1:12 a.m. CST

    People flip-flopped for this???

    by codecrackx15

    ...still looks MEH... to me. The CGI still looks bad and Reynolds still doesn't cut it. Fucking A... it is easy to make some people flip-flop like a woman deciding between two pairs of shoes. Oh well... I'll see it once it hits bargain DVD or online somewhere... MEH is still MEH...

  • April 3, 2011, 1:14 a.m. CST

    smack_teddy: Genius.

    by Darth_Kong

  • April 3, 2011, 1:16 a.m. CST

    I came.

    by Larry Sellers

    This is a balls out trailer that isn't shy about the sci-fi. Honestly, the only reasons I want to see this and Thor are because they are actually giving us Oa and Asgard. Things I NEVER thought I'd see outside of comics or cartoons. Looks amazing. And the oath is fucking fine. If it WEREN'T in the movie, you'd be whining. My biggest complaint about the first trailer wasn't Reynold's shtick, but Blake Lively's horrible stick up the ass dialogue. Hopefully--as Harry said above--those scenes just need a bit of context. And regarding Lightsaber Wars season 4? It looks good if you're like 5 years old and you've just seen the prequel trilogy. I'm damn sick of seeing lightsabers. Characters wielding two lightsabers, some with four, with double-bladed lightsabers, characters with TWO double bladed lightsabers...ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side. And I'm sure there were non-clone folks during the Clone Wars who went about their business with blasters. They need to bridge the series to ROTS already and get on that live-action series.

  • April 3, 2011, 1:21 a.m. CST

    All the aliens/outer space crap will put off the general public

    by ShiftyEyedDog

    Green Lantern was already a character many people outside of comic geeks are unfamiliar with or just dont care about. There was a chance they could have gotten into this anyway, like they did with Iron Man. But theres a REASON they kept the space/alien footage to a minimum in the trailer. Because if people see how much of that shit is in the movie, it's gonna turn a lot of people off. You hardcore GL fans will love it, and it may be the movie youve all hoped for, just dont expect it to be successful. and yes, im well aware that box office does not equal quality. im just saying dont get your hopes up for this to be a breakthrough hit.

  • April 3, 2011, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Mattman

    by erykthedead

    I count at least 3 easily identifiable non humanoids in the Corp shot, including the full body floating pumpkin jelly fish hybrid in the middle of the "We are The Corp" shot No comment on the CGI, never met those races and I've never seen green energy will constructs before, and I am sure they are doing render passes as we speak. Hopeful I am, Marval my be fucked by this, much like the Bat stole IM's thunder.

  • April 3, 2011, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Tone/Story show much more promise, but...

    by Kevinicus

    a lot of the CGI looks pretty terrible. A lot of people try to point out that it needs to be CGI, as if that excuses it. Of course there needs to be CGI, and lots of it. But, it needs to be GOOD CGI. Some of it does look well done, but much of it looks awful. I'm hoping it's just incomplete, but they don't have a lot of time to finish at this point.

  • April 3, 2011, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Batman had white eyes in The Dark Knight ahole

    by JackSlater4

  • April 3, 2011, 1:41 a.m. CST

    03:18 in trailer. Ron Cobb Space Bar Aliens. Check it...

    by Darth_Kong

    http://roncobb.net/wp-content/uploads/68f70472b3.jpg

  • April 3, 2011, 1:47 a.m. CST

    I think I'm finally sick of people criticizing "terrible CGI"

    by D.Vader

    When the CGI is perfectly fine.

  • April 3, 2011, 1:53 a.m. CST

    im kinda bummed that hollywood has now invaded wondercon

    by john

    is nothing sacred anymore?

  • April 3, 2011, 1:54 a.m. CST

    People criticize the CG work, because it IS terrible.

    by MajorFrontbum

    The eye is immediately drawn to it, because it looks like it doesn't belong in the scene.

  • April 3, 2011, 2:07 a.m. CST

    Cabin Boy is playing on HULU. Fancy Lads!

    by Darth_Kong

  • April 3, 2011, 2:08 a.m. CST

    ghost-of-chainsaw

    by Smack_Teddy

    in that video interview with the producer thats gone up online recently, he was saying that most of the footage assembled/presented was that they felt confident doing so at this point because the effects/post production work had been completed to a certain level of satisfaction. He pretty much says that that dictated the selection of footage. I'm guessing therefore they set the bar a lot lower last time with less time relatively to spare post production wise...and they assembled footage suitable to whore as a EW cut with Hunky Ryan Reynolds and Gossip Girl

  • April 3, 2011, 2:09 a.m. CST

    CG has the same problem as practical effects...

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    Not everyone is good at it; very few are masters. It's the bad CG we complain about. The kind that takes you right out of the movie. GL has some of that, unfortunately. If you don't believe that, take your head out of your ass, and watch the trailer again.

  • April 3, 2011, 2:09 a.m. CST

    darth_kong cheers

    by Smack_Teddy

    isnt it just?

  • April 3, 2011, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Seems like the studio...

    by codecrackx15

    ...just gathered up like 4 minutes of what... maybe a total of 8 minutes of the space footage and plastered what they had in a trailer so all the sheeple would say dumb-fuck things like "I just blew my load" and "I just got a boner", when the majority of the movie will take place on Earth and be mainly what we saw from the first trailer. No wonder Hollywood is making so many vampire movies, they put the sheeple in a trance and suck the money from their wallets while their sitting in the theater and thinking, "Fuck, they got me good this time... should have realized from the first trailer that this shit is just shit." Fucking Sheeple...

  • April 3, 2011, 2:17 a.m. CST

    ghost-of-chainsaw

    by Smack_Teddy

    Although that was also to be clear referring to the 10/20 mins footage total rather than the apple trailer, possibly i think. But that itself was taken from th- oh bugger it, hold on... here it is: <p> http://tinyurl.com/3bkbg4y

  • April 3, 2011, 3:03 a.m. CST

    I'm still choosing Thor and Captain America over GL.

    by Amadeo Zeller

    Marvel fan forever!

  • April 3, 2011, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Really, Marvel vs DC? why fight?

    by Norman Colson

    We're gonna have a good fucking summer with all the comic book flicks, why the need to choose who's better between the two? Good what a flame war! lol. I'm a big marvel fan, but i am a huge DC fan... can't i have both? And the producer was a fucking idiot... He should have waited. I'm gonna see thor, cap and GL... and im gonna give my honest opinion of all three movies.

  • Remember those painful scenes in the SW prequels where everything was obviously, totally greenscreen? Like the Jedi Temple scenes? Remember how your mind started drifting, because you know there wasn't one piece of a real set there? Yeah...well GL is doing the same thing. <p> You know what I appreciate about Thor vs. this? Thor had some huge, practical sets. Odin's throne room? Huge set (with probably some CGI enhancements on the edges). But there was an actual set. Same thing with the snow scenes. Sets. <p> Same thing applies to costumes. Actors perform better when there is something to inspire them and work off of. Whether it's another, good actor, great costumes, or actual sets. GL doesn't seem to have any of this going for it. I'm sorry, it just doesn't. <p> Sure, there has to be CGI in GL. But does it have to be to the extent they're using it? Instead of showing 3000 GLs on-screen at once, why not halve that number and make it look better? Why not put an actor in Tomar Re makeup and enhance him with CGI where needed? The scene with him introducing himself to Jordan is laughably, awful looking. If that was even a partial set and an actor in makeup, it would look 10x better. <P> So how can people bash the SW prequels for all the cartoony-looking effects and yet somehow heap praise on GL? It just doesn't make any sense.

  • April 3, 2011, 3:57 a.m. CST

    And the hopes swing back up

    by historylight

    I'll admit it, i'm scared. So congratulations M Shite Nowhereman, you've finally succeeded with your crappy kid's film where your crappy thrillers consistently failed. Because i don't know i can take seeing another property i love taking a back-door battering. And like The Last Airbender, i'm seeing this movie, regardless. And i'll be doing it with my power-ring on hand, my Kyle Rayner uniform t-shirt dug out and maybe, but not likely, washed and pressed for the occasion. Dear Lord, don't let it suck. And now, with this footage, hope blooms again. I watch, and i rewatch this, and i can think "There's going to be a Green Lantern movie" rather than "There's going to be a movie called Green Lantern." And you know what, on the 17th June, i'll be in the lobby of Vue Westfield, saying the oath. Cause with this footage. Yeah, its back on.

  • April 3, 2011, 4:01 a.m. CST

    I'm still not sold, but it looks a little better

    by Cobb05

    I've read the Secret Origin story that the movie is based on and I didn't like it much. I think this new footage looks better. A lot of the outer space stuff looks a little too much like an animated movie. Like the shot where you see Ryan Reynolds in the crowd, it made him stand out way too much. It seems to me that Blake Lively is the reason the first trailer sucked. Notice how she didn't have any lines this time. The movie will still make a ton of cash. I still want to see Captain America and Thor more. DC characters, besides Batman and Superman were never my thing anyway. I mean Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Green Lanter never felt like strong characters to me. But I guess out of them, Green Lantern gives you the most to work with.

  • April 3, 2011, 4:05 a.m. CST

    I love that ridicolous oath

    by David Cloverfield

    And I love that they put it into the footage... TWICE.

  • April 3, 2011, 4:07 a.m. CST

    codecrackx15

    by JAMF

    spot on mate. if the studio can cut together a fucking sweeny todd trailer so the audience doesnt realise its a MUSICAL then tey can sure as hell cut together a halfway decent trailer for a shitty superhero film. I KNOW RIGHT???

  • April 3, 2011, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Cobb?? what you say about Flash?!?

    by Norman Colson

    what the fuck you say about the flash? He's not a strong character? are you serious? have you seen the old tv show, it can be fucking done... I take a man that can run faster than light very seriously. But a hero is as only as good as his villan...

  • April 3, 2011, 4:25 a.m. CST

    to all those viewing with jaudiced eye

    by john

    pretend your are a child again...and then watch jaded fucks

  • Looks great. Are you kidding me ? We get a cool superhero-space opera and people are bitching ?

  • April 3, 2011, 5:35 a.m. CST

    This is better because there's less Ryan Van Wilder

    by Ernie

    I suspect the director and producers are realising that Ryan Reynolds was not the best choice for the role of Hal Jordan. This isn't the fault of RR - he's good in the comedic roles because he's a natural at it. The problem as shown in his scenes in GL is that he can't turn off the sarcasm and no matter how he performs in the movie, he can't do dramatic and serious without looking like he's going to break into a witty one-liner at any moment. The footage works simply because the editors have concentrated on other characters and given RR limited short snap shot moments to minimise the sarcasm barrier. The dramatic music playing in the background also dilutes the RR effect. However unless the whole film consists of dramatic moody music everytime RR appears on screen then the film editors are going to have a hard time trying to keep GL from turning into "The Proposal". I fear this is one of those movies where the wrong casting of the primary character will drag the complete movie down with it. Just think Sly Stallone in "Judge Dredd" and Keanu Reeves in "Constantine".

  • April 3, 2011, 5:36 a.m. CST

    Even though the effects look sub-par I'm on board..

    by ganymede3010

    This is a vast improvement over the first horrendous trailer. It's going to be a great year for Superhero movies.

  • And Thor will be less corny than this. Quite literally this is the worst side of DC comics, the corny mantra, the Yellow weakness crap and the goofy Aliens called Lantern corps when both the colour Green and a Lantern is an earth based reference!! They should have worked on this adaptation to some better level of common sense for a real world like Batman and Iron Man did. This one will be for fanboys only!

  • April 3, 2011, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Awesome , that is all.

    by SID 8.0

  • April 3, 2011, 7:02 a.m. CST

    I know Mogo doesn't socialze

    by oaser

    but I hope his giant planet ass makes an appearance in what is going to be one awesome-as-fuck movie. For those that are worried about the story: Geoff Johns wrote it. The guy singlehandedly resurrected Green Lantern (and next he's going to bring Aquaman back). For those of you complaining about the CGI: get over it. It's a movie about intergalactic police. You have to suspend your disbelief at the door. How did you think they were going to make thousands of aliens? With latex, body paint, and spirit gum? Because that's obviously the most cost effective way. If you know GL at all, you saw the attention to detail in the Corps scene. These people WANT this movie to succeed, and they want fans to love it. Give it a chance, people. We've only seen four minutes of footage. There still two hours more out there.

  • April 3, 2011, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Iron Man trailers relied on Downey's shtick

    by Drath

    So WB tried to follow and discovered this wasn't nearly as hip. Reynolds isn't particularly "glib," the situations were just utterly lame to sell a movie with. They were somewhat lame even to start a movie with, but not funny little ha ha moments are forgivable when they aren't in a spotlight. It's just a shame that this movie doesn't look like it'll be great outside of the spectacle--but at least they HAVE spectacle now. I didn't know that they did with the first trailer.

  • April 3, 2011, 7:23 a.m. CST

    What's the appeal?

    by joe

    This movie doesn't look like a movie for those who like cinema. It looks like a love letter to Green Lantern fans, created on an XBOX. I'm all for dipping my toes into new mythologies that I'm not that familiar with. But I'm a movie fan first, and I can't see this thing being able to sit next to more practically-made movies like the Star Wars original trilogy or Superman: The Movie -- of which I've seen a lot of comparisons to on this talkback. If anything, this loud and visually distracting dreck looks like it belongs with the prequel trilogy -- which, when not viewed through GREEN-tinted glasses, I thought you fanboys hated??

  • April 3, 2011, 7:35 a.m. CST

    AHole, we have Twilight sequels because it makes money!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Even Transformers have sequels because of that factor. I dunno why you don't get it? There will be no sequel for SuckerPunch because no one went to see it, therefore it BOMB! Word-of-mouth spread that it was shit and even the CG and hot girls couldn't saved it. AHole, you're in the minority and your opinion means jacked when it comes to greenlighting movies and sequels.

  • April 3, 2011, 7:43 a.m. CST

    The problem w/CGI..

    by darthwaz1

    Is that it mostly always looks fake when the actors are the only real thing in the scene and EVERYTHING else is CGI, like Oa looks in these scenes..so many movies have had this problem, Transformers, SW prequels, LOTR..too many to name. I think it looks best when they do partial real set and partial CGI for enhanced backgrounds.

  • April 3, 2011, 7:57 a.m. CST

    I am a CGI junkie

    by billF

    I loved this trailer and I am psyched to see this movie! I think people are being too harsh with this movie. Yes it looks like a comic book movie because of the CGI and that is what it is supposed to be. There is much more of a fantasy and SciFi element to GL than there is to Batman so the CGI will reflect that.

  • April 3, 2011, 8:09 a.m. CST

    ME AS ABIN SUR: "THE RING CHOSE YOU. TAKE IT. SPEAK THE OATH."

    by BringingSexyBack

    Hal: "Speak the oath?" Me: "Yes. But first, you must touch my ding dong."

  • April 3, 2011, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Hey MajorFrontBum

    by D.Vader

    You eye is immediately drawn to it because THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS FISH-BIRD ALIENS. That's why. Everything is 100% otherworldy. Of course its going to look odd.

  • April 3, 2011, 8:14 a.m. CST

    "Laughably awful looking"?

    by D.Vader

    Hello hyperbole.

  • April 3, 2011, 8:17 a.m. CST

    "all that other crap"

    by stevepants

  • April 3, 2011, 8:22 a.m. CST

    "all that other crap"

    by stevepants

    So "all that other crap" that is "still in the movie" from the first trailer means what? 1. One busted line out of context from Blake Lively. 2. Reynolds saying "I know..riiiight!" 3. Reyonlds and the pants thing. Soooooo......why would anyone still be holding on to their prior opinions of this movie when you now see 5 minutes of footage that blows that out of the water? If you can't get over 15 seconds of bad dialogue....don't bother seeing any movie ever.

  • April 3, 2011, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Upgraded from "shitty looking"...

    by Ironhelix

    ...to "not so shitty looking".

  • April 3, 2011, 9:46 a.m. CST

    This...

    by dvdhound79

    ...looks fucking EPIC. I loved the bit with the oath, how his eyes began to be filled with the power of the lantern. That being said, I'm not too excited about the motion control CGI costume.

  • April 3, 2011, 9:47 a.m. CST

    In a movie with 100's of aliens.....

    by steve

    Hector Hammond looked the most ridiculous, jarringly so.

  • April 3, 2011, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Big yellow cloudy thingy

    by iceman199

    Anyone know what that is? It's not the yellow fear entity, is it?

  • April 3, 2011, 10:04 a.m. CST

    SuckerPunch IS a bad movie, and that's why it's bombing

    by Ivan_Mtl

    While I did enjoy Zack Snyder's 300 and Watchmen (and I am looking forward to his Superman as well), I must say that I thought SuckerPunch was a terrible movie. In fact, several times during the movie, I turned to my date to apologize for taking her to see it. Sure, it had some nice visuals and special effects, but movies are about telling stories. SuckerPunch just felt like one long, depressing music video from start to finish. As a huge Queen fan, even the inclusion of two of their songs (I Want It All/We Will Rock You mixed together) wasn't enough to save this movie for me. And when it didn't look like a music video, it felt like a video game. This movie deserves to bomb as it is an example of "style over substance" school of filmmaking (yeah, I know... it deals with the subject of a girl escaping into a fantasy world to cope with the sexual abuse she is experiencing in her real life, blah, blah, blah... there is just no getting around the fact that it is badly executed). I tell people who are thinking about seeing this movie that they will leave the movie theatre scratching their heads, and feeling depressed.

  • April 3, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST

    What's with the talkback counter? Is it broken?

    by kisskissbangbang

    "Cause I'm counting something like over 400 posts here, and it's still saying 93 over the past 24 hours. I may have miscounted, but not by that much, so WTF?

  • April 3, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    show of hands...

    by cripeman

    who else recited the oath with him?

  • April 3, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    he-man_is_a_total_mightor_rip-off

    by D Ropaela

    Maybe that's because he's a human being taken over by something alien, a rather unnatural combination.

  • April 3, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST

    @iceman199

    by Koyaanisqatsi

    Yes it is indeed Parallax the yellow fear entity.

  • April 3, 2011, 10:53 a.m. CST

    You know Mavel is..

    by KoolerThanJesus

    watching this and getting a little scared that the hype machine is going to favor GL over Thor or Captain America. And also worrying that DC's movies will blow theirs away.

  • April 3, 2011, 11:03 a.m. CST

    d.vader et al

    by JAMF

    audiences readily accept something like OT yoda as 'real' when hes a puppet, but cgi yoda will always be just a cartoon. like it or not, cgi characters are ass. they just arent 'there' and we know it. sure puppets/animatronics can look 'fake' too in their own way but at least we can see they are physically real and thats so important to making the character believable. as for the other stuff like spaceships, planets and cities and whatnot, that stuff also looks so much better with models or at least a model base with cg overlayed. you cant deny any of that, surely?

  • April 3, 2011, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Green does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Nice trailer! Have to admit this movie's biggest problem is going to be name recognition. Fair to say that outside of geekdom and outside of the US the GREEN LANTERN character and mythos is an absolute unknown. Add to that we've just had GREEN HORNET to muddy the name and confuse audiences further which got mixed to negative reviews and performed quite poorly at the box - and I think this movie (however good it may be) is going to have a lot of trouble making bank.

  • April 3, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    by garybuseys_incisors

    This footage was pretty kick ass. I went from having absolutely no interest in this film to wanting to go opening night. I am still a little worried about Reynolds, though.

  • April 3, 2011, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Next Thor trailer should take a lesson from this...

    by cockdiesel

    Let's see some damn Asgard action instead of crazy kooky fish out of water Thor. Unless of course there isn't much Asgard which is what I'm beginning to fear.

  • April 3, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Open Letter To Pretentious Douchbags

    by HongKongCavalier

    Can you do better? Have you done better? I mean, I know being able to bash movies on a message board IS uber and all ... but other than those stains in your drawers that mommy stopped asking about years ago ... wtf have YOU accomplished? Do you have anything other than the all-encompassing envy that saturates your very being towards any and everyone that manages to display an inkling of the creativity and talent you can only emotionally masturbate about having yourself. This trailer looks like shit? Then you are a complete fucking tool. You come to AICN, a site that has historically been focused on SciFi, Horror, Fantasy genres ... and cannot comprehend how a trailer like this can possible manage to make so many people look forward to the movie? really? Tell you what, go back to Rotten Tomatoes or IMDB or any of the other "wannabe-filmmakers-but-can't-fit-a-film-crew-into-mom-and-dads-basement" forum and join the other know-it-alls-with-creative-myopia as they circle jerk comment about the "brainless" and/or "gratuitous" wtfever qualities of this film. Me? I'll go check it out in 3D (because I have an actual fucking job and can wipe my ass with the $15) then go grab a few drinks with some friends, kiss my kids goodnight, then get into bed with my wife. However, I will admit that douchbags like you DO serve a purpose in life: I smile myself knowing miserable, hating, pretentious little fucktards like you choose to raid another dungeon in WoW while discussing the intricacies of some cult movie you've seen a few hundred times rather than enjoy a simple fucking movie. Will this movie be hailed as the solution to peace in the Middle East? No ... but no matter what else, it's still just a fucking movie and this trailer is an excellent marketing move. Live Long and Prosper Fuck-O

  • April 3, 2011, 11:51 a.m. CST

    ash talon:

    by Larry Sellers

    The SW prequels disappointed on more levels than just special effects. I don't think many people are heaping praise on GL JUST for the CGI...it just looks fun and different for a superhero flick. It's not the second or third in a series that has already managed to disappoint 99% of a built-in fanbase. And yeah, most people here might be blown away because it's just an amazing trailer compared to what we got in the first place. I can excuse the CGI because what I'm seeing is an attempt to make a large scale rendering of parts (remember, not ALL of the movie takes place on Oa) of GL I never thought I'd see. Does it look cartoonish? Sure. But rejecting the entire movie on the grounds that the CGI is "cartoony" (CGI is always cartoony unless it's in a real world context--that is, not on an alien world) is just silly. I think it'll be at least a decent movie that had an awesome trailer. Would anyone happen to know who did the CGI, btw?

  • April 3, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST

    out of line

    by sickerandsweeter

    This doesn't fit with the rest of your conversations, but this website is hysterical www.iaminterview.wordpress.com

  • April 3, 2011, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Great "trailer"

    by u.k. star

    This finally looks like something worth seeing. Thor doesn't have to learn from this, Thor kicked GL out of the city at Comic Con last year, and this GL trailer is a "copy" of that footage, but with much more complete effects. Thor did their "serious" trailer first, with more "alien" stuff and the drama; unlike GL's jokey "what the hell is going on" first trailer. Thor's second trailer is more comedic, more Earthbound and shows that there is also humour and relevance to Earth. It also achieves that which Iron Man and Transformers did to make themselves big hits: Appealed to that massive segment of the audience that you need to make these films a success, Women, non comic book movie fans. Away from here most people are really looking forward to Thor, because the film looks like it is both fun and dramatic AND liken other super hero movie seen before. The Lantern footage is doing the same. It has a much bigger budget than Thor, and a bigger lead star, so it has the chance to make the most money, but I just hope we get 4 great comic book movies this year, starting with Thor, X-Men the GL and Captain America. Never get why geeks always want to go "this film , not that film"; it's like if Godfather II and Goodfellas came out the same summer one would have to be shit. At the moment all four look promising, which is a surprise with X-Men because of the rush job, expected with Thor because of the quality involved and Shakespearian connection and I guess I was always hopeful, but doubtful with Captain America (because it seemed like a such a hard character to bring to life and not have look utterly ridiculous; and GL because Martin Campbell can be great, TV show Edge of Darkness, Casino Royale, Mask of Zorro; or not so great Goldeneye (I know some people thought it was great but it is possibly the worst Bond film ever made to me, and many others). Right now I have genuine hopes that we'll see four very good super hero movies this summer, full of drama, with comic touches and some very different action.

  • April 3, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    How much better is that?

    by hallmitchell

    Why didn't you release that one in the first place? No goofy falling out of his underwear type gags. Green Lantern, treated as serious sci fi. Now which movie is this going to be?

  • April 3, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Now have Superman fly up next to him at the end

    by UltraTron

    and punch renold's in the face. "Whoops! Sorry there little green buddy- thought you were Darkside." Then a huge text balloon banner pops up with- next issue: WORLD'S COLLIDE! Then mail order ads

  • April 3, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I could do slightly better...

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    I wouldn't cast Ryan fucking Reynolds!

  • April 3, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    This...

    by GroolDemon

    Does look pretty fucking epic. Though, I am still not entirely sold on Reynolds or the CG. I'll reserve final judgement for the film itself. You all gotta admit though this looks like a fucking roller coaster ride of a movie. I just hope Reynolds doesn't have as many teen girl ZOMG moments as I think he is going to have...

  • April 3, 2011, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Marvel isn't scared of GL!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    So far Captain America has been getting good buzz and I think most is looking forward to that than Green Lantern. So far I think what worries talkbackers like myself is the acting and script. That seem to be the general consenus. Not so much the CG but can RR play someone like Hal and will the script do the comic justice. It doesn't have to be great just ok...like Iron Man. I'm a GL but it looks like Marvel will beat it with CA, however Thor looks like crap!

  • April 3, 2011, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Question Can anyone tell me who the other lanterns are

    by templar

    I'm more of a Batman comic reader than Green Lantern. Not that I didn't like Green Lantern. I've read a few issues, I'm just no sure who some of the other lanterns are.

  • April 3, 2011, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Budget does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    UK Star, actually LANTERN and THOR have identical bugets (at least according to wikipedia)... GREEN LANTERN $150million THOR $150million CAPTAIN AMERICA $140million X-MEN: FIRST CLASS $120million Actually of the four... X-Men was the cheapest and I could see it doing the best financially. I have to say, regardless of whether it turns out to be the best of the bunch, I think GREEN LANTERN will make the least at the box.

  • April 3, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Thor looks so good!

    by Koyaanisqatsi

    Thor looks so good! Seriously!

  • April 3, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    ahole, fuck dude. Thanks for the spoiler warning on SUCKER PUNCH - haven't seen that one yet.

  • April 3, 2011, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Hongkongcavalier

    by blackmantis

    While I can fully understand your hatred for pretentious fucktards, the whole "can you do better?" argument has always been bullshit. Part of the deal of being a creative person is that you are taking all your knowledge, experience and talent and condensing it into a format that can be easily digested by a passive viewer. This makes it very easy for the audience to enjoy your work, but it also make it easy for people to rip it to shreds. If you follow the whole 'why should I pay attention to your negative opinion if you haven't done anything better', then you should also not bask in the approval of those who agree with your work or opinion. If a creative person is willing to accept the accolades, then they have to give equal weight to the criticisms.

  • April 3, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    You know, Thank Fucking You

    by Itchy

    For once a movie team recognizes something they did wrong pre-release hype-wise, addresses it, and totally rectifies the situation. If you saw that trailer and didn't get ramped up, you need to shut down the computer and go back to watching Glee and wearing your mom's panties. Much, much better than the first trailer.

  • April 3, 2011, 1:39 p.m. CST

    cobra-kai

    by film11

    I have to disagree. GL has the potential to be THE event pic of the summer. IF the visuals are on that level, plus the story is compelling (which wasn't the case with AVATAR), this good very well be a monster hit...more so than CA or THOR (which looks so lame, that you never even see him wearing his helmet most of the time...not even on posters! What, does he wear it in the movie for all of 5 minutes??) All conjecture...but GL might be something new in movies--a truly "Cosmic" super-hero film. FANTASTIC FOUR should have been that, but wasn't. If Campbell and crew pull this off, there will be even more TBers here saying "Wow! I had NO idea!"

  • April 3, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    What a Comeback!

    by FloatingHolmes

    I had total contempt for this movie. Now? This footage has won me over. Yay!!!

  • April 3, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    damn

    by redkamel

    that looks like its going to be really fun. I got the same feeling as I did when I watched the first Iron Man trailer. One nitpick (since this is AICN) is I hope there is no "yelling of the oath" like at the end of the trailer. I think the oath sounds a little better when said slowly and calmly, or repetitively like the Littany against Fear. Not a fan of the yelling.

  • April 3, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Wow!

    by jazzylg

    Simply wow. This is going to be an epic superhero flick!

  • April 3, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    cobra-kaka... green hornet numbers

    by tailhook

    $227 million made on a $120 million budget. Wasn't exactly a barnburner but it did make its money back and then some and is setup for video. No investor on that movie is crying. As per Green Lantern, Captain America, AND Thor. They all have very little name recognition and even less concerning their respective mythos outside the comic book community. Not that that will hamper a film, Iron Man was that way when it came out and look at the numbers it did. If anything its Iron Man more than anything that is really getting these 2nd tier properties a fresh start. Either way, I highly expect X-Men will probably do the best of the four simply on name recognition alone. This is shaping up to be a banner year for movies in general.

  • April 3, 2011, 2:17 p.m. CST

    "Too much CGI"

    by Isaac R.

    Lol...what a bunch of sad, hateful little losers.

  • April 3, 2011, 2:19 p.m. CST

    It will be a Hit

    by blueant

    all these posts just show me it has an audience already.

  • April 3, 2011, 2:27 p.m. CST

    halfbreedqueen, I agree

    by film11

    And I'd like nothing better than for GL to be one of those films that reverses opinions. yes, trailers can be many things. But, as you know, often trailers contain scenes that don't make it into the final film. I'd almost be willing to bet that "I know, right?" will be left out, due to the intensely negative reaction. And I don't thinbk that the space stuff will be minor aspects to the film. You've got major talent like Rush voicing the alien GLs, so I think this will be a galaxy spanning movie. Lord knows that, except for his trip to earth, even Superman flicks have been earthbound. GL could be a film experience that audiences have never had before...and that could take it over the top. And if that's the case, then FLASH and JUSTICE LEAGUE might be even more amazing than we could hope for.

  • April 3, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    X-MEN

    by film11

    I'm not a fan of ANY of the X-Men movies, but I might go see FIRST CLASS...simply because I find the combination of 1960s politics and super-heroes to be intriguing. (of course, there will be no smoking in the 60s in the alternate reality of movies). Will audiences respond to the nostalgic aspect, as some think will be the case with CAPT AMERICA? Certainly more of us alive today remember the sixties and not the 1940s! All depends on the execution, but it wouldn't surprise me if X-MEN disappointed financially. But personally, I hope that it, and CAP, and THOR, and especially GL are hits...because I want them to stop with the PIRATES and TRANSFORMERS sequels!

  • April 3, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    nerd complaints from the past

    by stevepants

    "There's too much color in this TV" "There's too much sound coming out of this radio" "There's too many moving pictures at the movie houses" "What's with all the film in this camera" "There's too much denim in these jeans" "There's too much roundness to these wheels" "There's too much heat from this fire" "I'm tired of all this evolution" "When will all these websites go away" Point being made: Whatever's out there will always be substandard to a lot of the nerds who patrol these boards...we just have to deal with it and filter out the bullshit when we see it.

  • April 3, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    stevepants

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    You're a nerd just for coming to this site, and even more so for taking the time to post. Stop pretending to be different than the rest of us. You're embarrassing yourself.

  • April 3, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    I was a kid in the 1950s....

    by zinc_chameleon

    and after 'The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad' we all worshipped at the feet of Ray Harryhausen, even though I knew at that young age that the story wasn't too coherent. Didn't matter: Modelling planes and cars, etc was a boy's universe, and we were *proud* to see it come alive on the screen.

  • I'm laughing while writing this!

  • April 3, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    good cgi video game intro...

    by carlotta_valdes

    ...till the comedy styling's of Ryan Reynolds took over the proceedings. See ya on Netflix streaming GL!

  • April 3, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    LOL

    by Mike

    LOL... talkbackers never cease to amaze me... it's not enough for them to bash whatever a talkback covers, no, they have to make sure to also bash everyone who thinks something looks awesome... it's pathetic... but the best are the ones where talkbackers say "MEH... I'll wait for the DVD bargain bin" That's a JOKE, because--if they don't see the movie in the theatre's then how the hell are they going to jump on the aintitcool talkback for the movie so they can say "SEE! I TOLD YOU SO! THIS MOVIE SUCKED!" No matter how good or bad the movie is... Everyone in this talkback will see it in the theaters... FACT. the fact that these talkbackers don't see how pathetic they are truly baffles me.

  • Thor is looking ever so cringe-worthy with new footage and "dialogue" released, and Captain America well...glad he stayed in the 1940s because it's looking like it's a safety net for the premise. This new trailer kicks all kinds of ass, even with that gigantic head mad scientist (I love MTV's The Head Cartoon mind you. And even as some people complain of the CGI, maybe you need a 42"HD Monitor to admire the detail, because it looks fine on mine. As for The Avengers...it's going to be a pussy version of Watchmen.

  • April 3, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    stevepants - don't call idiots nerds

    by antonphd

    nerds are the kids who grew up reading comics and watching movies and tv shows about the fantastic and were inspired by them to work hard to be scientists and inventors. idiots are the entitled kids who think that bitching is a virtue and that imagination is meant for creating consumer entertainment to please them. don't call idiots nerds. it's an insult to nerds.

  • April 3, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    suspension of disbelief

    by Mike

    I also wonder why talkbackers are incapable of suspension of disbelief... for something like this, it's too CGI-y... it's not realistic enough... it looks like a videogame... it looks like a (GASP!) COMIC BOOK!... who cares how difficult creating a space opera is... would you prefer that they decided to make all the Lantern Corps human... or base the whole movie on Earth? Take your pick -- rushed effects, doing the best with what they can to make sure this is a TRUE green lantern movie or throwing out the whole space aspect of Green Lantern because 1) there's not a big enough budget 2) they don't have enough time 3) regular moviegoers will think the whole space and alien thing is weird... then you have those same talkbackers bashing Nolan's Batman movies because (GASP!) IT'S TOO REALISTIC!

  • April 3, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Don't get the constant comparison...

    by carlotta_valdes

    ...to the Marvel films releasing this summer. Why don't the DC fans just let this film stand or fall on it's own merits without having to attack or diminish the Cap and Thor films? The fun thing this summer is the variety to choose from, and if they are all good... doesn't everybody win?

  • April 3, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    That big head...

    by film11

    ...is Hector Hammond, by the way. And it was bigger in the comic books, if I remember correctly. I'm fine with it, as depicted in the trailer.

  • wildcard comics said: "idiots are the entitled kids who think that bitching is a virtue" Probably the smartest thing I've ever read on a talkback. These idiots/losers are all caught up in this bubble that is AICN where the cool thing to do is bash everything... they feed off each other... they're so stuck in this bubble where they all think they're above mindless entertainment and have convinced themselves that they are counter-culture who expects better everythings... they think they're above the 'mainstream' when really they're all just trying to do what the cool thing on AICN is: bashing... so really, they're more brainwashed than the regular moviegoer because they are so caught up in this AICN bubble and they don't realize that they are conditioning themselves to be incapable of escapism and solid entertainment... they demand genius from every movie yet .0000001% of what they watch they consider genius. Its OK to lower the bar for your entertainment provided YOU ALLOW YOURSELVES TO BE ENTERTAINED! Most talkbackers don't.

  • April 3, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST

    hercvault_double_exclamation_point - YES!!!

    by dr sauch

    I've always said it, people in these TB's don't like movies, they like hating movies. If you hate every movie made after 1970, then get the fuck off this website.

  • Very practical. Seriously though, this trailer makes the movie look like a lot of fun.

  • April 3, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Martin Campbell is one glimmer of hope

    by HELLSFOXES

    everything else looks like Mortal Kombat Annihilation meets Battlefield Earth strapped on top of Fantastic Four. Have we really just given up on 'believability' thing, cos those effects are pretty darn 'unbelievable'. They may get more crystal clear by the time the film comes out but blurry and dark would help sell them better. Cos right now they make it impossible to immerse in the world instead of, hey Ryan Reynolds just reacted to nothing, oh and they just hit erase on his mask in photoshop!

  • April 3, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Dr. Egon

    by stevepants

    Never claimed I wasn't a nerd... I'm just admitting telling the truth. And using your logic...you're an even BIGGER nerd for responding to my post and telling me I'm an even bigger nerd for posting. This can go on all day. ps...JESUS there are too many words in this post, when is this Pants douche gonna learn.

  • April 3, 2011, 5:40 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    ahole, no worries. Tailhook. on the subject of box office prospects and 2nd tier superheroes... You rightly cite IRON MAN as the model these four films hope to emulate, however you don't really identify why Iron Man succeeded in the mainstream way that it did. Because of Robert Downey Jnr, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges. Mainstream critics (sweep aside website critics like aicn and devin, who spunk over any and every genre movie) i'm talking about the newspapers, the magazines, tv and radio film reviewers - they appreciated the 'Robert Downey Jnr' factor. They held IRON MAN in higher esteem than they would a '2nd tier superhero movie' because it featured three bonafide, well-respected actors / stars. Ryan Reynolds is simply not in that league. Will newspapers want to go out on a limb and back this film without a name that their readership will recognise and respect? THOR has the Branagh factor to give it some credibility. CAPTAIN AMERICA will allow reviewers to digress and talk pretentiously about 'patriotism'. Plus it's a period piece which makes it rather more interesting. X-MEN has a strong cast of up and comers, along with an up and comer director. It also has the strongest name recognition of the four. GL doesn't have any of that. I predict it will have the lowest opening weekend of the four movies. It'll be interesting to see how these four films fare. GL's only hope is that it's really, really good and garners word of mouth. Because if it's merely average then it will sink fast.

  • April 3, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Enjoy it, geeks...it doesn't get any better.

    by BurnHollywood

    After this, you see the movie, which will dutifully follow the familiar Superhero origin/Supervillain origin/Great big, Earth-threatening CGI whatever-the-fuck formula and start your bitching... But right now, your excitement's at its peak, especially at how perfect Mark Strong looks as Sinestro, so...enjoy the Geekasm, and make sure you change your pants afterwards.

  • April 3, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    In this article Beaks even refers to 'in-the-room sensations'. He's talking about WonderCon, but he's not seeing the forest for the trees. The same phrase could equally be applied to genre fan sites like aicn. SCOTT PILGRIM - Harry's (aicns) fave film last year. An 'in-the-room' sensation? Of course it was. SKY CAPTAIN - was aicns number one film a few years back - that similarly sank at the box. Maybe GREEN LANTERN will be unlucky enough to be 2011's 'in-the-room sensation'?

  • April 3, 2011, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by craptacular

    This is like a thousand times better than the last trailer. It burns my eyes with its emerald awesomeness. I hope this movie isn't a total shit sandwich.

  • April 3, 2011, 6:30 p.m. CST

    IN BRIGHTEST DAY, IN BLACKEST NIGHT

    by BringingSexyBack

    *Unzips pants* Ryan, you like?

  • because artistically, taking into account such things composition, depth of field/depth perception, spatial relation, over all style etc a lot the prequels was really just flat, empty in substance and thoroughly dropped the ball in being utterly disengaging from any sense of reality - Kamino and the Obi Wan/Jango Fett face off would be an exception for example to me where it was very well done despite limits and/or flaws - but a lot of this new footage looks very well thought out and i guess collaboratively pulled off artistically/stylistically wise.

  • April 3, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    So this is where the building up of the JLA starts

    by tommyleespenis

    with Angela Bassett as Amanda Waller

  • April 3, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST

    This has as goos a shot as any of the other CBM movies this year.

    by Lucifer Haywood

    Branagh ain't enough to give Thor more clout. I'd say Ryan Reynolds is way more of a name than Hemsworth or even Chris Evans (that's who's playing Cap, right?). I'd bet all these films fall in the same category with regards to recognition in the general public. Most people know the gist of any of them. I'm a GL fan, but I'd like to see them all do well. You can't really call it a glut of films if they're all good.

  • April 3, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST

    I'm picking my jaw up off the floor...

    by workshed

    ...this is the GL movie I've been wanting my whole life by the look of this. Magic. Damn, I hope the movie is just as thrilling.

  • April 3, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    *good* ...fuck

    by Lucifer Haywood

  • April 3, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    braindrain is terrified of this trailer!

    by Smack_Teddy

  • April 3, 2011, 7:41 p.m. CST

    NEVER go full retard...

    by Anti-fanboy

    But ALWAYS go full cosmic. Well done, WB. Well done.

  • April 3, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST

    is it the fish-chicken space man braindrain?

    by Smack_Teddy

  • April 3, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST

    GL > Thor

    by Marat

    Looks so much better. The only downside is the fact the final battle looks like it takes place in a warehouse /lab on earth. Boringgg.

  • April 3, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Batman had white eyes when he used his sonar vision ahole

    by JackSlater4

  • April 3, 2011, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Capt.America AND Green Lantern in one summer! I'm seven again!

    by workshed

    These last two titbits of CA and GL. Can't get over how good they look. I've watched this footage about ten times now and it's feckin brill. Bless you, Mr.Campbell. Keep it serious sci-fi but keep it fun. I want my kids to say it changed their love for real comic super heroes like GL/Justice League like when I walked out of Supes in 78.

  • April 3, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    robamenta ... do you have iTunes + QUicktime?

    by MurderMostFowl

    You need to upgrade.

  • April 3, 2011, 9:51 p.m. CST

    WoW! Definitely less gay now!

    by A Martian Realm

  • April 3, 2011, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Oh my god that was soooooooo good...

    by Jobacca

    I crapped my pants! I pissed myself! My nipples got hard! I jizzed my pants! I have a huge boner(I think)! I rubbed my feces on the wall and then banged my head into it until I started bleeding and then I wrote Green Lantern on the wall in my blood and then I licked it off and mailed my spit to Ryan Reynolds!!!! I went to church punched the statue of Jesus because God is dead! Long live Green Lantern!!!!! I carved the image of a Green Lantern ring into each of my fingers using a rusty butter knife!!! Green Lantern traveled back in time and anally violated George Lucas right before he raped my childhood!!!

  • April 3, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    As someone who know nothing about Green Lantern...

    by BBSloth

    This looks awesome!

  • April 3, 2011, 10:17 p.m. CST

    People need to stop ragging on Sucker Punch til they see it

    by Gordak

    So let's get one thing straight. The CGI in Sucker Punch is justified. SHE IS RETREATING INTO A HYPER REALIZED FANTASY WORLD because her real world is just too horrific to live in. I hate that a non-franchise, non-comic book, non-sequel film is getting so much backlash. Go see it and look deeper than the shallow sheen comic book lovers seem to glob on to.

  • April 3, 2011, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Parralax and other designs

    by FrancoNeroLuv

    Nice to see Parallax footage. not sure what I think of it yet but it was nice to see. Love the design of the alien GL's. The only lanterns I recognized and spotted besides Tomar-Re, Kilowog, Abin-Sur, and Sinestro were Salaak and Stel and both looked great, especially Salaak. I'm now officially stoked for this.

  • I'm down. probably twice.

  • April 3, 2011, 11:18 p.m. CST

    I am a space chicken. They call me finger lickin'.

    by wierdo27

  • April 3, 2011, 11:18 p.m. CST

    My crew they takes a lickin' but they keep on tickin'..

    by wierdo27

  • April 3, 2011, 11:21 p.m. CST

    hercvault_double_exclamation_point, there's a lot of these I don't see...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...I didn't see Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, X3, Wolverine, either of the Transformers movies, Terminator 3 or Salvation, GIJoe, Van Helsing... Why should I when people on these talkbacks took the bullet for me? Not to mention this brilliant new idea called "critics". Of course, I don't post on these movies and bitch about them, either. Just don't say, "Everyone in this talkback will see it in the theaters. FACT." I'll see it if people I trust say it's good. If they don't, I won't see it just to bitch or because it's one of my favorite characters, because I _especially_ don't like lousy movies with my favorite characters. I like this footage. I generally like Martin Campbell's movies. And that counts, too: pedigree. It's why I saw Blade Runner when the critics hated it. On the other hand, Rob Reiner did 8 great movies in a row once, and I haven't seen anything by him in years. Ridley's no longer guaranteed, either. Too many lousy movies from both. So, while I lean toward seeing GL because of Campbell's past work, it's not a lock, and I get annoyed when you tell me it is. Better yet, you (and everyone) should stop saying (and upper-casing) FACT. Mere assertion, however loud and bolded, doesn't make it so. People keep saying FACT about things that are anything but. To quote a line from the days when Reiner still made good movies, "I do not think that word means what you think it means." Perhaps you should look it up sometime.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:45 a.m. CST

    jeez jobacca

    by Smack_Teddy

    that one has to be the most 'passionate' response so far

  • April 4, 2011, 1:06 a.m. CST

    don't weep aramel

    by Smack_Teddy

    there's always the next Fast and Furious movie for folks like you who look for and gig that stuff.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:23 a.m. CST

    kisskissbangbang

    by film11

    " Rob Reiner did 8 great movies in a row once, and I haven't seen anything by him in years." I'm not a big Reiner fan, but I thought his most recent film "Flipped" is one of the best things he's done in years.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:33 a.m. CST

    You're watching BOOMERANG!

    by darthbauer

    Yep, its that cartoonish. The Clone Wars on CN looks more realistic than this drivel. I thought I was watching the Video Game preview at first.

  • April 4, 2011, 2:14 a.m. CST

    film11, I had to go to IMDb to see what you were talking about...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...now I do remember seeing a couple of decent reviews. Still, very little publicity; sad, because the guy was huge once. This Is Spinal Tap; The Sure Thing: Stand By Me; The Princess Bride; When Harry Met Sally; Misery; A Few Good Men. What a run. And I know, I said 8 great movies, but not quite in a row; I'm skipping North, which was awful, and including The American President, which was pretty good. So let's say 7 fine films in a row; still pretty impressive. Glad to hear you liked Flipped so much; since you say you're not a big fan, that carries some weight. Perhaps I should see it. Thanks for the tip.

  • April 4, 2011, 2:33 a.m. CST

    oh, and halfbreedqueen...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...I need to get some sleep, but not before I thank you for your comments. You're right, it's a shame stuff like this needs to be said when it should be common courtesy. Of course, I immediately went on to grouse at hercvault, but only because he was an example of what you said, "acting like an opinion could be a fact," which is not common courtesy, but arrogance. If you're still around, hercvault, you made a good point about the cartoony vs. the realistic in a previous post. But telling people that such-and-such is FACT makes them less likely to appreciate your points, however good. Nice to hear from you, halfqueen. See you subsequently.

  • April 4, 2011, 3:11 a.m. CST

    Questions!

    by NoMotivatioN

    After checking this footage or extended trailer A question came to mind, Can great story telling out weigh the terrible "starwars attack of the clones" CGI. Then this just happen, Can a well put together trailer fool me to watch a bad movie? Yea, Im checking all the superhero movies coming out this year, only with hope that the directors focus on telling a fucking amazing story with emotion then " horrible Starwars Attack of the Clones CGI" over shadowing a good movie which just ruins it. Maan that looked bad right? As in not good, the CGI... I liked the tone of the extended trailer thou.

  • April 4, 2011, 5:47 a.m. CST

    That definitely was much better than the trailer

    by Bobo_Vision

    Reminded me of The Last Starfighter.

  • April 4, 2011, 7:31 a.m. CST

    I saw a kid at the end...

    by Judge Briggs

    Please, please, PLEASE! no 'cute' kids for the movie... 'Your ring is cool!'

  • April 4, 2011, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Yeah but who's watching the watchmen?

    by knowthyself

    I'm a little bothered about this seemingly perfect intergalatic space police defeating evil and doing what's "best" for the galaxy.

  • April 4, 2011, 7:40 a.m. CST

    also...this is one nerdy fucking movie.

    by knowthyself

    Sorry but it's true. Still looks ok. Not a fan of the CGI costume.

  • April 4, 2011, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Meh

    by BeyondStatic

    Glad Reynolds got his superhero flick. Still would have liked to see him as The Flash. Anyone else thinking this looks a bit like Episode I???

  • April 4, 2011, 8:06 a.m. CST

    What is with the Pink Alien Chick's Cleavage? Jeez!!

    by impossibledreamers

    Is that up to Core standards honey? Bare midriff and your chest taped in?

  • April 4, 2011, 8:50 a.m. CST

    More likely she's Katma Tui...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...the first alien female to have a thing for Hal. Arisia was gold-skinned.

  • April 4, 2011, 9:09 a.m. CST

    kisskiss - Reiner

    by film11

    Well, Reiner is still huge...at least physically! But as times and box-office changes, director's have a harder time. There are literally dozens of once-big names that are now considered either under-the-radar or "irrelevant" (not creatively, of course)...Lumet, Dante, Verhoeven, Coppola, etc. etc. etc. Many of these people aren't going to be interested in directing TRANSFORMER 5 or PIRATES 7.

  • April 4, 2011, 9:42 a.m. CST

    I have to say I never had a shred of doubt..

    by lprothro

    after all--it's Martin Campbell-- with the gudance of Geoff Johns. I hope some of you reactionary drama queens have learned a valuable lesson about judging an entire film from a few seconds of random footage.

  • April 4, 2011, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Looks great... until Ryan Reynolds shows up

    by jericho1368

    Movie looks good... but then I saw snarky Ryan Reynolds in that poorly designed suit with that ugly lantern and it was like fingernails on a black board.

  • ...stopped watching before it was through... Anticipation Meter needle edging into "Somewhat Hopeful" territory. Let's see how those first reviews read...

  • April 4, 2011, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Horrible

    by eck_iii

    I loved Green Lantern when I was a kid, but seeing him recharge the ring with a lava lamp and the overabundance of awful CGI makes me not interested. Hollywood needs to put a fork into comic book films.

  • April 4, 2011, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Machine gun kinda sucks

    by jaylerd

    Why does a green lantern's machine gun have orange/yellow flares shooting out of it? Everything about a GL's construct is green. What's next, a flame thrower that shoots blue fire? That's gonna be the little detail that pisses me off. Oa looking like something out of Neverending Story or Hook is another. But other than that ...

  • April 4, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    film11 (shouldn't there be an :at" in your nic?)...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...had to laugh at your first line. Indeed, Reiner is still huge in one sense. As for the rest of your post, that's an excellent point. Times change, and a lot of great directors aren't seen as fitting into today's film world; and Coppola and Lumet are definitely (and sadly) on that list. It's a little amazing Scorsese still flourishes, and Malick's survival is astonishing. But how can Verhoeven not fit an age of violent, special effects-laden, sensationalistic movies? Why isn't he doing a Saw-type movie in 3D? I wouldn't see it (weak stomach), but surely others would. And I'd definitely be interested in seeing a Joe Dante Pirates VI; that might be a lot of fun. He's certainly comfortable enough with comedy and special effects. (Do a crossover! Cap'n Jack & gremlins on the high seas! I'm kidding, of course, but is it any weirder than Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein?)

  • April 4, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    GL, Cap, and Xmen all look good but Thor....

    by The Founder

    Looks soso. I'm trying to keep an open mind but it looks crappy.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    I get the feeling that we are seeing the best scenes for Thor already

    by The Founder

    I just dont see ant epicness in Thor what so ever. It looks lazy to me.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:34 p.m. CST

    soo...

    by ricky

    is this the same cloud from the fantastic 4 movies?

  • April 4, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    cloud not withstanding

    by ricky

    looks legit. of course i'll see anything with ryan reynolds. mask looks terrible though.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Jar Jar Reynolds

    by disfigurehead

    Nuff said.

  • Even if one or two bomb it won't matter because enough of them have done well. It'll have to be a string of them for studios to give up on them.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Lord of the Green Ring-a-Dings

    by Stalkeye

    OK, The trailer is "most impressive". Retarded looking Reynolds as Hal is the worst casting choice for a comic based Movie since Jessica Alba as Sue Storm or Berry as Storm for that matter.. (Sorry, but MCD did OK as Kingpin regardless of skin color.Ergo, he gets a pass from me.) There is hope for the film however.

  • April 4, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Good point halfbreedqueen

    by Stalkeye

    Basically put, It's that "Everyone is entitled to my opinion" mindset. And the way I see it, anyone who critiques something others may like and in turn have their parenial favorites trashed, is fair game. Those hypocrites who dish it out should be able to take it as well without being overly defensive as if they invested their time and money into these projects. That being said, yes it's cool to disagree, but in a respectful manner. Unfortunately, that shit is not gonna fly (on AICN)

  • April 4, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    film11, that should be "shouldn't there be an "at" in your nick"...

    by kisskissbangbang

    ...bygones.

  • April 4, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Shit loads better....

    by blackflowerX

    ...Than that awful old trailer . Lets hope its as good as these clips look... (the mask still looks odd, but the rest looks shit hot).

  • April 4, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    James Newton Howard

    by oscarmike

    about the only interesting thing about this movie. we all know it will be rebooted 3-4 years from now. hopefully without the CGI costume nonsense

  • April 4, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Sorry guys but corny and jokes work for major audiences

    by Andrew Coleman

    Loser trolls here love pointing out nerd movies bombing(even though this is a nerd movie site). I promise you if Sucker Punch had lame little jokes in it the movie would have made serious bank. This is how Michael Bay keeps making movies. He gets to blow shit up because he adds bits of "comedy" that simple minded fucks sit back and enjoy. So you keep asking why the Thor trailer and Green Lantern showed so many corny bits and jokes. It's because that's how they plan to sell it. Remember the Batman Begins trailer... What did it end with?... "Do you like it?"... "Does it come with black?". That was like Wayne's only attempt at humor in the movie and they showed it in the trailer. If you just show the sci-fi stuff and fights, nerds will show up, maybe not since so many of you seem to hate every movie that comes out. So they almost have to have this stuff in the movie and trailers to keep your "basic" movie goer happy. So stop complaining about it... This footage proves to me this movie will rock... We fucking avoided Jack Black being Green Lantern... So I love this movie already.

  • April 4, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    I hate to be a hater but --

    by Astronut

    I mean, I try not to be, generally speaking... but I am so not excited about this. Not because I dislike the premise; I’ve been a fan of nearly all superhero comics for many years. I just really dislike the overall look of this thing. I’m not sure I have ever seen so much blatantly-fake looking CG. This is a mega-million dollar “blockbuster.” The heads, the faces... they don’t look like they even belong to the fake-looking bodies in the fake-looking surroundings. I can’t figure out how this, IMO, sub-standard level of imagery is cheered on -- especially after Avatar (a film I didn’t care for either, but at least the CG looks pretty convincing.) And that one poster was right — the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park looked more realistic than the human beings in this movie! I realize CG lets us see amazing things we would not really be able to see, I get it, but this “cover the entire environment and the people themselves in CG” thing is out of control. I almost, * almost * would rather go back to the days of shoddy blue screen “halo” effects like the ones seen around Chris Reeve in Superman. At least the people looked as if they had * real * clothes on and were sharing the same space as other * real * people in * real * places.

  • April 4, 2011, 4:11 p.m. CST

    mattman: EXACTLY

    by Astronut

    Every word you typed is correct, sir.

  • April 4, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    You guys always like to roll out scott pilgrim

    by Dr_PepperSpray

    Though green lantern has enough he-man action, and SFX porn to win the box office, just like Thor it'll slide off to Netflix there after. <P> Not to piss in your cereal, but The CG looks really fake, The creatures look silly, and Ryan Reynolds eyes look fucking weird. Seriously, I don't understand why they didn't just paint out his pupils too because the whole white Iris thing looks creepy. <P> But seriously, you fans go enjoy it.

  • April 4, 2011, 5:03 p.m. CST

    If I was 8...

    by Aaron

    ...this would blow my mind. I wish I could get back to that spot. Captain America takes me there. Thor kinda does. I think parts of this will. I really just want somebody to make a truly epic, 9 hour superhero movie. Get Kubrick back from the grave.

  • April 4, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Lark

    by Aaron

    JP had the best CGI of any movie with CGi in it. The end. It's never been done better, with more taste, class, realism (given the subject matter), or gravitas. There is a sense of weight and restraint. You really get totally lost in the movie because there is no CGI jumping out at you screaming "HERE I AM!" JP was the first, best, and last movie to use CGI effects convincingly.

  • May he never get his hands on a Green Lantern sequel!

  • awe...

  • April 4, 2011, 10:41 p.m. CST

    You know, it might just be me

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    ...but when Reynolds creates that machine gun construct and start firing, the shells that were ejected were yellow. Which is pretty hilarious, given the context. But yeah, I like what I'm seeing. I'm still very cautious about the movie, because no matter how amazing this clip was, the stuff from the 1st trailer is still presumably in the movie. Martin Campbell's directing though, so hopefully everything turns out well. Imagine if this movie is as solid as Casino Royale was? Man, that'd be awesome.

  • April 4, 2011, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Who's going to hate on this? Me.

    by Epsilon

    Really, people? Really? It's as if none of you have ever seen a movie in your life. Let's recap: The trailer looks good as long as you put your hand up to block Ryan Reynolds' ridiculous mask ... and therefore everyone is gonna go ahead and jizz their pants about the movie as a whole? That's like being shown a photo of a chick's boobs and liking it so much that you declare you're going to marry her. If awesome trailers equaled awesome movies, The Matrix Revolutions wouldn't have ruined 2003 for geeks across the world. Calm the fuck down already.

  • April 5, 2011, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Jar Jar Reynolds comments on CGI suit...

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    Paraphrasing here... "In the mythology for the film, the suit is made of energy....it's a construct of Hal's imagination..."

  • April 5, 2011, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Still seeing this but...

    by lead_sharp

    The cgi IS really good, the costume IS really good Reynolds looks the part, but... I look at this and see a cgi movie. It's the same ambivalent feeling I got about Avatar. Paralax looks...'meh' and I get the feeling it's just going to be a monster flick towards the end with no definable villain to associate with. They've got rid of any footage of the female lead except for one 'Hal' which says a lot and I can't even remember who's directing it. I'm sold on Thor, GL I'm waiting on a matinee.

  • April 5, 2011, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Couldn't even watch past 30 seconds.

    by IForgotAbout19

    It looks too fucking good, and I decided to just wait.

  • April 5, 2011, 12:31 p.m. CST

    kids will be playing green lantern for a decade after this movie

    by antonphd

    if they machine gun is any indication.