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New GREEN LANTERN 3D Trailer Is Truly Epic!

Nordling here.

I don't care what others think - I think GREEN LANTERN's going to rock.  I've loved all the new trailers I've seen so far, I love that we're getting something truly different in a superhero movie this summer, something truly ambitious for this genre, and this new trailer?  I think this one brings it to a STAR WARS level of scale at last, which has been what WB has promised from the get go.  This is my favorite of the trailers we've seen so far, because it really brings it all into perspective - this is a universe we're diving into, and not just another origin story.  Naysayers can pick on the CGI, Ryan Reynolds, all that, but I don't care.  For me, GREEN LANTERN is the superhero film of the summer:

GREEN LANTERN opens June 17th, 2011.  Hell yeah.  Nordling, out.

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  • May 20, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST


    by Fervel Lankman

    i've seen better...

  • May 20, 2011, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Fuck that noisy Mechanic ad

    by jimmy_009

  • May 20, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    will see it, but the last ad was better

    by j2talk

  • May 20, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Will Hollywood ever tired of Hans Zimmer

    by darthpigman

    Every one of these movies sounds exactly the same.

  • May 20, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Has a cheesy Last Starfighter feel to it...

    by jimmy_009

    Not saying that's a bad thing, but I don't see this going over huge with the general public.

  • May 20, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST

    And yes, FUCK that Mechanic ad.

    by darthpigman

  • May 20, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Just for the sake of wanting the genre to succeed

    by ewokstew

    I hope it's good.

  • May 20, 2011, 6:51 p.m. CST

    They're getting a ton of accidental click throughs

    by jimmy_009

    So someone's getting money from it. Kudo to you, you annoying assholes.

  • May 20, 2011, 6:51 p.m. CST


    by Ultraman2000

    With each trailer, WB gets closer to the appropriate tone. This one presents the film as a mystical sci-fi extravaganza. Although a bit exposition-heavy, it's generally effective intro to the GL mythology in general and the film in particular.

  • May 20, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    So who'd win in a fight...Green Lantern or Iron Man?

    by Cap'n Jack

  • May 20, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Mechanic Ad

    by the1980mutant

    I dont usually comment, but that Mechanic Ad is the most obtrusive, annoying, cant-get-it-to-go-the-fuck-away things I've ever encountered. The site is getting shittier every day.

  • May 20, 2011, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Green Manalishi With The Two-Pronged Crown

    by JudasPriestly

  • May 20, 2011, 7 p.m. CST

    '... and for the first time... the ring chose... a human'

    by tailhook

    When you see this trailer in the theater... make sure at this point to scream out 'VAN WILDER!'. Its fun.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Yes, kill that mechanic shit

    by alienindisguise

    That narration made the trailer way cheesier than it was looking originally.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern could wax IM's ass

    by AssyMuffJizz

    Power limited only by will and imagination.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST


    by IKilledSuperman

    No need to slay on this one, so far!

  • May 20, 2011, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Poor Ryan Reynolds...

    by tailhook

    Like 40-50 years from now when he kicks the bucket... the first line of his obit is going to read 'Ryan Reynolds, the noted star of Van Wilder, passed away earlier today...'

  • May 20, 2011, 7:05 p.m. CST

    The trailers for Green Lantern don't work for me.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Not at all.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Iron Man wins only if he's aware of the ring's flaws

    by Terrence

    Other than that, it's a stalemate at the most.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:06 p.m. CST

    If you mean by "epic"...

    by ObiBen

    ...that each and every frame looks smeared by digital snot, then yes, it's epic.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern beat Supes ass in Super Friends...

    by Boober

    He encased him in a green bubble to deprive him of his solar energy and then whooped his ass when they were pitted against each other. He would peel Stark's armor off like a hard-boiled egg with a thought. Obviously Superfriends is 100% proven truth....Now, let's hope the writers for this movie come up with something more impressive and creative than the CGI tripe that I've seen willed into existence in the trailers. Swords, AA guns, and the predator gatling gun? COME ON...

  • May 20, 2011, 7:08 p.m. CST


    by Carven

    I never read the comics, but I saw a few episodes of the character in action in various shows/movies based on the DC universe. The ring grants the user to bring their imagination to life, that is HEAVEN for the creative type, so I really hope the animators and special fx team had a kickass time bringing their crazy visions to life. The possibilities for great fx shots are LIMITLESS. Although I can't wait for the movie, the baddie Paralax does remind me of the Galactus cloud from Fantasic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer...ugghh!

  • May 20, 2011, 7:08 p.m. CST

    this was good but the previous trailer was the eye opener

    by jules windex

  • May 20, 2011, 7:08 p.m. CST

    so fucking epic

    by AssyMuffJizz

    Can't wait!

  • May 20, 2011, 7:12 p.m. CST

    still looks like Ben Stiller to me with the mask on.

    by bubcus

    I really have a hard time taking this seriously. I just can't get into this project (and I am not dissing Ben Stiller, love the guy, but I'm a little Ryan Reynolds'd out).

  • May 20, 2011, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Why all the indifference?

    by Darkefire

    I will never understand people who go out of their way to post something like "meh" or "This looks stupid/CGI'd/lame/like it will fail". It looks like we have a superhero movie here that's staying true to the mythology of the comics while adding its own stylistic twist, which is basically what fanboys have been clamoring for since they've been making these things. People thought Iron Man was going to be shit too because of Robert Downey Jr., give Reynolds a fair shot to show us he's got serious chops.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    rip macho man randy savage

    by john

    now he doesnt get to see green lantern

  • May 20, 2011, 7:17 p.m. CST

    I disagree

    by Pipple

    No, ironman would just wear a yellow armored suit with special yelllow radiation beams and he'd have green lantern pwnd and begging for mercy. then the black lantern would come along with his bigger ring and rhythm and basketball and bitch slap ironman fo messin with his homie.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:19 p.m. CST

    This looks fantastic, I'm finally excited to see this.

    by DarthRazor

  • May 20, 2011, 7:26 p.m. CST

    'The emerald energy of will power'

    by Baryonyx


  • May 20, 2011, 7:28 p.m. CST

    i can't get excited

    by elsewhere

    The first Iron Man footage which had a hell of a lot less going on was way more exciting than anything I've seen from this movie. Some of the CG look kind of dodgy too. Reminds me of Fantastic Four.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Still looks like CRAP!!!

    by codecrackx15

    Yep, Shitty Star Wars CGI crap. I'm going to say there will be maybe 15 minutes total of being off the planet Earth and then the rest is right back here. The CGI looks just terrible too!!! Hollywood will keep doling this shit out with people eating up mediocrity like this.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    "a STAR WARS level of scale"

    by lead_sharp

    how is this a good thing? I'll give you that this is the best trailer yet but Star Wars Scale? The first Star Wars felt huge and was shot on a shoestring, Phantom Fart had a a budget that rivalled the national debt of Uganda and felt as big as an Umpa Lumpa's shoe. In Phantom we see hundreds of different alien races, three different planets and it never once felt like it was anything more substantial than a toy commercial. In this trailer we see two planets, Earth (big whoop I've sen it before) and OA which frankly looks bloody awful and indistinct. Yes we see hundreds of aliens but in the wide shot they look like moss growing in a quarry, and not a cool one you'd find Tom Baker in. So honestly this doesn't look up to the scale of a multi million dollar turd, that's not a good thing. Thor is so far, best superhero movie of the year.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern came before THE LAST STARFIGHTER

    by MooseMalloy


  • May 20, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST


    by KilliK

    i am fed up with comic book movies.Where is 2014 and my Avatar 2 ffs?

  • May 20, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    I hope whoever designed that mechanic ad

    by Nerd Rage

    gets raped by an elephant.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Don't know about epic...but looking forward to this one the most this year

    by thatswhatshesaid

    They really screwed the pooch with that first trailer, but all the others have been pretty decent.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    This is going to sound so nerdy

    by eric haislar

    But i just got chills watching that!

  • May 20, 2011, 7:37 p.m. CST


    by elsewhere

    We're talking about the trailer not the comic book.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Nordling, be less whingey and defensive.

    by blackwood

    Your fatty proclamations about how much you don't care is juvenile and off-putting. I liked the trailer less because of reading that crap before it. Anyway, the trailer was pretty cool. My opinion has turned around on the film completely since the first Ryan Reynolds Sasses Someone, Also Special Effects showcase. Went from complete disinterest to kind of keen on it, but I don't know if it's worth a trip to the theatre.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:47 p.m. CST

    That's what I'm talkin' about! How can you hate on THAT?

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    This trailer, truly, shows no fear. It's 100%, hardcore, nerdy, wacked out, outer space opera sci-fi. The first couple of trailers were soft; trying to attract the mainstream. They wanted to show Ryan Renolds being funny or "taking his shirt off" sexy or both. They were Earth based and easy to digest. They screamed, "Please, normal audience people, come see our movie!". The last couple of trailers (this one esspecially) seem to say, "Oh, fuck it, this is a crazy, balls to the walls sci-fi. You're girlfriend/wife may not like it. Unless she's cool. Here it is, nerds! This is the movie in your brain we were always afraid to make!".

  • May 20, 2011, 7:47 p.m. CST

    lead_sharp: STFU

    by Playkins


  • May 20, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    I'm talking about "properties"

    by MooseMalloy

    GL came before TLSF, regardless of what medium - get your history straight.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:54 p.m. CST

    looks like star wars level ...feels like that show lexx

    by kingoflight

    Yes and believe me that was a compliment as that show is pretty good.... but it sucked too. I think if this was totally off world it would work but it just seams like it's not going to gel for some reason hence why they show you everything on that alien world in the trailers. Also It would have been more epic if they did not show you much of the good stuff so i can only assume that's the best the movie has to offer, This is what i call a GODZILLA trailer... shows you all the good bits minus the credits.

  • May 20, 2011, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Now that's a Trailer

    by D o o d

    Go Trailer Dudes!

  • May 20, 2011, 7:56 p.m. CST

    I LOVE how he screams

    by RoarsLoudly


  • May 20, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST

    I hope this movie...

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    ...keeps the concept of the rings automatically flying out into the universe to seek out recruits and/or replacements. One of the more awe-inspiring and poignant moments in the Geoff Johns' run was seeing an attack on Oa, and watching thousands of rings flying off into space, signifying the deaths of countless lanterns. Pretty heavy stuff.

  • May 20, 2011, 8:10 p.m. CST

    I love it but TMI, not to mention yellow muzzle flash?!

    by ttown71

    They need to stop showing us new stuff, I am hoping this just means there is 300% more to see than what is in the trailers. I think this is going to be great, I don't want the experience ruined. My only beef is that if the ring's weakness is yellow, his guns shouldn't/wouldn't/couldn't be firing yellow muzzle flashes. I am not one of those comic book = holy scripture people, but they should follow their own logic.

  • May 20, 2011, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Terrible mask

    by Odkin

    Why doesn't the mask cover his entire damn nose???? It would be so easy to make him not look stupid....

  • May 20, 2011, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Why are there no more movie themes?

    by Odkin

    Quick - hum the Indiana Jones theme. The Star Wars theme. The Superman theme. The 1989 Batman theme.... Now - how did the new Star Trek movie theme go? Dark Knight? Thor? The last Bond movie? Green Lantern? Pretty sad when I can remember the Thor cartoon theme from 40 years ago but can't remember one musical passage from a movie I saw yesterday.

  • May 20, 2011, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Fuck the naysayers...

    by Brundlefly

    this looks great. I will definitely be there on opening day.

  • May 20, 2011, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Sadly, I agree with you, odkin.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    I don't think the reason is that composers can't think up any new iconic themes or that all the good themes have already been written. I think it's just a current trend, and I think the writing of clear and obvious themes is not popular among composers right now. I think everyone is, for some reason, working hard to be subtle with their compostions. At least I hope that's what it is because the other answer is the era of great screen composers is over.

  • May 20, 2011, 8:36 p.m. CST

    I take that back

    by ObiBen

    It's not merely epic, it's ICONEPIC! There's not only digital snot in there, but a trace of digital ebola as well, same root as the one found in the Spawn hell sequences.

  • May 20, 2011, 8:43 p.m. CST

    at 2:13

    by Lanceloco

    Is that the Batmobile? lol

  • May 20, 2011, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Still a CGI Crapfest

    by BradZuhl

    I was so bored halfway through this trailer I couldn't watch the rest of it. Can't imagine having to sit through two hours of this crap.

  • May 20, 2011, 8:44 p.m. CST

    I agree with odkin

    by Triple_J_72

    Music in the movies today sucks. And every damn trailer ever made since 1993 has to have the same exact noise... sssssSHOOM!! ... sssssSHOOM!! ... Christ, even rom-coms have that fucking noise in their trailers.

  • May 20, 2011, 8:46 p.m. CST

    only thing i dont like about modern day superhero movies is

    by Daniel

    the main villains, there is never a resulting awesome fight, there is never something tangible there, it doesnt feel physical, in iron man 1 and 2 the end fights are against slow clunky giant robots suits with dudes in them, in this there is a guy with telekinetic powers and a giant gelatinous anime blob of evil, in the dark knight the fighting was so chaotic you couldnt see anything and in the second movie there was no fight, spiderman 1 was cool, 2 had the good guy and bad guy teaming against a giant ball of energy, part 3 killed venom off quick and the rest was against a giant gelatinous blob of sand, fantastic 4 1 i dont even remember, and part 2 was against a giant gelatinous blob of evil, superman returns there was no fight, hulk 1 there was no fight, hulk 2 was cool though i must admit, thor there is a giant slow clunky metal dude, captain america might have a fight in it but who knows i just want to see a great fight that looks and seems and feels real, not that its the best but either of the punisher films, no, i will say all 3 of them, hes not a superhero but in any of the 3 punisher films there is great actual fighting that is awesome and real and you feel it, i cant visually get involved with a fight between a cgi superhero and a giant cgi blob of stuff or a giant cgi slow bad guy now batman vs bane, there is something to look forward too, especially with tom hardy

  • Harry Potter and Lord of The Rings. Even so, they don't hold a candle to the old John Williams cues for Indy, Superman and Star Wars. I admit, I do miss the iconic hero themes of old (and in the case of SW, the villain themes as well – the Imperial March is as memorable as any hero theme).</p> That's not to say there haven't been some great scores recently - there have - it's just that the old iconic hero cues seem to have been lost. John Williams, the world needs you, man

  • May 20, 2011, 8:53 p.m. CST

    @the reluctant austinite

    by sai_justin

    Well said. I don't know what's wrong with the rest of these fags.

  • May 20, 2011, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Of course it's a great trailer, there's almost no dialogue.

    by Dr. Strangelove

    Especially from any actors named Reynolds or Lively.

  • May 20, 2011, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Like teh suk said, this is for 12 year olds

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    And it's not pretending to be anything other than that.

  • Read GL: SECRET ORIGIN, and you'll understand that GL is not literally vulnerable to any yellow shit.

  • May 20, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST

    So is GL supposed to fit into the "Nolanverse"?

    by darthwaz1

  • May 20, 2011, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Smoke Monster v Bane

    by double_l88

    The smoke monster looks completly ridiculous.

  • May 20, 2011, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Slowly becomming so over the whole comic book thing...

    by Jabroni

    These adaptations of "graphic novels" is wearing thin on me. They all follow the same story over and over. IM was great, and the Batman's are great, but I think that Hollywood is scraping the bottom of the comic book barrel. Watching this trailer didn't make it seem epic to me, and comparing it to Star Wars just made me want to watch Star Wars again. I think I can pass on this.

  • May 20, 2011, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Loving this! This is going to be better than Avatar!

    by RobertoInfinite

  • May 20, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    It's funny, but the first thing that caught my eye...

    by vroom socko

    was the long shot of the council seats that the Gurdians were sitting on. One of them was prominently snapped off at the base. Who here wonders if that seat belonged to Ganthet? <br><br> And yes, I'll be there opening day for this sucker.

  • May 20, 2011, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Looks great! I'm there!

    by Ivan_Mtl

    I don't see how any fan of the Green Lantern could not like this trailer. It definitely has that 'space-opera' vibe to it like Star Wars and The Lensmen. I just hope that we haven't just witnessed all the scenes set in space because I am more than a little worried about the earthbound ones - particularly those featuring Blake Lively (who may single-handedly ruin this film with her poor acting). I was certainly wrong about Thor (which far exceeded my expectations), so I'm hoping this will have the same blend of comedy and fantasy as well.

  • I'm a DC fan so I'll be there opening day. If there is a sequel, use models with the cgi. All cgi makes it look like a cartoon.

  • May 20, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Looks awful

    by cool_britannia79

    A big fat CGI mess, this will have no soul to it at all, namely because Green Lantern looks like a badly rendered tranny.

  • May 20, 2011, 9:41 p.m. CST


    by JorEl214

    This looks awesome...haters shut up.

  • May 20, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    You've got to me kidding me

    by TBon2

    This movie looks a like a flaming piece of shit...albeit green shit.

  • Harry Potter Pirates of the Caribbean I guarantee everyone here knows the themes of these movies.

  • 1 Bron & 1 Stat

  • May 20, 2011, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern

    by Tigger Tales

  • May 20, 2011, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern's final battle should be against DEADPOOL

    by Tigger Tales

  • May 20, 2011, 9:59 p.m. CST

    I think that looks alright

    by rapscallion86

    Anyone know if the music in the trailers is from the actual film? I'm enjoying that score.

  • What is the difference between this and cutscenes from a videogame with pretty good graphics?

  • May 20, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    odkin- I can dredge up Dark Knight and Star Trek

    by Cartagia

    With no problem. As well as a few others (Up, Wall-E notably). But, I do agree for the most part. Films that should have epic memorable scores... don't. Notably Thor, where the score SUCKED ASS.

  • May 20, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Head over to for more in depth comic book movie coverage

    by RobertoInfinite

  • May 20, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Too many haters here

    by RobertoInfinite

  • May 20, 2011, 10:19 p.m. CST

    looks like great!

    by Anakin_Piecocker

  • May 20, 2011, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Dynamite...looks like the best of the summer.

    by film11

    Anyone bitching that the CGI is shit will probably be running to the CGI-fest TRANSFORMERS...which really IS for 10-year olds. (People are worried about Reynolds cracking wise, but have no problem with Shia doing it, I've noticed.) But GL looks like something for both 12-year-olds and the kid in all of us as well. I'm seeing iconic imagery in this that I never expected to see outside of a painted graphic novel cover. I do hope the film lives up to the trailer (and they're STILL working on the effects)...but this makes THOR look like a low-budget Corman flick. (By the way, I saw THOR in 2D...but I am really wishing I could see this trailer in 3D!). From what I've seen, if I can only see one movie this summer...GREEN LANTERN is it, by a long shot. Right now, I feel the same way about this movie as I did in 1977 waiting for the premiere of the original STAR WARS. As for the haters, they're just worried that GL might steal THOR' And Captain America's too. And rightly so.

  • May 20, 2011, 10:26 p.m. CST

    I couldn't see the 3D

    by smackfu

    damned lazy eye.

  • May 20, 2011, 10:43 p.m. CST

    it's poor saps like nordling

    by clambake

    and folks like sai_justin and the reluctant austinite that empower studios to think we are all morons ripe for manipulation. Was it really that long ago that folks on this site were frothing at the mouth over the first trailer? You know, the one that showed all the stuff that will probably make up the majority of the film, like reynold's being a wise-ass, his relationship with lively, his annoying sidekick/roomate, all the requisite "overcoming fear" origin exposition...etc. Just because they saw your horrid reactions and then took out all of those elements from subsequent trailers doesnt mean they were also magically removed from the full movie itself. Show you people 10 minutes of gooey cgi (which not to mention probably contains all of the "best" parts of the film) and you're on board for a "hardcore, balls to the wall sci-fi" flick...ok...

  • May 20, 2011, 10:48 p.m. CST

    THIS movie's gonna rule the summer.

    by Paul

    I am so there.

  • May 20, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Looks like a Power Rangers-fest...

    by MajorFrontbum

    ...that's already screaming for a reboot.

  • May 20, 2011, 10:57 p.m. CST

    One thing confuses me...

    by lochkray

    Why does the Green Lantern's mantra rhyme in english? Isn't it an alien chant, meant to activate the power of the lantern, or ring, or whatever? Why does it rhyme? Does it rhyme in every alien's language? Do they have to change the words for various languages in order to get a good pattern? What would it be in Klingon? If the Green Lantern chose a Japaneese dude (or dude-ette), would it be a Haiku? It always bugged me in the movie "Goonies" when Corrie Feldman would translate the clues on the map, and they would rhyme, and it was supposed to be ominous. I couldn't stop wondering, what pirate would write a treasure map with clues in spanish that translate into an english rhyme? Here it is, twenty-six years later, and the Green Lantern trailer is bugging me in almost the exact same way. Of course, it is entirely possible that I'm putting too much thought into the Green Lantern and the Goonies.

  • May 20, 2011, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Finally--Power Rangers done right!!!

    by tomandshell

  • May 20, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST

    I thought this movie already came out last year...

    by HB_Dad wait, that's Green HORNET...

  • May 20, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST

    who is the lantern for krypton?

    by dailysportspages

  • May 20, 2011, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Van Wilder 3: Van Goes Green

    by HB_Dad

  • I hope I'm wrong.

  • May 20, 2011, 11:15 p.m. CST

    by theydonotmove

    it's not a fair fight. DC heros are several times more powerful than most of the Marvel pantheon. only a handfull of Marvel characters have a chance against ANY DC's.

  • May 20, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST


    by expert_40

    Individual planets don't get Green Lanterns. The universe, yes, the UNIVERSE is divided up into 3600 sectors. At this point in the story, there is only one Lantern per sector. Tomar Re (Geoffrey Rush's character) was the Green Lantern of Sector 2813, the neighboring Sector to Hal's 2814. Krypton was in Sector 2813, and it's been said in the comics that Tomar Re's greatest regret was failing to prevent Krypton's destruction. I hope that helps.

  • ....and I think it looks pretty bad ass. I like that large parts of it actually look unreal and otherworldly.

  • May 20, 2011, 11:32 p.m. CST

    film11, nobody was waiting for the Star Wars premiere in 1977

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    We didn't know about it yet. There was very little hype outside of some small convention buzz. I would bet cash money there are almost no TBers who saw SW on opening day. I'm sure there has to be a couple, but not many more.

  • May 20, 2011, 11:32 p.m. CST

    also, dailysportspages...

    by expert_40

    ... there was also an Elseworlds or a Multiverse one-shot or mini-series that showed that if Krypton didn't blow up, Kal-El was fated to receive Tomar Re's power ring, becoming the Green Lantern of 2813. There is currently a Daxamite Green Lantern who possesses not only a power ring, but in worlds with a yellow sun, Superman-like powers as well (Daxam is a somewhat sister planet to Krypton, orbiting a different red star, meaning a yellow sun has the same effects on Daxamites as it does on Kryptonians).

  • May 20, 2011, 11:34 p.m. CST

    odkin: are you serious?

    by Emperor_was_a_jerk

    How is it sad that you can think of and hum music that has been around for decades- music that you have heard a million times- and can't automatically hum a theme to a movie you heard for the first time yesterday? Kind of an unfair comparison, especially when your examples are some of the most iconic pieces of movie music ever and have had decades to become so.

  • May 20, 2011, 11:56 p.m. CST

    inexplicable_nuclear_balls, I saw Empire on opening day...

    by Jaka

    ...but had no damn clue what Star Wars was when it was released. Didn't even know what Science Fiction was. Nor did I have the slightest idea that something like conventions even existed.

  • May 21, 2011, midnight CST

    You are wrong 'balls --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- There was huge opening weekend crowds for STAR WARS. Everyone knew about it and was waiting for it. My father took me on Saturday of the opening weekend and I'll always remember the big line and the packed lobby.

  • -- sorry.

  • May 21, 2011, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Going to flop hard

    by Nabster

    It actually could be cool. But I doubt the common peasant will be swayed by all the goofy aliens and cosmic space opera bs.

  • May 21, 2011, 12:06 a.m. CST

    There will always be naysayers

    by D.Vader

    Until the anti-CG crowd dies, I guess.

  • May 21, 2011, 12:10 a.m. CST

    I finally understand the use of terrible, cartoon CGI

    by GWARHOL

    It makes worthless, wooden actors look brilliant.

  • I love that this is happening with such an unashamed scifi slant. We never would have gotten this until right now in cinematic history. Unless this movie was made in the silent era by Melies. We all know this to be true.

  • CGI overload!!! This hunk of shit looking movie, a mash up of The Mask, The Last Starfighter, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, is gonna suck big time!!!!! Big time I tell ya!!!!!

  • May 21, 2011, 12:18 a.m. CST

    (SPOILER) The movie ends with Sinestro...

    by Orionsangels

  • May 21, 2011, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Yellow issues

    by ttown71

    Thanks for the heads up, I did some research, but that's a hell of an arc for the first movie. I still think it's strange the ring generates yellow muzzle flash when everything else it makes is pure green.

  • May 21, 2011, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Not really a great thing to compare it to Star Wars

    by MJDeViant

    I immediately see the newer trilogy in this, which is a bad thing. Just looks flat. By all means I hope it proves me wrong, but it just seems....blah. Of course, I thought Thor would be godawful but it turned out a breezy affair....

  • May 21, 2011, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Looks fucking amazing

    by kafka07

  • May 21, 2011, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Hey lochray...

    by D.Vader

    Its called "movie magic" for Americans. Go with the flow, man.

  • May 21, 2011, 12:52 a.m. CST


    by xsikal

  • May 21, 2011, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Still looks like a CG mess to me. /shrug

    by xsikal

    (And I'm getting really tired of that rendition of the oath)

  • May 21, 2011, 12:53 a.m. CST

    looks real good

    by Anakin_Piecocker

    and i'm now ok with ryan reynolds

  • May 21, 2011, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Full Chub

    by Lucifer Haywood

  • May 21, 2011, 1:21 a.m. CST

    I KNOW, RIGHT!?!?!?!

    by choonie

    No Like the Ryan Reynolds

  • May 21, 2011, 1:22 a.m. CST

    So they cut Blake Lively out of the movie, then?

    by Zardoz

    Fuck, the problem with this movie is NOT the visuals and the space/Oa stuff. It's the Earth scenes that are gonna suck. And Blake Lively. And Ryan Reynolds. (And I like RR, but he's SO wrong for this part.) After the disaster of the teaser trailer, which featured Lively and more Earth stuff, WB re-cut the trailers to take her out almost completely. (I'm sure they wish they could take her entirely out of the film, as well!) Now everything focuses on the "best" parts of the film: gee-whiz space stuff. I'll gladly eat my words if this movie's any good, but it's gonna suck...

  • May 21, 2011, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Odking you're an idiot

    by D.Vader

    Especially when you throw out, as an example of how Hollywood movies don't have good musical themes anymore, a movie that *just* came out and a movie that still hasn't been released. Idiot.

  • Blake Lively is barely in this one (a few frames) and the comedy relief sidekick is entirely gone. If they think they are going to fool people like this, they better try harder. I guess we all know by now that 70% of the movie will take place on earth, with cheesy unfunny one-liners and poor line delivery by Carol Ferris. And to answer dailysportspages' question, Tomar-Re was the GL for Krypton's sector.

  • May 21, 2011, 2:07 a.m. CST're wrong

    by film11

    There may have been no internet or TBers back then, but the buzz was high for SW. (Through TV ads primarily) I know because I remember how long the line was on opening weekend. And after it was over and we walked out, the line for the next show was even longer. To this day, it remains the longest I've ever had to wait in line to see a movie.

  • May 21, 2011, 2:25 a.m. CST

    I guess it's just lost on me. Looks terrible.

    by JuanSanchez

  • May 21, 2011, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Looks a bit much.

    by biscuithead

  • May 21, 2011, 3:15 a.m. CST

    A real guy from Earth given that power would do vulgar

    by Dennis_Moore

    things with the constructs, such as beating up the baddies with giant wangs or engulfing them with green vaginas.

  • May 21, 2011, 3:48 a.m. CST

    this site needs voting like reddit

    by animas

    so i could down vote the dipshit nordling for the incorrect use of the word "epic." When did AICN start hiring 12 year-olds to write reviews?

  • May 21, 2011, 3:56 a.m. CST

    modern day nerds are fucked

    by Daniel

    first, to hd dad or hp dad, THAT WOULD BE VAN WILDER 4 VAN GOES GREEN...somebody isnt up to date on their extremely low budget straight to dvd sequels second, haters, i dont understand them, your all fucked, if every movie you fucking hated that is targeted to you, which is almost all of them, wasnt made and didnt exist, you would be left with rom coms and girl movies, day by day i see reviewers and fan boys and nerds and geeks cut up every fucking movie or trailer that comes out for every fucking movie they are movies, movies are entertainment, this is entertainment, and it looks like its going to be awesome minus that giant blob of evil he is going to fight, other then that, looks like an epic sci fi superhero movie, if you watch that trailer above and truly in your mind dont get excited in the least bit and not want to see this movie and think it looks like garbage, first, you make no sense, and second, just fuck off then, go watch something else the amount of awesome that haters hate baffles me, what do you actually enjoy, im afraid to know what you pass your time with with all of this empty time you have when not watching every big budget awesome entertainment movie that ever gets made cause you seem to hate them all and yet they all make 500 to 800 million heres where i post and close page and dont look back for responses from haters because thats what they do, hate on awesome and troll the rest

  • May 21, 2011, 4:47 a.m. CST

    by boardbrtn

    "When you see this trailer in the theater... make sure at this point to scream out 'VAN WILDER!'. Its fun. " Yeah, I'm sure it's a huge hit with the people sitting around you. It's NOT FUNNY. Give it up already.

  • May 21, 2011, 4:51 a.m. CST

    Kudos to daniccus

    by boardbrtn

    You hit the nail right on the head. I cannot STAND Talkbackers half the time. This site, unfortunately, caters to fanboys. Fanboys can't appreciate something for what it is. And then they talk about how terrible it is for years (Ex. No one in real life says "nuke the fridge." Only idiot fanboys on the internet).

  • May 21, 2011, 5:02 a.m. CST

    I don't read comic books....

    by macheesmo3

    well, not anymore, and when I was a lad i didn't read many.... so excuse the fuck out of me If I have no effing clue how "true to the sourse" this is. But as a MOVIE it kinda looks a little lame.... I hate to admit it but Reynolds has the same disease as Keanu Reeves... typcasting. Keanu is always Bill and Ted and Ryan Reynolds is always Van Wilder. He's like the uber douche who irritates me when I'm running sound at bars in town .... He may pull it off, I'm not gonna assume this will suck, but alas, I fear this movie will not be superior

  • May 21, 2011, 5:20 a.m. CST

    I try not to swear like most people here .. but . .

    by Lazerman21

    FUCK Nordling I TOTALLY FUCKING AGREE WITH YOU 100% THIS IS GOING TO BE THE FUCKING SUPERHERO FILM TO BEAT! I am SO SUPERSTOKED for this, and again, THIS new trailer NAILS what GREEN LANTERN is all about, a Tale of EPICNESS! I SWEAR to you right here and NOW Nordling, the day AFTER i see this film, I will be getting the GREEN LANTERN POWER RING Tattooed onto my RIGHT MIDDLE FINGER to flaunt it at all the haters! WOOT! :-D Ok . . calming down . . really . .I am . .

  • May 21, 2011, 5:23 a.m. CST

    film11 and moosemalloy, you didn't get my point

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Yeah, there were huge crowds for Star Wars on its opening WEEKEND, but not on its opening DAY. And I stand by my statement that I doubt there are many, if any, TBers who saw it that day. There were 32 engagements on Wednesday, May 25th, 1977. These where spread over 18 states. Unless you were in one of those, there's absolutely no way you saw it opening day. There were 11 additional bookings on the 26th and 27th, and this brought the state total to 24 as the ball began to roll. By the actual weekend everyone was buzzing, which is what you're remembering. If there had been enough hype for you guys to be waiting for the premiere, it would have opened much bigger. Nobody expected it to do anything. Fox was completely caught off-guard by the response. I don't have exact details on the TV spots, but chances are the ones you're thinking of started airing after opening day. Even if they aired prior to that, they certainly weren't running a national campaign from the start.

  • May 21, 2011, 5:33 a.m. CST

    GL 3D?

    by sofritokid

    Is it my stoned self me or was I supposed to watch this in actual 3D? Yeah, I put on my theater REAL 3D shit hopin' I was gonna get a eyeful but..... DAMN!!!! How can I be down with the effect cuz this one in 2D was mos def the best so far. Had the deepness and urgency that was missing from the prior offerings. Otherwise I'll be there, mon!!!!

  • May 21, 2011, 5:57 a.m. CST

    3 year old son wasnt impressed

    by you-me-n-marley

    and if the trailer doesnt get kids attentions its gonna be a flop.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:09 a.m. CST

    will power the racing driver?

    by Waka_Flocka

  • Not fooled though. Looks like shit.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:35 a.m. CST

    talkbackers continue to amaze me

    by Mike

    talkbackers never cease to amaze me... people are already bashing the movie by saying that there won't be very much of the movie on Oa... HOW THE HELL DO YOU GUYS KNOW? Also, I pity you dumb basement dwelling bitching losers... your opinions don't mean anything and you're so focused on bashing you aren't allowing yourselves to be entertained... you'd rather bash shit than get excited or allow yourselves to be entertained... why bother watching movies or posting on the talkbacks about things that you don't like? I don't like Basketball, so you know what I do? I don't go to basketball blogs.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:35 a.m. CST


    by NuteG

    That's a lot of exposition.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:42 a.m. CST

    Trailer works because RR doesn't SPEAK!

    by Ernie

    OK ... he recites the GL oath but no wise cracks although they still had to include the Woah. Looks like the film makers are realising RR as Hal Jordan was bad casting and they're trying to minimise the Van Wilder effect on the film. If they could I suspect they would've completely CGIed away RR from the whole movie.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:45 a.m. CST

    you fuckin naysayers are going to be eating crow

    by AssyMuffJizz

    Just like you did after CASINO ROYALE knocked it out of the park. This film is going to be a great success.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:46 a.m. CST


    by entrainer

    "Naysayers can pick on the CGI, Ryan Reynolds, all that, but I don't care." Take away the CGI and Ryan Reynolds, what is left?

  • May 21, 2011, 6:59 a.m. CST

    muki is a moron

    by Mike

    muki says: "Aintitcool are really pushing this Green Lantern shit aren't they!" Speak for yourself idiot. First, this movie is EXACTLY the kind of movie aintitcool was meant for--genre stuff... not to mention this site covers comic books as well. And I, for one, WANT to see talkbacks covering this movie. Why? Because I actually enjoy being entertained, unlike you who just wants to bash not only the movie but the website you go to.

  • May 21, 2011, 7:02 a.m. CST



    And I'm getting really tired of the number of people who now throw the word "flop" at everything. "AVATAR will flop!" It didn't. "THOR flopped!" It didn't. "This will flop!" No, it won't. I want to line all of you up in a row and punch each of you in the face repeatedly until *you* fucking flop.

  • May 21, 2011, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Spawn Lantern

    by Rex Carsalot

    That's EXACTLY what it looks like. Sweeping, CGI capes and awkward motion. Ugh. We've been promised with every new trailer and first look that we'd fall head over heels with this movie. So far, it's just gotten worse and worse. I always reserve my final judgment for actually seeing a movie, but I have to say that this looks like a fucking cheese wheel and shit sandwich right now.

  • May 21, 2011, 7:25 a.m. CST


    by Rex Carsalot

    They're not selling the concept very well - "space cop" is something anyone can understand and get behind - they're focusing on the gee whiz of the color of the ring and all the neato things it can make, which as someone pointed out above starts to sound retarded even to a five year old. Add in lumpy aliens - and why is everything so flat? It's like they deliberately took the shine out of everything because they had so many light effects to work on - and you get....this. Again - I love GL and I'll wait until I see it - but defending it blindly, I think, really ignores these trailers.

  • May 21, 2011, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Looks kinda cheeseball


    Young kids will probably love it, but it just.... reminds me of Spy Kids 3d. It looks a bit cartoony. Which is what happens when you have a limited budget and a huge amount of effects shots. /shrug If the actual movie rocks, which I doubt, then it's all good.

  • May 21, 2011, 7:42 a.m. CST

    rex carsalot--yet another moron

    by Mike

    rex carsalot said: "Again - I love GL and I'll wait until I see it - but defending it blindly, I think, really ignores these trailers." --------------------------------------- All I have to say to that is: I love GL and I"ll wait until I see it - but bashing it blindly, I think, really ignores these trailers.

  • May 21, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST

    redeem yourself rex

    by Mike

    redeem yourself rex and, if you really do love GL, howabout defending the premise to these people who think it's ridiculous and that even kids would think its dumb... instead of criticizing the movie based on the trailers.

  • May 21, 2011, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Dear Psycho

    by Rex Carsalot

    Calling people a moron does not strengthen your own position. It weakens it. Try "It seems to me that your opinion is ill informed." (Or something that doesn't sound like victorian bullshit) "Redeem myself"? From what? A message board? You have a very strange idea of how the world works. You seem to think that love and critique don't go together - it's precisely BECAUSE I respect the property that I am so critical of this - if I didn't care, I'd be all "Wow, GREEN!!!!!" Finally - learn some fucking debate tactics. I don't care about swearing and decorum here, but Jesus wept, at least learn how to make a point without resorting to name calling, pointless fanboy gripes, and bizarre moral issue that have no place here. Or, you know, just keep being you. I don';t fucking care.

  • May 21, 2011, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Gonna Rule

    by gregmeister

    In my line of work, I talk to people from all over the world, I see kids wearing Superhero shirts and ask if they awant to see thor, The dad asks the kid if he wants to see Thor, the general reply is I want to see green lantern, My wife wants to see it, my daughter wants to see it, my son and his hight school friends want to see it , everyone I know wants to see it, I predict it will bring in TDKR numbers in the Box office, if not better

  • May 21, 2011, 8:14 a.m. CST

    rex, i meant

    by Mike

    rex, by saying 'redeem yourself' I was referring to how you said you love GL... if you do, it seems to me like you should respond to the posts that are attacking the entire premise of Green Lantern instead of responding to posts that talkbackers have made where they have already decided this movie is going to suck, or already decided that this movie will be awesome... it doesn't matter--you can't say the movie will suck or be awesome because of the trailer, but you CAN defend the premise and mythology of Green Lantern from people who think the whole green lantern concept is dumb. I'll admit, you're much smarter than i gave you credit for, so howabout you use that intelligence to explain to naysayer talkbackers that the green lantern mythology is awesome, not lame and not something even little kids think is dumb.

  • May 21, 2011, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Epic scale...

    by ZaphodBeeblerox

    To an extent, I agree with what Harry is saying. It looks more ambitious then the recent superhero offerings (Parallax looking like the infamous Galactus cloud aside). The thing is that up until now, the majority of the movies that have come out have been about Earth bound characters. I thought was a better film when it was in Asgard. That level of scope and grandeur was something completely different for the superhero movies we've seen so far. It looks like GL hopefully will follow suit and at least while taking us to Oa will give us something that we haven't seen before. I was never a huge GL fan growing up, but I'm certainly going to check this out. Aside from Nolan's Batman movies, DC hasn't had a strong movie entry for their characters in a long time and I get the feeling that they're trying to get this one as right as they can to 'catch up' with Marvel as far as name recognition to the average movie goer.

  • May 21, 2011, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Great Trailer

    by Nuck81

    But it's one of those Trailers that gives the entire movie away.

  • May 21, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST

    That was awesome... until Ryan Reynolds showed up

    by MrEkoLetMeLive

    Also, how different can this film be from other super hero films if it's ultimate villain is yet another giant space cloud? And yes, I've read the comics, and yes, I know what Parallax is, and it's NOT a giant space cloud. He's a big yellow space lizard. Also, Geoffrey Rush should have voiced Sinestro. How much cooler would it have been if that was Sinestro giving that speech in the trailer? Captain America is the super hero movie to beat this summer. Super 8 will be the movie to beat this summer, period.

  • May 21, 2011, 9:26 a.m. CST

    It doesn't look bad ...

    by Tom Fremgen

    But there's nothing really great about it either. I'm not crazy about the designs, from the suits, to the green energy, to OA itself, all really ugly, IMO. Storywise we haven't seen any cool character moments, just ones that seem awkward. As for Ryan Reynolds, not my first choice, but I ok with him. So I worry. The trailer to Clash of the Titans looked bad and so was the movie. The trailer to Green Hornet looked fun and the movie was. The trailer to Thor looked cool and the movie was. The trailer of Green Lantern looks decent, so I imagine the movie will be decent, but not much more than that.

  • May 21, 2011, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Can't Wait For This Movie!

    by Real Deal

    I also think this will be one of the biggest if not the big movie for the summer. And I do think the general public will be on board for this super hero.

  • May 21, 2011, 9:36 a.m. CST

    And yes!

    by Real Deal

    Super 8 by the nature of the storyline and it's makers will probably be the biggest movie this summer but I think GL will do extremely well. It's going to be a great movie summer. And it's about time as we haven't had one of those in a while. The more I see I just have as really good feeling about GL.

  • May 21, 2011, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Does Parallax kill Hammond or just bond with him?

    by whatevillurks

    Why even have Hammond in the movie if he is just going to throw some appliances around with his head?

  • May 21, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Who (was) is the lantern for krypton?

    by cookylamoo

    Actually, it's was that bird guy that Hal's talking to when he first arrives. Unless, Johns has retconned that too.

  • I think there's maybe ten minutes they haven't shown us.

  • May 21, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST

    The Ones Who Say We've Seen The Whole Movie

    by Real Deal

    are going to be wrong. Everytime we see something new on this movie you see something new. However if you watch the footage you can see much of it is the same just reedited. There's little bits of new mixed with a lot of stuff they've shown before. Because of this I think there's a lot they haven't shown. Can't wait!

  • May 21, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST

    it does look great

    by clavo

    How can anyone say this doesn't look great? Haters will be haters. Breath, allow clean air in and your bullshit out!

  • May 21, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST

    it does look great

    by clavo

    How can anyone say this doesn't look great? Haters will be haters. Breath, allow clean air in and your bullshit out!

  • May 21, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Gives the Whole Movie Away?

    by Crow3711

    you're all fucking crazy. The trailer doesn't even have one line of actual dialogue in it, unless that monologue is actually in the film...which I'm guessing is actually the voiceover from the first minute of the movie to explain. Sure, you know the basic plot, with the bad guys and stuff, but you don't know anything about what happens or how, or how the black cloud thing and Peter Sarsgaard hook up. I don't think I really know anything about what happens scene by scene in the movie, just the basic story, which is what a trailer does. Martin Campbell kicks fucking ass. That, above all else, is why I hold out hope this movie will be really great. The last movie he made was Casino Royale, which I hold as the best action flick of the 2000's by far. He gets Bond. Hopefully he gets Hal Jordan. And this will be an epic, complex, emotional space opera rollercoaster. I can hope

  • May 21, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST

    All you whiny bitches.....

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    ....seriously need to have a large glass of shut the fuck up. Now granted I'm in my ancient late 30's, but you young whipper-snappers just can't seem to appreciate that we're living in the golden era of comic books films (Iron man, Dark Knight, X-men 2). Back in the olden days we had Superman 1 + II, and maybe Burton's Batman, otherwise it was crappy made for TV versions of Captain America, stories about a bootleg version of Fantastic Four that was floating around, Dolph Lundgren as the Punisher and constant rumors that Spider-man was being made. I mean, for fuck's sake, there's an actual Green Lantern major summer movie! (not to mention Captain America, Thor, and the Avengers). The Internet has spawned an entire generation of totally thankless assholes - relax, have a sandwich and a glass of milk. As for Reynolds, after "Buried" I'm willing to give him a shot (but would have loved to see Jon Hamm in the role).

  • May 21, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    I bet a lot of nerds...

    by kubricksnutsack

    ...are fingering their brown ring piece of power whilst watching this. BORING!

  • May 21, 2011, 10:55 a.m. CST

    sure looks epic alright

    by disfigurehead

    Epic shit

  • May 21, 2011, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Won't beat out T3. Looks like another Ironman 1.

    by btc909

  • May 21, 2011, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Krull must of been a truly epic to you....


    Using the word 'force', and having asteroids in a movie doesn't automatically mean it is at "Star Wars" level. Next you'll be comparing the WNBA playoffs to the Superbowl.

  • May 21, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Going by trailers

    by film11

    I took a look at some of the earlier TBs for THOR...and chuckled at the responses from people much it sucked, etc. etc. People also slammed a line of dialogue (Oh no...this is Earth, isn't it.") as much as they have the GL "I know, right?" line. Of course that THOR line was NOT in the film...and I bet the GL line won't be as well. Anyway, now everyone is praising THOR. Well, we can expect the same thing to happen with GL...only more so. Just the trailers alone hint at a scope that THOR only dreamed of. And the CGI sure looks a hell of a lot better than anything I saw in Asgard (the overhead shots looked pretty tacky). Heck, even the Earth scene will outdo any destruction in that small, one-square block New Mexico desert town. By the way, GL has even added some new effects houses a few weeks ago to make things even better. I starting to think that the haters here are actually AFRAID the GL might be terrific...and make THOR and CAP seem like made-for-TV movies. (And I'm not knocking THOR and CAP...but GL is on a whole other (upper) level.)

  • May 21, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    On June 17th Green Lantern will serve...

    by workshed

    ...a slice of humble pie to the haters. I have faith in the man who directed BBC's Edge of Darkness to deliver big time. The Bond movies were just a warm up for this. I suppose if you can't stand the sight of Ryan Reynolds then you'll be staying at home (I've always been a bit meh on the guy) but I hope this really is the Green Lantern movie I've been waiting for since I was a nipper.

  • May 21, 2011, noon CST

    workshed, I'm with you...

    by film11

    ...except that I NEVER was waiting for a GL movie...because I never expected that it could ever be possible...not even in the post-STAR WARS years. What I've seen in trailers looks amazing (I especially like the no-nonsense, almost malevolent look of the Guardians). And this latest trailer shows Parallax to be more than just a "cloud", as some people here like to claim. Hell, Campbell even sold me on Zorro!

  • May 21, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    in terms os shitty cgi

    by quintana007

    STAR WARS level indeed

  • May 21, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Sinestro logo

    by film11

    Just watched it again...and is that the Sinestro Corps logo at around the 2:25/2:26 mark?

  • May 21, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Wrong again 'balls --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- trailers and commercials had ENOUGH people anticipating STAR WARS, end of discussion. Also, not quite getting how this relates to a DC property that started in the 1940's!

  • May 21, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST


    by bookant

    Agree with you about how better things are today for comic movies. I'm in my ancient early forties. But that, unfortunately, is exactly why I'm "meh" on Green Lantern and may not even bother to Netflix it. Just can't take the whole concept seriously; haven't since about the time I stopped watching "Superfriends" on Saturday mornings.

  • May 21, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST


    by cord_cuervo

    I believe that it is the symbol for the Sinestro Corps. This is my favorite GL trailer to date. It gives everyone that doesn't know the background a crash course and it shows more of GL creating more constructs with his ring. I can't wait for this movie to open!!!

  • but this film is poorly executed and this is not the Golden Age of Comic Book Movies its the Meh Age and hopefully people will begin to realize this and the quality of these adaptions will improve.

  • May 21, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonkaSucksCock

  • May 21, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Can't wait ....


    For Captain America...the GL film might be ok.

  • May 21, 2011, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Green Latern's poop

    by theawesomeofbuscemi

    What happens if he poop's yellow? What I am getting from this is Bananas = green lantern's kryptonite.

  • May 21, 2011, 2:21 p.m. CST


    by Inspector71

    like what?

  • May 21, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST

    I like it.

    by veritasses

    It looks pretty good so far but by showing Oa, thousands of Green Lantern Corp members, iconic characters, Parallax etc there are high expectations for an insane, kick-ass fight sequence... something which superhero movies seem to have trouble delivering. I'm looking forward to seeing this but I just hope it delivers everything it promises.

  • May 21, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    odkin there's still some exceptions

    by MurderMostFowl

    Movie themes, I mean... regardless whether the movie is good or not, everyone recognizes LOTR, Pirates of the Caribbean, Men in Black, Titanic... but as you can see that's pretty sparse. There's only a few.

  • May 21, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    The movie is not going to be good.

    by Cobb05

    The first trailer that came out, which was mostly stuff on Earth, looked bad. Now they are trying to show all the space stuff, to make you think the movie is going to be good. I have big doubts about the movie. They aren't showing enough Earth stuff. Plus that fact that Martin Campbell said even if the movie is a huge hit, he won't be back for the sequel, is a huge red flag for me. Just like, I think Super 8 must have some flaw to it. Either the alien is like a dog or something stupid. J.J. is pushing hard how because the movie isn't a franchise or book or whatever. So it makes me think he's getting ready for people to be pissed off at the movie. That being said, both movies are going to make a lot of money.

  • May 21, 2011, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Cobb...why you're wrong.

    by film11

    The reason that first trailer had more Earth stuff is that the FX were far from complete (as noted by FX scenes that WERE seen in that first trailer). They are further along now...though the FX are still not finished. As for Campbell not returning...that is NOT a red flag. That is the norm for him. He did come back for the Zorro sequel...but that was after 7-8 years! If a GL sequel happens, I don't think anyone would want to wait that long. So it has NOTHING to do with the quality of the film. People here seem to be TRYING real hard (hmmm, perhaps TOO hard methinks) to knock this movie. (And only on here...on other sites, pages and pages of comments seem to be 99.9% positive.)

  • They've turned me interested with that one.

  • May 21, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Can't Believe I'm Responding

    by Rex Carsalot

    Look - I like Green Lantern a lot. I think the concept is cool and often well executed, and in the right hands the parables and metaphors are off the charts. Having said that - my issue is with THIS movie. That LOOKS LIKE SHIT. That is MY opinion. I have nothing to defend there. It's my opinion. I don't have to redeem anything - I'm a fan of Green Lantern, not a doctoral student defending a thesis. But here's my point - your issue is not green lantern related, it's social - you seem to take others opinions far too personally. Who gives a shit if I don't like it? You know who I am? "Rex Carsalot." Nobody. I suspect that you have your own misgivings and that's why you need everyone else to salivate over this too, but honestly - if you love it, love it like hell. Yeah?

  • Ooh, scary glob of CGI s#!t! Better run, people! It'll touch you with its poo-finger! I hope some guy with special effects below his chin points his ring at it or something to stop it real quick! And after that, maybe he can ask his cartoon buddies the Wonder Twins to turn into a big roll of toilet paper so we can clean all this up. Dumbest looking thing I've seen this week. And I've seen Brad Pitt's Cannes Film Festival hair-cut. And that Bane picture, too.

  • May 21, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    I have faith in GL, and in Martin Campbell...

    by zinc_chameleon

    who made us feel each rib-cracking punch in 'Casino Royale', and that was only in the opening credits! The fellow who re-invented the Bond franchise *twice* is going to wow us. This will be better than Thor, and that was thor-oughly decent. Sorry, couldn't help the pun.

  • May 21, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    Not liking the trailer = being a hater

    by xsikal

    I recognize that our world loves to polarize itself to the point that there are only two viable options (love GL and everything to do with the movie vs. be an idiot?), but I think some of you need to take a step back and realize that's not the case here. I have no problem with the GL mythos. I read the comic. It's not my favorite, but it ison my pull list. I also enjoyed the recent Blackest Night run, (even if I think DC overplayed it by having every single title have a blackest night crossover), as I thought the whole thing had a very epic feel to it. I don't even have any problems with Ryan Reynolds, in general. I think he can do a good job, is sometimes funny, and seems to bring female viewers to his movies. Having said all of that, I still have very little hope for the movie itself. (Incidentally, my wife, who does like comics, but is far less into them than I am, rolled her eyes at the trailer, and went back to browsing the web). I think the trailer is well cut, (although the voice-over is overblown and actually undercuts what is happening on screen), but cannot hide that: (a) the cgi still does not look very good. Figures are flat, most of the aliens look less 'alien' and more 'fucked up looking human', and, at least in the trailer, OA doesn't have much physical weight and presence to it. (b) Ryan Reynolds looks incredibly stupid in the mask. (c) the line delivery from Blake Lively was atrocious. The fact that they've cut it from the trailer means absolutely nothing unless they cut it from the movie as well. (d) parallax being a big cloud monster is not going to go over well with audiences, particularly given that FF already did a similar thing (horribly) with Galactus. Maybe the movie will end up being good. Maybe it will end up being horrible. It's possible for someone to suspect the latter without being a frothing-at-the-mouth-anti-comic-book-Green-Lantern-mocking hater. Just an FYI.

  • May 21, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    This movie looks like a truly epic...

    by Marlboroliteman

    piece of shit!!! To compare it to Star Wars just cause it has space scenes is going way overboard...looks more on the scale of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century with Gil Gerard and Thom Christopher as that Hawk man dude.

  • May 21, 2011, 4:50 p.m. CST

    In fact.....

    by Marlboroliteman

    They should remake Buck Rogers with Ryan Reynolds as Buck and George Clooney as the Hawk man dude

  • May 21, 2011, 5:02 p.m. CST

    And erin gray as Wilma Deering

    by Rex Carsalot

    Seriously, that woman hasn't aged a day.

  • May 21, 2011, 5:02 p.m. CST


    by mwharr

    Guess you didn't see IRONMAN 2.

  • May 21, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Agree with you, Nordling!

    by grievenom

    This is my #1 anticipated movie for the summer, maybe the year. F the bitchers, whiners, complainers and malcontents. Green Lantern looks like it will be terrific.

  • May 21, 2011, 5:58 p.m. CST

    this movie is gonna suck

    by ProziumJunkie

    anybody that thinks differently is fooling themselves

  • May 21, 2011, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Please convince me this isn't basically The last Starfighter !

    by corplhicks

  • May 21, 2011, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Nope. Nordling, you are a hypocrite.

    by TheMarineBiologist

    Blah blah blah, don't care what you think, blah blah, mediocre CGI doesn't matter, blah blah.<p> After reading your Pirates review, this just SCREAMS of hypocrisy. In no way have I been convinced yet that this movie is going to be something worth seeing... and I've watched trailer upon trailer.<p> So you know what that means? It means that I am not a Green Lantern fanboy. But that's okay... this movie isn't made for me. Just like how the Pirates franchise wasn't made for you.

  • So you're also not familiar with the concept of posting opinions on a movie website? Is this your first time on the net, Skippy?

  • I know, you could say the same about Iron Man when that came out, but the 1st trailer for that flick was so well done, that it could not be denied. I don't know, I dig GL. i hope it's good, despite Ryan Reynolds. Bradley Cooper said on Stern that he really lobbied for this role, and I think he would have been perfect. He convey sincerity better than Reynolds. when Reynolds tries sincerity he looks like he really has to take a dump.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    I like Ryan Reynolds


    I think the Green Lantern is cool. When I heard about this movie I was excited. I like comic movies. I like science fiction. A lot. I think this movie looks like shit.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:11 p.m. CST

    George Clooney as the Hawk Man


    fuck yeah lol

  • May 21, 2011, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Saddens me to think of what happened to AICN.

    by TheMarineBiologist

    Used to be such a great bastion for good, nerdy reviews... Writers that truly cared about putting experiences into word and explaining how each movie felt to them. This was a great site that would scoop so many cool tidbits in upcoming movies and media.<p> Instead, it's a bunch of new folks who I honestly couldn't care less about. No writing talent, no street cred. The "scoops" are several days old news from such sites as Coming Soon and others.<p> I miss the days that I could rely on a good review from Moriarty and several others... But gone are those days...<p> Ain't It Cool News simply isn't... cool anymore.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Some comic books don't translate well to film

    by ProziumJunkie

    this is one of them

  • May 21, 2011, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Non-comic book fans don't give a feeeeeeuck about THOR, either.

    by Subtitles_Off

    But that's not gonna stop Hollywood. Essentially, they don't make movies for the majority. They make movies for niches. In degrees of dumb, more or less. GREEN LANTERN will probably entertain the group of people who are pre-disposed to be entertained by such a thing. I think that's a big enough group for the suit to see a return on their investment. Art and quality has nothing to do with it. A cartoon poo-monster. Jebus.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    yeah I miss Moriarity too


    and his 10,000 page reviews that took 7 days to read. those were the days

  • May 21, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    and I type like an italian apparently...

    by ProziumJunkie

    a something you-ah drink before ah-slitting yourr wreests

  • May 21, 2011, 6:24 p.m. CST

    "I think this movie looks like shit. "

    by Subtitles_Off

    It does. It really does. Big piles of CGI morphing yellowy s#!t. Run, citizens! Run away! You are about to get crapped on!

  • May 21, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST

    I'd say it looks more like greenish st.paddys day shit

    by ProziumJunkie

  • May 21, 2011, 6:44 p.m. CST

    "if you had any soul and 'geek' in you whatsoever"

    by Subtitles_Off

    Those two qualities are mutually exclusive. And, now that you're old enough to dress yourself, you should know --- your socks go on your feet, not your ass.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    subtitles_off, ass-socks not to be confused with ascots

    by ProziumJunkie

  • May 21, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST

    I bet this ends with

    by kingoflight

    Ray taking a huge yellow load in his mouth.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST

    In a Frank Miller comic...

    by Heleen

    ...Batman just puts Green Lantern in a room painted yellow and beats the crap out of him. Job done.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Ahhh, one step closer to Michael Bay's Justice League.

    by Boober

    Let's hope X-men First Class or whatever it's called reverses the trend, and we get an 80's Transformers movie. That would rock.

  • May 21, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST

    "I guarantee everyone here knows the themes of these movies."

    by Subtitles_Off

    Is that a money-back guarantee? Because I'm here, and I don't know the Harry Potter or Pirates of the Caribbean themes. You owe me a dollar.

  • May 21, 2011, 7:04 p.m. CST

    ^ Then you've clearly not seen these movies

    by kingoflight

  • May 21, 2011, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Memorable themes

    by Mojo-Wan

    Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean? Really? I'd know Potter if I heard it, but wouldn't know Pirates from atom... And I saw the first three.

  • May 21, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST

    "allow yourselves to be entertained"

    by Subtitles_Off

    Come on! Join The Stupid! Cartoons and cheese doodles for everyone! Don't hate! Everything is Awesome! Life is better when you leave your brain at the door! Here we are now. Entertain us.

  • No one had any clue how STAR WARS would perform at the Box Office. However, moosemalloy is also correct. There WAS some anticipation for it. There hadn't been movie sci-fi for a while prior to its release, and people were intrigued by the idea of it. However, "hype" and the promotion of movies were entirely different pre-STAR WARS. I don't know how anyone could use it as an example for comparison to something today.

  • May 21, 2011, 7:21 p.m. CST

    The reason that this trailer works for me is...

    by delvarner

    ... that Ryan Reynolds is not wisecracking his way through it. Is it necessary for him to steal Robin Williams's and Will Smith's tired acting device in every role he takes?

  • May 21, 2011, 7:28 p.m. CST

    I saw three Harry Potters and three Pirates.

    by Subtitles_Off

    What? The theme song suddenly becomes unforgettable around movie #4?

  • May 21, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST

    In a Frank Miller comic...

    by Subtitles_Off

    Batman calls Dick Grayson "retarded," and Batgirl says "fuck." Frank Miller is comics' second-biggest asshole. But, that comic with the yellow bat-cave was hilarious. Robin cart-wheeling in, offering Hal Jordan some lemonade. BWAHAHAHA!!! (Comics' first-biggest asshole? Grant Morrison, for turning Bruce Wayne into a time-traveling demi-god, Batman into a logo, and Robin into a little bitch from a Seth MacFarlane sit-com. Fuck Grant Morrison with Parallax's poo-finger.)

  • May 21, 2011, 7:37 p.m. CST

    every movie should just use the Star Wars theme


    they're obviously struggling to create movie themes, just give up already.

  • May 21, 2011, 7:48 p.m. CST

    I agree about the terrible casting of Ryan Reynolds

    by elsewhere

    He's not right for this role. Every shot with him makes me cringe a little. Think if Green Lantern was played by someone like Jon Hamm. Big difference.

  • May 21, 2011, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Imagine Jon Hamm reciting the oath to the lantern

    by elsewhere

    My gawd that would have been awesome. Too soon for a reboot?

  • May 21, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST

    wow does THAT look bad

    by Stifler's Mom

    but it might make money. Apparently, public standards are now so low that shit like THOR can make $150 million, so GREEN LANTERN might not necessarily bomb. But, as I said, WOW, BAD.

  • May 21, 2011, 8:58 p.m. CST



    Your an idiot, I think his movie will be great, and not to sound conceded, but I must say I have pretty fantastic taste in film, some faves off the top of my head, Yojimbo and Sanjuro, Old Boy, Branded To Kill, Seventh Seal, No country for old men, Ghostbusters, Fritzcaraldo(Pretty much anything from Werner Herzog) I could go on, so what are some of your favorites Mr.Highbrow?

  • May 21, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST no heed

    by film11

    Pay no attention to the naysayers. Even the FX in this newest trailer aren't fully complete. As I mentioned earlier, I've checked out the feedback from 10 or 12 other sites...some fan-sites and other more general (IMDB, Yahoo, YouTube, etc). With the occasional exception, the vast majority are very excited and positive over this. It is ONLY here, it seems, where we find so many slamming what appears to be one of the most ambitious movies ever made. (Just as now it seems many dislike DKR!) Comparing what we've seen of Parallax (with the possessed Guardian and trapped souls) to the Galactus cloud in FF2 is just ludicrous. The CGI I've seen looks better than anything in the three STAR WARS prequels, the body movements better than the first SPIDER-MAN film...and that's in its current incomplete form!

  • May 21, 2011, 9:32 p.m. CST


    by film11

    Reportedly, both Guy Gardner and John Stewart have cameos in the film as well. Possibly even Alan Scott!

  • May 21, 2011, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Some people will NEVER be happy

    by Weapon M

    This is ridiculous!!! Crazy stuff!! omg! I mean that is one of the best super hero previews in a long long long time! And people are like Meh? This is what I'm talking about when I say people have gotten spoiled. It is really sad. Really. People expect 10's all the time and if it is anything that is 9 and under its 'meh' 'I've seen better' whatever.. I mean guys, this is pretty awesome. The movie I will have my fingers crossed just like any comic fan, but this at least you gotta say they put it together the right way. anything you can ask from a preview it has done.

  • May 21, 2011, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Can't help but this this will bomb

    by JoeSixPack

    Looks too cartoony, too much like a kid's movie.

  • May 21, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to the movie but still hate the design

    by K-Gin

    Looking forward to the movie but still hate the design for OA from what I have seen of it. It looks like unrealized speed paintings. Still I am really impressed that they chose to actually do OA and all the alien races...especially right off the bat in the first movie. Pretty gutsy move although it is being true to the comic.

  • May 21, 2011, 10:39 p.m. CST

    The anti CG argument seems moot to me.

    by beane2099

    EVERY big budget flick made today has CG of some kind in it. How exactly would you reccomend they make a movie like this without CG FX??? With muppets and animatronics? The complaints would never stop then. I love Terminator, but c'mon. Are you going to seriously tell me that CG isn't an improvement over animatronics and stop motion? CG allows ideas and concepts to be portrayed that could never have worked back in the day. Avatar, for all of its story flaws, looked phenomenal, and that was almost all CG. FX complaints are nothing new, but it is what it is. Jaws is one of the few movies to have almost NO bad reviews, but what's the matra that is synonymous with Jaws? "The shark looks fake." Yet we all know (those of us that were around then) that that business made us afraid to go in the water. Now if you want to judge a movie by its story/acting/etc, I won't disagree. But you can't really judge any of those from a trailer. As for the CG business, that isn't going to go anywhere. In fact it's only going to get more integrated into film making as we go along (Avatwo?). So you either need to make peace with it or start watching movies made pre 1980. That's all I can say.

  • Green Lantern is a kid's movie from what I've seen so far.

  • May 21, 2011, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Well said, beane2099

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    It would be interesting if someone attempted to do a huge science fiction epic WITHOUT any use of CG in this day and age. C'mon you guys, let's make a bunch of latext masks and put them on midgets. See? Now we have aliens! Let's go through hundreds of model kits and make a spaceship model that we'll have to blow up later — and hope like hell that it blows up right. Let's do stop motion animation and hope that it doesn't look too cartoony alongside the human actors in the scene. Let's go back to 35mm film too. Let's not see any footage until the film is processed days later. And if a fly lands on an actors mouth when he's talking, we'll just have to leave it in, even though we're trying to sell the idea that this is an alien world. Matte lines around things? Leave 'em in! Nobody will notice.

  • May 21, 2011, 11:19 p.m. CST

    This movie's gonna suck

    by Paul Paradis

    Only the Hal Jordan fanboys will be praising this steaming pile of shit. The CGI and story looks just like a Syfy original movie.

  • May 21, 2011, 11:43 p.m. CST has the First Class reviews!!!

    by ganymede3010

    Everyone so far said it was damn near perfect. This is indeed the best geek movie summer ever. Sorry to rain on your parade you jaded haters. Looks like Fox has attoned for their past sins.

  • May 22, 2011, 12:59 a.m. CST


    by film11

    Three reviews that were picked by Fox doesn't mean "damn near perfect"! I'll wait for more legit reviews. I liked Matthew Vaughan's previous films (including STARDUST). So, even though I was never a fan of the X comics or previous films, I'll still see it, although it looks relatively minor to me. But I may just be spoiled by the last two GL trailers.

  • May 22, 2011, 2:49 a.m. CST



    I'll admit my tastes don't extend only to film so I am spread a little thin, and my memory is not always the best but all the films I mentioned are films I discovered for myself, not pulled from random best of websites, I like to think I have generally good taste in all thugs I enjoy, comics, music, food, videogames, books etc, I apologize if I don't meet your standards. I just think there is some reay good stuff In these trailers, mostly the stuff on OA and having to do with Sinestro. And just in case anyone was thinking I'm just some young pup, i am 32, so not so young :p

  • May 22, 2011, 3:31 a.m. CST

    Maybe music


    Is a better place to start to prove i have pretty good taste at least in my most humble of opinions. Some fave Albums, some recent, some not so.. Dawnbringer: Nucleus Ghost: Opus Eponymous Opeth: Blackwater Park Bob Dylan: Anything from 62-69 and some 70's Acid mothers temple:Univers Zen Ou de Zéro à Zéro Darkthrone:Circle the Wagons Boris: Akum no uta, Pink Swans: Great Annihlator Fennesz: Venice Barn owl: The conjurer Slough feg: The animal spirits Nachtmystium: Addicts Bathory: Bathory Black Sabath: Black Sabath Kazuki Tomokawa: anything Mastodon: Leviathan Deathroner: death to all Agalloch: Mantle The list is endless :p of course taste is subjective, so none of this might not be Anyones cup o tea but mine :p

  • May 22, 2011, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Don't try to simplify the anti-CGI argument like that...

    by TheMarineBiologist

    We're not against computer generated graphics in movies. That's not what we're unhappy with.<p> I, for one, am very "meh"-ed by the fact that the suit is CG. I like practical costumes. The CG mask looks cartoonish and lazy. And I know for a fact that I am not the only one that thinks this.

  • May 22, 2011, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Chinese Democracy was ambitious


    and that bombed. It had Axl Rose. And a huge budget. And he worked laboriously on it for years and years. And a guitarist named Buckethead. Does that make it a good album? It was o.k. lol.

  • May 22, 2011, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Wrong mapman

    by elsewhere

    Captain America will be the superhero movie of the summer.

  • May 22, 2011, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Wynonaspussy.....In all fairness to Axl dude, CD

    by southafricanguy

    did nt take so long because it took that long to has since come out through various media that there were numerous legal issues, and fights with the record label that did in fact delay its release substantially... But we can certainly agree that it was indeed ambitious. I dont know, sometimes I find it more interesting when someone swings for the fences, even if they dont quite get there, the results area at least never boring imho....

  • May 22, 2011, 6:36 a.m. CST

    For the record I really dont get the whole CGI

    by southafricanguy

    thing. There are simply numerous things that just cant be done any other way. And frankly to create eye popping sci-fi/fantasy worlds that truly look amazing, and/or alien, and exotic it really only can be done with CGI. And ultimatly CGI is just like any other FX tool, it can be used well, or it can be used badly. There are just as many examples of bad makeup, model work, animatronics there is of CGI. And as we are getting closer and closer to photorealistic CGI, the point almost seems to be becoming moot anyway. That being said, I do believe that practical effects should still be used where they can be, or if they better serve the purposes of the film...

  • May 22, 2011, 6:38 a.m. CST

    And the fuck would you pull off

    by southafricanguy

    Green Lantern on an epic scale such as this trailer suggests without a lot of CGI? anyone....

  • May 22, 2011, 6:40 a.m. CST

    winona_ryders_pussy_juice .....and to answer

    by southafricanguy

    your a big budget did not make CD good, but Bucketheads guitar playing is pretty killer imho. As weird as that dude is, I actually dug his spastic cyborg shredding lol... And for my money "Better" and "Sorry" are two of the best things to ever bear Axl's name....

  • May 22, 2011, 6:41 a.m. CST

    But there are a fair share of duds on the album

    by southafricanguy


  • May 22, 2011, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Star Wars opening day

    by m_prevette

    Had a big opening. Took everyone by surprise, well, took the suits by surprise. Back then we had the trailers, fanzines if you subscribed to them, there weren't many at that time, STARLOG had some good pre publicity on it. Yes I was there opening day, I was 17 and it rocked me . GL looks great. Ryan Reynolds doing the oath...perfect... haters are just hating to be fanboys. And themes in movie scores aren't as common since composers know they're competing with sound effects and they will lose in the mix. Plus today's younger directors don't know film music. They know MTV and rock they were brought up on. Rosza, Newman, Goldsmith, Waxman...these kids don't get it. Martin Campbell allows themes though and gave Casino Royale a good score mix, so here's hoping we'll hear some actual music...

  • May 22, 2011, 7:53 a.m. CST

    When did fan reaction become pointless?

    by Rex Carsalot

    So now we're supposed to like properties simply because they exist? By that thinking, I would have loved that shit Wonder Woman television show simply for the fact that it had a woman in tights named Diana. Or I guess I should have loved that shit Smith script of Superman, or the Burton attempt, or the Returns? Things are shit if they are shit - now, there IS a fanboy type that craps on everything, and we get that with every movie - but we also ALL know those types of people and filter them out; when the noise becomes this loud, it's far more than just "haters." It's a legitimate fan reaction. Now - who cares? Opinions are what they are - but I can't fucking believe we're having a discussion about how you HAVE to like something if you're a "true" fan. Bullshit. Matters of taste are what they are, and if a lot of people think this looks weak, then a lot of people think that - and as this needs to sell tickets to a lot of people, that's a problem. Save your whining - some of you need other people to like Green Lantern so YOU can also like Green Lantern. I said it before - if you like the fucking movie, like it. But if it tanks at the BO, then that was something other than "haters," right?

  • May 22, 2011, 7:58 a.m. CST


    by Rex Carsalot

    The problem with CGI, and I know someone else can explain this better than my uncaffeinated ass, is the human mimicry issue. Humans have big problems with pattern recognition when something looks human but clearly isn't - see Polar Express, and soon to be Tin Tin. I get that same vibe here - I can't connect with anyone because they all look like...I don't even know, walking color pallets with pink faces. Motions are stiff and unnatural - pauses are taken in motion that would defy physics. No, you didn't need CGI to this degree to do the concept - remember, most of us who grew up on GL remember most of his adventures taking place on earth, or alone in deep space - the whole constant Corps thing is post '80s and beyond (until Kyle Rayner, and you should all be thanking god we didn't get stuck with that - think of the "haters" then); what I'm saying, badly, is that we could have had a perfectly fine Green Lantern movie that didn't need to be THIS FUCKING HUGE and GIANT and LOOK AT ALL THE PLANETS AND WHATEVER THAT FUCKING CLOUD IS SUPPOSED TO BE!!! Eh, I've said my peace - as many of you who are complaining that we're being too negative, I think many of you are being willfully blind and kind of weirdly angry. Eh. Shrug. Fart.

  • May 22, 2011, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Awesome Trailer!

    by Lone Jafa

    Wow! Now I know where the extra budget went into the GL movie. I'm still guessing the slapstick comedy of the first trailer is closer to the truth about this movie

  • May 22, 2011, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Nah, berserkr. You don't sound "conceded."

    by Subtitles_Off

    You, do, however, sound confused.

  • But this really does look good.

  • May 22, 2011, 8:53 a.m. CST

    "but this at least you gotta say they put it together the right way"

    by Subtitles_Off

    Why? Why do I have to say they've put it together the right way? When I think they haven't. Or, even if you think they did. What makes you so certain anyone should have to agree with you? I've got eyes. I see nothing but bright, over-saturated, over-rendered, unreal effects. My brain registers these as ridiculous and unconvincing. Cartoony. Hence, my brain dismisses them. I'm not made to be excited by vague, computer-generated shapes rolling over a crowd of non-descript, running extras looking backward and trying to pretend to be horrified by a wall of poo. You're correct on one thing: This kind of silly fantasy nonsense is not for me. It's for twelve year olds. Which doesn't mean as much as you think it does: STAR WARS, WIZARD OF OZ, Burton's BATMAN, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, THE INCREDIBLES, PINOCCHIO, SPIDER-MAN, on and on and fucking on, are all fantasies, too, and they all worked, more or less, for me. So, the only ones who can express their opinion are twelve? Sorry, kiddies. It doesn't work that way. Looks like shit. You don't think so. I get that. But, the fact that it looks like shit to some people means it looks like shit. You can't deny it. I'm glad to look at things with my eyes instead of yours, but relax. I wouldn't poke your eyes out, even if I could. I'm not the one calling people idiots and retards.

  • May 22, 2011, 9 a.m. CST

    What is the magic number, anyway?

    by Rex Carsalot

    How many people would have to come here and say they don't like it for it to be legitimate? Thousands? None?

  • May 22, 2011, 9:01 a.m. CST

    "An entity that fed on the yellow power of fear..."

    by Subtitles_Off

    versus "the emerald power of will." It's a smack-down of the goofiest shit you've ever heard. And, it's visualized as animated green "constructs" versus a giant, morphing wall of poo. On paper, that might sound like the dumbest thing you've ever heard. If you've never heard about automobiles that turn into giant robots or guys who can affect dreams by placing themselves into other persons' thoughts.

  • May 22, 2011, 9:07 a.m. CST

    sai_justin - from one fag to another, eat bleach and die.

    by Rex Carsalot

  • May 22, 2011, 9:08 a.m. CST

    beane, the argument isn't against CGI. It's against UNCONVINCING CGI.

    by Subtitles_Off

    We all know the difference. Gollum, The Winklevi, Spielberg's dinosaurs. Um, AVATAR's glowy, blue world of jelly-fish and cat people. We've also seen films with a seamless mix of CGI and practical effects. PAN'S LABYRINTH. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. THIS isn't any of THAT. GREEN LANTERN was the only superhero movie that interested me, really, coming out over the next couple of years. I'm now going to skip it, like I'm skipping all the others. That still doesn't invalidate my typing trash about the trailer. Trailers are meant as advertisements to get one excited about seeing a film. Not convince them otherwise. So, by that standard, as judged by me, myself, and I, and a couple dozen others posting here, that trailer --- the third or fourth for this movie --- is a failure.

  • A movie that convinced an entire generation. Then another entire generation. A movie that has made more boo-koo bucks than any other than GONE WITH THE WIND. An honest-to-Gawd game-changer and not just because the asshole film-maker said so. Name one, single, contemporary CGI-fest, filmed via green-screen, using no practical effects, that has been as convincing as STAR WARS. You defeated yourself with your own argument.

  • May 22, 2011, 9:25 a.m. CST

    rex, you've said it all and well.

    by Subtitles_Off

    The magic number is ONE. If it sucks for ONE person, it sucks. We all see the world as we see it. And, if it doesn't suck for millions --- um, 300, TRANSFORMERS, JURASSIC PARK, DAWSON'S TREK, AVATAR --- it might still suck. These things, contrary to the insistence of the immature teen-aged mind-set (which an entire generation seems intent on carrying into their fifties) are not defined by mathematics.

  • May 22, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    If the Green Lantern movie were 90 minutes of

    by Subtitles_Off

    Ryan Reynolds trying to figure out how to use alien technology on Earth, ending with a twenty-to-thirty minute suggestion of an incredible cosmic universe behind the technology... All the fanboys currently reading the comic would've bitched it wasn't "epic" enough...another effing origin story...but at least it would have had potential for being a unique superhero movie. There is nothing shown by the trailers that you haven't seen a dozen times before. Granted, you haven't seen Ryan Reynolds fly through space, but you've seen Christopher Reeve and Mariel Hemingway. You haven't seen Parallax, but you've seen glowy globs of scary hoo-ha in nearly EVERY, SINGLE superhero movie. SUPERMAN, BATMAN BEGINS, all SPIDER-MAN movies, X-MEN, FANTASTIC FOUR, etc. You haven't seen Bird-beaked Green Lantern or Giant Pig Green Lantern, but you've seen the STAR WARS prequels. Everybody yelling "epic" and "awesome" are insulting epicness and awesomeness. Don't get me wrong. I think it will be huge, box office-wise. It'll sell lots of toys to children. It's girth will make Captain America feel self-conscious. It'll entertain the mindless in a perfectly sound, mindless way. But it will not be good. It doesn't look like anything that could be, by any measure but the most shallow, good.

  • May 22, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST


    by BSB

    Was there a Superwoman movie I missed?

  • May 22, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST

    @ playkins

    by lead_sharp

    wow! consider me shot down by your well thought out and considered response. I truly feel as though I have learnt something from erudite reply. 1. That I touched a nerve. 2. I may be a twat, but at least I'm not a cunt.

  • May 22, 2011, 10:56 a.m. CST


    by BSB

    But it did for these people!

  • May 22, 2011, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Didn't he take Mariel Hemingway into outer space

    by Subtitles_Off

    in the one with all the nuclear missiles and nonsense?

  • May 22, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    bsb, have you been sucking a lime popsicle?

    by Subtitles_Off

    Your tongue is all green.

  • May 22, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah...

    by lead_sharp

    As for the rest of the talkback. I actually like GL as an idea, loved the early comics and think Ryan Reynalds is perfect looking for the role with high hopes of him pulling off an young Hal Jordan. Nothing I've seen has made me go 'That's shit' though I have heard that opinion from none geeks. Having seen Lively 'act' that's actually the one area I'm worried about. As for CG effects people do need to shut the fuck up about them. It takes as much skill to use them as anything else. Films like the Batman and Punisher series CG isn't AS needed (and hasn't been AS used) in huge stuff like this and Thor and so on it's very badly needed as there's no other way to realise the things that film makers want to show you these days. I do however have problems when things like the costume and small sets, extras and things that could and really should be done for real are created using CG (ala Star Wars) but are done CG for pure laziness. Take the costume in GL as a good example. In Iron Man the costume had a CG overlay to make it look and 'feel' like the Iron Man suit, but it was cool to know it was there in some way, that the joints and layers worked without a cheat. There's none of that in the GL costume, I love the glowing ribs and effects coming off it but did it have to be CG? The costume still looks good, I just know it's not there and every publicity shot if just CGI.

  • May 22, 2011, 12:03 p.m. CST

    My #1 must see movie this year. But ILM should have done the FX.

    by Banshee7

    I was worried when I read that Sony Imageworks was handling the FX. They don't look terrible, they're just not up to ILM's level.

  • May 22, 2011, 12:51 p.m. CST



    Maybe I am a little biased as I am a comic book nut, But I am not saying this is gonna be the best movie of all time or the next Dark Knight, but it doesn't have to be, I think that GL, liKE THOR before it won't be perfect, but will have some really great things going for it, with Thor it was the presence of Helmsworth and the Incredible performance from Hidleston. On another note, Super 8 I think will be the movie to beat this summer.

  • May 22, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    This trailer was better.

    by Orbots Commander

    Not sure why the studio didn't release this one as the first teaser. That orchestral score was Bland City though. It's Hans Zimmer, right? Snore. Should have gone with someone like John Powell; his score and the themes he composed for How to Train Your Dragon were fantastic, one of my favorite film scores from last year and it's very reminiscent of a Jerry Goldsmith-type film score.

  • May 22, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST


    by pr0g2west

    Themes don't exist because there aren't any great composers out there. Think of the films you mentioned...Indiana jones, star wars, and superman. They all have one thing in common...John Williams. Good music makes a bad movie pretty good, and a good movie great. The notes don't lie. Music is a language of emotion, just like film.

  • May 22, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Good music makes a bad movie pretty good?

    by Subtitles_Off

    That's weird algebra. A bad movie with good music makes a good-ish CD, I guess, if you like movie scores. The movie's still bad. A great movie can have great music in it. But, it also doesn't have to. The score is not the make-or-break element. Film is a visual medium.

  • May 22, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST


    by Orbots Commander

    A good score can't make a bad movie good, but it can certainly elevate a mediocre or average movie. And honestly, Star Wars Episode IV is very average (not nearly as good as the excellent Empire Strikes Back). Imagine Star Wars without that John Williams score, and it's not nearly the same movie.

  • May 22, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Another reason all this sci-fi soap opera stuff is a dead-end...

    by Subtitles_Off

    That stuff only appeals to geeks. The hook behind Green Lantern should be the visual metaphor...using a sci-fi tool as a stand-in representation for the power of using one's imagination to get out of jams. That's the unique element that makes Green Lantern different than other heroes. His power, really, is his creative power, not his will power. And, here is the imagination once more turned into a generic "laser" fight between cartoon aliens. Yawn, yawny, yawnity, yawn-yawn. Use a green rhino to get out of a death-trap. Use a green net to snatch a damsel falling from a skyscraper window. Or, better than that silly stuff, really apply some imagination. You gotta come up with something better than a tsunami of sewage.

  • May 22, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Green Lanter vs XMen First Class

    by zinc_chameleon

    This is an interesting argument, but...XMFC is definitely written for an older audience 18 and up. Most kids wouldn't know (or care) about the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, and how close we came to wiping out civilization. Green Lantern is designed as a franchise--no one involved has ever said otherwise--and is geared towards a young audience as *family* entertainment. For all the young love between Mystique and Beast touted in the trailers, XMFC is going the 2002 XM United route, and that means heavy seriousness.

  • May 22, 2011, 2:30 p.m. CST

    X-MEN is a fourth installment. It stinks of been-there / done-that.

    by Subtitles_Off

    As such, and maybe unfairly, it would have to be exceptional to raise much interest beyond the ranks of the pre-sold, I think. Plus, inserting superheroes into historical events smacks of all-kinds of desperation. Just my opinion. I no longer have any bird in the Marvel vs. DC movie cock-fight. I don't give a whit about either. Wake me up when they start making movies again that don't pander to unformed imaginations

  • May 22, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Sorry. It's actually a FIFTH installment.

    by Subtitles_Off

    And mutants never really grabbed my interest in the first place.

  • May 22, 2011, 2:36 p.m. CST

    To be fair, Nordling, it looks like a Video Game Cut Scene.

    by kdoc13

    Seriously. I don't really care if the movie is 90% CGI, I just want it to look good when they show it to me. These previews should have at least given me a good look at the product. It hasn't. Plus, have you seen the DC Animated version of the origin storyline? For a die-hard GL fan, it was more impressive. Nothing against Ryan Reynolds, but they got the tone, characters and storyline right in the Animated version, this just feels flat. Still, if Reynolds does Deadpool, I'm in.

  • May 22, 2011, 2:57 p.m. CST

    subtitles_off .... THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I DID

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    And if you re-read my post you'll see that I said that it would interesting if someone attempted to do a huge science fiction epic WITHOUT any use of CG in this day and age. THIS DAY AND AGE. No one is going to attempt to do a blockbuster summer film using the tools available before 1980. George Lucas almost LOST HIS FUCKING MIND trying to make Star Wars! That's why he pushed the industry to go digital. Yeah, I defeated my argument. Go make your little space epic and get back to me, will ya?

  • May 22, 2011, 3:01 p.m. CST

    "That's why he pushed the industry to go digital."

    by Subtitles_Off

    Yet, you haven't explained why Lucas' later, all-digital space epics all suck compared to the one that nearly caused him to lose his mind. Are you saying they don't suck? Seems to me, he pushed the industry toward its current state. A state that might be good for their bank balances but disappointing by nearly every other measure. Sucksville. That seems like a pretty stupid destination. Who goes there on purpose?

  • May 22, 2011, 3:02 p.m. CST

    This trailer IS f'ing EPIC

    by Epsilon

    The bad news is, epic trailers do not equal epic movies. I really, really want this film to be awesome, but I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed.

  • May 22, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST

    I meant, "Who goes there on purpose, besides

    by Subtitles_Off

    the makers of GREEN LANTERN, apparently."

  • May 22, 2011, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Great Trailer if it's a Computer Game...

    by TinkerTIW

    - when do we get a look at the MOVIE?

  • May 22, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Whether post SW films "suck" or not is a matter of subjectivity

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Yeah, well, that's just, like, you're opinion, man.

  • May 22, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    X-Men: First Class review: it fucking rocks!

    by Zardoz

    First reaction: 'X-Men: First Class' offers sleek, smart superhero thrills

  • May 22, 2011, 3:38 p.m. CST


    by Subtitles_Off

    All this time I've been laboring under the misconception that I am Batman.

  • May 22, 2011, 3:39 p.m. CST

    "It fucking rocks" was a stupid comment even when

    by Subtitles_Off

    it was reserved primarily for Ted Nugent albums. That was over thirty years ago.

  • May 22, 2011, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Here's the rave review of XFC

    by Zardoz

    "I am happier overall with "X-Men: First Class" than with any other film released so far in the "X-Men" franchise at Fox.  And I suspect that when I see it again before my full review, I may find even more to like about it.  Right now, I'm still sort of in shock at how much of it works, and how ambitious the entire thing is. I'll have a full review of the film closer to release, and in that, I might get a little spoilery.  But my first impressions of the film are so strong that I want to share the big points without spoiling anything for you.  First, there's the style of the world, the way the mutants are built into reality, and I think one of the things that makes this such a success is the confidence that's part of every choice made by Matthew Vaughn and his creative team.  The film is set in the '40s and the '60s, and while I wouldn't call it realistic, I think the impressionistic take it offers on period is even more fun than if they did it as complete realism.  The powers are so matter of fact, so much a part of the world, that it never feels like the film stops to show off.  "Hey, look, this guy teleports!"  Well, no duh.  That's the sort of movie this is.  People teleport.  The film just takes that as a given, and so action scenes erupt without too much labored exposition or set-up.  We learn how things work as the film needs us to, and not before.  Characters are still discovering their own abilities, still learning how the world around them works. Michael Fassbender emerges from this one a movie star, no doubt about it.  He's a great Erik, a great nascent Magneto.  He spends the first third of the movie auditioning for James Bond, and as far as I'm concerned, he can have the job whenever Daniel Craig's done with it.  He is a hunter, his powers turned to one effort for his whole life.  There's someone he wants to find, someone he wants to kill.  When he finally crosses paths with Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), he's a raw nerve, totally unable to imagine trusting anyone, never even imagining that there might be more people like him in the world.  Xavier is already hard at work trying to find a way to incorporate mutant society into the mainstream, and he's starting to make real headway.  He's working with Moira McTaggert of the CIA (Rose Byrne), which is what puts him in the right place at the right time to meet Erik.  It's not some cute little wink and a nod, either.  Like the rest of the film, the stakes are high in that first meeting.  There is an urgency to everything these people do that makes this feel like a more significant story than the average comic book movie. In fact, there's nothing that I would really call "average" about this.  It uses your expectations about the genre to set you up one way, then time and again, reaches for something a little bit more perverse or a little bit more eccentric or a little bit more heartfelt.  "X-Men: First Class" is almost desperately sincere, and I mean that in a good way.  Everyone in the film plays it like they're holding nothing back.  Jennifer Lawrence, for example, is just as dedicated here as Raven, the blue shape-shifting mutant who has lived as a sort of pseudo-sister to Charles since childhood, as she has been in any of the indie films she's done so far.  The way relationships evolve in this film is particularly heartbreaking, because it makes later configurations of people resonate in different ways.  You look at who's hanging out with who in Singer's "X-Men" films now, and it hurts.  Nicolas Hoult has been carving out a very strong career for himself since "About A Boy," and he turns the difficult-and-potentially-ridiculous role of Hank McCoy into something touching and smart. I like the way history folds into the movie and it is clever without being annoying.  It all makes nice thematic sense, and I think it's well utilized.  I was afraid it was going to be very "Forrest Gump," but it's actually pretty simple and direct.  I think Sebastien Shaw (Kevin Bacon) is a pretty tremendous bad guy, and the way he pushes Charles and Erik to further define their own moral codes makes him more than just This Movie's Magic Power.  He's not "just" a bad guy.  He is, in essence, the thing that forces Charles and Erik to figure out who they really are.  January Jones doesn't have much to do as Emma Frost, but she wears the heck out of some costumes. Between Sheldon Turner, Bryan Singer, Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman, and Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz, this has not been an easy birth, but I am happy to report that it is a successful one.  And this isn't a case of managed expectations, either.  "X-Men: First Class" is a genuinely good movie, not just a good superhero movie.  Big and bold and aggressively told, it feels to me like this is the first film in a brand-new franchise, and even the few very wicked and enjoyable references to Singer's films that are hidden in this one don't tie it down.  This is ground zero, and I think Fox just got it right, really right, in a way I can't say it feels like they have on any of their Marvel films so far.  With the right support, and with this film's key creative team onboard, a sequel to this could well be the "X-Men" epic we've been waiting for since day one."

  • May 22, 2011, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Oh, I get it ... you're crazy.

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Take your meds and be well.

  • May 22, 2011, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Again, the argument wasn't about the level of suck.

    by Subtitles_Off

    You implied it would be hard to make a successful "huge space epic" today without digital effects. My point was...there hasn't been a digital space epic that is remotely as successful as STAR WARS with all of its old-fashioned analog effects. I asked you to name one. You haven't yet. I can only assume, then, the implication that a "huge space epic" would require digital effects to be successful is wrong-headed. It's a moot point, anyway. As you say --- or maybe it was someone else --- they're not going to try to make a space epic with practical effects any more than they're going to try to start a franchise with an original, creatively challenging story. Nope. They're just gonna fling digital effects like a tsunami of diarrhea and stick actor's heads on action-figure-looking cartoon bodies. Way to go, Lucas. Thanks a shit-ton.

  • May 22, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    It's not original, or a space film but how about the LOTR trilogy?

    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    To me, that's as good as it gets after the first SW trilogy.

  • May 22, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    That's a decent choice, Chuck.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I'm not fond of those movies, but I'm not going to deny their success. However, I am going to point out that they represent a mix of digital and old-fashioned practical effects. Make-up. Set. Costume. I'd argue all of those elements are more important to the over-all success of LOTR than the digital stuff. Even the most rousing battle scene stuff in those movies are dependent on dudes in costume and make-up smacking their prop swords against other dudes' prop swords.

  • May 22, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Who pissed in your cornflakes, subtitles_off?

    by Zardoz

    Randomly attack people for no reason much, asshat? How about "You fucking suck!" Is that comment to much of a cliche for you? It might be, as I'm assuming you hear it about yourself frequently from others...

  • May 22, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST


    by Rex Carsalot

    what I meant was, it seemed that when a few didn't like it, they were called haters. Then a few more didn't like it and they too were dismissed. by now, quite a few don't like it - not that this means shit, but exactly how many people would have to not like it before the idea that maybe it wasn't so great was taken seriously? Eh, you know what? We'll wait until we see it, and then we can have another argument over how awesome it was versus how ungodly terrible it was.

  • May 22, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST


    by NoMotivatioN

    I dont know about you guys, but it worked, Im now wanting to watch this movie. DAMN IT ;/

  • May 22, 2011, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Second on the LOTR

    by Rex Carsalot

    I hope those movies age well, because they were just about letter perfect (Aerosmith daughter be damned). I happened to be working on my doctoral dissertation on Tolkein when those movies came out - I couldn't have been in a happier place.

  • May 22, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Unless, of course, you consider the most effective thing in LOTR

    by Subtitles_Off

    to be a digital elf sliding down the back of a digital mammoth? That was kind of stupid looking. GREEN LANTERN looks like a whole lot of digital elf sliding down a digital mammoth's back. There's a point, I believe, where you are more invested in your suspension of disbelief to make stop-motion dinosaurs "work" and something happens in your brain. The more photo-realistic digital fantasy stuff just calls attention to its own fakery. I mean, I bought the idea of flying blue monkeys. "We are the Corps!" doesn't look the least bit real to me at all.

  • May 22, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Aw, zardoz. I wasn't randomly attacking you.

    by Subtitles_Off

    I was pretty much pointedly attacking "It fucking rocks!." "It fucking rocks!" is as meaningless a comment as "I have faith in Nolan." Do you make a lot of meaningless comments? Don't answer that.

  • May 22, 2011, 4:25 p.m. CST

    rex, I won't be in that argument.

    by Subtitles_Off

    'Cause I no longer have plans to see it. It'll take nearly universal praise to get me to go, and I have a feeling this isn't going to be swimming in positive reviews. It's not even likely to get a majority of "eh, it is ok for what it is" type reviews like THOR did. I've been burned far too often by the you-gotta-see-this mentality. I'm learning to resist, and I'm just fine.

  • May 22, 2011, 4:37 p.m. CST


    by Chuck_Chuckwalla

    Thanks for agreeing. And don't think I completely disagree with you. I myself do not want to see the end of practical effects in films. I don't want to see those arts die. It saddened me when Lucas shut down his model shop in favor of going completely digital. He should follow his own advice and "turn off the computer" once in a while. Historically, the film industry has tried to make the best use of the technology available. CG has come a long way in thirty years and will continue to evolve into the future. And also remember, it's not the tools, it's how talented the artists are that use them with the time they are given.

  • makes for some very lazy story-telling. The effects as seen in the trailer for GREEN LANTERN are evidence --- to me, I'm not going to line people up against the wall who disagree. We'll never know how we would've reacted to, for one example, a dude in a well-made Killowog (spelling?) prosthetic. We'll never get that chance. All I know is a big, pig-shaped cartoon doesn't convince me. I know it isn't standing there. I can't unknow it. Yet, I can believe Roddy McDowell is a talking chimpanzee. I don't think the problem is my lack of imagination.

  • May 22, 2011, 5:29 p.m. CST

    I hope you get hit by a truck subtitles

    by shaft478

  • May 22, 2011, 5:38 p.m. CST

    I am willing this movie

    by Han_Hit_Period

    to not suck. I have high hopes because Mark Strong is fucking awesome, and the chick that Affleck banged first in The Town should be pretty good too. I just hope it isnt villain overkill like Spider-Man 3, which made me weep a little.

  • May 22, 2011, 5:48 p.m. CST

    shaft, I hope all your children are

    by Subtitles_Off

    bright, handsome and rich.

  • May 22, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    are you kidding me??

    by HongKongCavalier

    have you all completely forgotten that this is a movie based on a comic book? ... where the hero flies around enveloped in a green aura? ... where anything he can imagine is made physical? ... where the source of his ring and it's origins is alien-based (and not the Arizona "gtfo of my country" kinda alien either) ... and you're bitching about too much CGI?? ffs, get over yourselves. Without CGI we'd still have the orgasmic pleasure of reading whines about being able to see the strings on the spaceship model or how the transformation and end-result creature was lame ... yadda, yadda, yadda. We can sit here and re-write history and say we enjoyed comics for their stories or the hero's character or whatever ... but the underlying and undeniable fact is that a good comic grabbed your imagination by the short & curlies and, even if for the slightest moment, had you wanting to do what that hero could do. It's in trying to appease the know-it-alls who complain about a comic book-based movie feeling/being "too comic book" ... wtf?? ... you get movies that were not going to appeal to many outside of the built-in fanbase anyway, yet do things like alter the history that has existed for 30-40 years (like the entire X-Men franchise) wait ... why the hell am I even bothering with this? I already know it's get replied to with all sorts of analytical mumbo jumbo that STILL will ignore that this particular comic book hero's power is based on his imagination and, hence, in order to show the limitless power of the imagination, reality dictates that you're going to have to be able to create things for the screen that do not exist. /queue CGI but, wtfever, hate on haters

  • May 22, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Fuck off, Hong Kong

    by Rex Carsalot

    We don't have time to explain to another fool, yet again, that despite its genre that any work of fiction needs to work within believable blah blah blah. It's good that your taste levels and believability are so low that this very special ep of the power rangers rocks your nuts off - but once you're done jerking it, take another look. At any rate - this is why I torrent. Your expectations are always exactly correct.

  • May 22, 2011, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Lazy Storytelling

    by Rex Carsalot

    there - someone finally hit it on the head CGI is not bad in and of itself - but I do think it makes people lazy, both in terms of movie makers and movie watchers. Think of the "expectations" with a movie like this - it HAS to take place in space, it HAS to have billions of aliens, it HAS to have... No, it has to have a compelling story and a hero I can relate to - everything else falls into line. In Star Trek, despite the fucking lense flares, the effects mostly served the story (the swiss cheese plot hole story). Sure, you "have" to have ships, lasers, battles - I get it. But the compelling set pieces I remember from ANY Star Trek are the bridge tensions, the quiet moments, the face offs. Would ST have been so much better with constant shots of every other ship from exterior Enterprise all the time? No. Bottom line - if you have the ability to render a world you can see from any angle, you're probably going to start swooping all over the place - but why? Does it serve the story? Do I care that Hal is meeting Killowog, or does it look like that green object is adjacent to that other green and pink object?

  • May 23, 2011, 2:03 a.m. CST

    Oscar winner for Best CGI...



  • May 23, 2011, 5:51 a.m. CST

    I'm not bitching about too much CGI


    Of course a Green Lantern film with this ambitious storyline is going to have a ton of effects. It's just too bad the budget couldn't be a little higher. Some of the effects look a bit cheesy. I'm not really liking the overall style and feel of the clips we're seeing. After seeing the trailer on TV a bunch of times, while there's a lot that's turning me off to the movie, I'm starting to see maybe a glimmer of hope. It might end up being o.k., with the cartoony look and all.

  • May 23, 2011, 7:57 a.m. CST

    I like how I'm supposed to believe any of this is real...

    by Astronut

    ... when every second of it is filled with fakery.

  • ... so those unfamiliar with GL can comprehend it. How 'bout this? How 'bout not explaining everything in the trailer, and let the movie-goer learn as he watches the film when it comes out?

  • May 23, 2011, 8:16 a.m. CST


    by Astronut

    If that's what we get for the extra $9 mil something is obviously wrong. What's the total budget for this film now...? And you're telling me this is the "best" effects that the year 2011 has to offer...? Oh please.

  • May 23, 2011, 8:29 a.m. CST


    by lead_sharp

    Is a perfect example of blended special effects, I'm not scrolling back up that lot to see who said it first but great point! Here's another thing, I like watching 'making of' documentaries, there cool. Have you seen the LOTR's stuff? Good grief it's hours of people being passionate about all aspects (CG AND practical) of making those film. I get the feeling that if there's a 'making of' for GL it's going to be 20 minutes of a nerd boasting about how long it took to render a green machine gun.

  • If you can't see that then maybe you need to get to Lenscrafters, bitches.

  • May 23, 2011, 8:56 a.m. CST

    If it makes my 5-year old happy...

    by trekguy1966

    then I will be happy. It will be a fun afternoon!

  • May 23, 2011, 9:43 a.m. CST


    by BSB

    But not nearly as angry and disappointed as these people:

  • Is that better, baby boy? Sawee I made fun of your thing you like, baby boy. Is' otay. You can't defend the crap CGI and attack the data, so instead, the only thing you can do is attack the person. You're awesome!

  • May 23, 2011, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Best Trailer...but still little interest

    by Wcwlkr

    I'm still not anywhere near as excited to see this as I am Captain America. That trailer definitely was the best one but I still don't have a real desire to see this.

  • This is why children are able to find more enjoyment in the world. They're able to augment any shortcomings in special effects with their own imagination. It's why kids who grew up on old Sid and Marty Kroft shows didn't slit their wrists over bad effects, thank goodness.

  • May 23, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST

    I was pleasantly surprised by "Thor"....

    by Gozu

    So I'm willing to give this a fair shake. Also, it's nice seeing a big budget DC superhero movie not starring Batman or Superman for a change.

  • I'm one of them. Some people never cease to amaze me. One moment, they will rip on something with sub-standard attributes because it is something they have no interest in to begin with. People like me, we call it like we see it no matter what the material is. Face it, you want this film to be "great" so badly that even when it obviously looks like shit, CG-wise, you will not accept it. Stupid people.

  • May 23, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST

    btw, I am one of the most honest people you will ever meet

    by Astronut

    If Abrams' NuTrek looked like ass, I would have been disappointed, but I would ADMIT it. If the PROMETHEUS trailer looks like ass, I will be saddened but I will also ADMIT it. And if GL ends up NOT looking like ass, I will admit that also. And why not? I have no vested interest in its success or failure. If it is great, then hooray, we get more! If it fails it's because it was sub-standard.

  • May 23, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST


    by BSB

    Enough to admit I'd play 1 Guy, 2 Superheroes with Reynolds and Evans. Beat THAT.

  • May 23, 2011, 10:58 a.m. CST

    bsb you're a dirty poop licker.

    by Astronut

    Nothing to be proud of.

  • May 23, 2011, 10:59 a.m. CST


    by Astronut

  • May 23, 2011, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Looks great...but the suit...

    by Marc

    I cant wait to see the green lantern in action...creating with the ring and getting believable affects that we couldnt have imagined outside of a cartoon previously...but even my wife and kids question the glowing suits...cant the power just come from the ring? Does it have to be tied to his chest/heart?

  • May 23, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST


    by BSB

    Plenty of other ways to get off.

  • May 23, 2011, 11:28 a.m. CST


    by Astronut

    Exactly nailed it.

  • May 23, 2011, 11:29 a.m. CST

    The suit

    by film11

    Y'know, I really less down on the suit than most others. It actually makes sense. Yes, I know people are used to the standard latex/rubber that we get in most CB films. But somehow, I don't see an alien race that's been around for millions of years creating a traditional cloth or spandex outfit for their Corps of interstellar space-faring cops! The fact that the suits differ depending on the alien (scaly for Tomar-Re for example) is visually interesting. And I don't mind the green energy that seems to course through it either. As to the CGI-haters here, the film's budget is the same as THOR's...and what I've seen, the visuals for GL easily blow THOR's away! (And they're not even finished!) Asgard looked far more tacky than anything I've seen so far in GL. And at least GL uses his mask...unlike Thor, which apparently was ashamed to even feature his iconic helmet. (And I'm not knocking Thor...I found it entertaining...but GL looks leagues beyond that visually and in scope...for the same budget!)

  • May 23, 2011, 11:30 a.m. CST


    by BSB

    Astronut receives lesson in the art of brevity.

  • May 23, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST


    by Astronut

    whatever. Ooooooooooooo! "I'm PWNED!!" Grow up.

  • May 23, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    From director Martin Campbell

    by film11

    "It's not dissimilar to Casino Royale. In that case, Bond is a rough diamond and by the end of it he becomes the James Bond we know. Our story really is the first chapter of Hal Jordan, a character who, on the face of it, should never be a Green Lantern. He's irresponsible. He has a lot of this baggage. But ultimately the ring keys in on all of those good qualities that make him a contender to become a Green Lantern. Not only a Green Lantern, but one of the greatest Green Lanterns. That story is what we're telling in the first one."

  • May 23, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Martin Campbell on fight scenes in GL

    by film11

    "I want the fights to knife fight in a phone booth - quick and fast and dirty and these big grand sweeping movements. I don't see any point having people be smashed back a 100 yards into a brick wall and then immediately getting up and continuing to fight. Things have to have a grounding in reality. I always do that. You find movies where superheroes can simply take the most incredible punishment without batting an eyelid...To me there's nothing in that. I just don't believe a word of it. I always think that action has to be grounded in a basic reality to make it work, without making it too ridiculous.


  • May 23, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST


    by film11

    I didn't get that feeling from CASINO ROYALE trailers either...but there ya go. Better to hate something no one has seen yet.

  • May 23, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    I love that people are still saying that those...

    by TheMarineBiologist

    ...unhappy with the CGI are automatically AGAINST the use of CGI in film. That's not what we're saying... at all...<p> The problem that I have is with Hal Jordan's suit. It looks completely computer generated. The entire suit. No practical stuff at all... In the action sequences, it is as if you don't need Ryan Reynolds at all... just use a CGI person. Thus the complaint that it looks like a video game cutscene.<p> I'm not saying remove all CGI from movies. That is a ludicrous straw-man way of getting out of this argument and you should be ashamed for attempting to use it. What I AM saying is to make sure to blend CG and practical effects for a more realistic hue. That's why we like movie adaptations... because it grounds things into the real world. Otherwise, what's the difference between this and a cartoon Green Lantern movie?<p> I just think that the TRAILER makes the movie look like shit and fanboys are already trying to make excuses and just blindly proclaim that this is going to be the greatest movie of the season... without actually seeing the movie.

  • May 23, 2011, 2:38 p.m. CST

    CG is cool when it's well done

    by VoiceOfSaruman

    But here's it's two dimensional (ironically) and cheap-looking approximately 75% of the time.

  • May 23, 2011, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Movie themes

    by VoiceOfSaruman

    It is true that recent films don't have the staying power of older scores. It's not because the latter are old - My Dad was humming the Star Wars theme when we walked home from the theater in 1977. Composers today (a few, i.e. Howard Shore, aside) simply aren't writing great melodies or leitmotivs anymore. And/or orchestrating them right, or getting them placed at the right moments in the films. There's something seriously amiss. There's a lot of paint by numbers composing going on. And of course, paint by numbers filmmaking.

  • May 23, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    One more thing re: RR

    by VoiceOfSaruman

    Ryan Reynolds is annoying as all hell - it's a terribly uninspired bit of casting. They should have gone with a great actor, there has to be one or two out there. I'm not a big GR fan, I admit, but if I was, I'd have slit my wrists with this casting. So, glad I'm not a big GR fan. The idea that RR puts women in the seats is a fallacy - women aren't going to flock to see Green Lantern because Ryan Reynolds in it. They can watch his old movies on their iPhones or stare at shirtless pics of him via Google any time of day. Women will only go to the movie because they have a geek boyfriend who they see as a last hope for marriage.

  • May 23, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Best GL trailer

    by Cl_Kilgore

    Gotta say if you're just dismissing this movie off-hand after the trailers we've seen you're not a super hero / sci-fi fan. Really looks like they are going to get the character right. Second it's funny how everything either sucks or is the fanatastic. This looks really good, could the effects be better? Sure they always could be. And whether or not Thor, Captain America, or Batman are better movies should have no bearing on the strengths of this movie. I'll be there opening weekend with my son.

  • May 23, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    This looks tarded.

    by Speed Fricassee

    I mean, like, THOR tarded.

  • May 23, 2011, 7:33 p.m. CST

    teh suk

    by TheMarineBiologist

    The haters are basing their opinion of the movie off of the trailers released for the movie, only discussing attributes of the movie as shown in the trailers provided.<p> I'm not saying that the movie is going to suck or do terribly. Hell, I'll go see it and I'll probably enjoy it quite a bit. I just have a MAJOR problem with these "fanboys" building up fake arguments just to knock them down.<p> And then you post about how this is going to be the an absolutely amazing and entertaining film and will be the highest grossing piece of shit of all time, regardless of the completed quality of it.<p> TELL ME. Teach to me how I was wrong in my assessment that fanboys are now blindly cheering that this is going to be the best movie of all time without seeing the movie? You flat out said that I failed because I was judging a movie trailer based off what I saw in that very same movie trailer, whereas you are basing an entire movie off of what you think the movie is going to be like.<p> Sorry, dude, try again. You cannot claim that I am wrong and then say exactly what I was myself saying that you would say. Your argument simply teh suks.

  • May 23, 2011, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Perfect... but that's exactly what I've been saying.

    by TheMarineBiologist

    No one has seen the movie. The haters are simply only voicing valid concerns that they have while watching the trailer. Concerns that very much hamper how they will enjoy the movie in the first place. The fanboys are simply saying that they have no problem with these concerns and that they will enjoy the movie nonetheless.<p> What I have a major problem with is that some true idiots are forgetting that we are each allowed our own opinion and must then put up a strawman argument of "you don't like some of the CGI in GL? Well, then, you must hate CGI in general!" That sentiment is found all throughout this talkback and doesn't address the original opinion at all.<p> However, there just remains one problem here: you. You are a douchebag. Plain and simple. I was quite respectful in my response to you "calling me out" and simply suggested that your argument and logic was just terrible. Yet... you respond by calling me a fucktard?

  • May 23, 2011, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Still optimistic

    by film11

    Personally, count me as one who HOPES the final product will be entertaining, engrossing, and captivating. Right now...the trailer seems to indicate that it will be. But the CGI issues seem to be..stretcting it. For example, genderblender is concerned because there is no steam or breath coming from the characters???? Since when is Oa an ice planet? (Of course, I'm sure the planet is conducive to whatever the aliens actually breath. How? I don't know or care. They're the Guardians and they have a way! It's a friggin fantasy, fer crissakes!) I, for one, think the CGI looks terrific so far. (And the FX aren't even finished yet.) And so do 99% of the people who have seen/commented on the latest trailer. Also, let's not forget that CGI is the sort of material that comes across best in 3D. As it stands now, what I've seen makes this look like one of the best films of the summer (except for one or two moments in that first trailer, which may not even be in the finished film). I'm being optimistic in expecting one of the best space-opera flicks we've seen in decades. (With Campbell, as well as Geoff Johns involved, I hope for the best...and I'm not going to worry about what height the crowd of Lanterns seem to be. Because if I am, then that means the movie isn't involving me...and that WOULD suck!)

  • May 23, 2011, 9:38 p.m. CST

    worth the wait!!!

    by NorthTronic

  • May 23, 2011, 11:14 p.m. CST

    "Truly different"?

    by catlettuce4

    Aside from the policemen of the universe angle, how does this look any more cosmic in scope than Thor? The opening parts of this trailer feel like something right out of Thor. Then the guys in green PJs come out. They are wisely selling the geek-worthy moments of this now, after that botched initial trailer, but remember that all the elements of that trailer are still in this too, even if they won't show Reynolds being dorky or the idiot best friend anymore. Those are gonna be in the movie and we don't know for how much of the running time. Also, while this is selling straight to geeks now, I imagine the mainstream populace is going to be unfamiliar with GL and wonder "Who and what is this about?" In other words, why should they care when it's a cGI-fest with no apparent story or characters. We all know the story and the characters - most people won't, and the newer trailers aren't showing that at all. I'm really curious to see how this does... I hope it is good, and I hope it does really really well so WB will know they can adapt DC characters and remain faithful, without making them all darky-dark and serious/unfun. But if this is Transformers level bad it will be a disappointment, whether it makes money or not.

  • May 23, 2011, 11:23 p.m. CST

    About movie themes...

    by catlettuce4

    It's quite sad that we are not getting any great themes anymore, and few attempts at main themes at all. Especially in the superhero genre, for these ICONIC characters, we need iconic themes to represent them and accompany them. Think of the great Superman theme and how perfectly it fit the character and uplifted audiences. Why can't we have that for GL now? Why can't we have a single identifiable theme for Iron Man, or X-Men, or any other superhero that ha a movie out? I feel it's really important and helps cement their popularity among audiences. They will be remembering that great theme and thus remembering the character and the film.

  • May 23, 2011, 11:27 p.m. CST

    The CGI issue...

    by catlettuce4

    I was put off by the look of it in the first trailer, but now I am just going to roll with it. Up to this point I have only seen GL as an animated character anyhow, so I will look on this as an animated film. If the CGI is too jarring with the (probably significant) scenes spent on Earth with normal people, then it might be a problem. But if all we see is a tour of OA (my guess) and no real action in space, those scenes will have an odd "down the rabbit hole" feel to them. Which might be appropriate... who knows? I hope it works, but am not going to set myself up for a fall by BELIEVING it will.

  • May 23, 2011, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds is a great actor!

    by ThaJackaL

    For me to poop on!!! Oh I kid I kid... This trailer looks fucking amazing! Seriously I want to see this movie more then BATMAN: Dark Knight Rises! Ryan Reynolds is the man!

  • May 23, 2011, 11:56 p.m. CST


    by BIG_RED_2001


  • you're the epitome of the ritalin-filled geek - momma might care, but the rest of the world says no thanks.

  • May 24, 2011, 10:16 a.m. CST

    teh suk

    by lead_sharp

    chill, just tighten the chin strap on your safety helmet your carer will change your nappy and give you an ice cream soon.

  • May 24, 2011, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern really shouldn't be the trigger to your psychotic break

    by Rex Carsalot

  • May 24, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST

    You're...challenging people?

    by Rex Carsalot

    With "cunt"? Uh - I live in Dublin - that's not so much an insult around here. :)