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You Want GREEN LANTERN Clips? We Got GREEN LANTERN Clips! (8 Of 'Em!)

Nordling here.

The push is on.  GREEN LANTERN had its first screening this weekend, and based on Twitter anyway, the response was positive.  People tend to respond with their gut when they come out of screenings like that, and especially on Twitter where they only have the 140 characters to talk about it - "Awesome" was the word thrown around a lot, from what I read.

I have a high level of anticipation for this one.  I see it the Wednesday before it opens, and apparently they just finished the effects work last week.  And now Warner Brothers has released 8 clips from the film, and I'm really liking a lot of it.  Thanks to Drew McWeeny and for the Youtube embeds - I'm still winging it when it comes to this tech stuff, but I think I'm getting the hang of it.

In Clip 1 we see Hal prepping for flight, and Blake Lively berating him for being late.  Of all the cast, she's the one that I think people have the most misgivings about, but honestly she seemed fine to me in this clip, which we saw quite a bit of in the original trailer:

This next clip shows Hal flying in a training sortie with Lively's character, call name Sapphire:

A crash-landed Abin Sur (Temuera Morrison) gives Hal the ring, and sets him on his path:

"By the power of Greyskull!"  I quite like Ryan Reynolds in this part, myself.  I think his humor offsets the  strangeness of enerything else.  He's the audience surrogate, and I think he does a good job of walking that fine line:

Here we see Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard) with Abin Sur's body, and a new discovery awaits:

I love this scene.  It shows Hal enjoying his powers and I think his giddiness at flying is contagious:

Sinestro (Mark Strong) pumps up the troops:

And now we get to see Green Lantern use his powers, and I love the crazy gadgetry he comes up with.  Looks like Hal Jordan watched some Looney Tunes in preparation for his role:

Not bad, Warners, not bad.  We'll see how this all plays out in a week and a half.  GREEN LANTERN opens June 17th.  Can't wait.

Nordling, out.

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  • June 6, 2011, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Why watch this?

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    Wouldn't this spoil much of the movie? It's like eating a slice of cake to prepare yourself for desert for more cake. . . .not that there's anything wrong with that, I guess.

  • June 6, 2011, 10:53 p.m. CST

    first non-homo!


    Been wearing my cheap ass green lantern ring to work... hope this doesn't suck ass like maelstrom-zero.

  • June 6, 2011, 11 p.m. CST

    That last clip

    by rahtard

    looked way worse than FF2.

  • June 6, 2011, 11 p.m. CST

    Parallax looks like the Krull Monster!

    by MST3KPIMP

  • June 6, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST

    It would take a bonafide miracle to convince me Ryan Reynolds is Hal Jordan

    by The Krypton Kid

  • June 6, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Well, you know you've landed at aintitcool

    by maelstrom_ZERO

    ...when the immediate response to the very first comment happens to involve a slur based on sexuality. Besides robo6, I'm personally offended that you would even insinuate that I spend my evenings sucking ass. That's both unsanitary, degrading, and utterly reprehensible. I'll have you know that I finger ass.

  • June 6, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST

    The flying still was'nt as good as Superman 1

    by MST3KPIMP

  • June 6, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Dennis Quaid, now that's Hal Jordan!

    by The Krypton Kid

  • June 6, 2011, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Looks like he turns into Jason Patrick...

    by Cagliostro

    When he says the oath.

  • June 6, 2011, 11:06 p.m. CST

    looks decent

    by yeah i'm a jerk!

    but I'm still hating on DC for rebooting their line of books yet again...

  • I don't mind if digital cameras were used, but did he have to keep that filter on that makes each shot look like a home movie rather than a true cinematic visual. Michael Mann did the same thing on those "Miami Vice" and "Public Enemies" movies, and it always made things look so fake. It just prevents one from being immersed in the movie. It works well on stuff like "Cloverfield" beacuse it enhances the experience the right way, but not on "Green Lantern" Campbell. Maybe it'll look better on the big screen.

  • June 6, 2011, 11:07 p.m. CST

    This will probably open big...

    by Chewtoy

    A bit more than Thor maybe... I don't see it being super-huge though. Otherwise I'd say things look desperate with WB throwing half of the movie out there in the marketing. No idea if it will be any good, mind you, but there are enough kids and enough DC fans who would love to see a character other than Batman on the big screen to make for a big first weekend.

  • June 6, 2011, 11:11 p.m. CST

    That CG does look bad though...

    by Chewtoy

    I don't quite get the character either... Does he have to make green guns? Will the ring not just shoot stuff without forming some huge, hard to aim machine?

  • June 6, 2011, 11:18 p.m. CST

    SPACE JAM 2!!!

    by Sovikos

    Where's Mike though?????

  • June 6, 2011, 11:23 p.m. CST

    SO, SO LAME!

    by Sovikos

    Not a DC fan at all! (Except Batman)... most of their characters are not relatable AT ALL! I hope this movie bombs big time! Get real DC!!! How about make something people can get into... not Space Jam 2!!

  • June 6, 2011, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Reynolds could be a fit...

    by koruption

    From what I have read/seen, they are going for Secret Origins vibe. There, Hal is a cocky and younger test pilot. Not a hardened veteran turned test pilot. If not for Castle, I would have said Nathan Fillion should play the hardened vet role of Hal Jordan. But let's face it... he would have to train for the role, and might not feel right in it. (I still think Fillion needs to be in Avengers somewhere, but that's just me and my family's abnormal adoration for him lol).

  • June 6, 2011, 11:26 p.m. CST


    by carey adams

    I'm not that familiar with Green Lantern, but I think the ring manifests thought, so it's limitations would be those of the ring-wearer's. If all he thinks to create are machines that shoot, thats what will be created.

  • June 6, 2011, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Forgot to mention.. Boreanz...

    by koruption

    Even if he looks like he does in bones, he could be the "traditional" hal jordan. Voice and all. In fact I think he could beat Fillion for the role hands down. Unfortunately we probably will never see a traditional jordan role within his screen-lifetime.

  • June 6, 2011, 11:31 p.m. CST

    I watched the John Stewart clip.

    by Mojo-Wan

    Yeah, it works in a cartoon, but I'm not sure a live action actor short of Don Cheadle could have pulled it off with conviction. British actors are okay at this, so maybe Idris Elba... In any case, my biggest concern was the broadness of the gadgets... he can create anything, and that gets out of hand. The one scene worked pretty well. So I'm on board to give it a shot.

  • June 6, 2011, 11:45 p.m. CST

    I really hope it's good, but...

    by Zardoz probably won't be, unfortunately. Blake Lively looks SO weak. Once again, all they're showing us with these trailers is action beats and space stuff, no character down-time/drama, Earth based scenes. It doesn't bode well... (It's probably going to make a fortune, though, I'm sure. Just like every other crappy, over-hyped movie this Summer!)

  • June 7, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Re: krypton kid

    by Geoff Clingan

    I've been saying that for years. In his Innerspace days Quaid would have been the perfect Hal Jordan. In fact, Tuck Pendalton, fearless test pilot, could have assumed the GL mantle after his daring jaunts through Martin Short's pulmonary system.

  • June 7, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Ive always looked at GL the way i look at Aquaman, a bad idea

    by LowDevil

  • June 7, 2011, 12:14 a.m. CST

    To sovikos: "not relatable"??? ETC

    by jorson28

    So, let me get this straight. A guy that gets powers from a ring is not "relatable," but someone born with the ability to turn into a blue, hairy beast is? I suppose a relatable hero is someone born different that constantly either complains about not fitting in or lives their entire lives with a chip on their shoulder - this in spite of having the choice to live in a mansion with kindred spirits and, based on what I've seen of "X-Men:First Class" ads, sex lives that most would envy. Then, I suppose a "relatable" hero like that is also doing good deeds that they know won't get them the kudos they think they deserve so that, at least privately, they can feel morally superior for protecting the people that "hate" them. That's relatable? If so, then it's no wonder the world is going to pot - literally, figuratively, economically, morally, ethically, politically and in every other way. Otherwise, I get people's misgivings about "Green Lantern." Frankly, I think they chose the wrong director on this because it seems like he tried to compensate for his relative inexperience with these types of comic book characters by taking the material too far into its literal extremes. It really looks like the FX guys did most of the work, and the script is just a by-the-book origin story using newer, bigger villains at the end. Like they say, not everything that works on the (comics) page can work on the stage - or in a film. That said, most of you guys that are slamming the movie based on these clips don't really give REASONS why. One says that the flying in Superman 1 is better. Okay. WHY? Can you even articulate the reason? In spite of my misgivings, I'm giving this a shot. And no, despite what I wrote above, I have nothing against Marvel. In fact, I quite like a lot of their characters and ideas, I just don't find them more "relatable" or more heroic. And not that anyone here has reason to care what I think, but criticism is fine - I just prefer it with some reasoning behind it. Why do I come here, though? Well, I like the news element, and most of the time, can overlook the Talkback. Tonight, I just... gave in - obviously.

  • June 7, 2011, 12:18 a.m. CST


    by Geoff Clingan

    As someone branded with a GL tattoo I damn well hope this movie kicks as much ass as I'm hoping it does, otherwise I'm going to have to find a skilled tattoo artist who can turn this ink into Batman...

  • June 7, 2011, 12:22 a.m. CST

    God... I still HATE that mask...

    by TheMarineBiologist

    WHY couldn't they have just gone with a practical effects mask? WHY did they have to use a computer generated MASK? The CG costume is starting to grow on me... but that mask still looks so very outlandish and cartoonish.<p> Still seeing this opening weekend, though...

  • June 7, 2011, 12:23 a.m. CST


    by DeckardB26354

    Still looks like a big misfire to me. That scene where he learns to fly while laughing hysterically with the super over-the-top music is pretty embarrassing. Nobody wants to go see Superhero flicks if they make you embarrassed watching them. I had a hard enough time watching Lenny Kravitz's kid fly around on dragonfly wings shooting fireballs out of her mouth in the new X-Men flick.

  • June 7, 2011, 12:34 a.m. CST


    by strosmer


  • June 7, 2011, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Are people split on the mask? or do they mostly hate it?

    by kafka07

    Because I really like it.

  • June 7, 2011, 12:39 a.m. CST

    Despite that last clip...

    by boardbrtn

    I still think this movie is going to be good. We're seeing this clips out of context. They might completely fit in with tone of the whole thing. And I also like Reynolds. Unless they had cast Nathan Fillion, fanboys wouldn't have been happy so fuck them.

  • Not being sarcastic or anything, I'm genuinely curious what makes him so great. I hear him referenced CONSTANTLY for movie rules, and yet I have never seen him in anything.

  • June 7, 2011, 12:54 a.m. CST

    Re: Kafka07

    by Geoff Clingan

    I have no prob with the mask... And I rate the fact that his eyes are white whilst it's on... If his eyes weren't white everyone would be going "his eyes aren't white like in the comics! Fuck this. It'll be the worst movie ever!" And I rate Reynolds as Jordan and think he can definitely pull it off. "Buried" may have been a flawed movie but the dude is the only guy on screen and he managed to keep me interested for 90 minutes. That's a pretty big achievement and I suppose you could call it good acting.

  • June 7, 2011, 1 a.m. CST

    Actually looks better than I expected

    by Continentalop

    Only thing annoying me is having Carol Ferris as his wingman and fellow test pilot. That just seems kind of pandering and cheesy writing. She was always more dynamic not just as the bosses daughter but as Hal Jordan's actual boss (think about it - what if Lois Lane was the editor of the Daily Planet?). But besides that (and who knows, maybe in the movie they pull it off) it actually doesn't look that bad. Still, Ryan Reynolds isn't how I imagine Hal Jordan (Paul Newman in the mid 60's, around the time of Harper, that's GL for me).

  • June 7, 2011, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds

    by Hambone

    This looks kind've cool, but I don't understand all the love for Ryan Reynolds. I honestly can't think of any film he's done that was actually any good. Wolverine was awful, as was Blade 3 and Van Wilder. Was that "2 Guys in a Pizza Place" show really that good?

  • June 7, 2011, 1:16 a.m. CST

    This will SUCK....looks like ass....I KNOW, RIGHT?

    by Fritzlorrerains

    Whenever they release 8 clips they show the only decent parts to trick people into going.

  • June 7, 2011, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Mask looks GAY!

    by Fritzlorrerains

    I'm waiting for captain America.

  • June 7, 2011, 1:23 a.m. CST


    by Charlie_Sheens_Coke_Numbed_Penis

    I like what I see. I was worried a bit.

  • June 7, 2011, 2:08 a.m. CST

    not bad

    by clockworksrevenge

    Not completely sold with Ryan Reynolds, but just to see this character at the movies is fine by me.. I'll just imagine someone else on screen

  • June 7, 2011, 2:12 a.m. CST


    by clockworksrevenge

    Been an aicn reader for years, but first time poster.... damn that's sad..... anyways I enjoy thetalkbacks

  • HOLY SITH! Star Wars just got cool again! I think I need to check my underwear! The Sith has really hit the fan now! I don’t have a really bad feeling about this! A Jedi craves not these things… But I do! Badass! I can’t wait! Can we get a movie of this now? Okay, how about now? Now...?

  • June 7, 2011, 2:53 a.m. CST

    This movie will be huge

    by grievenom

    Can't wait.

  • June 7, 2011, 3 a.m. CST

    Still on the fence.

    by MandrakeRoot

    This looks like it could go either way right now. Either it's gonna be total mess that's too far out there and look like a cluttered FX reel, or it will be wonderfully bizarre and surreal with some truly inspired set-pieces, FX, and hopefully characters. It certainly doesn't look run-of-the-mill, and from what I've seen it's hard to imagine that this movie won't create strong polarizing views (kind of like Speed Racer, which I wasn't crazy about but it seemed like many were). I guess it could turn out to be too generic but I don't think it will. Like most I'm not really sold on Reynolds. I don't have anything against him - and I would totally watch Buried if it didn't completely sketch me out - but I'm just not sure how he'll deliver in this one. The clips don't show anything bad, but nothing really stands out either. Despite some here I actually dug that last clip. The catapult and springs were pretty cool. The flick does have good actors in it, but I seriously doubt the casting will hold a candle to the excellent casting of the leads in X-Men:FC. It seems like that will be the movie to beat this summer.

  • June 7, 2011, 3:03 a.m. CST

    I fear suckage

    by snappy

    Which is a shame, because I've always loved the Green Lantern character and concept. My preference would have been for a TV series which could either follow a different Lantern each week - depending upon budget - or show Hal coming to terms with the fact that Sector 2814 is more than just Earth, and having to juggle civilian and costumed life. As for the clips, Blake Lifeless is TERRIBLE in the scene above. She delivers her lines with all the emotion of a speak-your-weight machine and is completely WRONG as Carol Ferris. I'd like to have seen Carol as a bit of a MILF (wouldn't we all), at least 10 years older than Lifeless, which would have been a better romantic match with Reynolds, as well as being more convincing as a test pilot. Obviously, though, they've gone for the teen demographic at the expense of verisimilitude. Fuck 'em.

  • June 7, 2011, 3:11 a.m. CST

    What's with the casting?

    by MandrakeRoot

    What's with all of these super-hero flicks using the same actors? Reynolds was Deadpool (I know they butchered him, but isn't he still attached to the non-related spin-off?) and then he's Green Lantern. Chris Evans is The Human Torch and now he's Captain America? They were both decent at the characters they played but could they not find new faces to the genre? Whereas Fassbender and MacAvoy brought something unique and different to the table, these other films kinda feel like we've seen it before (just in regards to the actors). And what's the deal with Captain America? I've seen like one TV spot and don't know what to make of it. Are people expecting this to be good? I mean I certainly hope it'll be good although Johnston is pretty hit or miss. I'm just wondering what kind of hype this thing has.

  • June 7, 2011, 3:31 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Yep, looks like it's aimed squarely at the kiddie audience. The scene where he learns to fly. Going from falling off the ledge to two seconds later being graceful as an Olympic gymnast... okay. I don't think this one's for me.

  • June 7, 2011, 4:20 a.m. CST

    The anti aircraft battery is cool....

    by whatevillurks

    But why does it fire real ordinance?

  • June 7, 2011, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Seals it - no fucking way

    by Rex Carsalot


  • June 7, 2011, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Was this filmed in 3D, or was 3D added later?

    by Eyegore

    I'm sick of getting burned by fake converted 3D shit.

  • June 7, 2011, 7:12 a.m. CST

    I'll be there cause....

    by simongarth2001

    I'm a big Green Lantern fan and I trust Martin Campbell. It'll be fun. Now, where is that full Captain America trailer? They don't have much time left. You'd think they would be pushing it harder about now.

  • June 7, 2011, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Most spoiled movie ever.

    by cookylamoo

  • Oh boy! But the catwoman pic, you let that rot into the AICN boards, eh? Can't wait for the next fake piece of crap you post here!

  • June 7, 2011, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Cap trailer 2 is Sunday.

    by whatevillurks

    Tv spots have been all over the NBA finals.

  • June 7, 2011, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Obviously I getting too old for this shit

    by Pigdog

  • No shame in admitting that.

  • June 7, 2011, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Supesd phots

    by Pigdog

  • June 7, 2011, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Gotta say, that looks pretty good!


    Yeah, it's cartoony, but it's not trying not to be. It's great to see superhero movies embrace the gee whiz factor. I am rooting for this movie. Thus spake CHOPPAH-thustra.

  • June 7, 2011, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Sorry...supes photo? what did I miss yesterday??

    by Pigdog

  • June 7, 2011, 7:30 a.m. CST

    teenage girls fly jets? this all looks really lame...iron man it aint

    by FleshMachine


  • June 7, 2011, 7:31 a.m. CST

    So er...'xenobiologist'...

    by lead_sharp

    'Our first alien' 'You're a xenobiologist' How does that work then? He dissected a Frenchman once and now he can work on real aliens? And what's her face is fucking awful.

  • June 7, 2011, 7:33 a.m. CST

    "not bad"?? this looks like a completely boring cgi snoozefest

    by FleshMachine


  • June 7, 2011, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Pam Grier was a better Amanda Waller.

    by whatevillurks

  • June 7, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST



    Yesterday, Harry posted what looked like an official photo of Clavill as Clark and Adams as Lois. It appeared to be the real deal, but the post was taken down not long afterward.

  • June 7, 2011, 7:47 a.m. CST

    CGI still needs work

    by DannyOcean01

    The city scene looks horribly Sci-fi channel as Parallax descends, but the use of the power ring looks really promising. Could be some really inventive action sequences, and if Hal's just starting out he's not going to use the ring to it's fullest potential, is he?

  • June 7, 2011, 7:49 a.m. CST


    by DannyOcean01

    And he does use the ring like the standard energy weapon right at the end of the clip.

  • June 7, 2011, 8:21 a.m. CST


    by BSB

    I loves me some RR but 8 frigging clips? May as well give the movie away. No thanks, I'll save my eyes for the whole shebang.

  • June 7, 2011, 8:21 a.m. CST


    by BSB

    Did Clavill look good as Clark? Missed that pic, dawg.

  • June 7, 2011, 8:29 a.m. CST


    by BlueHawaiiSurfer

    I'm starting to think 90% of the people who comment in these things don't like ANYTHING. Anyway I've seen parts of this that look interesting. I agree the humor looks a bit over the top and Ryan's performance should have been toned back a tad. I also agree about the mask, looks a bit like "Space Jam" to me. My hope is this boosts the franchise enough to earn it another shot with a slightly less humorous tone. I'm tired of seeing Superman rehashed with the same 70s tone and villians, hopefully this will bring more DC heros to the front of public interest so that other franchises can get the $$$ treatment they deserve. It's an exciting time to be a comic book fan. Not all of these things are going to be home runs but the options I have this summer are light years above the ones I had as a kid.

  • June 7, 2011, 8:40 a.m. CST

    GL is a family movie first and foremost...

    by zinc_chameleon

    not dark like X-Men: First Class or Dark Knight: which is pitch black (no pun intended). This is the director who gave us the fine Mask of Zorro, and that's the standard I'll be judging it by.

  • June 7, 2011, 9:13 a.m. CST



    I think he looked right.

  • "That nigga Spongebob is crazy."

  • June 7, 2011, 9:16 a.m. CST

    CHOP forbid there's a superhero movie made with kids in mind!


  • June 7, 2011, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Why not give us 3 more clips and we can jigsaw

    by StoryFirst

    them altogether so we have the entire film!!! Geat marketing move! Jeesh - isn't a trailer enough these days?

  • June 7, 2011, 9:45 a.m. CST


    by BSB

  • June 7, 2011, 9:46 a.m. CST

    maelstrom zero


    you know I'm just kidding, buddy... we can go see this movie together... with a seat between us. stinky finger.

  • June 7, 2011, 9:54 a.m. CST


    by Koyaanisqatsi

    I haven't even seen this movie yet and I already know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it's only for kids and will be the worst thing ever! I'm such a fucking genius too! I know exactly what the world of Oa and a creature called Parallax look like so I totally have a frame of reference for telling you all that they got it wrong and thus the CGI is awful! And, Jesus what's with the flying? Everybody knows people can't fly right? Oh, and don't you guys hate it when movies have humor in them? This looks like those awful Star Wars films from the 70's and 80's! Just a bunch of special effects and stereotypes and "humor" ugh! Why couldn't they make it all fuck off dark and shit where the Green Lantern is punching babies in the face and looking angry and eating chicks out and stuff? I mean the only good movies are the ones with gratuitous sex and violence that are all dark and morally complex, right? Oh and the ones with weird sociopath billionaires who trick themselves into thinking they're heroes while they're blowing up people's cars with their motorcycle rockets because they don't want to take a detour. Yeah man... they could have saved this movie. They could have put in some steampunk shit on Oa to make it look "cool." Actually, let's just get rid of all the outer space stuff while we're at it. Outer Space is only for kids and their shitty cartoon Star Wars crap. Or they could have hired Christian McPoutyface-I-Never-Fucking-Smile Bale and just had him glare and growl at the camera for two hours! Or they could have turned the blond chick into a stripper with robot legs that hide rockets!

  • June 7, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST

    The corp save the day!! in the end!

    by xombygodd

    Who else see's that ?, Hal gets his power pisses off sinestro and the rest. And will either leave pissed or take the ring and face off against Parrallax. And as he is lying on the ground bloodied and beat realizing he is after all not "superman", Here come the corps to save him and welcome him back to the corp a better stronger and and of course more "humble" man. I am looking forward to this movie because I love GL, And this is the movie I would have wrote when I was 12. I will be pissed if it this simple. As for Ryan Reynolds at first I was "Ehh" but upon thought , I look at it this way the ring chooses who is worthy not who looks good, So Maybe there is something there we do not see. I like the mask just as I imagined, I mean the ring is supposed to form his clothing. Those of you niggling on the ring constructs, Let me ask you this. If you had the ring for a few days or weeks and someone dropped a dumptruck on you what you think of? Who thought of a spring, mattress or a trampoline maybe a glove. Which one of you were smart enough to envision a series of beams and girders to support the truck with a pivot point to lower it to the ground? OK I have defended it, Now if it plays out like I said, I oh Ryan Reynolds Et. Al. A sound kick in the gooseberries.

  • June 7, 2011, 10:14 a.m. CST

    kiddie movie

    by Rocky_Horror

    I cannot understand the whole problem with Ryan Reynolds, he looks fine to me. On the other hand the powers of the ring being used for machine guns and springs and all that clearly shows that this movie is aimed at kids and not adults! Thats a disappointment.

  • June 7, 2011, 10:29 a.m. CST


    by tailhook

    Ok.. now that sold me. I was a bit on-the-fence with the whole voice thing at the end of the oath in the trailer, but it definately works here. Apparently he took Batman voice lessons via the sound guy. That said, the springs and catapult were 10 shades of cheesy. Like something Van Wilder would have thought of.

  • June 7, 2011, 10:29 a.m. CST


    by Koyaanisqatsi

    How does the fact that he builds a piece of complicated machinery like an anti-aircraft gun on the fly clearly show that it's aimed at kids? Man I hope I never meet your kids since you're teaching them they are the target audience for anything to do with machine guns.

  • Why... why do they do this shit? WAYYY too much information has been given way too much has been shown, taking away most of the (potential) magic of going to SEE the movie.

  • I think Ryan Reynolds is a terrible match for Hal Jordan, and I think that using a "younger, more brash" version of Hal Jordan is bad too. Problem with Hal Jordan is that he is a product of DC's Silver Age, very straight and narrow, and that's why he's had to be replaced several times with an angry black guy, a hot-headed knucklehead, and a gen-X slacker. Hal Jordan works best when he has other characters to play off with, like left-winged Green Arrow, or one of the other Green Lanterns. As a main character, he is a boring military type guy.

  • June 7, 2011, 10:36 a.m. CST

    How exactly is the CGI bad?

    by marineboy

    We're not going back to matte backgrounds and models. Accept it - this is as good as it gets right now. Our dreams are being realised. What a great time to see movies...let's hope the script isn't a letdown :s

  • June 7, 2011, 10:37 a.m. CST

    They've shown too much!

    by Koyaanisqatsi

    I've seen roughly 8 minutes of a two hour movie! Now I know absolutely everything there is to know about it and there's no point in ever seeing it because I'm so fucking smart I figured out that the other 112 minutes are just the first 8 on repeat!

  • yawn, make mine Marvel.

  • June 7, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    rings powers, Have you read the comic at all?

    by xombygodd

    In the comic book (you know a picture book for children). The ring uses the wearers 'will' power ergo what they "wish" to happen will happen based on their own knowledge and experience. Therefore if a Physicist had the ring you would see alot of double helix's, Or if an engineer received it, Maybe alot of levers. But Hal jordan is a military man and a pilot therefore he thinks of guns and F22 Raptors, imagine that? When Kyle Raynor had the ring he realized he was not smart enough so he studied to learn how stuff works, to improve his "Ring slinging" So if all you people wedged into your lumbar supports imagining how much lift versus mass you would have to imagine to get you airborne, Would take the time to get your rascal scooters to the theatres, and inbetween fistfuls of food watch a movie made for the family, from a book made for children that is based on the :Aladdin: myth. You may like it. I hope so, I am not sure. I love how all the people on here compare movies to some lifealtering event. It's all It takes me back to blah blah. And if everyfilm does not do that then they suck. Not every movie is a dark knight some are ankle biters. Appareantly I am one of you or I would not know this but god almighty, try skipping a movie and touching a breast, You want something that is as good a memory as the watching Star wars a the hood of a car at a drive in in a bodycast (I did). Try having sex in a changing room at walmart. Or doing a big drug deal, or running guns or a crime, or hooking your sister. You will find there are lots of thing in the world that are more fun that films, not many but some. God knows there are plenty more than reading your idiotic diatribes, And if you need more proof you have no life, You have read this entire post and it is stupid and rambling. DORK I think GL will be good ( Maybe)

  • June 7, 2011, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds as The Flash

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Well thats the news in a parallel universe, Ryan Reynolds is the star of the Flash

  • June 7, 2011, 10:49 a.m. CST


    by HarryWhereIsYourInceptionReview

    " People tend to respond with their gut when they come out of screenings like that, and especially on Twitter where they only have the 140 characters to talk about it - "Awesome" was the word thrown around a lot, from what I read." The word I would throw around is "Bollocks"....Expect a AICN white wash for this turd.

  • June 7, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST

    koyaanisqatsi - Asshole of the Day!

    by Astronut

    You win the prize!

  • June 7, 2011, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Throwing words around

    by Koyaanisqatsi

    There isn't a single word I'd throw around in relation to this movie. Instead I would throw around three: I don't know. Since I haven't actually seen it.

  • That's what I get for not saving that pic to my hard drive and running it through my various fraud-detection systems.

  • June 7, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Re. rings powers

    by DannyOcean01

    Can't explain it better than this:

  • June 7, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    A lot of you people are such morons

    by Acappellaman

    All of you saying this movie will suck have no CLUE what it takes to make movies. If you all think it's so easy, go do it yourself and watch your egos deflate when you see how hard it is and how much skill it takes to do what these people do. Enjoy the movie for what it is - pure entertainment - and then thank God you live in an era and a country where you CAN enjoy things like this. You people need a reality check.

  • June 7, 2011, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Fuck-off to all haters until you see the movie

    by Jack Desmondi

    For christ sakes, you're looking at a few scattered scenes on a little you-tube like link and you've made up your puny fan-boy minds the movie sucks. Well, fuck you. You probably won't see the movie anyway, so nobody gives a shit what you think anyway. Me, I'll pay my admission, plant my butt, see the movie--and THEN give an opinion as to whether its good or bad.

  • June 7, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Asshole of the day!

    by HarryWhereIsYourInceptionReview

    Goes to Eve Lawrence.

  • June 7, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST

    @ acappellaman

    by HarryWhereIsYourInceptionReview


  • June 7, 2011, 11:17 a.m. CST


    by Koyaanisqatsi

    slow clap

  • June 7, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    @ koyaanisqatsi

    by HarryWhereIsYourInceptionReview

    Silent Fart.

  • June 7, 2011, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Ouch...none of that looked good

    by cgih8r

    They could spend another year on the effects work and it wouldn't matter, there aint no way to make that shit look good. Just reminds me of why a Justice League members besides batman and superman should stick to the cartoon network.

  • do it.

  • June 7, 2011, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Geez, the complainers have no footing...

    by redkamel

    1. It looks better than X-men which had shitty production and costumes and seems to be held in higher regard. 2. Reynold is at least mildly amusing, which none of the X-men were. 3. People likes to take Green Lantern super serious, like he's fucking Batman or Superman. No. He's a pretty cool intergalactic hero with a cool ring and thats it. A B class hero, MAYBE an A. So he got the movie he deserved: A B class movie. He is a great character in JL, which I enjoy. But no matter what you say, thats a childrens cartoon aimed at children. GL is NOT going to be made into a gritty, bad ass, deep movie with Oscar winning actors pondering the meaning of the galaxy or evil. At most it will be what it appears to be now: a fun movie for fans and young adults, a popcorn flick. 4. IIRC, one of GL's main powers is making shit with his green energy, which is exactly what he does in the clip. Could it be a little cooler? Sure. I would make some pretty cool shit. But it looks good. The alternative is watching him just make two giant hands and waves of pure energy in a boring, formless battle. Or he could just aim his ring at shit and watch it fly around while he makes constipated faces. So which do you prefer? 5. Thor looked good but had the shittiest scrip/plot imaginable, and Captain America looks like a cheese fest (no Nazis? HYDRA? Snoopy dog nose mask?). So fuck all your complaining, GL looks no worse than 90% of other super hero movies in the last few years. 6. The real problem with Green Lantern is that it is really a story of science fiction but also magic. And you can't mix the two without making something thats kind of campy. Star Wars managed to do it, but it was written for film.

  • June 7, 2011, 11:50 a.m. CST


    by johnnyrandom if some tit makes a movie of Aint It Cool's talkback. I like him too, guys, but face facts.

  • June 7, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST

    stop complaining - people are spoilt with choice

    by captaincrazy

    But I think this looks awesome - or as realistic as a guy with a magic ring can get. Reynolds looks like he is enjoying himself and I bet the audience will too.

  • June 7, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    That last clip is awful...

    by M Bison

    Whoah boy that last clip looks awful. Looks like they gave Roger Rabbit a ring.

  • June 7, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    That last clip is awful...

    by M Bison

    Whoah boy that last clip looks awful. Looks like they gave Roger Rabbit a ring.

  • June 7, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    The flying scenes make Stealth look good

    by Winston Smith

    Look, I'm not a "hater," and I'm actually interested in this film. I may even see it in theatres, and when I first saw the Wondercon footage, I was damn impressed. However, this looks a lot like Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer or even Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers or some shit. It doesn't feel like a Martin Campbell film from the clips, partly because so much of the action is all digital. But I love me my alien worlds, so, I hope the TWITTER REACTION is legit, though often it's not. (I'm sure if Twitter was around in '98, the initial tweets from Godzilla would have been insanely positive).

  • June 7, 2011, 1 p.m. CST

    And the TONE of the film

    by Winston Smith

    I can't tell how silly it's going to be, but it could be a F4 thing.

  • June 7, 2011, 1:09 p.m. CST


    by Koyaanisqatsi

    What flying scenes have you seen? I've seen a few seconds in a few clips from larger scenes where he flies for a few seconds but no "flying scenes." Where are they?

  • Yeah, I think taking ANY super hero TOOOO seriously is a problem. I mean not everything needs to be dark and gritty. A story can be complex and interesting without taking itself too seriously. Then again, you hated the new X-Men, and I was shocked how good it was. Didn't take itself too seriously, but it had real characters with motivations and an actual plot and a genuine thematic arc. That's what a good superhero movie should be.

  • June 7, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST


    by Winston Smith

    I mean literally the plane shots, like clip 2 above. Though honestly, even the GL flying clips on the alien planet look very, er, cartoonish. And not like, they're meant to be that way stylistically, but just like the effects needed more time to have real weight to them. The movement looks like a video game, though the textures are obviously far more detailed than a game.

  • June 7, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Isn't Parallax an insect?

    by v1cious

  • When people say this kinda shit, VFX guys hold their heads in their hands and weep. There are different degrees of effects. You know what else isn't real? AN OCTOPUS BEARD. And yet in Dead Man's Chest, the thing looks fucking real. Like a prop. King Kong 2005 is a perfect example, because it has some incredible effects, and other clearly unfinished effects. Same with Avatar, though to a lesser degree, but you can still tell what the "newer" shots are because they look better. Regarding GL, I think the planet looks fantastic. However, the movement of some of the flying and action scenes does look like it's just, well, unfinished. Another example, Tron Legacy. Besides Clu which people bitched about, the effects in that film are fucking spot on... even though it's a digital fake world.

  • June 7, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Is Reynolds even TRYING to play anything other than himself?

    by IndustryKiller!

    I'm sorry, but he's so so wrong for Hal Jordan, who is not some fucking audience surrogate comic relief. Reynolds is a fun actor, but he's miscast. Period.

  • June 7, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    The psychology behind "It's a dumb popcorn flick and it's fun!"

    by IndustryKiller!

    That's gotta be due to some deep unrecognized level of insecurity about their taste in film and ability to interpret and understand quality. They like bad movies, but are torn by a feeling of shame when honest criticism appears and is reasonable and justified. Therefore the attempt to devolve the potential of the artform, the source material, etc. It's all so naked and hollow and sad.

  • June 7, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Too much

    by Cory849

    Green Lantern's marketers must be scared of how the movie will do. They are showing WAY WAY WAY too much of it beforehand. Stop it. I'm going to go see the movie. Leave me some wonder for when I buy the goddamned ticket.

  • June 7, 2011, 3:06 p.m. CST

    teh suck

    by Winston Smith

    You got me. Then again, I've seen others on this site say the same thing and not act sarcastically. I've met people in REAL LIFE say these things. Oh the world we live in. As to Reynolds playing himself, what people mean is he's doing the same thing he does in all his roles, and also in interviews and his overall public persona. Who gives a fuck who he is in private life. It's that celebs project an image of themselves of who they are, and some when they act, it's the exact same person or "role."

  • June 7, 2011, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Hahahahahaahahha. That last clip is so Syfi channel.

    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 7, 2011, 3:07 p.m. CST

    So when is Captain America coming out?

    by the Green Gargantua

  • June 7, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST


    by BSB

    It reads: "Green Lantern Charging Station"

  • June 7, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Hal Jordan would NEVER sleep in.

    by Royston Lodge

    The man is supposed to be the epitome of willpower. WILLPOWER!!! That's what allows him to control the ring. That sort of man wouldn't oversleep and subsequently be late for work. THIS MOVIE IS EPIC FAIL!!!

  • June 7, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST

    If you wanna make a superhero movie with a goofball main character...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...choose a character OTHER than Hal Jordan!!! Guy Gardner might sleep in, but not Hal Jordan. This kind of character would work just fine for a superhero like Captain Marvel, or Flash, or Green Arrow. But NOT, I repeat, NOT Hal Jordan!

  • June 7, 2011, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern. Maybe. Captain America will SUCK. Here's why...

    by Quake II

    This guy has looked over every bit of footage linked to the Captain America movie and he suspects that anything that would normally be associated with the Nazis has been turned into Hydra instead. Not a single swastica to be found in any released footage or pics of the game tie-in or film. Even my 9 year old is expecting Captain America to fight Nazis. Fuck this PC world we live in and I hope Captain America BOMBS. To remove Nazis from World War 2 and turn the enemy in "Hydra" is such an insult and fucking cartoon kiddie bullshit that I can't even believe they would do this.

  • June 7, 2011, 4:01 p.m. CST

    But what about Green Arrow?

    by taff

    Looking forward to this one. I believe it will be lots better than The Green Hornet and a bit better than Thor. Now, someone answer me, where O where is the Green Arrow movie?

  • June 7, 2011, 4:04 p.m. CST

    I am sorry, but this looks HORRENDOUS.

    by Super Joker

    I've tried several times to like this. It's not going in. I saw a preview for this before X-Men. It seems we're supposed to accept mediocrity these days. Just lap it up. Hollywood spoon feeds you it's warm diarrhoea and you gobble it all right up because it's a super hero you loved and had a connection with, and so you feel compelled to fight those rational thoughts and ignore your critical eye. That's how Hollywood operates - it panders to nostalgia and memory and fucks with it all. Don't question it, just consume! Nom nom nom! Put mo' mayonaisse on it! Nom nom nom!!! Dance little puppets, dance!

  • June 7, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    I Feel Like....

    by tacoshack27

    ...I'm watching clips of a Green Lantern TV show or Made for TV Movie. I think it doesn't look good at all. As much as the new trailers for me a little hyped for the movie, these new clips really don't help in selling the movie. As miyamoto_mushashi said, Reynolds as the Flash, that I can see, but not as Hal Jordan.

  • June 7, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    This is the kind of stuff...

    by ObiBen

    ...that no one who outgrew their flappy foot, one-piece, clown adorned jammies should enjoy.

  • June 7, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Sorry teh suck, but it does look terrible

    by Fritzlorrerains

    Not sure how anyone could think this looks good. I won't pay to see any movie with cgi this amateur. I'm holding out hope for captain America. It looks pretty cool.

  • June 7, 2011, 5:02 p.m. CST

    I think I'm going to like it

    by PorkChopXpress

    I enjoy the humor and attitude that Reynolds brings to the role, the excitement about suddenly becoming a super hero. Seems like it'll be entertaining.

  • June 7, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST

    That last clip is bad

    by double_l88

    Way too over the top

  • June 7, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Something you should know about these clips...

    by zinc_chameleon

    is that every one of them has a plot twist built into it; Martin Campbell has done a great job of hiding the plot (much better than Avatar did). Example: When Hal uses Carol as a decoy, he only takes down one of the Sabres; the other one wacks Carol's plane, and she nearly dies. You're fired, and rightly so, Hal. Or the Looney Tunes battle in the market; Hal is screwing it up, thinking that an entity composed of energy can be defeated by lobbing trucks and junk at it. He fails, and either Carol pops up, or Sinestro does. Finally, if you've cruised the Net, you'll know that the cool flying scene happens to Hal just before he gets his ass handed to him by Kilowog and Sinestro.

  • June 7, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Looks good, Reynolds rules

    by m_prevette

    The dude makes rom-com easy to watch, he should have gotten at least an Oscar nomination for BURIED, he anchored that movie. He is likeable, unless you're a nerd. Oh wait...we're HERE i forgot. But the movie looks pretty good, will def check it out and the James Newton Howard score , too

  • June 7, 2011, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Movie of the summerr

    by film11

    Those hating this probably can't wait for their TRANSFORMERS 3 seats (which would NOT surprise me). Aside from the effects (which you are all seeing out-of-context) there are character arcs. And the effects look terrific! Better than anything I've seen in other hero films, that's for damn sure. When the movie is over, no one will be walking out of the theater saying "Gee, I didn't think the neckline matched in scene #74." They will have been blown away and recommendinbg it to people the next day. The coolness factor alone will make this movie a hit. Of course, most folks here AREN'T it's best they wait for the Nazi-free WWII in CAPT AMERICA.

  • June 7, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST


    by film11

    You're right, but he didn't just anchor BURIED...he WAS the movie! Reynold was also good in CHAOS THEORY and other films. What people here don't get is that Hal Jordan is not a one-note character in this film. And, aside from ONE scene I've seen that is terrible ("I know!"), I haven't seen anything that makes me think Reynolds blew it in GL. Just the opposite in fact. Of course, most AICNers haven't seen either film...they just watch him in the rom-coms.

  • June 7, 2011, 6:32 p.m. CST

    everybody stop complaining

    by thesmilingpsycho

  • June 7, 2011, 6:32 p.m. CST

    this looks kind of cool

    by thesmilingpsycho

  • June 7, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Don't give a toss about DC

    by Shpadoinkle

    ...outside of Batman but I really wanna see this. Looks very ambitious, and probably the most sci-fi comic book film to date (I don't count Supes or FF4 since they are yawn inducing characters in general). I think Reyngained a certain respect for him after Buried. From here on in i'm leaving clips/trailers alone and will let the film work its escapist magic on me.

  • June 7, 2011, 6:49 p.m. CST


    by Shpadoinkle

    MEANT to say i think Reynolds will be the decider, not much of a fan until yada yada Buried. This comments section wrecks my head sometimes, get an edit function puh-lease

  • June 7, 2011, 6:57 p.m. CST


    by film11

    You win for the most sensible, rational comment I've read in this entire thread!

  • June 7, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST

    year after year you people fall for the studios marketing.....

    by Fritzlorrerains

    Thinking the movies will be good and you walk out feeling ripped off. GL lantern is just gonna be another in a long line of bad summer movies. Will you people admit that it sux? Probably not.

  • June 7, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST

    As long as you people pay to see garbage like this

    by Fritzlorrerains

    They will keep making garbage like this.

  • June 7, 2011, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the clips!

    by Shaun1138

    You just reaffirmed that I am going to pass on this pile of shit of a movie. Thanks!

  • June 7, 2011, 8:53 p.m. CST

    I guess this is how you know you are a true Marvel fan

    by jackofhearts29

    If you read jorson28's comment and you thought to yourself, "um... X-Men <i>is still</i> more relatable. You don't get it, do you?" I like how the "BUT IT'S A FILM FOR KIDS!!!!!1!" trope comes out automatically once shit starts looking like fail. This is the argument also used with "The Smurfs." Otherwise translates as, "OK, we all know this is Saturday morning cereal-flavored crap." God, I love AICN. Gets me in touch with my inner geek without having to come near any IRL geeks... Looking forward to Cap! Marvel FTW in 2011.

  • June 7, 2011, 9:31 p.m. CST

    @super joker...well said

    by cgih8r

    well said indeed. let the sheep eat their poo

  • June 7, 2011, 9:41 p.m. CST

    @ acappellaman....LMFAO

    by cgih8r

    we should feel lucky to live in this era of movies?? did you really type that? or are you too young to remember the golden era of film making? cuz it's deader than a door nail now. Up until the late 90's movies actually had stories with character and nostalgia. Those film makers were artists, and it was a whole lot more work than shooting against a green screen and letting computer animators do your film making for you. Dude look into it cuz you really need a reality check.

  • June 7, 2011, 9:57 p.m. CST

    I like how Ferris calls herself "Sapphire"

    by darthwaz1

    I wonder if they'll go w/the Star Sapphire story arc eventually..

  • June 7, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST

    green lantern

    by Everette Hartsoe

    = turd

  • June 7, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    green lantern

    by Everette Hartsoe

    = turd

  • June 7, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    green lantern

    by Everette Hartsoe

    = turd

  • June 7, 2011, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Green lantern will make $300,000,000 and 2 sequals

    by xombygodd

    Or it could suck

  • June 7, 2011, 10:12 p.m. CST

    It will end with Sinestro getting his yellow ring

    by xombygodd

    I want Kilowag and blackest night

  • June 7, 2011, 10:13 p.m. CST

    You people complain, But when a writer (me) tells you

    by xombygodd

    Nothing. I just told you what would happen in my draft. It will rock

  • June 8, 2011, 1:06 a.m. CST

    No ego, just a fan...

    by Sean

  • June 8, 2011, 1:25 a.m. CST

    No ego

    by Sean

    I remember Tom Grummett telling me once as he drew a sketch for me of Hal's GL (after Emerald Twilight) that Hal was gone and would never return. He has, and Geoff Johns has pushed GL to the forefront. Martin Campbell has captured the spirit (so far as clips can provide) of what GL is; a cocky, arrogant man bestowed with power beyond belief who is forced to confront his limitations to realize what he is truly capable of. The suit is not perfect and the CG is not flawless (and by the expectations presented in all of AICN, never could be). This movie will never provide the same joy that reading the GL comics in the 70s and 80s did. It can't. I'm not a kid, anymore, and neither is anyone here. But it looks to be true to the soul of GL, and that's what matters. And seeing Tomar Re smirk at Hal is worth it for any GL fan. And yeah, Tom, you were wrong. All Saskies know Green and White always returns. :o)

  • June 8, 2011, 1:26 a.m. CST

    by Sean

    sorry, first try ever. newbie. but learning fast. :o)

  • June 8, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    korus1234: NO studio sets out to make bad movies.

    by Playkins

    Just because the occasional elitist film fanatic today isn't happy with anything doesn't mean that's how everyone feels.<P> Movies go through extensive testing and focus groups. How much sense would it make to blow $200M+ on a turd that no one will see?

  • June 9, 2011, 12:17 a.m. CST


    by Ganzeric

    This = bad Most comic films need more comic feel to them...this needs waaaaaay less.

  • June 9, 2011, 2:04 a.m. CST

    I agree about Martin Campbell

    by Zardoz

    He's a pretty decent director. I like Goldeneye, and Zorro wasn't total crap, but I freaking love Casino Royale. So, I am hoping that he pulled this off and made a good movie out of Green Lantern. (But it doesn't look like it, I'm sorry to say!)