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Britgeek here.

Today I come from the mystical planet Oa* to bring you yet another fine opportunity to win a little movie swag.  And superheroes are more than welcome to enter.


*Not really.





© GREEN LANTERN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.  © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.  All Rights Reserved.


Available on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download from 17 October

Take the oath to serve and protect when Green Lantern flies onto 3D Blu-ray, Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital Download from 17 October 2011 from Warner Home Video. Starring Ryan Reynolds (The Proposal) in the title role, DC Comics’ legendary super hero soars to the edges of space, where a war has been raging between those who rule with fear, and those who protect life: the Green Lantern Corps.

Directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale), “Green Lantern” also stars Blake Lively (Gossip Girl), Peter Sarsgaard (Knight and Day), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes), Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (What’s Love Got to Do with It) and Academy Award® winner Tim Robbins (Mystic River). Also featured are the voice talents of Oscar® winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine) and Oscar® nominee Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile).

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, an elite, powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. Warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him the ability to create anything his mind can imagine. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Reynolds).

Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal’s humanity is one weapon no member of the Corps has ever had, and if – with willpower, determination and the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Lively) – Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax... he will save the Earth and all of mankind from certain destruction.


Join Hal Jordan and dive into the fantastical world of Oa in stunning Blu-ray high definition with GREEN LANTERN on Triple Play Blu-ray (Blu-ray disc, DVD and digital copy), featuring both the theatrical version and the all-new extended cut. If you'd like to win a copy, why not try your luck by answering the following question? I have three (3) copies to give away.


In GREEN LANTERN, the character of Hal Jordan's childhood sweetheart, Carol Ferris, is played by this actress, who recently starred in the feature film THE TOWN, and is best known for her leading role as Serena van der Woodsen in GOSSIP GIRL. Name the actress.

A) Blake's 7

B) Blake Lively

C) Blake Harrison

D) William Blake


To enter, all you need to do is send me an email with your full name, location and answer.

For a bonus entry, tell me your answer via Twitter.


This competition is open exclusively to residents of the United Kingdom and closes at midnight on Monday, October 24.


Good luck!






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  • Oct. 17, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    10/10 rating?! awesome!

    by Jubba

    sounds like a great film, can't wait to see it!!

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 1:12 p.m. CST


    by Quackfu

    Why would we threaten the brits like this? Come on. Surely we're over that whole revolution thing. Why go and ruin everything now by sending them this pile of crap?

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Why the fuck would i want this for FREE?

    by evilnik

    no thanks. pass.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Britgeek, you do realise this is AICN don't you?


    Prepare to be mocked ruthlessly.

  • Bury all them right next to all those Atari 2600 copies of ET.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 1:38 p.m. CST

    the actual review quote must have been....

    by Jubba

    A film completely devoid of both GREAT ACTION THRILLS AND SPECTACLE for a subject whose source material is both rich and broad.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Thought Green Lantern would be the perfect 3D movie

    by Snookeroo

    What with taking place in outer space and all that. So I watched it this weekend in 3D on the home system, and, while it was enjoyable enough, it felt like a missed opportunity. A few observations: • Hector (big forehead) character is completely superfluous. • I understand the alien quality they were trying to achieve with Green Lantern's costume, but it ended up taking you out of the movie too much, because it was handled poorly. • Carol Ferris is a hottie by any measure (so she gets a free pass) - however, first she's ragging Hal because he doesn't take on the Green Lantern mantle, then she's all freaked out when he actually leaves to fight Parallax AS Green Lantern. • One assumes that Parallax has done a bit of interstellar traveling - so flying too close to the sun seems like an unlikely faux pas. • Lack of self-confidence is not exactly a running trait among the test pilot crowd, so spending waaaay too much of this movie on Hal's insecurities made no sense at all. • The special effects looked low-rent overall - like something from a mid-eighties TBS afternoon movie. Being a Warner Bros tentpole feature, it seems like they would have really made sure the effects were top-notch. • This character is made for space opera - and should have been perfect as a 3D vehicle. And while the 3D is impressive in some bits, overall - again - a missed opportunity. Personally I like the Green Lantern character and wish they'd give it another shot, but with a world-wide box office of $220 million it seems unlikely.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST


    by Gore_monkey

    I beleive this movie would convert nicely to 3D

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    10/10 rating?! from the Daily Star!?

    by BadMrWonkaSucksCock

    High praise indeed from this lofty journal.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    I bought the Blu and it's looks great. Haters will hate.

    by Quake II

    I personally enjoyed the movie a lot as did my 9 year old son. The special effects were good and the movie had no slow spots. Not sure where all the hatred comes from. I found it more entertaining than Thor and way better than any of the Spider-Man films.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    It looks and sounds great on Blu is what I meant to write...

    by Quake II

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 2:09 p.m. CST

    This movie should be given away as punishment.

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    I would say for being banned but that's a bit harsh. Maybe if you killed a talkbacker or something.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Does aicn need britgeek articles??

    by Mike

    I'm from Kent in England and i've enjoyed AICN for years and they always seemed to cover films from all across the world. AICN UK just seems really redundant and the articles don't offer that much insight into British films anyway. Now the first AICN UK competition is to win an american film that was seen as a massive flop. it makes no sense!

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Who cares.

    by KilliK

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST


    by Adam Stephen Kelly

    The first AICN UK competition? I've ran about 15.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST


    by Adam Stephen Kelly

    I'll be giving away around ten DVD and Blu-ray releases this week alone. And GREEN LANTERN had already had a massive response.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Not good...

    by Lemure_v2

    When your only good reviews are from Harry Knowles and the Daily Star.

  • I went to my closest Target to buy the Blu at around 9pm friday evening and they were out of all Blu-Ray copies. They had a few standard dvd's only. Then I went to Zia Records (an Arizona chain) and they had around 5 Blu-Ray copies so I bought it there. It seems the movie is off to a good start with Blu sales. Hopefully that means an epic sequel is possible. I'm pretty sure MOST of the people slamming this film haven't bothered to see it (the box office numbers prove my theory).

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 2:45 p.m. CST

    a Tin Tin-ism

    by DonLogan

    Who's this Green Lantern fella? Never heard of him so why should i care? Based on a property that 90% of the world haven't heard of, let alone care. yadda yadda

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    @ quake ii

    by Lemure_v2

    Maybe the reason they'd sold out is because they didn't bother to get many copies in for a flop. And if it is good, why ALL the bad reviews. Surely, all the critics can't be wrong? There won't be a sequel. Not because of a lack of profit, but more due to a lack of interest.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 2:58 p.m. CST

    2nd prizes: 2 copies of the movie.

    by cameron

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 3:03 p.m. CST

    my mistake but still

    by Mike

    sorry about the mistake and i'm not trying to insult you cos i'm sure you work hard but AICN always had an international feel about it. it's how I learnt about films like troll hunter and akmareul boatda. You don't need to have aicn: Noway or AICN: South Korea. I just feel that AICN UK adds nothing. seems pointless.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 3:09 p.m. CST

    quake ii - I've seen the movie (on Blu Ray) -

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    and can safely say it suuuuuuccckkkkeeeddd. Okay?

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    right behind you, sidrat86

    by Lemure_v2

    as a fellow Brit, there is no need for a UK column. With the exception of Aardman, there's barely a film industry over here. And the cloumn just reviews films that have already been out elsewhere...or tries to sucker us into winning films that received lots of bad reviews and flopped.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Win a Turd!

    by TDH1138

    It's essentially what you just said... just different.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST

    I liked it

    by Cory849

    I feel really bad for Ryan Reynolds. This movie was no Academy Award winner. It's no Dark Knight. But it was no worse than Thor or Captain America. I was impressed that they managed to bring so much of the Green Lantern world to the screen and pull it off. I honestly don't understand why it bombed and Thor did well. The world is just not fair.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern

    by lead_sharp

    Is an asinine piece of shit. Stop saying 'Well I liked it' and 'Well my local shop was sold out' THIS IS NO MEASURE OF QUALITY it is only a measure of the amount of turds idiots are prepared to swallow before they realise there ain't no peanuts!

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 3:42 p.m. CST

    I'm betting there're a lotta plants on here tonight...

    by Lemure_v2

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Warners have a mountain of shit to move :)

    by marineboy

    No thanks :)

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Goddamn Brits oppressing the Irish again!!

    by vadakinX

    Ooh UK only. Of course! No Irish need apply! You sicken me! Kidding of course but since there is no AICN Ireland and since Ireland and Britain share release schedules and general culture, if you were to open up such competitions to Irish readers in the future it would be much appreciated...and in return, since every Irish person knows every other Irish person, I'll talk to my people about giving back that money we owe ye.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 3:55 p.m. CST

    I liked it, but I won't be buyng the Blu-Ray

    by 3D-Man

    Same with THOR. X-MEN FIRST CLASS, on the other hand, was a must-buy.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST


    by Adam Stephen Kelly

    If you live in Northern Ireland, you are more than welcome to enter, but unfortunately the same does not apply to ROI residents.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    I liked the movie!!!!

    by billF

    Some of you people are very hard to please!

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST

    I enjoy the hate. Reminds me of Tron Legacy talkbacks.

    by Quake II

    Another movie that was 1000x better than most of the "blockbuster" films released every year yet bitchy fanboys acted like it was worse than Barb Wire. Get a grip. There are movies YOU may not personally care for but calling everything you don't like a piece of shit is a bit dramatic. It's the boy who cried wolf syndrom. So using fanboy logic, if Green Lantern is a piece of shit then I guess Ghost Rider is what? Steel? Spider-Man 3? X-Men 3? Transformers 1-3? Van Helsing? Green Lantern was Citizen Kane compared to the films I mentioned.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    Giving away a rubbish movie is not considered a prize

    by D o o d

  • I'm not hoping to convince people to like a movie they hated but I feel the ingredients are all in place to make a kick ass sequel. Yes, I hope the Blu sales are great so a sequel can happen. Tron 3 IS happening and I remember these boards blowing up with "experts" saying it's a dead property and a part 3 will NEVER happen. El wrongo.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST

    No thanks

    by J. Cunning

    Seriously, no thanks.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 5:52 p.m. CST

    So if I win, that means I've lost, actually

    by Longtime Lurker

    Pass, thanks.

  • HOLY WOW! SIGN ME THE FUCK UP! Nothing says WINNING like winning a movie that sucks and is *even longer* than the original version that sucked.

  • It has NOTHING to do with quality at all. Sales means nothing because idiots will buy anything with a flashy cover and a recognizable face.

  • Oct. 17, 2011, 8:53 p.m. CST

    GREAT! A new Diarrhea tray for my waste

    by plisskenman

    I can also use it to scoop up my dogs shit in the park, Nice!

  • Oct. 18, 2011, 1:30 a.m. CST

    by Joseph

    well, contrary to what all these people are saying, I love the Green Lantern Movie :) and that kind of sucks its only for people that live in the U.K. =( I do love you guys though

  • Oct. 18, 2011, 3:51 a.m. CST

    by BraxtonBoy

    Surely Citizen Kane is Citizen Kane compared to those movies? Otherwise, what would that make Citizen Kane? Perhaps the movie scale of greatness is actually a circle; would that then make Citizen Kane Freddie Got Fingered compared to those movies?.....hmmmmm

  • Oct. 18, 2011, 3:51 a.m. CST

    That was obviously at quake ii

    by BraxtonBoy

  • Oct. 18, 2011, 5:11 a.m. CST

    @quake ii - You want to know why this film won't get a sequel?

    by CeejayNightwing

    Not because it cost over $200 million to produce, a further $9 million to clean up the terrible FX plus $100 million to market in the USA and a further $75 million to market around the world ($384 million in total) It's not because it flopped massively at the box office world wide making only $116 million domestically and a hugely disappointing $105 million internationally ($222 million in total) It's not because of the huge financial loss of profits on this and Watchmen back to back. (with the studio's only getting the high percentage of margins from the first 2/3 weeks of a movies release, WB will only claim back around 60-70% of the films $222 million box office, that's around $160 million if they're lucky but not enough to cover the $384 million production and marketing costs!) And it won't be from any home video sales because they still cost to make and market, they have lower margins than a cinema release, the profit amounts are no way near as high, especially for badly performing films like this. (The Incredible Hulk for example made slightly more than Green Lantern but still was a huge flop and it grossed $58 million on home video, that's nothing! Only 30% of that $58 million goes to the studio as profit, that's about $18 million!) A high performing film like Iron Man for example made over $172 million on home video, that's about $50 million extra profit. The reason there will be no Green Lantern sequel is because the public interest in the character is NON-EXISTENT! Nobody in their right mind cares about corny superheroes who are based around the two primary colours, has a magic ring that makes silly shapes to fight villains instead of any real combat skills and hangs about with cheesy looking aliens! It's something only fanboys would ever pay to see, the regular public would want far more mature superhero themes to even begin taking out their wallets!

  • They deserve it

  • Oct. 18, 2011, 1:04 p.m. CST

    What I'm wondering is...

    by Breotan

    How many people will actually be entering to win this? I mean, I'd rather get the Catwoman extended cut than this. At least Halley Berry is something to look it even if you don't care for the film.

  • Oct. 18, 2011, 2:26 p.m. CST


    by Adam Stephen Kelly

    It reached 1000 entries quicker than any other comp I've hosted.

  • dfg