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All questions about Green Lantern
- 1.Why does everyone hate the Green Lantern movie?
- 2.Why did no one like the Green Lantern?
- 3.Why Green Lantern is the best superhero?
- 4.What was so bad about the Green Lantern movie? similar to question 1
- 5.Does Ryan Reynolds regret Green Lantern?
- 6.Is Green Lantern a flop?
- 7.What does Ryan Reynolds think of Green Lantern?
- 8.Are they going to remake Green Lantern? I think it’s not good enough yet.
- 9.Who will play the new Green Lantern? Leading actor may be not play well.
- 10.What happened to the Green Lantern?
- 11.Where do I start Green Lantern?
- 12.Is Green Lantern a hero or villain?
1.Why does everyone hate the Green Lantern movie?
Everyone seems to hate The Green Lantern movie, but Why? I always hear things like too much CGI and that people didn’t like Ryan Reynolds, but I don’t think it’s a terrible movie. I’m not the biggest Green Lantern fan but I thought it stuck pretty close to the origin.
There are a few reasons. I can’t speak to everyone, but I can list the reasons I was disappointed by the Green Lantern movie.
Firstly, the Big Bad. Parallax was built up as an unstoppable force that all other Lanterns could barely effect. When Jordan goes up against it, he says the oath, flies through the creature and throws it into the sun. It was incredibly anti-climactic for a threat built up as big as Parallax had been.
Secondly, I take a certain amount of offense to Parallax’s corrupting influence. Hector Hammond is presented as a reasonably well adjusted, if socially awkward, man. Then upon being exposed to Parallax, he very quickly becomes a petty, evil, and selfish monster. In the comics, Hammond was a petty criminal who became a super-criminal, not a perfectly good teacher who doesn’t know how to deal with people.
Good people don’t turn to bad people because space monster’s hijack their brains. It’s because of the choices they make.
Sinestro similarly seems to be a knight in shining armor. In the movie’s stinger, we see Sinestro putting on the Guardian power ring, implying that he goes on to become the sort of villain we know he becomes in the comics. Aside from a philosophical interest in using fear power against Parallax, we never see Sinestro express any desire to impose his will on the universe.
The animated movie Green Lantern: First Flight isn’t perfect either, but it makes an effort to give Sinestro a real motivation. For example, he tells Jordan that he thinks the Guardians underutilize the Corps, and he uses brutal interrogation techniques on suspects, and well as using illicitly illegal substances in his interrogations. This all builds up to Sinestro’s well thought out plan to overthrow the Guardians. Green Lantern: The Animated Series also presents Sinestro as a Green Lantern without many scruples, which indicates his future villainous nature.
That’s the kind of thing I’d have liked to see just a little more of in the live-action movie. I understand that Sinestro was intended to be the bad guy in a sequel, but I feel like there was hardly any indication that he was anything but Sir Lancelot.
Thirdly, I don’t care much about Hal’s life on Earth. I realize they were trying to establish a cast, and I like Tom Kalmaku and Carol Ferris, okay, but if I’ve got a two-hour movie to be introduced to one of the most expansive casts and one of the coolest settings, I don’t want to spend most of it on Earth away from those characters.
Fourth, on the subject of the movie’s cosmetics: I wouldn’t say there was too much CG, though I have heard the complaint before. In fact, I’d say that Oa, the other members of the GLC, the Rings and the Ring Constructs, and even most despised Parallax all looked really good. There were only a few things I’d have changed on that front. I didn’t like the Guardians’ appearance as menacing giants, and the way that Hal’s collar and mask stuck out from his skin looked just a little bit “off”. I also didn’t like the way his eyes changed from brown to pale blue. White probably would have been fine.
Aside from those few things though, I thought the CG was mostly pretty well done.
A final note on Reynolds: I know Ryan Reynold’s gets a lot of flak for his performance. In fact, there have even been some claims that Jordan’s character was, in and of itself, a contributing factor to the movie’s lack of success, and I’m not sure whether I agree or not. However, in my mind, Reynolds did a pretty decent job with the material he was given. There are a lot of things worse than him in that movie. I think all the actors did pretty good jobs for what they were given.
All of which is a preliminary for me saying that I didn’t hate it. I loved the aesthetic and thought the acting was decent. I still think the Ring Constructs were great. I just thought the writing needed a good deal of work.
I didn’t hate the movie, I was just disappointed a bit. But it’s not like I was expecting to be blown away when Tomar Re wasn’t even the main character.
2.Why did no one like the Green Lantern?
Why Green Lantern Wasn’t Good, According To Ryan Reynolds
Two years before Man of Steel ushered in the DC Extended Universe, Warner Bros and DC Comics released Green Lantern, the Emerald Knight’s first theatrical movie, which was intended to kick off a new DC franchise. Unfortunately, the ring slinger’s movie was met with mostly negative reviews and barely made back its budget. Its star Ryan Reynolds has since found his superhero happy place playing Deadpool and looking back, he realizes that the reason Green Lantern failed was that it went into production before there wasn’t a firm grasp on what the movie was supposed to be. As Reynolds put it:
Well, it’s simple: Deadpool always knew what it was. With Green Lantern, I don’t think anyone ever figured out exactly what it was. That isn’t to say the hundreds of men and women didn’t work their fingers to the bone to make it as good as possible. It also fell victim to the process in Hollywood which is like poster first, release date second, script last. At the time, it was a huge opportunity for me so I was excited to try and take part in it.
Ryan Reynolds provided this explanation to EW, highlighting how although there were a lot of people working hard to make Green Lantern successful, Warner Bros was more concerned with releasing the movie rather than making sure the script was perfected before starting. That meant there was never an opportunity to nail down what the movie’s tone was supposed to be, making the final product feel generic. Deadpool, on the other hand, knew what it was from the beginning: an R-rated, violence-filled, profanity-packed, hilarious movie that faithfully adapted the tone of the Merc with the Mouth’s stories from the comics. To be fair, spending more than half a decade in development hell leaves a lot of time to iron out those details.
This isn’t the first time Ryan Reynolds has publicly admitted that Green Lantern didn’t work well as a movie, and it probably won’t be the last. However, the actor has also said several times that he doesn’t regret taking the Hal Jordan role, and would even take it again if he had to do it all over. Still, now that he’s comfortable playing Deadpool over in the X-Men world, it’s easier for him to look back on that Green Lantern time and pinpoint all the mistakes made along the way.
Although Green Lantern failed to launch its own series, the Emerald Knight’s time on the big screen isn’t over. Now that the DC Extended Universe is launched, the Green Lantern Corps reboot is scheduled for release in 2020, and it will feature multiple primary human Green Lanterns. There is also a rumor that a member of the Green Lantern Corps will show up in Justice League next year for a key sequence, so even though the universe where Ryan Reynolds’ Hal Jordan was flying around won’t ever be revisited, the mythology is receiving a second chance at wooing moviegoers.
3.Why Green Lantern is the best superhero?
Hal Jordan is my favorite Green Lantern and my favorite superhero.
First off, his power is pretty cool. He can build anything he can imagine. That means he gets presented with a lot of unique, interesting situations in his comics, and his solutions are very creative.
Two, I like his bravado and cool-as-a-cucumber demeanor. He manages to pull it off without being a total jerk. A lot of my favorite fictional characters are just casually cool, without trying too hard.
Three, he doesn’t give up in a fight. He takes on villains much more powerful than himself, and even when he’s getting his ass kicked, he never backs down.
Four, he’s a maverick and a rule-breaker, but only for the right reasons, when he feels the authority is wrong. He’s not an anarchist who hates any and all authority like, say, Green Arrow. He a cop meant to preserve order, and he follows the rules of the Guardians until he feels they’re causing serious harm that he needs to combat.
Five, he’s funny. He’s one of those superheroes who frequently quips. But he also gets to be the butt monkey sometimes. You can guarantee that when you read a story about Hal, you’ll be in for a good time.
Six, his friendship with the Flash, Barry Allen. That somebody like the Flash likes him says a lot about Hal, and they have great chemistry together.
Seven, his personal life is kind of a mess. As I stated before, he won’t give up in a fight, but in his personal life, he quits on things pretty regularly. He frequently quits jobs, changes girlfriends, and moves from town to town because he just can’t bring himself to settle down into a boring routine. This is something I definitely can relate to. He’s reckless and terrible with money, yet all this irresponsibility doesn’t stop him from being a good superhero. Morally, he’s still as upstanding as Superman, and he’ll do whatever he can to save people’s lives. This realistic dichotomy between his personal life and superhero life makes him a very well-rounded and realistic character.
4.What was so bad about the Green Lantern movie?
Ryan Reynolds Explains Why ‘Green Lantern’ Failed Where ‘Deadpool’ Succeeded
The list of actors who’ve played superheroes is long, and getting longer seemingly every day. But the subset of actors who’ve played multiple superheroes is still pretty small. One who belongs to that exclusive club is Ryan Reynolds, who played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, then Green Lantern in Green Lantern, and then Deadpool again in Deadpool.
That last film was the one where he finally struck gold. Deadpool fared better than Green Lantern by every metric, earning far stronger reviews and grossing way more at the box office. So what went right? Why did Deadpool soar where Green Lantern had stumbled? Reynolds has some thoughts on that front.
Reynolds reflected on the difference between Deadpool and Green Lantern in a chat with Entertainment Weekly:
Well it’s simple: Deadpool always knew what it was. With Green Lantern, I don’t think anyone ever figured out exactly what it was. That isn’t to say the hundreds of men and women didn’t work their fingers to the bone to make it as good as possible. It also fell victim to the process in Hollywood which is like poster first, release date second, script last. At the time, it was a huge opportunity for me so I was excited to try and take part in it.
“Deadpool always knew what it was” feels like a pretty good summary of what worked so well about that movie. In an increasingly crowded field of superhero movies, Deadpool stood out with its R-rated violence, its crude humor, and its winking self-awareness. It might not have been for everyone, but that’s what was so refreshing about it. Deadpool felt like a blockbuster that came from a single distinct vision, rather than one that had been rushed through production by a committee.
Some of that surely stemmed Deadpool being a long-simmering passion project for Reynolds and his team. He’d been trying to get the Deadpool movie of his dreams off the ground for years, since even before he switched over to Green Lantern. As a matter of fact, Reynolds revealed, he made one more attempt in between X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Green Lantern:
I did however write a letter to Fox right before I had to decide whether or not I was gonna do Green Lantern. I asked one last time sort of like the groom standing at the alter, ‘Will you please be my wife?’ and they said they couldn’t pull the trigger on Deadpool. For too many reasons too boring to illustrate, it just didn’t work.
In the end, of course, it all worked out for Reynolds. Green Lantern‘s failure meant it never got a sequel, which meant Reynolds was free to make the Deadpool movie he’d always wanted to make — Green Lantern jokes and all.
5.Does Ryan Reynolds regret Green Lantern?
You’d probably expect that an actor with almost one hundred movie and TV roles under his belt would have at least a few that he’s not too proud of. Luckily for this Canadian star, something good came out of the movie that he occasionally brings up to remind us just how much he disliked it. Despite being introduced to his future wife, Blake Lively, during production, Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern is his biggest acting regret today.
6.Is Green Lantern a flop?
Michael Goldenberg was assigned to write Green Lantern 2 a whole year before the first film hit cinemas, but the studio’s confidence in the film turned out to be misplaced. In just about every way that Iron Man went right, Green Lantern went wrong and the result was critically panned. Audiences steered clear too, and the eventual worldwide box office take of $219 million wasn’t enough for Warner Bros to push ahead with the planned sequels.
7.What does Ryan Reynolds think of Green Lantern?
Reynolds replied: “Walk away.” Walk away. In a 2016 episode of Variety’s Actors On Actors TV show, Reynolds said that he was “pretty much unhirable” in the wake of The Green Lantern’s failure. “I represented the death of the superhero for a while,” he said during the programme.
8.Are they going to remake Green Lantern?
In July 2015, Warner Bros. announced plans to release a solo Green Lantern film titled Green Lantern Corps, with a release date scheduled for June 19, 2020. The film will be an installment in the DC Extended Universe. Hal Jordan and John Stewart will reportedly be the Green Lanterns focused on in the film.
9.Who will play the new Green Lantern?
The only reason people are even still talking about Green Lantern almost a decade later is because the star of the movie can’t seem to stop making fun of it. Ryan Reynolds has embraced the comic book adaptation’s status as a dud of colossal proportions and actively encourages people not to watch it, while both he and co-star Taika Waititi like to pretend that they’ve never even heard of it.
However, Green Lantern seems to have one unlikely fan in Rob Liefeld, creator of Reynolds’ much more well-received character Deadpool. Liefeld hasn’t exactly been mincing his words when it comes to his opinions on how Marvel and Disney are going to handle the Merc with a Mouth, and he recently revealed in an interview that he’d much rather see Reynolds reprise the role of Hal Jordan than Wade Wilson.
10.What happened to the Green Lantern?
The Green Lantern Corps ranks were decimated by the Parallax-possessed Jordan. The Corps’ power source, the Central Power Battery, was drained by Jordan and destroyed, removing the original power source for the rings.
11.Where do I start Green Lantern?
I’m not sure if this is the place, but if anyone wants to throw themselves into trying to read this Green Lantern saga from the start (and I encourage it) but want to read this in story order, I’ve got this for anyone that would like it. I believe it is pretty accurate.
- Rebirth Prequel story from Secret Files and Origins 2005
- Green Lantern: Rebirth #1-6
- Green Lantern: Secret Files and Origins 2005
- Green Lantern #1-6
- Green Lantern Corps: Recharge #1-5
- Green Lantern #7-9
- Green Lantern Corps #1-6
- Ion #1-8
- Green Lantern Corps #7-9
- Ion #9
- Green Lantern #10-17
- Ion #10-12
- Green Lantern Corps #10-13
- Green Lantern #18-20
- Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1
- Green Lantern #21
- Green Lantern Corps #14
- Green Lantern #22
- Green Lantern Corps #15
- Green Lantern #23
- Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Parrallax
- Green Lantern Corps #16
- Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Cyborg Superman
- Green Lantern #24
- Green Lantern Corps #17
- Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Superman Prime
- Green Lantern Corps #18
- Green Lantern #25
- Tales of the Green Lantern Corps: Ion (after SCW)
- Green Lantern/Sinestro Corps: Secret Files and Origins 2008 (kyle story that takes place on OA then he leaves with Guy for Earth)
- Green Lantern Corps #19 (Kyle & Guy back on Earth)
- Green Lantern #26-28
- Green Lantern Corps #21-22
- Green Lantern Corps #20, 23-28
- Green Lantern #29-35
- Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns #1 (Guardians leaving for Zamaron)
- Green Lantern Corps #29-30 (on Zamaron Fatality, Karu-Sil in crystals)
- Green Lantern #36-38 (Fatality awakens)
- Green Lantern Corps #31-32
12.Is Green Lantern a hero or villain
Hal Jordan, also known as Green Lantern, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created in 1959 by writer John Broome and artist Gil Kane, and first appeared in Showcase
Green Lantern is the name of several superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. They fight evil with the aid of rings that grant them a variety of extraordinary powers, all of which come from imagination and/or emotions
13.How much did Ryan Reynolds make for Green Lantern?
Green Lantern was released on June 17, 2011, and received generally negative reviews; most criticized the film for its screenplay, inconsistent tone, choice and portrayal of villains, and its use of CGI, while some praised Reynolds’ performance. Reynolds would later voice his dissatisfaction with the film. The film underperformed at the box office, grossing $219 million against a production budget of $200 million. Due to the film’s negative reception and disappointing box office performance, Warner Bros. canceled any plans for a sequel.
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