TMG Scale 7.0
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively…hmmm anyone else??? Stars? No
I kind of squirm when rating all these sci-fi, comic book, super hero films. I readily admit, they are not tops of my film genre list. All said, this one was better than most of late. It had a feel more akin to Superman. A young man ordained by another planet to do good and save the earth. He falls for a beautiful girl. Military contractors are made to look like scumbags. A little comedy here and there. Some solid messages of hope were woven in. Ryan Reynolds is an interesting pick and would not have been my first choice. I still see him as the smart ass, wise guy, horn dog, Monty from the film Waiting (2005).
Nothing hugely original but it was a decent ride.
Joy Lynn says go see X-Men- First Class instead. It is more suited for adults and women alike. Green Lantern is a kid friendly movie with a familiar story that we have all seen before. It’s a bird, it’s a plane . . . it’s Ryan Reynolds!
Green Lantern is a comic book story of evil vs. good with a half baked love story intertwined. The special effects are decent, and the acting not horrible, but the dialogue seemed dorky. I must admit, I do think Ryan Reynolds was a good choice for the role of Hal, especially with his shirt off! WOW!
The story itself is simple and directed more to 8-15 year old boys in my opinion. I would rate this movie a 6.0 on the TMG movie scale and rate Ryan Reynolds a 10.0 for his awesome body! Green or otherwise!