I’m going to be blunt because, well, I’m in one of those moods.
The new Green Lantern does not look promising. In fact, it looks terrible. Normally I would reserve judgment until a movie comes out but after seeing the trailer before Harry Potter, I’ve pretty much seen the whole movie. Ryan Reynolds was not my first choice to play Deadpool in Wolverine Origins but, in the end, I thought he did ok. When I found out he’d been cast as Green Lantern I was disappointed. Pick a comic book character and stick with it, don’t be all jumping from franchise to franchise turning beloved characters into lame ass versions of yourself. I know you think you’re riding some kind of pop culture wave and it’s so cool and macho to play superheroes and I’m sure all of your agents and managers are just thrilled to death at the prospect of sequels but COME ON. Have a little self respect. You’re married to Scarlett Johansen for Christ’s sake.
(Chris Evans, you take note of this as well)
Not only did the trailer suggest a complete rehashing of every comic book movie that has come out in the last 30 years (see Daniel O’Brien’s spot on article here: http://www.cracked.com/blog/why-new-green-lantern-movie-looks-so-familiar/) but someone got a little too excited about CGI.
There is a reason why spandex was invented.
Nathan Fillion as the Green Lantern? Yes please.
Too make our incredibly hot superheroes and supervillians look even hotter. To give them freedom of movement while in battle. To be a form of identity so that villains and victims alike know exactly who’s rescuing and/or pummeling them with just a glance at the color of their tights.
CGI is not to the point yet where it can replace spandex mmmmkay?
Despite the rehashing (which, honestly, I can deal with to a certain degree) the one thing that bothers me most about the Green Lantern is the CGI costume. It is the fakest looking, most distracting part and sadly, it takes center stage during huge chunks of the movie. And this is the origin movie. When the quickly and poorly put together sequel inevitably comes out this ridiculous and garish costume will play an even larger role.
I hope that when June 11th roles around I will be proved wrong and have to shove my foot in my mouth. But, somehow, I doubt I’ll be tasting sock lint anytime soon.
On another note, I was so NOT excited about the new Green Hornet movie and after seeing a trailer for it I’m actually slightly enthusiastic.