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Old June 16th, 2011   Greg Waite is offline   #33
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I'm one of the guys who won't be seeing it tomorrow. I can wait til it comes on DVD.
 
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Old June 16th, 2011   Mackaybear is offline   #34
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I'm one of the guys who won't be seeing it tomorrow. I can wait til it comes on DVD.
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Same here...

I won't go to theaters anymore, and my partner is partially deaf, No closed captioning for movies, which seems stupid to me.
 
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Old June 17th, 2011   chrisbenes is offline   #35
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This.

If you need to see an example of what happens when a movie is made "for the fans", see Watchmen. I personally loved it, and know quite a few "fans of the comic" who did as well. But the general public opinion was that the movie was crap.
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Funny because I was going to use this as an example also but didn't. So thanks for posting what it

The general public look to these critics for opinions. The comic fans will see it regardless of what the critics say...it's in our blood. But if the general public does not go to see this because of bad reviews....well this could be in trouble. And if it is does that shelve future DC movies other than Batman and Superman?
 
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Old June 17th, 2011   Simon DelMonte is offline   #36
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To my surprise, Ebert sort of liked it. He gave it two and half stars, same as First Class, but seemed to like that one more. He certainly likes GL more than Thor, which puts him in a small group. And he acknowledges that he is not its true audience.

The question remains, will this film find a fanbase beyond the GL hardcore? I think it won't. And I think DC might be in trouble.
 
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Old June 17th, 2011   Ben Ronning is offline   #37
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At least that says something, doesn't it?
 
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Old June 17th, 2011   TJLamb0518 is offline   #38
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Gosh, even the good reviews are not stellar. They contain the following terms:

" it's so openly childish.

"Faithful to the comics almost to its detriment, "Green Lantern" is a two hour film that would have been much better at ninety minutes. "

"Yet we both left underwhelmed compared with our expectations – feeling that while Green Lantern could have been worse, it might also have been much better."

"Short on story but visually entertaining, "

"It's unremittingly average, high-caloric and indigestible junk food for the restlessly stupefied. "

""Green Lantern" is purely a popcorn movie for 12-year-olds,"

"it works in fits and starts as its disparate parts go in and out of effectiveness,"

"no special feel for the material at hand.
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And...these are from the POSITIVE reviews....Wowzers!
 
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Old June 17th, 2011   Alan is offline   #39
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This is going to tank. I always had a horrible feeling it might. Mega disaster about to happen here. I think any chance of a franchise here is gone. I was worried last night when i saw a promo interview with Ryan Reynolds where he was stressing 'the humour' in the character that he had picked up by reading the comics.

Does anyone remember the issue where Hal was funny?

Relentlessly grim, focused, driven, deadly dull at times, but funny? Maybe i missed that run....
 
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This is going to tank. I always had a horrible feeling it might. Mega disaster about to happen here. I think any chance of a franchise here is gone. I was worried last night when i saw a promo interview with Ryan Reynolds where he was stressing 'the humour' in the character that he had picked up by reading the comics.

Does anyone remember the issue where Hal was funny?

Relentlessly grim, focused, driven, deadly dull at times, but funny? Maybe i missed that run....
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I remember reading an issue in the library of....was it Infinite Crisis? where Hal, Booster, Ollie, Bruce and a bunch of others were heading off to some satellite and Ollie was commenting about how they were in dire straits and Hal was whistling Take Me Out To The Ballgame....seemed okay to me then...
 
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Old June 17th, 2011   darthlucifuge is offline   #41
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I really am not looking forward to seeing this anymore...
 
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Old June 17th, 2011   smallville is offline   #42
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I really am not looking forward to seeing this anymore...
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Same.
 
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Old June 17th, 2011   Capt America1941 is offline   #43
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I really am not looking forward to seeing this anymore...
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Old June 17th, 2011   Atom is offline   #44
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This is going to tank. I always had a horrible feeling it might. Mega disaster about to happen here. I think any chance of a franchise here is gone. I was worried last night when i saw a promo interview with Ryan Reynolds where he was stressing 'the humour' in the character that he had picked up by reading the comics.

Does anyone remember the issue where Hal was funny?

Relentlessly grim, focused, driven, deadly dull at times, but funny? Maybe i missed that run....
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Read any of the 60's Green Lantern books and you'll find Hal cracking jokes and making ring constructs that were goofy and often were jokes intended to create a laugh. Sure, he had a lot of baseball constructs (ball bat/mitt/ball) that he used frequently, but I seem to remember a lot of humor in that decade of books. But switch to the 70's, and you had the introduction of the grim/gritty reality when they combined GL/GA and made the book a whole lot more serious. GL still tried to be funny, but with GA throwing in social commentary at every possible moment, his humor got drowned out in the seriousness of it all.

So it may depend on which era of GL you were reading.
 
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Old June 17th, 2011   rpi is offline   #45
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The movie doesn't really know if it wants to be an intro movie or an action movie and doesn't really do either as a result. Great casting, except for Blake Lively, but iffy CGI sometimes and the big finale feels pretty forced. When it gets it right, IE what Hal does with the ring or Hector Hammond, it gets it very right, though.
 
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Old June 17th, 2011   5andman is offline   #46
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To my surprise, Ebert sort of liked it. He gave it two and half stars ...
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Just saw it.
I agree with Ebert's rating.
It was just a fun popcorn flick.
 
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Old June 17th, 2011   Saturn Girl is offline   #47
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Reviews are disappointing, but I'm going to have some drinks with friends beforehand, have some fun and not expect anything but a goofy summer movie and I'm sure I'll still have a great time. Thor wasn't the best superhero movie I've ever seen, but it was enjoyable.

Plus I just love Ryan Reynolds, so I'd be happy watching him read the phone book for 90 minutes.
 
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Old June 17th, 2011   TJLamb0518 is offline   #48
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Plus I just love Ryan Reynolds, so I'd be happy watching him read the phone book for 90 minutes.
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Sigh....sadly, this is how so many people feel that the man makes millions of dollars doing so.
 
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