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« Reply #80 on: May 06, 2011, 01:12:00 PM »

I'm not convinced it'll be the best movie ever.  I'm just also not convinced your argument made any sense.  icon_razz
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« Reply #81 on: May 06, 2011, 02:07:35 PM »

I really like the "Out of this World" quality found in the few Tales of the Green Lantern Corps stories I've read.  I should pick up a larger PB collection sometime.  I doubt this movie will capture that well, but it would be cool if they can at least give us a glimpse here and there instead of primarily focusing on the ring making giant green guns and boxing gloves.
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« Reply #82 on: May 06, 2011, 02:26:09 PM »

I think the key is whether the casual fan gets into this. imho, the casual fan knows enough about Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, and a few other iconic comic book characters. I know the name Hal Jordan, and I remember an animated Green Lantern as a kid and the ring doing crazy things but I really can't remember anything beyond that -- not the origin story or characters or anything. Of course, if the film's origin portion does its job I guess it won't matter but you do have to convince people who don't live and breathe Green Lantern to want to get to the theater too.

My only concern from the trailers is that sooooooo much of the film is CGI. Obviously, Avatar showed you can do an all-CGI film and have historic B.O. But I've seen a lot of CGI-heavy films that never really get you to care about any character or story going on in the film. And really, my favorite scenes in the Iron Man movies were the ones with "real" costumes on, not the overblown CGI-bot-battles.

I'll go see GL if there are any characters or story worth caring bout but if it's just 2 hours of green CGI and Ryan Reynolds' abs and smirk, I won't bother -- just like I skipped both Hulk movies in theaters. Hopefully GL will be something more fun.  icon_smile
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« Reply #83 on: May 06, 2011, 02:54:41 PM »

How do you beat any Green Lantern ever?

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« Reply #84 on: May 06, 2011, 03:04:16 PM »

I agree with you, Blackjack.  I, too, am curious as to how the film will appeal to casual fans.  I never read superhero comic books as a kid, although I did watch a large number of comic-based cartoons and television shows.  As an adult I've become quite the fan of comic book and superhero films, despite not always knowing much about the featured superhero or characters.  In anticipation of films based upon a specific comic mythos I may be unfamiliar with I'll go online to sites such as Wikipedia in order to get an abbreviated background on characters and the world they inhabit.  

Some films have been based on material I have read and am familiar with (Watchmen for example), but others such as Ironman required me to read up on the character(s) and his/their backgrounds or comic history.  Before some of the recent Marvel films I knew little about The Avengers but now cannot wait for the upcoming film.  Captain America is another character I am unfamiliar with but have learned a great deal in preparing to see the movie.  In a way these films are a nice catalyst for getting casual fans like myself more interested in the stories and characters to the point of reading up on them and sometimes even investing in some of the print material.  

The first few trailers of Green Lantern worried me as they seemed more like a comedic take on the story comparable to The Green Hornet, but subsequent trailers have made me more and more interested in the film.  I'm beginning to like Ryan Reynolds and from what I've seen he seems to be moving past the slapstick, nonsensical comedy he's done in the past and looks to be taking the role quite seriously.  I have some concerns on the CGI quality and incorporation of Lantern's powers, but overall it looks like it could do a far better job with "the evil force coming to engulf the planet" storyline than Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

Right now I am planning to see the film barring overly negative reviews.  And I also plan to read more about the character and his comic history to be better prepared for what I will see on screen.  Some have expressed concern over an alleged saturation of the film market with superhero movies, but I welcome these films as they've broadened my knowledge base and continue to successfully entertain.
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« Reply #85 on: May 06, 2011, 03:22:16 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on May 06, 2011, 02:54:41 PM

How do you beat any Green Lantern ever?

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« Reply #86 on: May 06, 2011, 11:18:01 PM »

I saw a big long preview of this today at the theater.

It looks omgwtfawful.
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« Reply #87 on: May 07, 2011, 01:30:25 AM »

Ok, I'm a more knowledgable fan, not really casual, but I think it looks awesome. Very excited.
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« Reply #88 on: May 09, 2011, 09:54:37 PM »

Yikes! The trailer started out looking really good then ... Ryan Reynolds? It's The Fantastic Four all over again except it's The Fantastic Van Wilder. Was he tho only guy available? I'd rather see Sheldon from Big Bang Theory than Reynolds.
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« Reply #89 on: May 10, 2011, 05:04:30 AM »

Go watch Smokin' Aces and realize that Reynolds can play it straight when he needs to.
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« Reply #90 on: May 10, 2011, 06:25:21 PM »

Quote from: Crusis on May 09, 2011, 09:54:37 PM

Yikes! The trailer started out looking really good then ... Ryan Reynolds? It's The Fantastic Four all over again except it's The Fantastic Van Wilder. Was he tho only guy available? I'd rather see Sheldon from Big Bang Theory than Reynolds.

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Go watch Smokin' Aces and realize that Reynolds can play it straight when he needs to.

Or Blade or Wolverine.
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« Reply #91 on: May 23, 2011, 12:42:40 PM »

Another new trailer, this one has some nice backstory and gives me fear about the color yellow.
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« Reply #92 on: May 23, 2011, 01:58:06 PM »

It's really interesting to me how the trailers/previews have changed for Green Lantern - the early previews were very cheesy/hammy to me, and looked like a very light hearted (and not overly good) movie. The later trailers have had much more serious tones and actually look quite good to me. I'm curious to see how the actual movie turns out.
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« Reply #93 on: May 23, 2011, 05:02:29 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 23, 2011, 12:42:40 PM

Another new trailer, this one has some nice backstory and gives me fear about the color yellow.

it got some decent applause when I saw it before PotC 4.
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« Reply #94 on: May 23, 2011, 05:24:14 PM »

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Quote from: Bullwinkle on May 23, 2011, 12:42:40 PM

Another new trailer, this one has some nice backstory and gives me fear about the color yellow.

it got some decent applause when I saw it before PotC 4.

I can't remember the last time that a movie went from 'meh' to must-see in such a short amount of time. Very excited for this one.
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« Reply #95 on: May 25, 2011, 05:46:22 PM »

I have to say that I am somewhat in agreement with this article: http://www.toronto.com/blog/post/686548--can-the-green-lantern-trailers-possibily-get-any-goofier

I should also say that I am not a comic fan and could really care less about this installment. I do like the Iron Man / Batman and Spiderman movies.
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« Reply #96 on: May 25, 2011, 05:49:00 PM »

Gah, I wish I could just get over my dislike for Reynolds.  It LOOKS like it's going to be fun, but every time I see his smug face I just want to grab a yellow ring and go all Qwardian on his ass.
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« Reply #97 on: May 25, 2011, 05:55:08 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on May 25, 2011, 05:49:00 PM

Gah, I wish I could just get over my dislike for Reynolds.  It LOOKS like it's going to be fun, but every time I see his smug face I just want to grab a yellow ring and go all Qwardian on his ass.


welcome to my world with Nic Cage,although most of his movies don't look like fun either(Sorry Raz Tongue)
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« Reply #98 on: May 25, 2011, 05:56:49 PM »

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Gah, I wish I could just get over my dislike for Reynolds.  It LOOKS like it's going to be fun, but every time I see his smug face I just want to grab a yellow ring and go all Qwardian on his ass.


welcome to my world with Nic Cage,although most of his movies don't look like fun either(Sorry Raz Tongue)

Oh god, if you want a real laugh, try to sit through Drive Angry.  You can see that he checks out of the film 12 seconds after his first appearance.  He's on autopilot for the rest of the film.  The man will make ANY movie, ANY time, with ANYONE if you give him a 20.
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« Reply #99 on: May 25, 2011, 06:14:41 PM »

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Quote from: metallicorphan on May 25, 2011, 05:55:08 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 25, 2011, 05:49:00 PM

Gah, I wish I could just get over my dislike for Reynolds.  It LOOKS like it's going to be fun, but every time I see his smug face I just want to grab a yellow ring and go all Qwardian on his ass.


welcome to my world with Nic Cage,although most of his movies don't look like fun either(Sorry Raz Tongue)

Oh god, if you want a real laugh, try to sit through Drive Angry.  You can see that he checks out of the film 12 seconds after his first appearance.  He's on autopilot for the rest of the film.  The man will make ANY movie, ANY time, with ANYONE if you give him a 20.

He was really great in Kick-Ass, though.  It's been a while since I enjoyed him as much.
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« Reply #100 on: May 25, 2011, 06:17:33 PM »

That's what so frustrating about the guy.  He has the acting chops to really steal a film...WHEN he's invested in the movie.  But he takes so many damn movies just to keep his head above water when it comes to debt that those times when he's actually acting are few and far between.
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« Reply #101 on: June 14, 2011, 09:20:09 PM »

woohoo!  it's almost out, and the local theater is sure to be fairly quiet since OSU is out for summer, so I'll probably see it this weekend.

and maybe I'll see Thor too  icon_wink
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« Reply #102 on: June 14, 2011, 09:33:30 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on May 25, 2011, 05:49:00 PM

Gah, I wish I could just get over my dislike for Reynolds.  It LOOKS like it's going to be fun, but every time I see his smug face I just want to grab a yellow ring and go all Qwardian on his ass.

He's so pretty!
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« Reply #103 on: June 14, 2011, 09:37:53 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 14, 2011, 09:20:09 PM

woohoo!  it's almost out, and the local theater is sure to be fairly quiet since OSU is out for summer, so I'll probably see it this weekend.

and maybe I'll see Thor too  icon_wink

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« Reply #104 on: June 14, 2011, 11:06:06 PM »

no advanced showing of this one,so it looks like i may have to catch it when it opens on Friday
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« Reply #105 on: June 15, 2011, 03:13:57 PM »

Not doing well on Rottentomatoes, although there is no consensus yet. 
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« Reply #106 on: June 15, 2011, 03:25:09 PM »

to or to not go 3D... it's only a 3 buck difference so what the hell.
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« Reply #107 on: June 15, 2011, 03:27:37 PM »

Quote from: farley2k on June 15, 2011, 03:13:57 PM

Not doing well on Rottentomatoes, although there is no consensus yet. 

I still want to see it. I've liked plenty of movies that had shitty reviews.  nod
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« Reply #108 on: June 15, 2011, 03:29:21 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 15, 2011, 03:25:09 PM

to or to not go 3D... it's only a 3 buck difference so what the hell.

You, you are the reason 3D has stuck around for to damn long.
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« Reply #109 on: June 15, 2011, 03:40:49 PM »

Quote from: Fireball1244 on June 14, 2011, 09:33:30 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 25, 2011, 05:49:00 PM

Gah, I wish I could just get over my dislike for Reynolds.  It LOOKS like it's going to be fun, but every time I see his smug face I just want to grab a yellow ring and go all Qwardian on his ass.

He's so pretty!

So's Megan Fox, but she still wasn't able to save Transformers 2. 
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« Reply #110 on: June 15, 2011, 06:46:17 PM »

eugh....that RT page doesn't make an appealing case

me and my XBL avatar,still wants to see it though Tongue
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« Reply #111 on: June 15, 2011, 07:26:22 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 15, 2011, 06:46:17 PM

eugh....that RT page doesn't make an appealing case

me and my XBL avatar,still wants to see it though Tongue


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« Reply #112 on: June 15, 2011, 08:16:07 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 15, 2011, 03:25:09 PM

to or to not go 3D... it's only a 3 buck difference so what the hell.

Damnit. Stop that.
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« Reply #113 on: June 15, 2011, 08:21:20 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on June 15, 2011, 07:26:22 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on June 15, 2011, 06:46:17 PM

eugh....that RT page doesn't make an appealing case

me and my XBL avatar,still wants to see it though Tongue


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« Reply #114 on: June 15, 2011, 08:46:08 PM »

'overstuffed sausage' describes me pretty well actually  retard icon_cry
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« Reply #115 on: June 15, 2011, 08:51:18 PM »

Wow even IGN bashed this one and they usually love the big Comic Book movies. They compared it to Jonah Hex and really had nothing nice to say about the movie, other than that Ryan Reynolds wasn't bad.
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« Reply #116 on: June 15, 2011, 09:12:29 PM »

Arg. Well, I'm seeing it anyways cause I like GL and Ryan Reynolds both... plus, if he flops that hurts the proposed Deadpool movie!
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« Reply #117 on: June 15, 2011, 09:46:01 PM »

Quote from: Scraper on June 15, 2011, 08:51:18 PM

Wow even IGN bashed this one and they usually love the big Comic Book movies. They compared it to Jonah Hex and really had nothing nice to say about the movie, other than that Ryan Reynolds wasn't bad.

I kinda enjoyed Jonah Hex (I think, been trying to rewatch all the movies in my collection so things are getting mixed up), so IN!
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« Reply #118 on: June 16, 2011, 02:26:17 AM »

The Onion News Network does a nice report on the movie.  smile
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« Reply #119 on: June 16, 2011, 03:51:25 AM »

Phew! Good thing this one is turning out to suck - I would have felt way too spoiled if we had 3 awesome super hero movies before Summer even began.  icon_twisted
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