Green Lantern (2011)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi


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Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps.


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24 February 2020 | MR_Heraclius
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Nothing too exciting. Almost boring at times. Some cool effects. It was okay.

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Ryan Reynolds and Martin Campbell clashed repeatedly on set. Campbell has stated in interviews that his first and only choice for the lead was Bradley Cooper. However, the studio was not willing to make an offer to him and ultimately cast Reynolds behind Campbell's back. This lead to an uncomfortable experience on set for Reynolds whose performance was constantly critiqued by Campbell who made him do many takes. Reynolds has stated in an interview with Variety that the film's failure was a huge relief as he had such an unpleasant experience and "dreaded doing it again."


Quotes

Tomar-Re: Billions of years ago, a race of immortals harnessed the most powerful force in existence: the emerald energy of willpower. These immortals, the Guardians of the Universe, built a world from where they could watch over all of existence: the planet ...


Goofs

There is no minimum ejection altitude for the F-35: it's equipped with a Zero-Zero ejection seat. Zero-Zero means zero altitude and stationary (on the ground). However, when the plane is falling straight down at terminal velocity, this makes a zero altitude eject extremely dangerous. But none of this really matters because when Carol makes the minimum eject call the visuals show the plane at several thousand feet.


Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits takes place in a montage of seven quasars, each quasar a specific color of the rainbow. This is based on the emotional electromagnetic spectrum, a Green Lantern theorem that states each color is based on a specific emotion.

  • Both the credits of Ryan Reynolds (Hal Jordan) and Mark Strong (Sinestro) glow with both green and yellow light; Jordan and Sinestro were Green and Yellow Lanterns in the comics.
  • Blake Lively (Carol Ferris)'s credit glows with a violet aura; in the comics Ferris was a Star Sapphire, who wielded the violet power of love.
  • Peter Sarsgaard (Hector Hammond)'s credit glows with an orange aura; in the comics Hammond was possessed by Ophidian, an entity formed from the orange power of avarice.
  • and Temuera Morrison (Abin Sur)'s credit glows with an indigo aura; in the comics Abin Sur was the founder of the Indigo Tribe, a corps which wields the indigo power of compassion.


Alternate Versions

An Extended Cut is available on the Blu-ray release, which runs about 10 minutes longer than the theatrical cut. It restores back the 1993 prologue, especially detailing events leading to Martin Jordan's fatal crash. One more additional scene is restored where Hal and Jason talk longer about the perfect game and asking the boy to remember the feeling of that day.


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Barefootin'
Written by Robert Parker
Produced by
Jay Weigel
Performed by Joint's Jumpin'

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Genres

Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,174,303 19 June 2011

Gross USA:

$116,601,172

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$219,851,172

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