Green Lantern (2011) Premiere Screening Review

Green Lantern Corps are in the house! Intergalactic peace cops out there watching over all 3600 sectors of the universe, all decked in green uniforms with this awesome green ring. Fresh from attending a Green Lantern Corps party last week, I was delighted to be able to catch the premiere screening of Green Lantern thanks to Ken Wooi.

Green Lantern
Is he green enough for you?

It was a Nuffnang screening, and as usual I was elated to be able to catch up with some of the bloggers that attended. The ticket collections counter opened at 8.15pm, but there was already a queue forming by 8pm and yours truly with proud "kiasu" spirit queued up happily! Upon collecting the tickets, a few of us then headed for a quick dinner.

The two pretty Nuffies, Mimi and Fresh
Green Lantern
Happy bloggers with their tickets, from L-R: Me, Ken, Sherry, Melissa, Benjamin and Tony.

Anyway, back to the movie. DC Comic's Green Lantern finally makes it to our big screen starring the good looking Ryan Reynolds as test pilot Hal Jordan being the first ever human to wear the green power ring and join the Green Lantern Corps.

First off, a brief introduction for this group of superheroes called the Green Lantern Corps. They're these peacekeepers who are chosen because of their braveness to protect the peace in their own sectors in the universe. From the movie we get to know our beloved universe is actually divided into 3600 sectors. Anyway each of these brave souls are empowered with a cool power ring, a ring that can conjure up any item just by willpower. Now that's some really cool stuff I tell you, imagine thinking up a huge machine gun, a big hammer or just will yourself a really big fist to punch the lights out of your enemy.

The beautiful Carol Ferris (Blake Lively) and Ryan Reynolds (Hal Jordan)

We are brought on a roller coaster ride through how Hal Jordan was chosen by the ring, and how he fooled around with the powers, and moved on to fight this really huge doomsday monster, Parallax.  The effects were rather cool, just a tad too much CG, but the plot was a bit too thin. The dialogues ranged from being corny to downright predictable.

Green Lantern

I wouldn't say it was bad, but coming from such big names, a rather big budget, and a whole universe of ideas from the comic, I would have expected a much better storyline. "Effects-check, hunky hero-check, hot chick-check, plot and ending-not very awesome  " Watch it if you're a fan, or have lots of time on your hand, because I feel with such a great premise, the movie could have been awesome. Could have.

I do love one of the phrases in the movie though, "It's okay to be afraid, but have the courage to face that fear!" Do check out the movie trailer below. 





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24 comments :

kuromeowiie Iris said...

I wanna see Blake Lively!hehehe =p

sherdegarmo said...

Blake lively is damn hot!

suituapui said...

Omigawd! When did kenwooi become so thin? Not eating properly kah? Nobody cooking nice meals for him? Poor thing.... You must get him a pretty girl (like ur missus) who will take good care of him, Isaac. LOL!!! See how you're always looking so healthy.... Muahahahaha!!!!

Limetouch said...

But that is the thing about this superhero movies isn't it? We watch for the effects and the cast but not the plot.

Alice Law said...

Juctice league was my fondest childhood cartoon, I reckon I might like ths movie! LOL... can't wait to see green lantern became hero in ths movie!!!^^

flys-03 said...

HAHAHAHA @situapui's comment about Kenwooi being so skinny. Initially I thought I saw the wrong "star" also loh. didnt expect him to be so skinny! LOL Anyways, so rajin + efficient!! Thumbs up for the post! :D

HenRy Lee said...

LOL... i think they picked the wrong actor and the wrong personality for the green lantern... it's the same failure as the Green Hornet. Anyway, I'll watch this in the cinema. Good review bro and mimi looks hawt! HAHA

Ciki said...

Ryan Reynolds is hawt! I wanna watch this show;)

Reanact said...

hey..freebies again!!  Ken too.. hahaha.. so nice to meet up with the other nuffnangers..

Isaac Tan said...

Iris, she's really hot, one of the few things I like about this movie. :) 

Isaac Tan said...

 Sherry, true! the hero also good looking :P

Isaac Tan said...

 STP, lol! @kenwooi would be really happy to read your comment. As for me, just you wait!! I will slim down sooner or later, hopefully sooner.

Isaac Tan said...

Darran, ya bro, I was just expecting a better story line, they could have been more creative.

Isaac Tan said...

 Alice, there was one part i liked about this movie, about how green lantern became the hero. Do catch it in the cinemas when its out, but dont put too high of an expectation on the story line

Isaac Tan said...

Lynn! Next time if you do catch me, do shout out! we could even catch dinner together. I love to blog on events or screenings that interests me. :)

Isaac Tan said...

Henry, true that. catch it today, coz i heard its coming out today. :) Thanks for the compliment, and you should be saying blake lively's hot, but i agree mimi really leng lui ! XD

Isaac Tan said...

Ciki, thanks for dropping by!! :) Yep, he played the hero character quite well, I was just disappointed with the lack of  creativity in the storyline.

Isaac Tan said...

Claire, hehe, I'm surrounded with really cool and happening bloggers recently, which is good. XD

hildamilda said...

First time didn't see Janice tagging along :P How could you not bring her hehe 

kuromeowiie Iris said...

she is my fav girl!HAHAHA Xd

wenn said...

I must go watch it!

ken said...

@hildamilda coz i was his date that night ;)

ken said...

crap...

Bella said...

blake lively.. why she so pretty? i jelesi she dating Leo DiCaprio now :'( (as if i got chance with Leo..haha)
wanna go check out this movie some time this weekend.. but kept reading the mixed reviews of this movie.. so i also mixed feelings dy..

wanna see movie? don't wanna see movie? wanna see? don't wanna see? *pull hair*

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