Green Lantern
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In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds). Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"How many more of these superheroes can we take?"
‑ Leah Rozen, TheWrap
"The result makes the movie seem assembled from bits and pieces of other superhero yarns rather than existing on a plane of its own."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"It often feels like there are two separate stories featured in this comic book flick but neither of them is particularly interesting."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Not "Jonah Hex" bad...but almost."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"There's a bit more character in the extended cut, but the film is still a mess of tones, driven by a Star Wars-like narrative but cut down by a sloppy Transformers feel."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"He's an ambiguously...heroic hero."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"The superhero genre is the home-court of the underdog, of skinny Peter Parkers and mutant outcasts, of heroes born from pain or ingenuity. In Green Lantern, the rich get richer."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"This is a blue-light special version of a superhero movie. This is what happens when they go wrong. This is what happens when they don't care."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
""Green Lantern" does have a fair share of problems and yet is not quite as bad as some are making it out to be. It merely gets added to the long list of superhero films as one of the more forgettable ones"
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Thinks it is more impressive than it actually is. Faced with over-blown effects, characters look flat and disappear into the background without a whimper, thanks to an insipid script and the film-makers' unwillingness to flesh out anyone but Hal Jordan."
‑ Simon Gallagher, What Culture
"Apart from having no particular reason to exist onscreen, especially at these prices, it's not half bad."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Even by the standards of the current run of mediocre comic-book movies, this one stands out for its egregious shoddiness."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"Across the board Green Lantern is an average experience. There is zero character development, an overly confusing plot and way too much dodgy CGI assaulting the screen."
‑ Benjo Colautti, We Got This Covered
"I would say that this film is 50/50 good and bad. The stuff that works really works, but the stuff that doesn't work doesn't really work."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"While it doesn't reach the heady heights of Iron Man, it's a worthy addition to DC's movie universe."
‑ Rob Power, SFX Magazine
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