Originally Posted by ЯɘvlveR
i would have preferred if gl took place entirely in space/other planets. as soon as hal got the the ring he should have been off planet.
People always say this but there are two problems with that logic:
1 - An entire movie set in space takes a huge budget and special effects wizards who really know what they are doing. People complained about the effects in GL, even though a large portion of it is earth-based. I can't even imagine how poorly it might have looked had the entire movie been off-planet.
2 - Trying to figure out what appeals to the GA is a tricky thing and the majority of superhero films have been earth-based. And even with a property like GL, that can make sense since he's assigned to protect Earth and even in the comics, he spends at least a good portion of his time in Coast City with Carol and his friends there.
Now granted, GL failed to connect with the GA. But I don't think that's entirely because the film took place mostly on Earth.