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Old 06-30-2016, 08:43 PM   #1
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Default What Went Wrong With the 2011 Green Lantern Movie?

It's been five years since Green Lantern failed to ignite a DC Cinematic Universe. We look at what went wrong.

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Old 08-24-2016, 01:10 PM   #2
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Honestly? They tried mashing too much stuff together.

They should have done a (pretty much) straight adaptation of Secret Origins, have Hector Hammond be the bad guy. Then done Parallax later.

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Old 12-06-2017, 03:48 AM   #3
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Movies that were supposed to launch franchises (but didn’t): Green Lantern

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Old 02-09-2018, 02:16 PM   #4
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I'm not sure Bradley Cooper would have been a great GL/much better than Reynolds but he probably would have been better. Cooper especially, though similarly relatable, has/could have had a lot of charisma. With Reynolds as he was portrayed it seemed like the studio was uncertainly hedging a lot, trying to cram in a lot of self-humor for if it wasn't otherwise impressive.
I also think the special effects, including the Green Lantern suits, actually were and, from the marketing, also looked pretty bad/generic. And the plot was weird and hard to describe or get people excited about through the marketing.

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Old 02-14-2018, 06:37 PM   #5
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IMO the only thing the film did wrong, was it made itself TOO comical..

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Wrong choice of director, for the material at hand. Get the fundamentals wrong and the rest will by result, go wrong.

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Old 03-19-2018, 08:26 AM   #7
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IMO the only thing the film did wrong, was it made itself TOO comical..
Really? That's the only thing it did wrong?

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Wrong choice of director, for the material at hand. Get the fundamentals wrong and the rest will by result, go wrong.
But GoldenEye and Casino Royale were fun romps with quite a bit of good character work and Zorro also a fine character drama/fun action mix and decent origin. I'm not sure who would have been better.

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Old 04-06-2018, 04:04 PM   #9
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Not sure why it is thought to be so bad. It is (comparably) at lowest MCU level- mediocre however I liked RR vey much in a role.

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Old 04-06-2018, 10:16 PM   #10
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Hector Hammond was creepy and a parody, Parallax reeks of "we need a giant monster in the 3rd act" and nothing more. Doesn't help the writers were Berlanti and Guggenheim.

But I remember enjoying it at the time and was surprised at the mixed/negative reaction. Definitely at lowest MCU levels, for me too.

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Old 04-07-2018, 08:31 AM   #11
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Same for me - nothing special but enjoyable.

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Old 04-07-2018, 08:38 AM   #12
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Less earth time might have helped.

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Old 04-07-2018, 09:49 AM   #13
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The only thing I remember about this movie is arguing with a friend as to wether or not Reynold’s butt was CGI’d.

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Old 05-08-2018, 10:44 PM   #14
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Use of Dead Parent Trope
Bad VFX
Parallax
Killing Waller
Hector Hammond
Wasting Mark Strong as Sinestro

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But GoldenEye and Casino Royale were fun romps with quite a bit of good character work and Zorro also a fine character drama/fun action mix and decent origin. I'm not sure who would have been better.
Campbell has admitted he knew next to nothing of the character or his world and had very little knowledge or experience in CGI, not exactly recommendations for getting a job.

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