What Went Wrong With the 2011 Green Lantern Movie?

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  1. TMC1982

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  2. Syncos

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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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    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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    IMO the only thing the film did wrong, was it made itself TOO comical..
     
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  6. Mandon Knight

    Mandon Knight Let's all Marvel in their achievement

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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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    Really? That's the only thing it did wrong?
     
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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.
     
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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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    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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    Same for me - nothing special but enjoyable.
     
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    Less earth time might have helped.
     
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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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    Use of Dead Parent Trope
    Bad VFX
    Parallax
    Killing Waller
    Hector Hammond
    Wasting Mark Strong as Sinestro
     
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    Mandon Knight Let's all Marvel in their achievement

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    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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