First Official Green Lantern Trailer Falls to Earth

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First Official Green Lantern Trailer Falls to Earth

Green Lantern is looking like a fun movie, but don't expect many surprises from it.

Snippets are all well and good, but there's nothing quite like that first trailer to really get those excitement levels really rising. Warner Bros. released the first official Green Lantern trailer yesterday, giving us a proper look at its "above-average Joe becomes super-powered space cop" movie.

The trailer gives a more complete picture of the kind of character Ryan Reynolds is playing, as well as the general shape of the movie's plot. Hal Jordan is a talented, but irresponsible, test pilot who is granted fantastic powers that he doesn't think that he is able to handle. But with time, training, and pep talks from his childhood sweetheart, he is able to overcome his fears and become truly worthy of the Green Lantern mantle. It's not the most original plot, but this is a summer blockbuster we're talking about, not the next Citizen Kane, so that's probably not that big a deal.

Green Lantern fans will probably notice a few differences from how Hal Jordan is portrayed in the comics, but most people won't have ever heard of him, so having a character the audience will like and relate to is likely a lot more important to the filmmakers than staying 100% true to the comic books.

The CGI definitely does look unpolished though, especially on Reynolds' suit, which looks more like it's been painted over the top of him, rather than something he's actually wearing - not entirely surprising, as this is exactly what has happened. Hopefully it'll get some touching up before the movie hits in June, because if it looks a little weird on a PC monitor, it's going to look very weird on a movie screen.

Green Lantern comes to theaters on June 17th, 2011.

Source: io9

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Is it wrong that I think the fan made trailer is more epic than this?

Eh. The trailer doesn't look fantastic. The CG does look kinda goofy. I might see it. I'm undecided.

This really doesn't look interesting.

Hmm... I was pumped for this movie, but now I'm not too sure.

Did you just call an F-22 Raptor pilot an "above every man?"

MAN-CRUSH TIME!!!!!!!!

With that out of the way....

I hope the movie is more epic than the trailer. Still interesting, though.

I always find that actor funny and good.. So probably gonna watch this..

Logan Westbrook:
Green Lantern is looking like a fun movie, but don't expect many surprises from it.

Unfortunately, this has become the dominant paradigm for superhero movies. It would be nice to, for once, actually be able to expect surprises, and even then be surprised...

That looks...mediocre.

I an all honesty I like Ryan Reinolds, he's a great actor. And at the end of Wolverine I was like "they should make a Deadpool with him" and seeing as they are, means directors like him too.

He honestly seems more Kyle Rayner, personality wise, than Hal Jordan, making me wonder why they didn't just go with Kyle. Although I guess Kyle's origin coming in the wake of the Hal Jordan/Parallax/Emerald Twilight fracas would be just a little difficult to encapsulate in a movie.

So yeah, while there's no way I'm not seeing this movie, I'm not going to be setting my expectations terribly high.

I like it. It showed Hector Hammond, Sinestro, Kilowog, Carol Ferris, Tomar-Re, Oa, Abin-sur...has giant green fists coming out of rings (ok, that sounded bad)and military aircraft! From a comic book nerd point of view that´s pretty awesome.

Sure, it starts kind of goofy, but in a cool Tony Stark kind of way...AND at the end with Oa and the other lanterns, i see a lot of potential. It could be Iron Man ramping up to be something like DC´s Star Wars...a weird mix, but one i think is kinda cool.

The thing that makes me confident about the movie is Martin Campbell. You cant go wrong with the man respnsible for making Bond awesome again.

I hope the movie is a hell of a lot better than that trailer. It failed to impress.

Ryan Reynolds acting looked crap, and it looked like the movie was chasing cheap gags instead of going for depth.

While Reynolds doesn't inspire me with confidence that he can pull this off, it's the writers and casting I'm really worried about:

-Loving the female version of Keanu Reeves, a wonderfully emotionless: "Hal. Today's. Test. Is. Important." almost as good as the Spiderman 3 news caster. God awful.

-The nerdy best friend? Come on man, I know many of the heroes in this universe have alliterative names but seriously, is there a trope less trodden that we can turn to?

But it'll have money showered over it like a hose on dirty children, I'm sure they can spend away the glaring issues...

Looks......safe, like they looked in the Action Movie 101 book of film making. Not feeling it yet.

I'm a fan of Ryan Reynolds and Superhero films so I probably would have gone to see this anyway. Judging by the trailer, they seem to be aiming more for Iron Man rather then Batman with a much lighter tone. (Not that I think this is a bad thing, I prefer Iron Man :) )

I will see it. I just want to see the Lantern Corps!

You know what, I'm not minding the costume as much anymore. Here's hoping for another Iron Man!

The trailer wasn't the greatest but quite frankly my standards were set a bit low.

Am I the only one that actually likes the suit? I mean it looks pretty much like a tight fitting thing.

"There's, uh, water in the tap."

Best part of the trailer.

The stit looks kind of wierd. I don't know it doesn't look like an actual costume, it looks like it's CGI'd on (and it is). Now granted it doesn't look by any means bad, just incomplete. I really liked the design of the aliens, Abin-Sur and Kilowog. If this is just as well-recieved as I hope it will, Thor might be getting a a run for his money.

The movie looks like it's going to be pretty good, but the 3D is kind of killing my enthusiasm. I mean, the fastest way to kill my enthusaism for a movie is heralding it in 3D. It's never been more than a crutch in my eyes, it never seems to be used properly (is it strange that JACKASS 3D used it more responsibly?) and it's a cheap way to ratchet up ticket prices. And if by some miracle you didn't get the 3D glasses, it makes the whole thing look like crap.

That was, to say the least, underwhelming. The fan-made trailer that casts Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan (and plays 'Freedom Fighter's' from Star Trek's trailer) and uses a combination of James Masters and Hugo Weaving as Sinestro was far superior.

Ryan, tone your shit down, you're Hal Jordan not Deadpool.

marcogodinho:
I like it. It showed Hector Hammond, Sinestro, Kilowog, Carol Ferris, Tomar-Re, Oa, Abin-sur...has giant green fists coming out of rings (ok, that sounded bad)and military aircraft! From a comic book nerd point of view that´s pretty awesome.

Sure, it starts kind of goofy, but in a cool Tony Stark kind of way...AND at the end with Oa and the other lanterns, i see a lot of potential. It could be Iron Man ramping up to be something like DC´s Star Wars...a weird mix, but one i think is kinda cool.

The thing that makes me confident about the movie is Martin Campbell. You cant go wrong with the man respnsible for making Bond awesome again.

This does seem to be DC's answer to Iron man. I personally am a huge fan of the comics, and Hal Jordon is easily my favourite Lantern (The man with out fear, and with out fear you're just a man Batman) so odds are I'll go and see this. The CG looks a little dodgy but when he floated through that green lantern shaped rock it did look pretty awesome. And to include Kilowag is a nice touch.

Still needs some polishing but I'll give it a look

EDIT: the trailer looks a bit of a cliché at the beginning but I'm sorta hoping that was done to make people go "woah wait a second a purple alien?" Obviously to people who don't know the franchise.

messy:
[quote="marcogodinho" post="7.245460.8973246"] And to include Kilowag is a nice touch.

Yeah I liked that too :) Oh and Sinestro in his green lantern outfit too :D

Green Lantern is probably the only DC character I have some sort of attachment too, being the first Superhero I ever had a comic about.

(Well it was released as a Superman Comic here in Norway, and consisted of two stories, one was Supes and Lantern travelign i nspace, the other was Lantern and the Lantern Corp)

Always liked his powers.

I am still not impressed. Every time there's an update about this movie I become more and more convinced that I won't see it.

CG looked awful. I mean, Ive seen better animation in a Shrek movie. For instance, in the Shrek movies they always pull off the world in such a way that I forget the entire world is CG. In this, you can tell what is real and what is not. And its not just because of CG's projected onto a real background; these CG's arent well implimented from the looks of the trailers.

Not to mention, the story and the movie arent being sold to me: something trailers are supposed to do. Maybe if I was a diehard fan, but for me this is a pass. If your going to make a super hero movie, make sure its upto par with the recent Batman and Ironman movies; charm, good cinematics, good actors, good story, etc. Nothing worse then making a mess with an expensive license.

Dude gets out of bed quite fast.

The trailer hasn't really blown me away. Especially as I am a big GL fan.

I prefered the fan made one with Nathan Fillion. Was much more epic than this.

Will be giving this a pass.

Well, I'm certainly not gonna miss the film, but I'm fudged up the japs-eye if I'm paying £13 a ticket to see it in 3D at the local Odeon. DVD release it'll have to be.

Shame too...It doesn't look special but I'd have liked to see it on a big screen...ah, such is the curse of the industries incredulously high prices. Why can I buy a DVD for £3 a couple of months after it's released, but I have to spend 4x that just to see it once in a smelly, crowded room with flickery projection and £7 coke?

Sorry...that was off topic. Off to start a new topic!

Is anyone else seeing Mass Effect: Green Edition?

Completely formulaic trailer, nothing surprising at all. But since I'll still probably see it, I'm SO not their target for a trailer.

I don't want an Iron Man clone I want a Green Lantern movie. A dude with a ring that can do anything in space with aliens and they're making an Iron Man clone. I hope to God I'm wrong but that's what it's looking like.

Maybe I'm expecting to much. Because of things like Mass Effect and Star Wars, when I hear of anything to do with space I expect to be engulfed in a sci-fi orgasm. I don't want to watch a safe, calculated, cloned success.

Looks pretty good to me...

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