Impressive New Green Lantern Trailer Soars Out of WonderCon

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Impressive New Green Lantern Trailer Soars Out of WonderCon

The new trailer turns up the anticipation for the Green Lantern movie a few notches, making up for its disappointing predecessor.

The first Green Lantern trailer was so lackluster that even Warner Bros. itself admitted that it could have been better. But while the first trailer was something of a dud, the second trailer is anything but, with explosions, aliens, and even an emerald green mini-gun.

The new trailer is an abridged version of footage that was shown of at the WonderCon convention in San Francisco this weekend. It opens with Sinestro - who eventually becomes a villain in the comics - telling his comrades of the death of Abin Sur, the Green Lantern Corps' "finest warrior." Interspersed with this, we see parts of the fight that led to Abin Sur's demise, and how he ended up passing the ring on to Hal Jordan, played by Ryan Reynolds, after crash landing on Earth.

Fans of the Green Lantern comics are in for a treat, as the trailer is stuffed full of alien Lanterns, making it into a veritable who's who of intergalactic space cops. It's notable how good the CGI is for the alien Lanterns, but unfortunately, it makes Ryan Reynolds' costume - which presumably isn't quite finished yet - look flat by comparison. From what we've seen in the trailers so far, it's hard to see what advantages the fully CGI costume has over an actual physical costume, but perhaps it will be more evident in the final movie.

Unfinished effects aside, the second trailer does a very good job of showing Green Lantern to be the grand-scale, intergalactic movie that fans were hoping for. Green Lantern opens in theaters on June 17th.

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God Dam, I am Excited for this movie! Its going to be a good Summer :D

I think this draws my excitement for anything Marvel.

That was an awesome trailer. I don't know who wrote the Green Lantern oath, but it is powerful.

I actually enjoyed the first, I don't why some GL fan were upset by it, it showed how cock-sure Hal was prior to becoming a lantern and of his doubts shortly thereafter; well that's how at least it was portrayed in his most recent secret origin story. But this one focused, as the article mention, how grand the Green Lantern Corps is.

I think I'm most excited by the fact that he does more than make giant green fists to punch people.

That was...wow...

I'm genuinely taken aback.

Looks spectacularly awesome and will definetly be going to see it. But i can't stand the guy who plays Hal Jordan, there's just something about him that ruffles my jimmy's.

"I pledge allegence to a lantern that I got from a dieing purple alien."
I mean, who wouldn't?

I hope the other lanterns play a larger role. It kind of looks like he gets the ring, goes off world, has a pep talk and (possibly) a training montage, and then heads back to Earth to fight. I would prefer more galactic battles than human supervillans.

Trailer 1: Hey, this guy's just like you... ish...

This trailer: Hey, this guy's the chosen one...

Yeah, it's one hell of an improvement.

diddykonger:
I actually enjoyed the first, I don't why some GL fan were upset by it, it showed how cock-sure Hal was prior to becoming a lantern and of his doubts shortly thereafter; well that's how at least it was portrayed in his most recent secret origin story. But this one focused, as the article mention, how grand the Green Lantern Corps is.

I never knew anything about Green Lantern, but the original trailer made it look like the movie was a buddy comedy or something, along the style of Green Hornet, and we're all sick of those, I mean, how many movies can there be about people who are irresponsible suddenly getting important responsibility and hilarity ensues? (I'm not exclusively talking about superhero movies, but I have a few examples of superhero movies)

This trailer was much more serious, which is good, I particularly like the parts where he recited the mantra (or whatever it's called) It's actually a very well constructed oath, props to whoever wrote it (I'm assuming it's whoever created Green Lantern)

Anyway, these trailers were so schizophrenically different that it makes me wonder what the movie really is like.

Hell yes this actually looks alright.

Monkeylord:
I think I'm most excited by the fact that he does more than make giant green fists to punch people.

Agreed, that was always my problem with the lanterns in the cartoons too, they would just blast with their rings and make barriers, very rarely did they make constructs.

what i want to know is how long it took to model each of those aliens... unless they were real aliens.

That trailer was sexy. Kind of wish I could see the full footage they showed now.

I think this movie will be made significantly worse by sticking to the established visual design of the comics.

Eh, still not impressed.

Definitely better than the first trailer that was slapped together. Now I'm more interested in seeing it, although seeing Hector Hammond looks silly to me despite knowing who he is and why he's deformed.

Is that the Yellow element? or something else?

Not too hot on the GL mythos, what was that thing that killed Abin Sur and later invaded Earth? I thought it could be Parrallax but he's made of yellow fear energy, not fire and smoke

Have to say, it was much more impressive than the last trailer, which made me think that the film was going to be an outright parody. I don't know much about the comics, but this trailer made the actor seem a lot more plausible for the role.

At any rate, if there's a sequel, maybe we'll get to see Hal's wife in the refrigerator (wrong lantern, but hey :P).

I liked this better than the old trailer, however, the mask just looks... off.

Well that was certainly an improvement. I for one am willing to pay for a ticket to see Ryan Reynolds blow stuff the fuck up with a gatling gun made of willpower.

After the first trailer I had this horrible feeling that this was just going to be another 'Transformers' movie where I desperately wanted it to be good but got let down. After the second trailer my expectations are rising. It still feels like Hal and the costume are down in the uncanny valley for me. It's like, "I know who this is, I know what that is, but it's just ever so slightly off!" Hopefully I'll be able to tell that little voice in the back of my head to shut up while I'm watching it though. Can't wait.

EDIT:

Gerrawn:
I liked this better than the old trailer, however, the mask just looks... off.

It's gotta be the eyes. It bugs me how they just kind of seem to 'float' in the mask.

That'll do WB, that'll do just fine

Monkeylord:
I think I'm most excited by the fact that he does more than make giant green fists to punch people.

As am i.
Now here's to hoping the action scenes will be awesome.

Also, who the hell makes these captchas? i can't write in ancient sumerian, so don't expect me to.

Wait... what is this feeling? Could it be? Why I think it is...

Yes. I am actually feeling the urge to watch a DC Comics adaptation that doesn't have the word "Batman" in it.

Much improved.

Oh yeah, that's MUCH better than the first trailer. Plus I'm glad they're doing GL's origin without making Sinestro the primary villain. Lot of people forget that before he betrayed the Corps and forged the Qwardian Power Rings, he was pretty much one of the best of the aformentioned Corps.

Much better but....you know what, I'm taking a wait and see approach, maybe what they're aiming for will work.

I thought the last trailer was actually pretty cool. I never liked the Green Lantern bu these two trailers have convinced me that the movie might actually be pretty good.

Damn, that was a good trailer. I can't wait for this movie. I think Ryan Reynolds is a great person to have as Hal Jordan as well. I know he can handle the easy going Hal easy, I look forward to how well he does the serious parts of the character, but the scenes look very promising.

Edit: Let's face facts, people are going to hate this movie, and others are going to love it. I just hate how it probably won't lead to a second movie, so they should probably refrain from leaving an opening to a sequel. It will either be too much like the comic, or not enough like the comic. People don't seem to be able to handle it either way. They should probably just stick to animated movies, most of those from DC have been really good.

RabbiiFrystofsk:
Looks spectacularly awesome and will definetly be going to see it. But i can't stand the guy who plays Hal Jordan, there's just something about him that ruffles my jimmy's.

I feel the same way, just when I look at him, eugh.

It could also be the fact that I found out early on that the guy who played Angel was interested in playing Hal Jordan.

I know that this is a silly complaint but... Why the heck so much CGI?

Seriously? Come on, Sinestro is not hard to do without CGI.

Other than that awesomesauce.

Also, WTF is wrong with Hal's mask. It looks just silly.

Green Lantern minigun = awesome

It would appear sinestro is going to be in his pre-betrayal glory. Neat.

Soxafloppin:
God Dam, I am Excited for this movie! Its going to be a good Summer :D

I think this draws my excitement for anything Marvel.

Green Latern isn't Marvel...

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