Diogenes could have found his honest man much faster if he’d used a Green Lantern

by wfgodbold

And even if he hadn’t found one, he could have willed one into existence!

The Green Lantern movie opened Friday, and while it’s only 26% fresh, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected it to be.

When your expectations are low, it’s easy to meet them! Let that be a lesson to you!

Ryan Reynolds does an okay job as Hal Jordan (which seems a bit backwards; isn’t it usually the comic book character that has first and last initials the same?), and the CG does an okay job as every other character in the movie.

DC tries to beat Marvel at their own game, and while they come up short of the better Marvel movies, they also don’t sink to the level of the worse films (Hulk, for example. Or DC’s own Batman and Robin).

It’s a good summer flick; you don’t have to think, just turn your brain off and watch the effects and Hal Jordan turn from a slacker test pilot into a determinator superhero. I’d say it was a bit worse than X-Men: First Class was, but still better than Superman Returns.

As long as you don’t go in expecting Iron Man, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, you’ll probably enjoy it.

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2 Comments to “Diogenes could have found his honest man much faster if he’d used a Green Lantern”

  1. Dude. It is frickin’ Ryan Reynolds. If you go in expecting any of those, you are an idiot ;).

    In other news, that sounds like just the movie I need…

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