I’m going to jump right out and say it, Green Lantern is pretty, damn good. I’m actually kind of lost as to why it’s been hammered with such negative reviews leading up to its opening. Why the 22% percent, Rotten Tomatoes? Green Lantern is far better than Fantastic Four (27%) or Catwoman (10%), so why is it labeled rotten? Are we fans now, too hard to please? Have we been made as tough and cruel as the streets of Gotham since The Dark Knight proved how gritty a comic book movie could be?
To enjoy Green Lantern you need to lighten up and embrace the zaniness of Silver Age comics. Yes, there are millions of aliens, an inter-stellar police force Earth had no knowledge of and magic rings could pop out of the sky at any moment and turn you into the universe’s next super hero. If you can accept these premises and not take yourself or the movie too seriously, you’ll have a blast with Green Lantern. If you go in looking for a deep, soul-searching experience dealing with heavy themes of what it means to become a hero, you’re gonna be disappointed.
Some spoilerific comments can be expected below the cut.
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Wonder Woman is making a comeback on Netflix:
The failed pilot from David E. Kelly, starring Adrianne Palicki, was never finished (thank gawd!) and axed before NBC could further embarrass themselves. However, word around the nerd water cooler is that it may become available on Netfllix.
User robolivera, from the DC Universe/Warner Brothers’ fan forum, posted about how he discovered this potential news:
I was looking for Captain America on Netflix to see what it said about a release date even though it’s not even out in the theaters yet. It has a picture of him with “NR” (Not Released) next to it…Then I searched for Lynda’s WW… It says NR too. BUT it has Adrianne Palicki’s Wonder Woman on there as well with NR next to it!!
He isn’t the only one though, as GloriaofGrayskull from the mattycollector forum also spotted this:
Today I searched for wonder woman on netflix site and it seems like they are going to release the new pilot in dvd I added it to my queve/list of dvds everyone add it so that there is high demand for it!
I think we all want to see the pilot episode, much like how we all just have to stop and look when we pass by a car crash. Morbid curiosity. Do these reports mean we’ll actually get to see it? Don’t get your hopes up. Netflix is notorious for listing shows and movies in advance in order to gauge interest. This is probably just one of those cases. This of course doesn’t mean that the show won’t ever be released as is, or get picked up by another network, or see an eventual release on Netflix. The point is, don’t expect the new “Wonder Woman” pilot/series to be actually available anytime soon.
Via: You Bent My Wookie
Green Lantern opens tomorrow and it’s the film any nerd is talking about. Fans are hoping this movie will be a success and lead to a move away from constant remakes and sequels to Superman and Batman. Oh, who am I kidding, we’ll never tire of Superman or Batman movies, even if Green Lantern‘s a smash. Unfortunately, these early reviews seem to imply it’s not.
Who cares what those people are saying, America’s premier news source, the Onion News Network has a review of Green Lantern for you that sums up every expectation. The Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds) is green and flies around making green things. Plus saving the day and having something close to a screen romance with Blake Lively. All ends well.
Watch their spot on review below and make sure you tune in tomorrow for our Nerd Bastards review of the Green Lantern.
‘Green Lantern’ To Fulfill America’s Wish To See Lantern-Based Characters On Big Screen
We’re only three days away from the big screen release of Martin Campbell‘s Green Lantern film and everything should be shaping up to be a fantastic release. Unfortunately reviews have been coming in from early screenings and let’s just say even in brightest day Hal Jordan isn’t fairing too well with the fans. The third in a line of DC heroes to actually have their project reach their viewing audience (sorry Wonder Woman) and it looks like they might have struck out on this one.
We picked a few of the
best worst reviews and are posting them hear for you to judge for yourself. Click on the site name for the entire review.
With less than 3 weeks until the Green Lantern films release, Blake Lively has come under fire for a set of nude pictures that have hit the net. Lively, who will be playing Carol Ferris, an important character in the Green Lantern mythos, is guaranteed a place in future sequels. So this has to be one of the last thing she needs before her big debut…or is it?
Nude pictures or videos before a movie release is nothing new, they’ve even launched a few careers (right Kim Karkardashian). As for whether or not these shots are real or just clever photoshop work, so far Lively has denounced the blurry cell phone pictures are fakes. But even if they are real, does anyone even care anymore?
Now don’t get me wrong we’re all for a woman showing off what her momma gave her, but as a respectable gentlemen the image will not be posted here. The closest thing we can do is give you this approximation of what they, the photos, look like. If you want to know why just head on over to the celebrity gossip site TMZ who reported on their page that a lawyer has been hired by Lively. The lawyer has states that he will send threatening letters to anyone who publishes the pics and implies it’s her. So with that being said, follow the jump for the full look.
With little more then 3 months until the Martin Campbell directed Green Lantern film hits theaters, there’s still a looming question in the air on what Parallax -yellow fear based entity- will look like. Other then a production shot, no one has seen much else of the yellow monster/villain. If you’ve been reading the Green Lantern series you know what Parallax is, a creature of fear imprisoned inside the central power battery of Oa. Known simply as “the yellow impurity”, a reason for a lantern’s weakness, we now have a better look at this villain thanks to an upcoming toy.
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“Look out, it’s the GUARDIANS!”
Yes, that quote may be from The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, but it works perfectly here.
For those of you nerds NOT reading Green Lantern comics (seriously?), here is a low-down of who the Guardians are.
The Guardians are exactly as the name describes them, guardians of life, freedom and prosperity on their home planet of Oa. They created the Green Lantern Corps and the rings used by its members to patrol the galaxy. They do not choose the guardians, but (at least in the comics) the rings search out beings with the willpower to overcome great fear.
Here’s the synopsis of the film:
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.
Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.
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