Movie Review: Green Lantern and the Color of Boredom

Another week, another colossally budgeted superhero origins picture in murky 3-D: DC Comics’ Green Lantern. Apart from having no particular reason to exist onscreen, especially at these prices, it’s not half bad. The early, computer-generated scenes on Oa, the luminescent planet of the green lanterns (there are hordes), are gorgeous, saturated in comic-book greens and violets and magentas and unbeholden to petty laws of gravity, with the immortal bulb-headed “guardians” suspended on long poles and draped in 100-foot-or-so-tall red capes. It’s too bad the rest of the movie isn’t similarly unfettered. It falls to Earth wicked fast. Read More...


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