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jedibanner 10/12/2011 8:45:39 AM

Moneywise, it's better to continue with what you have as actors and just make it better by having better writters and less interuptions from the suits at WB (and it would be the easiest thing in the world to make it better since it sucked soooo bad).

Jayinvincible, the review of the movie had already done so the BR review would only be a bit different since there's a few scenes added and that's it which is why it makes sense NOT to review it again. The movie sucked, what else do you need? Geez kids these days just bitch about anything.


goldeneyez 10/12/2011 12:03:54 PM

 karas1 and jedi... the only thing I'd site as far as continuing with what you have is the Fantastic Four sequel.  It got worse... granted the actors were ok, it was the story that was horrible, so yeah... there is that.

karas1 10/12/2011 3:38:34 PM

goldeneyez, it all comes down to the script.  Were the actors in Green Lantern the best actors ever?  Not really.  But then I've seen great actors put in mediocre performances, sometimes even embarrassing performances if the script and the director weren't up to the task. 

Take Wild Wild West.  Please.  You had a trio of superior actors (Will Smith, Kevin Kline and Kenneth Brannah) and it was one of the most embarrassingly lousy movies I've ever seen.  And it was all about the script.

There was nothing about Green Lantern that couldn't have been solved by a better script.  The actors were fine.  The FX were good.  But the script sucked.  And the direction could have been better.

SarcasticCaveman 10/13/2011 3:20:18 AM

 "Geez kids these days just bitch about anything."....including any news of any movie being remade.

jedibanner 10/13/2011 6:05:35 AM

Remakes sucks so, nothing big about it SarcastiCaveman...

keithdaniel 10/13/2011 2:21:07 PM

Kara, I believe you're right.  Although I have yet to see Green Lantern, I would apply your script argument to other superhero movies like Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns.  If they would've had much better scripts then they would've had much stronger stories then the "we need stars casted, we'll focus more on the villians, FX eye candy  campfest that they turned out to be!  If I'm wrong, then would WB have rebooted the Batman franchise with the excellent Batman Begins?  Just something to think about!

goldeneyez 10/13/2011 7:36:19 PM

karas1, you got me.  I totally agree with that logic.

karas1 10/14/2011 2:23:43 PM

keithdaniel, I saw Batman Returns reciently and it wasn't a good a movie as I remembered it.  But it wasn't a terrible movie either.  The Burton Batman films were decent, entertaining movies with fine performances in them.  Nicholson was terrific as the Joker.  DeVito made a wonderful Penguin and Michelle Phiffer made a really good Catwoman.  Christopher Walken was great as Max Schrek.  Should the emphasis have been more on Batman and less on the villians?  That's a matter of opinion.  Batman Returns would have benefitted with less time spent on the villians perhaps.

WB rebooted the Batman franchise due to the Schumacher movies were rediculous, overblown exercises where even the best performances were overshadowed by the FX.  Jim Carrey made a superior Riddler.  But Kilmer and Clooney  got lost among the spectacle.  Tommy Lee Jones couldn't even hold up his end and he can play crazy like few others.  The less said about Arnold and Uma Thurman the better.

But that has little to do with Green Lantern.  It wasn't the best film ever made but it isn't near the same kind of bad as Batman and Robin.  The franchise doesn't need a reboot.  It just needs a decent script for Reynolds and the other Green Lantern actors to perform.

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Betenoire 10/15/2011 10:42:27 AM

Wow, This actually does make me sad to not have a new review. I clicked on it as I saw Gail Simone Tweeting how much the extra scenes improved the work (note, improved, not made perfect). I hoped to see if another voice echoed that...guess I'll have to look elsewhere to see if that was a one off or if it might be something noted by others as well.

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