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TremorDeth 6/24/2011 12:14:35 PM

I think GL runs into the problem most superhero origin movies run into and that's the origin story.  The origin runs on for a while and I think the writers couldn't decide between a space epic or an Earth based story so they split the difference.  The space oriented stuff was done really well.  I like Hector Hammond despite the critical reception he's recieved.  I think people in all honesty wanted more of what was good about the movie and that frustration makes them lash out at it.  Tell me that Oa, Sinestro, Kilowog, and the majority of those sequences weren't epic... go ahead.  We need a Fall of Sinestro story with a large amount of Hal on other planets and the birth of the Sinestro Corp with the end of the movie on Earth to bring it to a close (similar to Sinestro Corp War in the comics and the First Flight animated movie).

SarcasticCaveman 6/26/2011 1:21:46 AM

 Damn...I REALLY enjoyed it...finally saw it today, and LOVED the leave they left for the sequel.  Not saying it was a GREAT movie, but thoroughly entertaining.  I would hope they at least make one sequel.  Mark Strong as Sinestro was just great.

SarcasticCaveman 6/26/2011 1:24:13 AM

 By the by, why do so many people hate origin stories?  Seriously, I could understand not wanting to sit though a baby flying from Krypton or a scientist getting belting with gamma radiation, but really, how many non comic book movie fans are even aware of Green Lantern?  Sorry, but occasionally an origin story is ENTIRELY necessary.

SarcasticCaveman 6/26/2011 1:36:37 AM

SPOILERS AHEAD, SPOILERS AHEAD, DON'T READ THIS COMMENT IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE!!!  YOU HAVE BEEN OFFICIALLY WARNED!

 

One more thing - Darkknight, what movie did you watch?  I thought there was plenty of motivation.  In the movie, it was Sinestro's idea to try using fear against fear, thus the forging of the yellow ring.  They were on the verge of forging more before Hal showed up and talked them out of it.  The motivation here is possible unknown power, pure and simple.

Sometimes characters are just bad people.  Yes, Sinestro SHOULD be smarter than that, but I would refer you to Lazarus' profile picture - The Joker is VERY intelligent, yet no clear motivation aside from anarchy has ever been given to explain why he does what he does.  In the Green Lantern movie, I got that Sinestro likes being in charge, likes being right, and enjoys the power that being a Green Lantern grants him.  I can totally see him putting on the yellow ring in the pursuit of power.

Just my two cents.

Wiseguy 6/26/2011 5:20:21 PM

I agree Caveman. And for those of us that know Sinestro know how he ruled his home planet, maybe in film he'll use the yellow ring to impose his will on them. Maybe like you said about being top dog, now he's jealous of Hal who stole his thunder, maybe a combo of all the above. But yeah I think there was plenty of motivation for his last act but I'll concede that he needed a little more screen time to look deeper into his motivation and character for those unfamiliar.

 

SarcasticCaveman 6/26/2011 8:33:54 PM

 I'm not even a GL fan, or DC fan for that matter, Wise...I just picked up on his character in the direct to DVD cartoons and the movie.  Well, I do know enough about the comics to be pissed that I didn't see Ch'p anywhere!  LOL

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