Nov 17 2010'Green Lantern' Trailer: Freakish Heads and So Much Green Stuff

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One of the bigger question marks on my personal Will-It-Be-Shitty? superhero movie board has been Martin Campbell's adaptation of Green Lantern. Up until this trailer, I wasn't too convinced either way, and now that I've watched it a couple times... I'm still not that convinced either way--and now, on top of that, I'm also not convinced Green Lantern's thoroughly-unnecessary roommate character is or is not a cast member on Big Bang Theory. But I am definitely convinced Peter Sarsgaard's increasingly-freakish head is pretty great, so that's something.

Let's watch.

For better or worse (worse), it really looks like a superhero movie, doesn't it? The unpleasant changes to the suit; the insistence on focusing on a love story no one cares about; the shots of hapless cops ineffectively shooting something; the requisite gala event explosively disrupted by villainy; the way the entirety of Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever seems to be captured within that ring, requiring all of Hal Jordan's willpower just to contain the mist and green party lights enough to keep this film from being THAT campy. Great freak head, though.

Reader Comments

WTF is a lantern

awful

I didn't know Mickey Rourke was in this

SHIT

You blew it you dumbasses

No, I Ray, am Vigo, the ruler of the earth!

I can't get over how crappy Blake Lively's only line comes across in this... come on could you not get a better actress for the role... like anyone. I think this is going to be a major let down

Ohhhh, get over it people. It's GREEN LANTERN, not The Dark Knight. Nothing will ever live up to that movie, so just enjoy this for what it is... a fun comic book movie. Ryan Reynolds will make this movie happen.

it looks like there is a Star Sapphire symbol on her helmet at about : 30

I think they cast Blake Lively for the sole purpose of dressing her up in that costume.

ha! ...mickey rourke

They should have just stuck with Jack Black if they were going to make a joke out of this.

It looks like it could be a fun watch - probably not worthy of a true comic nuts shrine or anything but man I just can't stand Ryan Reynolds. Every time I see his face I can't suppress the image of him channeling Jason Lee in Waiting. Welp at least he has a franchise to ride for the next six years or so until generation snowflake demands a reboot.

This is the last straw.

o gosh, this look like a bad movie, anyway this should be out straight to DVD.

This is def the last straw Hollywood.

Oh @ 8, you should probably realize that The Dark Knight is a watered down CSI batman for Mainstream viewers, with a character-concept driven story (not full characters) plagued with half baked science and plot holes,and that the Green Lantern should probably be better than a Batman movie.

When you watch Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and Martin Campbell at comic con and no one seems genuinely excited or confident in the movie, you get worried.

But the animation, acting, special effects (green not-glowing fist) and seriously muted action make this seem like an actual failure of a project attempting to make a Green Lantern movie.

@14, Shut up, fanboy, you have no power here.

Oh wait, yes you do. Stupid internet.

Seriously though,

Too bad. Die-hard Green Lantern fans will/are be furious at this.

Pity.

John Stewart is cooler than Hal Jordan. Also they didn't put Blake Lively in this due to her acting prowess. They put Blake Lively in it because she's got it going on.

whats with all these green lanterns and green hornets gettin' their green everywhere

Its like Blake L was reading her lines off of Reynold's face in that lockerroom.

Tell me I'm not the only one who saw Sinestro; he looks so KEWL!!!!

Trailer looks like the standard superhero action trailer though.

I'm just gonna throw in my prediction of totally shitty on the Will-It-Be-Shitty? ranking.

@14: HURR DURR I DON'T LIKE DARK KNIGHT BLEGH-A-BLERG

Not only do I not understand people who don't like the Dark Knight (at least a little), you had to not like it in the most condescending and arrogant way possible.

@ 22

- Awesome! Thank you!

As far as I could remember - Batman would ALWAYS have a different voice to NOT SOUND LIKE BRUCE FUCKING WAYNE!

Not that difficult to understand people - Christ - Get a new argument for TRYING to bash on the The Dark Knight. Oh yeah and I predicted that Iron Man 2 would not even come close to the Chris Nolan Batman flicks and you know the rest.

Again, sorry to all the Green Lantern Die-Hards out there - This looks like a mockery to the character that you all love.

DAMN IT!

DO-OVER!

did they revamp meteor man?

Lol I love how you cock nibblers are still talking about dark knight and iron man.

Shut the fuck up about The Dark Knight. This is about GL one of the loveable overpowered characters DC has thrown at us in many different forms over the years. Hal Jordan was the obvious choice for the movie but seeing Alan Scott run around in a poofy red pajama shirt and buccaneer boots would of been hilarious. I don't look forward to any superhero movie anymore, even if it is about one of my favorite superheros, like the Green Lantern.

Hey at least they didn't make it about Kyle Raynor, that would of been an hour and a half with him making razor blades from his oa ring, cutting himself about the 20 different girlfriends the series cycled him through and talking about shit that already happened to, "recap."

@26: Damn it, learn your own freaking language before you try to speak it.

It's "Would've," short for "would have."

NOT "would of." That is typing phoenetically, which I shouldn't have to say is NOT the right way to approach the language. It bugs the piss out of me when I see kids making that mistake, and you did it TWICE in one post.

@27 Are you serious? You are on, "I watch stuff." Giving lessons in spelling at 8:00 in the morning. The assumption of kid is a nice touch to your "Intellectual troll," routine. If the, "Piss gets bugged out of you," that easily, one wonders how your social life is. Though you are giving lessons in the English language at 8:00 in the morning on, "I watch stuff." So the guess work is pretty much laid out. Try to stick to the topic no matter what little pet peeve is, "bugging the piss out of you," and if that's the case then the internet will have you wetting yourself with every click, best to wear pampers and put your big boy trousers on.

@28: I see you're trying to justify your inept writing ability (including a gross misunderstanding of proper punctuation use) by claiming that it doesn't matter if you bastardize your own language, simply because you're on the internet. Who cares about typos in the comments field, right? You can't be bothered to write above a third-grade level if it's not for an English assignment!

Good sir, if we all shot for such high personal standards like you do, the world would be such a magical, wonderful place, I'm certain.

@ 29 So you sit on blog sites looking for spelling errors and grammar slips. Best of luck in your life, "Good sir." May I remind you this is the net, you will run into bigger, "bastardizing language murderers," then me. Also its a blog site for movies. Which makes me believe you have no real clue what to say on this blog except to correct spelling only equal to your self esteem. No one is justifying anything, just trolling on the failed professor. Also no one really does care about typos in a comment on a blog site, maybe if this were a graded assignment or if I had only known there would be a big bad troll in the room. If only I would of taken my time in my busy day. I am done going back and forth with you, seeing as it isn't fair to the topic at hand which is, in case you needed reminding, Green Lantern. I am sure you will become red a furious and your cheeto glazed fingers will type in a fury hoping to get the last word. Which I give to you, "good sir."

Kind Regards.

Neither of you capitalized "Internet."

Hey ho, let's talk movies!

"..this test today, its important" Aaaaaand scene. On to the next one.
Terrible acting

Yo who dis bitch up in here talkin mad shit? WHO DA FUCK CARE IF YOUR TYPING THINGS OUT RIGHT?????!!!????!!!!!!!!
WE R HEREW TO TALK ABOUT DIS NEW MOVIE YOU BITCH *NOT TO GET OFF TOPIC* WE CAN! DIS PATY GUY IS RIGHT - You dont go fuck around with the GL, We use to read dis shit back up in the day. haha cheetoz

This has to be the most ridiculously stupid superhero I have ever heard of.

What's next, Blue Potatoe? The Incredible Flying Waterbottle?

No. it's not the guy brom the big bang.


movie looks decent.

I've got one question? Who the fuck is Blake Lively?

The only reason I'd watch this is if it had Dex-Starr in it. Otherwise this movie can shove it.

@30
*Than
*Also, no one
*Would have
*Red and furious

Cheetos suck, btw.

@27 phonetically, not phoenetically. 26s mistake was probably more phonological than phonetic.


Nerd rage is the BESTest kind of rage!

Oh snap!!! Throw stones just threw a doozy.

I love all this rage, it's delicious.

Taika Waititi AND Temurera Morrison in it, how can it be bad?

Can it be that Grammar Nazis scare away spambots? Look at this: over 40 comments with not one devoted to chEap sHOes or d a t i n g t a l l . Maybe we've discovered their natural enemies.

Now I have to decide who I hate more, whiners or shills?

The 3rd X-Men, the 3rd Spider-Man, Origins: Wolverine, All the Fantastic 4 movies, Superman relaunched after one movie...

It's like they want big-money like Iron Man or Batman, and think the same tired played out failures with a new name on them will make it sell. Just expecting nerds to turn out will get them their money back out of the film, but their DVD sales, TOY SALES, and all other merchandising will turn into peg-warmers (how long did those origin: wolverine merch sit around?).

This movie as the trailer sells it, is bad CGI, forced relationships, and played out action scenes (didn't they do the helicopter scene in Spider-Man and Fantastic 4?). It looks like the only thing that is working are the solo Reynolds dealing with being a Lantern.

The Director doesn't look bad, a producer only seams to work on sitcoms, but one of the writers doesn't look bad at all... where did it go wrong?

SINESTRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's hoping that he's the only worthwhile thing coming out of this.

WHOO DARE YOU TO SAY JOHN STEWART, IS BEST THAN HAL JORDAN.. HE WAS A NO ONE, BEFORE HAL JORDAN, AND JUST PUTTING AWAY, ALAN SCOTT FROM THE GOLDEN AGE, (HIM TECHNICALLY BEEN THE FIRST GREEN LANTERN, BUT AFTER HIM HAL JORDAN WAS MR. KICK ASS FOR YEARS TO COME, UNTIL MR. STEWART COME TO PICTURE, ALSO GUY GARDNER , AN LATER I THINK KYLE RAYNER... ---HAL JORDAN IS THE BEST GREEN LANTERN EVER-- AT LEAST THE ONE FROM THE COMIC BOOK.. AS FAR I SEEN IN THIS TRAILER, I HAVE MORE HOPE ON SINIESTRO, TOMAR-RE, ABIN-SUR AND KILOWOG..

Apple watermark?

looks like rubber johnny in the picture

@5 GB2 reference, I literally laughed out loud. awesome.

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Well, hot damn I'm sold =P
I love superhero films and this looks good... enough ... XD

The room mate is from comics. Its Tom Kalmaku. Read comics. Hals buddy who works at Ferris Aircraft with him.

The romance is not unnecessary, its been in the comics for the last 50 years.

Silly internets.

My only guess is that this is meant to appeal to younger audiences, kind of like what The Phantom Menace did with Jar Jar and stuff.


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this is gonna fail so hard.

They should have just made skipped the normal Green Lantern stuff and just made a Blackest Night movie. Shit would be intense.

This movie looks horrible. The CGI Green Lantern looks awful. Big Fail Movie!

Thanks to this, I am now prepared for any and all forms of disappointment! :D

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