'Green Lantern' (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
(Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, et al / 2-Disc Blu ray+DVD / PG-13 / 2011 / Warner Bros.)
Overview: In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, an elite force of protectors for peace and justice has existed for centuries. They are the Green Lantern Corps. When a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of the Corps' newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds).
DVD Verdict: First off, I am a huge Green Lantern fan. I love the story and I love the fact that a hero so simple can have such a deep complex life as well as a very deep story. This movie was huge, because the entire DC franchise was weighing it. Success would bring all the other major DC names to the big screen finally.
Unfortunately, this film is not the greatest. The acting was not the greatest, but thank goodness Ryan Reynolds was able to do a decent job. Blake was not lively at all as Carol Ferris and Marc Strong who played Sinestro barley got any screen time. The other weakness of the film while it was strength to me was the story.
The story of Green Lantern goes far beyond the ring, there is a whole world full of Green Lanterns that protect the entire universe and a story like that may not sit well with people whom have never read the comic and no nothing of the lore. Green Lantern fans will appreciate that aspect, but at the same time will not be entirely satisfied due to the subpar acting.
There is a great deal of potential for a sequel to be a better film, especially with the cliffhanger ending. The only problem is due to box office failure, there may not be another film. Still, `Green Lantern' is a fun film and I own it and after seeing it a second I still feel the same way. It is a fun film that the true fan will enjoy, with of potential to be better. [FYI: The Digital Copy, you say? Well, there is NO digital copy for the customer, but the "right" to stream the movie over the internet (via an Ultraviolet stream) from Flixster!] This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Theatrical Feature & Extended Cut Films
Maximum Movie Mode with PiP
Ryan Reynolds Becomes Green Lantern
Universe According to Green Lantern
WBA Green Lantern Animated Series Promotion
Digital Enhanced new Justice League book #1