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GreenVulture 06-16-11 03:41 PM

Re: Green Lantern (Campbell, 2011) The Reviews Thread
 
Looks like the movie is getting a second wind. It's now at 22% approval on Rotten Tomatoes. Suck it, naysayers!

PopcornTreeCt 06-16-11 04:06 PM

Re: Green Lantern (Campbell, 2011) The Reviews Thread
 

Originally Posted by GreenVulture (Post 10819859)
Looks like the movie is getting a second wind. It's now at 22% approval on Rotten Tomatoes. Suck it, naysayers!

Oh well in that case, Midnight showing it is!

riley_dude 06-16-11 06:17 PM

Re: Green Lantern (Campbell, 2011) The Reviews Thread
 
It can't be any worse than overrated Avatar and overly lousy Transformers 2.

Supermallet 06-16-11 06:42 PM

Re: Green Lantern (Campbell, 2011) The Reviews Thread
 
Sure it could. All it needs is a little will power.

Deftones 06-16-11 07:03 PM

Re: Green Lantern (Campbell, 2011) The Reviews Thread
 
This is one of those movies I don't care how it's reviewed. I'll still see it tomorrow night. Reviews almost never sway me from seeing a movie I've planned on seeing since it was announced.

RichC2 06-17-11 12:48 AM

Re: Green Lantern (Campbell, 2011) The Reviews Thread
 
The reviews mostly don't make it out to be a shitty movie so much as just not a particularly good one.

Plus at 23%, it has a full 10% higher rating than Batman and Robin (which is what the ads reminded me of) and a 0.9 higher score.

Groucho 06-17-11 01:03 AM

Re: Green Lantern (Campbell, 2011) The Reviews Thread
 
"The Critics agree: '10% Better than Batman & Robin!'"

Labor 06-17-11 02:28 AM

Re: Green Lantern (Campbell, 2011) The Reviews Thread
 
Saw it with a group of friends

Its an utter embarassment. Literally.

Its probably on the level of Wolverine Origins, if not worse, due to the potential wasted

Dragon Tattoo 06-17-11 03:15 AM

Re: Green Lantern (Campbell, 2011) The Reviews Thread
 

Originally Posted by Deftones (Post 10820083)
This is one of those movies I don't care how it's reviewed. I'll still see it tomorrow night. Reviews almost never sway me from seeing a movie I've planned on seeing since it was announced.

And this is why they keep making this shit.

Sorraffy 06-17-11 04:01 AM

Re: Green Lantern (Campbell, 2011) The Reviews Thread
 

Originally Posted by Dragon Tattoo (Post 10820486)
And this is why they keep making this shit.

-rolleyes-

Jedi Master 33 06-17-11 04:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Dragon Tattoo (Post 10820486)
And this is why they keep making this shit.

http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/5845/54370142.jpg

Giantrobo 06-17-11 04:54 AM

Re: Green Lantern (Campbell, 2011) The Reviews Thread
 

Originally Posted by Suprmallet (Post 10820062)
Sure it could. All it needs is a little will power.

:lol::up:

Rob V 06-17-11 07:16 AM

Re: Green Lantern (Campbell, 2011) The Reviews Thread
 

Originally Posted by Dragon Tattoo (Post 10820486)
And this is why they keep making this shit.

Agreed.

tylergfoster 06-17-11 08:02 AM

Re: Green Lantern (Campbell, 2011) The Reviews Thread
 
Me (***): http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/50493/green-lantern/
Orndorf (**): http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/50486/green-lantern-3d/
Jamie S. Rich (**): http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/50488/green-lantern-3d/

Deftones 06-17-11 08:47 AM

Re: Green Lantern (Campbell, 2011) The Reviews Thread
 

Originally Posted by Dragon Tattoo (Post 10820486)
And this is why they keep making this shit.

I hope they keep making "this shit" and I will continue to see "this shit." If only to know that it pisses you off.

Dragon Tattoo 06-17-11 08:57 AM

Re: Green Lantern (Campbell, 2011) The Reviews Thread
 

Originally Posted by Deftones (Post 10820644)
I hope they keep making "this shit" and I will continue to see "this shit." If only to know that it pisses you off.

:lol:

Solid Snake 06-17-11 09:08 AM

Re: Green Lantern (Campbell, 2011) The Reviews Thread
 

Originally Posted by Deftones (Post 10820644)
I hope they keep making "this shit" and I will continue to see "this shit." If only to know that it pisses you off.

you know..the more shit they make...the more you'll have to tolerate this...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DLMbxIoKN3...driguez-16.jpg

And we all know how much you hate that...

Patman 06-17-11 09:09 AM

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The space/Oa stuff was fun (in 3D), the earth-side stuff was stiff and uninvolving (flat in 3D). I think kids will enjoy the spectacle and comic-book sensibilities. Chemistry between Reynolds and Lively was so-so. The script is haphazardly plot-driven with wide jumps from scene to scene without the requisite connective tissue to tamp down the jarring jumps between the earth-side scenes and the space-faring scenes. But it was enjoyable to see the GL's on Oa and in action at times.

I give it 2.5 stars, or a grade of C+.

DRG 06-17-11 09:09 AM

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It's not promising when the positive review quotes on Rotten Tomatoes contain words and phrases like "campy", "childish", "unremittingly average", "by-the-book", and "Cornball dialogue and poor characterizations".

RichC2 06-17-11 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Deadline.com
'Green Lantern' Opens To $3.35M Midnights
By NIKKI FINKE | Friday June 17, 2011 @ 7:10am PDT

FRIDAY 7 AM: Warner Bros is very pleased with DC Entertainment's Green Lantern 3D opening of $3.35M midnight showings from 1,810 venues, which bettered Marvel/Paramount's Thor midnights ($3.2M from 1,800 locations) and were on a par with Marvel/Fox's X-Men: First Class prequel midnights ($3.3M from 1,783 theaters). "It's an excellent result setting up for a strong Father's Day weekend at the box office," a Warner Bros exec emailed me this morning. Today, Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds opens in a wife but by no means record-setting release into 3,816 theaters, of which 2,711 will be 3D. There'll be a total of over 7,100 prints working. Hollywood is estimating North American box office for Green Lantern's weekend opening in the mid-$50M range with the upside as much as $65M-$70M. Sunday's Father's Day should be a strong day for the comic book movie judging from historic numbers with strong results from past superhero films.


K&AJones 06-17-11 10:06 AM

Re: Green Lantern (Campbell, 2011) The Reviews Thread
 
In general most "comic book to movie" reviews are seldom glowing and for sure won't win any Oscar. And they tend to be nic-picked from avid comic followers to CGI buffs to those who are expecting oscar performance. It's a comic-book based movie with action, special effets, sci-fi....plain and simple.

I'm being taken to see Saturday for my fathers day gift. My daughter wants to see and so does her boyfriend. I couldn't care less one star or 10 stars. And besides if it weren't for these "childish & cheesy" movies Hoolywoood would suck, theaters would be out-of-business and we be left with what to blow us away when the BR came out....Cougars,Inc, Glee, Burlesque...

Mr. Cinema 06-17-11 10:07 AM

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Fantastic Four had nearly as many bad reviews as Green Lantern, and it did manage almost $155 mil in the US. However, I don't think the budget was as huge as GL's.

This was posted by Jeff Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere:

"I ran into Warner Bros. Entertainment president & COO Alan Horn last night during an after-party for The Last Mountain at the Westside Pavillion. I asked him about that $300 million figure that some say is the tab for The Green Lantern. Correct, he said, if you count marketing. The film cost about $200 million and the worldwide marketing total is about $100 million."

Hokeyboy 06-17-11 10:23 AM

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If they can score a big enough opening ($65 million sounds about right) this thing might be salvageable from a PR perspective.

davidh777 06-17-11 10:40 AM

Re: Green Lantern (Campbell, 2011) The Reviews Thread
 

Originally Posted by Patman (Post 10820676)
The space/Oa stuff was fun (in 3D), the earth-side stuff was stiff and uninvolving (flat in 3D).

So at least it does have something in common with Thor

stingermck 06-17-11 10:40 AM

Re: Green Lantern (Campbell, 2011) The Reviews Thread
 
Saw it last night with a packed house, and I enjoyed it. Like any movie like this, I wanted more though. More OA, more Corps, everyone doing the Oath together, etc. But I think now that the ground work is done, they can get really crazy for a sequel.


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