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2010 - 2015, Invasion of Earth, Superheroes

Green Lantern (2011)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story A DC Comics character, re-invented as an intergalactic superhero with the popularity of SF.
Writer/s Script Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim, Michael Goldenberg
Writer/s Story Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim
Director Martin Campbell
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins, Angela Bassett
Elevator Pitch When a member of the galactic police crash lands on Earth his Green Lantern ring chooses a successor, who is a wayward and risk taking test pilot. Residues of the villaneous Parallax infect a scientist, giving the monster a representative on Earth. As Earth is targeted by Parallax the hero must battle against him, overcoming his fear.
Content Scenes on the Green Lantern police force’s home planet including a bit of boot camp stuff. Some set pieces as the Parallax’s man can throw people about with his mind, and Green Lantern can create mental images which can do things. There is a love interest, but nothing much happens.
A View Since they kept giving us exposition I was not confused, but it was really silly. Actually I liked the idea that the Green Lanterns would use their minds to create physical objects which they would then use to combat the villains, but it was poorly used in favour of CGI fire and brimstone. Nobody much liked this, including the director and the star, and it lost a lot of money.

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