I second this. Hollywood's trope obsession is just too big right now; because the first successful superhero movie (Superman) was an origin story, that instantly became the template for all superhero movies since then. Let's see a little more branching out. And double thanks for trotting out Tim Burton's Batman. I'm all for celebrating the recent set of Batman movies (and they deserve it), but let's not forget that they're not the only good ones. Christian Bale is very good, but I'll always see Batman as Michael Keaton.Hungry Donner said:This is admittedly rather tangential, but the movie industry needs to stop obsessing over superhero origin stories. *snip*
We can only hope that's the case......but lets be honest they are not going to do a special extended edition of a movie that tanks as bad as GL has. The reason LoTR got its extended edition is because the thing we saw in theaters was AWESOME.... and so they sold the original and then after 4-6 months they resold a special extended edition, thus getting all us fanboys twice ( though by the third film I had learned the virtue of patience.) But GL as bob said PROBABLY won't get a 2nd film let alone a 3rd.Arkvoodle said:So what happens if the DVD is different???
A couple of sources have reported that the version in theaters is heavily cut down from actual footage. Is it possible that the home version will have better story structure and flow??
He made it pretty clear that this analysis was nothing to do with fanboy-ism, which means he wasnt trying to explain his 'fan-boy nerd-rage' here. And if there are things in the movie that piss off fans (I dont really know the green lantern mythos so I cant comment on that), then that added to his points in this article are why he trashed it.Hitchmeister said:Okay, I've already said that this movie wasn't as bad as Bob made it out to be. Mind you, I'm not saying it's a great movie, but an acceptable inoffensive summer diversion that doesn't bear too much thought.
I can see from this analysis, and I can agree that every point he makes here is valid -- Green Lantern is an example of flawed movie making -- but it doesn't excuse Bob from going all-in with the fan-boy nerd-rage in his initial review.
There's one problem that I have with this: who would you do it otherwise? Visually, I mean.Will Chandler said:I still would like to know why Ryan Reynolds was such a tragic miscast.
Dude go see it, it's honestly not as bad as Bob says I was expecting it to be bad but I really enjoyed it. I think a lot of these reviews came from people who decided not to like it before watching or who are biased against Ryan Reynolds.WanderingFool said:Wow... Green Lantern does really sound that bad... Good thing I decided to skip it and watched Xmen: First Class instead...