For those of you who listen to (or are familiar with) the Geek Show Podcast you might already have heard the term “big dumb fun.” It’s away of describing a movie that the critics hate, but regardless, a person can still like the film for some personal reason. I have a lot of “big dumb fun” movies in my dvd collection and, yeah, sometimes it really is fun to put on The Rock or Die Hard 4 and just enjoy them for what they are. Explosions, quick action, Maggie Q, and the occasional witty one-liner. These movies may not be grounded in reality but they go great with a night off, bowl of pop-corn, and bag of peanut M&M’s. So, going into see Green Lantern (and after hearing some dismal early reviews) I kind of expected that this would be one of my own Big Dumb Fun movies. After all, I like the star and films director. The film features Sinestro not as villain but as a Green Lantern, and most important of all, it’s fucking Green Lantern (period!). That’s all I really needed. Or so I thought. Now after having watched the film I’m actually kind of bummed out because I don’t know if (at the very least) I can accept this movie even as big dumb fun because it wasn’t fun.
Morning everybody! Warner Bros. has just released a new trailer for the soon to be released Green Lantern. This trailer, which you can see below, has a bunch of new footage including a shot of the The Guardians doing their guardian stuff, and scenes of Hal Jordan being trained by Sinestro and Kilowog. Check out and let us know if you think this movie will be succeed or flop. Green Lantern is directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) and premieres June 17th. Still no sightings of Ch’p yet…
Hey everybody! New posters and extended t.v. trailer for the upcoming Green Lantern movie have been released, and they’re looking pretty damn cool. I’m really rooting for this film. I know a lot of critics and other bloggers are predicting a fail, but Green Lantern was the first comic I bought when I was nine years old. I’ve collected the series as often as I could ever since and I sincerely hope this movie succeeds. Still, the obsessive nerd who lives deep within my brain keeps whispering, “…you thought Wolverine was going to be good too” or “damn shame about that 3rd Spider-man, huh?” At which point I usually scream, “Shut up asshole”, and then realize I’m cussing at myself in a public. All the same, I’m doing my best to squash that voice and trust that Ryan Reynolds will make one kick ass Hal Jordan. I’ve also been seeing around the web that Warner Bros has added an additional $9 million dollars to the F/X budget for last minute fixes. I honestly don’t know if that’s good news or bad news, but I’m hoping the film makers are just very O.C.D. and are working extra hard on getting things perfect.
Check out the posters and trailer below and let us know what you think about the upcoming movie or what comic book based film you’d like to see get made.
I’m really wishing I could’ve gone to WonderCon this year. Sucks being a poor bastard. Looks like they showed some new footage of the Green Lantern movie. I’ve watched it a couple times this morning. I really liked seeing all the different Lanterns in the Corps, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of that when the movie comes out. I’m still not crazy about the costume. Here’s a brief synopsis of the film I got off of iTunes, and the footage is below that. Enjoy!
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan. Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.
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