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Green Lantern

My intent was to post a brief review after precisely one year of silence. If I had been able to keep to that schedule, I could have made a nice, happy review of the BD/DVD release of Battle: Los Angles. Instead, I missed that “deadline” and now I’m stuck commenting on Green Lantern. If it were merely bad, it would be one thing, but the reality is that Green Lantern is awful. It is awful in that calculated and deliberate way that makes one suspect that everyone involved knew it was awful and conspired to ensure its awfulness. Really, this is a bad film. I don’t recall ever reading Green Lantern as a child. I knew such a superhero existed, but the concept didn’t capture my imagination, not in the same way that Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. did. Nonetheless, I love a good to great superhero film. Loved Chris Reeve’s Superman; loved the first two Sam Raimi Spider-Man films; loved Watchmen; adore The Dark Knight; etc. So Green Lantern stood a chance. Alas... Green Lantern tells the tale…