Sunday, August 2, 2009

Green Lantern: First Flight

I'll keep this short and sweet.

It's not a bad film, but not that great either.

It commits the cardinal sin of requiring a little too much previous knowledge of the characters to be newbie friendly while altering the characters and circumstances to a degree that some purists may be annoyed. For instance, we see Arisia and she's featured quite prominently in the final battles... but I don't recall her ever being introduced by name.

Me? I wasn't annoyed. But I know quite a few Boodikka fans who won't be happy to see her transformed into a softer-featured, softer-spoken character. And this is just me personally... but I've always imagined Sinestro as being too classy to use the phrase "I own your ass."

I'd say it is worth a rental but not a purchase.


  1. Interesting review. I liked it more than you did, but i agree about the Sinestro line; I kind of chuckled when I heard the silliness of it.
    The lack of naming characters was actually refreshing to my brother-in-law who is not a fan of GL or comics. He actually said "Its nice that they focussed on a few characters and just accepted that there were more lantern's around, like the squirrel guy."
    Still ... Victor Garber was so awesome as Sinestro.

  2. Oh, the voice work WAS good.
    And make no mistake - I did enjoy it. Just little details bugged me, but not enough to get outraged about it like, oh say, reading any issue of Green Arrow/Black Canary.