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Kit wrote:Ryan Reynolds on Conan
Paragon wrote:I'm going to semi go against the tide, and say I found it a flawed but acceptable movie; there were some pacing problems, and there's something to the suggestion you have some elements that didn't need to be in the movie, making it overstuffed (the scene with Hal's brother and nephew at the start was, if not pointless, at least more time consuming than any story justification would make it).
On the other hand, I thought most of the actors who got screen time did perfectly decent jobs, and that on the whole the thrust of the story, while it could have been tightened up, was pretty decent.
finarvyn wrote:I haven't really kept up with comics for 20-30 years, but GL was one of my favorites in my youth and I really was looking forward to this movie. Frankly, it was just as cool as I had imagined. Maybe better. I thought that Ryan Reynolds nailed the role, thought the power ring CGI was pretty neat, loved the Lantern Corps dudes on Oa, and really had a great time. I'm going to see it again.
The movie inspired me to buy a copy of the "Secret Origins" graphic novel and GL t-shirt. It inspired me to hunt out my old M&M rulebooks and come back here to look around. I guess I'm not as much of an expert as many of you folks, but I thought it was a fun movie and has gotten me thinking about GL and comics again.
And that's a good thing.
Actually, the best praise possible might be that when I told my family that I was going back to see the GL movie today, my 16-year-old daughter asked if she could go with me to see it again. And she doesn't read comic books!Talison wrote:I think that's the best praise possible. Welcome back.
GrayPumpkin wrote:Sadly it looks like had a very poor showing its second week. Dropping 65% to only 18.4 million.
saint_matthew wrote:GrayPumpkin wrote:Sadly it looks like had a very poor showing its second week. Dropping 65% to only 18.4 million.
I'm not sure about you, but i personally don't judge a movie on how much it made at the box office. All that tells you is that a large quantity of the general public are sheep. Point in fact; Inception... Oh its brilliant, oh its fantastic, oh i was bored out of my mind the entire time by the really obvious, really poor story telling. But it made a whole heap at the box office, because everyone talked it up before hand. People really are sheep.
Kit wrote:Anyone see the extended cut on Blu-ray?
Rodzilla wrote:Kit wrote:Anyone see the extended cut on Blu-ray?
Decided to give this movie a try (rental) this weekend and it just was not good. The first 10 minutes of the movie was the best. Well, that and the segment where Jordan and Ferris get to show their piloting chops. Save those bits, story was so rushed/forced, and the acting (exception being Mark Strong) made for some cringe-worthy moments. And I stand by my original opinion that Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan just doesn't work. He was better as Deadpool where he couldn't speak.
I had hopes, I really did.
And Kit, I hope you don't take my moment of ranting to be aimed at you. Not at all. It's just that your last post was the perfect set up for my remarks (read: 'venting).
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