First Green Lantern Trailer

Warner Bros. have unleashed the first full trailer for the upcoming Green Lantern film and I'm a little torn. Yes, it's awesome to see Abin Sur, Sinestro, Kilowog and Hector Hammond (before and after his brain enlarges). We also see Carol Ferris playing the constant foil to Ryan Reynolds' reckless Hal Jordan. And it's fantastic to see that the movie will take place on Earth, in space and on Oa, making for some great environments to see some great fights. Plus seeing him swing the enlarged green fist at the thugs was pretty fantastic.

My "tornness" comes in a two places. One, the CGI looks a little rough, but this is just a trailer and I'm sure it will be like hot butter when the film actually releases on June 17, 2011. My second issue is Reynolds. I love Ryan Reynolds as an actor, but I just don't feel that his acting style fits the character of Green Lantern/Hal Jordan well. I know he was long rumored to play The Flash/Barry Allen and, honestly, I think that character is better suited for his personality. I'll definitely give Reynolds credit where it's due: he's clearly into the role enough that he recited the freaking Lantern Oath to a kid at San Diego Comic-Con from memory. I know Reynolds is going to give it his all and I hope I'm surprised after seeing the film.

Check the trailer after the jump.


  1. I was thinking the same thing through the whole trailer. Reynolds is a great actor and I've enjoyed everything he's done. This role just doesn't seem like the right fit for him. I hope I'm wrong and he knocks it out of the park. I'll admit I was one of the nay-sayers bitching and moaning when I heard Nolan had asked a certain blonde-haired pretty boy to play the Clown Prince of Crime. I promptly ate my words within the first 5 minutes of the film.

  2. Agree with all your points. Reynolds' delivery comes across as more smartass than bravado and I tend to think of Hal Jordan as more the cocky pilot, not the smartass pilot. You are right about Ledger though...he definitely became The Joker and was the right person for the role.

  3. Let's face it, I'll complain, even when I see the trailer on the big screen (yes, Mrs. D has dragged me to every Harry Pooper film to date...I fell asleep half way through the Sorceror's Stone), but I'll be in line with everybody else when this film opens.


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