“Green Lantern was Pretty Good!” says the Ridlerville Times

Lots to like about Green Lantern. Cosmic adventurescape. Ryan Renolds is funny as the lead, and the ending had folks in the theater clapping wild. I loved lots of the movie and the ring-combat stuff was fun! Hurrah!

It suffered from too many plot threads and characters, though. And the hero’s motivations were nowhere near as compelling as the earth bound villain Hector, who I was rooting for from the start. And as a smart observer noted, “So the pretty white people won, again?” Indeed they did. Blake Lively wasn’t nearly as bad as I was expecting, though most of her scenes could have been subtitled “I have great legs, check ’em out in this groovy new outfit and ignore my dialog!” Oh well, she was working with what she had.

For all its faults, it’s a fun movie. I love the idea of Green Lantern, and they tried to enrich the basic premise to make for a compelling tale. Still, this makes the second super hero film where I was rooting for the bad guys (I’m sorry, but Loki did the right thing in THOR: THE CHATTY GOD OF GAB).

So, I’d see GREEN LANTERN again. Flaws and all, I’m a fan of the B-grade emerald warrior of the DC universe.

Now if only they had the guts to make a RAGMAN movie,one of DC’s only Jewish super hero fighting crime on the streets!





About ridlerville

Jason S. Ridler is a historian, writer, and improv actor. He is the author of A TRIUMPH FOR SAKURA, BLOOD AND SAWDUST, the Spar Battersea thrillers and has published over sixty stories in such magazines and anthologies as The Big Click, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Out of the Gutter, and more. He also writes the column FXXK WRITING! for Flash Fiction Online. A former punk rock musician and cemetery groundskeeper, Mr. Ridler holds a Ph.D. in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada. He lives in Richmond, CA. Visit him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jason.ridler.56
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