Green Lantern (2011) Movie Review

So far this summer movie season has been a pretty good time for comic book adaptations. “Thor” was far better than I expected, and, though I haven’t managed to drag my sorry ass to the theater yet, “X-Men: First Class” is getting thumbs-up reviews from all over the place. With “Captain America” still to come, it seemed that the summer was destined to be dominated by Marvel, but not entirely. DC gets into the act this weekend with their big-budget big-screen version of “Green Lantern”. With it, we have another worthy, entertaining superhero flick with which to while away our precious summer hours. Just a heads up, I’m not particularly familiar with the source material, so I can’t comment on how closely the story sticks to comics, or how many little in jokes there are, but even from my removed perspective it is a damn blast.

Apparently 3600 fearless warriors in sweet green bodysuits are tasked with the protection of the universe. These fierce soldiers are called the Green Lantern Corps, and they’re pretty damn tough. The toughest force they’ve ever faced was a creature of pure fear called Parallax (voiced by none other than Clancy “The Kurgan” Brown), but he was imprisoned by the most badass of these emerald clad badasses, Abin Sur (Temuera Morrison, AKA Jango Fett). Unfortunately for the universe and all of its inhabitants, Parallax managed to escape, and is stirring up all sorts of drama, destroying worlds and what not. When an encounter between Abin Sur and Parallax leaves the corps member mortally wounded, he heads to Earth, where his fancy green ring will find a replacement.

Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) is a hotshot test pilot who claims to live life with no fear. He certainly lives with a reckless abandon, leaving a trail of one-night stands, broken hearts, and high-flying acrobatics in his wake. His one regret is that he let his childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively) get away. They work together, but have a constant, contentious relationship that basically boils down to Hal’s childish refusal to grow up versus Carol’s acceptance of a more adult way of life.

When Abin Sur crash lands, his ring kidnaps Hal and brings him in, and the rest of the film is a pretty standard superhero story. Hal, the first human ever chosen to serve, gets powers, doesn’t understand his power, tries to figure out how to use his power, comes to terms with his power, and uses his power for something greater than himself. While that is a pretty typical origin story and emotional arc for a comic book superhero, that isn’t meant to be disparaging, because “Green Lantern” is a damn good time, mostly because of Reynolds. He plays Hal with a cocky charm and a bravado that you would expect out of a fighter pilot who is used to handling intense pressure and action, and living life on the edge. An engaging protagonist, he’s fun to watch and root for. What he also brings to the table is a vulnerability that is necessary to make the character work as more than just a type.

Lively serves as a great foil for Reynolds’ immature charm. Her character has put aside childish endeavors and has taken a large role in her father’s company that makes fancy pants military hardware, like flying robotic drones. She is the one that got away, and though there are important subplots—like Hal’s clash with Sinestro (Mark Strong), a senior member of the Green Lantern Corp, who doesn’t approve of the new recruit’s ability, temperament, or methods; and Dr. Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard), another childhood acquaintance who becomes a fear mongering tool of Parallax—the bulk of the plot is taken up by their relationship, and Hal’s attempts to cope with his newly acquired powers and the responsibility they bring.

“Green Lantern” doesn’t waste a lot of time getting down to business, and when you’re fully caught up in the action web, they deliver these characters who just so happen to be believable as actual people; they have hopes and dreams and flaws, just like the best comic book figures. That’s what sets it apart, the action is solid and keeps things moving, but the heart of “Green Lantern” is the people, you care about them and what happens to them beyond whether they live or die, you want things to work out for Hal and Carol, and you even feel for Hector and what drives him towards his end.

There are certainly some cheesy moments, at times the story can be too stereotypically comic bookish, and while the scenes in space look cool—especially those on Oa, the Green Lantern’s home base—the 3D is mostly pointless, adding little to nothing to the film. If “Green Lantern” was in 2D with the same special effects, it would be just as good, only with none of the annoyances of cumbersome glasses (especially for those of us who already wear glasses, seriously, the 3D craze is the worst thing that ever happened to me in that regard).

Like “Thor”, I thoroughly enjoyed “Green Lantern” despite some of the obvious shortcomings. It’s better than a lot of superhero movies, and it is one of those summertime popcorn movies that, even though it is what it is, doesn’t talk down to you and assume that you’re an idiot like so many big-time blockbusters. COUGH, “Transformers”, COUGH. I’m sure the more hardcore fanboys among you will have things to say about the accuracy of the story and characters and all of that, and I’m curious to see how well the film handled that side of things (Dedpool, Juggernaut, I’m looking directly at you) but as someone who only has “Super Friends” as a reference, I think “Green Lantern” is a movie that is totally worth your summer movie dollars.

Martin Campbell (director)/Greg Berlanti (writer)/Michael Green (writer)/Marc Guggenheim (writer)/Michel Goldberg (writer)
CAST: Ryan Reynolds…Hal Jordan/Green Lantern
Blake Lively…Carol Ferris
Mark Strong…Sinestro
Peter Sarsgaard…Hector Hammond
Geoffrey Rush…Tomar-Re
Michael Clarke Duncan…Kilowog


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Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight

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  • Dubs

    I thought it was loud flashy and pretty boring in parts. The effects were to much for me pretty good CGI but almost no practical effects so it felth empty to me.

    Better than Superman worse than Thor. Nice popcorn movie.

    On par with the fantastic four movies pretty shallow, predictable unimaginative stuff storywise. Well the effects pull it up to a 6.0 out of 10 just like the fantastic four movies. Missed opportunity a lot of magic killed by horrid plotting. The producers are probably to blame for this.

  • Preacher

    I came away from the movie thoroughly unimpressed by the movie. To me, Reynolds really didn’t bring Jordan to life as he seemed to have trouble amping up his intensity when the role needed it and lacked the gravitas to deliver the crucial hero lines. Hammond was reduced to a non-descript bad guy whose only character requirements were to move the plot along, to provide simplistic character backstory (via b/w flashbacks – are they any other kinds) and to try to give some sort of emotional conflict in a stereotypical love triangle. The Corps were barely used except for a few scenes. The true motivation for Sinestro to turn bad never was fully fleshed out and the reveal seemed perplexing because of that shortcoming. And the use of mild cursing seems out of place and unnecessary for this kind of movie. Granted, it is rated PG-13; however, when Warner Bros. is marketing this movie to kids younger than that demographic, it is hard to understand why they would allow that kind of language. Overall, Green Lantern ranks in the bottom rung of recent superhero movies with the FF movies, Shumaker’s Batman & Robin and Spider-Man 3.

    • Juggernaut

      Ugh. Man Batman & Robin and Spider-Man 3 are among my least favorite movies. Sounds dismal. I still plan on checking it out just to make my own decision but this IS NOT GOOD!

      • Evilloin

        I don’t know… it’s been so long since the “nipple suit” thing, that I would rather watch “Raver Batman” than “Emo- Parker”… but I do agree with you!

      • Evilloin

        I don’t know… it’s been so long since the “nipple suit” thing, that I would rather watch “Raver Batman” than “Emo- Parker”… but I do agree with you!

    • Juggernaut

      Ugh. Man Batman & Robin and Spider-Man 3 are among my least favorite movies. Sounds dismal. I still plan on checking it out just to make my own decision but this IS NOT GOOD!

    • Juggernaut

      Ugh. Man Batman & Robin and Spider-Man 3 are among my least favorite movies. Sounds dismal. I still plan on checking it out just to make my own decision but this IS NOT GOOD!

    • Shazam!

      reviews don’t have to include spoilers… even if they might be obvious ones to fans of GL.

    • Shazam!

      reviews don’t have to include spoilers… even if they might be obvious ones to fans of GL.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    Brent I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m sure I will too. I really do think most of the naysayers have been spoiled by the like of “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight”, and to a lesser degeree “Iron Man.” Every CBM doesn’t have to be all dark and gritty a little humor and fun is allowed. And I mean they can’t all be gems, but they can still be enjoyable. I look forward to seeing this.

    • Juggernaut

      I agree that they don’t all have to be dark, gritty and super serious. However, a certain tone and charcter portrayals are key to any project where it is an adaptation of an iconic character. My biggest problems with this film so far have all been actor and script related. Sure the CGI looked awful at first but as we all know, they can do wonderful things with computers these days in post-production. That aspect was a non-issue for me. I do however have a problem with actors with no acting range (Reynolds, Lively) being cast in a motion picture that stars some of my childhood heroes in said film. As I’ve said, my other reservation was the script. Would it be a sufficiant rendering of GL? Even with certain changes and liberties taken in the plot and charcters, it could still be well done. I have not yet seen the film so I can’t say whether or not the script was well done or not. I can only hope that it is. Lastly, the cinematic future of DC Comics is also riding on the success of this film at some level. So yes I do expect a certain degree of quality to be put into it. It may be a fun pocorn movie. I haven’t seen it so I don’t know. The question for me and any fans of the source material will be, ” Is it a good GL movie?”

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        The thing that is most relevant in your argument is that DC/WB has their future comic franchises riding on this (but not Man of Steel?) and that alone does garner a certain amount of dedication. Someone said they shoulda let Geoff Johns write the first script and then let some hollywood writers tweak it. Maybe they shouldve. I hope this is at least good enough to make some money for a sequel. I think splitting the film between space and Earth hurt it (and no I haven’t seen it but the Asgard/Earth split in “Thor” was distracting at first) and they should’ve followed the template in “First Flight” but again I’ll reserve judgment til I actually see it.

        Sent on the go.

        • Juggernaut

          As will I. No doubt ‘The Man Of Steel’ will be a signifigant part of DC/WB’s future movie plans. Still, GL needs to be a success as well.

  • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

    It was very good — and I’m not the biggest fan of GL. Brent’s review is spot-on. I took my nephew to the screening and he loved it, too.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Whew! I trust Brent’s judgment (most of the time lol) and definitely yours. Glad to hear its not as horrible as its made out to be. I’ll give my own opinion soon enough.
      Sent on the go.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

        It could be that I never saw Hal/GL as a Batman-type character despite his more recent travails in the comics (didn’t they blow up his city and killed everyone in it? killed him, even?). I mean, the guy makes machine guns out of his ring, for God’s sake. He’s not skulking around in the Dark or pondering the lives of every human being on the Planet (ala “Superman Returns”). As the first Origin Story, it was solid. As origins go, Hal has no reason to get all grim and gritty … at least, in the first movie. I can see it getting darker in the sequels, though.

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          Lol yes all that happened to him but Geoff Johns ressurected him very well in the miniseries “GL: Rebirth” that introduced us to the fear entity Parallax. And your comparison to Batman is actually very poignant. He has stated to Batman that they are very different in their methods because he never hides in the shadows and is always shining his light on the criminals. So that was a nice little thought there. I look forward to seeing this tomorrow.

          Sent on the go.

          • Preacher

            True, GL is not a grim character nor should he be. But there should be a balance between the light-hearted stuff and the dramatic stuff. I just didn’t think the script pulled that off.

            It also seemed like the whole movie was a rush job. And by that I mean, a rush to get Hal the ring, a rush through his training, a rush for Parallax to kill the “finest GL warriors” save Sinestro, a rush to establish a very rote love triangle between the three Earth-bound characters, a rush for Sinestro to turn heel, a rush to get to the sequel, etc.

            I agree that not all capes and tights movies can reach the depths of Dark Knight, Iron Man, and to a lesser extent, Thor. But I shouldn’t feel like the movie seemed like a missed opportunity to tell a decent story.

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            I’ll wait til I see it before I say more. I can’t really comment on the pace until i see it.

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            I’ll wait til I see it before I say more. I can’t really comment on the pace until i see it.

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            I’ll wait til I see it before I say more. I can’t really comment on the pace until i see it.

          • Juggernaut

            That’s what I’m saying. The entire Earth is at stake! It doesn’t need to be dark just dramatic.

          • Juggernaut

            That’s what I’m saying. The entire Earth is at stake! It doesn’t need to be dark just dramatic.

          • Preacher

            True, GL is not a grim character nor should he be. But there should be a balance between the light-hearted stuff and the dramatic stuff. I just didn’t think the script pulled that off.

            It also seemed like the whole movie was a rush job. And by that I mean, a rush to get Hal the ring, a rush through his training, a rush for Parallax to kill the “finest GL warriors” save Sinestro, a rush to establish a very rote love triangle between the three Earth-bound characters, a rush for Sinestro to turn heel, a rush to get to the sequel, etc.

            I agree that not all capes and tights movies can reach the depths of Dark Knight, Iron Man, and to a lesser extent, Thor. But I shouldn’t feel like the movie seemed like a missed opportunity to tell a decent story.

        • Juggernaut

          There’s still hope!

  • Naw786

    Thor was great and X-Men: First Class was awesome so these two movies are the best comic book movie of the summer so far.

    I hope Green Lantern and Captain America: The First Avenger don’t disappoint.

    • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

      green lantern disapointed

  • Jonny downes

    I am not watching this untill I see deadpool:the movie

  • Lexavi80

    “Better than Superman Returns. Not as good as Thor”. AGREE!!

  • Richard B. Riddick

    i havent seen it yet, i didnt read all the comics but one story (parallax’s story) iv’e known forever and i gotta say they pissed all over that one. also hal jordan (so ive been told) wasnt a joker, so bottom linedont go in expecting anything like the comics and F.Y.I. to those who dont know the story Hal Jordan was “taken over” by parallax and killed EVERYBODY

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      And the

      Sent on the go.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      And then was ressurected as was most everyone else. But it still follows the comics, just mixed a bunch of stories together like the newest secret origins with the story about Legion, n Parallax.

      Sent on the go.

      • Juggernaut

        I suppose you’ve seen it then? I still haven’t.
        What did you think?

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          Actually I hadn’t when I wrote that. I just knew from following the development which direction they were going in. Now that I HAVE seen it, I was pretty much right. And I actually liked most of the changes they made to the mythos. I do have to say the pace was rished and the story disjointed. They really should’ve just stayed in space. I understand setting it back on Earth gave Hal a reason to truly care and get over his fears but it made it feel choppy. That said I still really enyoed it. People saying it sucked are bugging. It was a decent popcorn flick, and the sequel should be great if they sta away from Earth except for maybe the beginning. I really think the Sinestro Corps war should be the next film so we can get more GLs fighting and keep it in space. No Superboy Prime, or antimonitor, though. And if that’s not the sequel, then the Manhunters should be with Sinestro pulling the strings with a sinestro/vs Hal or sinestro/hal vs manhunters ending leading INTO the sinestro corps war.

          Sent on the go.

          • Juggernaut

            I just saw it. I have to say it was a lot better than I thought it would be. It wasn’t a great movie by a long shot but it wasn’t a terrible one either. Better than ‘Batman & Robin’ and ‘Superman Returns’ for sure. Although that isn’t really saying much, it is the standard for which I can evaluate the movie. It doesn’t hold up to the Nolan Batman movies but I knew that it wouldn’t.
            Overall the CGI, while very uh, CGI-y, were pretty good. I wish that they would have gone with anamatronics, make up effects and other methods to create the alien characters but Oa and the space sequences were very well done.
            Ryan Reynolds’ was actually a good Hal! I was really awestruck. Lol. Blake Lively was believable as the future Star Sapphire, Carol Ferris. Peter Sarsgaard was just okay. I think that he is an incredible actor and was expecting him to elevate a lesser character such as Hector Hammond to be a relevant foil to Green Lantern. Unfortunately, he did not.
            As I suspected, Mark Strong’s performance as one of the Corps. most powerful and respected Lanterns was a high spot. Everything from his look to his sneering was 100% Sinestro! Hell, even the somewhat long winded speeches that he recited were tolerable coming from him.
            The supporting characters were all decent as well. Senator Hammond played by the always terrific Tim Robbins. Jay O. Sanders as Carl Ferris. Taika Waititi as Tom Kalmuka. All very well cast. Also the voice work of Michael Clark Duncan (Kilowog), Geoffrey Rush (Tomar-Re) and Clancy Brown (Parralax) were all spot on. I would have liked a bit more for Angela Bassett’s Amanda Waller to do. I’d actually like to see the inclusion of Waller throughout the upcoming DC films similar to Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Both characters are very involved in their respective cannon. If she were to show up in ‘The Man Of Steel’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ to weave the movies together would be quite cool in my opinion.
            I must say that while I enjoyed the movie and didn’t mind the performances and most of the changes that were made, there were some problems for me.
            First I’d like to talk about the positives. The romance between Hal and Carol was genuine to me. Not rushed like it was in Thor. I suppose the fact that the two of them are childhood friends and ex-lovers and not strangers attributes to that. Another plus were the easter eggs that were included. I only caught a few. Carol’s call sign “Sapphire” and the star symbol on her helmet were awesome! I liked the realization of the powers and the looks of the suits, lantern and ring. Those were a big worry of mine.
            My biggest problem was with the use of Hector Hammond. He was unnecessary. Parallax was a big enough foe. There was no need for his character at all! Another problem with his character was the un-needed love triangle between him, Hal and Carol. The sudden change of heart within Hal was a bit rushed as well. Other than that I liked it. If fine tuned this could have been a very good movie. Instead it was a mediocre, popcorn flick. Not that it’s necessarily a bad thing. all in all I give it a solid five stars out of ten. Not great but good.

          • Juggernaut

            I just saw it. I have to say it was a lot better than I thought it would be. It wasn’t a great movie by a long shot but it wasn’t a terrible one either. Better than ‘Batman & Robin’ and ‘Superman Returns’ for sure. Although that isn’t really saying much, it is the standard for which I can evaluate the movie. It doesn’t hold up to the Nolan Batman movies but I knew that it wouldn’t.
            Overall the CGI, while very uh, CGI-y, were pretty good. I wish that they would have gone with anamatronics, make up effects and other methods to create the alien characters but Oa and the space sequences were very well done.
            Ryan Reynolds’ was actually a good Hal! I was really awestruck. Lol. Blake Lively was believable as the future Star Sapphire, Carol Ferris. Peter Sarsgaard was just okay. I think that he is an incredible actor and was expecting him to elevate a lesser character such as Hector Hammond to be a relevant foil to Green Lantern. Unfortunately, he did not.
            As I suspected, Mark Strong’s performance as one of the Corps. most powerful and respected Lanterns was a high spot. Everything from his look to his sneering was 100% Sinestro! Hell, even the somewhat long winded speeches that he recited were tolerable coming from him.
            The supporting characters were all decent as well. Senator Hammond played by the always terrific Tim Robbins. Jay O. Sanders as Carl Ferris. Taika Waititi as Tom Kalmuka. All very well cast. Also the voice work of Michael Clark Duncan (Kilowog), Geoffrey Rush (Tomar-Re) and Clancy Brown (Parralax) were all spot on. I would have liked a bit more for Angela Bassett’s Amanda Waller to do. I’d actually like to see the inclusion of Waller throughout the upcoming DC films similar to Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Both characters are very involved in their respective cannon. If she were to show up in ‘The Man Of Steel’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ to weave the movies together would be quite cool in my opinion.
            I must say that while I enjoyed the movie and didn’t mind the performances and most of the changes that were made, there were some problems for me.
            First I’d like to talk about the positives. The romance between Hal and Carol was genuine to me. Not rushed like it was in Thor. I suppose the fact that the two of them are childhood friends and ex-lovers and not strangers attributes to that. Another plus were the easter eggs that were included. I only caught a few. Carol’s call sign “Sapphire” and the star symbol on her helmet were awesome! I liked the realization of the powers and the looks of the suits, lantern and ring. Those were a big worry of mine.
            My biggest problem was with the use of Hector Hammond. He was unnecessary. Parallax was a big enough foe. There was no need for his character at all! Another problem with his character was the un-needed love triangle between him, Hal and Carol. The sudden change of heart within Hal was a bit rushed as well. Other than that I liked it. If fine tuned this could have been a very good movie. Instead it was a mediocre, popcorn flick. Not that it’s necessarily a bad thing. all in all I give it a solid five stars out of ten. Not great but good.

          • Juggernaut

            I just saw it. I have to say it was a lot better than I thought it would be. It wasn’t a great movie by a long shot but it wasn’t a terrible one either. Better than ‘Batman & Robin’ and ‘Superman Returns’ for sure. Although that isn’t really saying much, it is the standard for which I can evaluate the movie. It doesn’t hold up to the Nolan Batman movies but I knew that it wouldn’t.
            Overall the CGI, while very uh, CGI-y, were pretty good. I wish that they would have gone with anamatronics, make up effects and other methods to create the alien characters but Oa and the space sequences were very well done.
            Ryan Reynolds’ was actually a good Hal! I was really awestruck. Lol. Blake Lively was believable as the future Star Sapphire, Carol Ferris. Peter Sarsgaard was just okay. I think that he is an incredible actor and was expecting him to elevate a lesser character such as Hector Hammond to be a relevant foil to Green Lantern. Unfortunately, he did not.
            As I suspected, Mark Strong’s performance as one of the Corps. most powerful and respected Lanterns was a high spot. Everything from his look to his sneering was 100% Sinestro! Hell, even the somewhat long winded speeches that he recited were tolerable coming from him.
            The supporting characters were all decent as well. Senator Hammond played by the always terrific Tim Robbins. Jay O. Sanders as Carl Ferris. Taika Waititi as Tom Kalmuka. All very well cast. Also the voice work of Michael Clark Duncan (Kilowog), Geoffrey Rush (Tomar-Re) and Clancy Brown (Parralax) were all spot on. I would have liked a bit more for Angela Bassett’s Amanda Waller to do. I’d actually like to see the inclusion of Waller throughout the upcoming DC films similar to Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Both characters are very involved in their respective cannon. If she were to show up in ‘The Man Of Steel’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ to weave the movies together would be quite cool in my opinion.
            I must say that while I enjoyed the movie and didn’t mind the performances and most of the changes that were made, there were some problems for me.
            First I’d like to talk about the positives. The romance between Hal and Carol was genuine to me. Not rushed like it was in Thor. I suppose the fact that the two of them are childhood friends and ex-lovers and not strangers attributes to that. Another plus were the easter eggs that were included. I only caught a few. Carol’s call sign “Sapphire” and the star symbol on her helmet were awesome! I liked the realization of the powers and the looks of the suits, lantern and ring. Those were a big worry of mine.
            My biggest problem was with the use of Hector Hammond. He was unnecessary. Parallax was a big enough foe. There was no need for his character at all! Another problem with his character was the un-needed love triangle between him, Hal and Carol. The sudden change of heart within Hal was a bit rushed as well. Other than that I liked it. If fine tuned this could have been a very good movie. Instead it was a mediocre, popcorn flick. Not that it’s necessarily a bad thing. all in all I give it a solid five stars out of ten. Not great but good.

          • Juggernaut

            Also. I forgot to mention in my review the totally awesome and cuthroat move by DC to incorporate Captain America’s shield into Hal’s training sequence with Sinestro to beat Marvel to the punch and deliver the iconic throwing of said shield before they get a chance! That was great!!! What a dick move! HAHAHAHA!!!

          • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

            Saw that in the trailer and was like WOW! And Kilowog did similar with the disks when Hal was holding the boulders.

            Sent on the go.

  • http://twitter.com/blk_flash Blk Flash

    I’ve got to agree with Preacher. The film seemed rushed to me and not just in one or two places the whole thing, I feel as if they spent more time trying to make the CG right instead of the story.

    X-Men: FC and THOR are much better films in my book, for me this is one film where all those people saying it was going to be S#!t just from seeing the trailers are gonna be right, when it ended I thought I really couldn’t give a sh#t if they made a 2nd. I found “I Am Number Four” more enjoyable.

    • Juggernaut

      There were pacing problems for me in both X-Men:First Class (the use of the kids and Sebastion Shaw’s character a bit) and Thor (the romance between Jane and Thor) However, they were only a few spots in the big picture.

  • http://twitter.com/Terminator2366 Bad Zack

    saw it today – it was entertaining but i wanted more – i guess i new it wasnt gonna be all that when i saw ther 1:45 running time — whiche wirries me about Transformers 3 — itsruninningtime is 1:33 — so i think weve seen everything on the trailers