Movies Brent Didn’t Hate As Much As Everyone Else In 2011

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Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern (2011) Movie Image

Green Lantern

Probably the most divisive, universally despised film on my list. I don’t get the hate for this one. By no means is “Green Lantern” brilliant cinema; it is silly, cheesy, and nowhere near as good as either “Captain America” or “X-Men: First Class”. However, it is the exact same movie as “Thor”, which people totally loved the crap out of. Both films have the same faults, the same upside, and remarkably similar story arcs, and I enjoyed both to an equal degree.

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Author: Brent McKnight

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

    Didn’t really hate Green Lantern myself, just incredibly disappointed by it. But I really, really hated Pirates 4 just for the sheer crass commercialism of the entire enterprise. But then again, I though the last two “Pirates” movies were pretty pointless, too, so there you have it.

  • Juggernaut

    I’m with ya’ on Hop, Battle:Los Angeles and Take Me Home Tonight. I’ll even admit that I didn’t despise Green Lantern as much as most people. However, GL was nowhere near as good as Thor. As for the so called similarities I can agree that they’re both superhero films with a fish out of water storyline but that is where the similarities end. Thor was a terrifically directed, excellently acted, well paced movie while GL on the other hand was a rushed, shoddy, mess of a flick.

  • Anonymous

    Green Hornet was vomit inducing. Thor was tolderable. I hate an hour or more of backstory. I have plastic shiny “armor”. The only part of Thor I liked was int he desert.