Nix’s 10 Most Disappointing Movies of 2011

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Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern (2011) Movie Image

Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds was born to play a superhero. A smart-mouthed, wisecracking superhero (paging Deadpool!). Then again, it’s hard to imagine anyone actually making the hero of “Green Lantern” work considering the tedious Origins Story he has to shoulder here. Add to that a ridiculous villain (Wow, a killer intergalactic cloud. Are you kidding me? Did we not learn anything from the “Fantastic Four” sequel?), and you have a superhero movie that tried to cram way too much into a single film. For all its CG, funny looking aliens, and cool ring “constructs” that everyone is whipping up with their fancy space rings, the movie is strangely never as fun as it really should have been. It has its moments, but overall, giving the hero not only an Origins Story, but two villains (and a third, potential villain) was just too much. Plus, was there really a lot of clamoring for a Green Lantern movie? I used to read comic books for a good portion of my teen life, and I never once thought, “Wow, this would make a great movie!” Honest. Never once. Now I know why.

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