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<p>I gotta be honest, when I first heard about the Lantern movie, I was apprehensive. Granted, my knowledge of the Corp. is nowhere as extensive as the Batman mythos, or the Superman story, but I didn't think it was possible to garner interest, for myself at least.</p><p> </p><p>

This trailer has me seriously reconsidering my close-minded assumption.</p><p> </p><p>

Now to find a trailer that has me pause on those same fears about Seth Rogen playing the Hornet. lol</p>

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<p>I am still worried about Rogan... ALOT.</p><p> </p><p>

However as a Lantern fan I am obliged to watch this - even if I am no fan of Reynolds. I have a feeling they will make him snarky and sarcastic, which is more along the lines of Kyle instead of Hal - but that is expected as Reynolds has no real range. Still excited about it - Kilowag in a movie... that has me sold.</p>

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I like Ryan Reynolds I do. He plays a great smart mouthed, smart alecy character and he's a huge comic fan and knows his stuff. However the character they appear to have made in the trailer is not Hal Jordan. It's some weird amalgam of Guy Gardner and Kyle Rayner. I'm gonna watch the movie anyway my bet is it will still be decent but I'm not happy about the way they're making Hal. Ryan Reynolds said it himself, he'd much rather be playing The Flash, Wally West Flash.
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<p>Why would you link to a bunch of screencaps, instead of, you know, the trailer itself?</p><p> </p><p>

Big fan of Ryan Reynolds. That alone makes me want to watch this movie. From the trailer it does come off as a "What it Ryan Reynolds got super powers?" flick as opposed to a definitive Green Lantern story. Also, that bint from Gossip Girl seems terrible. Punch-to-the-face terrible.</p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Self" data-cite="Self" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29523" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div> Also, that bint from Gossip Girl seems terrible. Punch-to-the-face terrible.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> So in other words, she should be playing Iris West in a Flash movie rather than Carole Ferris. <img alt=":)" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/smile.png.142cfa0a1cd2925c0463c1d00f499df2.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p>
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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="cappyboy" data-cite="cappyboy" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29523" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>So in other words, she should be playing Iris West in a Flash movie rather than Carole Ferris. <img alt=":)" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/smile.png.142cfa0a1cd2925c0463c1d00f499df2.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png"></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Yes.</p>
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While the trailer looks okay, Im not sold on the costume at all. I'm not a huge Green Lantern fan, but from what little I've gotten from cartoons and comics, this does not seem to be the Hal Jordan that everyone is a fan of. I'll still watch it however because I think DC comics has the ability to shine brighter than marvels if they would just get there heads out of there asses and did something big with these characters. Batman is a great start and Lantern could be good. Hopefully the new Superman will be a huge epic and eventually we can have a single world where these heroes can co-exist.
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You mean the "dark" superman reboot? Gag me.

 

Heck, I'm interested in this just because it looks like it won't be following the new comic movie trend of makin things dark and moody for no reason other than trying to get that dark knight feel

 

I do agree the cgi costume looks weak, espically the mask

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="The Stallion" data-cite="The Stallion" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29523" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>While the trailer looks okay, Im not sold on the costume at all. I'm not a huge Green Lantern fan, but from what little I've gotten from cartoons and comics, this does not seem to be the Hal Jordan that everyone is a fan of. I'll still watch it however because I think DC comics has the ability to shine brighter than marvels if they would just get there heads out of there asses and did something big with these characters. Batman is a great start and Lantern could be good. Hopefully the new Superman will be a huge epic and eventually we can have a single world where these heroes can co-exist.</div></blockquote><p> The character's are huge, and would be great for that reason.</p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="crownsy" data-cite="crownsy" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29523" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>You mean the "dark" superman reboot? Gag me.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> I've said this before, but Superman is not this "LIGHT OF GOOD" that is painted in earlier versions, since... well, the 80's. I'm an old schooler and all, and I support this 100% (darker Superman). It's not going to be Superman acting like Batman, if they do that they are missing the huge darkness that Superman can bring that is totally outside of anything you could relate to Batman (join me or parish!).</p><p> </p><p> They redid the universe several times, actually... (I'm talking comics). I've not bought a comicbook since probably late 70's, or early 80's, however, I read the wiki's and get free downloads sometimes... mainly I have alot of information because I was working on a Mod based on Marvel/DC universes merged. Superman is more like the original Superman (I'm talking 1930's/50's versions), after being re-worked. There is a Superman II (From Earth II), for weird reasons (Although he is dead), but modern Superman NEVER become Superboy first or any of that stuff. He stepped into the role, but he hasn't been the schoolboy Superman from cartoons in years. He will overide other's decisions (such as Batman's, therefore the complications with their relationship), will do things NOT so honestly to achieve what he knows is right. Most writer's took on characteristic's of Alex Ross's "Bad Ass" Superman.</p><p> </p><p> Short form: Superman kicks butt and takes names now. Criminals can't hide behind the "You can't hurt me" thing... He's not like Batman in that he will let them die, but he doesn't have any problems putting them in the hospital. </p><p> </p><p> For the Superman you seem to remember, look at Captain Marvel for that. He's the new shining light/boyscout of heroes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> EDIT: On topic. I never really liked the Green Lantern hero, in any form. Hal Jordan happened to be my favorite though, if I had to pick. There was Alan Scott (the original), that was/is an awesome character, one that is more down to earth (meaning, he wasn't really a part of the universal Green Lantern corps), but Hal was my favorite. I felt all the other's were too boring, although his methods (Big Fist to punch) were not as creative as the newer versions (outside of the Black guy, he's even less creative with his use of the ring/more to the point). I'm mainly talking about Hal's personality. He was on a higher level then everyone else, but never believed himself to be. The little bit I seen of this upcoming movie seems to capture that with a little creative witty comments. Remember, Hal ends up being a bad guy a few times (although possessed), that had repercussions that no other villain in the DC Universe has ever been able to Parrellel (get it.. Parralox?).</p>
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<p>From what I remember growing up reading my dad's comics, Superman was never this perfect person everyone has him painted as.</p><p> </p><p>

He was more of this guy who was good of heart, but still struggled with not killing people. I remember in at least three of them where he came close to killing Lex, but at last moment he stopped.</p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="crownsy" data-cite="crownsy" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29523" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>You mean the "dark" superman reboot? Gag me.<p> </p><p> Heck, I'm interested in this just because it looks like it won't be following the new comic movie trend of makin things dark and moody for no reason other than trying to get that dark knight feel</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> There is a reason. It's hard to make a property initially created for children into something palatable for adults. You have to remove some color (darken it) to accomplish that. These movies aren't going to do PIXAR numbers if they're created for families, after all. Do you think the Twilight Saga would've done as well as it has if it stayed true to the novels (which were expressly targeted at tween girls)? How 'bout Harry Potter (which was for young children)?</p><p> </p><p> Whether you agree with it or not, comics are still seen as being "for kids". Making a movie using most mainstream comic characters (except people like Wolverine and Deadpool, who are exceptions to the rule) requires you make it a more grown up story/premise/feel/mood. This isn't anything like the current 3D fad, it's actually rooted in sense (common or otherwise).</p>
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There is a reason. It's hard to make a property initially created for children into something palatable for adults. You have to remove some color (darken it) to accomplish that. These movies aren't going to do PIXAR numbers if they're created for families, after all. Do you think the Twilight Saga would've done as well as it has if it stayed true to the novels (which were expressly targeted at tween girls)? How 'bout Harry Potter (which was for young children)?

 

Whether you agree with it or not, comics are still seen as being "for kids". Making a movie using most mainstream comic characters (except people like Wolverine and Deadpool, who are exceptions to the rule) requires you make it a more grown up story/premise/feel/mood. This isn't anything like the current 3D fad, it's actually rooted in sense (common or otherwise).

 

Right, and if it fits the character in any way, shape or form go for it.

 

But your going to make superman, who's ENTIRE character is about being the perfect man, into a dark and moody movie.

 

No thanks.

 

Also, Twilight didn't really change from the source material from what my sister, a 13 year old, has informed me. It did huge numbers with pre teen girls and women under 30.

 

That's pretty much the books demographic, it's not like it pulled in the male crowd at a crazy clip.

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="crownsy" data-cite="crownsy" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="29523" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Right, and if it fits the character in any way, shape or form go for it. <p> </p><p> But your going to make superman, who's ENTIRE character is about being the perfect man, into a dark and moody movie. </p><p> </p><p> No thanks.</p><p> </p><p> Also, Twilight didn't really change from the source material from what my sister, a 13 year old, has informed me. It did huge numbers with pre teen girls and women under 30. </p><p> </p><p> That's pretty much the books demographic, it's not like it pulled in the male crowd at a crazy clip.</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Nowhere has it been said that Superman is about being the perfect man. He struggles with his existence everyday. He has this immense responsibility on his shoulders because of the enormous power he has and he struggles to do whats right, even when other hero's question him. If done right a "darker" Superman could be awesome. Notice how I put the "er" on there? It's not about him being Dark Knight dark, its about going away from the "perfect man" stigma that everyone thinks Superman is about, and making him more real. Look at the Superman cartoons from the 90's. That was a perfect example on how to do Superman. Take that and add in elements of Smallvile (a flawed hero who is afraid to accept the role he has been given) and you have a great movie. Just a little fan service from myself, I think it would be AWESOME to continue the Smallville universe by moving to a Superman movie with the same characters.</p>
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