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Rated PG-13 · 114 minutes · 2011

Action, Adventure, Science fiction
Ryan Reynolds works hard to make the ridiculous saga of Hal Jordan worth watching, but it’s to no avail. When Jordan, a hotshot test pilot, meets a dying purple alien, he receives a ring that transports him to another world, where he discovers he is the newest Green Lantern, protector of the universe. He then comes back to Earth, where he is more of a disaster-prevention guy than a superhero. His power is that the ring lets him create anything with his mind, which is just stupid. He could just create a world without crime and disaster with his mind, and his work would be done, right? While I think Reynolds would make a decent Batman or Superman, his Green Lantern is just silly and a waste of his likable onscreen persona.


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Official Site: greenlanternmovie.warnerbros.com
Director: Martin Campbell
Producer: Donald De Line, Greg Berlanti, Herbert W. Gains and Andrew Haas
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins, Jay Sanders, Taika Waititi, Angela Bassett, Mike Doyle, Nick Jandl, Dylan James, Gattlin Griffith, Jon Tenney, Leanne Cochran, Temuera Morrison, Jeff Wolfe, Jenna Craig, Deke Anderson, Geoffrey Rush and Michael Duncan

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NUVO 'Green Lantern' shines bright Action-packed, visually arresting, and well-acted, this comic book adaptation is a shining star in the dim sky of summer movies. by Sam Watermeier 06/22/2011
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Portland Mercury Dorkiest Knight Green Lantern is pretty goddamn dumb. by Bobby Roberts 06/16/2011
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