This movie is average as well as 3D depth is really poor when compared to other 3D movies. Stick with 2D version if you already own or watch it in 2D version. Only thing I liked about movie is its sound track. It sounded good but unfortunately bad screenplay as well as acting. Video Codec: MPEG-4 MVC Resolution: 1080p Aspect ratio: 2.40:1 Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Audio English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Subs : English and other foreign language but not Hindi (Personally I don't care about Hindi but many people are looking for it so)
I honestly didn't know a lot about the Green Lantern before this movie, since he's not nearly as well known as Spiderman, Superman or Batman. And, well, the "Green Lantern" movie isn't really the best way for the public to be introduced to him -- it's thinly-plotted, with a forgettable female lead and a barrage of flashy, splashy CGI.
Fighter pilot Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) is suddenly abducted by a ball of green energy, and deposited next to a dying alien who gives him a ring and a green lantern. Before you can say "it's not easy being green," he's zapped off to an alien planet called Oa, where the Green Lantern Corps is headquartered.
What is the Green Lantern Corps? Well, they're an intergalactic force for good, who rely on the green energy of WILLPOWER (just roll with it), and are able to use their rings to fly, fire energy blasts, and make anything they can imagine. And the Corps wastes no time in training Hal in his ring's use, although their leader Sinestro (Mark Strong) doesn't think he's up to the job.
However, it turns out that the dead Green Lantern was killed by Parallax, a vast malevolent creature feeding off the yellow energy of fear -- and it's also infected a mousy scientist (Peter Sarsgaard), who goes on a rampage. Now Hal must somehow overcome his own fears, or the entire Earth will be destroyed by Parallax.
The Cinema Snob said that this felt like the pilot for a Green Lantern TV show, and I have to agree with him -- it's basically all an origin story for the Green Lantern, and everything else is basically secondary to Hal Jordan becoming a superhero and proving himself. It's not horrible, but it failed to thrill me as an epic superhero movie should.
So for most of the running time, Martin Campbell tries to dazzle us with flashy action sequences (a dogfight with AI fighter jets) and vast expanses of glitzy special effects (the glimmering emerald cities of Oa). The plot is pretty thin and straightforward, with no real twists or surprises -- about ten minutes in, you can easily predict everything that will happen after that. Seriously, four writers worked on this?
And yes, I found it VERY distracting that Parallax looks like a giant cosmic diarrhea attack. I am not kidding -- he looks like Sauron's poo.
Ryan Reynolds is.... passable. He doesn't seem like he's trying very hard during the more dramatic scenes, but he's pretty good when Hal is being goofy ("To infinity and beyond!") or kicking butt. And Mark Strong and Peter Sarsgaard give excellent performances as a suspicious military leader and a big-brained scientist-turned-megalomaniac.
But Blake Lively as the token love interest? She's not only completely nondescript and bland, but totally devoid of chemistry with Reynolds. She literally looks like his much younger sister.
"Green Lantern" does a decent job introducing us to the world of the Green Lantern Corps, but the plot is so thin and predictable that it really doesn't do the concept justice. Maybe the sequel will do better.