Archive | June, 2011

Green Lantern

30 Jun

Never having read a Green Lantern comic book, I had no idea what to expect from the film. The trailers I saw on the big screen looked promising but Ryan Reynolds as the lead character had me fearing for the seriousness of it all. Negative reviews plastered all over the internet made me choose Super 8 (review) over this last week but then curiosity got the better of me and here I am voicing my opinion about a movie that had so much potential but got wasted somewhere between the CGI and the shoddy story.

The Green Lantern Corps are a group of warriors chosen by the Guardians to protect the galaxies using the green-coloured ‘power of will’ to crush evil. A ring is bestowed upon each worthy Green Lantern (inhabitants of the planet), accompanied by a lantern, used to recharge it. The ring grants powers to recreate anything their mind can imagine (sounds awesome, doesn’t it?!) Continue reading

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Super 8

23 Jun

It was either this or Green Lantern which honestly is getting pummeled by the critics for being the worst superhero movie for a while (it’s being compared to Cat Woman *shudders*). Having watched only the first trailer of Super 8, I entered the theater expecting something along the lines of Cloverfield (loved that movie). What I got was something along the lines of E.T., which in my books, is a good thing. Super 8 – to my utter surprise wasn’t some super awesome monster as I initially expected but a motion picture film format.

In a fictional town of Lillian in Ohio, Joe Lamb (Joel Courtney) lost his mother to an accident at the factory. His father, Deputy Sheriff Jackson Lamb (Kyle Chandler) had never had the need to be a father until now. Unable to cope with the loss, Joe finds solace in an amateur zombie film he and his gang of misfit friends are making. His friends are Charles (Riley Griffiths), the best friend ‘production values, production values’ director; Cary (Ryan Lee), the bug eyed zombie explosives expert; Martin (Gabriel Basso), the pipsqueak zombie detective and Preston (Zach Mills), the geeky, smart cameraman. Charles manages the rope in ‘oh my god you spoke to her’ Alice Dainard (Elle Fanning) to play the detectives soon to be zombie wife. Continue reading