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Green Lantern review

Posted : 6 years, 8 months ago on 12 February 2012 11:04 (A review of Green Lantern)

In my opinion, Green Lantern was one of the best 2011 movies. I don't know why people keep bashing it. I know it's not Harry Potter; but come on, it's not that terrible either. Superhero films have always been at conflict between fantasy and reality. You don't see this kind of problem with Superman or Batman, do you?

Ryan Reynolds was charming as the everyman Hal Jordan. He can convey the emotions of someone who is thrown in a situation beyond their control. Alone against Parallax, the only thing Hal to fight, aside from his ring, is his own humanity. And that shows that humanity is special because we can recognize our own shortcomings. Reynolds is basically true to the Hal Jordan from comics, especially when Geoff Johns is the writer.

I don't know why everyone is complaining about Blake Lively as Carol Ferris. She's pretty nice to me. Maybe it's all that fuss from her character from Gossip Girl. I like her on Gossip Girl, and she serves as an inspiration for Hal to overcome his fear and save the day.

Mark Strong is awesome as Sinestro, although that's expected, since he has played pretty awesome characters recently. Strong gives Sinestro a nice feeling of humanity. At first, Sinestro is stoic and distant to Hal, but in the end begins to warm up with him. But everyone who reads the comics should know what happens with him in the end.

I hope that this review can change some opinions about the movie.


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Final Crisis review

Posted : 6 years, 8 months ago on 12 February 2012 07:24 (A review of Final Crisis)

The the most fantastic and extraordinary battle for Earth begins in this awesome book. Darkseid returns from the dead and threatens to destroy all reality. He has mastered the Anti-Life Equation and uses it to eradicate all free will. Superman, Batman and all of Earth's heroes rally together to stop him. Even some of Earth's villains, such as Lex Luthor, are so disgusted by Darkseid's plans that they form an alliance with the heroes.

Overall, this is a respectable series. It brings an end to the story of the New Gods and sets one of the most fantastic Batman stories in motion. And it punches Countdown to Final Crisis right in the gut, since one of the panel states "Don't worry about Countdown." Dear God, Countdown was awful.

The bad side is that some of Countdown's storylines are left hanging in FC, and this series has to pay the price by trying to pick up the pieces. Let's face it, Final Crisis didn't finish those threads, but Grant Morrison did his best in a satisfying way.

This basically marks an end to an era of the DC Universe and begins another.


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