June/19/2011

Category: Action
All Genres: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Release Year: 2011
Country: USA
Runtime: 105
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Martin Campbell
Taglines:

  • One of us… becomes one of them.
  • In Brightest Day,
  • In Blackest Night,
  • No Evil Shall,
  • Escape My Sight.
  • In Our Darkest Hour, There Will Be Light.

  • Writing by: Greg Berlanti – (screenplay) &
    Michael Green – (screenplay) &
    Marc Guggenheim – (screenplay) and
    Michael Goldenberg – (screenplay)
    Greg Berlanti – (screen story) &
    Michael Green – (screen story) &
    Marc Guggenheim – (screen story)

    Produced by: Greg Berlanti – producer
    Donald De Line – producer
    Herb Gains – executive producer
    Andrew Haas – executive producer
    Geoff Johns – co-producer

    Cast: Ryan Reynolds – Hal Jordan / Green Lantern
    Blake Lively – Carol Ferris
    Peter Sarsgaard – Hector Hammond
    Mark Strong – Sinestro
    Temuera Morrison – Abin Sur
    Jenna Craig – Carol Ferris at 11
    Jon Tenney – Martin Jordan
    Mike Doyle – Jack Jordan
    Gattlin Griffith – Young Hal
    Nick Jandl – Jim Jordan
    Dylan James – Jason Jordan

    Music: James Newton Howard
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    Plot:

    A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.



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    In the comics, there have been six people who held (and still hold) the title of the Green Lantern: Alan Scott (1940), Hal Jordan (1959), Guy Gardner (1968), John Stewart (1971), Kyle Rayner (1994) and Jade Scott (Alan's daughter, 1983). Alan and Jade Scott are the only ones who are different because the source of their powers comes from a magical source, and though they are Green Lanterns in name, they are actually not part of the Green Lantern Corps, though Jade did serve in it briefly at one point.

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    The movie was originally scheduled to be shot at Fox Studios in Sydney, Australia but the rising Australian dollar forced the studio and director Martin Campbell to seek relocation, New Orleans and various parishes around the city was chosen because it was it was perfect location from the scouts, the city has perfect aura for filming almost anything, many studio's are being built in the city now known as Hollywood south and Louisiana tax incentive that many other cities have copied but still not as successful as Louisiana have help make it easy to film big and small budget movies in the State.

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    The Green Lantern uniform is portrayed in computer-generated imagery; this was a creative move by the filmmakers, who wanted the uniform not to be a real cloth outfit but a light construct generated by the Lantern power ring. Notably the comics originally started with Hal Jordan wearing an actual uniform, but later changed it to where his and the other Green Lanterns uniforms were constructs created by their rings. The humanoid actors (Ryan Reynolds, Temuera Morrison and Mark Strong) wore motion-capture suits, over which the uniforms were rendered.

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    To prepare for Carol Ferris's action scenes, Blake Lively underwent training on the The Matrix (1999)'s aerial stunt rigs, assisted by acrobats from the “Cirque du Soleil” and supervised by noted stunt coordinator Gary Powell. She described it as a great experience: “I'm 40 feet in the air, spiralling around. That's the best workout you can ever do because it's all core… You do that for ten minutes and you should see your body the next day! It's so exhilarating, so thrilling – and nauseating.”

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    An early draft of the script contained a cameo by Alan Scott, the first Green Lantern (Jordan's predecessor, whose powers were magical rather than cosmic). Scott was going to be the United States President, and near the end would reveal his own past as a Green Lantern to Jordan, and give him his blessing. He was later revised to become an agent of the Checkmate agency (the Checkmate membership stayed true to the comics), who would approach and offer Jordan membership. Later drafts finally wrote him out of the film, and replaced him with Amanda Waller.

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    In 2007, actor-writer Corey Reynolds sent Warner Bros. a treatment, “Green Lantern: Birth of a Hero”, with him writing and starring as John Stewart (his favourite superhero). Reynolds intended the film to be the first in a trilogy, and was going to introduce Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern Corps and the Justice League in the consecutive sequels. While his pitch was favourably received by the studio, it was abandoned in favour of a story about Hal Jordan.

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