June/19/2011

Category: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Family
Release Year: 2011
Country: USA
Runtime: 95
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Mark Waters
Sound: Dolby
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: Sean Anders – (screenplay) &
    John Morris – (screenplay) and
    Jared Stern – (screenplay)
    Richard Atwater – (novel) and
    Florence Atwater – (novel)

    Produced by: Derek Dauchy – executive producer
    John Davis – producer
    Jonathan Filley – line producer
    Joel Gotler – executive producer
    Jessica Tuchinsky – executive producer

    Cast: Jim Carrey – Mr. Popper
    Carla Gugino – Amanda
    Angela Lansbury – Mrs. Van Gundy
    Ophelia Lovibond – Pippi
    Madeline Carroll – Janie
    Clark Gregg – Nat Jones
    Jeffrey Tambor – Mr. Gremmins
    David Krumholtz – Kent
    Philip Baker Hall – Franklin
    Maxwell Perry Cotton – Billy
    James Tupper – Rick

    Music: James Newton Howard
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    Plot:

    The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.



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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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