By now, most comic books and their superheroes have been made into action and adventure movies. The idea of superhero versus villain has been seen throughout theaters all across America and they’re not stopping anytime soon. One of the last great comic books to be made into a movie has finally arrived. Director Martin Cambell has followed the trend by releasing Green Lantern, which is based off of the comic books published by DC Comics. Created in 1940, the Green Lantern created several fictional characters and superheroes that possessed a power ring and lantern. These objects gave each character a wide variety of super power and strength over the physical world.
Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) is the first human to join the Green Lantern Corps, a group of protectors of peace and justice. The Green Lanterns have been around for centuries and have the ability to control earth with the help of a magic ring. However, when their enemy Parallax threatens to disrupt the peace they have created, the Green Lantern Corps must rely on their newest member Hal Jordan. Being the first human to join, the Green Lantern Corps is having trouble trusting and respecting Jordan. It is up to Jordan to prove himself and ultimately save the Universe.
With a $150 million budget by Warner Bros, critics and audiences are expecting high end special effects. The only conflict that may arise is the choice of using Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan seeing that he has already been casted in Deadpool, another comic series turned movie, which will cause a frenzy for comic fanatics. Mistake?
The film will be released June 17.