From the instant “Green Lantern” met the public at Comic-Con International last year, fans have been grumbling about the look and tone of the DC Comics adaptation. Now that the film’s release is only hours away, reviews are finally hitting the web — and they’re not great. (The movie has a paltry 24% rating on Rotten Tomatoes as I write this.)
With so much judgment already, is it possible for “Green Lantern” to get a fair shake? Those involved with the movie seem to think so. At the movie’s premiere in Hollywood Wednesday night, director Martin Campbell said he wasn’t worried that negative energy would hurt box-office prospects.
Meanwhile, Reynolds, who stars as Hal Jordan in the film, says he’s understanding of the scrutiny that comes along with turning a popular brand into a film.
“I think it gets the absolute right shake,” he said. “It’s a huge property. This DC character has been around 70 years. For me, I think the most important aspect was just the fact that they created a film that looks like it was ripped right out of the pages of a comic book. I think that’s the thing that everybody set out to do–and really captures.”
— Amy Kaufman
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