It beat sitting through Barack's b.s.
But not by much.
Blake Lively? I kept wondering why she was in the film. I've seen her in a few things and she can act. They just didn't seem to want to give her anything to do in the film.
Then it hit me: Blake Lively's in the film so Ryan Reynolds can run around in green pantyhose and not be considered gay.
That really seemed to be the only reason she was there.
The first 15 minutes were probably the strongest and I didn't realize that until after the film was over. The animation/special effects were crummy. The dying Green Lantern who has to find a replacement (and chooses Ryan Reynolds) was probably the most interesting character in the whole film.
The Congressman's son -- with the huge head -- was just a big yawn.
And so was the movie.
Okay, let me explain that.
Who's the villain?
Catwoman failed because they didn't know how to do a villian. Sharon Stone's the bad guy in that film. And she can act and that could have been great. But instead of pitting her against Halle Berry (who is also extremely talented), they spend 2/3 of the film pretending like Stone's husband is the bad guy. Look, we don't go to see super hero movies for Agatha Christie mysteries. We go to see them battle the bad guys. So Catwoman would have worked if they had Stone and Berry throwing down early on. Green Lantern was even worse.
Guess who Ryan Reynolds battles?
I'll give you the short answer in a minute. The long answer is that Green Lantern's are courageous. And green is the color of courage. Yellow is fear (like a yellow streak?) and that is bad. And so the mini-bad guys learn to access the yellow.
So Green Lantern ends up battling the big villian which is basically a big glop of black jello.
Seriously. It's some mass of black substance (emotions) and it was all so boring.
We want to see heroes battling their nemesis. That's why we pay to see super hero movies.
Ryan Reynolds was too smug and too irritating.
I don't think they'll be a sequel. (There shouldn't be.)
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"