Green Lantern


After playing supporting parts in “Blade: Trinity” and “Wolverine”, Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds finally gets to star in his own superhero flick.

Alas, said flick is rather dreadful, with a story silly even by comic book standards, cartoonish FX and talented actors wasted in thankless roles (Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Tim Robbins, Angela Bassett, etc.).

Only Reynolds himself gets to have a little fun (emphasis on ‘little’) as Hal Jordan, a cocky pilot chosen to join the Green Lantern Corps, i.e. intergalactic peacekeepers with nifty super-powers.

What follows isn’t so much sci-fi action as endless expository dialogue setting up the film’s convoluted mythology, trite human drama, and Yoda-isms about the power of will versus the power of fear.

And the big climax? A big fight between our “green space cop” and what looks like a shit monster.