A Double Shot of Green Lantern Latte

The bigger news item is the brand new trailer for Green Lantern film, out this June, is out for viewing thanks to you Yahoo Movies. There looks to be quite a few new bits of footage that provide more of the plot and a few glimpses into Hal Jordan’s training as a lantern. Men get a glimpse of Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively and ladies get an eyeful of Ryan Reynolds lying flat on a table in nothing but tighty whities. Comic geeks of both genders should be on the lookout for the first glimpses of the Guardians and about 2 seconds of DC Comics’ famed federal flip-flopper, Amanda Waller.

To be perfectly honest, the trailers for Green Lantern heretofore haven’t impressed me. I’m largely a fan of the various animated series’ that have featured GL, but this particular adaptation and casting choice has left me just a little wanting. This trailer promises a bit more, but in light of recent news that WB dumped another 9 million into special effects “touch-ups”, I’m not holding my breath. This week’s release of Thor will be 2011’s one to beat, and that is set to be a difficult task.

 
 
Secondly is a very brief (and awful quality) tease for Cartoon Network’s upcoming Green Lantern: The Animated Series. As I mentioned, I’m a huge fan of the varied DC animated series, most of which represent the highest quality in modern traditionally animated shows. The feature length straight-to-DVD films retain that quality. This however, does not.

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Sure, I know, there’s really not much here to go on, but it looks to me like a cut scene from a Nintendo Wii game, and not a good one at that. Another blogger likened it to the oft pooped-upon Superman 64 game and I couldn’t agree more. Shame on WB for slipping “the animated series” behind the title to pull in fans of the Batman series of the same ilk.

If you want my opinion, and that’s probably why you’re reading this in the first place, apply the creative talent behind JLU or the recent (and fantastic) Young Justice series to Green Lantern here, and you might just have a hit. Lose the CG. The ReBoot series looks better rendered, and that was 17 years ago.

Christopher Kirkman

Christopher is an old school nerd: designer, code monkey, writer, gamer and Star Wars geek. As owner and Editor-In-Chief of Media Geeks, he takes playing games and watching movies very seriously. You know, in between naps and watching TV.

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