Green Lantern 3D Trailer
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Lots of Geoffrey, little of Ryan, less of Blake...we have a winner!
The latest Green Lantern trailer is below; although it is billed as a 3D trailer, unless you have a super-groovy 3D computer you'll have to settle for regular old 2D for now! (If you're dying to see it in 3D, check out Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (which also has Geoffrey Rush) this weekend; it's the featured trailer for Pirates 4's opening weekend.)
This trailer has apparently been established to provide all the preliminary exposition for the film. It explains the origins of the Green Lantern Corps, Hal Jordan's back story, and sets up the bad guy as well. Ryan Reynolds only speaks for the Green Lantern oath (except for a fantastic 'Whoa!' that must be considered an homage to Keanu, intentional or no.) The expository trailer must be for the benefit of potential viewers who aren't familiar with the comics; but Thor's success already points to the public's willingness to try on some heroes who may not be as familiar as Batman or Superman.
To summarize: "Billions of years ago, a race of immortals harnessed the most powerful force in existence: the emerald energy of willpower." This energy is transformed into rings, which imbue the wearer with superpowers. The ring chooses the wearer, and in this case, the ring has chosen a human: Hal Jordan. The Lantern Corps face off against their greatest enemy, Parallax, who feeds off the yellow power of fear. And yeah, I love it when he says the oath. Love it.
Due to the nature of the story, the film was required to be CGI-heavy. It would not have been possible to create the Lantern Planet, Oa, in a sound stage. And for all the complaints about the CGI suit, it doesn't seem to detract from the story that much. Hopefully audiences agree, when Green Lantern is released on June 17.
Green Lantern stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Geoffrey Rush, Mark Strong, Peter Sarsgaard, Temuera Morrison, Tim Robbins, Angela Bassett, and Michael Clarke Duncan, and is directed by Martin Campbell (Goldeneye, Casino Royale, The Mask of Zorro).
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