History YMMV / GreenLantern

4th Jan '17 11:07:03 PM NightShade96
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* HypeBacklash: [[Film/GreenLantern The movie]] was supposed to be DC's response to ''Film/IronMan''. But it wound up getting a mixed response.

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* HypeBacklash: [[Film/GreenLantern The movie]] movie was supposed to be DC's response to ''Film/IronMan''. But ''Film/IronMan'', but it wound up getting a mixed mixed-to-negative response.



* {{Narm}}
** Hector Hammond's screaming. Just...really, it doesn't do his level of menace any favors, if he was even considered menacing.

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* {{Narm}}
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** Hector Hammond's screaming. Just... really, it doesn't do his level of menace any favors, if he was even considered menacing.



* NeverLiveItDown: The CGI costume. Even ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' has a line making fun of it.

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* NeverLiveItDown: The CGI costume. Even ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' ''Film/Deadpool2016'' has a line making fun of it.



* SpecialEffectsFailure: ConspicuousCG is invoked with the Lantern uniform and constructs.
** Also, all the introductory scenes look ridiculously fake, and there are plenty of times during Hal's training on Oa where it's inescapably obvious that you're watching Ryan Reynold's head in front of a green screen. Plus, every scene with Sinestro (or any of the aliens, actually).
* TaintedByThePreview: Many fans were not encouraged by the trailers, partly due to the special effects being underwhelming and also due to the "[[Film/IronMan Iron Man]]" vibe.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: SpecialEffectsFailure:
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ConspicuousCG is invoked with the Lantern uniform and constructs.
** Also, all the introductory scenes look ridiculously fake, and there are plenty of times during Hal's training on Oa where it's inescapably obvious that you're watching Ryan Reynold's Reynolds' head in front of a green screen. Plus, every scene with Sinestro (or any of the aliens, actually).
* TaintedByThePreview: TaintedByThePreview:
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Many fans were not encouraged by the trailers, partly due to the special effects being underwhelming and also due to the "[[Film/IronMan Iron Man]]" "Film/IronMan" vibe.



* ToughActToFollow: Not necessarily a ''bad'' movie, but being the first major DC film after ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''Green Lantern'' had a lot to live up to comparatively speaking. The comparison isn't exactly fair in the first place as although being "superhero" movies within that spectrum they are in wildly different genres. ''The Dark Knight'' is a crime/vigilante drama while ''Green Lantern'' is a Sci-fi SpaceOpera. Getting to theaters behind ''{{Film/Thor}}'' didn't help things either.

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* ToughActToFollow: Not necessarily a ''bad'' movie, but being the first major DC film after ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', ''Green Lantern'' had a lot to live up to comparatively speaking. The comparison isn't exactly fair in the first place as although being they are "superhero" movies within that spectrum spectrum, they are in wildly different genres. ''The Dark Knight'' is a crime/vigilante drama while ''Green Lantern'' is a Sci-fi sci-fi SpaceOpera. Getting to theaters behind ''{{Film/Thor}}'' ''Film/{{Thor}}'' didn't help things either.
27th Dec '16 12:46:32 PM despoa
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* {{Narm}}: Hector Hammond's screaming. Just...really, it doesn't do his level of menace any favors, if he was even considered menacing.

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* {{Narm}}: {{Narm}}
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Hector Hammond's screaming. Just...really, it doesn't do his level of menace any favors, if he was even considered menacing.menacing.
** Parallax, which has been described as a tentacle monster that literally looks like a pile of shit.
7th Dec '16 8:56:12 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Hal's AdaptationalComicRelief, done by the writers to take advantage of Creator/RyanReynolds' comedic talents. Some fans love it for making an bland character actually interesting while others think [[WhatTheHellCastingAgency it was a horrible casting choice]].
** The actual Green Lantern costume. Some fans argued that it being a glowing CGI construct made sense since it's supposed to be created by the ring, while others argued that it looked silly and was a needless waste of CGI. This is exasperated by Green Lantern's classic comic outfit often being held up as one of the best superhero outfit designs of the Silver Age.

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** Hal's AdaptationalComicRelief, done by the writers to take advantage of Creator/RyanReynolds' comedic talents. Some fans love it for making an bland character actually interesting while others think [[WhatTheHellCastingAgency it was a horrible casting choice]].
** The actual Green Lantern costume. Some fans argued that it being a glowing CGI construct made sense since it's supposed to be created by the ring, while others argued that it looked silly and was a needless waste of CGI. This is exasperated by Green Lantern's classic comic outfit often being held up as one of the best superhero outfit designs of the Silver Age.



* DesignatedHero: Hal, at least in the first part of the film, comes off as incredibly selfish. His ego costs people their jobs, and when they are understandably angry at him, he (unintentionally) hospitalizes them with his ring.
* DesignatedVillain: Hammond was actually a nice guy before being possesed by Parallax, with shades of TheWoobie and the {{Adorkable}}.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Many fans agree that Mark Strong's Sinestro was the best character of the movie.
** As mentioned below in OneSceneWonder, the other members of the Green Lantern Corps like Kilowog and Tomar-Re were liked despite their small role.

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* DesignatedHero: Hal, at least in the first part of the film, comes off as incredibly selfish. His ego costs people their jobs, and when they are understandably angry at him, he (unintentionally) hospitalizes them with his ring.
* DesignatedVillain: Hammond was actually a nice guy before being possesed by Parallax, with shades of TheWoobie and the {{Adorkable}}.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Many fans agree that Mark Strong's Sinestro was the best character of the movie.
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EnsembleDarkhorse: As mentioned below in OneSceneWonder, the other members of the Green Lantern Corps like Kilowog and Tomar-Re were liked despite their small role.
22nd Nov '16 2:00:46 PM cdrood
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*** Similarly, there's the Outsiders member Halo, who has has a multicolored aura. Each color has a different power, except violet which brings out an alternate personality, just like with Carol Ferris in her earlier Star Sapphire incarnation.
28th Oct '16 2:33:53 PM nombretomado
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* {{Misblamed}}: For a time, this happened to Ryan Reynolds due to the film's lackluster reception, by none other than the Deadpool fandom; after ''Green Lantern''[='=]s release, many fanboys began bashing Reynolds for his acting and decrying how he 'ruined Green Lantern' and would most certainly ruin Deadpool, though Ryan Reynolds' acting was one of the few things fans and critics liked in the film. You'd think they wouldn't have needed to worry considering Reynolds had been previously praised for being perfect for Deadpool, but apparently some people had short memories. Fortunately for everyone involved, Reynold's performance in the actual ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' movie was received with near-universal acclaim, with most fans hoping that Reynolds will continue to play the character until he is no longer physically capable of such.
11th Sep '16 7:56:23 PM Clown-Face
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** ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' BigBad Nekron seems, at first, an AboveGoodAndEvil CosmicEntity who's simply doing what he's designed to: [[OmnicidalManiac return the universe to its cold, lifeless state.]] Even using the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Black Lanterns]] [[ManipulativeBastard to pull at people's heartstrings]] is a fair enough tactic, given he needs enough emotion-filled hearts to exist on the physical plain. But [[spoiler:allowing the many resurrections just so he could have sleeper agents (said sleeper agents [[AndIMustScream still retain control of their minds, but are trapped in their own bodies]])]] was just plain cruel and callous. It makes you doubt Nekron's supposed lack of emotion.

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** ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' BigBad Nekron seems, at first, an AboveGoodAndEvil CosmicEntity who's simply doing what he's designed to: [[OmnicidalManiac return the universe to its cold, lifeless state.]] Even using the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Black Lanterns]] [[ManipulativeBastard to pull at people's heartstrings]] is a fair enough tactic, given he needs enough emotion-filled hearts to exist on the physical plain. But [[spoiler:allowing the many resurrections just so he could have sleeper agents (said sleeper agents [[AndIMustScream still retain control of their minds, but are trapped in their own bodies]])]] was just plain cruel and callous. It makes you doubt Nekron's supposed lack of emotion. His [[MoralEventHorizon deciding point]] is when he turns the resurrected heroes into Black Lanterns, which led to AndIMustScream: these Black Lanterns aren't truly dead, and instead are forced against their will to torment and kill those closest to them (unlike the other Black Lanterns, who are twisted mimics of the reanimated persons). As an EldritchAbomination, he would be AboveGoodAndEvil and thus exempt from Monsterdom, if it weren't for the fact that he actively schemed and plotted to increase his personal power at the expense of other beings. He's not as emotionless as he thinks.
27th Aug '16 11:40:07 AM comicwriter
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* BrokenBase: Hal's AdaptationalComicRelief, done by the writers to take advantage of Creator/RyanReynolds' comedic talents. Some fans love it for making an bland character actually interesting while others think [[WhatTheHellCastingAgency it was a horrible casting choice]].

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* BrokenBase: BrokenBase:
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Hal's AdaptationalComicRelief, done by the writers to take advantage of Creator/RyanReynolds' comedic talents. Some fans love it for making an bland character actually interesting while others think [[WhatTheHellCastingAgency it was a horrible casting choice]].choice]].
** The actual Green Lantern costume. Some fans argued that it being a glowing CGI construct made sense since it's supposed to be created by the ring, while others argued that it looked silly and was a needless waste of CGI. This is exasperated by Green Lantern's classic comic outfit often being held up as one of the best superhero outfit designs of the Silver Age.



* WhatTheHellCostumeDepartment: The CGI Green Lantern uniforms proved to be a pretty big BaseBreaker among fans.

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* WhatTheHellCostumeDepartment: WhatTheHellCostumingDepartment: The CGI Green Lantern uniforms proved to be a pretty big BaseBreaker among fans.
27th Aug '16 11:37:58 AM comicwriter
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* NeverLiveItDown: The CGI costume. Even ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' has a line making fun of it.


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* WhatTheHellCostumeDepartment: The CGI Green Lantern uniforms proved to be a pretty big BaseBreaker among fans.
11th Aug '16 9:16:39 PM rjd1922
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** Probably the biggest problem with the trailers though is just how much they spoiled several plot points, including the fate of one of the villains.

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** Probably the biggest problem with the trailers though is just how much they [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil spoiled several plot points, points]], including the fate of one of the villains.
11th Jun '16 6:41:45 PM Agronac919
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** ''ComicBook/WrathOfTheFirstLantern'' has Volthoom.

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** ''ComicBook/WrathOfTheFirstLantern'' has Volthoom.Volthoom, the RealityWarping BigBad of the storyline. Before the beginning of the plot, he was responsible for the torture and murder of millions of people across the universe, which lead to his imprisonment by the Guardians. When they decided to put him in lesser restraints eons later in order to further their own plans, Volthoom broke free and set off on a quest to regain his lost powers by feeding on the emotions of various Lantern ring wielders. To do this, he pulls off a DespairGambit on each one by showing them visions of [[ForWantOfANail what could have happened had something gone different in their most defining or tragic moments in their lives]], warping reality around them so that they become immersed in it, and denying them the chance to change the past. Out of all the emotions, he finds negative ones such as despair and misery the most savory to him. This [[MindRape leaves his victims physically and mentally broken]] as a result; in doing this, he almost [[DrivenToSuicide drove Atrocitus to suicide]]. When Sinestro resisted Volthoon and lashed back at him, Volthoom [[DisproportionateRetribution destroyed Sinestro's home planet Korugar and everyone on it]]. Volthoom's ultimate goal after completely restoring his power is to [[AGodAmI rewrite all of reality to the way he wants it to be]].
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