History YMMV / GreenLantern

29th Sep '17 2:40:58 PM JulianLapostat
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* SoOkayItsAverage: What most fans and the average cinema goer seemed to think of it.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: What most fans and the average cinema goer seemed to think of it. It was seen as the weakest superhero film in the Post-Nolan, MCU-Phase 1 era.



* VindicatedByHistory: Not fully, but after the disastrous ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 Fantastic Four]]'' [[Film/FantasticFour2015 reboot]] came out it took ''Lantern'''s title as the most infamous failure in comic book movies of the 21st century. It's still not seen as a good film, but not as bad as ''Fantastic Four''.
29th Sep '17 4:52:51 AM ClintEastwood
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* NightmareFuel: A number of things have popped up.
** Good ol' Creator/AlanMoore created the prison planet Ysmault, and populated it with [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] who prophecized [[ComicBook/BlackestNight the end times of the Corps]].
** Half the crap drawn by Ethan Van Sciver. ''Especially'' his version of Parallax-possessed heroes.
** The entire Sinestro Corps, in a literal sense.
** Parallax. Being an EmotionEater, it's a primary weapon. Plus his appearance looks pretty demonic.
** Kryb. Her method of instilling fear? She kills parents and steals their infant children for herself.
*** Even worse, she genuinely loves the children in question. Truly and sincerely, with all her heart. To the point that a Star Sapphire can use her love as a tether to track the children in question. High Octane Nightmare Fuel should simply ''not be crossed'' with [[TheWoobie woobiedom!]]
** Romat-Ru. He killed thousands of ''children''.
** The Third Army - [[spoiler:Hideous, emotionless monsters designed by the Guardians to replace the Green Lantern Corps and thus are able to withstand everything a GreenLanternRing can throw at them ''and'' effortlessly break through any barriers they throw up. Oh, and rather than kill you, they instead forcibly turn you into one of them, ''and you'll be aware of what's happening when they do so.'']]
*** It gets worse: [[spoiler:The victim's [[WindowsOfTheSoul eyes remain unchanged]]. Don't think about [[AndIMustScream the implications of that]]...]]
** Black Hand returns ([[DeathIsCheap again]]) for his [[ComicBook/ForeverEvil Villains Month issue]] and once more causes a (so far local and non-Black Lantern) ZombieApocalypse. This is Nightmare Fuel enough, but when he runs into policemen who keep mowing down his zombies, he [[spoiler:''reanimates dead viruses inside one of the cops'', quickly killing and reanimating him from the inside]]. Yikes. As if that's not enough, at the end he [[spoiler:rips off his own hand and replaces it with that of (zombie) Martin Jordan, just so he can kill Hal with his father's hand when they next meet]].
29th Sep '17 4:37:45 AM ClintEastwood
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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.



* {{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.



* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Tim Robbins and Peter Sarsgaard play father and son, respectively. They look around the same age.
* WhatTheHellCostumingDepartment: The CGI Green Lantern uniforms proved to be a pretty big BaseBreaker among fans.

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* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Tim Robbins WTHCastingAgency: Creator/TimRobbins and Peter Sarsgaard Creator/PeterSarsgaard play father and son, respectively. They look around the same age.
* WhatTheHellCostumingDepartment: WTHCostumingDepartment: The CGI Green Lantern uniforms proved to be a pretty big BaseBreaker among fans.
27th Sep '17 8:13:30 PM Nozdordomu
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** The hero is a lazy, irresponsible, egotistical {{jerkass}}, and the villain, a smart, responsible, shy man who's been bullied by his father his entire life. Things get ridiculous when you take into account that the hero [[CharacterDevelopment becomes more responsible and down-to-earth]] while the villain goes AxCrazy and [[MoralEventHorizon and murders his own father]].

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** The hero is a lazy, irresponsible, egotistical {{jerkass}}, {{jerkass}} who never really has to work for his powers, and the villain, a smart, responsible, shy man who's been bullied by his father his entire life. Things get ridiculous when you take into account that the hero [[CharacterDevelopment becomes more responsible and down-to-earth]] while the villain goes AxCrazy and [[MoralEventHorizon and murders his own father]].


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* WhatTheHellCastingAgency: Tim Robbins and Peter Sarsgaard play father and son, respectively. They look around the same age.
6th Sep '17 6:57:30 PM JulianLapostat
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** The Franchise/{{DCAU}} was this for John Stewart when he was used as the primary Green Lantern for ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and ''Justice League Unlimited''. After getting several on and off shots at the spotlight John Stewart had more or less faded into obscurity by the time the show went into production, and at the time that the roster was announced he was initially met with disdain by fans who were either angry that the Bruce Timm and his colleagues weren't using Kyle Rayner, who was the current Green Lantern of the comics at the time and had been previously introduced in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', or Hal Jordan, who was still arguably the best known Green Lantern among fans (even though Hal was technically dead at the time of the show's creation) and, in some cases, because Timm and co admitted that one of the reasons for using Stewart was because they wanted a black hero to break up what would have otherwise been an all white line up (not counting the ComicBook/MartianManhunter of course). Fortunately, Stewart received enough CharacterDevelopment over the course of the series that fans eventually warmed up to him, and when DC comics bosses noticed this they decided to capitalize on it by making Stewart an important character in the comics again. Some critics even speculate that the reason the 2011 film failed was because general audiences who only knew of the Green Lantern mythos from the DCAU were confused at seeing Hal Jordan being used instead of John Stewart thanks to the exposure the DCAU had given him.

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** The Franchise/{{DCAU}} was this for John Stewart when he was used as the primary Green Lantern for ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and ''Justice League Unlimited''. After getting several on and off shots at the spotlight John Stewart had more or less faded into obscurity by the time the show went into production, and at the time that the roster was announced he was initially met with disdain by fans who were either angry that the Bruce Timm and his colleagues weren't using Kyle Rayner, who was the current Green Lantern of the comics at the time and had been previously introduced in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', or Hal Jordan, who was still arguably the best known Green Lantern among comics fans but who had not appeared in the wider-media at that time (even though Hal was technically dead at the time of the show's creation) and, in some cases, because Timm and co admitted that one of the reasons for using Stewart was because they wanted a black hero to break up what would have otherwise been an all white line up (not counting the ComicBook/MartianManhunter of course). Fortunately, Stewart received enough CharacterDevelopment over the course of the series that fans eventually warmed up to him, and when DC comics bosses noticed this they decided to capitalize on it by making Stewart an important character in the comics again. Some critics even speculate that the reason the 2011 film failed was because general audiences who only knew of the Green Lantern mythos from the DCAU were confused at seeing Hal Jordan being used instead of John Stewart thanks to the exposure the DCAU had given him.
1st Sep '17 10:34:53 AM CosmicFerret
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** Interestingly, a few writers ''did'' make Kyle work for his place in the DC Universe. A number of writers, like Creator/GrantMorrison, had characters like [[TheFlash Wally West]] look down on the rookie Lantern for just being there and made to bust his chops to earn his place in the greater scheme of things.

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** Interestingly, a few writers ''did'' make Kyle work for his place in the DC Universe. A number of writers, like Creator/GrantMorrison, had characters like [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/TheFlash Wally West]] look down on the rookie Lantern for just being there and made to bust his chops to earn his place in the greater scheme of things.
23rd Aug '17 10:31:35 PM BookReaderUSA
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Even though he was well known in his native UsefulNotes/NewZealand, the actor who played Thomas Kalmaku was Creator/TaikaWaititi, who would later become known among Americans as the director of ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', which is quite ironic considering how ''Green Lantern'' was DuelingMovies with Film/{{Thor}}.
30th Jul '17 10:49:58 AM ACW
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** ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' has Nekron.



** ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' has Nekron.
27th Jul '17 11:31:43 AM ACW
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** ''ComicBook/WrathOfTheFirstLantern'' has 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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** ''ComicBook/WrathOfTheFirstLantern'' has 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]].Volthoom.
27th Jul '17 11:29:13 AM ACW
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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.


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** ''ComicBook/BlackestNight'' has Nekron.
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