Green Lantern is yet another superhero film that we will be treated to this summer and just judging on previous trailers, it doesn’t look that interesting. However newer footage was met with a much warmer reaction and has slightly lifted my hopes. Not helping that though are these costume pics released today by Warner Bros. which show actor Ryan Reynolds in the full CGI costume. It looks fine and bright enough, but there’s just something about it that strikes me as odd. The head and especially the mask just look strange in comparison to the rest of the body, which itself looks like a video game character.
I’m not so sure about this one despite a decent cast which includes Reynolds and Mark Strong and Geoffrey Rush and a strong director, Martin Campbell. Green Lantern is set to be released in 3D on June 17th. Read the synopsis and see the rest of the pictures below. [via Breaking News USA]
In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.
Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.