Four minutes of Green Lantern footage online
I have to admit I was very unsure of the opening of the Green Lantern footage when I started watching it, and there are moments where the CG isn't what I'd expect from a major title such as this, but there are others where it looks great and really pulls you in.
Couple that with the music and the tone of the footage and I'm rather excited, this film which was originally looking rather comical is suddenly looking rather interesting.
Green Lantern is the story of Hal Jordan, a man who is minding his own business when an alien spaceship crash lands right in front of him. He leaps in to aid the alien who is mortally wounded aboard the ship, and by consequence is chosen to replace it.
The alien is part of a group called the Green Lanterns, a group that protect the innocent around the galaxy and Jordan is the first human to be selected as one of their own. As he places the green ring on his finger and swears an oath into a strange green lantern his life is transformed and he's transported off to another world.
Here's the official blurb for the film:
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.
Now for the footage itself, which you can also see over at Apple Trailers in the usual Quicktime high definition, and comes from WonderCon.
Martin Campbell is directing the film and you can really tell from the tension and the music through the footage that there's a lot more depth and weight to the film than you might have thought from Ryan Reynolds playing a superhero. It does look rather good, although as I said some of the CG, particularly of creatures themselves, isn't the best.
What grabs me is when all the action gets going and whatever the villain of the piece is gets going. I have to admit I'm rather surprised. What do you think?