I’m sad to say that I saw only ONE new movie over the Thanksgiving holiday. And that movie was The Green Lantern.
I don’t have much to say about the movie. Ryan Reynolds is one of those actors that can make anything enjoyable. His sensitive eyes, All-American-guy good looks and instinctive humor are hero worthy. Sadly, in a season flooded with superhero films, this film needed more than a hero to save it.
Was it bad? No, not really. It didn’t make me cringe or squirm. It didn’t make me think or feel, either. It was a visual experience – one that was surpassed by Thor in physical beauty as well as ensemble performances. What’s astounding is the actors and actresses that filled this cast: Angela Bassett, Peter Saarsgard, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins, and Ryan Reynolds. Blake Lively was okay. She’s pretty and her performance trounced that of Captain America’s Hayley Atwell (aka Kate Beckinsale’s wannabe) in another of 2011′s less than fulfilling big budget Marvel flick.
Bottom line, it was okay. If it was on TV on a lazy weekend and there was nothing else on I might watch it again. But I wouldn’t rent it again – or recommend it to others to rent.