The new trailer for the upcoming comic-book adaptation; Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Saarsgard and Mark Strong. The story follows Reynolds as hot-shot pilot Hal Jordan, who following an encounter with a strange alien, becomes part of an intergalactic group of superheroes known as the Green Lanterns, their powers emerging from fantastical rings.
Check out the trailer below:
First impressions? It looks like it could be a lot of fun, with Reynolds giving charisma by the bucket load. But at the moment, the effects look very cartoony, which will hopefully be resolved by the time the movie comes out next summer. The tone of the movie does look slightly uneven as well, with an almost Iron Man vibe coming across from the character of Hal Jordan. But then Warner Bros. have gone and put The Dark Knight’s blue smoke background on top of everything (only this time it’s green, mmm I wonder why?) which makes everything seem quite dark and dramatic while the footage we’re actually being shown is what I’ve said above, funny, light and cartoony.
We’ll see what the Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) directed movie will turn out like when it hits cinemas on June 17th.