Movie Review – Green Lantern: First Flight (2009)

Director: Lauren Montgomery

Stars: Christopher Meloni, Victor Garber, Tricia Helfer, Michael Madsen, John Larroquette, Kurtwood Smith

Hal Jordan is undergoing a simulation when he gets hijacked by Abin-Sur, and alien who tells him that he is part of an intergalactic police force known as the Green Lanterns. Jordan is picked up by Sinestro among others and is welcomed to Oa, where he is thrust into a conspiracy to do away with the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps.

The plot for Green Lantern: First Flight is quite similar to the live-action movie, albeit streamlined as all the action takes place in space and there’s no focus on Earth at all. There were some good moments of humor and one twist that took me by surprise. I felt the supporting characters were given good depth and some cool moments. The visuals were really cool, especially in the climactic fight sequence, as it was accompanied by thundering sound effects that really added to the atmosphere (or lack of atmosphere since we’re in space).

The concepts were introduced well and the film works as an introduction to the mythos of the Green Lantern. I enjoyed it quite a bit as a fast-paced action movie.


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