Fan boys were patiently waiting for decades to see Green Lantern, the emerald warrior of will, on the big screen. The light eventually shined on Friday, June 17. Early returns indicate that while "Green Lantern" may not be "The Dark Knight" experts are looking for, admirers' interest remains at fever pitch. Source of article - Green Lantern: A light to fans, dim bulb to critics by

'Dark Knight' is the new standard

Superhero movies are expected to be as good as "The Dark Knight." It has set the bar very high. The movie that seemed to kill Heath Ledger was very severe and dark unlike "Green Lantern" which Reynolds has made clear for months. Followers are meant to be pleased with the "Green Lantern" movie, according to Reynolds. He was at the 2010 San Diego Comicon when he said this. It takes the best of movies like Pixar's "The Incredible" and melds it with the parts that worked from the last "Fantastic Four" film, specifically the intergalactic elements.

Who Hal Jordan is

The plot of "Green Lantern" centers on Hal Jordan, played by Reynolds. Regardless of the loss of his test-pilot father in a horrific aerial accident, Hal Jordan grows up to follow in his father's jet wash. Jordan is a ladies' man, and his lady is Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), who just happens to be his boss, so the two conduct their relationship in secret. A Green Lantern named Abin Sur (Temuera Morrison) says "the ring has chosen you" after crashing to earth. Jordan accepts the ring and a charging station as he is interested in the adventure.

Jordan's mind gets infested with the Green Lantern oath by the lantern battery. Then, Jordan gets to the planet Oa by heading out into space. The planet is the home planet of the Green Lantern Corps, an intergalactic, Marine-like force that channels the power of the Guardians to defend the universe against evil. Jordan trains under Sinestro (Mark Strong), Kilowog (Michael Clarke Duncan) and Tomar-Re (Geoffrey Rush) and easily joins the battle against Parallax, the universal yellow power of primal fear. Jordan has to deal with Earth scientist Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard) who gets infected with Parallax as he is the Earth protector.

How the 3D effects look in the film

Bleeding Cool explains that "Green Lantern" could be seen in 3D. It helps the movie a lot. Even if the acting isn't very good at all, the effects in the movie are great. The skin tight costume looks really great on Emerald. A few viewers will be attracted to that for sure.

'Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters' is out

If you must miss the movie "Green Lantern," try the game on PS3 or Xbox 360. The New York Daily News states that "Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters" is really good with the power ring abilities and it is a fun game. The flying in the game is not enough, several complain about.

Green Lantern's bright light

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Bleeding Cool

Green Lantern Oath

New York Daily News

Rotten Tomatoes