Green Lantern

Warner Bros. Released 2011




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Martin Campbell

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, an elite, powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. 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 yet 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's humanity is one weapon no member of the Corps has ever had, and if--with willpower, determination and the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris, Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, and save the Earth and all of mankind from certain destruction.


Metacritic Score

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    More science-fiction space opera than superhero epic, it works in fits and starts as its disparate parts go in and out of effectiveness, but the professionalism of the production m...

  • 60

    Variety Justin Chang

    An attempt to infuse an earnest piece of comicbook lore with an irreverent, tongue-in-cheek sensibility yields decidedly mixed results in Green Lantern.

  • 30

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    Green Lantern is bad. This despite Mr. Reynolds's dazzling dentistry, hard-body physique and earnest efforts.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Tomar-Re: Since time immemorial, the Green Lantern Corps has served as the keepers of peace, order and justice throughout the universe.

    • Carol: I think you're late.
      Hal: Yes, but that's only because I slept in.
      Carol: I used to sleep in. Then I turned 11.

    • First Guardian: Will has always been our sole weapon against the forces of darkness in the universe. But as that power began to seem insufficient a great debate arose among us. Should we exploit another source of power one we had long since sworn should never be used? Fear. But the power of fear was too unpredictable. The chance of corruption too great. And so we decided against it. All of us, that is, except one. Alone this guardian entered the forbidden chamber. He wanted to prove the light of fear could be mastered. His intentions were pure... but his hopes were naive. Consumed by the yellow power of fear the guardian became the very evil he had wished to destroy. He became Parallax.

    • Sinestro: You reek of fear, Hal Jordan. Abin Sur was a great warrior. My mentor. My friend. You insult his memory by wearing his ring.

    • Hal: Okay, all right. Place the ring, then speak the oath. The oath. Because everybody knows the oath. Used to sing it in camp. I, Hal Jordan... do solemnly swear... to pledge allegiance... to a lantern... that I got from a dying purple alien... in a swamp.

  • NOTES (5)

    • Production Budget - $200,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $116,601,172 (24th)
      Worldwide Gross - $219,851,172 (27th)

    • Production Companies:
      DC Entertainment
      De Line Pictures

    • Filming locations:
      San Diego, California,
      Los Angeles, California
      Madisonville, Louisiana
      New Orleans, Louisiana
      Second Line Stages, New Orleans, Louisiana
      Warner Brothers Burbank Studios, Burbank, California

    • An extended version runs 9 minutes longer.

    • Music:
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      Written by Deryck Whibley and Matt Squire
      Performed by Sum 41
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      Written by Alex Whitaker and Chad Rinehart
      Performed by The Roses
      That's Where It's At
      Written by Sam Cooke and J.W. Alexander
      Performed by Sam Cooke
      Come Softly To Me
      Written by Gretchen Christopher, Barbara Ellis and Gary Troxel
      Performed by The Fleetwoods
      Lawdy Miss Clawdy
      Written by Lloyd Price
      Performed by Joint's Jumpin'
      Written by Robert Parker
      Performed by Joint's Jumpin'
      Hands Of Time
      Written by Andrew Cato, Tom Findlay and Richie Havens
      Performed by Groove Armada
      She Knows It
      Written by Jay Weigel and Larry Sieberth
      Performed by Joints Jumpin'


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