Green Lantern the Movie has finally turned a profit. Rated a disappointment by critics it is little wonder that world wide the public disagreed with them and thought it was worth seeing. Green Lantern is a 2011 superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, with Martin Campbell directing a script by Greg Berlanti and comic book writers Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim, which was subsequently rewritten by Michael Goldenberg. It was criticized for many reasons which I shared in my movie review so I won’t share them again except to say that the viewers are the real gauge of a movies success not the critics.
The bottom line the DVD has not come out yet and the movie is in the black already. Green Lantern will be released on DVD Oct. 14, 2011. It this redemption for a movie that I thought was entertaining if nothing else? Yes I think so. And the DVD promises to have deleted or missing scenes which was the major complaint that they tried to tell too much in too little time. Maybe the movie should have been 2 hours and 20 or 30 minutes to tell the whole story. For that reason alone I will be buying the DVD/Blu-Ray edition. I think it is a sign that the producers will be much more likely to come up with a second edition to the movie to my delight.
I am encouraged that the quality of Wanner Bros. movies will improve and and the great DC line up of characters will finally be released to the big screen. How about the Flash or Wonder Woman or Aquaman or Justice League. All these have been talked about and some in the script writing stage. In this visual world if done right the movie going public would love it. We can only hope. Stay tuned comic and movie faithful for more. 🙂 Walt