Green Lantern the Movie Makes a Profit

Green Lantern

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

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4 Thoughts to “Green Lantern the Movie Makes a Profit”

  1. I took a little look at this when it crept over the $200m mark worldwide. It wasn’t a great film by any means but hopefully subsequent sequels will prove to be better and recouping the production budget helps to guarantee that. The only thing I will mention though is that the film isn’t technically in the black just yet as Warners apparently used around an additional $100m marketing the film worldwide… so $300m is the magic number. Of course it should cross that threshold with the DVD/Blu Ray release!

  2. Thanks Stewart R, I am encouraged that Warner Bros is putting anything out with quality that isn’t Superman or Batman. There are great characters in the DC line up and it nice to see them get featured. DC is way behind Marvel in this area and I would like to see that change.

  3. Greg

    Green Lantern was an entertaining movie so they spent too much money on making it I am sure they won’t make such an expensive movie again. And don’t underestimate the DVD/Blu Ray for making a ton of money. Just make good movies and the public will go to see it.

  4. Thanks for your take concerning the Lantern the Movie Makes a Profit. Hope they do this again.

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