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Well, Hello Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern

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?Huh. As you can see, the cover of the new Entertainment Weekly has Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan in his CGI duds for Green Lantern, and… huh. I don’t hate it. I think both the lines covering the outfit and the mask are a bit weird, although it does look very alien, which is cool. I think the eyes are perfect — they really give Hal an otherworldly power, which is presumably what a Green Lantern should have. I think the outfit will look really great in motion, so that’s cool. I think I’m giving this a thumbs up. You? Thanks to ItstheRocketeer for the tip.

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