Everybody Loves Green Lantern

And when I say “everybody,” I mean “very few people indeed,” and when I say “loves” I mean “has vaguely heard of,” a sentiment wonderfully encapsulated in the above Onion video. In somewhat less hilarious news, the movie currently has a 21% freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes out of 28 reviews, which includes a lot of the major papers and sites. As I’ve said before, I really like director Martin Campbell’s James Bond movies, so I’m trying to keep an open mind. Plus I think the basic premise of Green Lantern — intergalactic space cop — is a harder sell to mass audiences than most other superheroes. Also plus even if it’s terrible, that doesn’t mean it won’t be a financial success a la Transformers. On the other hand, it could just be fucking awful, which would be kind of sad but also kind of hilarious in a schadenfreude kind of way. SchadenfreuDC, anyone? (Via FilmDrunk)