Green Lantern is currently at a 22% freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes with 67 reviews in. I think we can safely say it is not, at this point, critically acclaimed. My favorite review is, as usual, from the AV Club:
Returning to the Van Wilder unctuousness that he lately had successfully
dialed back, Ryan Reynolds plays Hal Jordan, a hotshot fighter pilot
who rides into the danger zone at every opportunity. He also ignores the
rules of engagement, has more raw talent than anyone has ever seen, is
haunted by his pilot father’s tragic legacy, falls for his superior
(Blake Lively) on the tarmac, and would likely serenade ladies with
“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” if Anthony Edwards were his wingman.
I’ll be seeing it this weekend, and my review will be up on Monday. Meanwhile, here’s yet another Muppets movie parody trailer which is almost certainly better than the actual Green Lantern movie. Thanks to everyone who sent it in. If only The Muppets were opening this weekend instead… sigh…
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