Sunday, August 02, 2009

Green Lantern: First Flight

Ever wanted to see what Training Day would be like in space? Well, that's pretty much what GL: First Flight is, and that isn't a bad thing. Covering the origin in about five minutes, the bulk of this movie is Hal's first encounter with the rest of the GLC and the Guardians and in particular, Sinestro. Hal is assigned to be Sinestro's partner for a bit to learn the trade from him and what it takes to be a good GL, but in the process, he learns that Sinestro has some sinister secrets.

The story is pretty good. I've read bitching online about it (go figure) but I don't see it. It's a solid adaptation of Hal's first few weeks on the job, which has been retconned/retold so many times that it doesn't really matter if they're not entirely faithful to it. There are liberties taken, particularly with some of the characters that I like in the story, but not all change is bad. Boodikka, for instance, became a rather hot and interesting character and we get to see more of a GLC than we have in the JLU, so that's a plus too.

The voice acting is top notch, with Victor Garber as Sinestro and Christopher Meloni as Hal Jordan and a bevy of other name actors to go with them. Definitely worth checking out and the discs, both normal and special edition, have some excellent extras on them. Do the GLC a solid and watch this movie. You'll like it.

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