OK, ignore that annoying “Entertainment Tonight” teaser that Dustin showed you last week (and seriously, could he have botched that write up any more? The man has no respect for the classics). Here’s the full trailer, finally released by Warner Brothers.
We all know the story by now, or at least we should. Hal Jordan, a cocky yet talented test pilot, is chosen to become the Green Lantern, part of a sort of intergalactic police force charged with defending the universe from evil. Jordan is tasked with helping the Green Lantern Corps to fight the entity known as Parralax (hush, comic fans. Don’t spoil anything, even though I doubt that the movie is heading in that direction). Ryan Reynolds plays Jordan, Blake Lively plays Carol Ferris, his love interest. Peter Sarsgaard plays Hector Hammond, the eventual bad guy, and Marc Strong plays Sinestro, his mentor. It also stars Tim Robbins and Angela Bassett and is directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale).
And you know what? It looks pretty fucking good. The ET clip played up the goofy humor aspect, but that’s because they’re morons. It’s got a good bit of Reynolds smirk-humor, but it’s hardly a screwball comedy. In fact, the tone of the trailer is pretty serious, with a couple of jokes tossed in here and there, which is pretty much what the modern superhero comics are like (and the best superhero films, for that matter). I’m not 100% sold on Reynolds as Hal Jordan, but after seeing him in Buried, I’m willing to give him a hell of a lot of leeway. The otherworldly footage, particularly of the planet Oa, where the Green Lantern Corps is based, looks gorgeous, and the suit, which many were skeptical of — rightfully so, given it’s being done entirely in CGI — looks pretty sweet, considering that (as the boys from Slashfilm noted), the effects likely aren’t finished yet.
I know, right? Pretty effin’ slick. It looks like DC might finally have another bullet in their gun.
Eat a bag of dicks, Aquaman.
Green Lantern will be released on June 17th, 2011.