After the critics pissed all over it; I went into Green Lantern with low expectations and that was a good thing. It's not near as bad as the sh*t-ton of bad reviews would make you believe. You'd think some of those critics were on Marvel's payroll. No, It's not great and there is way too much going on, but some of the action sequences are awesome and the acting is really good. Yeah, even Blake Lively, who was probably told by the director to "just stand around and look f*ckable," because one of the villains loses his sh*t over her big bitties, takes her role to even higher levels by standing around and looking really f*ckable.
"Ok, smolder, look concerned and f*ckable, hold it, scene and cut!"
Besides the all over the map story and once in a while goofy CGI, I think that Green Lantern should have been cast with an unknown and not Ryan Reynolds. While he is good in this, I kept thinking, "He should be Deadpool in a Deadpool movie, period." And this comes from a Ryan Reynolds fan who's sat through Van Wilder, Waiting, and Blade Trinity, many times. Since DC/Warner wants this to be a franchise (Look he's Deadpool, now he's Green Lantern again!), I think going with a new guy would have worked better here.
I give it a 7 out of 10. I'm curious to see if they keep everything for the sequel or if they re-boot the muthaf*cka like Superman Returns, which made a lot of cash but got dumped on by everyone including me.