Quote of the Day

"We're only here briefly, and while I'm here I want to allow myself joy. So fuck it."
- Amy, Her.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Trailer Tuesday: Green Lantern

The new extended trailer for DC's Green Lantern dropped today, showing off some awesome and exciting new tid-bits. As always, I'm here to break it down and explain some of the things included. Enjoy:

"In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.
Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all." - Rather Lengthy Wiki Plot Synopsis

  • 0:10 - Enter Sinestro (played by Kick-Ass and Sherlock Holmes villainous actor Mark Strong) , floating down in front of the glistening Green Lantern monument. Now Sinestro is actually the biggest enemy of the Green Lantern Corps, but obviously he isn't here. At this moment he's still one of the Green Lanterns, and appears to have taken up some place of leadership as he tells the other Lanterns of their greatest threat yet; Parallax. 
  • 0:26 - Seen here is two other Lanterns, known as (left to right) Kilowog and Tomar-Re. Kilowog is a Bolovaxian, a race predominantly known for their strength and endurance. After his sector's Lantern died, Kilowog was chosen to be the new member of the Corps because of his skills in machinery and genetics. He is also considered to be one of the Corps' best trainers and recruiters. Tomar-Re I'll talk about later.
  • 0:30-1:02 - Now, as Sinestro tells you, Abin Sur (who's on the screen at this point) was the Corps' finest warrior. However, he gets his butt kicked here by the mighty Parallax and narrowly escapes in his awesome space ship. Knowing that death is impending, he commands his ring of power (the Lanterns source of power) to find a new Lantern. Which leads to...
  • 1:03-1:15 - First look at Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, the cocky test pilot. After seeing Abin crash, he goes to investigate.
  • 1:16-1:27 - Abin gives Hal the ring, as he's been chosen by it. Now this ring (seen at 1:18 and 1:20) is not to be messed with, as it gives the wearer the ability to turn thought into reality. 
  • 1:30-2:02 - Reciting the oath to become a Lantern is very important stuff. However, looks like the problem's sorted for Hal as he does it almost subconsciously
"In Brightest Day,
In Blackest Night,
No evil shall, escape my sight
Let those who worship, evil's might,
Beware my power... Green Lantern's light!"
  • 2:06-2:11 - Hal's first flight by the looks of it. Bit wobbly, but some sweet CGI space scenes.
  • 2:19 - Hal arrives at the Corps' base planet, Oa. Note the almost entirely CGI'd costume here.
  • 2:23-2:40 - Return of the bird-like Lantern from earlier, Tomar-Re. He, like Kilowog, was a scientist before joining the Corps (on his home planet of Xudar)  and went on to become an Honor Guard for them. Oh, and he's voiced by Geoffrey Rush (The Kings Speech, Pirates of the Caribbean).
  • 2:41 - Tomar-Re introduces Hal to Oa in all it's greatness.
  • 2:57 - Fancy flying to that monument mentioned earlier.
  • 3:03-3:22 - You may wish to pause in parts here, just to take in the variety of crazy looking aliens that are all part of the Corps and listening to Sinestro's speech.
  • 3:24-3:29 - The Lanterns all raise their rings in an astounding stream of green light. 
  • 3:30 - Uh oh. Looks like someone found Abin Sur (the crashed Lantern from earlier) and his ship...
  • 3:32 - And there is that man. Hector Hammond, and as he tries to find out what Abin Sur is, he gets infected by a piece of something, which will give him some extraordinary new abilities.
  • 3:39-3:42 - As you can see, the thing he touched has caused his brain to increase in size and now has the powers of Telepathy, Mind Control and Telekinesis, not to mention he can block some of the power rings power. So naturally, a fight occurs between him and Hal.
  • 3:44 - That's right; Super green Gatling gun!
  • 3:45-3:55 - A series of pretty nifty action snips involving Hal, Hector and the evil Parallax.
  • 3:58 - June 17th -Can't freakin' wait. Ooh, 3D too!
Hope you enjoyed that awesome and lengthy trailer, and I hope you enjoyed that potentially awesome and lengthy breakdown. I do prefer analysing superhero movie trailers, because not only do they interest me the most, but it's easy to dig up information on the vast comic history it has. So maybe you learnt stuff from it. Anyway, come back next week for another trailer and another breakdown. 

Want to buy Green Lantern Stuff? Here's the full Forbidden Planet Listing. 

No comments:

Post a Comment