“Green Lantern” premiered last week to the type of fanfare designated for any big-budget comic book superhero film. The film is the box-office winner, grossing $53.2 million over its opening weekend, but was a critical failure. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film only garnered a critical rating of 26%, making the film undeniably “rotten” by the site’s standards. However, the audience liked it and gave it a 61%.

The consensus at the site was that the film was “[n]oisy, overproduced, and thinly written” and that the film “squanders an impressive budget and decades of comics mythology.”

But what did you think about the film? Is it as bad as people say? Or is the film even worse than what the critics say? Leave your mini-reviews and various comments on the film in the comments section below.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

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 (Ryan Reynolds). 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.

Green Lantern Poster
Green Lantern Poster

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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