Green Lantern… is a “Guilty Movie Pleasure”

Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents a vodcast that offers a glimpse into the movies we love to watch with breakdown and analysis of the movies some might call… a “Guilty Movie Pleasure”. Join us each week as Ben Begley and Cameron Louis breakdown your favorite films, from the classics to the yet to be seen; it’s all here under one banner… GUILTY MOVIE PLEASURES! Rate us and Download on itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/guilty-movie-pleasures/id909155875?mt=2 This week on GMP, Ben Begley and Cameron Louis break down Green Lantern! Green Lantern is a 2011 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark StrongAngela Bassett, and Tim Robbins, with Martin Campbell directing a script by Greg Berlanti and comic book writers Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim, which was subsequently rewritten by Michael GoldenbergGreen Lantern tells the story of Hal Jordan, a test pilot who is selected to become the first human member of the Green Lantern Corps. Hal is given a ring that grants him superpowers and must confront Parallax, who threatens to upset the balance of power in the universe. The film first entered development in 1997; progress remained stalled until Greg Berlanti was hired to write and direct in October 2007. Martin Campbell was brought on board in February 2009 after Berlanti was forced to vacate the director’s position. Most of the live-action actors were cast between July 2009 and February 2010 and filming took place from March to August 2010 in Louisiana. The film was converted to 3D in post-production. Green Lantern was released on June 17, 2011 and received generally negative reviews; most criticised the film for its screenplay, inconsistent tone, choice and portrayal of villains, and use of CGI while some praised Reynolds’ performance. The film underperformed at the box office, grossing just $220 million against a production budget of $200 million. Due to the film’s negative reception and disappointing box office performance, Warner Bros. cancelled any plans for a sequel, instead opting to reboot the character in the DC Extended Universe with the movie Green Lantern Corps, set for release in 2020. This IS a Guilty Movie Pleasure… We’re talking about Green Lantern! #GMP Follow Ben on Twitter!

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