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Feature 8.0
Video 9.0
Audio 9.0
Special Features 10
Total 8.5
Distributor: Warner
Running Time: 77 minutes
Reviewer:
Andrew B
Classification: M15+

8.5


Green Lantern First Flight

One of DC Comics most iconic science fiction heroes arrives on Blu-ray and DVD that tells the origin of test pilot, Hal Jordan who not only becomes the superhero known as Green Lantern but also becomes part of something even bigger, the Green Lantern Corps, an alien intergalactic peace force.

Like the comic movies before Green Lantern First Flight (Justice League: New Frontier and Wonder Woman), DC Comics and Warner Animated continue to push the boundaries of their creations and best of all, they make it accessible to viewers of all ages and no background history of the comics is required.

It should be noted that Green Lantern First Flight is a modern interpretation of the original comic story so some purists may be offended at the changes to history, however for me, even though I'm quite familiar with the original comics, this movie was a refreshing tale that feature action, drama, intrigue and comedy.

The movie itself begins with an alien craft crashing on Earth and a dying alien named Abin Sur uses his ring to find a worthy successor and this successor is test pilot Hal Jordon (Christopher Meloni), a man who knows no fear. Bestowed this powerful ring, a ring of the Green Lanterns can create green energy constructs and is only limited by the users imagination. Needless to say, it is a powerful weapon that can be used for order.

Once the Guardians of the Universe, the leaders of the Corps discover that a "human" has been given the ring, he is summoned to OA by a small group of elite Green Lanterns and from there, his initiation begins. Unfortunately for Hal, he is forced to go under the wing of Sinestro, an honor guard, however upon further investigation, Hal discovers that Sinestro may not be the man he pretends to me.

Although the story was thoroughly enjoyable, some parts of the story seemed forced and a little contrived, however trying to fit in the origin of Green Lantern and his place in the bigger universe is a difficult task, especially by the time constraints. Never the less, the action is oozing with superhero goodness and hopefully we'll see a sequel to this great interpretation of Green Lantern.

On blu-ray, the video and audio quality is quite stunning with vibrant colours, sharp images and sound that is a cinematic experience. Dare I say perfect? Where the Blu-ray version does shine is through the special features that include a plethora of featurettes, the original Duck Dodgers Episode which featured the Green Lantern Corps and Bruce Timm's best Green Lantern episodes that really rounds off this amazing comic presentation

Highly Recommended!

Special Features:

Behind the Story
- Green Lantern: Behind the Story with Geoff Johns
- I am the Ring
- In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night: The Green Lantern Corps Sinestro
- The Guardians of the Universe
Extras
- A Fight look at Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
- From Graphic Novel to Original Animated Movie - Justice League: The New Frontier
- Wonder Woman: The Amazon Princess
- Batman: Gotham Knight - Anime Evolution
- Blackest night: Inside DC Comics Event
- Duck Dodgers "The Green Loontern"
Bonus Episodes
- Bruce Timm's Top Picks: Green Lantern
1. Once and Future Thing, Part 1
2. Once and Future Thing, Part 2
3. Hearts and Minds, Part 1
4. Hearts and Minds, Part 2
5. The Return






 
 



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