Post by Lizuka #BLM on Apr 2, 2021 23:38:27 GMT -5
Both were just put up on HBO Max and it kind of got me comparing them in my head. I saw both in theaters and kind of have no idea which I prefer because I hated both of them and for pretty similar reasons.
In particular I'm kind of split on the subject of Green Lantern having a more unlikable protagonist but also actually having a climax (albeit a terrible one) instead of just the hero consistently winning a series of staring contests.
Post by Lizuka #BLM on Apr 2, 2021 23:45:17 GMT -5
Funny story, I saw Ghost Rider, the Reno 911 movie (never liked the show but I needed to fill a hole in scheduling the other two), and The Number 23 all back-to-back. You know it's a profoundly shitty day at the movies when the best part of your triple feature is The Number 23 of all things.
Post by The Dark Order Inferno on Apr 3, 2021 12:34:43 GMT -5
Expectations were higher for Green Lantern, WB were slap bang in the middle of the widely praised Nolan run on Batman and they were looking to launch their next major franchise. It would have made sense for WB/DC to bring their A-game, instead we got a reheated pitch for a Jack Black comedy with one of the comic's biggest villains turned into a snot monster.
With Ghost Rider, I'm not sure anyone expected it to be great, Marvel movies had been a mixed bag, much like the work of Cage himself. He wasn't a great choice for a lead, but he was going to ham it up and make the best of it.