I don’t know what it is, but I have an excitement for the upcoming ‘Green Lantern’ movie as if it were the next coming of Star Wars. For some reason the Green Lantern Universe has intrigued me over the past few months, and I have taken quite an interest in its lore. I hope my anticipation isn’t crushed when I see the film this week (hopefully), but from the looks of the trailers I have a feeling that the movie will kick green a*s. To prepare for the ‘Green Lantern’ live-action movie, I’ve watched two high quality animated films that really have helped this Green Lantern n00b get better acquainted with the overall story of Hal Jordan and the other Lanterns.
The first Green Lantern animated movie that I watched is called ‘Green Lantern: First Flight’, and it mainly deals with Hal Jordan’s story of becoming a Lantern. I’ve already posted an article about this film, so I’d like to now focus on the newest Green Lantern cartoon; ‘Green Lantern: Emerald Knights’. ‘Emerald Knights’ uses a new Green Lantern recruit by the name of Arisia to tell certain parts of the Lantern’s history to the audience through other Lanterns recounting their stories to her in a flashback type of way. It’s a perfect way for new fans of the franchise to get exposed to some of the Green Lantern lore before they see the live action film in theaters.
For example, the first flashback tells the story of the original Lanterns and how the Guardians created the corps in the first place. From there, the next flashback deals with Kilowog and how he became the lead drill sergeant of the Green Lantern Corps. Both of these were extremely interesting to me as they gave some insights into the Green Lantern Universe and what it’s all about. All while the flashbacks are being told there’s also a main story to ‘Emerald Knights’, which is just as engaging as the historical flashbacks. In fact, this is the only part of the flick that Hal Jordan is in, which is perfectly fine considering he’ll be featured in the live action film on 6/17. If anything, this part of the movie is used to showcase the creative powers of the Lanterns, and how awesome those damn rings are.
Learn More About the First Green Lantern Avra in ‘Emerald Knights’
I’m not going to go into a full review of ‘Green Lantern: Emerald Knights’, so just go out and get it if you’re a fan of DC Comics. It’s well worth the price of admission so you can get ready for the live action film, which drops this Friday in the U.S. Once again, DC has put out another fantastic animated movie for one of its characters that any superhero fan will enjoy. If you want to catch both Green Lantern animated movies for one low price I suggest downloading it from the Playstation store as they’re offering a buy one get one deal on ‘Emerald Knights’ and ‘First Flight’. Like I said, both of them are high quality cartoons that do a wonderful job of exposing the Green Lantern Universe to those of us who aren’t familiar with it. If you need further convincing about ‘Green Lantern: Emerald Knights’ you can watch the trailer below. You haven’t been geeked about a movie in quite some time…
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