Green Lantern: First Flight
Directed by Lauren Montgomery
Starring Christopher Meloni, Victor Garber, Tricia Helfer
DC Animation/Warner Brothers
Released: July 28, 2009
DC Animation has hit on something with their recent direct-to-DVD releases, particularly the Batman: Gotham Knight and Justice League: The New Frontier movies and the streak continues with their newest film, Green Lantern: First Flight. DC/Warner Bros picked a good time to release this, what with the Green Lantern comic series being the best itâ€™s been, arguably ever, and big news being thrown around with Ryan Reynolds being cast as Hal Jordan in the upcoming live-action movie. Letâ€™s be honest, Green Lantern has never been as big a name to the non-comics world as say Batman or Spider-Man, so itâ€™s nice to see that DC hasnâ€™t forgotten about him. Is this movie as good as the current series? I wouldnâ€™t say that, but it does a good job of introducing the characters and world of GL, so it succeeds in that part.
One thing to be said about the story is that it isnâ€™t a straight adaptation of a story already told in comics, ala Superman: Doomsday or New Frontier. Itâ€™s a completely new story, although it does borrow elements from the entire series, and specifically some elements from the Sinestro Corp War.
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