School holidays have begun and though the kids haven’t complained of being bored (yet!) I’ve been feeling pretty guilty that I haven’t really done anything with them, even though we’re not even a week into Summer Break! On impulse after work on Tuesday I decided to take them to watch a movie. We were hoping to watch Transformers but it wasn’t viewing at the cinemas we went to so we settled for The Green Lantern. I’m not a sci-fi fan but I must say even I was quite involved with the movie and quite enjoyed it.
Oh… and I wish I could fly!!!
The Green Lantern Corps have existed for millenniums as protectors of justice and peace. Formed by different races from the entire universe, their mission is to keep intergalactic peace and order and each Green Lantern wears a ring that enables the wearer superpowers.
All is not well when Parallax threatens to destroy the entire universe and balance of power and now, the fate of all depends entirely on the first ever human recruit who has been selected for the Corps – Hal Jordan.
Hal is a test pilot, cheeky and cocksure of himself but it turns out that the Green Lanterns have no respect for human beings at all but since the ring chose Hal as the one who could be the saviour they accept grudgingly that he might be the one able to save the day. Having a liberal dose of willpower, determination and the one thing he has that other Green Lanterns don’t have – humanity.
Hal also overcomes his personal demons, his fears to save the entire universe and defeats Parallax to become the greatest Green Lantern ever.
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Tim Robbins, Jay O. Sanders