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17 June 2011 @ 09:10 am
In Which The Hoard Potato Absolves You Of Your Guilt  
You know, folks, everything I said the other day the roots of my excitement for this movie also means that you don't have to apologize to me if you aren't excited, if you think it's going to be lousy, or if you don't want to tag along when I hit the theater tonight.

It's okay, really. I am an unapologetic Green Lantern fan, and believe me, over the years, there are a lot of things us GL fans should probably apologize for.

You certainly don't have to explain, above and beyond "I'm just not that into GL"; I have a long-standing principle of Not Listening To Negative Reviews before I go see a movie that I really want to see, because when I do, I keep looking for all the negative things the reviewers pointed out rather than just enjoying or critiquing the movie based on my own, unvarnished reactions.

For the record, I don't think that Green Lantern is going to come anywhere near the high-water mark of superhero movies (which is, IMNSHO, somewhere between Iron Man and The Dark Knight).

If it's just a bad movie, I'm fine with that. I'm an aficionado of bad movies.

I'm pretty sure of two things:

  • This is not going to be as bad as the Worst Superhero Movie I've Ever Seen.
  • This is not going to even come close to being the worst Green Lantern Story I've Ever Seen.


So, all in all, I'm probably going to be a pretty happy nerdboy this e'en.

In part because I've set my sights low. La la laaaaa.


 
 
 
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Your Obedient Serpent: facepalmathelind on June 17th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
X3, as noted above.

The reason Jonah Hex is a terrible superhero movie is that Jonah Hex was not and is not a superhero, and the producers didn't GET that, so they had to give him superpowers.
ebony14 on June 17th, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
Yes, but as I said, it works pretty well as one of those wacky, 1970s, drawn-by-Kubert-or-Infantino, Weird West stories.
Your Obedient Serpentathelind on June 17th, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
I don't know; the ones I remember were much more straightfroward Sergio Leone-inspired Weary Worn-Out West. Hex didn't really get "wacky" until they dumped him into a post-apoc setting in the pre-Crisis '80s.
ebony14 on June 17th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
I remember some of those. Maybe I'm just misremembering, but I thought that Hex had some spotlights in DC's Weird West stories.