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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.

Your Obedient Serpent: hoard potatoathelind on June 17th, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
Bear in mind that I've seen a bootleg of the unreleased Roger Corman Fantastic Four movie -- and while it is hilariously cheap and inane, it's not the worst.

There have been a lot of comic book adaptations that I've found mildly disappointing, but there's only one that actively pisses me off at how badly it screwed up almost everything -- especially after two previous movies that kept getting things so very right.

That would be X3: X-Men United, whose only saving grace was Kelsey Grammer as Hank McCoy.

That movie egregiously mishandled a storyline that should have, frankly, been both epic and dramatically engaging. Jean to Phoenix to Dark Phoenix ... for one thing, they should have spread it across at least two movies, rather than trying to cram all their ideas into one grand finale that ultimately was nothing of the kind.

I could go on. And on. And on. But I'd rather spend my time and energy talking about stuff I like.
ebony14 on June 17th, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I think I'd blotted out most of that movie. You're right; that one's a stinker.

I sort of disregard the 70s and 80s superhero movies when talking about the subgenre. I haven't seen any of those in many years, and only remember them as snippets or tinged by nostalgia.
Your Obedient Serpent: hoard potatoathelind on June 17th, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
The first Christopher Reeves Superman remains a high point of the genre.

I just scored the entire run of Republic's Adventures of Captain Marvel serial, which is, from all reports, one of the high points of both the comic-book superhero adaptation and the CLiffhanger Movie Serial forms.
Hinoki D'Cheetahhinoki on June 17th, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)
The only reason we made it through that Corman version of FF was because of Guiness. We had -FAR- more than our share of Guiness, and even then, it was a near thing if we finished it or not.

And no, I am NOT repentant for inflicting that abomination of a movie on you. I cherish those memories.

Your Obedient Serpent: tell it like it ISathelind on June 17th, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
Not Guinness.

Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout.

The Corman FF still gets a pass on this because it never actually hit the big screen. I paid money to see X3.