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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.


 
 
 
McGuffinhitchkitty on June 18th, 2011 11:05 am (UTC)
Re: "I have a big gun" is not a superpower.
Well, let's see here...

One of them is a vigilante who took up "guns, lots of guns" after his family was killed by a drug cartel.

The other is a former cop whose death was staged so he could be drafted into a secret government agency and trained by a master assassin to use his body as the ultimate weapon instead of firearms. He learns to dodge incoming bullets by listening for the sound of tendons tightening; run across soft surfaces without leaving footprints; ride the stream from a firehose by fine-tuning his body weight; and poke holes in things with his hardened fingernails.

Now, Frank Castle may've become an agent of the federal government somewhere along the way, possibly during Civil War, but by and large I'm just not seeing the resemblance.

As you pointed out, "I have a big gun" is not a superpower.
"Whoa. I know sinanju.", however, is.
Your Obedient Serpent: facepalmathelind on June 18th, 2011 01:20 pm (UTC)
Re: "I have a big gun" is not a superpower.
I'm sorry. I meant Mack Bolan.

Yes, yes, I know, I even mentioned Chiun. Don't know where my head was.