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Green Lantern Movie Trailer (fan made)
posted by blue_beetle (47 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Fan-made? Dammit. I wanna SEE this movie!
posted by zerokey at 10:16 AM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yeah, that looks better than an actual green lantern movie.
posted by dinty_moore at 10:19 AM on May 25, 2009


I'm genuinely shocked they didn't have Adam Baldwin as Guy Gardner.
posted by permafrost at 10:21 AM on May 25, 2009


I know this: that trailer makes a better name-all-the-movies game than that goddamn painting.

GIVE ME THE RING!
posted by rokusan at 10:37 AM on May 25, 2009


I'm genuinely shocked they didn't have Adam Baldwin as Guy Gardner.

"Lemon? I hate yellow."
posted by rokusan at 10:38 AM on May 25, 2009


(Yeah, I jumped from Adam to Alec Baldwin. Sue me.)
posted by rokusan at 10:45 AM on May 25, 2009


sue baldwin
posted by blue_beetle at 10:50 AM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wait, fan-made? Grrrrrrr, that looked like exactly the GL movie I'd want to see, and now I'll never get to see it.
posted by lekvar at 11:05 AM on May 25, 2009


I saw this yesterday, and it's really on target. Extremely well made and edited, I thought, with just the right person (Nathan Fillion) as GL. I want to see this movie too...
posted by gemmy at 11:10 AM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


...if the casting director for the real GL movie doesn't cast Jeffrey Combs as Ganthet then they're making a serious error. Then again I keep hearing Bradley Cooper's name bandied about as Hal Jordan so perhaps it's a lost cause. I'd accept Cooper maybe as Terry Berg, but Hal? No way, man.
posted by WolfDaddy at 11:17 AM on May 25, 2009


I'm really impressed by the rest of the corps. in that trailer. That is a spot-on Kilowogg. How'd he do that?
posted by runcibleshaw at 11:18 AM on May 25, 2009


That's pretty slick, though I think the best one of these I've seen is the Thundercats Trailer.
posted by chunking express at 11:19 AM on May 25, 2009


I'm with the black guy at the end.
posted by pracowity at 11:33 AM on May 25, 2009


Spoiler Alert: Even with the CGI green glow, the red-shirt doesn't survive the parachute jump.
posted by The Bellman at 11:37 AM on May 25, 2009


That was pretty slick. I could totally see the Serenity dude playing a good Hal Jordan.

Now, is this video a masterpiece collage of found elements or is it evidence as to how generic and interchangeable the dialog, music and scenes of modern sci-fi can be?
posted by EatTheWeak at 11:50 AM on May 25, 2009 [3 favorites]


I weep a single nerdly tear for the fact that this isn't a real trailer.
posted by Fleebnork at 11:57 AM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]



Now, is this video a masterpiece collage of found elements or is it evidence as to how generic and interchangeable the dialog, music and scenes of modern sci-fi can be?


It can be both!
posted by The Whelk at 12:05 PM on May 25, 2009 [3 favorites]


I want this movie. Dang.

(seriously, I love Jeffrey Combs way too much. I met the guy and had him sign a drawing I did of him inspired by the Re-animator movies and he was the nicest, funniest fella. Awesome.)
posted by Bageena at 12:12 PM on May 25, 2009


The best superhero movies tip the scales at merely "decent movie," reaching the echelons of excellence only when compared to their page-torn brethren. As cinema, Dark Knight is unexceptional, but compared to Hasselhoff as Fury, it is sublime. The Green Lantern trailer matches that, excelling beyond what is commonly offered, but not beyond what has been done.

The Thundercats trailer, frankly, looked ridiculous. Exactly like the kind of shit they actually put out. Like Fantastic Four 2, for example.
posted by paisley henosis at 12:14 PM on May 25, 2009


I hate that Firefly actor but whoever made this trailer did a great job.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 12:26 PM on May 25, 2009


Speaking of Green Lantern, I was just reading a piece this morning about comic book reboots that centers heavily on that character.

http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2009/05/23/same-stuff-different-day/
posted by ben242 at 12:40 PM on May 25, 2009


Meh. So trendy, with Hal Jordan. Why not Alan Scott? A Golden Age Green Lantern will overcome a Silver Age Green Lantern with wisdom, deception and large yellow spiky or blunt objects.
posted by bigskyguy at 12:40 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


"I don't care for jewelry on men."


- Elaine Benes
posted by Zambrano at 1:21 PM on May 25, 2009


Speaking of Green Lantern, I was just reading a piece this morning about comic book reboots that centers heavily on that character.

Funny, that! So was I!
posted by deanc at 1:31 PM on May 25, 2009


or is it evidence as to how generic and interchangeable the dialog, music and scenes of modern sci-fi can be?

It's almost like dialog is built of these generic building blocks that only make sense when they go together in certain orders, but by mixing the subassemblys around, you can create whole new meanings and concepts.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 1:40 PM on May 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


God, that was horrible, there was no indication of a story there, just rehashed bits from other trailers.

Never read Green Lantern comics, don't know the history of the character and this trailer did nothing to make me interested in it. I do however, want to want Firefly again.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:04 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


> I'm really impressed by the rest of the corps. in that trailer. That is a spot-on Kilowogg. How'd he do that?

What, at 1:30? The first time I saw this, I thought that was a snippet from the Fantastic Four film with Kilowogg painted over the Thing. On review and pause, I don't know anymore. 2:03 looks like it was done over a video game render of some kind.
posted by Decimask at 2:22 PM on May 25, 2009


Nathan Fillion, the actor from "Firefly" who the fan cast as Hal Jordan, knows about the trailer and loves it.
posted by Asparagirl at 2:26 PM on May 25, 2009


That looked great.
posted by P.o.B. at 2:26 PM on May 25, 2009


Question from a Marvel Comics fangirl with limited exposure to the DC canon: why are there no female Green Lanterns?
posted by Asparagirl at 2:36 PM on May 25, 2009


Man, how often do we have 2 Green Lantern posts active?
posted by Artw at 2:40 PM on May 25, 2009


Question from a Marvel Comics fangirl with limited exposure to the DC canon: why are there no female Green Lanterns?

There's been a few...
posted by permafrost at 2:52 PM on May 25, 2009


Asparagirl: there's lots of female Green Lanterns. Just few that are alive at the moment, though there's females in the other Corps that are forming before this year's Blackest Night event.
posted by WolfDaddy at 2:55 PM on May 25, 2009


They do all totally have stripper names though.
posted by Artw at 2:56 PM on May 25, 2009


God, that was horrible, there was no indication of a story there...

Well, that's kind of because there isn't a story there. I'd be willing to bet if you showed this to a mess of green lantern fans and asked them how they expected to story was going to play out, their expectations would be remarkably convergent.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 4:01 PM on May 25, 2009


Every time I see Nathan Fillion I see the face of my high school English teacher.

Because Nathan is his son.
posted by bwg at 4:50 PM on May 25, 2009


So someone is publicly advertising to get the job to mek the movie.
posted by caddis at 6:11 PM on May 25, 2009


"mek"? Shudders........
posted by caddis at 6:22 PM on May 25, 2009


Mal Jordan FTW.
posted by Scoo at 6:33 PM on May 25, 2009


still waiting for Grayson
posted by andryeevna at 3:57 AM on May 26, 2009


I watched this before reading the comments. While I was watching, I was like "sure, it looks OK I guess (although the ring looks like a cracker jack prize)...but they've got like 3 movies worth of stuff happening". Then I read the comments and found that it was made from like 20 movie trailers. So yeah. It's easy to look interesting when you put more action than any movie can physically contain into the trailer.
posted by DU at 5:12 AM on May 26, 2009


Cool beans! Thanks for posting this!
posted by jquinby at 6:44 AM on May 26, 2009


This kind of makes me wonder how close we are to the film-equivalent of an album made entirely out of samples.

If we can 2.5 minutes of mildly tweaked bits of other things, I wonder how much more effort it takes to string together 75-90 minutes of the same. (I'd imagine it takes significantly more effort, but that doesn't mean people won't, I think).
posted by sparkletone at 9:18 AM on May 26, 2009


Wouldn't Koyanasquatsi and the like already be that?
posted by Artw at 9:23 AM on May 26, 2009


@Artw You can never have enough GL MeFi threads

While it may be a composite, it's what GL movies #1 and #2 should be. Sadly, Hollywood, Warner & DC will wind up making something far less spiffy.

The trailer was definitely missing "In a world..." at the beginning, tho.
posted by hrbrmstr at 10:08 AM on May 26, 2009


OK, so I showed it to my 8-year-old son. Predictably, he was totally psyched, explaining how he thought it looked more like Kyle than Hal, the color yellow's effect on the ring, &c &c (he got a DC encyclopedia last Christmas and has memorized quite a bit of it). Then I had to explain that it was not a real movie, that a fan had made a trailer for a movie that didn't really exist, but which looked cool anyway. He frowned for a minute and then said

"Um, that's just...weird."

Then we watched it again, just for fun. He thought it was awesome and I did too. I'd go see it tomorrow if it were made.
posted by jquinby at 2:36 PM on May 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


If the hammer was his penis, what does this stylized symbol on his chest represent? Is it a lantern? Maybe...
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 2:32 PM on May 27, 2009


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