This week, I rented Green Lantern: First Flight, a 2009 direct-to-DVD animated movie about DC Comics Green Lantern superhero. Basically, an origin story for the Hal Jordan version of Earth’s Green Latern. Good cast: Christopher Meloni, Tricia Helfer, Michael Madsen, John Larroquette, the always cool Kurtwood Smith, and even a brief cameo by Olivia d’Abo.
I wish I could say this movie was great, but it wasn’t. It was your run-of-the-mill animated movie that could have just been broadcast on TV. The story was underwhelming, and you will say “Eh.” at the end. I know I did. I’ve been introducing Josh to all the superheroes (Marvel and DC), and all things sci-fi. I thought he’d enjoy this movie, but it’s actually PG-13. I watched the entire first to evaluate it, but it wasn’t age appropriate. I did let him watch the last 5-10 minutes of the finale, as that was safer for his young eyes and ears.
Man, I just looked back into the website archives, and I was looking forward to this movie way back in July. That’s a long time to wait to watch an underwhelming movie.