This week, the kids and I finished watching Green Lantern: Emerald Knights off of our Netflix queue.
As the home planet of the Green Lantern Corps faces a battle with an ancient enemy, Hal Jordan prepares new recruit Arisia for the coming conflict by relating stories of the first Green Lantern and several of Hal’s comrades.
Good voice acting cast: Nathan Fillion, Jason Isaacs, Elisabeth Moss, Henry Rollins, Arnold Vosloo, Tony Amendola, Kelly Hu, and even Roddy Piper. The overall storyline about this giant baddie named Krona who seems invincible was just a backdrop for the producers and storytellers to tell a collection of stories about some of the famous members of the Green Lantern Corp. The specific vignettes are:
- The First Lantern (about Avra, the scribe.)
- Kilowog (as a new recruit in bootcamp.)
- Laira (on her first solo mission to confront her family’s atrocities.)
- Mogo Doesn’t Socialize (meh, but the baddie is voiced by Roddy Piper.)
- Abin Sur (not bad, and you get to see Abin Sur in action.)
- The big action of the finale as the entire Corp fights Krona.
It wasn’t one big story, just an anthology of smaller stories that, to be honest, weren’t the most interesting. I don’t know precisely why, but they just weren’t all that interesting. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights isn’t the best film in the DCAU, but it’s not the worst either. It’s okay, but I think the kids would like it. Josh liked it, but it’s PG, so there is some violence that happens on screen, so I tried to distract him until that part of the scene was over.