Viewer's Notes - Green versus Green (Hornet, Lantern)

We have a movie trailer showdown today -- The Green Hornet versus The Green Lantern.  I'll be brief.  While The Green Hornet features a director I admire (Michel Gondry of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and an actor who promises to be funny in the role, Seth Rogen, the trailer is so full of humor, effects, and outright vigor that I suspect what you see there is pretty much what you're going to get in the theater.  That is, the movie is the trailer, but without the two hours of sitting.

The Green Lantern trailer is more of a puzzle.  Director Martin Campbell is perfectly acceptable - Casino Royale and The Mask of Zorro being high points in his career.  And, no apologies here, I'll watch Ryan Reynolds in most things, just because he cracks me up.  It appears that Hal Jordan has a bit more of a sense of humor here than in his comic book incarnation, and it doesn't look like the marketing department felt it necessary to give away everything.  How do you market GL anyway, if you're going beyond the fanboy base?  Think about it.

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