A less than impressive second week at the box office is not stopping Warner Brothers from moving ahead with Green Lantern 2 according to THR. I frankly found Green Lantern to be a poorly executed rendition of a Michael Bay movie. The Green Lantern Movie had splashy visual effects, very shallow characters and a poor on screen dynamic between Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds which is why I for one felt the movie was at best a 7 out of 10 and easily one of the least impressive comic book movie adaptations.
The Green Lantern saw a 66% drop in box office revenue in its second week bringing its grand box office total to just under $90million. When you consider the movie cost $200million to make, plus all the money they poured into marketing it that is not the most impressive box office numbers.
With Transformers Dark of the Moon opening this week it is a safe bet that Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern will fare even worse this weekend going up against the Hasbro / Michael Bay juggernaut. Giant robots trump a lantern and a ring any day of the week.
What are your thoughts on Green Lantern 2? Did you like the first film and do you support the idea that Warner Brothers will move ahead with the planned three film franchise?
As of writing this piece 252 of you have voted in our Green Lantern poll and just over 70% of you say that Green Lantern is worth seeing so it would appear that most of you are fans of the film and will support a second run for the Lantern in theatres. Green Lantern is one of my favourite comic book characters and Ryan Reynolds is also one of my top choices when it comes to young up and coming actors so it disappoints me I did not like Green Lantern as much as I hoped I would.