The Onion reviews “Green Lantern”

June 20, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More

The Onion has just released a video review of the new superhero movie, “Green Lantern.” Actually, it’s a satirical review of blockbuster movie reviews, and it’s worth a view even if you are not acquainted with the comic book character, Green Lantern.


‘Green Lantern’ To Fulfill America’s Wish To See Lantern-Based Characters On Big Screen

Now for a serious moment, allow me confess that I have been a huge fan of Green Lantern, ever since I read my first Green Lantern comic books back in the mid-1960’s.  I am no Johnny-come-lately (like those people mocked by the Onion).  When I was a boy reading comic books, Green Lantern was actually test pilot named Hal Jordan who had been appointed Guardian of the space sector containing Earth by the Guardians of the Universe (there are numerous Green Lanterns protecting their respective space sectors throughout the universe). More recently, I followed a well-written Justice League television series in which John Stewart was the Earthling who filled the role of Green Lantern. There is a long history to this superhero character, who has played in the shadows of better known superheroes such as Superman, Batman, Spiderman and Wonder Woman, until now.

I’ll end this post with the oath Green Lantern used for recharging his power ring:

In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil’s might,
Beware my power… Green Lantern’s light!

One more less-than-serious note: The Onion is making a play to win a Pulitzer.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Jim Razinha says:

    My limited exposure to this Lantern comes from Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory and my older two sons railing for the past two years about how Ryan Reynolds was NOT Hal Jordan.

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