An abridged cut of the "Green Lantern" footage that went over BIG yesterday at Wondercon has hit the web:
Alright, I'm A LOT closer to "sold" now.
No, it doesn't "solve" all of the issues people were having with this - Reynolds still seems a little A.) young and B.) "flip" to be playing Hal Jordan, and the while the suit keeps looking better the mask still looks out of place and cheesy (notice Tomar-Re, aka "ChickenFish-Man," handwaving an excuse for him to not wear it most of the time.) But for the most part... yeah, this is looking MUCH more promising now, at least visually.
If nothing else, GL fans have to dig seeing that massive gathering of wacky aliens in their matching uniforms (shots like all the business on Oa here I sort of what I was hoping to get in the "Trek" reboot, actually...); and I stand by my affection for how retro-scifi the stuff with the inflated-brain mad scientist and the giant monster (Parallax?) tearing up Coast City looks.
The early trailers were underwhelming because (supposedly) more than HALF of the film is "animated" to one degree or another, and all they initially had to work with were mostly Earthbound scenes; giving the impression of nothing so much as "Younger Iron Man Goes To Space." THIS, on the other hand, shows off the bigger-picture: That it's a huge, cosmic, outer-space scifi epic - "Star Wars," but with a superhero angle.