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MOVIE REVIEWS: THE GREEN LANTERN

June 17, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

In the immortal words of Kermit the Frog, “It’s not easy being green.” Those words are being quoted by several critics today (Friday) in their reviews of The Green Lantern. Color the reviews dreadful. Manohla Dargis in the New York Times doesn’t mince words. “Green Lantern is bad,” she writes. What else does she think of the movie? Well, she begins her review by observing, “It’s shocking how little $150 million buys you in Hollywood these days.” “Disappointingly routine, as well as jarring in its violence,” is the Chicago Tribune‘s Michael Phillips’s verdict on the movie. “Cheesy,” is the verdict of Carrie Rickey in the Philadelphia Inquirer. In fact, she writes, it’s “as enjoyable as an explosion in the mold lab.” “Muddled, overwrought and noisy,” is Claudia Puig’s verdict in USA Today. But Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times gives the movie the most positive review among the major critics. “It works,” he writes, “in fits and starts.”