New CG-Filled Trailer for ‘Green Lantern’ Gets All Explodey and Stuff

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Green Lantern will be the third superhero film out of the gates this summer when it arrives on June 17. Thor is kicking things off this weekend and after finally seeing it last night I can tell you it is a pretty good flick, but my skepticism on that one waned a little the more I saw of it… I can’t necessarily say the same for Green Lantern, but I will say this new trailer helps a little.

The trailer below will be shown in front of screenings of Thor this weekend, and it promises A LOT of CG effects, which is no surprise considering the recent news that Warner Bros. added $9 million to the film’s budget for additional effects work. I did laugh a little as one of the little alien guys reminded me a lot of the martians from Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks! but the overall effects work looks quite good. As the trailer moves on it gains a lot of steam even through its choppy bits. I’m still a bit skeptical when it comes to the film in general, but this is an improvement.

I’ve added the trailer directly below. Have a look and let me know what you think.

Bringing the enduringly popular superhero to the big screen for the first time, Green Lantern stars Ryan Reynolds (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) in the title role, under the direction of Martin Campbell (Casino Royale).

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.

Hal is a gifted and cocky test pilot, but the Green Lanterns have little respect for humans, who have never harnessed the infinite powers of the ring before. But Hal is clearly the missing piece to the puzzle, and along with his determination and willpower, he has one thing no member of the Corps has ever had: humanity. With the encouragement of fellow pilot and childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), if Hal can quickly master his new powers and find the courage to overcome his fears, he may prove to be not only the key to defeating Parallax…he will become the greatest Green Lantern of all.