It was reported recently that Warner Bros. was racing to meet the release date for "Green Lantern," hiring on a new VFX production house and adding $9 million to the budget to get all the special effects finished in time. Now we see why.
A new trailer has landed online today (and will be in theaters in front of "Thor") for the comic book film and it's pretty much wall-to-wall CGI. Featuring lots of new footage, Warner Bros. seems intent on selling the eye candy of the film instead of actual plot so we gets lots and lots of Oa, Ryan Reynolds in his computer generated suit and lots of dark, cloudy stuff (yeah, we know it's Parallax but Joe Average Moviegoer doesn't) and not much else. Even Peter Sarsgaard is still relegated to third-billing status and Blake Lively is once again pretty much shut out completely. And the overall vibe on it? Still not really feeling this. The spot is a complete tonal switch from the goofy Reynolds quipping spots that came previously, but the action-adventure angle seems kinds of muted and not as epic as it should feel. But hey, if "Thor" turned out better than we expected, anything is possible.
"Green Lantern" opens on June 17th. Trailer below.