Green Lantern (2011)

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For centuries, a small but powerful force of warriors called the Green Lantern Corps has 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 the first human ever recruited.

"Green Lantern" is a 2011 superhero film directed by Martin Campbell and produced by Greg Berlanti, Donald De Line, Geoff Johns, and Michael Green. The movie is based upon the DC Comics character Green Lantern and mainly includes Hal Jordan as the Green Lantern. The leading function is played by Ryan Reynolds, with a supporting cast including Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, and Tim Robbins.

The story begins with the Green Lantern Corps, a group of extraterrestrial beings accountable for preserving peace and justice in the vast universe. When one of their greatest members, Abin Sur, is fatally injured in a fight with the villainous Parallax, he lands his spacecraft on Earth. Before passing away, he commands his Lantern ring to find a worthwhile follower. The ring, powered by the "Will" of deep space, finds Hal Jordan, a brave however careless test pilot.

Hal Jordan Becomes Green Lantern:
Hal, perplexed by the ring and lantern delegated him by Abin Sur, discovers he has been chosen to use up the mantle of Green Lantern. His training is initiated on the distant world of Oa, where he satisfies Sinestro (the de facto leader of the Green Lantern Corps) and is taught about the incredible powers the ring has. Though initially having a hard time, Hal eventually discovers the true strength of the ring as well as his capacity.

Human Life and Love Interest:
While Hal handle his newly found powers and duties, the film likewise explores his personal life in the world. Hal's love interest is his childhood good friend and colleague Carol Ferris. She acknowledges him behind the mask, developing a psychological subplot to the story. However, Hal's double life as a superhero and a pilot complicates their relationship.

The Antagonist - Parallax:
Meanwhile, a danger looms over Earth as the dying Abin Sur's body examined by scientist Dr. Hector Hammond, exposing Parallax's essence within, which takes control of Hammond, turning him into a psychic-powered maniac faithful to Parallax. Parallax means to ruin Earth and the Green Lantern Corps and feed off the fear of living beings.

In the climax, Hal musters the determination to defeat Parallax. He entices Parallax away from Earth and towards the Sun, utilizing the Sun's gravitational pull to draw in and ruin Parallax. Hal almost plunges to his death throughout this heroic action, but is conserved by the Green Lanterns and Sinestro.

The movie ends with Hal returning to earth, rekindling his relationship with Carol, and dedicating himself to safeguard the universe as Green Lantern. He lastly welcomes his fate as a Green Lantern, discovering to stabilize his human life with his responsibilities as a member of the Green Lantern Corps.

"Green Lantern" is a visually striking movie integrating aspects of action, dream, and drama. Spectators, particularly fans of the superhero genre, might value the movie for its special take on human fear, self-control, and the eternal fight between great and evil.

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