As everyone probably knows by now, the first public footage from the eagerly awaited Green Lantern movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively has surfaced as a teaser for a full reveal on Tuesday’s Entertainment Tonight. The reaction to this footage has been…mixed. In truth, it does look more like some kind of goofy romantic comedy than the start of a galaxy-spanning space fantasy franchise, but you know, chicks love Ryan Reynolds, and if they can be persuaded to see it that’s awesome, because every fanboy is going to see it anyway, even if it’s just to complain. Win win.
Also, as Kyle Baker pointed out in the above comment thread:
The thing about effects-heavy films is that the best WOW shots are the ones which take the longest to execute. Usually these kinds of films are still being edited days before release. I’ve worked on movies and seen the rough cuts of works in progress, and there’s really no way to tell what’s going to happen. I remember watching an early version of Scooby-Doo, and often the dog was just a storyboard drawing. I did a little bit of work with DC for this GL movie, and I have seen some breathtaking shots of alien worlds, cool spaceships and alien monsters. But that stuff’s going to take months to render and edit.
The Green Lantern movie hits theaters June 17, 2011.