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'Green Lantern' Is A Far-Fetched Superhero Flick

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'Green Lantern' Is A Far-Fetched Superhero Flick

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STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

And now let's go to supernatural forces and a science fiction movie out this weekend. The film is "Green Lantern" and Kenneth Turan has our review.

KENNETH TURAN: "Green Lantern" is both off the wall and out of this world. The idea is that there is a huge intergalactic legion of way-powerful Green Lanterns, each with his very own lantern - think upscale lava lamp. When a legendary Lantern dies in a crash, Hal Jordan, played by Ryan Reynolds, becomes the first human being chosen to wear the green.

(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "GREEN LANTERN")

INSKEEP: (as character) The green, it chose you. Take it. Place the ring (unintelligible).

TURAN: Hal Jordan is so irresponsible, his selection causes a lot of scratching of heads both on Earth and elsewhere in the galaxy. Certainly no one sounds more surprised than he does to be suddenly reciting a sacred oath that sounds like it came from the back of a cereal box.

(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "GREEN LANTERN")

RYAN REYNOLDS: (as Hal Jordan) I, Hal Jordan, do solemnly swear to pledge allegiance to a lantern that I got from a dying crippled alien.

TURAN: With a sequel in the works, let's hope everyone ups their game the next time around.

INSKEEP: Kenneth Turan reviews movies for MORNING EDITION and the Los Angeles Times.

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