I had a bizarre night-weekend. I drove to Putrajaya all the way from Serendah, Hulu Selangor just for the sake of my mini Al-Quran that I left at Jitra, Kedah which was then brought back to Putrajaya by Kakak. I was cooped in the house for a day when I got MC on Friday for my ‘bee-stung’ fiasco, so I decided to let loose myself out from the house!
It took me nearly 2 hours to reach Putrajaya due to immense weekend traffic jam at Rawang (with TONNES of lorries & trailers, of course) & of course in the heart of KL. Spent around 15 minutes talking to Kakak who was persuading me to sleep over there; but since I didn’t bring anything and I didn’t plan to sleep there, I’ve got to go back. Rifqi & Abg Zam went out for ‘makan-makan’ though. Anyway, on the way back, suddenly I had a ‘spur-of-the-moment’ revelation to let loose in KL. Hollered a friend and off for karaoke & caught midnight film of “The Green Lantern” starring Ryan Reynolds as the main protagonist.
Ryan Reynold channelled his machismo into Jordan Hal a.k.a. The Green Lantern.
What can I say about this latest comic superhero-turned-into-silver screen masterpiece? I think it was overall a ‘doable’ & watch-able flick. Not too boring and not too extravagant. Ryan Reynolds was of course physically and metaphorically fitted to be our main hero, The Green Lantern a.k.a. Hal Jordan and the musical composition arranged by James Newton Howard was very good. Amidst the chaotic scenes, the music inspired enthusiasm and euphoria; at least for me, though.
Blake Lively was lovely; but she was just another damsel-in-distress smoochie bag for the flick. Could it be that the director didn’t explore her full potential or she was simply a wrong cast?
UNFORTUNATELY, the CGIs were a little bit cartoonish and I would have to say an effortlessly and lazily done in comparison to the superheroes’ predecessor films before this; the nearest comparison would be of “Thor”! And Blake Lively-a cutiepie cherry of the flick but did not bring any excitement to her heroine role; simply as a smoochie-bag for Hal Jordan! Of course I understood that she was after all the “damsel in distress” but; well, Nicole Kidman as Dr. Chase Meridian in “Batman Forever” did bring the sexy back! Furthermore, the relationship between The Green Lantern Corps and Hal Jordan was not fully explored and the residence of Planet Oa was not perused in detail. In addition, cameo appearances by Hollywood old A-listers such as Tim Robbins & Angela Basset were forgettable, honestly! Still, it is an enjoyable flick and do you all notice that there is an uncanny similarities between Ryan Reynolds in “The Green Lantern” & Hrithik Roshan in “Krishh”? The face was a bit look alike; Or maybe it’s just me. Hahahhaha!
The similarity between Hrithik Roshan in Bollywood’s “Krrish” & Ryan Reynolds in “The Green Lantern” is uncanny. Or perhaps it’s all because of the mask. Or maybe because I am the only one who watched both genre of films; either way, that’s what I feel.
Anyway, it felt good to drive in the silent KL and PLUS Highway back to Serendah in the late wee morning. No congested cars; only a handful of possibly-drunken drivers; but the traffic was smooth-sailing and it merely taking me an hour from The Mines to Serendah, Hulu Selangor. Above all, a bizarro weekend! Initiated by Miftahul Qulub Al-Quran and then ending up with midnight “Green Lantern”! Coolness.