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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.
This summer promises to be a great summer at the movies for the comic book fan. This parental guide to the movies promises that blockbuster hits will abound to chase those summer blues away. The Green Lantern tells the story of a test pilot who is granted a mystical green ring that gives him special powers. However, with these powers comes a special purpose too. He is now a part of a special intergalactic squadron charged with the task of keeping peace in the universe.
The Green Lantern Corps are a group of elite soldiers who are charged with protecting peace and justice in the universe. They have been around for many millenniums, working in the background to keep intergalactic peace and order. They are an intergalactic interracial force who can be identified by their green rings that are the key to their superpowers. In this movie, the intergalactic peace force faces a new enemy known as Parallax. This evil villain threatens to destroy universal peace and harmony.
The fate of Earth and the fate of the universe lie in the hands of the newest Green Lantern Corps recruit, Hal Jordan. The fate of the Earth lies in the hands of Hal as he struggles to master the power of the ring and to master his own willpower and determination. Encouraged by his love, Carol Ferris, Hal is on his way to becoming one of the most famous Green Lanterns of all time.
This family movie review considers this too violent for the very young. It contains violence and scary scenes. Hal must overcome his greatest fears. Saving Earth and keeping peace in the universe is not always easy. People get hurt and things get blown up. That is just the way it is in the world of comics. There is an underlying theme of honor and duty. There is also a theme of heroic self-sacrifice for the good of all. The movie is dark and foreboding with a sense of gloom and doom prevalent throughout.
If your child is not yet ready for the world of comic books, then they are probably not ready for this movie either. This movie is rated PG-13 due to violence, intense action and scary scenes. However, 13 is not an absolute cut off for this movie depending on your child and it may be OK for those a few years younger than that, but not for the youngest members of the family, it would simply be too scary for them.