Posted: 07/22/2009


Green Lantern: First Flight

by Del Harvey

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Green Lantern: First Flight is the story of how the original GL, Hal Jordan, was recruited to join the Green Lantern Corps and placed under the supervision of then-respected senior Lantern Sinestro. But the earthling Jordan soon discovers that his mentor is actually the central figure behind a secret conspiracy that threatens the traditions, the hierarchy, the very heart of the entire Green Lantern Corps. Still little more than a poorly trained new recruit, Jordan must quickly hone his newfound powers and combat those treasonous Lanterns within the ranks to maintain order in the universe and save the Corps itself.

Voicing Hal Jordan is acclaimed actor Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit). He is joined by fellow Emmy Award nominee Victor Garber (Milk, Titanic) as the villainous Sinestro. The lovely Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) performs the voice of Boodikka, another Lantern. And the great Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) provides the voice of Kilowog.

Green Lantern: First Flight is produced by animation legend Bruce Timm and helmed by heralded director Lauren Montgomery (Wonder Woman, Superman Doomsday). The film was written by four-time Emmy Award-winning writer Alan Burnett (The Batman).

The film is rated PG-13 for some serious scenes which convinced me that the filmmakers and executives at Warner Bros. fully understand their audience, which is clearly the over-13 market, and rightly so. It’s full of action and violence which is treated in a very mature manner, although not too mature for the average teen.

Green Lantern: First Flight - 2 Disc Special Edition versions include some bonus features which every GL fan will enjoy, such as:

Over three hours of extra content

Two Featurettes

Digital Copy Download

Widescreen (1.78:1)

Two Episodes of Justice League hand-picked by animation legend Bruce Timm

The Blu-Ray versions of Green Lantern: First Flight will include the same extras as the 2-disc Special Edition plus an additional two episodes of Justice League picked by Bruce Timm.

Del Harvey is the founder of Film Monthly, a film teacher, a writer and a film critic in Chicago.

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