So I finally got to see what many c.b. fans (and Green Lantern fans in particular) had waited a long time to see: a Green Lantern movie. And though there were some weak points in the overall plot, I found the movie to be quite enjoyable. Hell, just seeing G.L. on the big screen was a kick. So imagine my surprise to learn that most of the critics panned it. wtf?? Yes, a critic's job is to criticize, I know that, and they certainly were not remiss in doing their jobs here, but some of what I read was nit-picky bullshit, imo. One was the CGI. One of the major reasons why Green Lantern would have to take so long to become a movie was the obvious difficulty of reproducing the world of the Green Lantern Corps, the aliens, and all the other stuff rendered in the comics. I think they did a great job of it. The critics were pissed because they knew they were looking at CGI. "Not believable," they panned. wtf?? Another criticism was the storyline, or, alleged lack of development. Here I may have some agreement with... but just some. For one, the mythos and storyline of this character is quite convoluted to begin with. And the story, perhaps being not that well known among the general public, required explaining. So, they were supposed to explain the entire storyline of the Green Lantern, develop the background character of Jordan, develop a romantic relationship and story background between him and Ferris, sufficiently explain Parallax and the idea of emotions emitting various light frequencies, show a more developed training session for Jordan with storylines and character development for Tomar-re and Killowog, AND more developed conflict and battle sequences between G.L. and Parallax...and they were supposed to get ALL that done in 1 hour and 45 minutes?? wtf?? This film, I think was geared towards two audiences: 1. fans of the G.L. We didn't need it all spelled out for us. We got it. 2. moviegoers who wanted to see an action/superhero movie. Since 60% of those two groups liked the movie, and the movie is among the top summer moneymakers, it was good enuf... for an intro piece. The rest (character development, etc.) they can get around to... in the sequel. As for the critics, maybe they should just stick to movies of fallen trees, horses, or elephants.