Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011)

DC Comics has been releasing these animated straight-to-DVD movies for a few years now, and they’ve been of varying quality.  Several of them that I’ve watched were actually quite good, and some middling to average.  I’m going to put this one in the latter category.

Much like the Batman: Gotham Knights release, Emerald Knights adapts a more anthology-based approach, telling stories of several heroic Green Lanterns throughout the universe.  The best way to do this is by having Hal Jordan (voiced by Nathan Fillion) narrate the stories to a new recruit, Arisia (Elisabeth Moss).  Unlike the Gotham Knights movie, the film doesn’t alter its animation style for each tale, sticking to a decent to average animation style.  It serves the purposes of the film, but it’s mostly forgettable and a slight step up from Saturday morning cartoons.

Some of the tales are alright, but they don’t really delve too deep into anything nerdrific or awesome.  The voice acting is again, decent to middling.  Roddy Piper and Henry Rollins have parts, as well as the excellent Jason Isaacs and the previously mentioned leads.  Again, this animated feature is alright and was meant to serve as something extra to the live action Green Lantern movie, but for the most part, it is instantly forgettable.

It was nice to at least hear Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan though.

2 / 5


About SkoochXC
Long-time blogger, Canadian, cine-snark-aphile, Tweeter and generally lonely hearted guy.

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