|Classic Green Lantern|
Then the first images of the completely computer-generated Green Lantern costume being used in the film were released. It was an interesting take on the GL costume. Not particularly bad in design, but certainly not an improvement on the classic.
Next came the first trailer, which ended up making the Green Lantern movie look a little like a romantic comedy. Things were not looking good. Started to get a little worried that Green Lantern's first trip to the silver screen would be bust.
But a few weeks ago a new, extended trailer was released that seemed to paint the film as the large, cosmic epic that director Martin Campbell was always saying it was. My faith, and interest, in the film was starting to be restored. Albeit cautiously.
Then earlier this week Warner Brothers released some new photos from the film showing Ryan Reynolds in full Green Lantern regalia. What made these images different from earlier released photos was that it showed the entire Green Lantern uniform.
Based on the earlier photos and the trailers I had seen, it really didn't offer anything new - expect for one thing: you can see the dude's toes.
It doesn't make any sense. Is he actually supposed to be naked with a thin veneer of black and green covering his body? Are there angles where we can see his junk? Or his ass crack? Who thought that this was a good idea? How can you be this tough, intergalactic police office and have your little piggies showing? It boggles my mind.
I always thought that putting nipples on the Batman suit back under director Joel Schumaker's watch was the dumbest super hero costume design decision, but now I'm thinking toes for Green Lantern can take that top stop. At least I can think of some rationale for the nipples. Not good rationale, mind you; but rationale none the less.
I cannot, however, fathom why to have the toes visible in a Green Lantern outfit.
I don't know what to think about this movie anymore. I want the film to be good. I like the character. I have enjoyed reading his comics for years. WB Animation made a really fun animated movie about Green Lantern a few years back that I love to watch. I know that visible toes in a costume is a pretty minor thing and shouldn't really come into play for telling an entertaining and great story. The movie could still turn out to be a lot of fun. But even if it is, I get this feeling the toes will continue to bug me.