The complete cinematic universe factor has labored wonders for Surprise, however it’s essential argue that the studio is just too excited by the interconnectivity of its initiatives every now and then, hanging an excessive amount of significance on putting in long term motion pictures when the point of interest must be the movie to hand. Together with nods to different initiatives is most likely anticipated if you find yourself 30-plus movies into your cinematic universe, however “Green Lantern” is (or used to be meant to be, no less than) the primary access in a DC movie universe. As such, all of the set-ups really feel rather compelled.
As a substitute of simply that specialize in Hal Jordan and his epic beginning tale, the movie spends precious time making an attempt to put items in position for sequels and a much wider cinematic universe. Within the first “Iron Guy,” Nick Fury and SHIELD are a part of a minor subplot that does not come to fruition till after the top credit have rolled. In “Green Lantern,” there is a identical tale involving Amanda Waller (Angela Bassett), the director of a shadowy executive company. It isn’t boring, but it surely eats up approach an excessive amount of of the movie and takes you out of Hal’s tale.
After all, Waller’s presence does relate to the tale of the villain, Hector Hammond. On the other hand, it is in large part needless and turns out to handiest exist to lay the groundwork for spin-offs and team-ups down the street. The subplot involving Sinestro (a devious Green Lantern that enthusiasts already know will sooner or later turn into a villain) could also be superfluous. The movie must have concentrated at the hero’s adventure right through, however the studio used to be too busy getting forward of itself. Finally, this labored towards Warner Bros. and DC, as it made “Green Lantern” weaker and helped kill off any perception of a sequel.