Friday, November 11, 2011
Green Lantern: The Animated Series Premiere Review
Just look at that, Hal Jordan: Green Lantern of Sector 2814 in all he's CG animated glory, yeah that pic is gonna be my wallpaper for while. The one hour advanced sneak peek of Green Lantern: The Animated premiered today, and to my and other GL fans expectations is was awesome. After 4 seasons of John Stewart being a rather bland Green Lantern in the Justice League animated series, finally the greatest of emerald knights gets he's own show to show what a Green Lantern can really do with a Power Ring.
The basic premise of the first season is set up quickly as beyond The Guardians of The Universe known jurisdiction is Frontier Space where limitedly trained Green Lanterns are being killed. When Hal and Kilowog find out they disobey orders and commandeer a prototype A.I. equipped Power Battery powered spaceship to reach Frontier Space and find the murders responsible. Once there they immediately come to the rescue of a Green Lantern under attack from Red Lanterns, using Power Rings powered by the ruby energy of rage, now stranded away from home and back-up they must survive to warn Oa of this new deadly threat to the universe.
I can not wait to watch more episodes next spring, the creators really nailed the perfect balance and mixture of comic book lore with newly created situations and characters. The voice acting and characterizations were perfect, I am so glad they got the Guardians perfect from Appa Ali Apsa to Ganthet and them keeping stuff from their Green Lanterns. The best thing about this episode and what's also gonna be great about the series is the fighting and use of Power Ring Contructs, CONSTRUCTS!, not just energy blast and bubbles, along with knocking each other in to asteroids but still just plain socking each other in the face, this is the Green Lantern series I have always wanted.