HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 15:  Actors Ryan Reynolds (L) and Blake Lively arrive at the "Green Lantern" Los Angeles Premiere held at at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 15, 2011 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
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Things In Green Lantern That Make No Sense
Parallax’s Escape
Parallax’s prison was comically fragile, composed of glass or some sort of stone. He’s meant to be trapped on a lost planet called Ryut, but it’s fairly easy for three unlucky aliens to stumble upon it, implying the planet isn’t so “lost” after all.
Hal’s Past
The “Green Lantern” extended edition features a confusing look into Hal’s past, showing an aircraft explosion that kills his father. Somehow, Hal and the random spectators manage not to get injured at all while standing next to the explosion, which doesn’t make any sense.
The extended version of “Green Lantern” includes numerous flashbacks shortly after revealing what happened to Hal’s dad in the accident. While flashbacks aren’t inherently bad in movies, they didn’t add anything new to “Green Lantern” and recycled the same plot points.
Hal’s A Jerk
Before embarking on a rather cliched emotional journey to become a superhero, Hal’s an egocentric, borderline misogynistic jerk. He throws his co-worker Carol under the bus for his mistakes, gets people fired, then uses his powers irresponsibly when he’s confronted about it.
Abin Sur’s Landing
Abin Sur crash lands on Earth in the middle of the day, but somehow nobody notices. Even stranger, there isn’t a single piece of cell phone or CCTV evidence to capture Hal flying around in a green orb before finding the alien, and the government doesn’t question Hal’s findings at all.