On Sunday I went to see the new Green Lantern movie.

I had seen the commercials and I’m familiar with the comics, so I did want to see it but I’m not a huge fan of Ryan Reynolds.

I dig the uniform.

In most of his movies, Ryan Reynolds seems to play the same annoying guy, with the notable exceptions of The Proposal, which was enjoyable, and Buried, which blew my freak’n mind. (If you’ve never seen Buried, you should. It was absolutely fantastic. Made me weep like a child.) So I was apprehensive about the movie, but I still wanted to see it.

I’m so glad I did.

While it follows the predictable formula for a superhero movie; guy gets powers, guy uses powers, guy doesn’t want powers, guy decides to use powers, guy saves the day and gets the love interest, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

The effects were spectacular, the story was not terrific, but decent for an origin movie.

There was foreshadowing a-plenty, so if you pay attention and don’t constantly tweet about how hot Ryan Reynolds’ ass looks like the girl next to me did, you should be able to figure out the ending long before it arrives.

All in all it was an enjoyable way to spend part of an afternoon. Oh, and if you want to know what happened to the yellow ring, stay through the end of the credits to see.

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