EDITOR’S NOTE/DISCLAIMER: BOF received a free copy of this film from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment for reviewing purposes.
Many would argue we don’t get enough Green Lantern material.
And many would be correct.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is rectifying that criticism in their latest animated DC film, GREEN LANTERN: BEWARE MY POWER.
The movie serves as a bit of an origin story for John Stewart becoming a member of the Green Lantern Corps. After a quick introduction, a blue alien crashes near him, holding a ring. Next thing we know, John embarks on an intergalactic journey, with members of the Justice League (and not the usual headliners) to unravel the truth behind what happened to Oa.
Per the usual, I don’t want to shed any more light on the plot, as the movie works best the less you know going in. The story did unfold in an interesting, and entertaining, way. There’s plenty of action, drama, and a few twists to boot. Not to mention some inclusion of DC characters who don’t get the most screen time nowadays.
The voice cast did an impressive job. Leading the way is Aldis Hodge (Hawkman in the upcoming BLACK ADAM movie) as John Stewart. I’ve always been a fan of the actor and John Stewart, so the combining of the two is perfection for me. He voices the character with empathy, determination, and confidence.
A scene-stealer for me was Jimmi Simpson as Green Arrow. He is another character I’ve always really enjoyed, and Simpson brought some depth to the character. Shocking to me that a McPoyle from IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY… could do such a great job voicing a longtime hero.
Jamie Gray Hyder, Brian Bloom, Nolan North, and Rick D. Wasserman also do commendable jobs. Naming them may not be spoilers, but I’d like to hold back.
Overall, I had a good time with GREEN LANTERN: BEWARE MY POWER. I thought it’s deserving that one of the best Green Lanterns gets his own movie, and headlines an interesting adventure with action and emotion.
An additional note: make sure to check out the extra feature on John Stewart. It’s fantastic. – Ryan Lower