The best way to describe Green
movie quotes is substandard and
mediocre. The movie itself is a mixed bag that just doesn't
hold as well as the recent comic book movies. The main problem
lies in the way the story has been
told and it just seems to try too hard to force as much information
into the story as possible and has sadly misfired. Green Lantern
lacks the formula needed for a good comic book adaptation; which is
character development and chemistry. At best the movie can be described
as goofily entertaining.
by: Martin Campbell
Greg Berlanti (screenplay)
Michael Green (screenplay)
Marc Guggenheim (screenplay)
Michael Goldenberg (screenplay)
Greg Berlanti (screen story)
Michael Green (screen story)
Marc Guggenheim (screen story)
- Hal Jordan / Green Lantern
Blake Lively - Carol Ferris
Peter Sarsgaard - Hector Hammond
Mark Strong - Sinestro
Temuera Morrison - Abin Sur
Jenna Craig - Carol Ferris at 11
Jon Tenney - Martin Jordan
Mike Doyle - Jack Jordan
Gattlin Griffith - Young Hal
Nick Jandl - Jim Jordan
Dylan James - Jason Jordan
Leanne Cochran - Janice Jordan
Clancy Brown - Parallax (voice)
Geoffrey Rush - Tomar-Re (voice)
Tomar-Re: [voice over]
Billions of years ago, a race of immortals harnessed the most powerful
force in existence. The emerald energy of willpower. These immortals,
the guardians of the universe, built a world from where they could
watch over all of existence; the planet Oa. They divided the universe
into three thousands six hundred sectors. A ring powered by the energy
of will were sent to every sector of universe to select a recruit. In
order to be chosen by the ring, it was said one must be without fear.
Together these three thousand six hundred recruits form the
intergalactic peace keepers known as
The Green Lantern Corps.
Tomar-Re: [voice over]
the threats the Corp ever faced, the gravest was an entity of
fear, known as Parallax. Only the legendary Green Lantern,
Sur, was capable of capturing and imprisoning this beast. Which he did
on the lost planet of Ryut.
I'm gravely wounded. Heading to the nearest inhabitant planet for the
selection process. Tell the guardians, it's Parallax.
[to the woman he's woken
up next to]
Gotta run. Make yourself at home, okay? There's uh...water in the tap.
Never mind that you crashed a brand new F-35, you broke the rules of
engagement! You sacrificed your wing man. And you ruined the contract
that this company and half the statements depend on.
sorry. I thought that this was a dog fight. I was under the impression
that the objective was to win.
The objective was to show what the Sabers could do in actual combat.
And in combat, no pilot is going to crater his own plane.
did. Now you know you gotta boost the ceiling and your robots. I also
showed you what they can't do.
didn't have to make that point in front of the commander of air force
Since I'm going to have to lay off most of my company anyway, you're
too late, Carl. I quit. Thank you for the opportunity. I appreciate it.
don't get out that easy! He's not fired! And you don't quit! You're
grounded, pending the results of an investigation.
tell me what happened up there?
controls locked up.
give me that, Hal. You had a window and you could have recovered. Did
you choke? You wouldn't be the first pilot it happened to, and I know...
controls locked up! What the hell is all this, anyway, huh? What's with
the ridiculous suit? I know that you dad's been bucking for you take
over the company, but this is taking it a little to far!
matters of my career choice are not on the table right now!
a...you're a pilot, Carol! And a good one. Giving that up to fly for a
God damn desk is bullshit!
I like the business part. And I'm good at! Which by the way doesn't
mean I'll never get in a cock-pit again. It isn't one way or the other.
That's a way a child looks at things and we aren't children anymore. I
just don't wanna see someone I care about getting hurt. Least of all
is the worst eleventh Birthday party I've ever been to. There's no
[Jason hugs Hal tightly]
Hey, I'm fine.
I guess I got a little freaked out or something.
I told you that you don't have anything to worry about. You wanna know
why? I may be a total screw up in every other part of my life, but the
one thing I do know how to do is fly.
happened today? I mean, when you crashed?
not really sure exactly.
my job not to be
[after Hal has gotten
him out of his spaceship and he's lying wounded]
Your name? Your name?
It's Hal. Hal Jordan.
Jordan, I am Abin Sur. Protector of sector thirty eight...
Hey! Hey! Hey! Listen? We're gonna get you to a hospital, okay? Okay?
What about...what...what about all this purple blood.
[Abin Sur places the
green ring in Hal's hand]
The ring, it chose you. Take it. Place the ring the lantern. Place the
ring. Sweep the earth. Great honor. Responsible.
I don't understand!
[after Hal has called
Tom over to pick him up]
can't stay here.
[Tom looks over at the
dead body of Abin Sur]
pilot. He wore a uniform. I think he was a soldier. He gave me this.
[he hold up the ring]
said, the ring chose me. He said, it's a great honor. Responsibility.
[to the Guardians]
A great light has gone out in the universe. Abin Sur is dead.
Four of my knighthood brothers killed. The inhabitants of two worlds
annihilated by an unknown enemy. An enemy that possesses they yellow
power of fear. We know that it originated from somewhere within the
lost sector. We know it grows more powerful with each
encounter. According to Abin Sur's last transmission, he seemed to know
what he was. His only words were; it's Parallax.
We are aware of the threat. We are assessing the situation.
you assess, innocent lives will be lost. Let me take the fight to this
is much of which you are not aware, Sinestro.
the danger is as great as we suspect.
are you saying? You believe this enemy can defeat us?
[the Guardians do not
if your faith in our power has faltered let me re-new it. Let me take a
squadron of my strongest Lanterns against this enemy, and I'll prove to
you, our best days are not behind us.
[talking to himself
trying to figure out how the ring works]
All right. Place the ring and speak the oath. The oath. Cause
everybody knows the oath. Used to sing it camp.
[he puts his ringed
finger close to the lantern]
Hal Jordan, do solemnly swear to pledge allegiance to a lantern, that
I got from a dying purple alien in a swamp.
[talking to himself
trying to get the lantern to work]
infinity and beyond. By the power of Greyskull!
[frustrated that the lantern is not responding]
the hell! Come on! If you can find me a hundred miles in the middle of
no where, you...
[he touches the lantern
and the lantern suddenly lights up]
brightest day, in blackest night. No evil shall escape my sight. Let
those who worship evils might, beware of my power. The Green Lantern's
uh...I'm really sorry.
you just apologize? You haven't been replaced by an alien or something?
[slaps himself in the
good. I'm good. Totally good. I uh...do you think I'm irresponsible?
need to answer this. It's fine.
[drinking at a bar]
haven't been in this place together since...that night.
forgot it was my Birthday.
was also the night, the first time we made...flew together.
you've been flying ever since, with anyone who'll get into a plane.
really am sorry.
okay. Our contract isn't quite dead yet. I told you I was good at this.
wasn't talking about the contract. I would have screwed this up. Yeah.
Even if I didn't go to air force, I would have found some way to, you
know, blow it.
that what you tell yourself.
know what I spent my afternoon doing?
about you. Hal, I went over every inch of the flight data. There was
nothing wrong with the plane. What happened up there?
for the dance.
[he walks away from her
and out of the bar]
[arriving on planet Oa,
Hal sees himself in the Green Lantern uniform for the first
Have you concluded admiring yourself?
your ring translator is functioning properly.
[Hal's green face mask
mask will appear when protection of your identity is required. There is
no need for it on Oa.
[referring to Tomar-Re
looking like a fish]
my race is Xudarian. Our DNA does somewhat resemble your amoebic
am Tomar-Re, protector of sector of two-eight-one-three and home to...
thousand twelve galaxies. Two point-three-four million species. How do
I know that?
induction process. It activates the ring's higher function, including a
working knowledge of dates. In truth we were curious, the process had
never been attempted on the species as young as humans before. You are
the first to be chosen. I have been sent to work on you here.
[showing Hal planet Oa]
to Oa. This planet has been our home for countless millennium. It was
created for us by the Guardians.
[referring to the
are immortals among the most ancient of races. They made all you see
and are responsible for all we are and do. Since time and memory, the
Green Lantern Corps has served as the keepers of peace, order and
justice throughout the universe. To be chosen to join its ranks is the
highest of honors, and the greatest of responsibilities.
Yeah, that part I heard about.
going to fly now.
right! I can do that.
[Tomar-Re floats above]
can do that.
[as they're flying Hal
sees a giant flash of green light streaming across the planet]
the energy that's generated from the central battery. It's power comes
from the will of every living creature in the universe. It in turn
charges your lantern, which in turn charges your ring. Even your suit
is comprised entirely of energy.
with all the green?
the color of will. The Guardians harassed will, because it's the
strongest source of energy in the universe.
[to Hal, as they join
the group of the Green Lanterns Corps]
stars you can see from your home planet on the clearest night. Your
sector is a thousand times larger. And three-thousand-six-hundred
lanterns each with a sector, just as vast.
[addressing the Green
I called you here to this unprecedented gathering because we face an
unprecedented danger. Our four Lantern brothers were killed by an enemy
called, Parallax. And enemy we don't yet fully understand. We do know
it's powerful enough to destroy
higher civilizations. Powerful enough
to defeat even Abin Sur, our finest warrior. His light can never be
[there's a mumbling in
the crowd of lanterns]
Guardians have charged me to lead a squadron of our strongest Lanterns
in an assault on Parallax. We will seek out and find this enemy. And we
will destroy it. Alone we are now vulnerable. United we are still
invincible. We have never been defeated. Will we be defeated now?
[the Lanterns all shout
was for this moment that we were created. But I don't need to tell you
your duty. I don't need to tell you who we are.
[showing Hal what the
ring can do]
will turns thought into reality. To master the ring, you must learn to
focus your will and create what you see with your mind. The ring's
limits are only what you can imagine.
[as Hal is practicing
using his ring]
ring will inform you where there is an imminent threat.
[suddenly there's a flash of light which lifts Hal and throws him to
particular threat's name is Kilowog. He'll be your combat training
jumps in front of Hal]
Never let your guard down, looser. Welcome to ring slinger one-o-one.
Or as I like to call it; the worst day of your worthless life.
[referring to himself]
human, he never seen one before.
[he leans down and
Hal Jordan: [sarcastically]
I heard about humans. Think you're the center of the universe. You
wanna be a Lantern? You gotta come into the Corps.
[to Hal as he's
training him to use his ring to protect himself against threat]
constructs are only gonna be as strong as your will. And your will
is pathetic! I'm gonna work you, and I'm gonna hit you until your will
is stronger and be worthy of the Corps.
[to Hal; seeing him for
the first time]
this is the human. When I learned Abin Sur's ring had chosen you, I
said there had to be a mistake. I see nothing to change my mind.
Corps, is only strong as it's weakest link. And I will tolerate no
weakness. You understand me? Are you afraid human?
[Hal doesn't answer]
[he pushes Hal]
No, don't do that.
[Hal uses his ring to
brings up a sword as his weapon]
sword? How human.
[Sinestro uses his ring
to form two swords and they start fighting]
[to Hal as they are
a Green Lantern. I fear nothing. Fear is the enemy of will. Will is
what makes you take action. Fear is what stops you and makes you weak.
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