14. Green Lantern
Director: Martin Campbell
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, Tim Robbins
Someday, Green Lantern, one of our all-time favorite comic book superheroes, will get the feature film treatment that he deserves. Until then, however, we’ll try our best to forget about this year’s Ryan Reynolds-led miscalculation, a vapid and maddening exercise in style over substance. Reynolds, to his credit, isn’t the worst choice to play Hal Jordan, but his decision to perform every scene with his typically smug, too-cool-for-school Van Wilder shtick minimizes all of the character interactions.
The moments between flesh-and-blood humans are few and far between, though, as Green Lantern is negatively dominated by overbearing CGI and distracting 3D trickery that makes it hardly acceptable as even a disappointing video game, let alone a satisfying summer blockbuster.