Watch Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
- 1 hr 24 min
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights is a 2011 American animated superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics superhero, Green Lantern. It was released in conjunction with the live-action adaptation, Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds, but serves as a standalone companion piece. The film is an anthology consisting of six interconnecting stories, each showcasing different members of the Green Lantern Corps. The stories are told by Hal Jordan, a member of the corps and one of the most famous Green Lanterns, to Arisia Rrab, a young recruit who is experiencing her first day on Oa, the planet where the corps is headquartered. The first story is about Avra, the first Green Lantern, who created the power ring and the oath that is still recited by all Green Lanterns. The story is set on the planet Glycon, where Avra is trying to stop a giant monster from harming the inhabitants of the planet. The second story is about Kilowog, a tough but compassionate Green Lantern who is training new recruits. The story follows Kilowog and his trainees as they face a mysterious threat on a distant planet. The third story is about Laira, a female Green Lantern from the planet Jayd who is dealing with the aftermath of a tragedy that occurred on her home planet. The fourth story is about Mogo, a living planet and a member of the Green Lantern Corps. The story follows Mogo as he trains a new recruit and helps him understand the importance of his role in the corps. The fifth story is about Abin Sur, the Green Lantern who first discovered the planet Earth and chose Hal Jordan as his successor. The story follows Abin Sur as he faces his final battle while trying to protect a world from destruction. The final story is about Hal Jordan himself, who is dealing with personal demons while trying to stop an alien invasion. The story also introduces the villain Krona, a rogue Guardian of the Universe who has returned to exact revenge on his former comrades. The animation in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights is top-notch, with a mix of traditional and computer-generated imagery that creates a unique visual style. The voice acting is also superb, with Nathan Fillion bringing his trademark wit and charm to the role of Hal Jordan, and Jason Isaacs delivering a standout performance as Sinestro. The film explores themes such as responsibility, sacrifice, and the importance of teamwork, all while showcasing the vast and imaginative universe of the Green Lantern Corps. While the film is a standalone piece, it is also a love letter to fans of the comic book series, with numerous nods and references to classic Green Lantern stories. Overall, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights is a thrilling and engaging animated adventure that will satisfy both fans of the Green Lantern mythos and casual viewers looking for a fun and exciting superhero story. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys well-crafted animation and compelling storytelling.