When DC Comics started their animated movie line, Green Lantern: First Flight was one of the first among the line. I watched a lot of the earliest animated films, but somehow skipped over this one. Green Lantern is not my favorite DC hero by a long shot, but I’m always willing to see a story with him in it.
The movie follows Hal Jordan when he still is just a ordinary human pilot in the US military. But one day he finds a dying alien who gives him a magical ring granting him powers very similar but not as mighty as the Man of Steel.
Hal unknowingly becomes a member of the Green Lantern Corps. That’s until actual members of the Green Lantern Corps come to find out what happened to the dying alien. Most of his former comrades don’t really trust a human at all.
But the greatest member of the Green Lantern Corps advocates of giving Hal Jordan a shot of becoming a real member. He has no idea that events are unfolding that will challenge the very existence of the Green Lantern Corps. But will this rookie be able to do anything to save the universe?
Green Lantern: First Flight is a flawed movie. It does some things well, while other things can be a little boring. It also reminds me too much of the silver-screen Green Lantern film with Ryan Reynolds that had a very lukewarm reception among fans. DC Comics have done worse with their animated films, but they have done far better too.