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Promo art for GREEN LANTERN hits the web

GATW Guest Writer

by: GATW Guest Writer
June 6th, 2010

Green Lantern

For anyone who is anticipating the release of GREEN LANTERN next summer, the news of promo art should be a point of interest. Despite the fact that promo art really says nothing about the film itself, it can oftentimes provide some insight to perspective viewers as to what will be in store.  Some write the stuff off altogether, and prefer to take the "wait and see" approach, but others (like me) put a lot of stock in what the studios choose to release as the first glimpse into their approach to marketing upcoming flicks.

Having said that, the recently released artwork for the Martin Campbell helmed GREEN LANTERN may leave many...underwhelmed.  The important thing is that the Lantern's logo steals the spotlight, as it has a crisp and modern look to it. With the glowing green ring in the center, it's almost reminiscent of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY's HAL, which is funny, considering the Lantern being portrayed in this film is indeed, Hal Jordan. Obviously the ring idea works better than a glowing green center would have for the LANTERN promo art, considering the entirety of Jordan/Green Lantern's powers come from a mighty ring, but it is a fun idea to throw out there, nonetheless.

Apart from the actual lantern itself, the rest of the promo art is generic, looking much more like fan art, than something done by the studio backing this major motion picture.  In fact, there is fan art out there that looks better than this, without a doubt.  Lense flares, smoke, little wispy bits of random stock vector art, from top to bottom, this artwork is 100% cheese...which sucks, considering the color yellow is bad news for the Green Lantern.

Check out the art below, and let us know what you think.  Does bad promo art put a bad taste in your mouth for the film it's promoting, or are you more inclined to just wait and see?

Green-Lantern

Source: Global License (via Movieweb)

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  • Michael Toussaint

    Oh gosh. I think I almost threw up in my mouth. The art. And that slogan. The fonts! And the lens flares! I can’t forget the lens flares! ;_;

    My goodness, what hast thou wrought from the bowels of late 90s Photoshop?

    This gives me the impression that either the promo is a fluke or the movie is going to be portrayed in a “campy” fashion. Neither of which is a particularly good possibility, but at least perhaps this promo designer will be taken off of lead and perhaps the movie will do far more than this piddly advertising indicates.

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  • http://twitter.com/Jertown Jertown

    Yeah, this poster is definitely underwhelming. It's not terrible, it's just not…imaginative. This is what I'd expect some WB Exec's son-in-law who is a “whiz” with “that photoshop” to come up with. Shiny, lens-flares, and a little boring. Have you guys seen this poster?

    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/m

  • http://twitter.com/Jertown Jertown

    Yeah, this poster is definitely underwhelming. It's not terrible, it's just not…imaginative. This is what I'd expect some WB Exec's son-in-law who is a “whiz” with “that photoshop” to come up with. Shiny, lens-flares, and a little boring. Have you guys seen this poster?

    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/m

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