"This is true. This is real. This . . . Is . . . STRAIGHT EDGE."
I think they'd probably say that they just went off his portrayal in the work they adapted, Goeff Johns' first arc of the New 52 Justice League, where he was for the most part like that. Or go along with the idea of Hal being very young in terms of his career and how that results in how he acts for most of War. Again, Hal's portrayal in the comic arc wasn't very flattering, which extended to the movie adaption, and is a stark contrast to how Johns' usually wrote him in the main Green Lantern book.
To this day I think it was just a result of Johns, considering his involvement with the movie, writing him to be more akin to Reynolds' portrayal of the character in the movie with the result ultimately being unsuccessful.
That said, I think a lot of the portrayals from War that received less than positive reception were definitely improved upon for Throne of Atlantis and that includes Green lantern .
As far as reinterpretations go, I think they're fine so long as they don't go too far and still honor the core of the character and what they should represent. I think a reinterpretation definitely fails when it does that character a disservice and causes more people to dislike them, though that can sometimes be subjective .
Last edited by Frontier; 01-25-2015 at 10:46 AM. Reason: War -> Throne of Atlantis
Well... it's better than the first movie... but I still got a hard time saying it's good.
Per "Super PR Guy" Gary Miereanu, the snowstorm hitting the Northeast has affected the Paley Center event for Throne of Atlantis. There'll still be content tonight, though:
I would suggest that it's not the medium, but the quality of perception and expression, that determines the significance of art. But what would a cartoonist know? -Bill Watterson
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