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  Green Lantern:
Beware My Power
          review by Bobby Blakey

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The DC Animated Universe continues to knock it out of the park with great films that cover all ends of the DC comic history. Director Jeff Wamester not only took us back in time for his flick Justice Society: World War II, but didn’t use the usual leads of Batman or Superman which I loved. Now he is leaving them on the bench again to focus on another lead hero with Green Lantern: Beware My Power featuring the voices of Aldis Hodge, Jimmi Simpson, Brian Bloom, Jamie Gray Hyder, Keesha Sharp, Ike Amadi, and Sunil Malhotra, but does it live up to legacy of the emerald hero or will it fail to conjure up a win?

Green Lantern: Beware My Power follows recently discharged Marine sniper John Stewart who is at a crossroads in his life, one which is only complicated by receiving an extraterrestrial ring which grants him the powers of the Green Lantern of Earth.

I am not the biggest Green Lantern fan, but do enjoy the intergalactic advetnrues that come with their stories. More often than not they focus on Hal Jordan so it was nice to see John Stewart front and center this time around for something new. This serves as an origin story of Stewart into the Green Lantern Corps as well as a bigger adventure bringing in other famed characters such as Hawkgirl, Adam Strange and more.

This film wastes no time diving right into the thick of it all. It gives just enough info to introduce Stewart and get him the ring and then use this adventure for him to have to learn on the fly. It also delves into where Hal Jordan is making for an interesting direction for the story that isn’t quite what I know of happening, but not to say I know for sure since I never read many of the comics.

The art style reminded me of what was used for Superman: Man of Tomorrow and Justice Society: World War II. I wasn’t a big fan of this style, but it managed to work for them. It is fine here as well, but still not my favorite. There is really nothing wrong with it, I think I just got accustomed to the style they were using for the earlier films and these bolder lines just stand out so much more.

Thankfully it still works well enough to let this movie cut loose and it does not cheat you on the action.

There is a nice balance of action with the story to not only feel like we are getting Stewarts tale being told, but the other characters getting their time to sine as well. They take full advantage of the PG-13 rating and go all out with the action bringing some fun kick ass moments to the forefront that will no doubt please the fans. The story direction was interesting and a great way to bring this new Lantern into the DCU should they decide to move forward with this version of the films.

Decide for yourself and grab your copy of Green Lantern: Beware My Power available now on 4K, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from warner Bros Home Entertainment.

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