When the first trailer for Martin Campbell's Green Lantern debuted last November, fans and industry insiders quickly wrote the film off. The CGI effects appeared surprisingly unfinished and the trailer was grounded in human drama - not the epic intergalactic narrative of the comics (or the final film).
However, since that time, audiences have been treated to trailer after trailer of intriguing Green Lantern footage and today, ahead of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Warner Bros. debuted an all new 3D-focused trailer for fans to enjoy.
Obviously, viewing the trailer on your computer screen doesn't entirely do the footage justice but, with a cool voice-over from Geoffrey Rush (aka Tomar Re), coupled with some sweet new footage, the 3D Green Lantern trailer should still be plenty exciting - even for fans who are already tired of the 3D craze.
The Tomar Re voice-over is especially exciting - since, in our recent interview with the actor, he told us that it was the character's concept artwork that sold him on the film.
Check out the Green Lantern 3D trailer below (in 2D of course) courtesy of Yahoo! Movies:
As mentioned, a 2D computer screen doesn't do the 3D effects justice but, I can tell you from personal experience, the trailer looks incredible on the big screen.
Following hot on the heels of the new Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D trailer, the new Green Lantern footage was shown ahead of my Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides screening (read our review) - and was in stark contrast to the unnecessary 3D format of Disney's latest Jack Sparrow installment. The tall structures on Oa as well as the wriggly cloud-like appearance of Parallax look incredible in the theater - and could stand as the premiere example of superhero 3D done right (unlike less necessary 3D outings such as Thor).
Considering the 3D trailer was screening ahead of the latest Pirates film, the Tomar Re voice-over was an equally smart addition to the trailer. The narration successfully lays out the Green Lantern plot line with clarity - for any potential moviegoers who don't know the source material or have been confused by the intergalactic scope of the earlier trailers.
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Green Lantern hits theaters June 17, 2011.