Picture from Green Lantern
Overall B

Even though Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) is a cocky test pilot, he finds himself feeling less than confident when he is chosen by an alien race to join the ranks of the Green Lanterns -- an intergalactic squadron that uses the power of a green ring to keep peace in the universe.

Violence C-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity C
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action.

Talk to your kids about…

Green Lantern

Fear can be induced by many external factors while willpower seems to be internally motivated. Can other people affect a person’s individual will? Why does Hal believe people must admit they are afraid before they can face their fear?

How do the characters develop during this story? Is Hal Jordan a better role model by the end of the movie? Is he a better superhero? How does he compare with better-known figures such as Superman and Wonder Woman?

What does this film say about the worth of humanity? How do the expectations or life legacy of fathers affect their offspring in this story?