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Old 05-31-2010, 06:48 PM   #1501
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Here is a link to the "oficial synopsis"
http://www.spinoffonline.com/2010/05...lantern-movie/
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:22 PM   #1502
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I'm a little ...unhappy is too strong a word, but not overly impressed that they choose Parallax as the villain. I understand that Sinestro might not be bad in the first film, but there could have been another villain to pull from for the first movie. Parallax just seems too early. You should have some sort of beginning and slight rise before a fall. Parallax would be more of a movie #3, Sinestro bad for movie #2.
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:24 PM   #1503
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This had been posted earlier and I think the validity of it was being questioned.
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:32 PM   #1504
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This had been posted earlier and I think the validity of it was being questioned.
It was eventually confirmed. You probably missed it during the flood of posts that are semi-ontopic.

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Old 05-31-2010, 08:54 PM   #1505
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No, it's not difficult to believe Geoff Johns would remove Legion from the script to replace with his own Parallax bug.
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:01 PM   #1506
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No, it's not difficult to believe Geoff Johns would remove Legion from the script to replace with his own Parallax bug.
In the first draft of the script, before Geoff Johns was even involved, Legion was basically Parallax with a different name - ancient, yellow, fear-based entity, formerly trapped in the Central Power Battery by the Guardians as they tried to conceal his existence. The redraft matching things up to make "Parallax with another name" just "Parallax" doesn't have to be evil Geoff Johns metastasizing his cancerous retcons over everything.
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:49 PM   #1507
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I really don't see a problem with this. Legion was never an iconic villain, just a fill in the blank threat with no personality. If they are going the bogeyman route for the heavy of the first movie, why NOT Parallax? The whole first movie is the origin/coming into your own super hero movie. They'll bring on a real villain like Sinestro with personality and charisma in the 2nd or 3rd movie.
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:56 PM   #1508
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I really don't see a problem with this. Legion was never an iconic villain, just a fill in the blank threat with no personality. If they are going the bogeyman route for the heavy of the first movie, why NOT Parallax? The whole first movie is the origin/coming into your own super hero movie. They'll bring on a real villain like Sinestro with personality and charisma in the 2nd or 3rd movie.
Agreed. Plus, when the kids go to their LCS, Barnes & Noble or Borders - it's Rebirth and everything after that's available for purchase. Makes good marketing sense.
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:13 PM   #1509
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I'm thinking that after watching this movie, I'll have to go to Hollywood and kill everyone who was involved in the production
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:39 PM   #1510
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I'm thinking that after watching this movie, I'll have to go to Hollywood and kill everyone who was involved in the production
OR...you could end up going to Hollywood to personally suck the dick of everyone involved because Green Lantern ends up being so awesome!
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:55 PM   #1511
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Agreed. Plus, when the kids go to their LCS, Barnes & Noble or Borders - it's Rebirth and everything after that's available for purchase. Makes good marketing sense.
Exactly. Legion means nothing to the GL mythos anymore. Hell, it did didn't even when Emerald Dawn WAS canon. Parallax is a bogeyman they can use and discard with one movie that resonates with GL fans. New readers will see references to it on the bookshelves. And who cares if they don't follow Parallax from the comics? They're not going to do ET; they'll just use it as a visual and make it fit the movie.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:00 PM   #1512
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I'm reminded why I stay out of GL related conversations... I fear I'm going to hate this movie for no other reason than the use of Parallax, but at the same time, I know I'm going to love it as it is a film, and I am greatly accepting of adaptations... all that said, I think it would be best for me to get out of this thread before I lose my head.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:13 PM   #1513
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No, it's not difficult to believe Geoff Johns would remove Legion from the script to replace with his own Parallax bug.
Apparently GJ is GL's saviour, everything before is total trash, take that kyle fans.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:15 PM   #1514
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I really don't see a problem with this. Legion was never an iconic villain, just a fill in the blank threat with no personality. If they are going the bogeyman route for the heavy of the first movie, why NOT Parallax? The whole first movie is the origin/coming into your own super hero movie. They'll bring on a real villain like Sinestro with personality and charisma in the 2nd or 3rd movie.
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Exactly. Legion means nothing to the GL mythos anymore. Hell, it did didn't even when Emerald Dawn WAS canon. Parallax is a bogeyman they can use and discard with one movie that resonates with GL fans. New readers will see references to it on the bookshelves. And who cares if they don't follow Parallax from the comics? They're not going to do ET; they'll just use it as a visual and make it fit the movie.
No, damnit, stop making sense! You're getting in the way of our doom and gloom!
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:20 AM   #1515
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Really though, every super hero movie uses some kind of amalgam or condensation of ideas. How many Spiderman stories were borrowed from for their movies? Put aside the shitty third one, the first two were really good, and they borrowed from a lot of arcs over the years.

Parallax in the comics was a pretty cool looking villain. Enough so that it could translate well onto film. There's nothing to say it HAS to be tied to a story about Hal's downfall or any of that dumbshit Spectre era. It can basically perform the same role that Legion did (causing Sur's death and being the threat Jordan has to overcome to come into his own as a hero). Which one looks better, the fear entity Parallax, or a big clunking yellow robot?

I always thought Legion was lame as hell when Gerard Jones did his retcon. I always find it odd that people forgive Gerard's retcons, but not Geoff's (other than that Gerard had only a few and Geoff has a mountain of them). I think Atrocitus works better than Legion ever did.
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:20 AM   #1516
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It was eventually confirmed. You probably missed it during the flood of posts that are semi-ontopic.
I reckon so. LOL Hopefully, they will do a good job with the transition from Legion to Parallax, which probably also opens the door for more use of Parallax down the road, regardless of how they decide to take it.
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:27 AM   #1517
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Really though, every super hero movie uses some kind of amalgam or condensation of ideas. How many Spiderman stories were borrowed from for their movies? Put aside the shitty third one, the first two were really good, and they borrowed from a lot of arcs over the years.
Maybe an amalgam of ideas but not characters. It can only work here because neither Legion or Parallax have personalities and are just aliens.
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Old 06-01-2010, 05:33 AM   #1518
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Parallax in the new synopsis smells like some Retcon Johns work to me. Not thrilled but not upset so it ain't a big deal to me.
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:16 PM   #1519
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it could work though have legion be what kills abin, then have hal and sinestro hunt him down and then he gives up parallax and at the end of the movie do something with it to draw everyone back for part 2
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:30 PM   #1520
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I mentioned Parallax some weeks ago and no one seemed to believe me. Maybe my source has some credible info after all.
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:05 PM   #1521
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So.... Paragion?

Legiarallax?

I'd be fine with a cohesive mesh.
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:09 PM   #1522
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ex-lax?
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:09 PM   #1523
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Or Snorlax......
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:11 PM   #1524
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Legiarallax sounds like a laxative they sell on Oa
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Or Snorlax......


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