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There are consequences in the 'Green Lantern' universe
Director Martin Campbell's resume is filled with popular and respected films such as "Casino Royale," "GoldenEye," "Vertical Limit" and "The Mask of Zorro," but he's not the first filmmaker you would expect make a super hero movie. Campbell says the space opera nature of the story appealed to him, but he also brings a different take to the action in the film. Many directors say they want to keep it "as real as possible," but Campbell seems to mean it.
Campbell notes, "I always look at these super hero films and I see people hurled forward at 100 miles an hour and they get up, shake their head and charge back at 100 miles an hour [again]. No one seems to get really injured or hurt. And I don't find any threat in that. No tension in that whatsoever. If you can be powered into a hole 100 miles away and get [right] up, where's the action in that? So, I'm trying to keep the action as real as I can. Clearly Hal, in becoming a Green Lantern, he suffers. He gets thrown about, he has a tough time of it in the training and everything else. So, it's really keep your feet to the ground in these sorts of things."
That doesn't mean there will be lots of blood and broken bones in the expected PG-13 "Green Lantern," but everyone might be sore for awhile after the third act's climactic battle.