September 29, 2011

While explaining why GREEN LANTERN is lame...

30 comments:

  1. That was pretty much the same thing I said when I first heard the character's name. Dude definitely has a point.

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  2. It makes more sense for them to not have seen Parallax coming ...

    Of course in my fanfic, they're all fighting against Invisiblar, who cannot be seen, and is powered by Plotdevisio.

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  3. I say this ALL the time! I even worked it into my stand-up routine! If you don't want your kid to be evil, don't name him Sinestro. It's just that simple.

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  4. FINALLY SOMEONE ELSE SAYS IT

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  5. PLEASE. If we're going to use that logic, then Empire State should've never allowed an applicant named Victor Von Doom.

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  6. Well, Von Doom roughly translates to "From Doom," and perhaps there is a city, village, or hamlet named Doom in Latveria?

    Not necessarily evil. Just saying.

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  7. Yet again, the ancient Roman prejudice against the left-handed is perpetuated.

    Sinister = Left-Handed
    Dexter = Right-Handed

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  8. Plus, if you saw that Green Lantern movie, Sinestro ISN'T a bad-guy, not yet. What a waste. DC had the perfect opportunity to introduce Sinestro as a sympathetic villain who was trying to save Earth from Galactis... oops, I mean giant black gas cloud... But no, Sinestro DOESN'T put on the yellow ring, so GL still doesn't have his traditional enemy. What a waste.

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  9. @Anonymous, 3:12 - And I suspect he never will, given the LONG odds against a sequel.

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  10. Uh Diane...wasn't a sequel already confirmed?

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  11. @3:12 Anon: He puts the yellow ring on in a post-credit scene. It doesn't make any sense given the way he was characterized in the rest of the movie, but hey, that's the Green Lantern movie for ya!

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  12. Diane, the Green Lantern movie is in the black, and it won't come out on home video for a few more weeks. It's going to make many millions of dollars.

    All big budget movies do. Those that suck just take a little longer.

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  13. "Sinestro DOESN'T put on the yellow ring"

    Actually, he does. SOMEBODY left as soon as the credits started and it wasn't me!

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  14. If I ever have a child, his or her name will be Villaino Refrigerator Rapeguts.

    OH HOW SOCIETY SHALL TREMBLE

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  15. And really, Jesus never should have trusted that Judas character because of, you know, a name like Judas and all...

    But what about that new hero in the JLA: "Turncoat Doubleagent." I've got a bad feeling about that guy.

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  16. Well Judas was just a name before THE Judas. Sinestro is almost sinister.

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  17. There's... there's going to be a sequel? <watches in horror as the space-time continuum collapses around her>

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  18. Surely we can all trust a hero named Turncoat Doubleagent. Nothing suspicious about that at all.

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  19. I used to say the same thing about Challenge of GoBots. I mean, Cy-Kill used to be a Guardian and they never suspected him of anything? Really? Have they never looked at his evil robotic face?

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  20. If Super Hot Demon Girl Who Dresses Slutty And Turns Out To Be A Bad Guy's sidekick, Backstabs O'Judas, betrays her - do they wind up on the same side again when she turns out to be a bad guy?

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  21. I think I saw somebody on the io9 comments griping that someone mentioned Sinestro becoming a bad guy without a spoiler warning.

    The immediate response was, "Dude. His name is SINESTRO."

    (I'm partial to Mega Man X4's "So Double was a double agent all along?")

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  22. Still better than mr sinister

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  23. @M. Garrett Steele

    To answer your question: yes and no.
    Hope that clears it up for you.
    Also, it depends if it's an imaginary tale or not (as opposed to the "real" imaginary tales in most comics).

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  24. @Anon yesterday at 7:15: To make things worse, there are several good Judases mentioned in the Bible, including at least one who lived at the same time as Judas Iscariot.

    It's like if a guy named Jack betrayed Jesus. There are plenty of decent guys named Jack, but NO, everyone immediately thinks of THAT Jack whenever the name is mentioned.

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  25. @MadTinkerer
    Agreed, which is why it pisses me off that my son, Judas Grayson, is unfairly teased at the Catholic school he attends. Although, granted, he doesn't get picked on nearly as much as his brother, Hitler Grayson.

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  26. Maybe on Kourgar, Sinestro means fluffy kitten or rainbow.

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  27. To be fair, his name is Thaal Sinestro, so he wasn't actually named Sinestro, he just got that name at birth. Still, something about that name should have tipped SOMEONE off.

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  28. @Cat Jones:
    I guess the rest of the village or city Sinestro's family was from assumed "Well, that family has made it this far without spawning Space Hitler, so we probably don't have to worry about it."
    And yes, they knew who Hitler was, and since they live on another planet they name everything the same as us, just with "space" in front.

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