For my first Funko Pop Review, I'm taking a closer look at my very first Funko Pop - Hal Jordan from the movie "Green Lantern".
I enjoyed the movie, but that is because I'm a Green Lantern fanatic. Absolutely my favorite super hero and comic. I was slightly disappointed that it wasn't executed better, but I still enjoyed it overall.
To tell an origin story that lead into the Sinestro Corps War, they had to combine the actual origin story with the Rebirth storyline (which was actually years after Hal Jordan arrived, then turned evil because he was infected by Parallax, then died, then came back at the new host of The Spectre, then came back as a Green Lantern again). And frankly, I don't know how they could have done it much better. It was a tall order. The only way to avoid that would be to skip telling an origin story altogether, which they maybe should have done.
Of course, there were other flaws, like the suits and the rushed nature of some scenes and prolonged nature of others, but this isn't a movie review, it's a Pop review, so let's get to it.
Much like the movie, I am also slightly disappointed in the Hal Jordan Funko Pop, but overall, I'm happy with it.
As you can see, the costume is made of two shades of Green and featured several lines cut into pretty much every inch of it. This is to mimic the ugly CGI animated "energy suit" of the GL's in the movie. Unfortunately, since this one isn't glowing or pulsing, it makes it look like weird muscle tendons or maybe a giant green corduroy suit.
The ring and the chest emblem are on point, however.
Compared to the regular Green Lantern Funko Pop (which I will review in the near future), the costume is pretty different. Aside from the suit, the gloves and boots are also different. And the chest emblem is a little more classic looking. I prefer the emblem on this Pop, but it's about the only thing I prefer between the two.
Another difference between the two is that the hair on this Pop is slightly darker, presumably to more closely match the hair color of Ryan Reynolds (who was fine as Hal Jordan, but much better suited for Deadpool).
The paint job on my particular Pop is nearly perfect and it is a pretty good representation of the character. This is one of a two Pop set from the movie, the second being Sinestro. There is also a Metallic variant of this Pop out there from San Deido Comic Con (currently valued at $160.00).
Pros: Accurate to the movie. Different from the original Green Lantern Pop. Stellar chest emblem. Ryan Reynolds is a funny, good-lookin' dude (not that I have a man-crush on him or anything...).
Cons: Kinda looks like an moldy corduroy suit. Will never get the love it deserves because people hated the movie. Ryan Reynolds is a much better Deadpool.
Current Value (Mint-in-Box): $25.00 (According to the Pop Price Guide)