Emerald Knights opens right to the point, when a Green Lantern is killed, sliced to pieces, by Shadow Demons.
And because of who sent the demons, the Guardians of OA dispatch a squadron of Lanterns to guard their sun, they evacuate the Book and the battery. But before the battery is sent away, all Lanterns are suggested to recharge.
And in the line to recharge, Hal Jordan recounts to a new recruit, the history of how the Lanterns came to be and a tale of the first four Lanterns. And the tale of that first battle is something to behold indeed!
The training of Kilowag, Abin Sur, Mogo, and other Lanterns.
But not to fear, the big, no, I mean planet-sized big enemy is faced by the corp and things go from there.
The main enemy and the fight against the bad guy in the present took up very little of the film while we spend most of the time looking at past stories of various characters from the Green Lantern corp. To be honest, hearing the stories or behind-the-scenes stories of the character origins or past stories is fascinating.
Unlike the other animated features I’ve recently seen, I like the art of the physical body are in this feature. It’s more life-like instead of the modern art look they use these days. I don’t mind the modern, artsy look in most animated features, but I tend to gravitate to the realistic looking body art.
The voice cast includes Nathan Fillion as Hal Jordan, Jason Isaacs as Sinestro, Elisabeth Moss as Arisia, Henry Rollins as Kilowog, Arnold Vosloo as Abin Sur, Kelly Hu as Laira and believe it or not, Roddy Piper as Bolphunga.
Nathan Fillion is a fan favorite for many, and makes a great captain of a small ship. But hearing his distinctive voice as Hal Jordon was mildly distracting. I was having a tough time sinking into the telling of the story. And Henry Rollins voicing Kilowog, well, was a nice fit.
Emerald Knights is a fun bit to pass time with.
It’s available free on Amazon Prime…