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Why Green Lantern: Beware My Power Has The DC Fanbase Divided

There's certainly no shortage of content for fans of the DC Comics universe to enjoy. In addition to several live-action movies a year, there are also plenty of animated features to enjoy as well. That means while fans wait for "Black Adam" to come out, they can partake in the latest animated flick to take place within the DC Universe — "Green Lantern: Beware My Power." The movie is noteworthy for being the first instance with John Stewart in a film lead role as opposed to Hal Jordan.

But Green Lantern isn't the only superhero you'll find in this story. As the trailer indicates, he'll be joined by several members of the Justice League, including Green Arrow, Hawkgirl, and Vixen, to name a few. While the project releases for all to see on July 26, it appears some fans have already had the opportunity to check out the film, and based on reviews so far, it's received a decidedly mixed reception. 

Contains spoilers for "Green Lantern: Beware My Power."

Fans have good and bad things to say about Green Lantern: Beware My Power

Is "Green Lantern: Beware My Power" worth your time? Honestly, it seems like that's a matter of who you ask on Reddit.

Some people found themselves enjoying the superhero movie and thought it was a worthwhile introduction to John Stewart for this new DC animated continuity. Redditor u/lampeu wrote, "I'm quite satisfied with what they did here. They managed to cover 'Emerald Twilight,' 'Zero Hour,' the 'Rann-Thanagar War,' and (its namesake) 'Beware My Power.' I would say that it was done well and the action is really good." Of the same opinion was u/StoneKidman, who chimed in with, "I personally want to say I liked this animated movie probably more than the others since the reboot. I thought it was a good intro to John Stewart for this universe."

As for the negative reviews, they appear to come down to one thing primarily — pacing. The movie apparently tries to cram in a lot within its short runtime. As u/zombiecommand states, "There's definitely an issue with pacing, so much dead air and the sound design is notable by its absence." It's not just Redditors with that mindset, either. Caillou Pettis' reviewed the film for Nerdly, writing, "To tell you the truth, the first twenty minutes or so of the film are stellar, but it immediately takes a nosedive as Hawkgirl shows up. It's there that the movie starts to introduce some pointless sub-plots and starts to make the initially simplistic story into something far more complex than it needed to be."

"Green Lantern: Beware My Power" becomes available for all to see on July 26, so you can watch it then and make up your own mind as to how it stacks up against other animated DC movies.