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The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. – Vladimir Lenin

Hal Jordan is having a very tough day…

Posted by iusbvision on June 28, 2011

The greatest thing about science fiction is that it allows us to explore humanity in ways that rarely come along in day to day life.

What does a good man do when put in the most impossible of situations? How does he react? How does it impact him in the face of a man’s strengths and frailties? These are the questions that good science fiction seeks to find the answers to.

Gene Roddenberry said that science fiction is the last playground of the philosophers. Truer words could not be spoken. Green Lantern is a good movie because it is a story of the greatest battle every man must face in some way, the internal battle to determine who and what he will chose to be.

So here we have Hal Jordan, a pilot who suffers from great character strengths and flaws [Note: if you do not think that strength of character can cause one to suffer than you have never tried to do the right thing in the face of a group of people determined to do wrong – Editor].

In the following scenes Hal Jordan’s day starts off bad and by evening his life is turned up side down as he is thrust into an impossible situation.

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