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Posted at 8:30 AM ET, 11/17/2010

TRAILERS OF THE DAY: 'Green Lantern' vs. 'Cars 2' -- who does it better?

By Michael Cavna

Both films center on sometimes-reckless hotshots traveling at incredible rates of speed. Both films pit their star's superpowered talents against a world of challengers. And mostly, both "Green Lantern" and "Cars 2" have sparked guarded high-octane optimism as they hurtle to their June 2011 release dates.

Now that both trailers are out this week, fans can truly begin to decide which film they anticipate more eagerly.

"Green Lantern," of course, features superhero-for-every-movie-season Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, not only bearing the mighty ring but also wearing the form-fitting emerald costume that drew much skepticism when it was previewed on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.

"Cars 2," by contrast, features that romcom-actor-for-every-season (when not working with Wes Anderson), Owen Wilson, returning to voice Lightning McQueen from the 2006 original -- one of the few Pixar films that doesn't seem all but universally beloved.

"Green Lantern" also features Carol Ferris (Blake Lively) while "Cars 2" returns Sally Carrera (Bonnie Hunt). "Green Lantern" also flaunts such veterans as Peter Sarsgaard and Mark Strong, while "Cars 2" gains the ever-suave Michael Caine (as Finn McMissile) for that certain Bond flair.

As short as they are, these two trailers still manage to allay many of our initial concerns about both high-powered projects. So as they prepare to go head-to-head next June, the question is: Which trailer makes you more eager to see its movie?

By Michael Cavna  | November 17, 2010; 8:30 AM ET
Categories:  Superheroes, The Animation, The Holly Word  | Tags:  Cars 2, DC Entertainment, Disney/Pixar, Green Lantern  
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Cars made a very poignant comment on our disposable society. Cars 2 looks entirely pointless.

Posted by: yellojkt | November 17, 2010 11:58 PM | Report abuse

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