I didn’t really say anything about Hector Hammond. Frankly, I feel he was totally wasted. The film’s attempt to make him some sort of avatar…nothing less than the Silver Surfer to Parallax’s big-ugly-planet-sized-cloud-that-we’ll-call-Galactus…really doesn’t work. Hector could have been a villain for the entire movie; as it is, we have this whole Daddy didn’t love me subplot that doesn’t work.
This is a weakness. Hector Hammond is a good villain in the comic books, but his immobility is a hindrance in the more action-packed medium of movies, so we’re never treated to is fully immobile form.
I completely forgot to mention something that really bugged me about the film: Hal’s baffling entrance as Green Lantern. He suddenly bursts through the wall while Hector is attacking security guards. WHY? Near as I can figure, his ring simply detected the trouble and told him to go there. Now, that’s a new ability for the power ring. Actually, two new abilities: the power ring can detect trouble, and it can cover vast holes in the plot!
So, Hal’s will-sense was tingling, and he bursts through the wall… wait, why would he bust open a wall? Without knowing what he’s smashing into, he could hurt someone or make the trouble worse. It’s a bizarre scene.