Ryan Reynolds has a confession: He’s never seen “Green Lantern.”
That is until Wednesday, when the “Deadpool” star announced on Twitter he’d be viewing the superhero flop for the first time, after starring in it almost 10 years ago alongside his now-wife Blake Lively.
“I only ever read my parts of the script so this is genuinely exciting for me to watch,” he tweeted, while swearing that the reason he was drinking gin during the viewing was to honor a Grammy-winning friend, “not to numb any pain I might be in.”
According to the actor, he decided to relive his “Green Lantern” days ahead of another superhero movie: Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated cut of “Justice League,” which debuted on HBO Max Thursday.
“Excited to see the Snyder Cut,” Reynolds, 44, wrote. “But ahead of its debut – and with the aid of a good amount of #AviationGin – tonight at 6pm EST I’ll do something I’ve never done: actually watch Green Lantern.”
Despite a star-studded cast that included Lively, Angela Bassett and Geoffrey Rush, the film garnered less-than-stellar reviews, earning only a 26% fresh rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
Those looking to watch the 2011 flick today need to do a little digging, Reynolds said.
“It’s apparently the only (expletive) movie in existence that’s not streaming anywhere so you’re SOL if you want to watch along,” he tweeted. “But I’m going deep.”
What followed for Reynolds was a trip down memory lane, complete with superhero onesies and alien CGI.
“This protagonist seems reckless but likable,” Reynolds quipped, near the beginning of his Twitter thread. At one point, he joked, “Hey @BlakeLively is in this movie!!” Reynolds and Lively, 33, met while filming “Green Lantern” and have been married since 2012. They share three children.
He also appreciated his character’s emotional – though, perhaps, not too original – backstory
“Oh boy,” he wrote. “Tragic childhood flashback sequence killing a beloved parent. Designed to instill a level of depth and hard fought empathy for our hero. Disney perfected this move.”
He also gave some cheeky insight into what it was like behind-the-scenes.
“Do you have any idea how weird it is to act while being attacked by invisible space energy?” he asked.
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But after finishing the movie, Reynolds said he enjoyed it — especially with some alcohol in his system.
“Maybe it’s the Aviation Gin talking, but #GreenLantern was nothing to fear!” he wrote. “Hundreds of incredible crew and cast members did amazing work — and while it’s not perfect, it ain’t a tragedy. Next time I won’t wait a decade to watch.”
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