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Ryan Reynolds Watched 'Green Lantern' for the First Time and Live-Tweeted It

By Dustin Rowles | Film | March 18, 2021 |

By Dustin Rowles | Film | March 18, 2021 |


It has unbelievably been a full decade since Green Lantern nearly tanked Ryan Reynolds’ career before he pulled it out of a tailspin with Deadpool and then went on to be one of the biggest stars on the planet. Believe it or not, the Internet used to write pieces about how Ryan Reynolds would never happen. The man was temporarily shoved off into the trash heap with Sam Worthington and Alex Pettyfer.

Look at Reynolds now! He’s not only an A-list Marvel star, but he sold his Aviation gin for over $600 million last year, and he’s also part owner of the wireless carrier Mint Mobile, and full-time nemesis to Hugh Jackman. A decade later, and Green Lantern is a self-deprecating punchline in Reynolds’ career. Last night, he decided to watch it for the first time, on St. Patrick’s Day, which is fitting considering the fact that I described the film in my 2011 review as “radioactive swamp ass,” “something between Fantastic Four and the sticky floor of a strip club the morning after St. Patrick’s Day.” I also called it a “pus-filled bedsore of a film,” although Reynolds’s assessment of his own movie a decade later was far more charitable.

Respectfully disagree. It was definitely the gin talking. Speaking of which, the live tweet doubled as a promotion for his gin company, but there were a few amusing remarks.

It’s a terrible movie, but it was where Reynolds met his wife and the mother of his children.

We can all agree about this:

Sarsgaard really was legitimacy creepy, although he looks more like Dooneese, that recurring Kristen Wiig SNL character.

Was this supposed to be Mark Strong?

I mean, honestly, it can’t get any worse.

And there you go! The highlights of Ryan Reynolds tweeting about a terrible film he made a decade ago. Go enjoy some Aviation and remember that what doesn’t kill you can only make you (or your career) stronger!

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