Ryan Reynolds doesn’t mince words when it comes to “Green Lantern,” the 2011 superhero film he starred in that failed to meet expectations with critics and fans alike. During an appearance on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” host Andy Cohen asked Reynolds to rate “Green Lantern’s” quality on a scale of 1 to 10. Reynolds didn’t hold back.
“I would give it a scant, four, maybe,” said the actor. “Three or four. It didn’t work. A one, it’s a one.”
Reynolds has had plenty of opportunities to reflect on his stint as Green Lantern thanks to “Deadpool,” which sees the actor return to the superhero genre — albeit as a foul-mouthed mercenary maniac as opposed to an upstanding cosmically-powered do-gooder. He previously talked about how he didn’t have a chance to read “Green Lantern’s” script before signing on to that picture. “Deadpool,” on the other hand, has had a script prepped for years.
“DP” is also doing well with critics, scoring an 84% on Rotten Tomatoes and being Certified Fresh. By comparison, “Green Lantern” scored a 26% and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” where Reynolds previously played a version of Deadpool, earned a 38%.
Directed by Tim Miller and starring Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano and more, “Deadpool” is now in theaters.
(via Entertainment Weekly)