Ryan Reynolds getting drunk and watching one of his worst films for the first time was an absolute delight
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Ryan Reynolds just did something he has apparently never done before: he watched Green Lantern – a superhero film in which he played the starring role.

The film, which received a mere 26 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, was released in 2011. In honor of St Patrick’s day, Reynolds took the opportunity to plug his gin company while live-tweeting the flop of a film.

“...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,” Reynold’s tweeted.

Unfortunately, fans couldn’t easily watch along with the enormously successful actor and businessman, as he noted, “"it's apparently the only f***ing movie in existence that's not streaming anywhere so you're SOL if you want to watch along."

That didn’t seem to matter, as the Deadpool star’s viral tweets were enough to amuse everyone: "I only ever read my parts of the script so this is genuinely exciting for me to watch" he wrote, and, "Oh boy. 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 a shout out to his co-star, now wife, Blake Lively. “Love Stanley Tucci,” he later added.

Fans seemed to be delighted with the strange throwback to the movie: “Not all heroes wear capes.... some drink and make questionable choices,” one person commented on the Twitter thread. “This thread is epically hilarious!” another person wrote.

In the end, it seems like Reynolds realised the film wasn’t that bad: "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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