‘Green Lantern’ opens in theaters today — can’t wait to see it — and Ryan Reynolds has been busy making the talk show rounds and greeting the troops. Yesterday he posed with marines at the Bob Hope Theater, Marine Corps. Air Station in Miramar, California, where an advance screening took place.
I bet there was plenty of talk about who the real heroes are, but they all looked like they had a blast. In celebration of Father’s Day, other advance screenings for troops and their families were scheduled across the country. Very cool.
‘Green Lantern‘ is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action. It’s playing in 2D and 3D, and stars Reynolds as the iconic Hal Jordan/Green Lantern. Things get really crazy when he becomes a member of the Green Lantern Corps., a brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, with each Lantern wearing a mystical ring that grants him superpowers.
With the encouragement of childhood sweetheart and fellow test pilot Carol Ferris (Blake Lively – because every test pilot looks like Blake Lively, right?), Hal may become the greatest Green Lantern of all, helping to restore order to the universe after the evil Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power.
Directed by Martin Campbell (‘Casino Royale’), the all-star cast includes Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Jon Tenney, Geoffrey Rush, Tim Robbins, and Michael Clarke Duncan.