Ryan Reynolds really needs to just stop making comic book movies.
Seriously, every time the Van Wilder star appears in a movie about a comic book, it’s a major flop. He’s almost ready to make the list alongside Brian Thompson (Mortal Kombat: Annihilation), Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables), and Sharon Stone (Catwoman) who can’t seem to star in a good movie anyone remembers. They may be brilliant actors/actresses, but when it comes to movie selections, they never seem to get it right.
We first saw Ryan Reynolds in a comic book movie when he starred alongside Wesley Snipes and Jessica Biel in Blade Trinity. He was more comic relief that didn’t really work than any actual help to the team, not that “walking iPod ad” Jessica Biel was any better. The whole movie aside from the final showdowns felt like little more than Wesley Snipes walking around and telling everybody how uncool they are compared to him. Aside from a few action scenes, Ryan Reynolds just whined and made d*** jokes, and got beaten up over and over. By the end, professional comedian Patton Oswalt (who only had a minor role) was funnier than Ryan Reynolds without even trying.
The next comic book movie Ryan Reynolds shouldn’t have been in, as he was really a waste of talent, was X-Men Origins: Wolverine. His character was supposed to be Deadpool, but by the end of the film all we saw was a mute Baraka from Mortal Kombat with laser eyes and teleportation abilities. The film destroyed his character so much from start to finish that they might as well have just made up a mutant name for him, because it wasn’t Deadpool.
Then we had The Green Lantern, which was Ryan Reynolds’ first entry in the DC Comics universe, and he only ended up starring in one of the worst movies of all time under the label, just under Batman & Robin. The CG was so fake and the plot so nonexistent that we almost forgave the concept of the yellow ring because by that time, most moviegoers who liked the franchise had probably walked out and demanded their money back.
Now Ryan Reynolds is costarring with Jeff Bridges in R.I.P.D., and it’s looking to become the year’s biggest flop for Universal Studios, as previously reported by The Inquisitr.
After all of this, I think it’s about time Ryan Reynolds just admitted he can’t land a decent comic book movie to save his life. It’s time for Ryan Reynolds to go back to the irreverent comedies that made him famous. He’s good in those.
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