So you're taking a lovely lady to see "Green Lantern," eh? That's the movie about Hal Jordan, a dashing test pilot with a few daddy issues who becomes a superhero when he's chosen by a piece of sentient alien jewelry to join an exclusive legion of alien ass-kickers.
Well, you don't need a magical ring to make your date one for the (comic) books. Just follow Hal's lead and you're on your way to an experience of super-heroic proportions -- which means we have to get off the ground right from the get-go...
Get High Together
Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) is a test pilot. He flies around in awesome experimental jets and, well, tests them -- their speed, their stamina, their weaponry, their awesomeness. It's a dangerous and risky job, and it gets him a lot of chicks. You see where we're going with this? Yeah, you and your date need to get high together… literally.
We're not suggesting you become a test pilot before you go on your date -- as Sinestro would say, "That's madness." But you can learn how to fly a plane -- together. Find out where you can take some flying lessons and take your own awesome flying machine for a spin. Your plane may not be as high-tech or as, well, "cool" as the kind that Hal Jordan pilots, but it's a start, right?
And don't let the fact that there's a scene in "Green Lantern" where Hal Jordan crashes a test plane because he freaks out about his father dying in a test plane explosion worry you. Just don't think about that kind of stuff when you're flying around and you'll experience nothing but blue (green?) skies.
Look to the Future
There's a scene in "Green Lantern" where Hal Jordan takes his ex-ladylove, Carol Ferris (Blake Lively), out to the bar where they first got together in a charming attempt to rekindle their romance. She's not quite having it,though. He has to keep pestering her to get her to dance with him and, when she finally relents, she ruins the would-be sexy mood by trying to get him to open up about that whole thing with crashing the test plane. Hal then freaks out (again), runs out of the bar and is jumped by a bunch of angry dudes and…
Sorry, we're getting ahead of ourselves (and getting potentially spoiler-ific). But the point is that you and your date can't one day go back to the place where you had your first date if you don't actually go to wherever that place might be on your first date, right? So decide what that place is going to be and go to it! It doesn't have to be a bar, but if it happens to be a place where there's dancing, well, that sounds like it has the potential for making some memories, doesn't it?
In Darkest Day, In Blackest Night
You don't know about the Green Lantern Corps? You will now, as it's showtime! Listen as a strange-looking alien (or something) with the voice of Geoffrey Rush tells us about the Green Ring and its many powers. Watch as Hal Jordan uses this ring to make any kind of greeny object he desires, from giant machine guns to body shields to catapults to… well, let's just say Hal's imagination is usually more than a little influenced by "Looney Tunes."
Cheer as Hal Jordan actually ends up solving most of his problems by punching them, especially during his final battle with the mighty Parallax (that's the thing in the trailers that looks like a dark slimy fog bank with an angry demon face). Giggle as Blake Lively makes a meta-commentary on pointless superhero half-disguises like Hal's mask: "I've seen you naked! You think I won't recognize you because I can't see your cheekbones?" Ha ha, yes…
Pow! One Final Flourish
We mentioned that Hal Jordan, as a Green Lantern, has the ability to conjure whatever object he wants via his Ring. He doesn't always go for weapons and gadgets, though -- sometimes he actually takes a more romantic approach to his super powers. For example, there's a scene where he and Carol are having a heart-to-heart and he conjures her a green necklace. Aww!
Ladies love that kind of stuff. So don't hesitate to close the evening by presenting your date with some sort of gift, whether it be a shiny trinket or stuffed animal or a rare issue of "Green Lantern" (hey, why not?) or anything else you deem appropriate to the occasion. It doesn't necessarily have to be green, though it couldn't hurt.
And there you have it. Follow these simple guidelines and you should segue into early morning by moseying into more intimate quarters.
And you didn't even need a ring.