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R.I.P.D (2013)

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R.I.P.D (2013)


Ryan Reynolds
Jeff Bridges

Directed by Robert Schwentke

This movie takes too long to get started, and when it finally did it felt like something was missing.
R.I.P.D is supposed to be a comedy/horror flick, and it failed to get any part of the genre right.
R.I.P.D is an adaptation of a comic book series of the same name (Rest in Peace Department by Peter M. Lenkov) which was published by Dark Horse Entertainment.

The film stars Ryan Reynolds as Nick Walker (a Boston Police detective sergeant) and Jeff Bridges as Roy Pulsipher. It flaunts many ideas that have been used way back in the 80s and 90s; if you have been a fan of movies about supernatural beings then most definitely you have seen Men in Black (1997) (with the whole disguise of creatures and stuff), this movie flaunts ideas from both films, in ways that were too obvious to be over looked.

There is nothing fresh in this movie, all you see is a predictable plot and fine acting. Jeff Bridges portrayal of a United States Marshal from the Wild West and veteran R.I.P.D. officer was fun to see though and after that everything else in the movie was just out of sync.

The movie plot is about a Boston police detective Nick who was murdered by his partner. During his death spell he was recruited to join a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and in the process he tries to understand why his partner murdered him.

After the over one hour of trying to find a meaning to watching this film I have to conclude that this is not a movie to queue up to go see. R.I.P.D is missing some of the required ingredients for it to be a hit. It is also doing poorly at the box office so I smell a major loss for Universal Studios.
Ryan Reynolds has been having it tough, with Green Lantern (2011) being crap, and The Change Up was just a waste of time, and his only impressive works in the last 3 years is when he is not seen as his voice acting in The Croods and Turbo (both released in 2013), were well received, and the movies were worth watching.

Robert Schwentke was the man behind the camera in this movie, he also directed Flightplan (2005) and Red (2010), both of which were impressive. I think here he missed it by a mile.


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