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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The First Trailer for R.I.P.D. Makes it Look like MEN IN BLACK with Dead People

Well, I don't...quite know what to make of this. On the one hand, this trailer for the action comedy R.I.P.D. looks like Men in Black if agents J and K were both dead. On the other? It's Ryan Reynolds, who, if I may say, should be trying to attach himself to projects similar to his underrated performance in the 2010 drama, Buried, and not...this kind of thing.

And, let's not forget, Oscar winner Jeff Bridges is playing the J to his K. It seems he hasn't been living up to his full potential lately either. Robert Schwentke (Red) directed the film, and screenwriter Phil Hay (Clash of the Titans) adapted the film from Peter M. Lenkov's graphic novel.

So, needless to say, while the effects and chemistry between the two stars look all fine and dandy, the rest just seems a bit bland for my tastes. Here's a little about the movie (from Collider):

Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the 3D supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.

Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Bridges) has spent his career with the legendary police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking monstrous spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people. His mission? To arrest and bring to justice a special brand of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth.

Once the wise-cracking Roy is assigned former rising-star detective Nick Walker (Reynolds) as his junior officer, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork. When they uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, two of R.I.P.D.’s finest must miraculously restore the cosmic balance…or watch the tunnel to the afterlife begin sending angry souls the very wrong way.

Oh, it looks like it has funny moments too. So there's that. R.I.P.D. releases in theaters July 19th.


Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Wow! Trailer for RIPD looks cool but like a MEN IN BLACK movie from a parallel universe!! or MEN IN BLACK RIPD OFF!

Daniel said...

MIB ripoff in the worst way, they even use some of tag line from the original movie. Still could be mindless fun if nothing better is showing.

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