Friday, July 19, 2013

R.I.P.D.

Rated PG-13 / 1 hour 36 min / Action - Comedy - Crime

What is it about? 

When you die, time stops.  You get sucked up into a vortex that takes you to the afterlife.  If you have a certain set of skills then you may get recruited to the R.I.P.D.  Officers in the R.I.P.D. arrest dead souls who have refused to move on.  These dead souls rot, which causes other things to rot and die around them. They protect the world of the living from the dead.

You will like it if... 

You have undying loyalty to Ryan Reynolds.  This is a painfully average movie.  Think a semi-generic version of Men In Black.  There are some amusing moments in the film but they are few and far between.  The movie works best when it sticks to being a comedy, and Jeff Bridges makes the movie entertaining.  He basically reprises his role from True Grit for the most part.  The dialogue is just a bit more amusing.  Now I am going to rant a bit.  The executives do not want to make a Deadpool movie because it would be rated R.  Instead they made this movie which was not terrible, but it wasn't good either.  If they do end up making an R rated Deadpool movie, in the same vein as the opening scene of the terrible first Wolveriene movie, it will be vastly superior to this.  I'm referring to the scene in the elevator with Ryan Reynolds as the quick witted merc with the mouth.  They did their best to maul and ruin the character after that, and that's one of many reasons why the First Wolveriene movie was terrible.  The people who made that movie should be forced to watch it over and over again until they agree to sign a contract agreeing to never make another movie that bad again under penalty of death. 


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