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R.I.P.D.

Published January 29, 2014

R.I.P.D.

Film info

  • Title R.I.P.D.
  • Director Robert Schwentke
  • Year 2013
  • Run time 1hr 36m
  • Genres Fantasy, Action, Comedy, Crime
  • Tagline Defending our world one soul at a time

Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the supernatural action-adventure R.I.P.D. as two undead cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest in Peace Department to protect our world from an increasingly destructive array of creatures who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.

Live blog

TimeComment
1:27Already this seems just like Men in Black.
6:46“This stops bullets, your’s stops you from getting dates.”
8:06Argh, I hate it when you know it’s going to happen and you’re just waiting for it. All Final Destination-esque.
9:36That was some pretty poor CGI, but I guess you can’t really break Ryan’s neck.
10:36And yet the freeze-frame is so cool.
15:19That’s why there’s bad mobile reception?
18:07They travel around through toilets?
18:29That explains that camera/vcr shop down the street. I’m so peering through the window next time I go past.
23:54“You ain’t my partner, rook.”

[…]

Conclusions

Ah, I was looking forward to this. I knew it wasn’t going to be epic, you could tell from the concept and the trailer, but it looked like it might hold its own and hey, Ryan Reynolds!

But no, it was unwatchable. We gave it a chance through some really dodgy CGI, through the setup which was just a badly done Men in Black, and then through some unintelligible conversation about curry.

In the end, we opted to invoke the twenty minute rule, and switched off.

Rating: Unrated

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