Monday, July 22 2013, 06:50 PM MDT
Movie Review: R.I.P.D.
1.5 out of 5 Stars
Director: Robert Schwentke
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon
Genre: Action, Comedy
Recommended To: Those looking for a bad Men in Black rip off that replaces the alien element with supernatural themes.
Synopsis: When Nick (Ryan Reynolds), a police officer, is killed in the line of duty he is forced to join a supernatural police force tasked to with tracking down demons hidden amongst the living.
Review: R.I.P.D. is a terrible film that takes the general premise of Men In Black as it teams a young cop, Ryan Reynolds, with grumpy aged veteran, Jeff Bridges, and pits them against an army of supernatural bad guys and a corrupt cop. Our heroes butt heads for the majority of the story only to rise as best buddies once the final conflict rears its head. The dialogue is incredibly stupid, Bridges’ performance is cringe inducing, Reynolds’ charm falls flat, the special effects are rubbery and cartoonish and the story is a series of clichés that could only be forgiven if the rest of the film was actually watchable. You’d be better watching something else. Anything else.
-Ryan Michael Painter