R.I.P.D. Brings together Kevin Bacon, Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges in a sort of Ghostbusters/Men In Black concoction!
After seeing the trailer some time back and knowing that this movie was based on Darkhorse comics, I was so looking forward to seeing R.I.P.D. and that it stars Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds.
So the story goes that Nick (Reynolds) is killed during a bust and is then taken on by the Rest In Peace Department for a 100 hundred year tour capturing bad souls with his new partner Roy (Bridges).
Although the idea is intriguing, you do get a heavy feeling of Men In Black and Ghostbusters mixed together but sadly all this doesn’t pull together to produce a movie that is as funny as those movies and it plods along with a slightly random script.
One of my problems is Kevin Bacon, don’t get me wrong, I do like him, it’s just since he’s been doing those annoying EE adverts before the movies, I can’t watch him in a movie.
Throughout the film, I was expecting him to jump in and mention 4GEE and start a massive conga line with the bad souls through Boston!
There also seems to be something lacking throughout the R.I.P.D., the story just didn’t seem to have that flow that was keeping my attention to the movie, adding the 3D gimmick was a nice touch in some scenes but was it really needed.
Jeff Bridges did have a great character though and it was mainly his scenes that did grab my attention.
Sadly R.I.P.D. just doesn’t live up to the expectations that you may be looking for, it’s not really that funny, the script seems to be going in so many directions that you wonder if it needs a navigator with a street map!
But then it does have Ryan Reynolds in it for a little bit of eye-candy for us girls and it has short sequences of eye-candy for you guys with Bridges alternative image!
Director: Robert Schwentke
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak
12A cert, 96 min