Posted on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
Perhaps there’s a minor demographic out there that was desperate to see Jeff Bridges parody his True Grit role in a Men in Black knockoff. That would be one easy way to explain R.I.P.D., in which Bridges plays a dead lawman who, with the help of another dead lawman (Ryan Reynolds) fights evil from the afterlife.
The film, directed by Robert Schwentke (Red), is based on a comic book series, and the vibe of this trailer definitely seems more reminiscent of the Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones films, with some Ghostbusters thrown in for good measure. Oh, and Bridges’ character is seen by humans as a hot woman, just to shoehorn one extra bit of weirdness into the story. Check out the trailer below.
Watching this, there’s basically the sense that the two cops fight some weird baddies that lead towards something that could destroy the living population of the world. It’s a reasonable introduction to the film’s story, but it’s difficult to guess whether the film will be any good.
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R.I.P.D. also features Kevin Bacon, Mary Louise Parker, and Robert Nepper.It opens on July 19.