R.I.P.D (2013)

posterDirector: Robert Schwentke

Writer: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi (Screenplay) David Dobkin, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi (Story) Peter M. Lenkov (Comic)

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak


Story: Nick (Reynolds) a married cop has just taken part in his first piece of corrupt cop by taken some gold along with his partner Hayes (Bacon), but when Nick starts getting second thoughts about what he has done things take an unexpected twist. When on a raid Hayes kills Nick sending him to the RIPD (Rest in Peace Department). Nick now has to work to protect Earth from Deados alongside on old western gunslinger Roy (Bridges). Now the unlikely partnership of reluctant heroes have come across something which can change the world forever, can they stop it happening before it is too late?




Action: Full of action with most using a lot of CGI but one very good scene with a tumbling car park (7/10)

Comedy: Starts good comedy but turns serious more good to lighten the mood of the film (7/10)

Special Effects: A lot of CGI effects to create different Deados showing how they died in the first place (7/10)

Suggestion: A bit of an alternative for Men in Black with a more horror based different world we are not meant to know about. It is good for a few laughs some steady action and well worth a watch, I would suggest to people who like simpler stories that don’t challenge the audience. (7/10)


Star Performance Jeff Bridges – has all the best lines

Favourite Character Roy – again saving the film from just being another wronged cop film


Best Part: Car chase with tumbling car park

Worst Part: could have either been funnier or scarier doesn’t choose which one it wants to be.

Trivia: This is Ryan Reynolds fourth comic film, Blade Trinity, Green Lantern and X-Men Origins Wolverine being his other all of which didn’t get the best reviews.


Similar Too: Men in Black, Constantine


Overall: Fairly enjoyable tries to throw a few twists and turns but all very predictable, judging that it came from a comic it could have been a lot darker but as I haven’t read the comic it might be how it was written first. It also tries to much to copy Men in Black with the new partnership of a younger guy who is more action rather than patience. In the end it is something to sit down relax and enjoy but it is unlikely you will go out and tell people to watch it.

Rating 72%

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