Thursday, July 18, 2013

'R.I.P.D.' Review

If there had been no Men in Black III last year, I think people would be more interested in R.I.P.D., which is essentially "Men In Black but with dead people." Jeff Bridges' and Ryan Reynolds' fans will recognize glimpses of the charm that each actor naturally exudes, but the movie on the whole is a stinker. It's not terrible or a disaster -- it's just kinda boring. My review is up at Screen International.

(By the way, I realize I didn't even bother discussing in my review one of the film's central jokes: Bridges and Reynolds' characters, who are dead, appear to the living as, respectively, Marisa Miller and James Hong. It's such a dumb bit I totally forgot all about it.)