Friday, July 19, 2013

R.I.P.D. is D.O.A.

It's easy to compare R.I.P.D. to Men In Black. It's essentially a rearranged story ~ just substitute "the dead" for the aliens.

Actor Ryan Reynolds, who despite having great comedic delivery, plays the exact same character in almost every movie ~ an overconfident sarcastic.

In this movie, Reynold's character passes on into an afterlife especially for great police officers ~ The Rest In Peace Department (R.I.P.D.) 

While on a case, an unlikely police partner pairing in this life discovers a plot that could jeopardize mankind. 

This movie is by Hollywood standards; a pretty high budget at $130 million ... The special effects in some areas are lacking ... looking cartoonish and fake ... Not what one would expect.

The movie is entertaining, but not worth your hard earned dollar.

Wait for it on video.

There's a good bit of cursing, so parents beware.

[UPDATE] After discussing the movie with a friend the next day, I realized something I forgot in this review. For a movie about dying and the afterlife - there was ZERO mention of prayer, God, or Jesus. 

★★ ½ out of ★     

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