RIPd (2013): Movie Review
Lots of critics keep comparing this with Men in Black – Bollocks! It’s nothing like, direction, acting, story – all different. This is a supernatural action comedy. Seriously, I’m pretty sure it’s not meant to be taken seriously.
Roy Pulsifer (Jeff Bridges, an old-style law dude) works for the R.I.P.D., a supernatural police force charged with finding monstrous spirits that are disguised as ordinary people but are actually trying to avoid their final judgement by hiding amongst the living.
Nick Walker is a recently deceased police officer that begrudgingly partners up with the older, slightly wiser Jeff Bridges, Roy. When he and his new partner, Nick (Ryan Reynolds), uncover a plot that could end all life, they must discover a way to restore the cosmic balance or else watch the tunnel to the afterlife start sending angry souls back to the world of the living.
I actually thought that this was a lot of fun, I didn’t get all worked up when some of the plot didn’t flow properly – on the whole it was an easy watching supernatural yarn with a couple of very popular actors at the top of their professions. I recommend it wholeheartedly!