Wednesday, July 24, 2013

R.I.P.D.: D.O.A.

It's not that R.I.P.D. is actually Dead On Arrival, although Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds are, in fact, dead. It's just that this movie should have been so much better.

Remember Ghosbusters?
How great was that? The Movie Slut keeps wondering what could have elevated this flick to that level of high camp. An unforgettable theme song would have helped. But there's more.

It's not the monsters. They're as gross and deliciously ridiculous as they can be. And the plot isn't bad either. Two deceased lawmen must now protect the living from the dead.

Alas, it seems as if R.I.P.D. had a bit of an identity crisis. Is it a comedy? A sci-fi thriller? A police drama?

MS has this advice. Since you can't please all moviegoers all the time, choose your audience.
Having said all that, did MS enjoy R.I.P.D.?

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