R.I.P.D. (2013)

ripdWhy do studios think that what might work for a comic-book, sophisticated as some of them are, will translate to a movie? To the extent that you would sink some $130 million into such a misguided and inept project such as this? Yes, I realise that the box-office of everything which Marvel Studios seems to touch provides the answer, but how many times do these comic-book films actually work? Green Lantern, Jonah Hex, so many DC movies…

I’ll be as lazy with this post as the film itself seems to have been- a Ghostbusters/Men In Black knock-off (which might work for a comic-book but seems awfully cynical even for Hollywood) that somehow manages the unforgivable sin of wasting Jeff Bridges in a starring role. The visual effects are surprisingly poor, the script woefully predictable and  the majority of the jokes misfire. Its all pretty dire really.  When I watch stuff like this I learn to appreciate Deadpool a little bit more.

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