R.I.P.D. (Rest In Peace Department), the film adaptation of Dark Horse Comics series, opens in theaters today and the critics are unsurprisingly unimpressed. It stars Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges and according to the reviews… it absolutely sucks. Like, the kind of sucking that actually sucks so much, it sucks.
It’s not unexpected, honestly. Although apparently the original comics have some sort of merit to them, the bits that we’ve seen of the film before its release were already doused in suckage. Whether this is due to the fact that Ryan Reynolds is the kiss of death for any comic book movie, although for some reason he keeps being cast in them, or because the writing just genuinely sucks… I suppose it really doesn’t matter. It just sucks.
Just two more weeks until the supernatural cop-action flick, R.I.P.D. hits the screen, so it’s definitely time for some more marketing spam. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, R.I.P.D. was adapted from a Dark Horse comic and details the exciting times of two dead cops as they fight off bad dead things in order to keep living people still living. Check out some new pics from the flick below, along with a short featurette, after the jump.
Director Robert Schwentke‘s R.I.P.D. has a new television spot making the Internet rounds. Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds star in this Buddy-Cop-Supernatural-Action-Adventure. They’re dead peace officers brought back to protect and serve the living from dangerous souls that refuse to move on to the after life.
The question is, can this movie garner enough audience to make a real run at making some Hollywood money? We know they’re going to draw in the Hellboy and comic reading crowd, but what about the average movie-goer?
The cast is well-rounded and has quite the list of fan favorites to draw on. We haven’t seen Kevin Bacon‘s role on-screen yet, but the production team is sure to make that a key point to draw in those not familiar with the comic.
Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments section below.
R.I.P.D. hits theater screens on July 19th, starring Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, Robert Knepper, James Hong, Marisa Miller, Mike O’Malley and Devin Ratray.
Robert Schwentke‘s R.I.P.D. has a new movie poster making the rounds on the Internet. Starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Renolds, R.I.P.D. is an action-comedy cop movie, based on the comic book Rest In Peace Department by Peter M. Lenkov.
A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest In Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.
I’m kinda disappointed in the poster above. It just looks like another standard buddy cop movie. I guess that flying police car is supposed to imply supernatural action or something, although it doesn’t do anything to help the one thing that actually looks supernatural, that huge whirling hole in the background, the car just gets in the way IMHO.
The first trailer is embedded below is you haven’t seen it yet. R.I.P.D.is scheduled for release on June 28th.
This week on The Bastardcast, Jason and Jeremy talk about a nightmare Justice League cast, why Smurfs hate Jamie Foxx, why Guillermo del Toro (like many others) hates Michael Bay, why everybody hates Gwyneth Paltrow, and how a bunch of toys that were designed in 1979, might be the key to solving all the lingering questions from Prometheus.
Also on the show: The boys investigate what both G-Pal (we call her G-Pal now) and Iron Man smell like, what it would be like if Arnold Schwarzenegger replaced Kelly LeBrock in the Weird Science remake, how Porn Inspector would look on a resume, and why Patton Oswalt, the guy from Monk, and Superman are freaking awesome, and possibly the same person (bum! Bum!! BUM!!!).
If that gets your blood pumping, don’t miss Jeremy traumatizing his son, and Jason calling for hand job flavored cough medicine before raging about his uncapitalized upon rumble pack masturbatory aide invention and the magical vibrating underthings that are swooping in to capitalize on that market. ‘
All that and unicorn recipes that will make your head spin, on The Bastardcast.
If you’ve been waiting for more visuals from the upcoming R.I.P.D. adaptation, look no further. This 2013 summer release, directed by Robert Schwentke (Red) and based on a comic of the same name by writer Peter M. Lenkov, will bring together Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds in the roles of some dead guys who continue the good fight from beyond the grave and face down a slew of supernatural baddies.
Last week we shared the first look at Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds in the ‘forever stuck in production hell’ R.I.P.D. Today, there’s a poster and a promise, from Collider, of a trailer to come this week. The poster features the two dead cops and smartly displays what the hell R.I.P.D. actually means, hopefully clearing up confusion over what this film is all about,
It’s been a while coming, but finally we have an official look at Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds in R.I.P.D. The adaptation of the Dark Horse comic comes from Universal, was directed by Robert Schwentke, and is expected to release on July 19th. So it’s about damn time we get a look at it! I imagine a trailer won’t be far behind.
This still comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, click the above image for a better look. I dig Bridges mustache. Not as spectacular as say, Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained, but still, it’s stylish.
Since it’s been a while since we heard anything about R.I.P.D., here’s a quick refresher,
Nick is dead — at least, that’s how he remembers it — and teams up with another deceased detective, a gunslinger from the Old West (played by Jeff Bridges), to work for the elite task force, the Rest In Peace Department (hence the title), to track down the dead on Earth. (Due to overpopulation, some unsettled spirits haven’t gone where they’re supposed to, and are hiding out). Technically, R.I.P.D. officers (who are overseen by Mary-Louise Parker) aren’t allowed to kill anyone living, and aren’t supposed to interact with anyone from their previous lives, but Nick is haunted by the fact that he was murdered by another cop (played by Kevin Bacon), and can’t let it go.
R.I.P.D. will also star Stephanie Szostak, Marisa Miller, Mike O’Malley, James Hong, Robert Knepper and Tobias Segal. What are ya thinking? Excited?
Jeremy Barlow has written Star Wars comics, Mass Effect comics, Deathlok, and more, but this time he’s taking us out west with R.I.P.D.: City of the Damned, a prequel to the R.I.P.D. movie that will star Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds when it debuts this summer.
I spoke to Barlow about picking up where Peter Lenkov left off with R.I.P.D., what he thinks about the future of Star Wars, the possibility of more Deathlok, going freelance, and what it takes to write a comic book. (more…)
Universal has announced a few of their upcoming films’ release dates, including Kick-Ass 2 which will come to theatres June 28, 2013. Also releasing next year will be Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges in R.I.P.D on July 19, 2013 and 2 Guns starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington on August 16, 2013.
All right, so next summer is beginning to look a little crowded, particularly for comic book movies. Surprise surprise. Here’s what else we’ve got to look forward to in 2013: Iron Man 3 (May 3), Man of Steel (June 14) and The Wolverine (July 26). Plus, don’t forget Thor 2 is coming out sometime in November. And just like this past summer it appears to be a Marvel heavy one with only one DC contender.
And something that I’m sure is relevant to most of your interests: Jurassic Park in 3D has been given a new release date of July 19, 2013. I know, I know, it’s a blatant cash grab but I don’t care, it’s JURASSIC PARK, in theatres again! 3D or not, I’m there.
Of all the comic book movies releasing next year, which are you most pumped for? Which could you give a flying fuck about?