NOW I hate to whinge about a job that involves reviewing films and interviewing musicians but...
Thursday was a long day at the office for this reviewer.
And it was made longer thanks to a bad film with a weird plot.
R.I.P.D won't win any awards (unless they're the infamous Razzie Awards) and it will only be enjoyed by youngster who may have never seen Men in Black.
Starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, the film follows promising cop Nick (Reynolds).
When Nick is killed in a police raid, his spirit is whisked away for judgement and he is recruited to the Rest in Peace Department.
The RIPD is a force of dead police officers who work to make sure evil, dead monsters (or dead-oes as they're called) still living on earth are taken away to hell for their punishments.
It's a ridiculous premise. But it's one I was happy to enjoy for a couple of hours while I unwound after work.
By far the highlight of the film is Jeff Bridges.
His US Marshall character Roy channels a lot from of Bridges' Rooster Cogburn (from True Grit) while having the emotional-range of Tommy Lee Jones in Men in Black.
MIB is a movie that this monster-hunting, buddy-cop film borrows heavily from.
Without the MIB sequels, enough time would have passed to take on the similar plot again but the release of the third MIB film last year means R.I.P.D will always be compared to the alien franchise.
Along with fighting monsters and finding "dead-oes", some mysterious gold and crooked cop take R.I.P.D into the clichéd genre.
Which makes me even more surprised that Jeff Bridges was a part of this.
Bridges has been a part of some great films - think The Big Lebowski, Crazy Heart, even Fearless - so why is in this poor effort.
Ryan Reynolds I can understand. He did give us The Green Lantern after all.
Aside from Bridges' hilarity as a cowboy-cop in the 21st century, another highlight of this film is the cinematography.
There are some clever tracking shots, interesting action sequences and effect to enjoy.
But it's not enough to bring the film up to a grade that will be enjoyed by critics.
R.I.P.D (M) is now showing at Bendigo Cinemas. See page 3 of the Bendigo Advertiser for details.
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