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Ryan Reynolds dies and becomes an old Chinese guy played by James Hong in Robert Schwentke’s “R.I.P.D.”, a movie that (in case you couldn’t guessed) is based on a comic book. Jeff Bridges co-stars as his partner, who has been around a while, which might explain why when people see him, they see supermodel Marissa Miller. Hey, seniority has its privileges, ya know. See, they’re playing ghost cops. Or cop ghosts. One of those.
Check out the first trailer for “R.I.P.D.” It’s a heck of a lot better than I thought it would be, I have to admit. The fact that they’re just now rolling out the promos for the movie with only three months until it hits theaters had me worried for a while. Hopefully it’ll do well, if only to give Reynolds’ career a jump and lead to that “Deadpool” movie we’ve all been waiting for.
Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer has spent his career with the legendary police force known as R.I.P.D. tracking monstrous spirits who are cleverly disguised as ordinary people. His mission? To arrest and bring to justice a special brand of criminals trying to escape final judgment by hiding among the unsuspecting on Earth. Once the wise-cracking Roy is assigned former rising-star detective Nick Walker as his junior officer, the new partners have to turn grudging respect into top-notch teamwork. When they uncover a plot that could end life as we know it, two of R.I.P.D.’s finest must miraculously restore the cosmic balance…or watch the tunnel to the afterlife begin sending angry souls the very wrong way.
“R.I.P.D.” also stars Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Robert Knepper, Mike O’Malley, Stephanie Szostak, Devin Ratray, and Larry Joe Campbell.
Putting things to rest this July 19, 2013.
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