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Hey, someone’s gotta do it. Save the land of the living from the dead, I mean. Comically, of course. This ain’t no depressing horror movie or nuthin’, after all, it’s a movie based on a comic book. And since someone’s got to do it, it mind as well be that old guy from “True Grit” and that young guy from “Green Lantern”.
Check out five clips from “Red” director Robert Schwentke’s “R.I.P.D.”, his latest comic book-to-movie adaptation. Jeff Bridges doing a twisted version of his “True Grit” character should more than be worth the price of admission, don’t you think?
Veteran sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Bridges) 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 (Reynolds) 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.
Starring Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, Robert Knepper, James Hong, Marisa Miller, Mike O’Malley, and Devin Ratray.
Undying this July 19, 2013.