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Yes, I know, the new Ryan Reynolds movie “R.I.P.D.” smells like a “Men in Black” rip-off. Get used to it. I’m going to keep rooting for this movie anyway, if just so Ryan Reynolds can have another hit and this can lead to him finally getting that damn “Deadpool” movie into production already. Anyways, here’s a new poster for the film. It’s action-rific.
(You know what would have made “R.I.P.D” even better? If they had somehow wink-wink at Jeff Bridges’ character being the Rooster Cogburn from “True Grit”. I mean, they can’t just come out and say it, but maybe if they just hint at it as an inside joke, etc. That would have been worth a chuckle or two, I think.)
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, Marissa Miller, Robert Knepper, James Hong, Mike O’Malley, Stephanie Szostak, Devin Ratray, and Larry Joe Campbell.
Blasting into theaters this July 19, 2013.
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