Film Review: R.I.P.D.

Film Review: R.I.P.D.

It feels somewhat surreal to write a review for R.I.P.D. Fans of the source material, the Dark Horse comic book, have assuredly been watching the production news with anticipation. Then we were served up the first bits of marketing. Buzz quickly dissipated. The trailer failed to rile excitement and the general consensus was that it looked like a Men in Black rip-off. The film nearly dropped off the radar completely. As many of you know, the members of the press get to see films before their release, to give us the necessary time to write up our reviews and in some cases raise excitement. In the case of R.I.P.D., I walked down a hall of theater doorways, set to attend the seven o’clock screening of the film, and as I did so I passed not one, but two separate theaters set to show the film that night, at eight and nine-thirty. It didn’t inspire much confidence.

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