Like most of the rest of you, until about 2 weeks ago I hadn’t even heard of R.I.P.D. but now the damn commercials are everywhere and now they’ve gone and got me interested in what the hell is going on. The flick stars Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds and according to the official synopsis it’s about… Well hell, read it for yourself.
Nick is dead — at least, that’s how he remembers it — and teams up with another deceased detective, a gunslinger from the Old West (played by Jeff Bridges), to work for an elite task force, the Rest In Peace Department (hence the title), to track down the dead on Earth. (Due to overpopulation, some unsettled spirits haven’t gone where they’re supposed to and are hiding out). Technically, R.I.P.D. officers (who are overseen by Mary-Louise Parker) aren’t allowed to kill anyone living and aren’t supposed to interact with anyone from their previous lives, but Nick is haunted by the fact that he was murdered by another cop (played by Kevin Bacon) and can’t let it go.
So it sounds like this one should be right up our alley but time will tell. Take a look at this little featurette and see if you might be going to check this one out.