I'm thinking people may be growing sick of Ryan Reynolds if no other reason than in basically every movie he just plays Ryan Reynolds. This guy thinks that at least:
|I know what "abs" are but what are "abbs"?|
I think one thing working against the movie is a lot of people felt it reminded them too much of "Men in Black," but upon seeing the flick I can say they are actually pretty different. True it has the, "Aliens/dead monsters" are hiding among us" shtick, but the way the agencies function varies significantly and I think the comparisons between the movies is due more to the poor handling of trailers for the flick than the actual content of the movie itself.
So, we have a movie with an actor some people are exhausted of seeing, a plot that at first glance is very similar to another series, horrid reviews, and advertisements that don't even acknowledge how Kevin Bacon is involved (and he makes anything better, so why they ignored his presence in ads I don't know). I guess the cards were just stacked against R.I.P.D. before the thing was even released. How is the movie though? As I said, pretty good.
R.I.P.D. is not a great movie, but it is a good one. Should you want to kill some time there are worst ways to spend an hour and thirty minutes. Should you want some mindless fun it would be worth checking this out. Plus, it probably could really use the ticket-sales.
3 out of 5 stars.