Thursday, 8 August 2013

Movie Review: R.I.P.D.

R.I.P.D. is a disappointing, forgettable paranormal buddy cop action comedy film. The story is formulaic, predictable and underdeveloped to the point that even Jeff Bridges' decent performance can't save the film from being utter rubbish.

The film was short (just a mere running time of 1 hr 36 mins) and can be considered a ripoff or rehash of many successful films that comes before. None of the dialogues are catchy or memorable. Marisa Miller's appearance as Roy's avatar is hot and sexy, but there's nothing much about her except providing eye-candy for the audience.

Despite the film's $130 million budget, the CGI for all the action scenes are extremely poor or horrible. It feels cheap. The CGI for the Deados look stupid, cartoonish and not convincing at all. It seems that the production team couldn't be bothered to hire some makeup and motion capture artists to film the Deados properly. It's such a shame considering the film has some neat premise and unique ideas but they never fully utilize them.

As the film title suggests, R.I.P.D. truly belongs to the 'Rest In Peace department' of comic book films and one of the worst films of the year.

Rating: 4.5/10

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