DOes R.I.P.D. break Reynolds' comic curse? Find out in our review!
Ryan Reynolds has had a shaky history with comic book material. Fans rejoiced and were quickly disappointed when he appeared as Deadpool in the critically panned X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Then nerds around the world gave him a second shot and quickly regretted it when he appeared as Hal Jordan in the Green Lantern. Often the optimists, nerds still have hope that he Reynolds will bring the Merc With A Mouth to the big screen again. Until then, Reynolds is turning the page on another comic book with his new film R.I.P.D. How does this film rate in Reynolds’ ongoing collection of comic book material? Find out in our review!
Can Reynolds break his comic book curse?
R.I.P.D. tells the story of Nick Walker, a Boston detective who is at the top of his game focused on making a better life for his wife. On what seems to be a normal day at work, Nick and his partner Bobby Hayes (Kevin Bacon) lead the charge on a deadly drug kingpin. After suffering a surprising betrayal, Nick dies in the line of duty. As he prepares to face his judgment, he is yanked out of his ascent and propositioned by the R.I.P.D. officer Mildred Procter (Mary Louise Parker).
Mary Louise Parker steals the show
Procter gives him the choice to face judgment now or to serve 100 years with the organization and return to earth with a second chance to right his sins. Nick accepts and becomes a member of the Rest In Peace Department. He is forced into a partnership with Roy Pulsipher (Jeff Bridges), a lawman from the 1800s who has served the R.I.P.D. for around 200 years. Through his partnership he is introduced to the new rules of his after life and to the Deados. Deados are souls who seeped through the cracks and remained on earth. The more time they spend on earth, the more their souls rot and they are transformed into a disfigured monster. Nick uncovers a sinister plot by the Deados to take over earth, and it is up to him and Roy to stop the coming apocalypse.