‘R.I.P.D.’ Is ‘Men In Black’, Let’s Not Kid Ourselves Here

Posted by on April 19, 2013 at 11:52 am
"Wait until we erase your fingerprints, you'll love that." Agent K, R.I.P.D.

“Wait until we erase your fingerprints, you’ll love that.” Agent K, R.I.P.D.

Look guys, I loved Men in Black. Loved it. Sequels not so much, the original, loved. Now, it’s disenfranchising to totally knock R.I.P.D. – or, Rest In Peace Department – as a knock-off when it’s based on its own comic book, but c’mon, you can’t watch this trailer (that I’m providing below) and tell me. Just look at it.

Ryan Reynolds didn’t need to chase some leapfrogging alien step off the Guggenheim to come into the care of Mary Louise-Parker and his new partner, the paternal Jeff Bridges, he needed to die. Now he hunts for evil-doing not-dead people who have “escaped judgment” – and mysteriously look like Men in Black‘s aliens – while dressed in a whole new body to service their corporeal duties; Bridges comes dressed as the hot chick, naturally.

Scope the trailer out and judge for yourself, it’ll be flashy-thingy-ing you on July 19th. I’m kidding, there’s no flashy-thing, but would you be surprised if one just happened to pop up?

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