Director: Robert Schwentke
Cast: Ryan Reynolds,Jeff Bridges,
You can generally trust Schwentke (Red,Flight Plan) to give you a nice mix of action and storytelling. However,the scope of that gets very limited if the material he has involves good dead cops (really) being recruited by some sort of heaven (really) to bring in bad dead guys hiding out on earth called deados (really) using Indian food (truthfully).
Throw in Bacon into that mix and you know which side of deadness he stands. Throw in Reynolds (former Sexiest Man Alive and Scarlett Johanssons ex) and you understand why he cant be killed that early or easily. Throw in Bridges and you only wonder why. The actor of some repute,but also one with a serious problem of being unintelligible,is a monster-hunter with a cowboy hangover,and its not just that you resent having to sweat following R.I.P.D (standing for Rest in Peace Department,just in case that wasnt clear),its that Bridges leaves us little choice.
Chasing those deados back on earth,Reynolds appears as an old Chinese guy (actually,James Hong in a thankless role) and Bridges as a tall,sexy woman with deep cleavage,high heels and a hand on her hip. She gets to say a few words and then you are almost thankful that Bridges takes over.
As for the Indian food,it apparently does something to the deados,making them reveal their true form. Maybe,its the cumin,says Bridgess Roy. Well,it definitely aint the spice.