R.I.P.D-This MIGHT be a success this summer

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  1. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Commodore Commodore

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    What is R.I.P.D.?

    R.I.P.D.

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KKMGEFyph7s#![/yt]

    To me, this sound like a cross between G vs E and Men In Black-quite interesting (to me, anyway), What do others think?
     
  2. sojourner

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    With all the big movies out this summer it'll get lost in the shuffle. And yeah, it's MIB - undead edition.
     
  3. Reverend

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    MiB meets Ghostbusters by way of True Grit...? Could be interesting. Could be utterly forgettable. All I know is that I never trust comedy movie trailers. For all you know, every funny moment is in the trailer and the rest of the film is crap. I'll definitely look out for this one on DVD though.
     
  4. The Wormhole

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    I saw the trailer about a month ago when I went to see Oblivion. I think it looks cool and plan to check it out.
     
  5. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Of all the big budget movies scheduled for release this summer, this one is the most likely to flop in my opinion.
     
  6. Shaka Zulu

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    ^I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that it won't.
     
  7. Captain Craig

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    Fully agreed Vulcan. Over at BoxOfficeTheory it's a source of laughter. The Ghostbuster meets MIB vibe is so apparent.

    If this does $60m domestic....for it's whole run, I'll be shocked.
     
  8. Admiral_Young

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    This is based on the Dark Horse Comic...I'll be checking this out. This was one of my dark horse picks of the summer season. I don't think it will be a huge hit, but it'll make some noise and maybe surprise some people and get some attention one of those films that kind of comes out of nowhere. The cast alone is pretty impressive.
     
  9. Emh

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    Pluses: Jeff Bridges, Mary Louise-Parker, the aforementioned Ghostbuster meets Men in Black vibe.

    Minuses: Ryan Reynold, Jeff Bridges' cheesy accent.

    Could go either way but I'll definitely check it out.
     
  10. DarKush

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    I thought the trailer was horrible. I'll be passing on this one.
     
  11. Gaith

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    Nope.
     
  12. John Clark

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    The gang and I saw the trailer for the first time this week (attached to RED 2). The audience seemed to like it and we'll probably go and see it.
     
  13. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored The Norf Remembers Moderator

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    Ouch. It wins the award for most aptly titled film of the year, though.

    The trailers just made it look awful and derivative as hell, so this isn't particularly surprising.
     
  14. Leonardo T. Dragon

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    Wow-- that's one heck of a bomb financially. Not even DVD sales are going to help recoup that loss.

    The problem with the film is that it had too many concepts going on at once. Was it a take-off on MiB? Was it a supernatural film? Was it a buddy cop film? Was it a comedy? Was it going to implode upon release?
     
  15. Gaith

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    You just described one totally straightforward concept. The problem is simply that said concept is totally unappealing.
     
  16. Davros

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    I cannot help but think of this show when I see the trailers.
    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuN8LybimbQ[/yt]
     
  17. Mr Light

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    The moment I saw the trailer I could think of nothing but Good vs Evil. God I loved that show!

    I actually liked RIPD. Sure it was a MIB rip off but Jeff Bridges was funny and it was an amusing story.
     
  18. Set Harth

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    ...and then again, it might not.
     
  19. Captain Craig

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    Saw it, wow, just wow it's over the top and grating in many places.
     
  20. Velocity

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    ryan reynolds stunk, but the worst part was the abysmal graphics. Really poor quality.