I tried to like this movie, R.I.P.D. (Rest in Peace Department), but there is so little I remember because the sound in the theater was so loud, it was distracting and annoying. I know I am not the only one who had an issue with the sound after the screening, so it is not just because I do not fit the age and gender demographic this movie is intended to appeal to.
I totally understand it is this is an action movie directed by Robert Schwentke where the law enforcement from the other world is chasing deados to keep them from destroying life for the living as we know it. But the sound does not have to be deafening to try to make the viewer enjoy the script written by Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi, from a story they created in collaboration with David Dobkin, based on the Dark Horse Comic created by Peter M. Lenkov.
I generally like all the work by the cast members who took part in this film, including Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Mary Louise Parker, but no matter how brilliant their performance is, how can the viewer care when the sound can be heard outside the theater?
The running time is a painful 96 minutes and it is rated PG-13 by the MPAA.
It is such a shame such great acting talent cannot be enjoyed more by the general viewing public. I have no idea how anyone wants to pay full price for this film in the theaters when there are so many other great action films available now. I would recommend viewing it when the theater arrives in the discount cinema if someone really wants to see a huge deado on the big screen. www.RIPD.com
Source: Universal Pictures