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Trsvis_Bickle 15-07-2013 12:55

RIPD - Anyone Following?
 
I saw a trailer for this on Saturday and it looks rather fun.

It looks like a fairly shameless rip-off of Men in Black with dead criminals replacing alien criminals. Jeff Bridges is reprising his portrayal of Rooster Cogburn from True Grit and Ryan Reynolds is there to provide the eye candy.

It does appear to have two signiifcant advantages over Men in Black; a better sense of humour and no Will Smith.

Anyone else following this one?

theonlyweeman 15-07-2013 15:57

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Originally Posted by Trsvis_Bickle (Post 67098109)
It does appear to have two signiifcant advantages over Men in Black; a better sense of humour and no Will Smith.

The first advantage is subjective, the second is bullshit Will Smith probably has a bigger draw than Bridges and Reynolds combined.

Also, it's based on a comic book is it not?

Inky Binky 15-07-2013 16:04

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Originally Posted by theonlyweeman (Post 67101818)
The first advantage is subjective, the second is bullshit Will Smith probably has a bigger draw than Bridges and Reynolds combined.

Also, it's based on a comic book is it not?

Yeah it is. MEN IN BLACK is also based on a comic book. The trailer for RIPD doesn't look bad at all. It actually looks like it's going to be fun to watch.

Trsvis_Bickle 15-07-2013 16:20

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Originally Posted by theonlyweeman (Post 67101818)
The first advantage is subjective, the second is bullshit Will Smith probably has a bigger draw than Bridges and Reynolds combined.

Also, it's based on a comic book is it not?

Er, I don't know whether you've noticed but we kinda trade opinions on this forum, y'know subjective things.

So what if Will Smith is a bigger 'draw' than either Reynolds or Bridges? That's not what I said, was it? My point was that Reynolds is considerably less annoying than Will smith in my opinion. I know - subjective again...:cool:

Rincewind78 15-07-2013 16:43

Not a fan of Ryan Reynolds, but will see this.
It does look funny

Metal Mickey 15-07-2013 16:50

They were fun, but I thought both MIB sequels were about as perfunctory as they come, and more like (good) TV pilots than actual "movies", so the thought of such a shameless MIB rip-off (concept to casting to look & feel) doesn't really excite me overmuch, though I'm sure it'll be passable enough entertainment... I wish it no ill will, but I think it's going to flop horribly...

Johnny Clay 15-07-2013 17:00

I've pencilled this in as my bomb of the summer.

Released during the same weekend as Turbo, Red 2 and The Conjuring (predicted to be one of the surprise hits of the summer), it's got a lot stacked against it from the start. Plus it looks far too derivative, there's bigger/better fantasy already out there, and Wolverine opens a week later. For a two blokes with guns film, the forthcoming 2 Guns looks the safer bet as well.

Then again, you never know. It might prove the film and make a billion.

Trsvis_Bickle 15-07-2013 17:27

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Originally Posted by Rincewind78 (Post 67102853)
Not a fan of Ryan Reynolds, but will see this.
It does look funny

I had to google to find out who Ryan Reynolds is. For some reason I had the name Ryan Gosling in my head and was wondering he was doing in something like RIPD.:o Turns out that Reynolds has done a lot of B-movie and TV stuff, hence my feeling that he's just there as eye candy.

Trsvis_Bickle 15-07-2013 17:32

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Originally Posted by Johnny Clay (Post 67103203)
I've pencilled this in as my bomb of the summer.

Released during the same weekend as Turbo, Red 2 and The Conjuring (predicted to be one of the surprise hits of the summer), it's got a lot stacked against it from the start. Plus it looks far too derivative, there's bigger/better fantasy already out there, and Wolverine opens a week later. For a two blokes with guns film, the forthcoming 2 Guns looks the safer bet as well.

Then again, you never know. It might prove the film and make a billion.

That was the other film trailer. I have to say that it looked like every other American schlock horror film in recent years. Practically every shot in the trailer was a generic 'camera pans around to reveal monster' type cliche. Lots of sudden noises and 'Gosh, that'll make them jump' moments. Got a bit tedious just in the trailer to be honest. Still, audiences lap these things up so you may well be right.

Danger Close 15-07-2013 17:37

Saw the trailer when I went to see Iron Man 3. Thought it looked terrible. It's a pass from me.

PhoenixRises 15-07-2013 18:46

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Originally Posted by Trsvis_Bickle (Post 67103942)
I had to google to find out who Ryan Reynolds is. For some reason I had the name Ryan Gosling in my head and was wondering he was doing in something like RIPD.:o Turns out that Reynolds has done a lot of B-movie and TV stuff, hence my feeling that he's just there as eye candy.

Reynolds is fairly big in the industry not a mega star or anything but he was the star of Green Lantern, co-star of Safe House, and the star of a few Romantic Comedies.

I am not sure he is just eye candy but he is a pretty boy :)

theonlyweeman 15-07-2013 19:00

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Originally Posted by Trsvis_Bickle (Post 67104094)
That was the other film trailer. I have to say that it looked like every other American schlock horror film in recent years. Practically every shot in the trailer was a generic 'camera pans around to reveal monster' type cliche. Lots of sudden noises and 'Gosh, that'll make them jump' moments. Got a bit tedious just in the trailer to be honest. Still, audiences lap these things up so you may well be right.

I don't know but I imagine it's significantly cheaper than RIPD. But it is rated R (New Line wanted a PG-13, but the cut the director wanted didn't get it, and for some reason NLC let him keep the R).

Trsvis_Bickle 15-07-2013 20:27

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Originally Posted by theonlyweeman (Post 67106914)
I don't know but I imagine it's significantly cheaper than RIPD. But it is rated R (New Line wanted a PG-13, but the cut the director wanted didn't get it, and for some reason NLC let him keep the R).

Yeah, I've always assumed that horror flicks are dirt cheap to make. You don't need a megastar as most of the cast is disposable anyway and audiences don't expect well-known actors. Typically the action is shot on just one set so no expensive travel and all that malarkey. Even the CGI and bluescreen stuff is pretty basic. Interesting that the director's kept an R cut.

Johnny Clay 20-07-2013 00:16

Oh dear. Opening weekend predictions for the $130m R.I.P.D. range from a lowly $13m to a truly dismal $8m.

Either way, that, Pacific Rim-ites, is a bomb, 'kay?

Trsvis_Bickle 20-07-2013 10:50

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Originally Posted by Johnny Clay (Post 67236730)
Oh dear. Opening weekend predictions for the $130m R.I.P.D. range from a lowly $13m to a truly dismal $8m.

Either way, that, Pacific Rim-ites, is a bomb, 'kay?

Er, what have box office receipts got to do with the quality of a film? There have been plenty of crap films that the public have flocked to see? As for Pacific Rim, what are you on about?

CJClarke 20-07-2013 14:16

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Originally Posted by Trsvis_Bickle (Post 67242037)
Er, what have box office receipts got to do with the quality of a film? There have been plenty of crap films that the public have flocked to see? As for Pacific Rim, what are you on about?

Johnny Clay isn't commenting on the quality of the film (although judging by the reviews and terrible CinemaScore from audiences in the US, it looks likely that it's a turkey...), he's just reporting that the box office is atrocious for such an expensive film. Deadline is reporting that it'll open in a lowly 7th place with a mere $12 million, which is disastrous for a film that apparently cost upwards of $150 million (including production rebates).

http://www.deadline.com/2013/07/the-...ft-or-sinking/

As for his comments about Pacific Rim, i think he's just pointing out that Pacific Rim was nowhere near a box office bomb with an opening of $37 million, whereas R.I.P.D. is clearly the definition of a bomb with just $12 million from a similar budget.

Johnny Clay 20-07-2013 14:19

As said above, I'm not saying anything about the film's qualities. Just saying it's expected to do very badly and putting that next to PR, which is being seen by some as perhaps underperforming.

Theo_Bear 20-07-2013 15:55

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...get-flops.html

Motthus 20-07-2013 16:15

RIPD is not out in the UK untill the 30th August so maybe it will do better over here with less competition!

MrSuper 22-07-2013 16:54

Don't really know what this film is about and hasn't been on my radar but what i do know is that it's had terrible reviews so i'm not surprised it's bomb.

Imo the last good Ryan Reynolds film was Safe House with Denzel Washington.

Sprout_Crumble 23-07-2013 03:53

Saw Jeff Bridges on the Colbert Report. Not quite sure if he still has both feet on Planet Earth...

I think the PR for this film has been exceptionally poor. Hardly anybody I know has even heard of it. Looks one to watch on tv, IMO.

CJClarke 23-07-2013 04:49

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Originally Posted by Motthus (Post 67247412)
RIPD is not out in the UK untill the 30th August so maybe it will do better over here with less competition!

Its UK release date is 20th September.

Motthus 23-07-2013 09:35

It must have had its release date pushed back again in the UK after the poor US box office as it was set to come out on the 30th August

Scooterwolf 23-07-2013 12:40

It looks awful to be fair, like a bad rip-off of Men in Black

Motthus 20-09-2013 00:47

It seems like the studio has given up on trying to market RIPD as I've seen no trailers on TV for it and you wouldn't know its released today!

Also my local Cineworld are only having two 2D screenings and two 3D screenings of it a day which is terrible for a new release.Even the Lone Ranger got more screenings than that!


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