I've been sitting here staring at the screen for ten minutes trying to come up with a base description for the movie we reviewed this week. The problem is that the movie was so forgettable and inconsequential that I just can't seem to find the right words to describe it.
It's not that the movie was bad. It really wasn't awful. It just wasn't all that fantastic either. Even this supplementary blog post keeps stalling out. Everything is distracting me from my main purpose.
RIPD is about a cop who is double crossed by his partner. When he arrives in "heaven" after falling to his death, he is put to work rounding up escaped souls and finding a way to stave off the apocalypse. Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges turn in passable performances even though they are playing every character they've ever played in this movie. Certainly not their best film, but far from their worst.
I've never read the graphic novel that this was based on so I have no idea if this is a faithful adaptation or not. I was overall entertained by the movie as I was watching, but now that it's over? Meh.
As exciting as this post was, I hope you'll still take the time to listen to the episode. It'll certainly be more fun that watching the movie itself.