Universal Pictures’ R.I.P.D. arrives this coming Friday in the middle of the San Diego Comic-Con, and without any critic screenings. The movie was constantly shooting additional scenes, and had a quietly troubled post-production. Still, word from test screenings is that the Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges starrer isn’t all that bad.
With that said, what I really want to talk about is my own personal negative reaction to the trailer, TV spots and new images… and it’s kind of bizarre.
I have absolutely zero interest in seeing Reynolds and Bridges in a police buddy comedy. In fact, what is piquing my interest are the shots of Victoria Secret model Marisa Miller and iconic actor James Hong as the avatars of characters Nick and Roy (Reynolds and Bridges, respectively). This unlikely couple reminds me a bit of Rush Hour, and looks astronomically more interesting than a hot shot Ryan Reynolds and cowboy Jeff Bridges (yawn). And because I know that Miller and Hong’s screen time will be limited, I sort of have zero interest in seeing R.I.P.D..
What say you?