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Jeff Bridges was a little underwhelmed after seeing R.I.P.D.

Sep. 18, 2013by: Niki Stephens
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I've only heard a couple of people say good things about R.I.P.D. Those comments are basically praise for Jeff Bridges. I've got no argument there.

The film ended up bombing then was swept under the rug by THE CONJURING. Was it worth it? Sure the pay is nice but what made Bridges want to do a project like this? Speaking with GQ the actor said while it was a good time and something he thought was worth doing the final product was not a desirable one:

I had such a great time working on that movie. I remember what we were doing. I thought: This could be fun to see. And when I saw it, I was a little underwhelmed. For my mind, the studio made some, uh, choices that I wouldnt have made.

The concept of two guys dying then becoming undead cops fighting other undead baddies who haven't crossed over was a little over the actor's head, I remember when someone pitched me the project, I couldnt quite grasp what they were talking about."

At least he was somewhat optimistic, Its kind of fun when the movies coming out. Its like having a horse in the race. And theyre lining up, and theyre off! And youre rooting for your horse. And in this case, the jockey fell off the horse and you came in last.

What was your opinion of R.I.P.D.? How could it have been done better?

Source: GQ

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1:50AM on 09/20/2013

He gets a pass.....

at least this one time, he's The Dude.
at least this one time, he's The Dude.
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7:19PM on 09/19/2013
I saw it, i liked it wasn't wowed by any means but The Jokes were so hit and miss. Plus Kevin Bacon phoned that one in. However MLP was a bright ray of sunshine for that film!
I saw it, i liked it wasn't wowed by any means but The Jokes were so hit and miss. Plus Kevin Bacon phoned that one in. However MLP was a bright ray of sunshine for that film!
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11:09AM on 09/19/2013
It's about to come out in the UK next week (I think). I may go to see it. I'm taking my 10 year old and the trailer looked okay...but the real reason is that I have man love for Reynolds you see.... and his career doesn't seem to be going in the direction I thought it would when I saw Van Wilder....so I figure he needs all the support he can get from movie goers like me.
It's about to come out in the UK next week (I think). I may go to see it. I'm taking my 10 year old and the trailer looked okay...but the real reason is that I have man love for Reynolds you see.... and his career doesn't seem to be going in the direction I thought it would when I saw Van Wilder....so I figure he needs all the support he can get from movie goers like me.
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3:43AM on 09/19/2013
I haven't seen it. I remember reading about it before it came out, and it sounded cool. I was hoping they would go with a darker take on it, but it looks like another Men In Black. I'll have to check it out for myself.
I haven't seen it. I remember reading about it before it came out, and it sounded cool. I was hoping they would go with a darker take on it, but it looks like another Men In Black. I'll have to check it out for myself.
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2:10AM on 09/19/2013
A little? I think this wasn't so much bad as it was blah. Its a buddy cop action comedy in a supernatural setting, and registers as a damp squib in all of those categories. It really brought nothing new to the table, put on display some very unpolished visual effects work and seemed to be going through all the motions.
A little? I think this wasn't so much bad as it was blah. Its a buddy cop action comedy in a supernatural setting, and registers as a damp squib in all of those categories. It really brought nothing new to the table, put on display some very unpolished visual effects work and seemed to be going through all the motions.
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12:33AM on 09/19/2013

They dumbed it down even dumber than it should've been!

I would agree with the soloist for the most part but more in the sense that something seemed lost in translation from the script to screen. A buddy passed the script to me and I loved it. I was excited for it, telling all the naysayers "you just wait you'll eat your words!!!" because it was tightly written and kind of cool (assuming thats what Bridges may have thought too) but in the end the pacing was weird, the baddie reveal was completely mangled, the unraveling of Reynolds character's story
I would agree with the soloist for the most part but more in the sense that something seemed lost in translation from the script to screen. A buddy passed the script to me and I loved it. I was excited for it, telling all the naysayers "you just wait you'll eat your words!!!" because it was tightly written and kind of cool (assuming thats what Bridges may have thought too) but in the end the pacing was weird, the baddie reveal was completely mangled, the unraveling of Reynolds character's story was given in the first 15 minutes leaving nothing else to discover (unlike the script) and the special fx and monster design looked like Men in Black's leftovers. Its unfortunate because it "should've" been a sure fire hit but when me and my wife were the only people in the theater watching it in its first week something...just something told me it was gonna struggle...hmmmmm....
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9:29PM on 09/18/2013
I enjoyed the film (down vote me all you want. I don't care), but the biggest problem was the script. It had no idea what kind of film it wanted to be. Or it tried to mix too many genres into one film.

The film did have a few good moments. Like how they're vessels were a hot supermodel and an old Chinese guy. And I thought the cast looked like they were having a good time with one another. Especially Reynolds and Bridges.
I enjoyed the film (down vote me all you want. I don't care), but the biggest problem was the script. It had no idea what kind of film it wanted to be. Or it tried to mix too many genres into one film.

The film did have a few good moments. Like how they're vessels were a hot supermodel and an old Chinese guy. And I thought the cast looked like they were having a good time with one another. Especially Reynolds and Bridges.
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9:23PM on 09/18/2013
I thought Jeff Bridges was entertaining and looked like he genuinely was enjoying himself on-screen. Van Wilder is another story though..............
I thought Jeff Bridges was entertaining and looked like he genuinely was enjoying himself on-screen. Van Wilder is another story though..............
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10:16PM on 09/18/2013
"I know, right?"
"I know, right?"
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