Jeff Bridges: "R.I.P.D. was underwhelming"

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Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline this supernatural action crime comedy about a recently slain cop who joins a team of undead police officers in an effort to find the man who murdered him. Based on the comic Rest In Peace Department by Peter M. Lenkov, the film is directed by Robert Schwentke and stars Kevin Bacon and Mary-Louise Parker in supporting roles.
September 19th, 2013

Jeff Bridges admits he was underwhelmed with 'R.I.P.D.'

The summer blockbuster, which starred the 63-year-old actor and Ryan Reynolds as an afterlife police team, flopped at the box office earlier this year, grossing just $33 million in the US despite its $130 million budget.

He told the new issue of US GQ magazine: ''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 wouldn't have made.

''I remember when someone pitched me the project, I couldn't quite grasp what they were talking about.''

'R.I.P.D.' is based on a comic book of the same name and the title stands for the Rest in Peace Department, a ghoulish police force who are tasked with patrolling Earth for spirits who haven't crossed over to the other side.

Bridges added that he kept an eye on the film's box office success, or lack thereof, with a keen interest.

He said: ''It's kind of fun when the movie's coming out. It's like having a horse in the race ... And they're lining up, and they're off! And you're rooting for your horse. And in this case, the jockey fell off the horse and you came in last.''