Watch: First Trailer for R.I.P.D. Starring Jeff Bridges & Ryan Reynolds

April 17, 2013
Source: The Film Stage


"We are the greatest lawmen that ever lived and died." It's Men in Black meets Ghostbusters with a little bit of Jeff Bridges from True Grit thrown in for good measure. While the long wait for a trailer for R.I.P.D. had us worried, this actually looks pretty damn fun. The special effects look solid, the monstrous dead that Ryan Reynolds must pursue look really cool, and the chemistry between our two heroes seems pretty great. There's no sign of the plot where Reynolds is looking for the man responsible for his death, but that will likely come later. In the meantime, we're certainly interested to see how this flick turns out. Watch!

Here's the first trailer for Robert Schwentke's R.I.P.D., originally from Machinima:

Robert Schwentke (RED) directs R.I.P.D., written by Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay (Clash of the Titans, Aeon Flux) and based on Peter M. Lenkov's graphic novel of the same name. Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) was gunned down in the line of duty at the height of his personal and professional life. Now he's traded 100 years of service to R.I.P.D. (Rest in Peace Department) in exchange for a shot at solving his own murder. Unfortunately, his search will take him to Hell and back with the grizzled Roy Pulsipher (Jeff Bridges) at his side. Kevin Bacon and Mary-Louise Parker also star in the Universal Pictures film arriving on July 19th.

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ripd fan on Apr 17, 2013


Looks all right.

Nielsen700 on Apr 17, 2013


Men In Black Meets Hellboy.

Yo on Apr 17, 2013


Men in boy ...Wait!

TOONFED on Apr 17, 2013


/ wins comments

El_MUERkO on Apr 18, 2013



P on Apr 18, 2013


meet ghostbusters

book on Apr 19, 2013


Men in Ghostboy

alex on Apr 19, 2013


MIB/League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

JL on Apr 18, 2013



JL on Apr 18, 2013


Rumour has it that this is a $200 million movie.....and Hellboy 3 was struggeling to get $120 million.....

David Banner on Apr 18, 2013


It looks like it'll have it's moments...but it's not worth a trip to the theater.

Chris Groves on Apr 17, 2013


Besides the fact that movies nowadays cost an arm and a leg to attend, why would this movie not be worthy of seeing on the big screen? If you saw any of the MIB's and are planning on see After Earth, Hangover III, Fast 6, or even 300 and Lone Ranger in theaters, what makes this movie unworthy, just out of curiosity?

JBrotsis on Apr 17, 2013


Well, I saw the first two MIB, as a kid, I didn't see the 3rd. I'm not planning to see After Earth in theaters. I enjoy comedies more at home, so like the first two, Hangover 3 will probably be a DVD view for me. Fast 6 looks fantastic, so I'll definitely catch it in theaters. I'm not very interested in seeing The Lone Ranger in theaters, and 300 at this point is a maybe at best. To be honest, this just doesn't look like it's a 'must-see' movie. Is it really that hard to grasp? I go see movies that I believe look great, that are truly worth every penny spent seeing them in a great theater setting. As you said, it isn't the cheapest thing in the world, so you have to pick and choose what you see. The ONE movie that I classify as a 'must-see' in July is Pacific Rim. Spectacle doesn't come at a more grand scale than that film. The #2 after that is The Wolverine. Then, if I make more than 2 trips to the theater, it'll be stuff like Lone Ranger, this, and The Conjuring that get consideration. July isn't particularly loaded this year, Pacific Rim stands head and shoulders above the rest. May has no less than 3 must-see films with Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Fast and Furious 6. June has only one film I personally consider a must-see in the theater, and that's Man of Steel. This doesn't look bad, but it simply doesn't seem of a quality where I'll regret not seeing it in a theater. It's middle of the pack material, to be honest. It seems a little silly, it's going for an obvious action-comedy route...which is fine, but not my favorite genre. Also to be honest, the voice and overall characterization of Bridges isn't something I'm in love with, and I'm a big fan of the guy in general.

Chris Groves on Apr 18, 2013


You should see the third Men In Black. Not for how good the film is or because it interests you, but because it makes MIB1 and MIB2 mean so much more. You have no idea.

Ace on Apr 18, 2013


I've heard very good things, and it's on my rather extensive list of films I need to see.

Chris Groves on Apr 18, 2013


Good to know. I understand where you're coming from on your ranking of must see movies. I, personally, go and see movies that definitely catch my taste, or even slightly turn my head. As much as I hate paying $10+ a ticket, I rarely spend my money on anything else that's not a necessity. And I agree, there are some movies that are a must see IN the theaters, like Pacific Rim, Star Trek and (IM3 and Man of Steel). Everything else just fits in movie genres I like. Hopefully the follow up trailer to this will have a better execution to the story's plot, but for now, I could see myself seeing it. Glad we could have a simple, non argumental chat.

JBrotsis on Apr 18, 2013


Oh no problem, and if I came off as a bit overly negative I wasn't really intending to. Some people say 'it's not worth a trip to the theater' and mean it in a way that's really trying to insult the quality of the film...but this does look like it would have more fun and entertaining moments than bad. I'm sure when I get around to seeing I could very well like more than I hate, and I'm not going to avoid watching it. It's just if it comes down to picking and choosing which films I'll be seeing in a theater, I have to say this will be one of the first films on the chopping block in THAT regard.

Chris Groves on Apr 18, 2013


MiB 3 surprised me in that it was actually a pretty damn good movie. Better than the second in my opinion. I would recommend renting it.

Chris Amaya on Apr 18, 2013


I do plan to watch it.

Chris Groves on Apr 19, 2013


$20 says the final scenes include Jeff Bridges giving Ryan Reynolds a handshake. No, $50.

the_situasian on Apr 17, 2013


Poor man's MIB with a much less appealing plot and lead.

Blah... on Apr 17, 2013


A well made trailer but the CGI looks awful and cliches abound IMO

Cody W on Apr 17, 2013


oh man wtf did i just watch... now i'm gonna have to watch the latest Superman trailer all over again to cheer me up before my day start... **sigh**

JA on Apr 17, 2013


Original, at least. I sense some good laughs.

Jim on Apr 17, 2013


Original? Which part?

$126191 on Apr 18, 2013


Aw, does its heinie hurt?

Jim on Apr 18, 2013


Looks crazy enough to potentially work.

Akwasi Asabere on Apr 17, 2013


The comparisons to MIB are probably going to be endless. Mindless summer fun. I like the combo of Reynolds and Bridges though. Could be comedy gold.

RikOShea on Apr 17, 2013


Might be good.

Xerxexx on Apr 17, 2013


this is funny

truong18 on Apr 17, 2013


The movie looks like a fun filled action/comedy flick, Worth the money.

ali3000 on Apr 17, 2013


This will be good for switching off and enjoying some fun, ridiculous action. Look forward to it.

grimjob on Apr 17, 2013


This looks awesome. Definitely one to at least get on DVD cheap.

zalbus on Apr 17, 2013


Looks fun! Jeff Bridges could earn his franchise if this works.

Mithun Divakaran on Apr 17, 2013


Looks really bad

Richie G on Apr 17, 2013


Tis'll probably be the next Matrix, looks amazing.

Carpola on Apr 18, 2013


I think you must of taken the red and blue pill because it doesn't look amazing and will not be the next matrix.

TheGuv on Apr 18, 2013


Just having a laugh Agent Smith.

Carpola on Apr 18, 2013


Men Black, Meets Ghost Busters, Meets Beetle Juice...

hagman on Apr 18, 2013


i don't like it! The dead look stupid and the humor feels to forced to be funny! I watch it at home after a few years on dvd!

Avi on Apr 18, 2013


Stop wasting my time.

capitandelespacio on Apr 18, 2013


Looks like the guy from Crazy Heart got promoted to MIB... This looks terrible

Tester on Apr 18, 2013


Holy Fuck this looks terrible.

Brian Ricci Movie Review on Apr 18, 2013


Am I to believe that's not basically Men in Black 4?!

Brian on Apr 18, 2013


I'm stoked. haha!! Ryan Reynolds is as hot as ever. 🙂

Jordan Petersen on Apr 19, 2013


An old chinese guy, well I guess you win boy!

Jackmooney9 on Apr 20, 2013


It's just Men in Black meets Dead Like Me with a little extra kick to it.

Frost on Apr 23, 2013

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