men in (funeral) black (R.I.P.D. trailer)


He’s a dead guy in a cowboy hat. The other he’s a newbie corpse. They’re cops!

It’s just like other action fantasy comedies you’ve seen, only slightly different.

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Gemmabeta
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 2:02pm

BOOMER!

DuffPaddy
DuffPaddy
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 2:34pm

So it’s basically Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) meets MIB with a bit of McCloud and Ghostbusters thrown in? Meh.

Tonio Kruger
Tonio Kruger
reply to  DuffPaddy
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 5:40pm

Don’t forget a touch of Reaper and Beetlejuice.:)

Danielm80
Danielm80
reply to  Tonio Kruger
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 7:16pm

There’s also a bit of John Dies at the End. But I like those movies. If you want to steal, steal from the best.

RogerBW
RogerBW
reply to  Tonio Kruger
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 2:27pm

Reaper was what I was seeing…

Gemmabeta
reply to  DuffPaddy
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 2:56pm

And the whole “dead people looking different to the living” is a gag ripped off from Dead Like Me.

Jonathan Roth
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 2:39pm

Might be fun.

The way they cut the trailer with the door knocks, gun cocks and elevator ding matching the music at 1:32 was clever.

MaryAnn Johanson
reply to  Jonathan Roth
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 6:52pm

The people who make the trailers are not the same people who make the movies.

Jonathan Roth
reply to  MaryAnn Johanson
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 7:32pm

Oh I know, but trailers are their own little art-form which can be worth commenting on as well.

RogerBW
RogerBW
reply to  Jonathan Roth
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 2:27pm

I thought the early shots did an excellent job of making the film look iike an utterly generic actioner.

Michael in Seattle
Michael in Seattle
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 3:29pm

When I saw this trailer in the theater, my first thought on the title was “Dead Men in Black.”

Tonio Kruger
Tonio Kruger
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 8:09pm

That’s Mary-Louise Parker as the Proctor? Odd to see her settling for such a minor role after Weeds.

Gemmabeta
reply to  Tonio Kruger
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 2:57pm

MLP is doing Red2, so she’s not really slumming it.

Tonio Kruger
Tonio Kruger
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 9:23pm

Considering all the movies this flick borrowed from, the result is surprisingly meh. It’s not a bad film but unlike the other films mentioned on this thread, it’s not a film I really want to see again right away. Which might explain why it flopped at the box office.

The World’s End did a far better job of borrowing from previous movies. And it seems odd as heck that the most memorable image R.I.P.D. comes up with is that of Mary-Louise Parker in a pair of white go-go boots and that the most interesting question it manages to provoke in its viewers is where the heck MLP got that big bottle of Fresca she possesses in her first scene.