Jeff Bridges Was Not Blown Away By 'R.I.P.D.' Either, Man

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Jeff Bridges Was Not Blown Away By 'R.I.P.D.' Either, Man

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | September 19, 2013 | Comments ()


I saw a lot of bad movies over the summer (Growns Ups 2, Paranoia, Jobs, The Lone Ranger), and I guess R.I.P.D., which was not the worst of the bunch, still smarted the most given the terrific cast in Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, and Mary Louise Parker (however, the R.I.P.D. review was a fun one to write). There are a lot of things that went wrong with R.I.P.D., which had spent years in development hell before getting the greenlight under Robert Schwentke, who had not really shown a talent for CGI movies in the past. That, really, was the movie’s biggest fault: The CGI was terrible, cartoonish, and silly, and even if the script had been better, the movie couldn’t have been salvaged, even by a scenery-chewing, having-a-blast Jeff Bridges, who Colonel Sanders’d the hell out of that movie.

Anyway, two months after its release, Jeff Bridges tells GQ (via Vulture) that he wasn’t a big fan, either, which makes it one of the quicker turnarounds on actors dissing their own movies.

“I had such a great time working on that movie,” Bridges says. “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 dunno if the studio was behind the CGI choices, but I seriously doubt there could’ve been a director’s cut that would’ve salvaged R.I.P.D.. It was bad to its core, man.

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  • Helo

    Jesus, I wonder how he's going to react when Seventh Son drops. I love me some Jeff Bridges, but casting him as a medieval sorcerer is like casting Carrot Top for a Stephen Hawking biopic.

  • Classic

    LOL. I actually want to see Seventh Son. I feel vaguely ashamed of this fact.

  • Helo

    Oh I have no doubt I will eventually catch it just to see Bridges and Moore ham it up to no end.

  • Fredo

    It was a mediocre concept. But with movies like this, it's all about the execution. And it was executed poorly.

    I don't think there was enough Dude and RyRy abs that could make that turd better.

  • Captain_Tuttle

    I like that he had fun making it - it would have been worse if they all had a miserable time and the movie was bad. Very thin silver lining.

  • Aaron Schulz

    i feel bad for bob hoskins and leguizamo, they had a miserable time making mario and it was terrible, poor bastards, at least they got drunk alot

  • Sara_Tonin00

    It's probably a pretty big silver lining for him. Money + fun? That's the requisite two-thirds of a good job description.

  • bastich

    What's the last third? It's "babes", isn't it?

  • Captain_Tuttle

    See Aaron Schulz's comment above. Money + fun + booze = one happy Cap'n. Do we know if any of those jobs are hiring?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    quality project? career advancement? good working environment? take your pick.

  • BigBlueKY

    thank you for re-posting that link to the review/imaginary conversation with Blake and Ry-Ry. Day made.

  • AvaLehra

    Oh my god. I almost fell off my seat when I first glanced at the headline and all I saw was "Jeff Bridges" and "RIP". Whew! Don't scare me like that.

  • bastich

    No worries, my friend. The Dude abides.

  • Bert_McGurt

    So even when Jeff Bridges is critical of a movie he's still pretty nice about it.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    He doesn't seem like a guy who's all that great at being mean outside of movies.

  • Fredo

    Just don't mess with his zen thing, man.

  • TCH

    Yeah well, you know, that's just like your opinion man.

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