Even the actors themselves aren’t that happy with how Universal’s big-budget supernatural comedy “R.I.P.D.” turned out.
The Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds-led film is considered one of the year’s biggest flops, and scored far more scathing reviews than other high profile duds this year like “The Lone Ranger”.
Costing $130 million, the film ultimately grossed just over $100 million worldwide – two-thirds of that in global markets. Now, Bridges tells GQ magazine:
“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 wouldn’t have made… I remember when someone pitched me the project, I couldn’t quite grasp what they were talking about.”
Bridges also commented on the box-office of the film, and the whole sub-culture of box-office watchers:
“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.”