Movie News: R.I.P.D. Star Bridges Underwhelmed with the Film

Written by Christian Jones Thursday, 19 September 2013

Movie News

Jeff Bridges has admitted that he’s disappointed with the lack lustre performance of his latest film R.I.PD.

In an interview with GQ, Bridges tempers his disappointment by saying, “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.”

The Universal film has proved to be a costly failure for the studio. With a budget of $130 million, the film has yet to break even, and has received many negative reviews - Variety’s Scott Foundas called the film a generally uninspired mash-up of ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Men in Black’”, though did single out Bridges’ performance as a redeeming aspect of the film.

“I remember when someone pitched me the project, I couldn’t quite grasp what they were talking about,” Bridges says in the interview. He then talks about how he keeps an eye on the box office numbers after a movie’s release.

“It’s kind of fun when the movie’s coming out,” he says. “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.”

R.I.P.D., based on the Dark Horse comic book, opens in the UK tomorrow. Read our review here.

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