After Nick is murdered by his own partner, he joins the Rest in Peace Department to protect the world from the undeads. While working with his new partner, many undeads are seen gathering in Boston. Soon he realizes that someone close to him is behind all a plot to bring on the apocalypse.
Jeff Bridges : Roy
Ryan Reynolds : Nick
Kevin Bacon : Hayes
Mary-Louise Parker : Proctor
Roy Pulsipher: I’m what they used to call a lawman. Marshall Roysephus Pulsipher.Nick: Roysephus?
Roy Pulsipher: It was considered a very sexy name at the time.
Nick: Sounds like an STD
The only thing I can say about this movie is that this is a less successful copy of “Men In Black” with a touch of “Ghostbusters” (also a port which is opened up) and as theatrical as “Ghost“. The widow has a feeling that the old Chinese could be the reincarnation of Nick, who wants to contact her …. yep … sigh.
There are a few comical action moments with the non-living who, by the way, all look like Mr. Hyde out of the Van Helsing movie. Besides that it’s hard to find another funny moment. The quote stated in the beginning was the only thing that made me smile. It feels all the time as a dreadful comedy-show with forced jokes and supported by a laugh track to lift it to a higher level. Jeff Bridges started to get on my nerves after a while with his unintelligible drivel. It seemed like he was constantly chewing something.
However, the matter about their identity and the way an ordinary mortal saw them, was quite original. The combination of these two sometimes gave it a comic effect. Only they could have used this aspect a bit more.
Zero content, the denouement was rather simplistic (so much effort to collect all that gold and this is neutralized in a micro-second) and I constantly had this feeling I would fall asleep during the movie. Afterwards I realized that watching at the wall would be as exciting ….