Ripped from the pages and screens of Men in Black
comes this tale about a secret agency of deceased lawmen committed to protecting humanity from the dead. The presence of director Robert Schwentke (competing this weekend against Red 2
, the sequel to his 2010 comedic action adventure) guarantees there will be no rest for the wicked cliché of having a seasoned veteran (Jeff Bridges) mentoring a hotshot newbie (Ryan Reynolds) eager to settle an old score, like finding and bringing to justice the criminal who took his life in the first place, while also bumbling through another big case with the Earth hanging in the balance.
I wonder how this will all end…Now in theaters. (PG-13) Not screened in time for review.