Set back in 1876, the story of our film follows in the footsteps of Sheriff Roy Pulsifer, the character played by Jeff Bridges in the 2013 film, and who was the best thing about it. Roy welcomes his only daughter and prepares to marry her when he is found dead in an attack by thugs at the town’s train station. But a chance is given to Roy to get his revenge when he is recruited by the RIPD (Rest In Peace Department). He must return to Earth and stop the coming entry of evil into it, which is being prepared in a mine near his city. Roy hopes that this way he can at least say goodbye to his daughter, but the rules of the “Other World” are strange. While on Earth, Roy and his partner in the mission, Jean,
It’s hoped that the film would combine western and fantasy elements. This combination is present in the film but overall it is not very entertaining. The 2013 film may not have done well at the box office and critically but it was a big production with good digital effects and two big names in the lead roles. This sequel is a small production with mediocre digital effects and no big name in the lead role. Jeffrey Donovan, who plays Roy, and Robert Brake’s old face, who plays the villain of the case, are fun and it’s definitely the best Tania has to show but beyond that, there’s not much to say. The idea of black women shooting around with guns in the Wild West is fun, and this is used for some social commentary, while the director often plays cleverly with changing shots. There is also a nice action scene towards the end of the film but the overall pacing is slack and a fantasy adventure comedy that doesn’t have enough good jokes and fast pacing then it will probably struggle to find its mark.
However, the film is not about trash. It wants but can’t give a more western, stylized style and moves at average levels in terms of plot development, pacing, and performances but it struggles to keep a relevant level in the production and cover as much as it can on its small budget. also making clever use of her mediocre digital effects. Adding to that the very good actors Donovan and Break, and you automatically get a few extra points. However, RIPD 2 is a film that will not only be soon forgotten but I fear few will know of its existence.