Like a lot of moviegoers this summer, acclaimed actor Jeff Bridges was "a little underwhelmed" by director Robert Schwentke's box office flop RIPD.
The Big Lebowski star is one of the many people who weren't overly impressed by this summer's action-comedy. Not only did people largely avoid the flick when it arrived in theaters last July, one of the film's star was also disappointed with the experience.
"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 choices that I wouldn't have made," the actor recently told GQ magazine.
Jeff Bridges said that he didn't completely understand the project when someone pitched him the idea. However, this didn't stop him from signing on for the role of Roy. Green Lantern alum Ryan Reynolds also starred in the picture.
The actor also spent some time watching the movie crash and burn at the box office. As of this writing, Universal Pictures' $130 million production has only earned a wimpy $68 million from around the world. The film is presently one of the biggest flops of the summer season.
"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. You know. That happens sometimes," he said.
The actor also appears in director Sergey Bodrov's adaptation of author Joseph Delaney's Seventh Son. Unfortunately, the film's release date is in limbo after Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. decided to part ways. It's unknown when the movie will finally hit the big screen.
Were you one of the few people who caught RIPD in theaters this summer? Are you surprised that Jeff Bridges was "a little underwhelmed" by the movie?
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