Boston Herald - At least one thing was serene on Interstate 93 this afternoon and that’s a Norwood couple’s newborn baby girl, Serene, after she was delivered roadside at the Morissey Boulevard exit by Boston EMS on a training mission. Stop-and-go traffic today produced a mess of screaming drivers — as well as the screaming baby girl, after her parents’ rush to the hospital was caught in the massive jam caused by shooting the new movie, “R.I.P.D.” “It’s a mess,” said Sharon Lundin, 52, of Burlington said she had been sitting on the same two block stretch of road near South Station for more than 20 minutes. “I feel bad for all the people who had to come to work and sit in traffic waiting for the stupid movie,” Lundin said. “That should be done in the middle of the night with lights.” Filming for the zombie cop thriller starring Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon and Jeff Bridges stopped at noon, state police spokesman David Procopio said. “If this is all about a movie, I’ll never go to one again,” said Ron Keenan, 65, of Charlestown, who was driving back from Cape Cod. “I had no idea it was going to be this bad.”
This was all the rage yesterday, apparently the movie shut down all sorts of traffic in boston. I can assure you of one thing, if I was still commuting down 93 every day to work, I would have most definitely had a cameo appearance in this movie. I can’t stand normal traffic, I don’t need Hollywood movie traffic mixed in with my morning commute. I’m a little ashamed to say it, but one time I Saw a med-evac helicopter land on the highway ¼ mile ahead of me. Traffic was at a dead stop, and instead of wondering if the person being evac’d was ok, all I was thinking was if they aren’t dead I’m going to go up there and strangle them. When the helicopter took off I yelled, “Allright, the dead guys gone, lets get the fucking show on the road.” Windows were down, it was like 8:30 AM. Needless to say I’m not a good person in traffic. So imagine if I was stopped for some superfluous movie being filmed in the middle of my commute. I’d have gone so batshit crazy the producers would have been fools not to roll tape and find a part for me in the movie.
And I could see if this was a good movie or something, but its RIPD. It’s about a Ghost Police Department, starring Ryan Reynolds. Don’t bother reading the rotten tomatoes review, that last sentence tells you everything you’ll need to know. It’s going to suck.