Ok, its based on a comic from Darkhorse. From minute one however this seemed not only based on a computer game, but in actuality was one. Then interspersed among the mayhem of cgi glossy thingys trying badly to blend in, we have a few plotlines. Our hero is working as a dead guy, with another western themed dead guy, in the form of Jeff Bridges playing it as though he has lost the lower half of his teeth or has spat one too many chewin baccy at one too many horses. It rumbles along with mucho shoot 'em up, betwixt an attempt to allow all of dead guys to wander the earth. If you had a remote control in your hand, manys the time you may have been tempted to play the movie, rather than watch it...it barrels along for 90 minutes of hide and sneak with a creditable bad guy in the form of Kevin Bacon.
The tone of it is amusing, occasional burst of humourous, some of it deliberate bad taste, just about, but nothing overt. And thats the problem. It is amusing, but it's not got time to be funny. It's not as funny as the Men in Black, simply because at least there the camera was given more than half a minute to tell a story rather than bob and weave all over the game, sorry, movie.
Likeable, if beverages have been consumed, or if perhaps a youthful teen. Amusing set up for further adventures of the dead dudes. Unlikeable in that like a cheeseburger, the picture promised much but that thing on the table in front of you doesn't live up to expectations. Lower your expectations and allow a fairly amusing 90 minutes to pass loudly. Not on par with Ghostbusters or its ilk, simply because the characters here have only been drawn with a crayon rather than the lurid light of the cgi monster-mash.