After detective Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) is killed in action, he is taken to join the undead police division and is assigned to be the partner of Roy Pulsipher (Jeff Bridges), a veteran officer of the R.I.P.D — the Rest In Peace Department, a department of dead police officers dedicated to protect and serve the living from arrogant, malevolent, bloodthirsty evil spirits who refuse to move into the afterlife.
Attending Your Own Funeral: Subverted in the sense of being undead. While he's disguised as his James Hong character, Nick does attend his own funeral from a distance. He first discovers that he no longer looks like himself when he sprints in and tries to greet his widow.
Made of Iron: The dead, be they R.I.P.D. or dead-o, simply cannot be harmed in any meaningful way other than shooting them. Nick is beaten with rocks and cinderblocks in the climax, and treats it like an inconvenience.
The Masquerade: Spirits are visible to mortals, but usually stay disguised so as to avoid attracting attention, which neither side wants. A big stink is raised when Nick and Roy chase an undisguised dead-o in public in the middle of the day.
Missing Trailer Scene: "You're dead," and "I don't know which eyes to shoot you between," didn't make the final cut. The "don't tense up" line also gets changed to "relax body."
Ms. Fanservice: Roy's avatar is played by supermodel Marisa Miller, who has posed for both Victoria's Secret and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Nice Hat: Roy's cowboy hat which he loses early on, leaving him quite upset with Nick since he lost it from Nick pitching him into a bus as payback. He gets it back in the end.
No Endor Holocaust: It's very clear that assembling the Staff of Jericho, even before activating it, causes rips in the mortal world that tear down many buildings. In the end there are still massive holes and no mention of them is made.