Nick also is assigned an unassuming avatar — an elderly Chinese man played by James Hong — that prevents him from reconnecting with his beloved wife (Stephanie Szostak) and develops avatar envy when he realizes Roy's alter ego is a supermodel (Marisa Miller).
The hilarious avatar gag, coupled with quirky quips about Indian food and Steely Dan, proves that “R.I.P.D.” has a comic pulse. But lifeless storytelling prevents the undead action-comedy from rising to the occasion.
Bonus features: two alternate openings, additional alternate and deleted scenes, four making-of featurettes, a gag reel and “motion comics” that show how the avatar concept translated to film.
— Brandy McDonnell