15 Jul 2016
Behind the Scene and other Major Plot Points
Rock Concert Scene
At the end of the rock concert scene, Holtzmann grabs a guitar and smashes it on the stage in her excitement. This was improvised by Kate McKinnon on set. Paul Feig had to quickly stop her from smashing the real guitar, but liked the idea enough to allow more set-ups with a fake prop guitar.
At one point in the movie, Holtzmann says “they are heavier than you think” with regards to the proton packs. During the filming of the first two original Ghostbuster movies, the actors often complained about the weight of the proton packs.
Bill Murray’s character..
.. Martin Heiss is a skeptic and debunker of paranormal activity. His character of Dr. Peter Venkman was a scientific charlatan who also did not believe in ghosts until he saw one personally. By contrast, all of the new Ghostbusters consider themselves serious scientists who believe in paranormal phenomena.
Movie Tie-In Book
Bill Murray’s character Martin Heiss does not die in the movie. In the movie tie-in book, “Ghosts from Our Past: Both Literally and Figuratively: The Study of the Paranormal”, Heiss writes a foreword and states that the Ghostbusters are not frauds and had he believed them, he wouldn’t have suffered large medical bills as a result of being knocked out of the window by a ghost.
hmmm I am becoming a fan of Kristen Wiig
is to share that I thought Kristen Wiig was really funny. Her comedic timing and quirks are all spot on. I think uniquely good in the world of Hollywood. She alone was a worthy choice..
I hope not. Dissect the movie and her scenes work and her deliveries work. She is by far the best part of it. Indeed it shows she cannot draw the big numbers alone, but few expected this I think. In short, she is not to blame.
She is a great comedic actress and can do drama, too.
Remember Kevin making everyone dance??!!
RT/Meta Critic Review
So, how do the Ghostbusters of today shape up against the boys of yesteryear? Pretty well …(Click here to see)