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  • #51981
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    The change to ‘friends’ just seems weird to me. I know ‘scientists’ was inaccurate but at least it sounded better then ‘friends’. To me it now reads like an opening sentence to an Adam Sandler movie (*shudder*).

    I have to admit that my initial excitement about the first trailer disappeared pretty quickly. I think I was in a bit of denial. The more I think about it the more I worry this movie is going to be bad. It could just be the way things are presented in the trailer but the jokes seem to forced (the international trailer makes me think that even more).

    In the original move they made jokes but they still felt like real people reacting to an extrasensory situation realistically. The lines/jokes in the 2016 trailer feel like lines that are being said for the benefit of the audience. They feel more like people trying to be funny then just being funny. In the original movie when Venkmen first encounters possessed Dana he is still trying to be a smart ass but he’s also acting in a way that shows he is out of his depth. It’s funny but feels like a real reaction to a messed up situation. Imagine now if, instead of doing that, he’d slapped Dana across the face screaming, “Get out of my date ghost! The power of Venkmen compels you!”

    I want to like the movie. I’m still going to see it in the cinema but I’m a lot more worried then I was at first. I still think McKinnon’s character looks like she is going to be fun. I’m happy to see McCarthy seeming to tone down her performance but the rest just worries me… a lot.

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    #51899
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    The opening narration is confusing as well since everything seems to point to the old movies not being a part of this movie (beyond tips of the hat).

    I can across this that would seem to confirm it (via http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-new-ghostbusters-trailer-is-here-and-everything-lo-1762501978):
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    Make no mistake, despite the cameos, and the recognizable people, places and music, this new Ghostbusters is a reboot, not a sequel. The film-makers wanted to start from scratch, so this world, and these characters, would have to earn their place.

    “To say ghosts have existed for 30 years [would be] a different world,” Dippold said. “In the original it’s so fun to see the ghosts unleashed for the first time and we didn’t want to skip over it.”

    Plus, Feig added, “I didn’t like the idea of them being handed technology. I wanted to see it developed.”

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    I’ve also heard some rumors about slimers involvement that would also suggest this movie is not connected to the original but I don’t know if I should go into possible spoilers here.

    I would not be surprised if the text narration is just Sony marketing doing their own thing and trying to draw in the old fans. Working for Sony has taught me that the creative people behind a product have very little control over what Sony Marketing do or show.

    Overall I like the trailer. I was worried that the acting was going to be really over the top but apart from the Patty character I thought most of the acting was fairly grounded.

    I like some of the equipment but not sure about all of it. I saw two versions of the particle thrower in the trailer (as well as the side arms and other stuff).

    But no matter what I’m going to see this movie anyway.

    An accident prone Englishman living in the Netherlands: www.invadingholland.com

    #51296
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    some more props have shown up and to be honest my usually optimistic self does not sure what to make of these:

    http://ghostbustersnews.com/2016/01/13/more-props-from-new-ghostbusters-film-revealed/

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    #50182
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    Thanks very much @deearris. I’m glad you like it.

    It was fun to base the story on a real world location and history of Amsterdam. I’ve been to the cinema in the story quite a few times in real life and it is an amazing building.

    I’m glad you like the branch having a little bit of a back story too. More about that will come up later 😉

    Good point about not knowing much of the team yet so here is a little bit about each of them…

    Sam McBrian
    The only non-Dutch member of the team, Sam comes from London and has a reputation as a bit of a con man. He’ll try to charge as much as possible for a job and then add on a little bit more for any extras he can dream up. He’s not too concerned about whether a ghost deserves to be caught or not either, only how much it is worth. Although helping the ghost of the murdered projectionist was ‘the right thing to do’ during the cinema job Sam was not too happy about what he saw as a loss of profit. Why not trap the murderer and his victim in the same trap?
    Brains 3 (Electronics) / Cool 4 (Deceive) / Moves 3 (Lock Pick) / Muscles 2 (Withstand Pain)
    Goal: Money

    Koen De Ruyter
    Bob is the smooth talker of the group and fancies himself as a bit of a ladies’ man (even though he has not been very successful yet). He sees ghost busting as a way of impressing people and was quite freaked out about the reality of seeing a ghost for the first time.

    Brains 1 (Occult) / Cool 4 (Bluff) / Moves 5 (Fire Weapon) / Muscles 2 (Hand to Hand)
    Goal: Love (or something that feel like it)

    Kim Giesbertz
    Kim might be the quietest member of the team but she is the most pure scientist. She’s always thinking of every possible scientific angle and wants to record everything for her research. During the cinema job she tried to keep her ecto googles on the whole time. Occasionally bumping into walls was seen as only a minor inconvenience.

    Brains 4 (Tracking) / Cool 1 (Resist Possession) / Moves 3 (Stealth) / Muscles 4 (Climb)
    Goal: Science

    Intern
    The intern is the ‘Biggs’ of the group. The team don’t call him by his name (partly because his player did not bother to give his character a name and partly because he really is an intern at our studio) and he is ok with that. He’s not very predictable and it’s sometimes questionable if he even known’s what he is doing. During the team’s first outing he decided that a bullhorn was a much more effective form of long distance communication than a walky-talky, got separated from the team and managed to have a short conversation with a ghost without realizing it was actually a ghost. It’s a good thing the team don’t actually pay him.

    Brains 1 (Investigation) / Cool 3 (Deception) / Moves 3 (Slight of Hand) / Muscles 5 (Break Stuff)
    Goal: Keeping things ‘interesting’

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    #49312
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    @cap Adding the incriminating notebook story I stumbled across another image that shows the characters in the Falcon looking depressed… with Han. Maybe it means something. Maybe it means nothing. Who knows.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1qZyOrFG-jY/VYmBWbbKEvI/AAAAAAABsx0/LJFXX4U9sFA/s1600/falcon.png

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    #48868
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    I’m a huge Neil Gaiman fan. I love his style of fantasy writing. The kind of dream logic he applies ot a lot of his stuff is great. I’ve been a fan of his ever since I read Neverwhere (which I read during a time I had to ride the London underground a lot so that added an extra dimension to reading it).

    I read The Ocean at The End of The Lane in just a few days and really enjoyed it. I think Neverwhere is still my favourite but that might just be because it has a special place in my heart. Ocean at The End of The Lane is a very close second (can I cheat and say joint first place?). I just find his way of writing fantasy so fascinating because of the way he mixes it with the real world and makes the stakes feel high in a none cheese way.

    An accident prone Englishman living in the Netherlands: www.invadingholland.com

    #48859
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    Seems like the ones they wore to the hospital were only prototype packs according to Paul Feig (and the ones from a few weeks ago are the correct ones):
    http://ghostbustersnews.com/2015/08/03/paul-feig-clears-up-confusion-over-proton-packs-in-new-film/

    It’s a little unclear if he means they were prototype movie props or prototype packs in the fiction of the movie though. It’s a little confusing.

    An accident prone Englishman living in the Netherlands: www.invadingholland.com

    #48808
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    I just came across a news story of the Ghostbusters reboot cast visiting a children hospital which is not only a cool thing to do but also seems to reveal that there will be more that one proton pack in the movie. The packs they are all wearing in the photos look quite different.

    New Packs?

    Here is the full story with more photos: http://www.ew.com/article/2015/08/01/ghostbusters-cast-boston-tufts-medical-center

    An accident prone Englishman living in the Netherlands: www.invadingholland.com

    #48122
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    I think I actually like it a bit more now having some time to look at it. Having seen what Kate McKinnon character looks like I think the proton pack fits as something that character could have made. Just as the original looks like something someone like Egon would have made. I’m just wondering if its a bit small maybe looking at the size of the gun but that might not matter. It all depends on how it looks when they are wearing it.

    I think I’m just excited to see images. I never thought I would see photos from a new Ghostbusters movie again in my life time.

    An accident prone Englishman living in the Netherlands: www.invadingholland.com

    #48090
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    I keep coming back to Civilisation 5 and occasionally The Curse of Monkey Island. I still love the story and cartoon style of that game.

    An accident prone Englishman living in the Netherlands: www.invadingholland.com

    #48089
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    @doug You honour me with the Crunch bar 🙂

    Oh the GBR game has been very funny so far. We have a design intern who plays a Ghostbusters intern in the game and he rivals Briggs.

    An accident prone Englishman living in the Netherlands: www.invadingholland.com

    #48028
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    @cap Look what I found. It’s now hanging up in our studio:

    Nerdy Show Award

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    #47941
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    @Cap Thanks. I’d be happy to 🙂 It might interest you to know that I’ve been running a GBR game at the office since getting my franchise starter kit. Everyone here is enjoying it.

    An accident prone Englishman living in the Netherlands: www.invadingholland.com

    #47902
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    @cap I just got back into the office today and found some photos from my colleagues at E3 in my inbox. In a photo of the awards I spotted a Nerdy Show sticker for Best in Show on our game.

    Thanks on behalf of the Horizon team 😉

    An accident prone Englishman living in the Netherlands: www.invadingholland.com

    #46193
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    He’s put his script treatment online as well now (although he say’s since it never got picked up it is basically fan-fic :p)

    http://www.maxlandiswrites.com/ghostbusters-iii/

    An accident prone Englishman living in the Netherlands: www.invadingholland.com

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