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** Holtzmann getting close to Erin in the subway by having her go first and test their new untested nuclear laser gun aimed at the ghost in the subway. Complimenting her by saying she has the longest arms. Followed by her putting protection on her neck.
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** Holtzmann getting close to Erin in the subway by having her go first and test their new untested nuclear laser gun aimed at the ghost in the subway. Complimenting her by saying she has the longest arms. Followed by her putting protection collar on her neck.
** Holtzmann immediately yanking the equipment collar off Erin's neck and saving her from the subway ghost and the oncoming train.

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** Holtzmann getting close to Erin in the subway by having her go first and test their new untested nuclear laser gun aimed at the ghost in the subway. Complimenting her by saying she has the longest arms. Followed by her putting protection on her neck.
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** This exchange between Patty and Holtzmann in the subway:
-->'''Patty:''' Baby, if I knew what it was, I wouldn't say "a weird sparking thing".
-->'''Holtzmann:''' You're mouthy. I like that.

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** Holtzmann lip-syncing and dancing along to "Rhythm Of The Night" by DeBarge to impress Erin.

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-->'''Abby:''' We saw a ghost. You know, and she was beautiful. But, I got to say, even that was kind of spectacularly beautiful.

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** Holtzmann joking about queefing and asking if she could do a live demonstration for Abby and Erin.
** Holtzmann videotaping Erin, getting too close for comfort and asking about her wardrobe.
-->'''Holtzmann:''' Ma'am, can you tell us where you got the world's tiniest bow tie?


** Holtzmann introducing herself to Erin flirtatiously. "Holtzmann. Virgo. Avid-skier. Gluten-full. And 100% jazzed to meet you."

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** Holtzmann introducing herself to Erin flirtatiously. "Holtzmann.
-->'''Holtzmann:''' Holtzmann.
Virgo. Avid-skier. Gluten-full. And 100% jazzed to meet you."


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-->'''Abby:''' Holtzmann works for me here in this lab. She's a brilliant engineer and very loyal. She would not abandon you.
** Holtzmann winking at Erin while Abby talks.

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** The whole TheMissusAndTheEx dynamic between Erin, Abby and Holtzmann; although never (overtly identified as) a romantic couple, Erin and Abby were research partners and friends until Erin 'dumped' Abby, leading to initial tension and awkwardness when Erin reenters Abby's life only to find that Abby has replaced her with Holtzmann, a younger, more dynamic and confident partner with whom she appears to gel better. Gradually downplayed, however, as beyond that initial tension Erin and Abby gradually begin to renew their friendship and, beyond some initial protectiveness and teasing, Holtzmann doesn't show that much hostility towards Erin (and in fact seems much fonder of flirting incessantly with her).


** Holtzmann introducing herself to Erin flirtatiously.

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** Holtzmann introducing herself to Erin flirtatiously. "Holtzmann. Virgo. Avid-skier. Gluten-full. And 100% jazzed to meet you."
** One of the first things Holtzmann notices about Erin is that she carries a lot of tension in her shoulders.

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** Holtzmann introducing herself to Erin flirtatiously.
** When Erin and Abby are talking about the book in the lab, Holtzmann is seen putting her arm around Abby.
** Abby describing the ghost in the mansion as "beautiful".


* OvershadowedByControversy: The many arguments and fights between the film's detractors, its supporters, and the staff involved in its creation have become next to impossible to ignore even for those who were not previously interested or didn't even know the film existed.

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* OvershadowedByControversy: This has been cited as a reason for the film not performing well at the box office. The many arguments and fights between the film's detractors, its supporters, and the staff involved in its creation have become next to impossible to ignore even for those who were not previously interested or didn't even know the film existed.

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* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Chris Hemsworth becomes chilling when playing a Rowan-possessed Kevin. His voice becomes lower and his body language drastically changes. You can believe the movie's DitzySecretary just became a competent supervillain.

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* CatharsisFactor: After the mayor pretending not to know about the ghosts and harassing the Ghostbusters into silence, it's a bit of RootingForTheEmpire that Rowan through Kevin turns him and the army into PeoplePuppets, making them dance around 'cause it's cool.


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* InformedWrongness: Erin is treated as ridiculous for wanting Abby to take down their book from Amazon. Except...she makes a lot of legitimate points that she never gave her consent on it, and it's implied Abby is withholding Erin's share of the royalties out of bitterness towards their grudge. Not helping matters is that Abby does it ''again'', posting a video of the ghost at the Aldridge Mansion without Erin's consent, which went viral and got Erin fired. Her only response to a crying Erin is to offer to hire her at the university where she works. What's more, [[spoiler:when you're ridiculed for years because you saw a ghost and couldn't convince anyone, you would do all you can to deny the lady who stood overyour bed for a year]].


* {{Anvilicious}}: Female empowerment is very much a theme of the film. However, it occasionally comes across as clunky due to the negative portrayal of men being stupid, wrong, and/or evil.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: Female empowerment is very much a theme of the film. However, it occasionally comes across as clunky due to the [[WomenAreWiser negative portrayal of men being stupid, wrong, and/or evil.evil]].


* UnfortunateImplications: [[http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/21/12239704/ghostbusters-is-still-haunted-by-negative-racial-tropes Accusations of racism]] have been leveled surrounding the character of Patty, the only major non-white character in the film, who is portrayed as a StreetSmart SassyBlackWoman. She's the only Ghostbuster that lacks a college level education (she's a subway employee) while her white teammates all have [=PhDs=] in their respective fields.

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[[http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/21/12239704/ghostbusters-is-still-haunted-by-negative-racial-tropes Accusations of racism]] have been leveled surrounding the character of Patty, the only major non-white character in the film, who is portrayed as a StreetSmart SassyBlackWoman. She's the only Ghostbuster that lacks a college level education (she's a subway employee) while her white teammates all have [=PhDs=] in their respective fields.fields.
** The film has been criticized on its portrayal of male characters, as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl0KuS_hfXA according to an editorial by Andre Einherjar from Midnight's Edge]] every single male character in the movie is either inept, incompetent, an idiot, an asshole, or some combination of all of the above.

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