Harold Ramis RIP: His 10 Most Memorable Films

10. Ghostbusters II (1989)

Ghostbusters II is Ramis' triumphant return as Dr. Egon Spengler; a character he made famous in the original Ghostbusters alongside Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson. The film also sees the return of Sigourney Weaver as Dana and Rick Moranis as the dim-witted Louis. While it isn't as iconic as the original, Ghostbusters II serves as a faithful continuation of the story of some of Hollywood's favourite characters. Discovering a river of ectoplasm and an increase in ghostly activity, the team are able to reopen the business and battle ghouls, ghosts and spirits for a second time round. Ramis still provides plenty of technical jargon interplay with Dan Aykroyd and references to the original remind us why we loved the characters in the first place. While the other characters spend far more time mugging (in the case of Aykroyd) or playing the darkly charming, but incredibly smarmy self-promoter (in the case of Murray,) Egon is possibly the most complexly written, and the generous moments of comedy are few and far between, which adds effect to the moments when he is allowed some flashes of silliness - as with the funniest moment in the entire movie...
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I love all things imaginative, from the page to the screen, and nurture a soft spot for Donald Sutherland and Daniel Bryan.

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