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Old 01-17-2019, 02:06 AM
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SHUT THE FUCK UP AND WATCH

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Old 01-17-2019, 05:01 AM
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You know, I still haven't seen the remake
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:26 AM
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I actually watched it within the last week. First time.
You know...on it's own, it's about as competent as the last female ensemble comedies have been so if you can tolerate these, you can tolerate this (but then your children will be next, will be next will be next will be ne-exxxt).

Thing is, this movie was destined to fail due to the added pressure of suffering comparisons, and boy did it.
Now I don't hate any of the chicks in this (I actually like Kristen Wiig to an extent), but I find Melissa McCarthy is just pretty one-trick, and the other two newer SNL chicks were just...unremarkable?
I say that, then I say this - While I never found Harold Ramis that much to my liking, when you're talking about Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray? - None of the girls bring half the presence that either of them did.
The title song was lame. The musical score...that beautiful musical score...is gone. Not even close.
The "threat" was a bit simplistic, and disappointing that there was a minimum of otherworldly lore involved.
The majority of the ghosts in all but a few very brief scenes looked like the standard boring "draped skeleton/spectre" look, and a kind of "winged demon" looking one, looked like something out of the scooby doo movie.
Nothing as unique as the doggies, or Gozer, or even the library ghost.

This movie...was like Starship Troopers trying to pass itself off as a remake of Aliens.

Plus's?
I guess some of the new gadgets/weapons were alright, and the first ghost they encounter in the subway looked pretty good.

I mean look, I watched it to the end. It wasn't THAT offputting. But yeah, I will say it falls in the category of "I don't really care if I ever see this again".




On the other hand?
This one?
This finally makes or breaks the GB franchise for me.
I have high hopes. Such damn high hopes after even Ghostbusters 2 let me down so many years ago.
If this sucks, I'm out...not that I'll have to be...
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:32 AM
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Haven't seen it yet as well. No particular reason.
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:21 AM
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I never saw the Wiig/McCarthy Take the Call movie either. I was always open to it, but none of my friends pulled the trigger and the reviews were not good. If it came on netflix, I'd probably see it.

I read Aykrold wrote a 1990 G3 script subtitled Hellbent, where the characters are sent to an alternate reality NY that is hellish and they meet the devil. But it fell through. The concept was used for Ghostbusters: The Video Game. Ramis is now deceased.

This 2020 G3 is written by Ivan Reitman's son Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan. Has my interest, but summer 2020 is a million years from now.

I was a bit disappointed with Ghostbusters 2, but it certainly had some good things in it. Peter MacNicol as Dr. Janosz Poha was very funny, through his own acting efforts; as I recall, and read, everything else was merely mildly amusing at best. There was little invention, just a bit of a rehash. Although it can work, the old bit of our loved characters being beatdown, the G-busters out of business, and Murray and Weaver being long broken up, Weaver trying to raise a baby alone... seems a dull, depressing place to start.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:55 PM
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Meh... I'm just getting tired of all the rehashed tired shit that is clearly only being made because Hollywood has about as much creativity and them as whoever writes for WWE. I honestly don't see the point of this other than making people forget about the diarrhea milkshake that came out a few years ago.

I think I'll skip this one.
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