the supernatural themes in this and the visual effects of undead would definitely fall in line with China’s view on banning the movie overall. But I am curious, what gay themes were in it? Did I miss some references somewhere, because I don’t recall anything that put off that vibe.
For my own view on the film…I enjoyed it immensely. Was it as good as the original, no. But in some regards it was better. Yes the primary male character of Chris Hemsworth idiotic Kevin was absolutely a brilliant take on the Jeannine character. Hemsworth was a scene-stealer in no small part due to who knew he could be that funny?!? McKinnon’s Holtzman was a complete improvement on Ramis’ Spangler, no small feat whatsoever. McCarthy’s Abby version of Akroyd’s character was on par. No better, no worse, just as lovable. Leslie Jones was far more involved than Hudson’s Winston was, and the trailers did not do her justice. I was pleasantly surprised that she was not the one note character they made her out to be in the trailers.
Lastlly is Kristen Wiig’s Emily version of the immortal Bill Murray’s Peter Venkman. This is where they fell down. Kristen Wiig was perfectly fine. Her character was fine. Emily was not my favorite Ghostbuster, but she was not bad by any means. But Venkman? Come on. He is one of the best characters in movies ever. There was no way anyone could have topped Murray in this regard, and I didn’t expect them to.
All in all it was enjoyable. I like it. While the original GB I would give 5/5, Id give GB2 1.5/5, and this new incarnation let’s call it GB3 would be 4/5.