This second Ghostbusters trailer looks fantastic

I’m right there with you. I feel like the only amazing thing Harold Ramis and co. did was get Sigourney Weaver, thus mixing an performer with serious acting chops with renowned comedians. I also think that this movie didn’t age well, but that had more to do with the hokey theme song.

I assume that Chris Hemsworth is the actor with serious acting chops in this film? :wink:

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Eeeeeeeh. I wouldn’t put Ghostbusters up there with Star Wars. I mean, I liked it a lot as a kid, but watching it as an adult, it’s basically Murray and Aykroid being less funny than the are in their other comic work, surrounded by a lot of flashy - but not exceptional for the time - special effects, and some not-very-scary horror elements.

It’s certainly got more heart and thought than the mercenary 80s toy commercials that Michael Bay is remaking (TMNT and Transformers, which had no soul in the first place, and thus are not really something to get mad about when they get a soulless remake), but a lot of the love for it still comes down more to familiarity than to actual quality.

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The first Matrix was dumb as shit. I was dragged to the second thinking “Well, it couldn’t be worse than the first one!” And, boy, wow, did they surprise me…

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When people go on about stuff like “Plan 9 From Outer Space” being bad I just tell them they have no idea what truly awful things lurk in the fringes of movie history and I have seen some of them.

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Clearly these people aren’t aware that there’s a difference between “so bad it’s entertaining” and “that’s 2 hours of my life I can’t get back”.

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Hmm. I’m thinking I want to start a “Worst Movie I Ever Saw” thread now. There isn’t an already-extant one around here, is there?

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There usually is, in my experience. Closest I can find is this:

Not quite the same, though.

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This might have been stated elsewhere in the thread, but that ain’t the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man at the end.
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It’s (and I’ll be curious to see how this all shakes out) Rowan, a.k.a. the main villain, a.k.a. (per various toy fair photos) the Ghostbusters logo come to life.

Additional: I’m a male child of the 80s and I loved the first two Ghostbusters movies. I’m of the opinion that:

  1. A reboot can be enjoyed on its own merits
  2. A reboot fine can even be not as good as the original it’s based on, and still satisfy 1) above
  3. Much of the love of the original Ghostbusters film is based on nostalgia, perhaps moreso than the objective quality of said originals
  4. No reboot is ever necessary, but also no more or less necessary than any film with an original concept (Jupiter Ascending, anyone)?
  5. I will likely enjoy this film to some degree
  6. The importance of films is greatly conflated
  7. The sky is blue
  8. The cake is a lie
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Then we are overdue. Here we go!

This is true. For contrast, I actually kind of enjoyed the Jem and the Holograms film (if for no other reason than that Juliette Lewis was amazing).

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There is a film chit chat thread and I post quickie reviews of stuff there, mostly the from the “class” I take. So far nothing has been as painful as Invasion Of The Star Creatures and we have seen some pretty awful films.
ETA some of the more veteran attendees of the class say King Kong Lives was the worst one.

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Lead by Trump and his 'follower’s

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Wow. I just read the Plot Summary.

I’d pay ca$h money to see that movie, especially with 21st century VFX. Hey, Dino…!

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You can find it on YouTube… I dunno it got so hokey awful in execution I couldn’t finish watching it. The SFX were not the bad part of the film.

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I’m hopeful this is because Bill Murry plays a man who had hoped to collect the ghosts/gather all the ectoplasmic energy to try seeing his friend one last time.

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Hmm. I dunno, I can stomach quite a bit. Like this moment from King Kong Vs. Godzilla.

For sheer hokiness, that’s a tough act to follow.

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I like to think the Man In The Yellow Hat is in one of those helicopters.

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Okay have you seen APE? Or Mighty Peking Man? Both of those are both awful and wonderful fun. King Kong Lives just tries to hard to be serious and make a statement that it falls flat.

Haven’t seen either. Must see both.

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