The New Ghostbusters Movie
July 15, 2016

Just saw the new Ghostbusters movie.

I grew up with the original films, and I absolutely love them, some of my favorite films and also some of the most creative in my opinion.

I'm going to just say it, I liked the new movie.

People are too stuck up to realize that a reboot does not negate the originals, if anything it revitalizes interest in the originals. Yes, reboots invite comparisons and generally ends with a big argument over which is better, new or old. There is no contest, the originals are better, HOWEVER, this movie was not made for the old fans, it was made to bring in new fans.

We all need to remember that MANY of the current movie goers were born around 2000, ages 14 to 17. Let's be honest, not many people in that age range are into 30+ year old movies.

Let the younger generation have their own version of the Ghostbusters, I accepted that this is a new origin for a new crew and I, a fan of the original and a person that grew up with the originals, was able to fully enjoy it, and there are fun easter eggs for fans of the first films as well.

To end my diarrhea of the keyboard, if you want your third movie so bad, play the Xbox 360 and PS3 game, it's LITERALLY the premise the third movie was going to have anyway, and it's a damn good game too!

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joseph_valencia joseph_valencia - July 15, 2016 (06:44 AM)
The new movie looks meh, but I'm certainly grateful for the opportunity to sip Ecto-Cooler while playing New Ghostbusters 2.
Genj Genj - July 17, 2016 (11:51 AM)
I'm not attached to the IP and in fact I don't like the 2nd movie much at all. That said, I do think the original is an excellent film with little to fault. I really couldn't care less of the fact that it's a reboot or that it's an all female cast, but I dislike taking something classic or iconic and using it to make something bad. From the trailers and what I've heard, it doesn't look like something I'd enjoy. It sounds rather cringe-worthy. It's looking like the film is going to bomb. Lots of anecdotal stories of empty theaters, refused classification in China, only projected to make $44 million on its opening weekend (against $144 million budget & $100 million in advertising). Maybe they should have spent a couple extra million and sprung for a decent writer.

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