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JRM appears to be defending a bad movie for how bad it is - only because it may not be as bad as originally thought. *mindblown

It's like you didn't even read my posts. Well done. biggrin.gif
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I think a lot of you are missing the boat here. Not many people ever said the movie looked great. What many, including myself, always said was that the movie didn't look bad enough to warrant the huge amount of backlash it received. Yes, it's a remake of classic that a lot of people hold in high esteem and these types of remakes don't have a good batting average at all. So what is it about this Ghostbusters film that caused it to earn so much more scorn then the other countless remakes we have seen?

Take the recent reboot of Robocop. Myself and others had looked down on Robocop before release. It honestly didn't look good and didn't feel right. Unlike Ghostbusters, it wasn't coming from a creative team whose most recent film Spy is 94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and made Bridesmaids that earned 90%. Yet Robocop wasn't wasn't the most actively hated upcoming blockbuster since before it even began filming. Although, had they made Robocop a woman, it might have gotten close. The extents to which people are reaching to protect that element are absurd.

Take a moment and look up the Youtube trailers for the remakes of movies like Robocop, Total Recall, Oldboy and Halloween. They all managed to earn more "thumbs up" then down and they were not all completely shit on in Youtube before release like Chostbusters was. The most disliked video in Youtube history? The YouTube comments from the Ghostbusters were full of negativity, vile and yes sexism.

Though, again, some people simply won't find Ghostbusters to their tastes, but those people alone don't account for the absurd levels of backlash Ghostbusters remake has accrued since the moment the words “all-female” surfaced, an entire year before one frame was shot.

Agreed -- I think in general, this is true. I just haven't experienced this among friends or the people I interact with online.

The trailer -- which to me, looked entirely unfunny, and a waste of proven talent -- does make it ripe for backlash. It's just unfortunate that people have chosen to focus what I would consider superficial elements.

Given the cast and creative team behind it, I would have preferred to have seen something more in line with what they do best -- maybe a longer, raunchier, free-form-ish, improv-y version, something more akin to Bridesmaids or Knocked Up than the original Ghostbusters. It'd be different, but at least enjoyable.

I did like the new Robocop okay, even if seemed to miss the point of the original, as they chose not to retread or half-ass the satire, but deliver a more earnest and streamlined adolescent power fantasy that felt comfortably distanced enough from the original to be entertaining.
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Halloween is considered one of the most influential horror films of all time. You can hardly call it niche.

How about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Was Willy Wonka not a beloved film from our childhood? Karate Kid?

Yes, Ghostbusters 2016 looked like a bland money grab from day one. So do a ton of recent remakes. Yet Ghostbusters got vilified like so other. If you think Ghostbusters would have earned the same level of scorn if they had cast Andy Samburg and Keenen Thompson in it, then I have a bridge to sell you. Most people would have heard the news, frowned and went on with their lives knowing that the fact that the remake was being made doesn't take the original out of their DVD/Blu-Ray collections.

Willie Wonka wasn't great but it sold itself much better. Previews made it look really fucking weird and it had the "truer to the book" angle people fell for, not to mention Tim Burton,

Remaking Ghostbusters is just pointless in every capacity and it has looked fucking terrible from the get-go...the promo shots, the trailers....everything about it pointed to crap. People want to tie gender to it as a scapegoat but IMO anyone put into those would have looked just as bad.
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Concept art for GoTG Vol. 2.


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YES.
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What is that? Boobie Patrol?
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We saw Ghostbusters last night. It was better than expected and actually pretty entertaining and funny.
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http://www.slashfilm.com/why-marvel-succeeds/





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Really looking forward to that one.
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Edited by willy cheesesteak - 7/21/16 at 8:42pm
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Illegally watched Ghostbusters: The Quickening last night. Complete unfunny dogshit.
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Illegally watched Ghostbusters: The Quickening last night. Complete unfunny dogshit.

and what did you expect ?
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According to Jr. I only pre-hated it because it was starring women, not because it was an obvious cash grab put together by committee and burgeoned by a studio-sponsored political message to try to make up for what a giant piece of shit it is. I had to prove him wrong.

The Sony emails leaked by North Korea show they knew this was a giant steaming turd the whole time and had to threaten to sue Bill Murray to get him in the movie at all. What fucking garbage.
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