Discussion in 'Media Central' started by Diacanu, Jan 27, 2015.
You, by implying its success or failure was in any way relevant to the topic at hand.
Got fucking quoted before I could edit, so....
The point of the linked article, is that Trek is lined up for a sequel, and GB16 has people going "oh well, there goes that sequel", when they're tracking alongside each other numbers wise.
It's an apples and oranges comparison. If you want to compare it with Star Trek you need to go back to 2009 when the franchise was restarted.
If the Star Trek reboot had failed in 2009 you would have seen similiar sentiment to what Ghostbusters is getting now. No one but the hardcore trekkies would have cared to see a sequal and the franchise would have most likely went back into hibernation. Instead it along with its sequal were successful. While this third one hasnt performed as well its still very highly regarded by both critics and the audience. Its low numbers is more of a result of bad marketing and poor timing.
Ghostbusters right now is where Star Trek was in 2009: a reboot in need of a success after a long hiatus. While its critic score was okay the audience reaction was very tepid. Had it been a bigger hit with audiences the studio would more likely give it another chance and just chalk the poor box office to bad timing and HORRIBLE P.R.
Finally saw it too. Meh I don't even know what I could say about it. It's just another example in the not-so-bad camp - IF it were a standalone movie. Or GB part 3. But it's a reboot and as reboots come, the makers once more did not understand what the original was actually about. Hint: it was not cramming as many special effects as possible into it. I mean, it's not as bad as many made it out to be (I was really afraid which is why I put if off for so long). It's even an acceptable low-brow comedy. And that's a problem. When did GB become a fart joke type comedy? Is this a Kristen Wiig thing?
I did like the chemistry between the characters even though I had to watch the dubbed version. Could have done without the 'women are such victims' jokes. Yes the audience can see you're girls. It's 2016. Get over it. Also, Leslie Jones. I only know her original voice and acting from the trailer and thankfully the German studio turned the stereotype she plays down a notch in the dubbing process. Honey, all the hate you got? It's not sexism. It's people hating a shrill black stereotype from hell.
However OK the characters are, I prefer the 1984 version. Of course I do. Who in their right mind wouldn't prefer Bill Murray playing himself over pretty much anything. From that period, even his bad movies are good and GB stands alone at the top. The new one was a great opportunity to relaunch the franchise. It's sad they opted for a remake. I mean, just imagine a scene where Murray, Akroyd and Weaver hand the torch to the new team as their classic characters. That's gravitas. Just putting them in there as meaningless cameos, not so much *sigh*
Conclusion is that it's yet another unnecessary reboot. There is absolutely nothing in the original that needs updating because it's timeless. It certainly doesn't need updating with all the magic, zaniness and sexyness ripped out and replaced by jokes made by commitee and regurgitated 200 times by focus groups.
6/10 because at least they tried. There is plenty of drool worthy Chris Hemsworth having fun being a dumb blonde. And for Holtzman. Holtzman is great. Please don't give her a standalone movie because we all know what happened when Jack Sparrow got one.
I find it amusing how Chup keeps agreeing with reviews for a movie he refuses to see.
You don't remember Slimer machine-gunning out burps and farts when Dan Aykroyd first sees him?
I've seen enough of Feig's trash, and read enough reviews of this movie, to know that your all gushing "best ting evar!!" review is probably less reliable than those of others. Therefore I pos rep the other reviews as being likely honest, since those posting them aren't desperate for this movie to be a success at all costs.
Don't worry, I'll watch it when it's on TV.
Except he isn't. He's guzzling down food and grunting intelligible dialogue. There are no farts and burps.
Oh, come on, if I wanted it to succeed at all costs, I'd've murdered Milo Yiannopoulos, the guy from Midnight's Edge, and the guys from Red Letter Media.
I watched it every goddamned time it was on HBO in '85, and had a homemade tape to boot.
I remember a fart.
If it wasn't at the dining cart, then it was when they had him in the proton streams.
Yep! Right after "positron collider".
That's not a fart. Never was. It's a grunt from being trapped in the streams. Granted it sounds a bit like one, but it isn't and was never meant. What's more you specifically referred to the scene where Ray first sees him, where there are equally not farts.
A pussy fart joke? Well, that doesn't leave much room for ambiguity....
That still wouldn't have saved it.
Now go turn yourself in to the police.
Blu-Rays come out on October 11th.
Final title is indeed "Ghostbusters: Answer The Call".
There'll be a 4K/3-D/regular Blu-Ray 3 disc set for 29.99.
Then you can just have the Blu-Ray for 22.99.
DVD is 19.99.
Artwork on the 4K edition is below.
It's essentially the same on the the other two editions.
If you buy from Best Buy, it's the same discs, but in this pretty steelbook.
Blu-Ray has theatrical and extended edition.
4K has only the extended edition.
3-D has only the theatrical edition.
Extended edition has about 20 minutes of extra scenes, then there's another half hour of deleted and extended scenes.
If you get the digital download version, there's yet another hour of exclusive deleted content.
So, add all that up, you're essentially getting everything that was in the original 4 hour assembly cut before Paul Feig whittled it down for theaters.
Some sites are saying you get a cast commentary, sadly, you don't.
A guy on a podcast with a home video site who looks into these things says you get a commentary with Paul Feig and Katy Dipplod, and another with Paul Feig and the effects guys.
Counting the 60 minutes on the digital download, the bonuses add up to 3 hours of content.
So, there you go.
All that's left, is for it to come out, and for me to review it.
A greedy part of me wants to future-proof with the 4K, but....my tight-wad side will probably win, and get the regular Blu-Ray.
Your mom won't let you get the 4K?
Die in a fire.
Will they also give me my money back?
Who are you posting all this information for?
All -1000 of them?
@Federal Farmer, regard the forum.
There, production, theatrical release, home video release.
NOW the thread is done.
Thank god, now I can go on not caring anymore about this horrible movie.
No one forced you at gunpoint to click.
Stop blaming me for your poor impulse control.
Ditto Chup if he's lurking.
Nope, next comes HISHE.
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