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Old 01-28-2015, 07:54 AM   #21
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Not everything needs a reboot or sequel over twenty or thirty years later. I have seen Hollywood do some stupid **** but this doesn't just cross the line it throws up on it.
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:11 AM   #22
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We all know why Hollywood does reboots, etc. No original ideas and they hope to ride the coattails of the originals to success. For me to enjoy this there will need to be some good writing. On the positive side it will be interesting to see how the story works with a female cast.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:09 AM   #23
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Plot details about the new Ghostbusters movie, Its a remake and not a reboot or sequel. Plus Sony wants Bill Murray and Peter Dinklage as Villains.
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansit...news/?a=114452

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+Kristen Wiig is playing Erin Garber, a published author on the subject of the paranormal. Erin now works for Columbia University.

+Leslie Jones is playing Abby Bergman, who co-authored the book with Garber. Since publication, the two former colleagues had a falling out and went their separate ways. Abby more actively chases ghost a la Ghost Hunters. This tension between academic investigation (Wiig's character) and mainstream media investigation (Jones' character) is central to the story.

+Kate McKinnon is playing Abby Berman's new partner, Jillian.

+Melissa McCarthy is playing Patty, an NYC subway worker who stumbles across the main, supernatural threat in the film.

+Sony wants Peter Dinklage to play the main villain in the film. Whether this role is as a ghost or human is unclear.

+Sony also wants Bill Murray to play a character named Martin Heiss, a man who is "a professional supernatural debunker who is out to prove that the Ghostbusters are frauds."
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:56 AM   #24
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A female version? The daughters of the group? I don't like the casting either. I think I will stick with the idea of not trying to rework a classic or make poorly made sequels. I will give it a pass and be the proud owner of Ghostbusters 1 & 2 DVD boxset. I thought the biggest problem the films would ever see is Weaver's character married someone else and had a kid.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:23 AM   #25
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No matter how good this movie is, it won't come anywhere NEAR as close to being as entertaining as watching the impotent fanboy rage explode online.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:38 AM   #26
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No matter how good this movie is, it won't come anywhere NEAR as close to being as entertaining as watching the impotent fanboy rage explode online.
It's been pretty thrilling so far. Comicvine and comicbookresources are pretty entertaining already.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:52 AM   #27
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I'd be pretty pissed if Bill Murray ends up doing this remake movie after dicking around with a 3rd Ghostbusters for years. He was always the main holdup in moving forward with a 3rd one.
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:19 PM   #28
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No matter how good this movie is, it won't come anywhere NEAR as close to being as entertaining as watching the impotent fanboy rage explode online.
This kind of thing is always incredibly delicious.
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Old 01-28-2015, 01:57 PM   #29
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No matter how good this movie is, it won't come anywhere NEAR as close to being as entertaining as watching the impotent fanboy rage explode online.
lol XD I agree.

Usually all the rage annoys me, but I learned to just sit back and let it roll.

I'm not bothered by the cast choices cause I don't know much about ghostbusters XD I'm sure if it was something I knew and loved I'd be upset too.

but it's always fun to see something different ya know?
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Old 01-28-2015, 04:11 PM   #30
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Regarding the casting and Ghostbuster 1 reference.
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:57 PM   #31
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The All Female cast isn't a problem, it's the fact they are doing an all female cast for the sake of an all female cast with an original classic which to me IS the reason it will fail. It's the equivalent of having an all female TMNT just 'because' with Leanne, Rachel, Michelle and Donna but hey they're NOT based on the originals in any way at all...

Then you have the fact that they are trying to reboot with 'original' characters who are NOT loosely based on Ray, Peter, Egon and Winston which is hard to believe because they have a cast which matches the original 'race ratio' already. They could have really mixed things up with maybe Asian, Hispanic, White, Black Actors or whatever works but the EXACT same Race Ratio, no not buying it. Whether they like it or not they will be forever in the shadows of the original cast which was one of those chemistry things that just worked. They weren't trying to make a timeless classic or recreate something they were simply trying to make an entertaining movie about something they were interested in, namely Dan Aykroyd having genuine interest in paranormal things where the humour just naturally happened.

Who know this could succeed but they just have too many things stacked against them. I think If they even mixed the cast up 2 male 2 female with races that ACTUALLY represent modern times that could work but it really feels like it's a 'just because' type thing with an original timeless comedy classic.
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The All Female cast isn't a problem, it's the fact they are doing an all female cast for the sake of an all female cast with an original classic which to me IS the reason it will fail. It's the equivalent of having an all female TMNT just 'because' with Leanne, Rachel, Michelle and Donna but hey they're NOT based on the originals in any way at all...
That's one the biggest issues I have with this movie. I'm not against the idea of female Ghostbusters, but why does the team have to consist solely of females? Why not just throw in at least 2-3 guys into the mix?
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Old 01-28-2015, 06:13 PM   #33
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I'm gonna bet were going to see the same characters but female and named differently.

If I'm wrong and they DO have different personalites, I'll be pretty happy.
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If I'm wrong and they DO have different personalites, I'll be pretty happy.
You say that now, but wait until Melissa McCarthy does the same schtick she's been doing for her last few movies. You'll wish she was just a female Egon.
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No matter how good this movie is, it won't come anywhere NEAR as close to being as entertaining as watching the impotent fanboy rage explode online.
Well, let's say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of butthurt on the internet...
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Old 01-28-2015, 07:12 PM   #36
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I'd be pretty pissed if Bill Murray ends up doing this remake movie after dicking around with a 3rd Ghostbusters for years. He was always the main holdup in moving forward with a 3rd one.
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We all know why Hollywood does reboots, etc. No original ideas and they hope to ride the coattails of the originals to success. For me to enjoy this there will need to be some good writing. On the positive side it will be interesting to see how the story works with a female cast.
Perhaps I'm being closed minded or counter creative, but Ghostbusters just isn't something you reboot. Pretty much everything GB related has been in continuity with (or at least branched out from) the first movie. It's not like turtles or Batman.

I understood that they were gonna get some contemporary stars to be in GB3, but it woulda been cool seeing Egon, Winston, Ray and Pete handing over the reins, but now...

What the **** ever. I literally don't care. At this point I'm just happy they won't make a GB3 that contradicts the IDW comics (which now includes the Turtles )
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So for over 20 years they couldn't get the "real" movie made, so it's time for "Screw it, Gimmick Reboot". Never mind that every single attempt to relaunch, revamp, or otherwise make the franchise relevant to a mass audience again after 1990 has been an abysmal failure.

Few things in life meant as much to me growing up as Ghsotbusters, so I'm pretty hurt by this. I know I'm a cynic, but I'm really upset by how quickly this thing got fast-tracked before Ramis's body was even cold. For the longest time, the desire among the original crew to "Do It Right Or Not At All" was the biggest obstacle. Then, when one of the co-creators dies, suddenly everything is a "Go" right away. It's like, "WHEW, now that we got THAT guy out of the way, let's get this POS rolling! Anybody got that fat, goofy broad's phone number?" In fact, the fact one of the main people behind it is gone means it's much more appropriate and respectful to never touch it again. But, of course, that's never how Hollywood works.

It's going to be SO horrible. Nothing will erase the first movie or the second (which was pretty derivative but I still like it), but it's going to be frustrating having this turd stapled onto an otherwise-mostly-stellar franchise. "But all franchises that last a while have their fair share of garbage!" Yeah, still no excuse.
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I really have a feeling this will be forgotten or looked upon as "Oh, THAT one". Like that made for tv Xmen movie.
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