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Topic subjectGhostbusters: Afterlife (Jason Reitman, 2020)
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737166, Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Jason Reitman, 2020)
Posted by bwood, Mon Dec-09-19 10:05 AM
https://youtu.be/ahZFCF--uRY

A very underwhelming trailer. Looks like Stranger Things with Ghostbusters.

Plus the fandom kinds killed off any enthusiasm I had for this franchise.
737168, lol I had opposite reaction
Posted by go mack, Mon Dec-09-19 12:10 PM
probably since expected to be underwhelmed. It looks kinda dope to me.
737175, yeah. Plus fuck Jason Reitman
Posted by BigWorm, Mon Dec-09-19 01:38 PM
This is the same dude who passed on the first re-boot, saying that he'd be the wrong person to direct a Ghostbusters movie.

737192, was he up for the reboot? After Ramis died Amy Pascal and Ivan
Posted by tomjohn29, Tue Dec-10-19 01:05 PM
picked Feig
Am I missing something?
737206, yeah, Reitman was first up
Posted by BigWorm, Wed Dec-11-19 07:06 AM
He turned it down.
737210, proof?
Posted by tomjohn29, Wed Dec-11-19 08:59 AM
737227, check imdb
Posted by BigWorm, Wed Dec-11-19 03:42 PM
I don't remember the article that it was in (this was a few years ago), but it's also in the trivia for the last Ghostbusters reboot in imdb.

737176, not the greatest trailer but i like this tone better than a campy comedy.
Posted by Soldado, Mon Dec-09-19 02:02 PM
737195, you mean what Ghosbusters is?
Posted by rdhull, Tue Dec-10-19 03:32 PM
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737201, a franchise has never in history been rebooted in a different tone.
Posted by Soldado, Wed Dec-11-19 01:34 AM
not superman, not batman, not 21 jump street, not charlies angels, not the mummy, not the lone ranger, etc.
737191, Holding out for the ghosts
Posted by hardware, Tue Dec-10-19 12:50 PM
742627, Okay first half, but second half was bad to awful.
Posted by Frank Longo, Fri Nov-19-21 01:45 AM
Basically free of laughs start to finish. Some of that's an intentional tonal shift by this movie, but some of it is just... bad writing. Reitman does fine with some of the character-y stuff in the first half-- even if the characters aren't memorable, they're charming enough-- but he can't do a big finale like he's trying to do here. Just an ugly mess of a finale with terrible CGI.

742643, Yeah, the ending was very predictable.
Posted by pretentious username, Mon Nov-22-21 12:22 AM
>Basically free of laughs start to finish. Some of that's an
>intentional tonal shift by this movie, but some of it is
>just... bad writing. Reitman does fine with some of the
>character-y stuff in the first half-- even if the characters
>aren't memorable, they're charming enough-- but he can't do a
>big finale like he's trying to do here. Just an ugly mess of a
>finale with terrible CGI.


For the most part I thought they were able to reference the first movie while letting the new story/characters do their own thing, but then the ending went way too far into nostalgia territory. The cameos were very shoehorned in. And like, let Bill Murray riff some stuff rather than scripting bad “This demon is my ex” jokes. I enjoyed it overall, but the lack of jokes will probably make this pretty forgettable tbh.
742650, Thought it was a lot of fun as a epilogue/tribute to the first two
Posted by amplifya7, Mon Nov-22-21 05:39 PM
but not really great as a standalone movie. don't think I'd ever really want to watch it again


SPOILERS:
the mini stay-pufts were easily my favorite part. I thought since it leaned so heavily on the first two they should have just used Slimer instead of Metal Muncher...I would have enjoyed it more if opening the trap unleashed a new ghost/villain we weren't already aware was trapped, rather than just bringing back the Zuul/keymaster/gatekeeper. I felt kind of disappointed that they went with that