Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters is a moderately entertaining comedy with all of the usual blockbuster trappings, but as a Ghostbusters movie I found it to be disappointing. What follows is my mostly spoiler-free explanation of why I was disappointed with Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters.
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The first Ghostbusters reviews have hit the web today after the film held its world premiere in Los Angeles last night. After months of passionate debating from fans who were enraged that this reboot was even happening to those who have been hoping that it would just be good, we can finally talk about the movie as a whole.
So is Ghostbusters the Antichrist in the form of cinema or the second coming of Jesus? It turns out, Paul Feig‘s reboot starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones is just a movie that some critics liked and others really didn’t. You know, just like every other movie. More specifically, it sounds like the movie is much funnier than the trailers indicated, and while it really works when Paul Feig does his thing, it falters when it has to adhere to the tropes of the modern blockbuster reboot.
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Posted on Sunday, July 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
Ghostbusters was always going to have a tough hill to climb. Even before Paul Feig signed on, fans were skeptical about the very notion of another Ghostbusters movie. After he did, there were fans upset at the idea of female Ghostbusters and fans unhappy about getting a reboot instead of a sequel and fans still annoyed that a new Ghostbusters movie was happening at all. This project has been under intense scrutiny since before a single frame was shot, and the fuss and furor over it has only intensified as the release date approaches.
But the movie itself isn’t terribly concerned with all that. Feig’s Ghostbusters is more interested in carving out a new space than it is in retracing the steps of the original. While it may not reach “instant classic” status, it’s still an entertaining addition to the franchise, bursting with humor and personality that’s all its own. Read More »
This weekend, the embargo will lift on reviews of Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters. Starting Sunday at 1pm ET/10am PT, the first reactions to the film will be unleashed online and we’ll see if this movie has really been worth all the fuss it has garnered on the web.
As you wait for our own reaction to the film when the embargo breaks, you can check out some new Ghostbusters clips that have surfaced online, and these paint a much better picture of the less slapstick oriented comedy. They won’t completely change anyone’s mind, but they at least offer hope that there’s not as much silliness as the trailers have indicated.
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Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters remake was under fire the moment it was announced, with a certain segment of the original film’s fans going above and beyond the call of duty to prove that they could blindly and loudly hate with the best/worst of ’em. Gallons of digital ink have been spilled about this subject over the past year or so, but I think most of us can agree that the toxic response to the trailer has been wildly disproportionate with other major summer releases whose previews are equally unimpressive. Gee, I wonder what makes this movie different from so many others?
Anyway, early buzz suggests that Ghostbusters is a good movie and the first wave of reviews should be arriving on Sunday. In the meantime, let’s just enjoy the news that the film apparently has a scene where the leading ladies reference all of that ridculous online hate.
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We’re a little over a week away from the release of Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters, and that mean the onslaught of TV advertisements is in full force. Since I record my TV shows, I don’t usually watch commercials, but in the process of fast-forwarding, I see a Ghostbusters TV spot at least once during every single show that I watch. But some new Ghostbusters TV spots just arrived that I hadn’t seen yet, and one of them reveals a twist on a familiar character unveiled for the first time. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
All the paranormal know-how in the world won’t get you very far in a fight against a ghost unless you’ve got the right gear. So in the first Ghostbusters clip, the gang tests out some new equipment designed by one of their own, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), including a ghost chipper and a proton glove. Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones) is probably right to be scared of Jillian, even if it all kind of works out okay in the end. Watch the Ghostbusters clip below.
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With just three weeks left until the new Ghostbusters hits theaters, plenty of TV spots are started to hit the air, trying to pull in as many moviegoers as possible. There’s no doubt the movie is going to make some bank in its opening weekend, but will it be the hit that Sony Pictures hopes it will be?
As a huge fan of the original Ghostbusters, I want to see a new franchise succeed, but the more footage of the comedy from the movie I see, the more worried I get. These new Ghostbusters TV spots don’t do much to assuage those fears, and that’s coming from someone who really likes the work Paul Feig has done. Having said that, the action, visuals, gadgets and more all look outstanding.
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Before Spy was released into theaters, writer-director Paul Feig already knew he wanted to make a sequel, and what it would be about. The director had hoped to turn The Heat into a franchise–something Sandra Bullock wasn’t onboard with–but it looks like he may get his wish with a Spy 2. The director of this summer’s Ghostbusters reboot is adamant about making the sequel, which would involve more of Rick Ford (Jason Statham), the one and only man who can walk through fire, waterski blindfolded, and take up piano at a late age.
Below, learn more about the Spy sequel.
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The reboot of Ghostbusters is just under a month away, and Sony Pictures will see if they have a viable new franchise on their hands. Hopefully even the naysayers will give this movie a chance simply so they can have an opinion substantiated by seeing the movie instead of just bashing it based on the trailers. If the box office numbers turn out well, we’ll obviously be looking at Ghostbusters sequels, and Melissa McCarthy is ready to answer the call as many times as the phone rings.
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