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  1. Roddy Barros

    My issue with this reboot is very simple. I think it’s wrong that it’s a remake and not a soft reboot. Meaning: they could have a 5 minute scene with at least Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson passing the torch, casually mentioning that Egon and Pete have passed/moved on, and they needed fresh blood to keep the business. There. Done. New Ghostbusters. Sorta like the Star Trek reboot.
    That being said, I don’t care if they had males, females, penguins or toothbrushes. As long as they were talented. And I still haven’t seen anything I consider good from either Paul Feig or Melissa McCarthy. She seems… contained… in the trailer. But all the jokes are very Feig-like. Kristen Wiig, I like. The other two, I don’t know enough to offer any opinion, although the blonde seems like she’ll be the movie’s breakout character.
    However, it is VERY hard to try and offer dissenting opinions about this movie, because some people seem to think you HAVE to like because women, otherwise you’re a misogynistic pig.

    1. Kitty

      Exactly. When they started it off with “30 Years ago 4 Scoentists saved New York” then I checked out. If this was a continuation then fine. But it’s a remake so why reference the original if they’re not going to just repeat it?

      1. Jason

        Completely agree! They lost me with “30 Years Ago…,” because this is a complete reboot and NOT a continuation. If it was a continuation, they wouldn’t need to come up with all the technology–it would already be there. They wouldn’t need a new Ecto-1, because there already *is* one. This is a slap in the face, and it’s one I won’t be watching.

        And this comes from someone who made and then dressed both his daughter and youngest son up in Ghostbusters costumes this past Halloween…

        (We love to cosplay)

    2. I agree with this. It saddens me, in a way, with how this film’s come along so far.

      It’s come to a point where I can’t critique the film or give a simple review, otherwise I’m a woman-hater. And it’s like, “All I said was ‘I’m not interested in it, doesn’t appeal to me’; how, in any of those words, did I say I hate it because there’s women in it?”

  2. Eric

    If you haven’t seen it already, I recommend you look up the Midnight Edge’s videos about the development drama behind the scenes about the Ghostbuster remake.

    It shows there is a lot of trouble behind the scenes and this movie might have a lot of problems.

    1. EricJ

      And those were just the problems making THIS one–
      Just try digging into the long history of Dan Aykroyd trying to make a -real- Ghostbusters 3, that was almost dead in limbo until Sony wanted to do more 3D 80’s-revival triquels after MIB3’s success.
      So why girls? That would be the new “craze” after we all wanted a female Expendables…Hope you’re happy.

  3. Evelyn

    Looks boring. I won’t even bother with it.

  4. Roddy Barros

    I also encourage any Ghostbusters fans to pick up the IDW series. It’s on the 3rd volume now, I believe, but it picks up after the 2nd movie, it has tons of nods from both movies, plus both cartoon series and they even made the game count as canon. Highly recommended.

  5. J.J.

    Thanks for writing a balanced and fair article about James’s video. Since last night, the SJWs are slowly starting to write such hate-filled articles on one youtuber’s post – it’s refreshing to see people not resorting to cyberbullying to feel good about themselves.

  6. Kylee

    The original Ghostbusters was not a boy’s movie at all. I’m a girl and I loved it as did all my girlfriends. You probably hung out with guys so therefore most of the feedback was male.

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