Posts tagged ‘Ghostbusters’

Who you gonna call?

Not. Me.

So the new Ghostbusters trailer finally dropped last week, after having had a trailer for the trailer (which is like an ad for an ad) and it shows us exactly what this Movie will be:
Utter crap.

Don’t get me wrong and start your feminist ramblings. I wanted to be excited about this movie, and I really didn’t give two shits about the fact they did the gender swap. Screw it, if it is written well, the all female cast is fine.
But that’s where the main problem lies. It is not written well.

It dishes out stereotypes (“sassy blackwoman”) uses unfunny comedy (“is it the wig or the hat”; did I go to the wrong trailer? Is this a scooby doo episode?), and the writing in all seems to follow the “how to write clean, politically correct, stereotypical comedy” rule book that has been floating around Hollywood for far too long.
For example, when one of them is possessed, I knew that she will get the ghost slapped out of her. Then it happens.
The ghost flies away, and here we have already established that ghosts can be seen, but I knew that she will get slapped again. Then that happens. Or when they both say “Let’s go.” and then go back and forth about it in an unfunny way.

Predictable.
Uncomfortable.
Unfunny.
Wannabe.

Again, no issue with them being women, just bad writing. Maybe a lack of chemistry.
And we get to a hint of an antagonist. “Someone is creating a device that amplifies paranormal activity…”

Fuck!
You!

If you’re looking for the best and funniest scenes in this movie, you just saw them.

If they make a sequel, I just hope it will be better written. Oh and by the way, I am seriously thinking about seeing this piece still. Why? So I can better judge it. Who knows, maybe the trailer is utter crap, and the film a hidden gem. Part of me sees this as a case of Star Wars. We all knew the prequels sucked ass, we still went to watch Episode 3.
We’ll see….take care, and keep bustin’
A.

GHOSTBUSTERS – Trailer Announcement

Is this a thing now?

Making trailers for trailers for movies?

What the frak?

What will be next?
Ads advertising for ads advertising for products?

What ever the case, let us enjoy this action packed, thrilling,…what the heck, it’s Ghostbusters – where’s the witty humour? Why is this looking so hyper realistic, stern, as if it was an action-scifi-adventure instead of what it is supposed to be?

Here’s hoping Harold Ramis’ ghost is haunting this film…

Bust this…

Yeah, just another casual nostalgia post.

I recently talked with a colleague about this. It all started with her saying “I used a line my grandma used to say some years ago in reference to her old cheesy movies. They just don’t make movies like this anymore.” she was then revealing that she was referring herself to Ghostbusters.

And I dare say, she is right.

Imagine our beloved Childhood/Youth classic being made (from scratch) today.
It’d be a CGI Frakfest. Think the god-awful Transformers movies, times ten. Just the scene in the library. The register cards blowing out. It was a practical trick, one they’d do it in CGI today. And you’d see it in the expressions on the actors faces. “Look at the register, there are cards blowing out of it. (We’ll add that on the computer)” And the expression would be like “Oh, I am SO surprised. Wow. Such chaos. Such fright.” (insert Doge Meme here)

They just don’t make them like that anymore. You see that with Star Trek.
A CGI-Lensflare-JumpCut-Frakfest. That’d be Ghostbusters 2013/-14. “Peter, look a Ghost!” [jumpcut] [CGI Creep] [Jumpcut] [Lensflare] Peter.

Sickening.

Other movies from that era that were our childhood/youth – deto.

If it would be a more serious topic I’d weep for today’s children. But gladly it is just movies. So I can sit back, pop in a DVD and view good ol’ movies that were GOOD. Focused on story, cheesy effects, practical effects and lot’s of REAL acting. Just look at the (Star Wars) Prequels. Puppet Yoda replaced by CGI in Episode 2 & 3 in ALL shots (in action shots, okay, but also in slow moving ones??) – crap. No “on location” sets, almost everything filmed against a blue screen – dull, boring movements, a lot of standing around, a lot of sitting. When Anakin informed Mace Windu that Palpatine might be Darth Sidious – I would’Ve grabbed a bunch of JEdi and soldiers standing around there in the hangar and RAN to the fucker. But no, because it is all in a studio with limited space and all bluescreen garbage – slowly paced walking.
BORING!

Filming everything againsta blue screen is okay for low budget Fan-made movies/series (like some great Star Trek fan series out there), but for big productions? GET SOME SETS! Real stuff, tangible stuff, interactive stuff. Ghostbuster 2014 would be shot in a blue-/greenscreen set in a studio, the ghosts would look more fake than they did in the 80s and the acting would therefore suck.
There’d be lensflares and jumpcuts to give the illusion of fast pace, but it would leave behind a stale, shallow feeling.

I’m glad that the films were made in 80s and not today. So, take some popcorn, a coke (the softdrink not the white stuff) and enjoy the recordings or DVDs. 😉

A.