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'Ghostbusters' sequel to focus on a family of original film

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The only good Ghostbusters movie was Ghostbusters.

It was a one off gag movie and every attempt to extend or revive it just makes me think “Why did they even try to make this?” This was especially the case with the 2016 movie and will be the same with this one.

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Still rate the TV series from the 70s, me.

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This is exactly what should have been done to begin with. They could have had the same all-female cast, but just had them as the descendants of the original team. It would have made more sense, had less blowback, and given us the opportunity to see some of the original cast in cameos.

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^^^I'm referring to the recent "reboot", if it wasn't clear.

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It'll take a miracle for the franchise to recover from the disaster of 2016

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also go watch the original again. It's still a very fun movie

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Booooooored!!!..

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This is pathetic. Hollywood is scraping the bottom.

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This is exactly what should have been done to begin with. They could have had the same all-female cast, but just had them as the descendants of the original team. It would have made more sense, had less blowback, and given us the opportunity to see some of the original cast in cameos.

Gotta disagree.

I like the cast who appeared in the re-boot, but the entire time I watched all I could think of was "Why are you wasting your time in a Ghostbusters movie that just isn't going to work?" I would have though this regardless of the set up (them being descendants of the original team, etc).

The problem is that (in addition to the brilliant original cast) the thing that made the 1984 Ghostbusters work was that the idea behind it was so off-the-wall. Nobody had made a comedy movie based on such a silly premise before and it felt really fresh (I loved that movie so much as a kid when it came out) in that time.

The problem is that since 1984 we have existed in a world where that premise is no longer fresh because Ghostbusters is already engraved in our collective memory, so it just doesn't have the same impact no matter how you re-arrange stuff.

There are a few similar movies where you just can't reboot/remake them and hope to have anywhere near the same impact. Austin Powers comes to mind - the concept of the movie and its execution were so unexpected and weird (in a good way) that they worked when they came out, but their success meant that they could never be repeated because the novelty was spent.

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Another sequel or spinoff or whatever that we don't need and that will almost certainly be rubbish.

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I'm one of many who are huge fans of the original 2. Yes, part two was a great movie. I was a kid when both came out in theaters.

The all female reboot, I was just as skeptical as everyone else. Saw it. Didn't completely hate. Was it necessary? No. They also brilliantly included the original 3 (4) Ghostbusters in great cameo spots I must say.

However, when Harold Ramis died, so did the franchise. Ghostbusters 3 should have been made in the 1990's as far as I am concerned.

I am interested in seeing how the young Reitman handles this one, but I am going in with low expectations. It's all up to Aykroyd here. Can he make the script as memorable as the first? We shall see........

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Hollyweird and their complete lack of imagination and inability to come up with anything original. If they're not too busy ripping off and white-washing Asian movies or anime-to-film, they're too busy coming up with re-boots and sequels that no one wants.

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No Peter Venkman/Bill Murray = no movie

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You have got to be kidding me.

This was especially the case with the 2016 movie and will be the same with this one.

The 2016 movie was Ghostbusters in name only. The original 1984 flick was a one-off deal that was best left as it was. It had a dull sequel in the spring of 1989, remember that? That should've said something right there.

You can't capture the magic every time. Lightning doesn't always strike twice.

WesleyToday 04:34 pm JSTHollyweird and their complete lack of imagination and inability to come up with anything original. If they're not too busy ripping off and white-washing Asian movies or anime-to-film, they're too busy coming up with re-boots and sequels that no one wants.

And another excuse for McDonalds to promote junky toys with their Happy Meals every summer - rubbish movie based on a tired concept. Collect all 11!

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And on top of that, they keep saying there's a new 'Top Gun' sequel coming out next summer.

'They keep saying'? There's been a trailer out for months. You should try watching it, it actually looks pretty good. Who am I kidding, it sounds like you'll hate it anyway.

As for this new Ghostbusters, I'm just glad that 2016 unfunny abomination didn't end up as the last thing we saw from the franchise.

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I'm sure there will be 'woke' undertones this time around.

Proton packs redesigned to have a smaller carbon footprint to fight global warming, a transgender Dr. Venkman, the main protagonist ghost to have an uncanny resemblance to Trump...

Then when the film flops in at 60% under box office sales forecasting, it can be because the knuckle-dragging public was too bigoted to appreciate its progressive message.

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extankerToday 01:23 am JSTAnd on top of that, they keep saying there's a new 'Top Gun' sequel coming out next summer.

'They keep saying'? There's been a trailer out for months. You should try watching it, it actually looks pretty good. Who am I kidding, it sounds like you'll hate it anyway.

I was in the Navy when 'Top Gun' came out. The Libya war that year helped boost its popularity. The movie wasn't the best thing since buttered toast but it wasn't a warmonger flick either. How could it be, there was no war in the film. Peaceniks hated it for 'glorifying' war but the only thing really 'wrong' was that it was too predictable (hot for teacher, student dates her, da da da and someone gets killed but we must move on!) and then the newly commissioned pilot gets a call from the POTUS to chase Ivan from NYC! Yippee! IOW, not very true-to-life. Not a bad movie, but not very realistic either. I don't hate it.

So much has changed since that time. Over 30 years - enough for a full military career and retirement. A sequel should've come out around 1988-1989. What is the point of a 'Top Gun' sequel now? Oh I know - take an old hit, rinse, recycle, repeat as necessary. I'll pass.

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This sounds like a 2nd DUMB idea, let Ghostbusters RIP!!

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Can't wait! When is ET 2 coming out?

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Jeez... can't just let a good thing go, can you? Probably won't be as bad as the all-female ghostbusters (not because they were all female, but because it was horrible), but I bet it is a complete dud.

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So they are stepping away from the massive failure which was the all-female cast and boring plotline. Good idea.

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