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GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE — Final Trailer "Hey, have you missed us?"

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I wish I didn't know about the ending cameo. I'm still looking forward to it. It's nice that good sequels can still be made to old properties.

I felt the same, but then people are so busy spoiling the ending cameo that they forget to spoil all the other surprises, so you'll still be like "wait.. is that.." a few times :D I thought I knew everything but there are maybe, 3 or 4 things that still surprised me.
 
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The reboot is about as fun as castration with a rusty knife.

The reboot failed because it ignored the originals films. I've maintained for longest time it wasn't because "all women" as they wanted to point the finger(especially the actresses) at that as reason for it bombing. Even if they'd gone with all-new young *men*, it would've still faltered for the same reason.

Ghostbusters isn't a franchise that you can reboot without keeping it in the same universe as the original series. If it had done so, and adjusted it's tone accordingly, it would have enjoyed more success and I can guarantee that for certain.

It's a similar vein to Terminator or Indiana Jones, in a way. If it isn't Arnie or Ford, people aren't very interested unless you find a way to get them to buy into the passing of the torch done properly.

They didn't make Phoebe a Rey-esque character with immense knowledge without a reason as Force Awakens did. She has a background, a tie-in to the originals.
 
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The reboot failed because it ignored the originals films. I've maintained for longest time it wasn't because "all women" as they wanted to point the finger(especially the actresses) at that as reason for it bombing. Even if they'd gone with all-new young *men*, it would've still faltered for the same reason.

Ghostbusters isn't a franchise that you can reboot without keeping it in the same universe as the original series. If it had done so, and adjusted it's tone accordingly, it would have enjoyed more success and I can guarantee that for certain.

It's a similar vein to Terminator or Indiana Jones, in a way. If it isn't Arnie or Ford, people aren't very interested unless you find a way to get them to buy into the passing of the torch done properly.

They didn't make Phoebe a Rey-esque character with immense knowledge without a reason as Force Awakens did. She has a background, a tie-in to the originals.

It failed because it was an unfunny piece of shit. Every joke landed like a bad SNL skit and they didn't know how to move on when the joke didn't hit, like a failed third-act SNL skit.
 

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The reboot failed because it ignored the originals films. I've maintained for longest time it wasn't because "all women" as they wanted to point the finger(especially the actresses) at that as reason for it bombing. Even if they'd gone with all-new young *men*, it would've still faltered for the same reason.

Ghostbusters isn't a franchise that you can reboot without keeping it in the same universe as the original series. If it had done so, and adjusted it's tone accordingly, it would have enjoyed more success and I can guarantee that for certain.

It's a similar vein to Terminator or Indiana Jones, in a way. If it isn't Arnie or Ford, people aren't very interested unless you find a way to get them to buy into the passing of the torch done properly.

They didn't make Phoebe a Rey-esque character with immense knowledge without a reason as Force Awakens did. She has a background, a tie-in to the originals.
It's honestly pretty crazy that Ghostbusters of all things has quite possibly done the best job of any franchise in passing the torch to a new female character in just about any western media in like the last 10 years. Funny what great writing and acting will do for you.
 

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Pretty damned good. I wish the ending was more of an upbeat rah-rah but the emotional hit worked well, not sure who was cutting onions in the theater :p

A GREAT example of how to remake but reboot a film.

I'm just shocked that in 2021 I can say that the 3 films I've seen in the theater are James Bond, Dune, and Ghostbusters. What decade is this????

If only Top Gun Maverick wasn't delayed :p
 

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They made it no secret that the old guys are in it. I want to see Venkman complain about the weight of the proton pack.
 

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I liked the 2016 Ghostbusters. It had some good ideas. It had more camp which people didn't like.

It may have been missing a sincerity to the acting. You really believe the actors are those people in the original Ghostbusters.
 
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I liked the 2016 Ghostbusters. It had some good ideas. It had more camp which people didn't like.
big trouble in little china fox GIF
 

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I found it was more realistic about how much it would cost to rent an old firehouse in New York city.
Was it to rent of to buy? I don't remember.
 
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You can totally reboot Ghostbusters. It is just that the original is near and dear to the audience's heart. So, the majority rules. So, we have a "What If?" movie out there. They are going to have to make it continue the story of the original.
 

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“No, Ghostbusters II [is] definitely canon. There are references to Ghostbusters II in Afterlife. We meet Ray working at Ray’s Occult. The toaster from Ghostbusters II is in the kitchen in the farmhouse. There’s actually lots of lost Ghostbusters II details but nobody knows Ghostbusters II outside of Vigo the Carpathian and the Ghostbusters II logo. So there’s this assumption that it is not canon but it is definitely canon.”

The director was also asked about having the Ecto-1 in the film, rather than the Ecto-1A as seen in Ghostbusters II, with Reitman answering:

“I wish I could talk to you about that.

Further pressed for an answer, the director slightly elaborated:

“Well, I’m just saying that’s a plot that is not in this film and we have ideas moving forward.

sound of music song GIF by IFC
 

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I loved how much they showed the proton pack in operation. Cosplayers gonna love it!

The mods to ecto-1 were all nice as well. Felt very much like a video game power set in the best way. "Door gunner mode activated"
 
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I bet the sequel will have everyone move to new york from oklahoma, and will have to do with the return of the river of slime and of vigo the carpathian. Didn’t Bill Murray think ghostbusters 2 was shit, and thought he was tricked? I actually hope that the sequel has shubs, zulls, meketrex supplications, a sloar, and large and moving torb!
 
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dn’t Bill Murray think ghostbusters 2 was shit, and thought he was tricked?
The story goes Colombia got Reitman and the four together for lunch in Hollywood and they hit it off and a version of the movie was pitched to them there. When they started filming, it wasn't the movie they pitched at the lunch so Murray felt tricked.
 

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I liked the 2016 Ghostbusters. It had some good ideas. It had more camp which people didn't like.

It may have been missing a sincerity to the acting. You really believe the actors are those people in the original Ghostbusters.

I can agree that 2016 had some neat ideas. Using the logo ghost was kinda cute and the various uses of the proton beams could make for a fun little 80s style cartoon spinoff.

But everything else was trash.
 
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Does this movie have more catching ghosts in it? That was always something I wish was more in 1 and 2. Each movie had the 1 big scene, slimer in 1, scaleris in 2 but after that just a montage of them with smoking traps. I want more busting damn it!
 

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Does this movie have more catching ghosts in it? That was always something I wish was more in 1 and 2. Each movie had the 1 big scene, slimer in 1, scaleris in 2 but after that just a montage of them with smoking traps. I want more busting damn it!
no, only 1 big "trap" scene in the movie. Honestly if there is any real "flaw" i can give the movie, its that there really arent that many ghost in it. But they went more for the mystery/casper/goonies vibe so throwing alot of ghost in it would have taken away from that, and the finale comes up so fast that there really isnt any room in the film for alot of ghost.
 
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no, only 1 big "trap" scene in the movie. Honestly if there is any real "flaw" i can give the movie, its that there really arent that many ghost in it. But they went more for the mystery/casper/goonies vibe so throwing alot of ghost in it would have taken away from that, and the finale comes up so fast that there really isnt any room in the film for alot of ghost.

Two trap scenes.

Edit: No, there are three:

Muncher, Zuul, and Gozer.
 
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Two trap scenes.

Edit: No, there are three:

Muncher, Zuul, and Gozer.
Thats fair.. but for what he's talking about with the normal ghost fight/shoot/trap sequence like scene, I think only #1 of your list falls into that. The other 2 are part of the finale, #2 was just a quick one, and the last one
literally was ALL the traps at once lol.
 
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SPOILERS

I prefer the remake to this, just can't shake how fuck all happens for most of the film, then the big bad just sits and listens to dad jokes then gets zapped straight away by some old men who appear out of nowhere in the middle of a farm.

If it wasn't for the good acting I'd have very few positives to say about the film.

Sucks everybody else loved it, makes me wonder what I'm not getting.

Like even Rudd's character is just odd, he's a thick lazy summer school teacher one minute, an incredibly smart geologist who came to investigate the quakes the next, then an idiot again.

Egon literally never saw his daughter because he had to sit around watching... What? Could she not have visited him or something, he even knew the years the event would occur as it was carved into the walls, there was no reason for him to be a hermit other than they had no better ideas.

Why does nobody remember the statue of liberty came to life?

Why did an apocalyptic event spawn like 5 or 6 crap tier ghosts, the fucking Titanic turned up in the original films.

I could go on all week with stupid shit this film does, it needed a bigger budget and a better script.

It reminded me of that shitty Super 8 film.
 
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I’ve been a Ghostbusters fan since my early childhood and this move did make me choke up somewhere near the end. The kids (4 and 7) marathoned Ghostbusters 1 & 2 before seeing this movie and they loved every second and now they keep wanting to hear the song and have built Lego ghostbuster cars and ghosts. I love it.

The film kept the spirit of the Ghostbusters alive and true and gave my kids a future to look forward to. I really don’t think it would have been as good if they hadn’t of waited until now, sadly. But it personally thought it was the perfect sequel and a good bookend for the old Ghostbuster and Harold’s image was done as tastefully as he probably would have wanted it done. RIP.

hopefully and sequels moving forward will keep the rawness to it and not try to change too much of what made the Ghostbusters great. They weren’t ahead of the times, they were just smart and contradicted one another well. This is how they need to keep that spirit moving.
 
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SPOILERS

I prefer the remake to this, just can't shake how fuck all happens for most of the film, then the big bad just sits and listens to dad jokes then gets zapped straight away by some old men who appear out of nowhere in the middle of a farm.

If it wasn't for the good acting I'd have very few positives to say about the film.

Sucks everybody else loved it, makes me wonder what I'm not getting.

Like even Rudd's character is just odd, he's a thick lazy summer school teacher one minute, an incredibly smart geologist who came to investigate the quakes the next, then an idiot again.

Egon literally never saw his daughter because he had to sit around watching... What? Could she not have visited him or something, he even knew the years the event would occur as it was carved into the walls, there was no reason for him to be a hermit other than they had no better ideas.

Why does nobody remember the statue of liberty came to life?

Why did an apocalyptic event spawn like 5 or 6 crap tier ghosts, the fucking Titanic turned up in the original films.

I could go on all week with stupid shit this film does, it needed a bigger budget and a better script.

It reminded me of that shitty Super 8 film.
You are not wrong, this felt like 3 scripts cut together. Still, it was awesome.

I have a big list of gripes as well, some of these things were probably cut to be in any sequel.

Was the identity of the house ghost supposed to be a mystery? The chess bit, which ultimately was dumped for a literal "here is a picture of me!" reveal, made it seem like there was originally more to figuring out the ghost.

Why does igons baby mama get such a pass? She is like NEVER even mentioned or given a name. It ought to have been Annie Potts, right? The end credit sequence seems like it would have led that way. I figure they are saving grandma for the sequel.

Ernie Hudson bankrolls Dan Akeroyd for DECADES but can't even be bothered to look up Igon to check in or help the daughter? I think they added stuff for the old guys as the actors signed up.

Still, this movie was great.
 

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Pinky promise.

I remember Hemsworth being decent in it and it had some fun large action set-pieces. It's not a great film, but honestly this remake isnt either. I want action popcorn comedy, not family drama with 2 or 3 ghosts sprinkled into a 2 hour runtime.

As opposed to a comedy/drama about a small business fighting government overreach with 2 ghosts (library and Slimer) that have any actual screen time? The originals didn't have much in the way of ghosts either, it was mainly one big set piece followed by scenes of the guys running around with smoking traps.
 
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You are not wrong, this felt like 3 scripts cut together. Still, it was awesome.

I have a big list of gripes as well, some of these things were probably cut to be in any sequel.

Was the identity of the house ghost supposed to be a mystery? The chess bit, which ultimately was dumped for a literal "here is a picture of me!" reveal, made it seem like there was originally more to figuring out the ghost.

Why does igons baby mama get such a pass? She is like NEVER even mentioned or given a name. It ought to have been Annie Potts, right? The end credit sequence seems like it would have led that way. I figure they are saving grandma for the sequel.

Ernie Hudson bankrolls Dan Akeroyd for DECADES but can't even be bothered to look up Igon to check in or help the daughter? I think they added stuff for the old guys as the actors signed up.

Still, this movie was great.

My favourite is how they say he stole their proton packs then they show up with them. Oops sorry we just forgot where we left them..
 
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I bet the sequel will have everyone move to new york from oklahoma, and will have to do with the return of the river of slime and of vigo the carpathian. Didn’t Bill Murray think ghostbusters 2 was shit, and thought he was tricked? I actually hope that the sequel has shubs, zulls, meketrex supplications, a sloar, and large and moving torb!

One of my all-time favorite movie quotes! :messenger_tears_of_joy: ❤️
 
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Does this movie have more catching ghosts in it? That was always something I wish was more in 1 and 2. Each movie had the 1 big scene, slimer in 1, scaleris in 2 but after that just a montage of them with smoking traps. I want more busting damn it!
If only... As mentioned earlier, we got one prolonged ghost chase/bust. Technically two, but the target was the same.

More "busts" means a bigger production budget...

There was no shortage of dialogue and short quips between the kids and adults... Quips are cheap! 😁
 
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The reboot failed because it ignored the originals films. I've maintained for longest time it wasn't because "all women" as they wanted to point the finger(especially the actresses) at that as reason for it bombing. Even if they'd gone with all-new young *men*, it would've still faltered for the same reason.

Ghostbusters isn't a franchise that you can reboot without keeping it in the same universe as the original series. If it had done so, and adjusted it's tone accordingly, it would have enjoyed more success and I can guarantee that for certain.

It's a similar vein to Terminator or Indiana Jones, in a way. If it isn't Arnie or Ford, people aren't very interested unless you find a way to get them to buy into the passing of the torch done properly.
To this... add Star wars franchise to the list
 
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Eh. I have a hard time taking them seriously. Those guys are cringe levels of contrarian. Like angry twelve year old fanboys, only they're all in their 50's and out of shape and still dress like they're twelve.

What points that they made to you disagree with and find contrarian?