I thought since there’s a thread about “what are you playing?” and “what are you listening to?” that it might be good to also have a thread about what movies & tv shows we’re watching.
Keep in mind on this thread it’ll likely be hard to keep everything spoiler-free on every aspect, so check this thread out at your own discretion. You’ve been warned.
On the other hand, try to keep others in mind when you post stuff, and use spoiler tags where necessary.
Anyway, first up: my wife & I watched the new Ghostbusters movie last night…IMHO it wasn’t half bad, but all the meta-humor regarding the criticisms of the movie was BEYOND PAINFUL. If they had simply taken the high road and left it all out, it would have been a good movie.
The girls in the movie themselves, it seemed like apart from Melissa McCarthy’s character the other 3 were oddly exact polar-opposites to their original counterparts:
Vankman never took anything seriously/ Gilbert takes everything seriously
Egon was as dull as a rock/ Holtzman is eccentric
Winston was laid back & easy going/ Patty is loud & obnoxious
& oddly it seems to work well. Go figure.
Anyway, IMHO it wasn’t the garbage fire the net let on like it was going to be, but like I said, the call-outs to the criticisms within the movie was still BEYOND PAINFUL. And poor Bill Murray. The 2 short scenes he had you can tell they dragged him into the movie just for his “seal of approval” and in turn they used it to slap fans of the original in the face, hard.
But yeah, all in all, I’d give the movie a “meh”. It’s ok, but if you watch it don’t go out & spend too much money on it.