Archive for July 19th, 2016

Movie Mayhem – Ghostbusters (2016)

I wasn’t intending to see the new iteration of Ghostbusters. And it wasn’t because it was an all-female cast, or because it didn’t look funny (trailers can be deceiving), or because the special effects looked like crap, as a lot of annoying little trolls slammed the trailers with. It’s because I’m getting rather tired — as I’m sure a lot of people are — of Hollywood dipping back into a well no one asked them to dip their money-grubbing hands into. The majority of movies are made for a certain generation, so when you see all of these retreads and reboots and sequels and prequels… what does that really say about our current generation of movies? I’ve argued this point before, but with remakes of The Magnificent Seven and Ben-Hur on the way later this year, it’s starting to get rather pathetic.

The thing is, I started to hear some not so terrible things about Ghostbusters, so I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt, to see if, unlike most other remakes, this one could actually live up to its predecessors — sort of a test to see if the trend of poorly remade classics could turn around for the better. I must confess — this new iteration of Ghostbusters isn’t necessarily a bad film; it’s simply a pile of missed opportunity. Read Full Review

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