Every day I see a tweet or a post about how it is an absolute disgrace that Ghostbusters is being remade. What most upsets me is this appears to be because the reboot is having an all female Ghostbusting team.
I certainly don’t recall this uproar when Bill Murray; Dan Aykroyd; Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson didn’t voice the Real Ghostbusters cartoon =)
I am a massive fan of the 1984 box office smash, I even did a school project on the film, brought the storybook, the soundtrack and wanted to do the Ray Parker Jnr Ghostbuster dance. I even recall asking for Shreddies for breakfast so I could get the free Ghostbusters transfer inside. http://cerealoffers.com/Cereal_Partners/Shreddies/1980s/1980-85/Ghostbusters_Waterslide_Transf/ghostbusters_waterslide_transfer.html
I also am just as unhappy that so many of my films that I have loved have had the remake/reboot treatment but I personally would love to see some more ghostbusting on screen, especially as their last outing, the 1989 Ghostbusters II didn’t quite reach the greatness of the original.
So going back to my first paragraph, I find it shocking that the amount of grief that has been aimed at the new film’s director Paul Feig, but I for one thinks he does deserve a chance, Bridesmaids was a great fun film, The Heat I feel was great too, and this years Spy, which I have not seen, I have been told is fun too!
All 3 films star Melissa McCarthy and she will be in the 2016 version of Ghostbusters as well alongside her Bridesmaids co-star Kristen Wiig, both are funny women and are joined by Saturday Night Live regulars Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.
The film is also trying to please original fans by including some of the original cast with cameos being announced for Dan Aykroyd; Bill Murray; Sigourney Weaver; Ernie Hudson and even Annie Potts. Whilst not confirmed, it does appear they will not be playing their previous roles of Ray Stantz, Pete Venkman; Dana Barrett; Winston Zeddmore and Janine.
Also, as the release gets nearer, rumours are flying all over the internet with talks of Slimer and Stay Puft: The Marshmallow Man are returning too!
Ghostbusters is much loved so can understand people wanting it to be untouched, however, this film coming back was inevitable. From the 2 films, the much loved Ray Parker Jnr song, the cartoons, tons of merchandise is available, including the new Lego range http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Ghostbusters-Ecto-1-21108 the films have a massive fan base.
At worst, I feel this film could be a good watch, as was Ghostbusters II, but I personally think with the advances in special effects and CGI, since the original films, there is plenty to give high hopes for it! I just hope its a fitting tribute to the late, great Harold Ramis.
It’s hard to judge this film, as we haven’t even seen a trailer for the film yet, but as busting makes me feel good, I am looking forward to this one.
Surely a return to the screen for the Ghostbusters was inevitable, so are you looking forward to this or are you expecting the worse? We at Barking Mad About Films would love to hear from you
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