Just finished seeing it. Took a bit to really get going, but once it did, it was a blast. Mckenna Graçe did an outstanding job as Phoebe and I hope they can pull off a good sequel.
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I don't think the fact that Gozer was the big bad made it a remake of GB1. There was no "Destroyer", there was no skyscraper climax. There was a trap, a family, old faces and new, and a REALLY upset God.Wow, I really did not enjoy this movie.It felt slow as hell for the first 2/3rds, then the last 3rd is a remake of GB1. References to GB1 do not make a movie good. The Crunch bar and the Louis Tully headgear being the worst offenders by far. Also, retroactively making Egon a deadbeat dad in 1984 kinda just sucks all around.
All good points, although I would argue what you said about the fandom being afraid of change. The fandom has pretty openly embraced this movie for the most part, and it's success rates in a post covid world speak to the fact that it is definitely a successful film on its own.Yeah, even if ghost corps wanted to do more movies: akroyd, murray and hudson have made entirely too much money and recognition off the franchise to NOT show up in future films... unless their dead. And even tying story points to characters: stantz was the only other occultist on the team. So unless ecto 1 actually WAS a ghost, and gozer spent the intervening decades manipulating venkman's career...
Don't get me wrong: I want more content, I want new films, hell: make a new ******* cartoon. I would watch it. But between the fandom being kinda afraid of change: and three of the four actors still wanting in on the franchise (either because THEY want it, or marketing wants it.)... I don't see it happening anytime soon. Though 2 movies in 5 years is a hell of a lot better than the 19 years between extreme ghostbusters and "answer the call".
Same thing happened here. There was one woman not far from us that was a big fan (she was very excitable and sang the song at the end) but she only stayed for the first after credit scene, not the second.As I think about it, I would liken it less to Force Awakens and more to Return of the Jedi. Yes, many of the same characters return along with new ones, and yes, the threat is essentially the same, too, but the story and resolutions are pretty different.
Oh, and this should go without saying, but watch all the way to the end of the credits. Couldn’t believe my wife and I were the only ones to stay in the theater for the final scene.
I mean: I get the difference between the movies. But answer was genuinely funny and enjoyable, and the crap it got was largely from a bunch of panty-knots who couldn't stand to see women playing in the role.