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@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

It seems like, with these kind of things, anything not TF-specific is either in an existing thread or just not discussed since they're not part of something deemed important enough to get its own thread already.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Yeah, but it's for Transformers specifically

@  Gryllid : (19 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

There is. It's called "SDCC 2019 thread"

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:24 PM)

no general SDCC thread?

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:08 PM)

I never even bothered to see it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2019 - 10:30 AM)

O never hated it, the whole thing was an Indiana Jones movie. I didn't care for the CGI, but that's just nature of the beast.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2019 - 07:58 AM)

sidebar- has enough time passed that we can stop irrationally hating "Crystal Skull" yet?

@  Telly : (18 July 2019 - 09:18 PM)

after 38 years and i dont know how many viewings, today is the first time i noticed indiana jones doesnt use a revolver in the bar fight in raiders...

@  Kalidor : (18 July 2019 - 05:33 PM)

@Sabrblade Depends on when you're here. I used to have the backups happen once daily, now I have them happen once per hour so you might often see a hesitation at the top of every hour for 30-45 seconds.

@  Locoman : (18 July 2019 - 05:11 PM)

isn't that just Modern Family

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 01:15 PM)

Pop.

@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:05 PM

The original Ghostbusters are old enough now to do a passing the torch storyline, there's literally no reason to reboot the bloody franchise. Everybody's already seen Ghostbusters, you don't need to explain it to them or rehash it with a different cast. Also pls cast my bae Olivia Munn.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:06 PM


Make it Chicago based, and have these women come into it on their own. They can come across the original team's research while looking up their own stuff. You can even do a meet up with one of the old guard to get that in there, but these charactets should have their own story to play out. It's the only way it'll stand the test of time in its own right.

You know what? I like the idea, if its set in the old universe, they'll have all the internet stuff to get them started, along with a few "hacked" proton pack and trap schemata.
 
But why the love for chicago? If they gotta set it anywhere, set it in the city that already looks like the world ended: detroit or nothing!

Why not New Orleans?
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:06 PM

Yeah, Hudson's response is unfortunate.

 


Seriously, this is devistating. Two movies and an awesome videogame: gone, never happened. Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, and Dr. Ray Stant and Winston Zeddmore: never existed, which means also no unlicenced nuclear accelerator or traps or pke meter.

 

 

How do you figure? We all watched them. They existed.

Does a new Optimus Prime negate the existence of the others? Absolutely not. This movie is its own thing, and you won't convince me that dudes busting ghosts in their 60's works without Harold Ramis. We know nothing about the movie beyond the fact that women are at the helm. And people are losing their minds over it.

That's pretty telling.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:07 PM

The original Ghostbusters are old enough now to do a passing the torch storyline, there's literally no reason to reboot the bloody franchise. Everybody's already seen Ghostbusters, you don't need to explain it to them or rehash it with a different cast. Also pls cast my bae Olivia Munn.


Harold Ramis did a script like that but the director is too afraid to touch the old stuff, plus hes huge on origin stories.
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:15 PM

This seems like a rather large over-reaction. Did people freak out when they did the Ghostbusters Bishoujo statue? Although whatever they do, something Bishoujo-esque is the last thing I'd want to see (for any character of anything, really).

 

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:19 PM

You can do an origin story and still be in the same universe. I'd rather learn to love these ladies on their own, but that's no reason to erase history. Believe it or not, in real life time moves forward.
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:25 PM

I don't particularly mind the reboot and a stronger female presence is welcome but making an all-female cast honestly sounds like a gimmick.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:26 PM

But the original team was an all dude cast?
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:30 PM

This seems like a rather large over-reaction. Did people freak out when they did the Ghostbusters Bishoujo statue?


Were all freaking out because of what the director has said and done:

1.No actors from the original two movies will appear in the movie
2. Hes big on origin stories and does not want to go back to that universe
3. He has done mostly chick flics ie brides maids, the heat etc.

All we wanted was a new story to build on the old. Thats what Dan has been trying to do for years. But its going away now
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:34 PM

But the original team was an all dude cast?


That's why this strikes me as being different for the sake of being different.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 08:53 PM

I'd rather they play with genders than recast four dudes to play characters they have no right to play. I don't want to take this thread there, but girls can be in teams with only other girls and these girls can be scientists with out it being a gimmick and it could be awesome.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:09 PM

If you don't want to do an origin story why not simply make it a sequel?

 

I'm not too enthused with them dropping pretty much everything that makes them Ghostbusters. This is like the equivalent of "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull" if Harrison Ford weren't involved.

 

Which would seem to have been an even bigger disaster.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:48 PM

I like the idea of female Ghostbusters.  I love the idea of an ALL female team.

 

 I'm even into not featuring any of the original team in the movie: I'd much rather let a new team have a chance to stand on their own without the new team having the lingering shadow of the old one over them in the context of the movie and allow the fates of those characters to remain left to the imagination. Let people imagine, despite Bill Murray's disinterest and Harold Ramis' passing, that Ray, Egon, Peter and Winston are still out there, doing their thing, without invoking something like Indy 4's scene with photos of the departed on a desk.  Don't give the original team finality.
 

...buuuuttt I'm not sure I see the need for a reboot when Ghostbusters II has already proven the entirety of New York City can will itself into ignoring the existence of ghosts within a timeframe of five years in the wake of supernatural near-armageddon at the hands of a god in the form of a giant snackfood.  Or when The Game provided a nice "out" to follow a new team in a new context in the form suggesting they turn Ghostbusters into a franchise.  I guess it depends on the story they want to tell, but right now knowing nothing else it feels like a missed opportunity to keep building a world, especially when every other bit of spin-off media has used the first two films in-canon.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 09:57 PM

I'd rather they play with genders than recast four dudes to play characters they have no right to play. I don't want to take this thread there, but girls can be in teams with only other girls and these girls can be scientists with out it being a gimmick and it could be awesome.


Did I say they couldn't...? We know next to nothing about this new film and that's just my first impression given that Hollywood does not have a good track record.

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Posted 12 October 2014 - 10:36 PM

I'm even into not featuring any of the original team in the movie: I'd much rather let a new team have a chance to stand on their own without the new team having the lingering shadow of the old one over them in the context of the movie and allow the fates of those characters to remain left to the imagination.

 

I don't think you can realistically avoid that shadow. And I don't think bringing the oldies in for torch-passing means you lose your chance to let the new characters shine.

 

Let people imagine, despite Bill Murray's disinterest and Harold Ramis' passing, that Ray, Egon, Peter and Winston are still out there, doing their thing, without invoking something like Indy 4's scene with photos of the departed on a desk.  Don't give the original team finality.

 

This, though, is a very appealing approach. As much as I personally do want to see that finality, I can easily understand arguments against it.


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Posted 12 October 2014 - 10:51 PM

Don't like it being a reboot. I think I'd like the all lady gimmick, if its played as a gimmick. Have 2 lady scientist try to start there own busting company. They don't get taken seriously because they are female. They try a sex sells approach and get an eye candy buster. When they show up an all male busting team they recruit there intern as there fourth. Running gags about cease and dessist order from the original busters. End with the girls receiving an offer for an official GB franchise.
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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:03 PM

Reboot with an all-female team?  Where's Dan when we need him?

 

It should be based on the IDW female team, with Ron being the Winston of the group.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:05 PM

I think its being handled really awkwardly. I'm not really sure there is any need for it to be a total reboot but also they way they specifically made sure everyone know ahead of time its going to be all women it comes off.. odd? Like one one hand it doesn't give me a lot of faith that it would be handled right and on the other hand itseems like it would have made more of a statement to cast women in the role and then if anyone asks why just shrug and say they were who they felt were the best fit. Like making a big deal out of it feels weird to me like its for points. I dunno.

 

I can't get really emotionally invested in it tbh because its jsut been too long since ghostbusters were relevant to my life. We kept getting teased with stuff and it never worked out right.. so if someone wants to fuss with the francise whatever. I can see where other people might be more annoyed.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:11 PM

I'm with you, Murry.  What in the name of Gozer were they thinking?  I want a real Ghostbusters 3, even if they have to replace the old cast with some new blood, not an all-female reboot that will end up ruining the series because whoever is writing this one will probably go overboard on the sexual stuff (while the original films had some sexual scenes, at least they didn't go as far as make them the selling point.)

 

Either someone at Sony crossed the streams, or Hollywood idiocy just got to them.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 11:32 PM

I am totally down for seeing women working in the thankless and filthy world of extermination. I honestly can't remember seeing women represented that way in...ever.

 

Something tells me they'll completely throw out the 'They're basically exterminators' angle though. Unfortunate.


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