Ghostbusters (2016) – Projector

Film Brain ain’t afraid of no reboots, as he puts on his proton pack and reviews Paul Feig’s new version of the 80s classic.

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"Bad Movie Beatdown" takes a look at the very worst that Hollywood has to offer with commentary and analysis. "Projector" is reviews of current UK releases that have yet to open in the US. There may also be some commentaries and other material.

9 comments

  1. Just saw the film about two hours ago. The hate for this movie is so sorely misplaced and almost bewildering. It wasn’t an amazing film by any stretch certainly but it made me laugh personally and most of the theater laughed quite often throughout much of the movie. Not everything worked certainly and there were many beats where they tried to incorporate something from the original movie that just didn’t quite fit (like when they first brought in the car) but nothing felt offensive or insulting towards the material.

    I don’t feel any particular need to see this movie again, but I also wouldn’t mind seeing a sequel to it either. The pure vitriol this movie has gotten really just feels undeserved.. there are far far more worthy targets for the Internets wrath.. like the entire Bayformers franchise..

  2. I’ve seen several reviews of this movie and yours is the only one that approached it as a MOVIE review first without addressing this as an internet event. You came off as unbiased and genuine rather than cautious or afraid of backlash.

    I understand you needed to touch on the internet uproar and I’m glad you waited until the review analysis was complete to briefly comment on it. From a presentation point of view this let your audience listen to your opinions without any biases. Again, great job.

  3. Ah-ha! Enjoyed your review/analysis the most so far, Film Brain! 🙂 Thanks!

  4. If you knew what happened behind the filming of this madness, you wouldbe disgusts or disappointed. This film was supposed to be a final Sequel like Fury Road, not a reboot like Robocop.

    • Yes, it was going to be that originally, but since then, two decades have passed and one of the key actor/writers passed away. There was no way that the studio could make a part 3 without Harold Ramis being involved, and like Matthew said, no one wants to see men in their 60s donning proton packs.

      I think that it would have been better if the new movie had select members of the original cast passing the torch to a new team of Ghostbusters, but I’m not enraged that the studios chose not to do it that way.

    • Yes, it was going to be that originally, but since then, two decades have passed and one of the key actors/writers passed away. There was no way that the studio could make a part 3 film without Harold Ramis’ involvement. Also, like Matthew said, no one wants to see men in their 60s donning proton packs.

      Personally, I think it would have been better if the new film had the original team (or select members of it) passing the torch over to a new team of Ghostbusters, but I’m not enraged that the producers chose not to do it that way.

  5. Gaaaaugh!! This movie!! The controversy!!
    I have not seen the origionals in any shape, size or form so I saw the trailer as a film; and I must say I didn’t think it looked very funny, as it looked a lot like comedies based on people being kind of stupid and disgusting, but I don’t like a lot of comedies that come out so I didn’t honestly care.

    But the controvercy…my god…terrifying….glad it’s calming down…

    The film itself doesn’t look to bad, though I’m not fond of what I’ve heard of the cameos and use of guys. But hey, I haven’t seen the film, maybe it’s really not that bad. Looks okay but not something particuarily interesting
    I think I like Paul Feig’s TV work then his movies

    Great review; glad the movie wasn’t to painful, what with Ice Age and Absolutly Fabulous on the horizon

  6. This film was bloody awful and it had nothing to do with the original cast, critics like you are just trying to cash in on the fact that so many people rightly claimed that it is appalling and you should be ashamed of yourself for attempting to use that for hype.

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