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[Movie] "Ghostbusters" Reboot - All female cast

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  1. dback816

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    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/new-all-female-ghostbusters-cast-767610

    Excited, indifferent, or pessimistic?
     
  2. Junkyard_Dog

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    Is Bill Murray gonna be in it tho?!
     
  3. DreamShook

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    Indifferent. I think McKinnon is underused on SNL though.
     
  4. xcrunner51

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    Annoyed. Leveraging a classic movie to get fans to see an all-female lead cast is weak.

    Here's a thought, come up with an original script.
     
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    This won't work, they may have to just completely sanitize it and double-down on the CGI to cash in on that family friendly trough. These reboots sometimes neglect a lot of the original themes and metaphors that actually helped make the movie great, and just cash in on nostalgic scenes or moments. I think there was a lot in Ghostbusters about modern New York at the time, cultural clashes between yuppies, academia, bureaucrats and service workers; mid-life crises of unattached, unfulfilled professionals, the ghosts as remnants of the chaos from the '70s, along with a lot of templates for big-budget action films in urban settings. Granted, it's a whole other generation of teens and young adults to market to, so they might still succeed without placating all that whiny Gen-X nostalgia.
     
  6. VanityHalfBlack

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    Well, now we know who the breakout star of SNL this year.
     
  7. VanityHalfBlack

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    Sony, again lolol
     
  8. J Sizzle

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    The Hollywood-franchise-reboot-sequel craze is never-ending...
     
  9. CometsWin

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    Lame. As. Hell.
     
  10. BetterThanI

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    One of my favorite quotes from "28 Days Later" sums up my reaction to this news:

     
  11. Dave_78

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    Damn. Sounds horrible. I can't stand Kristin Wigg.
     
  12. The Hunted

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    Ghostbusters was overrated. Just like Bill Murray.
     
  13. Dairy Ashford

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    The entire pre-production news and hype cycle of the last 20 years or so has probably torpedoed more than a few original ideas and made now publicly run shops a lot more risk averse.
     
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    The best part about this is that I won't be paying to see this trash. Maybe I'll torrent if I have the time.
     
  15. J Sizzle

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    This is very true, and that is a sad state of affairs if you're a fan of movies...

    Thankfully you'll still get gems like Birdman/Whiplash/etc. every year from directors and producers who actually care about making good movies, but more often than not it's just a bunch of comic book adaptations that get rebooted every 5 years or Michael Bay action nonsense.
     
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    That's gonna be ****ing terrible.
     
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    U guys, female casting isn't the problem. It's the ongoing obsession of rebooting 80s movies.
     
  18. xcrunner51

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    What's next, rebooting Citizen Kane with an all-albino cast?
     
  19. dback816

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    Or casting fictional white characters with real life black actors even! The insanity!

    What crazy scheme will Hollywood think of next?
     
  20. Nook

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    There is no way in hell I will waste my time with this... All female cast in a comedy like Ghost Busters? I would rather watch Rosie O shave her legs while listening to Garofalo lecture a drunk fraternity kid about respecting womanhood.

    No no NO!
     
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