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Ghostbusters Afterlife Reviews


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by Anonymousreply 94May 22, 2022 12:47 PM

I really just care about Annie Potts in this.

by Anonymousreply 1October 9, 2021 9:06 PM

Here's the diverse cast!

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by Anonymousreply 2October 9, 2021 9:23 PM

Paul Rudd finally looks his age.

by Anonymousreply 3October 9, 2021 9:23 PM

I was honestly about to say that, R3, but I didn’t want to seem like a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 4October 9, 2021 10:29 PM

I'm totally going to see this and not care what anyone I know thinks about that at all. This seems like it will be good and the trailers were actually very pleasant and creative, there's kids involved and all.

R1 heck yeah! Sigourney Weaver is listed in the credits over on the link OP, uh, linked to (what bad English I do sometimes have) as well.

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by Anonymousreply 6October 10, 2021 1:22 AM

There ish no Lizsha, only Shuul.

by Anonymousreply 7October 10, 2021 1:22 AM

Ghostbusters 2016 also got good reviews and that was shit. Hopefully the fans like this one.

by Anonymousreply 8October 10, 2021 1:28 AM

I’ve still never seen the 2016 Ghostbuster because it looked so bad. I heard it was shit and the good reviews were to avoid attacks of sexism.

by Anonymousreply 9October 10, 2021 1:39 AM

R9 it's actually not bad. Not the first movie but better than G2. I have low expectations for this new movie.

by Anonymousreply 10October 10, 2021 2:17 AM

The score is plummeting fast and I think will go rotten by Friday. It seems all the new reviews are of the “its ok to hate this film” variety like what happened to Eternals.

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by Anonymousreply 11November 17, 2021 12:54 PM

I don't know the name of that actor pictured at r11 but he sure is the sexiest man alive.

by Anonymousreply 12November 17, 2021 2:01 PM

I thought Rudd was Cumberbitch in that picture.

by Anonymousreply 13November 17, 2021 2:57 PM

Why you no return my messages Paul Rudd at R12?

by Anonymousreply 14November 17, 2021 3:07 PM

"Here, we can find a damning summary of modern Hollywood's default mode - a nostalgia object, drained of personality and fitted into a dully palatable mold, custom-made for a fandom that worships everything and respects nothing."

by Anonymousreply 15November 17, 2021 3:17 PM

R13: I thought it was Cumbersnatch for a second as well.

by Anonymousreply 16November 17, 2021 3:34 PM

R15 the audience is not asking for these movies, they hate them and have to be cajoled into seeing them because literally nothing else is being offered. Blame the moneylaundering producers.

by Anonymousreply 17November 17, 2021 4:14 PM

A number of critics absolutely hate the film.

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by Anonymousreply 18November 18, 2021 3:03 AM

It has to be better than Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters. I watch that despite what reviews said and figured it was mostly due to misogyny. Nope. It was dreadful.

by Anonymousreply 19November 18, 2021 3:06 AM

I will see it at the weekend, I love everything Ghostbusters, I love the two original films, loved the cartoon series and I still liked the female-centric one too.

So I'm primed to like this one - if I don't, it will be a surprise to me.

by Anonymousreply 20November 18, 2021 9:40 AM

I like the kid adventure feel of the trailer. Very 80s, like The Goonies.

by Anonymousreply 21November 18, 2021 10:41 AM

[Quote] there's kids involved and all.

I don't understand how that makes the movie better 😄

by Anonymousreply 22November 18, 2021 12:05 PM

The original movie was fun and silly. It’s the superfans that end up taking it too seriously and elevating the movie into something it never was. The same thing happened with the latest Bond and Star Wars films: all the fun and silliness gets sucked out of these movies because cynical viewers are expecting the remakes to be Citizen Kane. I thought Ghostbusters 2016 was completely in the same spirit as the original, but incels had a fit about the leads being women and everyone jumped on that bandwagon. 🙄

by Anonymousreply 23November 18, 2021 12:18 PM

Superfans or hardcore fans are no different from members of a cult, where the source material is their holy gospel of truth. Change one bit from the source material and it's sacrilege, change more and it's a full-blown holy war.

Clearly, these reboots and remakes are for people who don't really give a shit what they watch. They are not made for superfans. Or haters.

by Anonymousreply 24November 18, 2021 12:31 PM

Oh, now I get it.

THIS is why the studio bought Paul Rudd his "Sexiest Man" title. LOL!

I didn't know he had a movie coming out. That title is so been there, done that.

by Anonymousreply 25November 18, 2021 1:59 PM

Guess nobody saw it?

by Anonymousreply 26November 20, 2021 6:43 PM

After the motion picture abortion that was Paul Fieg's Ghostbusters reboot, anything that comes after feels like a bandaid. I suppose I'll watch it once it's on streaming, but I'm not gettting my hopes up.

by Anonymousreply 27November 20, 2021 7:29 PM

Ever since this moment I've loved Annie Potts.

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by Anonymousreply 28November 20, 2021 7:37 PM

Wiki is your friend.

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by Anonymousreply 29November 20, 2021 7:44 PM

This looks like it's taking itself far too seriously, which is always a terrible sign.

by Anonymousreply 30November 20, 2021 7:49 PM

I was dragged to this movie under false pretenses that Paul Rudd was playing a sizemologist, only to find out he's some earthquake nerd. I would've stormed out if my friend wasn't my ride.

by Anonymousreply 31November 20, 2021 9:11 PM

Illeana Douglas doesn't look a day over 18.

by Anonymousreply 32November 20, 2021 9:13 PM

[quote]the audience is not asking for these movies, they hate them and have to be cajoled into seeing them because literally nothing else is being offered.

A 95% audience rating on RT and better than expected box office would seem to indicate otherwise. American audiences don't have to be shanghaied into seeing crap, they love it.

by Anonymousreply 33November 20, 2021 9:18 PM

[quote] American audiences don't have to be shanghaied into seeing crap.

Madonna would like a word.

by Anonymousreply 34November 20, 2021 10:41 PM

That shot of Rudd at the OP is probably the sexiest image I've ever seen of him. He looks like a real stud who could throw a hard fuck there.

by Anonymousreply 35November 20, 2021 10:45 PM

R5 like, totally

by Anonymousreply 36November 20, 2021 10:49 PM

[quote] I love the two original films, loved the cartoon series and I still liked the female-centric one too

Likers gonna like.

by Anonymousreply 37November 20, 2021 10:55 PM

Paul Rudd is hitting the wall very quickly.

by Anonymousreply 38November 21, 2021 4:03 AM

R38 He's in his fifties.

by Anonymousreply 39November 21, 2021 10:18 AM

The critics hate it and the audience love it that some reportedly cried at the end.

by Anonymousreply 40November 21, 2021 10:30 AM

I got a little misty...down there.

by Anonymousreply 41November 21, 2021 11:28 AM

Good movie but Murray and Ackroyd look like walking corpses and seeing Harold Ramis is just freaky. Is this the first movie to use a deep fake to replace a dead actor?

by Anonymousreply 42November 26, 2021 12:33 AM

It's getting criticized for having too many references to the original but I didn't mind that so much. The problem with these sequels/reboots/reimaginings of 80s and 90s stuff is I always hate the young kids in them.

by Anonymousreply 43November 26, 2021 4:07 AM

I thought the original Ghostbusters was a shit movie.

by Anonymousreply 44November 26, 2021 4:16 AM

R44 no, that would be the sequel.

by Anonymousreply 45November 26, 2021 6:12 AM

I love the sequel. Guilty pleasure I guess.

by Anonymousreply 46November 26, 2021 11:43 AM

[quote] Good movie but Murray and Ackroyd look like walking corpses and seeing Harold Ramis is just freaky. Is this the first movie to use a deep fake to replace a dead actor?

Nope, but it's the best one I've seen so far.

by Anonymousreply 47November 27, 2021 12:33 AM

This one took itself too seriously, imho. It lacked the brevity of the original. I wouldnt give it a rave review, but it wasnt bad.

Regarding the 2016 all female cast, I thought it was ok when I first saw it. but i liked it much more on the second and third viewing (its on tv a lot) It gets better every time I see it and I find myself laughing out loud in parts.

by Anonymousreply 48November 27, 2021 12:50 AM

Who in the fuck are the alleged super fans and people who have a cult like devotion to the original? R23, and R24.

I'm old enough that I saw the original in the theater at the time of it's original release. It was a fine, entertaining film, but I don't recall ever having a big desire to see it again. I don't think I've ever had a conversation with anyone at anytime about Ghostbusters. Ever. I've been friends with, had associates from all walks of life, and I've never heard anyone express anything about Ghostbusters. I've had more inane conversations about all sorts of things over the years, but I honestly don't think I've had a single one about Ghostbusters other than right around its release.

So what gives with this make believe world where people are clamoring for this? The whole making this movie an "issue" and talking point is just so fucking bizarre. And not in a good way. It's annoying.

by Anonymousreply 49November 27, 2021 1:26 AM

r49 if you saw it in theaters and didn't think much about Ghostbusters again, you were probably a late teen or adult in 1984?

Ghostbusters was a super blockbuster for American kids. It played on cable endlessly. It had toys, two animated series, a popular HI-C drink (ecto-cooler), and endless merchandizing. the song was huge.

So there was definitely a hope that Afterlife would play for the fans who grew up with it. It doesn't. It's still very good for what it is. It just disappoints for many reasons including lack of humor by comparison

by Anonymousreply 50November 27, 2021 1:37 AM

No, I was 13, and like I said I enjoyed the movie while I watched it, and I remember that song being big at the time, but I honestly don't remember any big deal about it after the fact with anyone I knew.

by Anonymousreply 51November 27, 2021 1:42 AM

This looks dreadful. As another poster said, I don't want to see kids fighting ghosts. It's more fun to see adults fighting them and cracking jokes.

The problem with so many of these reboots/remakes is that they lack any of the joy or enthusiasm the originals had. Perhaps because these are mostly cash-grabs, but these films seem to look so drab and colourless. That was my issue with the 2016 film - it just looked ugly. There was no real joy. The characters all seemed joyless and unhappy. In the original, the characters were nerdy and fun.

by Anonymousreply 52November 27, 2021 1:48 AM

That's exactly what it is, R52.. They're all just shit bags who want to create some great tsunami of cheap plastic products and product tie-ins. And then the cloak it in some political divide to create buzz and interest in their zero organic controversy, and then they turn and talk about how green they are and how much they care about the environment and global warming, and then get the extra special incentive in their ability to bitch about the idiot pleebs who consume so much crap, when in reality are directly responsible for a whole lot of crap that ends up in landfills.

by Anonymousreply 53November 27, 2021 2:06 AM

R49 Just like Ninja Turtles, it was more than just a movie for those who were the right age to experience it. No matter how good a new one is, adults in their thirties and forties could never recapture that feeling again. Spoilers. That said, after seeing this, I was entirely sold on the idea of these guys coming back one last time for a proper sequel. They all are in good health and the ending was very satisfying for those who grew up with the first two films. They could have had other actors share the spotlight while keeping the main Ghostbusters the main focus. They already came up with back stories for all the original characters, Ivan Reitman was on set, and there is a bunch of good source material from the Ghostbusters video game that they could have used.

So although I enjoyed the movie initially, I ended up leaving the theatre feeling it was a missed opportunity to truly say goodbye. The grandaughter was a good character but it would have worked better as a spiritual sequel rather than a direct continuation. Heck, it was good enough to be a tv series, but one that exists separately.

by Anonymousreply 54November 27, 2021 2:18 AM

^I guess I'm one of those fans who were really torn on this film. I liked that the guys came back but would have rather have them come back for something more substantial. The rest of the movie is fairly entertaining, but not a classic that will be remembered years from now.

by Anonymousreply 55November 27, 2021 2:30 AM

Same r51. I was a kid back then and Ghostbusters just kind of came and went. It wasn't a huge movie with our generation that got watched over and over like The Goonies or Ferris Buelller.

And Ghostbusters also gave us one of the worst movie theme songs ever. God, that song was fucking garbage.

by Anonymousreply 56November 27, 2021 2:35 AM

Nostalgia is a funny thing. I have just as much positive emotions regarding films like Ghostbusters 2, Karate Kid 3, and Gremlins 2 than I do the original films yet had I been older I probably would have been hating on those like most people at the time. Perhaps someone young enough will watch Ghostbusters Afterlife and fall in love with it and cherish it for all time. Who knows?

by Anonymousreply 57November 27, 2021 2:36 AM

On the other hand, pop culture moves so fast nowadays, and there is so much content out there competing for views, that I don't think a film like Ghostbusters or anything else that come out in the 80s or 90s could have the same lasting legacy.

by Anonymousreply 58November 27, 2021 2:42 AM

[Quote] And Ghostbusters also gave us one of the worst movie theme songs ever. God, that song was fucking garbage.

I beg to differ.

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by Anonymousreply 59November 27, 2021 3:26 AM

Jason Juno is a hackety hack.

by Anonymousreply 60November 27, 2021 3:42 AM

r56 Everyone has their own experience so I guess Ghostbusters being a big deal to me is not the same experience everyone else had. Its still one of the biggest and most merchandized movies of the 80's.

the movie was fucking huge in America (decidedly less overseas). Sony cut deals unlike anything that had ever been seen before in entertainment to make ghostbusters 2. Sony sold merchandise and halloween costumes for years. Its one of their top catalogue titles ever. There were even multiple cereals released. An animated series that ran for many years. The song was #1 for 3 weeks and stayed on the charts for 21 weeks. Stayed in radio play forever probably just due to Halloween.

You people are turning me into Janbot. Huge movie. Case closed. But if your childhood skipped over this phenomenon, so be it. you didn't miss out on much.

by Anonymousreply 61November 27, 2021 4:39 AM

I saw it after reading this thread and was happily surprised at how good it was and how much I enjoyed it.

So there's another point of view...

by Anonymousreply 62November 27, 2021 4:45 AM

[quote] It wasn't a huge movie with our generation that got watched over and over like The Goonies or Ferris Buelller.

Are you insane? Ghostbusters is on practically every top10 movies of the 80s list, and is incredibly popular with Gen X.

by Anonymousreply 63November 27, 2021 11:23 AM

r63 that's not accurate.

by Anonymousreply 64November 27, 2021 3:16 PM

Link R64?

by Anonymousreply 65November 27, 2021 5:09 PM

Ghostbusters was a hit, but it's not revered the way other movies from that era are.

by Anonymousreply 66November 27, 2021 7:19 PM

I want to see it, but not in a movie theater.

R66 it had some of the most quotable lines that entered the Zeitgeist.

by Anonymousreply 67November 27, 2021 8:07 PM

I can't think of a single line

by Anonymousreply 68November 27, 2021 8:08 PM

R68 that's cause you are "special".

by Anonymousreply 69November 27, 2021 8:12 PM

No, it's just that Ghostbusters isn't all that huge of a legacy movie like some others from that time period.

by Anonymousreply 70November 27, 2021 8:18 PM

"I ain't afraid of no ghosts." Otherwise, yeah,R68, I'm at a loss as to what entered the "Zeitgeist". And even that was just stupid. It was always said as stupid. WTF is the deal with people saying this movie was anymore than just fun for one watch? I really don't get it.

Star Wars was a a phenomenon. I get that. Ghostbusters absolutely was nowhere close to that. I'd say Pee-Wee's Big Adventure was more of a hit in terms of merchandising and mimicry and general pop-cultural relevance than Ghostbusters by a long-shot But oh.... we had to ban Pee-Wee because he touched himself once in porn theater. So we're not allowed to talk about that anymore.because a grown man experienced arousal and touched his penis.

Ferris Bueller had a bigger impact with audiences than GB. I've had more conversations about Can't Buy Me Love over the years than I have GB.

I'm so sick of this weird bullshit we're supposed to believe, and changing what actually happened to prove some bizarre political point. What is the point? It's just stupid.

by Anonymousreply 71November 27, 2021 8:22 PM

Ghostbusters afterlife had a great hold and is very leggy.

by Anonymousreply 72November 27, 2021 8:25 PM

"Are you the keymaster?"

by Anonymousreply 73November 27, 2021 8:35 PM

R71 Why does it bother you that other people from your generation hold this movie up as a classic? I'm an elder millennial so I barely missed Ghostbusters but got introduced through the cartoon and sequel. By the time I got to Star Wars, I had already watched sci fi films like Total Recall and Robocop so the Star Wars trilogy had little effect on me. But I can still acknowledge how huge it was for those who were first introduced to sci fi adventure through that series.

by Anonymousreply 74November 27, 2021 8:51 PM

R74, I find it ironic that a movie titled Ghostbusters, and is about ridding the presences of the past as a heroic effort are now being "rebooted" as films marketed towards those clinging to keeping the ghosts of the past.

by Anonymousreply 75November 27, 2021 9:06 PM

Sure r70, whatever you say!

by Anonymousreply 76November 27, 2021 9:10 PM

R71 you seem to have had some sort of carnivorous parasite that has crawled up your buttocks. You should see a proctologist, stat, before it reaches your brain!

by Anonymousreply 77November 27, 2021 9:12 PM

R75 I'm sure that sounded good in your head

by Anonymousreply 78November 27, 2021 9:12 PM

No, I've had enough of what "Hollywood" determines what is good and evil. It's complete hypocrisy. It has nothing to do with art.

by Anonymousreply 79November 27, 2021 9:15 PM

Ferris Bueller is definitely a legacy film and is very well-known. People know all the lines. Ghostbusters was a hit at the time, but I don't see it being very much a part of the culture today.

by Anonymousreply 80November 27, 2021 9:19 PM

R80 Is just repeating and trolling at this point.

by Anonymousreply 81November 27, 2021 9:30 PM

r80 and his other posts are the real troll.

by Anonymousreply 82November 27, 2021 9:35 PM

R82 Thank you for agreeing with me.

by Anonymousreply 83November 27, 2021 9:38 PM

The tiny little marshmallow men are adorable.

by Anonymousreply 84November 27, 2021 9:46 PM

[quote] Ferris Bueller is definitely a legacy film and is very well-known. People know all the lines. Ghostbusters was a hit at the time, but I don't see it being very much a part of the culture today.

Except for the new fucking movie maybe? I guess I missed the trailer for Ferris Bueller's Second Day Off?

by Anonymousreply 85November 27, 2021 11:11 PM

r85 you really don't know what you're talking about. Ferris Bueller is a classic.

by Anonymousreply 86November 28, 2021 12:09 AM

Oh God, this is just another attempt at making money by making another sequel to a movie that was a hit decades ago. They even made a goddamn remake, which audiences thought was crap. Will audiences like this remake, with it's every so carefully chosen racially diverse cast? Well, I'm sure as hell not going to see it.

by Anonymousreply 87November 28, 2021 12:25 AM

I wish the original script had been shot for Ghostbusters. It'd make a great Netflix series - as I recall it was many pounds heavier than the final, very cut down version.

by Anonymousreply 88November 28, 2021 1:31 AM

I watched this tonight and it was fun. Very much borrowed from the 1984 film. I guess the sequel to Afterlife is going to have more of Ernie Hudson and maybe Aykroyd. Considering what happened to Murray with his latest film shoot, I wonder if Peter will not be featured. And I suppose Rick Moranis is still retired and will not make a cameo.

by Anonymousreply 89May 22, 2022 6:36 AM

I've watched the original once and never felt any desire to see it again, nor watch any of the sequels. I guess you can either tolerate Bill Murray's smartass routine or you can't. I did like the Marshmallow Man though.

[quote] And Ghostbusters also gave us one of the worst movie theme songs ever. God, that song was fucking garbage.

Half and half. The lead singer is very forgettable but I really enjoyed the anonymous background singers doing the "Ghostbuters" chorus. One unknown lady in particular is really enthusiastic. Along the same lines Teri Garr squeaking "Ghostbusters" in the music video is adorable.

by Anonymousreply 90May 22, 2022 7:07 AM

unsurprisingly, perhaps, that the most negative critic views loved the Paul Feig version.

This seemed to a decent nostalgia piece for someone to share with their children. . . it was nice they gave a backstory to the mythos but it eliminated the potential of continuing the franchise.

Would have preferred a live action version of Ghostbusters Extreme... they would have changed it to where the maincast as symbolic ceos and more engrossed in celebrity status and you'd instead have Janine Melnitz taking over the global biz, prone to hiring wayward misfits and made NYC grand zero while GB would become something of a franchise business and having to walk tightline between being being a corporate entity that sometimes contracts with the govt to the risk of becoming militarized which fell into the problem of being too in the box or trying to weaponize it outside of intent.

there were past discussions to do it but the conflict was with the main cast that wanted a more central role, in particular dan aykroyd. (but it was trend, remember the horrors of what became of Indiana Jones among numerous other franchises) and also 9/11 left some feeling it would be in bad taste. Besides, it was only one of dozens of scenarios presented by both the cast and various studios, directors, others that wanted to take it on at one time or another

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by Anonymousreply 91May 22, 2022 7:12 AM

I didn't hate this reboot, but didn't feel it was necessary either. They could have gone with a new villain instead of bringing Zuul back.

by Anonymousreply 92May 22, 2022 7:33 AM

r92. Agreed. I enjoyed it but it felt very much like a retread, like The Force Awakens. Go back to what people are familiar with and don't change it up too much.

I liked the little marshmallows though.

by Anonymousreply 93May 22, 2022 7:48 AM

I want a Paul Feig sequel. It was an adult comedy with a great cast , unlike "Afterlife."

by Anonymousreply 94May 22, 2022 12:47 PM
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