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Review: Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters
07.12.2016
8 10

PLOT: Three scientists (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig & Kate McKinnon) go into the ghost hunting business. They’re soon joined by a street-wise transit worker (Leslie Jones) and together, they discover an apocalyptic plan that could turn their beloved New York City into a playground for ghosts.

PLOT: Outside of maybe BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, there haven’t been many 2016 movies as instantly controversial with a certain slice of hardcore fandom than this GHOSTBUSTERS reboot from BRIDESMAIDS’s Paul Feig. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon star as our new proton-pack wearing heroines, and fitting Feig’s impressive body of work, this is no carbon copy remake. In an attempt to forge their own path, only the basics of the 1984 original have been re-purposed, including the logo, some of the equipment and car, Slimer and (briefly) the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and, of course, the iconic Ray Parker Jr theme song.

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In a nod to the original’s enduring legacy, all four leading ladies play wholly original characters that aren’t patterned too closely on the ones played by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and the late, great Harold Ramis, except in only the most basic ways. Specifically, there’s no cool-guy smart-ass a la Peter Venkman, probably a smart move considering the original is as vital and popular as ever.

The fact is - the original GHOSTBUSTERS is a classic and no movie, no matter how good, will ever change that. It’s not going anywhere and given how many horrible reboots we’ve gotten lately (TOTAL RECALL, ROBOCOP, etc), there’s really no reason for a certain, very vocal minority of fans to be so outspoken about their hatred of this new film - which they either haven’t seen or point-blank refuse to even give a chance. Is it misogyny? The angry commentators would say no, but who’s to say. That’s certainly the case for at least some of them.

That’s too bad for them though, because as far as reboots/remakes go, Paul Feig’s film is one of the better ones. It helps that him and his collaborators obviously have a huge amount of respect and affection for the original, with director Ivan Reitman being on-board as a producer, and all the surviving Ghostbusters contributing cameos, with Murray’s even seemingly being a riff on William Atherton’s baddie in the original, a nice idea. Annie Potts and one more, iconic, performer from the original also get in on the fun, with the way paved for at least a few of them to return in any sequels.

All four of the new Ghostbusters are terrific. Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig are more-or-less the straight-women here - something which may initially surprise viewers. Playing estranged childhood friends, their affectionate relationship keeps the movie grounded whenever it comes close to veering too far into zaniness. The live wires here are Leslie Jones, who comes off far better in the finished film than she does in the promos, and Kate McKinnon, in what feels like a star-making performance as the team’s most tech-savvy member.

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Technically, this is also one of the better films of the summer season. Big and bright, the 3D works surprisingly well, the CG effects are creative, and running just a hair under two hours, Feig keeps the film moving at a quick pace. Toned-down from his usual R-Rating, this family friendly GHOSTBUSTERS is initially a little light on the laughs, but the cast quickly finds its groove. One of the highlights winds up being Chris Hemsworth as the team’s thickheaded but handsome secretary, who’s openly ogled by Wiig’s character, a sly commentary on the usual, window-dressing style parts actresses often find themselves shoehorned into. Andy Garcia and Cecily Strong also hit some funny notes as the political baddies - with Garcia’s outrage at being compared to the mayor from JAWS one of the biggest (of many) laughs I had watching this.

If the movie has any major failings at all, it’s that the Missy Elliot/ Fall Out Boy cover of Ray Parker Jr’s classic title track is admittedly weak, although the movie has a whole bunch of covers that are much better while the original version also kicks in here and there. The main villain, a nerdy janitor played by Neil Casey, also lacks the kind of outlandish presence the movie needed, but really those are minor things. Against all odds, GHOSTBUSTERS actually winds up being one of the better all-around big summer blockbusters, and a refreshing, fun movie that even the most hardcore haters may warm to if they give it half a chance.

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2:57PM on 07/13/2016
Right, so how is this happening? How are these reviews being so positive? Every-time I think "Maybe it's not that bad, maybe I'll go and see it" a gif of them looking at the Ghostbusters logos with boobs, or Melissa McCarthy shooting a ghost in the nuts and thrusting, or Leslie Jones yelling, pops up on my Facebook feed and suddenly I remember why I'm not so bothered. Did they take all of this out of the movie?
Right, so how is this happening? How are these reviews being so positive? Every-time I think "Maybe it's not that bad, maybe I'll go and see it" a gif of them looking at the Ghostbusters logos with boobs, or Melissa McCarthy shooting a ghost in the nuts and thrusting, or Leslie Jones yelling, pops up on my Facebook feed and suddenly I remember why I'm not so bothered. Did they take all of this out of the movie?
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4:03PM on 07/13/2016
Ddddd double pppost!
Ddddd double pppost!
4:03PM on 07/13/2016
All of that garbage is still in the movie, but it seems like they moved the dance number bullshit to a different location in the flick, which was already bad enough to begin with.
All of that garbage is still in the movie, but it seems like they moved the dance number bullshit to a different location in the flick, which was already bad enough to begin with.
12:56AM on 07/15/2016
Its probably getting positive reviews because people are actually watching the movie and basing their opinion on actually watching the film. And not finding these dumb little reasons to bash the movie and just wont admit the their only problem with the film is that its a group of women.
Its probably getting positive reviews because people are actually watching the movie and basing their opinion on actually watching the film. And not finding these dumb little reasons to bash the movie and just wont admit the their only problem with the film is that its a group of women.
1:57PM on 07/13/2016

My take on the film...

Right here: [link]
Right here: [link]
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2:23PM on 07/13/2016
Thanks for the take on this movie TheArrow! Your score is more realistic as far as I'm concerned.
Thanks for the take on this movie TheArrow! Your score is more realistic as far as I'm concerned.
3:12PM on 07/13/2016
That was a spot on review.
That was a spot on review.
12:18PM on 07/13/2016
I'd like to see more than one reviewer take a crack on joblo. The articles on this site for this particular movie seem to be a bit bias and in favor of this one, for whatever reason.
I'd like to see more than one reviewer take a crack on joblo. The articles on this site for this particular movie seem to be a bit bias and in favor of this one, for whatever reason.
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1:38PM on 07/13/2016
It is odd that there is only this one positive review when it was stated that other staff has seen the movie and really disliked it... I want to see their different opinions.
It is odd that there is only this one positive review when it was stated that other staff has seen the movie and really disliked it... I want to see their different opinions.
1:54PM on 07/13/2016
As Paul said below, we're looking into putting another review up on the site.
As Paul said below, we're looking into putting another review up on the site.
11:18AM on 07/13/2016
Why is everybody so mad over a movie review?
Why is everybody so mad over a movie review?
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1:52PM on 07/13/2016
Because some men, Master Wayne, just want to watch the world burn.
Because some men, Master Wayne, just want to watch the world burn.
9:32AM on 07/13/2016

Get real fellas (and ladies)

I, too, question the final score of this movie on the site. And in fact, I often question scores on the site. I feel as though movie scores are sometimes inflated because the writer wants the reader to understand this is movie is worth watching, which for many of us requires seeing a high score on here.

The reality is we should only expect a tent pole, big budget summer flick to score in the middle range. If you've ever taken a film study class, as many critical writers have, you'll
I, too, question the final score of this movie on the site. And in fact, I often question scores on the site. I feel as though movie scores are sometimes inflated because the writer wants the reader to understand this is movie is worth watching, which for many of us requires seeing a high score on here.

The reality is we should only expect a tent pole, big budget summer flick to score in the middle range. If you've ever taken a film study class, as many critical writers have, you'll understand what separates true film artistry, deserving of high scores and praise, from summer blockbusters.

I guess what I'm trying to say is: I only expect to see a movie like Ghostbusters earn a 6-7/10. And that kind of score would have still convinced me to go see it. I don't expect all my entertainment to be high art.

This is why I judge reviews based on tone and context of the review, rather than latching onto some final number. In this case, I read the tone of this article as, "listen, this won't blow you away, but if you just want to be entertained for a couple of hours on the big screen, then this ones for you." And that's all I needed to hear.

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11:04AM on 07/13/2016
Hear hear.
Hear hear.
9:00AM on 07/13/2016

It's good to know that at least some reviewers are getting compensated...

No, I haven't seen the movie. I've read enough reviews, seen enough clips and trailers to confirm that the majority of the fault lies with whomever wrote the script. The writer could have written all 4 leads as intelligent, but no, you gotta have that sassy black woman that comes off as just terrible. The cameos...man, I read about those and I do not want to see that. Respect the original. Call them by their characters names! Why would you just make up new characters??? Shit writing. I
No, I haven't seen the movie. I've read enough reviews, seen enough clips and trailers to confirm that the majority of the fault lies with whomever wrote the script. The writer could have written all 4 leads as intelligent, but no, you gotta have that sassy black woman that comes off as just terrible. The cameos...man, I read about those and I do not want to see that. Respect the original. Call them by their characters names! Why would you just make up new characters??? Shit writing. I guess the worst I could say is no, I will not pay to see this, but when it leaks, I may download it and watch it as far as I can.
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9:35AM on 07/13/2016
They didn't appear as their original characters because they didn't want to. If you'd followed the build to this movie getting made, you'd have known that. And in several reviews I've read, they say the Leslie jones character rises well above the Schtick portrayed in the trailers. Go watch the movie before judging it so harshly.
They didn't appear as their original characters because they didn't want to. If you'd followed the build to this movie getting made, you'd have known that. And in several reviews I've read, they say the Leslie jones character rises well above the Schtick portrayed in the trailers. Go watch the movie before judging it so harshly.
8:22AM on 07/13/2016

Just saw it

I live in Australia and I just came back from an advance screening (here is Wednesday night and it opens tomorrow).
Just so you know, I love the first Ghostbusters and it is in my all time top 10 of movies (some of the others are Jurassic Park, E.T. Star Wars and Spaceballs).
This movie is just ok. It is nothing to write home about, but just to spend a couple of hours at the theatre.
I did get a lot of laughs out of it, but from humour different to the one found in the original. This one
I live in Australia and I just came back from an advance screening (here is Wednesday night and it opens tomorrow).
Just so you know, I love the first Ghostbusters and it is in my all time top 10 of movies (some of the others are Jurassic Park, E.T. Star Wars and Spaceballs).
This movie is just ok. It is nothing to write home about, but just to spend a couple of hours at the theatre.
I did get a lot of laughs out of it, but from humour different to the one found in the original. This one seems to be much more self-aware and it tries to have fun with the universe it's playing in.
The performances that I really liked were from Hemsworth and McKinnon, specially the former, he got the most laughs out of the audience I saw it with (and not because he is an Aussie, but the guy has some great delivery and timing).
The other thing I liked was that it had some genuine spooky moments. It played it more scary than the original ones in a couple of sequences and it was well done.
On top of this, the chemistry between the actresses was fine to me. I don't understand how some top critics are actually saying they had no chemistry.
However, to me, it did feel there were a lot of missed opportunities and plot holes that distracted me from what was happening on screen. From the villain to certain events that make you ask yourself "how did she get there ?". On top of this, the cameos annoyed the hell out of me as they reminded me about the original movies and their superior quality.
This movie is definitely a reboot, not a remake, as it takes the original concept and puts it in another context (and I don't mean using girls for this one, which I thought worked well for the movie). However, as a reboot, it does feel disconnected from the original two, something you might consider is good or bad depending on what you were looking for in this movie.

To me, it is an ok movie to spend a couple of hours at the theatre if you feel like having some laughs, but it is not in the same category as the originals. 6/10.
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6:38AM on 07/13/2016

Everybody calm down!

It's just an opinion. I cant believe this movie deserves an 8 too and i have zero interest in seeing this but if this is the reviewer's perception then so be it. Dont let this become like the aicn talkbacks where all they can do is be negative.
It's just an opinion. I cant believe this movie deserves an 8 too and i have zero interest in seeing this but if this is the reviewer's perception then so be it. Dont let this become like the aicn talkbacks where all they can do is be negative.
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3:47AM on 07/13/2016
how about nooooooooooooooooooo
how about nooooooooooooooooooo
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11:49PM on 07/12/2016

The Most Suspicious Review I've Ever Read On Joblo

First off I haven't seen the movie but that review really doesn't sound right. Nothing described made it sound like an 8. I'm actually shocked at the huge disparity between what Roeper said to this review. I'm guessing the real movie is something mediocre right in the middle of both reviews. I hope there was no payment involved for a good review but all the defensiveness from the admins of the site looks strange to me.

Will I see the move? Probably, just out of curiosity. The truth is
First off I haven't seen the movie but that review really doesn't sound right. Nothing described made it sound like an 8. I'm actually shocked at the huge disparity between what Roeper said to this review. I'm guessing the real movie is something mediocre right in the middle of both reviews. I hope there was no payment involved for a good review but all the defensiveness from the admins of the site looks strange to me.

Will I see the move? Probably, just out of curiosity. The truth is anyone acting like those trailers weren't awful is lying and I'm sure some people piled on because it was a remake of a beloved movie. I notice lots of internet critics have taken this is some kind of stand against misogyny but what it's really doing is causing faithful readers to lose faith in these reviewers because they can no longer trust that they will review a movie objectively while putting their politics to the side.
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11:10PM on 07/12/2016
Trolling. Even if the movie proves the haters wrong, the jokes used in the trailer alone show this movie can't rise above a 6. Heck Mike and Dave was freaking hilarious and got a rather realistic rating from you guys. Why are you kissing this movie's ass?
Trolling. Even if the movie proves the haters wrong, the jokes used in the trailer alone show this movie can't rise above a 6. Heck Mike and Dave was freaking hilarious and got a rather realistic rating from you guys. Why are you kissing this movie's ass?
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1:51PM on 07/13/2016
An 8/10 is hardly kissing ass. He said the movie had flaws. Most movies have flaws.
An 8/10 is hardly kissing ass. He said the movie had flaws. Most movies have flaws.
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10:21PM on 07/12/2016

So this movie is better than The Revenant?

GTFO.
GTFO.
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12:34AM on 07/13/2016
What did joblo give the revenant?
What did joblo give the revenant?
1:04AM on 07/13/2016
7/10
7/10
2:21PM on 07/13/2016
@bachap LOL!!! Considering that this movie got an 8/10, Mcarthey should get an Oscar for best actress and Feig should get an Oscar for best director.
GTFO indeed! The best comment I've heard all week for this movie!
@bachap LOL!!! Considering that this movie got an 8/10, Mcarthey should get an Oscar for best actress and Feig should get an Oscar for best director.
GTFO indeed! The best comment I've heard all week for this movie!
9:39PM on 07/12/2016

So, for all the Haterboys out there....

Ghostbusters is sitting @ 78% over @ Rotten Tomatoes.....70 for, 20 against...probably a fair sampling of how the movie actually plays....get the sense that the piling on here are those who went in ready to hate on any little thing that possibly screws with the ' CANON' of the franchise. I'll see it, make up my mind which way it goes, but the very fact that its not totally tanking critic wise must be driving the H'boys nuts. Oh Well. Just a movie to see on a Friday Night. Considering all
Ghostbusters is sitting @ 78% over @ Rotten Tomatoes.....70 for, 20 against...probably a fair sampling of how the movie actually plays....get the sense that the piling on here are those who went in ready to hate on any little thing that possibly screws with the ' CANON' of the franchise. I'll see it, make up my mind which way it goes, but the very fact that its not totally tanking critic wise must be driving the H'boys nuts. Oh Well. Just a movie to see on a Friday Night. Considering all the shit going on in the world, a couple hours diversion sounds about right...
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10:57PM on 07/12/2016
Rotten Tomatoes is irrelevant. Speak for yourself. Develop your own opinions.
Rotten Tomatoes is irrelevant. Speak for yourself. Develop your own opinions.
11:19PM on 07/12/2016
What are you talking about Vienna_Rage? Did you see it or are you basing your opinions by the trailers alone? He's simply posting RT ratings by people who have actually seen the movie and he plans to see it himself before giving an opinion. Hardly anybody posting on this entire comment section here or any of the GBs articles has seen the movie, yet they all have their opinions don't they? I'll bet if those RT ratings went the other way you'd certainly think they were relevant.
What are you talking about Vienna_Rage? Did you see it or are you basing your opinions by the trailers alone? He's simply posting RT ratings by people who have actually seen the movie and he plans to see it himself before giving an opinion. Hardly anybody posting on this entire comment section here or any of the GBs articles has seen the movie, yet they all have their opinions don't they? I'll bet if those RT ratings went the other way you'd certainly think they were relevant.
12:31AM on 07/13/2016
+1 for Glinda
+1 for Glinda
12:32AM on 07/13/2016
That number will change come end of the weekend to probably a whopping 35% and that is being generous. A lot of early movie ratings at Rotten Tomatoes usually starts higher than it really is. If you want a more accurate rating look at the Metacritic which is somewhere in the 50% area.
That number will change come end of the weekend to probably a whopping 35% and that is being generous. A lot of early movie ratings at Rotten Tomatoes usually starts higher than it really is. If you want a more accurate rating look at the Metacritic which is somewhere in the 50% area.
1:57AM on 07/13/2016
Glinda, your pontification no doubt stroked your inflated ego, but had nothing to do with my post.
Glinda, your pontification no doubt stroked your inflated ego, but had nothing to do with my post.
4:59AM on 07/13/2016
I have seen it!

And it wasn't the disaster I expected

But it's not an 8
I have seen it!

And it wasn't the disaster I expected

But it's not an 8
1:01PM on 07/13/2016
Hey, Vienna....I did, and do think for myself, ergo why I'm reserving opinion until I actually see it? as for RT being irrelevant, how is that possible? RT is a place that samples opinions of critics from ' legit' to 'amateurs' , and comes up with an average score on a film. You're writing off Peter Travers, Richard, Roeper, Kirk Honeycutt, etc....so, the 103 critics, for or against the film in question are irrelevant? ANY critical reviews of ANY film are irrelevant? Please explain.
Hey, Vienna....I did, and do think for myself, ergo why I'm reserving opinion until I actually see it? as for RT being irrelevant, how is that possible? RT is a place that samples opinions of critics from ' legit' to 'amateurs' , and comes up with an average score on a film. You're writing off Peter Travers, Richard, Roeper, Kirk Honeycutt, etc....so, the 103 critics, for or against the film in question are irrelevant? ANY critical reviews of ANY film are irrelevant? Please explain.
8:47PM on 07/12/2016
It's kinda funny that critics and columnists are pissed at people accusing them of being paid off, when that's not the truth. It's their genuine opinion. Kinda like being called a sexist and misogynist for not liking a movie, when you're neither sexist nor a misogynist; it's your genuine opinion too. Weird. Doesn't feel so great, eh? The preview screening I attended was an absolute disaster. Nobody laughed except at one joke Andy Garcia makes late in the flick. Oh yeah and apparently ghosts
It's kinda funny that critics and columnists are pissed at people accusing them of being paid off, when that's not the truth. It's their genuine opinion. Kinda like being called a sexist and misogynist for not liking a movie, when you're neither sexist nor a misogynist; it's your genuine opinion too. Weird. Doesn't feel so great, eh? The preview screening I attended was an absolute disaster. Nobody laughed except at one joke Andy Garcia makes late in the flick. Oh yeah and apparently ghosts have dicks and balls that serve as weak points and can wear makeup on their faces to change their look. There is a boatload of sacrilege in nearly all three acts of this mess. I have no idea where a single positive review came from, but they definitely weren't paid off and it's childish to think so. But the movie's even worse than I feared, and I thought it would be pretty bad. The little cracks are stupid, the jokes flat. It's edited poorly and the final act is a colossal fuck you to any fan of this property. I absolutely love Mckinnon and Jones on SNL but they're annoying as hell here. The cameos are so heartbreaking too. I have hated that this movie was in the works since the beginning but I gave it a chance with open eyes. Richard Roeper was right. Goddammit, it's actually that bad. I think there's gonna be a lot of "I told ya so" on Friday when the "What Did You Think of...Ghostbusters?" discussion thread starts.
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8:24PM on 07/12/2016

I knew this would happen

Ghostbusters is the new MARVEL! now it's time for JoBlo to start destroying Suicide Squad lol
Ghostbusters is the new MARVEL! now it's time for JoBlo to start destroying Suicide Squad lol
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12:34AM on 07/13/2016
Yeah, I guarantee that they will give Suicide Squad a 4 or a 5 just simply because it's DC and not Marvel.
Yeah, I guarantee that they will give Suicide Squad a 4 or a 5 just simply because it's DC and not Marvel.
7:42PM on 07/12/2016

I knew this would happen

Feig has a proven track record for making decent to great comedies, I didn't think this would be any different. However, the fans calling this pointless, gimmicky, and terrible without seeing it then proceeding to burn any critic at the stake for claiming the film is, well, actually good. It's truly baffling what people who claim to love films have become.
Feig has a proven track record for making decent to great comedies, I didn't think this would be any different. However, the fans calling this pointless, gimmicky, and terrible without seeing it then proceeding to burn any critic at the stake for claiming the film is, well, actually good. It's truly baffling what people who claim to love films have become.
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7:48PM on 07/12/2016
One good review is far outweighed by the millions of bad ones.
One good review is far outweighed by the millions of bad ones.
7:51PM on 07/12/2016
Do you only visit this site for reviews? Because according to Rotten Tomatoes, apparently, "only" 68 out of 88 critics, thought the film was good. I must be bad at math or something.
Do you only visit this site for reviews? Because according to Rotten Tomatoes, apparently, "only" 68 out of 88 critics, thought the film was good. I must be bad at math or something.
7:07PM on 07/12/2016
The cg effects are creative? Give me a fucking break! It's really funny how most reviews I've read only talk about the ladies performance and nothing else about the story, spfx. Trailers are meant to get people excited about a movie. The trailers didn't excite me. Therefore I won't be seeing it. I wouldn't give a flying fuck if the original cast was in this. This film, based on the trailer looks like a huge pile of shit. And the fact that people are being called "sexist" because a movie looks
The cg effects are creative? Give me a fucking break! It's really funny how most reviews I've read only talk about the ladies performance and nothing else about the story, spfx. Trailers are meant to get people excited about a movie. The trailers didn't excite me. Therefore I won't be seeing it. I wouldn't give a flying fuck if the original cast was in this. This film, based on the trailer looks like a huge pile of shit. And the fact that people are being called "sexist" because a movie looks like shit is complete horse shit. Why is every male character in this film portrayed to be a bumbling idiot? That's sexism too last time I checked. Seems to me that most critics are scared of being labeled a sexist because they didn't like the female cast. There was literally nothing funny in anything to promote this film. And if anyone thinks this shit is funny then you are a simple minded fool! And don't give me the "fanboy hate crap" either. You all frequent this movie site which makes you all fanboys of something in some way shape or form.
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6:46PM on 07/12/2016
Whatever! I'm not supporting this garbage! This movie and Sony can kiss my ass and go to hell!
Whatever! I'm not supporting this garbage! This movie and Sony can kiss my ass and go to hell!
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6:44PM on 07/12/2016

This movie looks terrible, but I trust Bumbray

And on the strength of that alone, will give this a chance. However, 8 out of 10 feels generous.
And on the strength of that alone, will give this a chance. However, 8 out of 10 feels generous.
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7:50PM on 07/12/2016
Some would say a little too generous.. honestly the saving grace of the mo is is Hemsworth playing a total idiot. They wanted to make all the male characters morons but it backfires because they turned into the only funny characters
Some would say a little too generous.. honestly the saving grace of the mo is is Hemsworth playing a total idiot. They wanted to make all the male characters morons but it backfires because they turned into the only funny characters
6:17PM on 07/12/2016

What Other Critics are Saying

The Reviews Are starting to come in and this is the only positive review I have seen.The others were by mainstream movie critics who i guess are all Misogynist (Richard Roeper, Variety, EW, & THR). Most say it is a mess, a horror (not the good kind) and it lacks chemistry. All the reviews I read contradict almost point for point Chris's positive points. I use to trust Joeblo's reviews against these other sources but this site has become more of the same. I don't know of anyone who is very
The Reviews Are starting to come in and this is the only positive review I have seen.The others were by mainstream movie critics who i guess are all Misogynist (Richard Roeper, Variety, EW, & THR). Most say it is a mess, a horror (not the good kind) and it lacks chemistry. All the reviews I read contradict almost point for point Chris's positive points. I use to trust Joeblo's reviews against these other sources but this site has become more of the same. I don't know of anyone who is very excited to see this movie so I guess I will be with all the other misogynists who miss what looks like a train wreck.
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7:08PM on 07/12/2016
Nobody wants to be labeled a sexist. Everyone is scared to admit this film is trash.
Nobody wants to be labeled a sexist. Everyone is scared to admit this film is trash.
7:44PM on 07/12/2016
Really, this is the only positive review you've seen? How about you head over to Rotten Tomatoes.
Really, this is the only positive review you've seen? How about you head over to Rotten Tomatoes.
7:58PM on 07/12/2016
A site I don't use, but as i stated above the reviews "I" read from the reviews listed above none were positive and these are not critics who were overtly negative to the movie
A site I don't use, but as i stated above the reviews "I" read from the reviews listed above none were positive and these are not critics who were overtly negative to the movie
6:15PM on 07/12/2016
Right I've seen the film and although it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be an 8?!?!? Seriously it exceeded my expectations but I expected it to be awful
Right I've seen the film and although it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be an 8?!?!? Seriously it exceeded my expectations but I expected it to be awful
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6:13PM on 07/12/2016

I'm with Oscar Wilde on this one.......

' The only Thing Worse than Being Talked About is NOT being Talked about' At this point, I think they'll take any publicity they can get. Haven't seen it, plan on seeing it for myself...have no dog in the fight, unlike all these hysterical Haterboys I see who for some reason latched on to this film as the Hatefest Stomptarget of the Summer. My My, lots of underdeveloped boyos who don't like it when the girls play in the sandbox? Whatever. Get the giggles watching the impotent male mouth
' The only Thing Worse than Being Talked About is NOT being Talked about' At this point, I think they'll take any publicity they can get. Haven't seen it, plan on seeing it for myself...have no dog in the fight, unlike all these hysterical Haterboys I see who for some reason latched on to this film as the Hatefest Stomptarget of the Summer. My My, lots of underdeveloped boyos who don't like it when the girls play in the sandbox? Whatever. Get the giggles watching the impotent male mouth frothing. the movie is probably only just ' okay', this hasn't been a banner Summer - but guys? its GHOSTBUSTERS. it ain't Shakespeare. I'd say get some perspective, but most of the H'Boys filling the review boxes on various sites probably don't know the meaning, context, or spelling of that one. Toodles!!
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4:59PM on 07/12/2016
Ugh, it has nothing to do with it being women. I love Kristen Wiig, and I was looking forward to this until I saw the trailer. If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck. If the movie sounds like shit, and looks like shit, then chances are it's going to be shit. I would feel the same way about it if it was the original cast as well.

But seriously, "a little weak?" That Missy Elliot / Fallout Boy song was the worst thing to happen to this country since 9/11.
Ugh, it has nothing to do with it being women. I love Kristen Wiig, and I was looking forward to this until I saw the trailer. If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck. If the movie sounds like shit, and looks like shit, then chances are it's going to be shit. I would feel the same way about it if it was the original cast as well.

But seriously, "a little weak?" That Missy Elliot / Fallout Boy song was the worst thing to happen to this country since 9/11.
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5:47PM on 07/12/2016
"But seriously, "a little weak?" That Missy Elliot / Fallout Boy song was the worst thing to happen to this country since 9/11."

Seriously? Being a TAD bit dramatic here. It's not a very good song, no, but 3000 people dying comparable? Come on! Edit that shit out.
"But seriously, "a little weak?" That Missy Elliot / Fallout Boy song was the worst thing to happen to this country since 9/11."

Seriously? Being a TAD bit dramatic here. It's not a very good song, no, but 3000 people dying comparable? Come on! Edit that shit out.
5:56PM on 07/12/2016
It's a bit dramatic and insensitive to compare 9/11 and a song... mods are people gonna delete your account if you don't edit that out or change it.
It's a bit dramatic and insensitive to compare 9/11 and a song... mods are people gonna delete your account if you don't edit that out or change it.
6:04PM on 07/12/2016
I'm not even American.
I'm not even American.
7:20PM on 07/12/2016
I'm not American either but that is just a dickhead comment. Get some perspective.
I'm not American either but that is just a dickhead comment. Get some perspective.
7:59PM on 07/12/2016
:)
:)
4:35PM on 07/12/2016

Okay. This is where I stand on this movie.

I have no issue with it being an all female Ghostbusters team. I think I would have been able to handle this movie if they had made this a Sequel rather than a reboot/reimagining. They could've simply had it set in another city, i.e. Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, San Francisco, or Seattle. It would be set 30 years later still and that the cameos of the original actors/actresses could have simply played their original roles in a supporting way. Paul Feig was a terrible choice as a director as
I have no issue with it being an all female Ghostbusters team. I think I would have been able to handle this movie if they had made this a Sequel rather than a reboot/reimagining. They could've simply had it set in another city, i.e. Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, San Francisco, or Seattle. It would be set 30 years later still and that the cameos of the original actors/actresses could have simply played their original roles in a supporting way. Paul Feig was a terrible choice as a director as everyone knew that his goto girl Melissa McCrappy would be in it. They simply could have gotten a better black actress than Leslie Jones as she is God awful. The other problem is that these characters are trying to be exactly like the original cast demographic. Melissa McCrappy and Kristen Wiig are literally duplicates of Dan Akyroyd and Bill Murray, Kate McKinnen is literally Egon, and Lesie Jones is there as the same role as Ernie Hudson. The only original casting is Chris Hemsworth and he isn't literally trying to be like Annie Potts.

All-in-all it is conceptually bad.
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4:45PM on 07/12/2016
Yes, it's a bad movie. No, it won't make any money this weekend. There are almost 80 comments on here and the majority says the movie sucks. No need to create 10 comments about the same thing though. Someone below said something like "...even some people love the smell of shit". That pretty much sums up the outcome of this movie. Not everyone will hate it, most will laugh a few times as it wasn't totally humorless.
Yes, it's a bad movie. No, it won't make any money this weekend. There are almost 80 comments on here and the majority says the movie sucks. No need to create 10 comments about the same thing though. Someone below said something like "...even some people love the smell of shit". That pretty much sums up the outcome of this movie. Not everyone will hate it, most will laugh a few times as it wasn't totally humorless.
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4:12PM on 07/12/2016
No thanks. Only way I see this in theater is if I get dragged to it. Otherwise, I'm waiting for the rental or a chance to see it for free. But I'm glad you liked it Chris.
No thanks. Only way I see this in theater is if I get dragged to it. Otherwise, I'm waiting for the rental or a chance to see it for free. But I'm glad you liked it Chris.
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4:21PM on 07/12/2016
The only way I'll see this crap movie ...and that is a big IF!! Is that I will wait for a No Leslie Jones Cut. She is just a terrible actress and everything I have seen of her in the trailers were atrocious.

...and no!! It's not because she is black, she is just an overall terrible actress.
The only way I'll see this crap movie ...and that is a big IF!! Is that I will wait for a No Leslie Jones Cut. She is just a terrible actress and everything I have seen of her in the trailers were atrocious.

...and no!! It's not because she is black, she is just an overall terrible actress.
4:35PM on 07/12/2016
Salarian... She wasn't horrible in the movie, she was just given a really weak part of the token black woman. All of her lines were cringworthy. "Aww hell nah" is literally said three time because they couldn't write for her.
Salarian... She wasn't horrible in the movie, she was just given a really weak part of the token black woman. All of her lines were cringworthy. "Aww hell nah" is literally said three time because they couldn't write for her.
3:52PM on 07/12/2016

Let's talk

Hey guys,
Obviously, I expected this would be a hot topic review. I also expected some shit talk, even if it was a negative review. It has the word Ghostbusters in it, so yeah, I know what's up. But, let me clear some air for the tinfoil hat wearers: We don't get "paid by the studio" to review films. We don't give positive scores so we can get a 4-minute interview with a celebrity or a one-day set visit. That's just bullshit. Chris gave his opinion. It's cool if you disagree. It's cool if you
Hey guys,
Obviously, I expected this would be a hot topic review. I also expected some shit talk, even if it was a negative review. It has the word Ghostbusters in it, so yeah, I know what's up. But, let me clear some air for the tinfoil hat wearers: We don't get "paid by the studio" to review films. We don't give positive scores so we can get a 4-minute interview with a celebrity or a one-day set visit. That's just bullshit. Chris gave his opinion. It's cool if you disagree. It's cool if you agree. It's not cool if you use someone's opinion to accuse us of a bunch of nonsense conspiracy crap that we're somehow influenced by the studio to give a certain score. Every single person on our staff is a fan FIRST and we all have varying opinions. In fact, I know that a few people on our staff have seen GB and didn't care for it that much. So be it. We may even run another review for another take, as we've done many times in the past.

Bottom line, you can disagree and voice your discontent, but the second you start accusing the site and it's staff of being in some "on the take" conspiracy or "starf*cking" nonsense, we're totally fine with you not coming back. We'll even help you out the door. But, don't cry foul when we delete your comments. It's not because you hated a film. It's because you decided to insult us and break our three simple rules:

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4:34PM on 07/12/2016
Hey, that MechaFanboy1988 got banned for pointing out his other account got banned. Where does the abuse from staff come into play? You shouldn't be deleting accounts because your feelings are hurt. People are going to say stupid shit. Don't let it get to you. It looks bad when you delete someones account because they disagree with you.

I understand why his first account was deleted, he said you were paid or are starfuckers. I don't believe that. But what does it matter? When you delete that
Hey, that MechaFanboy1988 got banned for pointing out his other account got banned. Where does the abuse from staff come into play? You shouldn't be deleting accounts because your feelings are hurt. People are going to say stupid shit. Don't let it get to you. It looks bad when you delete someones account because they disagree with you.

I understand why his first account was deleted, he said you were paid or are starfuckers. I don't believe that. But what does it matter? When you delete that then it gives him some credibility of some sort like he exposed you. Just ignore them and stop policing users as if their text is the worst thing ever typed.
4:39PM on 07/12/2016
I agree. His abuse of our rules is why he was banned. Looks like it isn't your first rodeo, either...
I agree. His abuse of our rules is why he was banned. Looks like it isn't your first rodeo, either...
5:05PM on 07/12/2016
Disagreeing is fine. No problem. Disagree away. But, we have rules in place for our comments section. We do our best to enforce them and not let the comments section turn into a wasteland of ugly. In truth, we let a LOT slide. But, we draw the line at abuse of our site and our staff. It's our site, our rules. And they really aren't that hard to follow. There is an expanded version of our rules in the MFC FAQ, reposted here:

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Most definitely! We do not allow
Disagreeing is fine. No problem. Disagree away. But, we have rules in place for our comments section. We do our best to enforce them and not let the comments section turn into a wasteland of ugly. In truth, we let a LOT slide. But, we draw the line at abuse of our site and our staff. It's our site, our rules. And they really aren't that hard to follow. There is an expanded version of our rules in the MFC FAQ, reposted here:

DO YOU HAVE ANY RULES/GUIDELINES?
Most definitely! We do not allow hateful messages, racism, homophobic crap, nudity, threats or otherwise violations of any laws whatsoever. No direct insults among members either. We also reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread/comment for any reason, and ban people who are acting like pricks. You know who you are... ;) In other words, if you're a cool person with good judgment, you'll stick around for the long run. If you'd rather insult people, not make a lot of sense and just be an all-around troll...you'll get bounced pretty quickly.
6:43PM on 07/12/2016
MechaFanboy has been asking for it for a while. But seriously, I think you guys need to maintain a strong pimp hand with Billy Donnelly. He gets out of control at times.
MechaFanboy has been asking for it for a while. But seriously, I think you guys need to maintain a strong pimp hand with Billy Donnelly. He gets out of control at times.
7:05PM on 07/12/2016
So are there any rules regulating abuse of the posters by the writers?

Because I'm pretty sick to death of being repeatedly called a misogynist by writers who clearly don't understand the definition of the word.
So are there any rules regulating abuse of the posters by the writers?

Because I'm pretty sick to death of being repeatedly called a misogynist by writers who clearly don't understand the definition of the word.
7:22PM on 07/12/2016
I have a friend and long time Joblo fan deleted for questioning a reviewer on bringing Presidential Politics to a review of a movie that wasn't political. My friend didn't even support the candidate that was disparaged. The very next post under his was laced with profanity and abuse but was allowed. My friend and I discovered Joblo back in 2000 when we first got into the internet and were already movie fans. We seldom posted anything. We bought movies on Amazon through the site to help fund
I have a friend and long time Joblo fan deleted for questioning a reviewer on bringing Presidential Politics to a review of a movie that wasn't political. My friend didn't even support the candidate that was disparaged. The very next post under his was laced with profanity and abuse but was allowed. My friend and I discovered Joblo back in 2000 when we first got into the internet and were already movie fans. We seldom posted anything. We bought movies on Amazon through the site to help fund the struggling site. Joblo was the anti establishment movie site for fans not high brow critics. I know Joblo has evolved through the years and people have come and gone. Chis is one of two or three that I trust to give me honest reviews and stick with the subject. That is why i was surprised with the rating given this movie when so many other reviewers , some who had espoused faith in this movie had come down so hard on it. Chris also seems to cast a feeling that Misogyny may well be the cause of fans dislike of the movie. Let's hope he hasn't become a SJW. I think it may well be the predictable backlash against Melissa McCarthy's one trick pony acting style that is driving the dislike and her weak box office showing may well be a better indicator. I respect your rules... it's your site..... real abuse should be punished, but being butt hurt from a post shouldn't cause a deletion or ban. Thus I guess I should expect to join my friend and be on the banned list. But hey That's The Movies"
7:52PM on 07/12/2016
Moat Man...you have made it very clear in just about every post you put on this site where you stand. We get it, believe me. It's hard to find something you post that doesn't talk about misogyny, leftists, and SJWs. While I can relate to the frustration of the current climate of political correctness, etc., this is a movie site. Wouldn't hurt for you to stay on point a bit more. But, you do your thing. If it makes you feel any better, I'll say it for you: You're not a misogynist. But, you
Moat Man...you have made it very clear in just about every post you put on this site where you stand. We get it, believe me. It's hard to find something you post that doesn't talk about misogyny, leftists, and SJWs. While I can relate to the frustration of the current climate of political correctness, etc., this is a movie site. Wouldn't hurt for you to stay on point a bit more. But, you do your thing. If it makes you feel any better, I'll say it for you: You're not a misogynist. But, you probably need some fresh air.

As far as our writers go...believe me, there isn't a single one on staff that hasn't gotten a talking to from time to time. This isn't a free-for-all and I'm not paid to eat Cheetos and watch Maury Povich all day long. I know what's up. However, anyone that has a problem that they'd like to address on a personal note can ALWAYS e-mail me and we can talk about it. I've engaged readers regularly throughout the years, be it complaints or technical issues or whatever and I'm happy to resolve conflicts and find resolutions where I can. Sometimes, I can't and that's just the way it is, but the effort is always there. However, the comments section isn't the place for it. This one has already derailed, but really, I kind of expected this. (Christ, just wait till I post the What Did You Think Of...Ghostbusters? this week...oh, boy)

tomyg...You'd have to point me to the specific post, but I'd ask that you e-mail me if you want to get into the weeds on it. I'd like this thread to stay about Ghostbusters. It's not a call to fix past transgressions...or whatever. We don't ban folks at random. I think it's pretty obvious when folks are on their way out. Telling us you're "done with JoBlo" and "Bumbray sucks" and "you guys sold out"....man, that's just graffiti to scrub off our walls. Some ask, "Why take it down?" but I ask, "Why leave it up?"

The JoBlo mission has always been to do our own thing. We're not corporate owned. We are fans from all over the world. We love movies of all types and we all come from varying backgrounds, just like you. All we ask is that you treat the place with some level of respect and we do our best to do the same. It ain't perfect. Never will be. But, we'll always try and we'll keep doing it because we love this shit.

8:03PM on 07/12/2016
With all due respect, I think I do stay on point. Having said that, I think your response here is mostly reasonable.

But when a reader gets slapped in the face by writers in article after article after article with false accusations of misogyny and/or sexism and sometimes racism merely for holding a point of view contrary to the accuser, well, a reader is bound to get a bit irritable. Thanks for the response though.
With all due respect, I think I do stay on point. Having said that, I think your response here is mostly reasonable.

But when a reader gets slapped in the face by writers in article after article after article with false accusations of misogyny and/or sexism and sometimes racism merely for holding a point of view contrary to the accuser, well, a reader is bound to get a bit irritable. Thanks for the response though.
8:23PM on 07/12/2016
Paul,
I appreciate the fact that this post was about Ghostbusters and I have posted to that effect above. It is more of a response to your post "Let's Talk" about the rules and who get's deleted. My friend posted a response to Eric's review for Zootopia where he disparaged Trump. Neither me or my friend support Trump but as you stated this is a site about movies, if we want political discourse we know where to go. I could understand if the movie was political in nature and the review
Paul,
I appreciate the fact that this post was about Ghostbusters and I have posted to that effect above. It is more of a response to your post "Let's Talk" about the rules and who get's deleted. My friend posted a response to Eric's review for Zootopia where he disparaged Trump. Neither me or my friend support Trump but as you stated this is a site about movies, if we want political discourse we know where to go. I could understand if the movie was political in nature and the review reflected that but this was a " Kids Movie" and had nothing to do with politics. My friends post was not hateful, rude, or disrespectful, and seems to only to have caused banishment because of the politics of the reviewer. Most of his post were to reviews of The Walking Dead and it's spinoff on "Arrow in the Head". I know over the years this site has transitioned from a labor of love of Berge and John to make a living from movies. I know that it has grown and I hope it makes some of ya'll a living doing what you love, but remember why this site was started, to give voice to the unwashed masses who love movies and want to talk about them. I know no one should have to put up with real abuse but hiding behind Political Correctness by some staff might well cause more harm than good.
3:19PM on 07/12/2016
Don't mind me, I'm just here for the butthurt comments.
Don't mind me, I'm just here for the butthurt comments.
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2:54PM on 07/12/2016
I knew that Joblo would give this piece of shit a good rating. Even Richard Roeper said this movie was a disaster. I would go with Roeper over Joblo's reviews any day.
I knew that Joblo would give this piece of shit a good rating. Even Richard Roeper said this movie was a disaster. I would go with Roeper over Joblo's reviews any day.
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4:40PM on 07/12/2016
Then why are you here posting in our review? Doesn't Roeper have a comment section for you to go to?
Then why are you here posting in our review? Doesn't Roeper have a comment section for you to go to?
5:22PM on 07/12/2016
Eh... Not sure. I enjoy most of Joblo's post. A few I don't like all the positiveness that this site gives to this Ghostbusters movie. But I'll tone down the negative comments.
Eh... Not sure. I enjoy most of Joblo's post. A few I don't like all the positiveness that this site gives to this Ghostbusters movie. But I'll tone down the negative comments.
5:26PM on 07/12/2016
the only joblo reviewer whose opinion i really trusted was JimmyO but i never see him review anymore
the only joblo reviewer whose opinion i really trusted was JimmyO but i never see him review anymore
2:46PM on 07/12/2016

It just wasn't a good movie at all, in any aspect.

I saw it was a friend (who literally just had his Joblo account revoked because he badmouthed this movie). We went to the Youtube Premiere Screening a couple days ago.

It is REALLY bad. I mean take what you were worried about and double that anguish. The cast does not get along and it shows because there was no chemistry between any of them. Leslie Jones (who I LOVE on SNL's Weekend Update) is just this generic and stereotypical black woman that makes you cringe with that "aww
I saw it was a friend (who literally just had his Joblo account revoked because he badmouthed this movie). We went to the Youtube Premiere Screening a couple days ago.

It is REALLY bad. I mean take what you were worried about and double that anguish. The cast does not get along and it shows because there was no chemistry between any of them. Leslie Jones (who I LOVE on SNL's Weekend Update) is just this generic and stereotypical black woman that makes you cringe with that "aww
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3:33PM on 07/12/2016
You don't get banned for badmouthing a movie. You get banned for breaking our rules. Whether you love or hate Ghostbusters makes ZERO difference to us. Put away your tinfoil hat. And here are our rules, which you can see at the top of the comments section.

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You don't get banned for badmouthing a movie. You get banned for breaking our rules. Whether you love or hate Ghostbusters makes ZERO difference to us. Put away your tinfoil hat. And here are our rules, which you can see at the top of the comments section.

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4:42PM on 07/12/2016
Why was this account banned? All he did was point out his "friend" got banned... This just looks bad for joblo staff.
Why was this account banned? All he did was point out his "friend" got banned... This just looks bad for joblo staff.
5:30PM on 07/12/2016
No, that's not why "he" was banned. We're enforcing our rules. End of story. If enforcing our rules makes us "look bad" so be it.
No, that's not why "he" was banned. We're enforcing our rules. End of story. If enforcing our rules makes us "look bad" so be it.
7:53PM on 07/12/2016
@Spraragen. Mecha has been banned before. He keeps coming back,using Mecha at least twice in his user name. He always snaps and says disrespectful things about the site.
@Spraragen. Mecha has been banned before. He keeps coming back,using Mecha at least twice in his user name. He always snaps and says disrespectful things about the site.
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2:30PM on 07/12/2016
Look it doesnt matter if this movie is good or bad. The fact of the matter is the movie is pointless. All they care about is an opening weekend and thats about it. No one really gives a fuck if this is actually any good. This movie will make back the money and then no one will discuss it again. Like Total Recall, Robocop, Vacation etc.
When a remake/reboot/soft reboot/ whatever the fuck you wanna call it comes out, the test of time will prove its worth. JC's The Thing is a great example. Lets
Look it doesnt matter if this movie is good or bad. The fact of the matter is the movie is pointless. All they care about is an opening weekend and thats about it. No one really gives a fuck if this is actually any good. This movie will make back the money and then no one will discuss it again. Like Total Recall, Robocop, Vacation etc.
When a remake/reboot/soft reboot/ whatever the fuck you wanna call it comes out, the test of time will prove its worth. JC's The Thing is a great example. Lets wait 10 years and see how we feel.
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2:24PM on 07/12/2016

It's embarassing

How desperately the older mostly male fans want it to flop. On reddit they are talking about how to filter the good reviews and they go to IMDB and gave it the lowest score. Metacritics even locked user reviews because of this.
I don't wanna defend the movie because I haven't seen it, but this behavior of those Ghostbusters "fans" is childish and embarassing.
How desperately the older mostly male fans want it to flop. On reddit they are talking about how to filter the good reviews and they go to IMDB and gave it the lowest score. Metacritics even locked user reviews because of this.
I don't wanna defend the movie because I haven't seen it, but this behavior of those Ghostbusters "fans" is childish and embarassing.
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7:10PM on 07/12/2016
What's even more embarrassing, is finger wagging SJWs who either distort information or simply make it up to concoct a lecture.

Rotten Tomatoes allows filtering for "Top Critics." Nor surprisingly, this allows idiot SJW activism to be eliminated, so a more realistic rating can be seen. The "top critics" includes both positive and negative reviews.

Not surprisingly, the rating at Rotten Tomatoes without the score inflating SJW activism, is congruent with the rating on IMDB.

So if
What's even more embarrassing, is finger wagging SJWs who either distort information or simply make it up to concoct a lecture.

Rotten Tomatoes allows filtering for "Top Critics." Nor surprisingly, this allows idiot SJW activism to be eliminated, so a more realistic rating can be seen. The "top critics" includes both positive and negative reviews.

Not surprisingly, the rating at Rotten Tomatoes without the score inflating SJW activism, is congruent with the rating on IMDB.

So if anything is childish here, is the engaging in activism to artificially distort ratings for the sake of a purely idiotic political agenda.
7:56PM on 07/12/2016
Childish is filming entirely new scenes to reply to youtube comments about the trailer. Childish is enforcing only positive reviews until the day of release for the film. The screening I saw literally had Sony executives there that made people sign waivers that stated a review embargo "unless criticisms are entirely positive".

I saw the movie and it sucked. I'm not afraid to say it. The cast's chemistry was nonexistent and ironically by making every male character an idiot, they became the
Childish is filming entirely new scenes to reply to youtube comments about the trailer. Childish is enforcing only positive reviews until the day of release for the film. The screening I saw literally had Sony executives there that made people sign waivers that stated a review embargo "unless criticisms are entirely positive".

I saw the movie and it sucked. I'm not afraid to say it. The cast's chemistry was nonexistent and ironically by making every male character an idiot, they became the funniest people in the movie while all of the girls jokes were cartoonish and bombed.
2:07PM on 07/12/2016

Skeptical of the reviewer...

Never really had this feeling toward a joblo review before, nor do I have a biased interest in this movie either way, (I actually hope it's good, but I have no stock in it), but this is by far the best review for this movie that I've read, and I've read quite a few. Most give it no better than a 6 out of 10. But an 8? Seems definitely above the critic average on the interwebs.

Hmm...
Never really had this feeling toward a joblo review before, nor do I have a biased interest in this movie either way, (I actually hope it's good, but I have no stock in it), but this is by far the best review for this movie that I've read, and I've read quite a few. Most give it no better than a 6 out of 10. But an 8? Seems definitely above the critic average on the interwebs.

Hmm...
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2:21PM on 07/12/2016
Chris likes most movies.
Chris likes most movies.
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1:49PM on 07/12/2016

Enjoyed this review

I really hadn't had too much interest as I'm not one who usually likes any kind of reboot or sequel so many years after an original, but I've been waiting for reviews from people who've actually seen it. I'll probably give it a shot now.
I really hadn't had too much interest as I'm not one who usually likes any kind of reboot or sequel so many years after an original, but I've been waiting for reviews from people who've actually seen it. I'll probably give it a shot now.
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1:43PM on 07/12/2016

agree to disagree

s**t movie!
s**t movie!
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2:32PM on 07/12/2016
you saw it?
you saw it?
2:00PM on 07/13/2016
yes I caught an early screening a few months back (glutton for punishment), it was awful.... super lame villain, cartoonish special effects, and whoever decided Kate McKinnon was "funny" should be forbidden from ever partaking in anything film or TV related
yes I caught an early screening a few months back (glutton for punishment), it was awful.... super lame villain, cartoonish special effects, and whoever decided Kate McKinnon was "funny" should be forbidden from ever partaking in anything film or TV related
1:40PM on 07/12/2016

3.7

on IMDb
on IMDb
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2:27PM on 07/12/2016
It's obvious that "fans" do everything to vote it down. 4128 (57.2%) gave it a score of 1 out of ten and the movie isn't out yet.
It's obvious that "fans" do everything to vote it down. 4128 (57.2%) gave it a score of 1 out of ten and the movie isn't out yet.
2:59PM on 07/12/2016
It is out in a lot of Countries already, just not North America. I guess it's not possible people saw it and just didn't like it? Naw, that can't be possible can it?
It is out in a lot of Countries already, just not North America. I guess it's not possible people saw it and just didn't like it? Naw, that can't be possible can it?
1:33PM on 07/12/2016
While I agree with some of Chris' reviews, this is one that I am going to have to disagree with. Between the trailers , the actresses', the whole SJW issue, and Paul Feig's "Im the best in the world so fuck you" attitude, this is a remake that I won't see. I'm not a fan of Bridesmaids, nor am I a fan of McCarthy and Wigg.....and the overwhelming overacting " racial" attitude of Leslie Jones just strikes me as off and a racial stereotype that the U.S. does not need right now.
Also: I am
While I agree with some of Chris' reviews, this is one that I am going to have to disagree with. Between the trailers , the actresses', the whole SJW issue, and Paul Feig's "Im the best in the world so fuck you" attitude, this is a remake that I won't see. I'm not a fan of Bridesmaids, nor am I a fan of McCarthy and Wigg.....and the overwhelming overacting " racial" attitude of Leslie Jones just strikes me as off and a racial stereotype that the U.S. does not need right now.
Also: I am one of the few people who does not believe that a "reboot" or "re-imaging" of a popular movie from the past needs to be re-made in the present-day. I believe (and still do believe) that the original Ghostbusters was a good movie for it's time, and trying to get money from the movie going public on a remake, indicates to me that Hollywood and the studio's (hear that Sony?) are bankrupt of ideas and the current management structure needs to be shaken up.
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7:33PM on 07/12/2016
Hollywood out of Ideas? Fast and Furious 8 is headed your way.
Hollywood out of Ideas? Fast and Furious 8 is headed your way.
2:19PM on 07/13/2016
@tomyg_75021 F&F 8 is original?!? The first one was original. The last seven have been a re-hashing of the first storyline. I'm sorry, but in the last 15 years or so, most of the movies coming from Hollywood have been remakes, reboots, re-whatever, and it's crap. Add to the fact that remakes such as "The Thing" , "Total Recall" didn't do that hot at the BO.
Considering that this is a rehash of a classic, this movie should be another slam-dunk into a massive toilet for Sony and
@tomyg_75021 F&F 8 is original?!? The first one was original. The last seven have been a re-hashing of the first storyline. I'm sorry, but in the last 15 years or so, most of the movies coming from Hollywood have been remakes, reboots, re-whatever, and it's crap. Add to the fact that remakes such as "The Thing" , "Total Recall" didn't do that hot at the BO.
Considering that this is a rehash of a classic, this movie should be another slam-dunk into a massive toilet for Sony and Feig! But, everyone is entitled to their opinions and some people have their own funny bone struck in a certain way, so it will in all likelihood play for some people.
4:16PM on 07/13/2016
I guess sarcasm just goes over your head. I was expanding on your point that originality and ideas are dead in Hollywood. What could better illustrate your point than the fact that Fast and Furious 8 is being filmed as we type and will be out soon.
I guess sarcasm just goes over your head. I was expanding on your point that originality and ideas are dead in Hollywood. What could better illustrate your point than the fact that Fast and Furious 8 is being filmed as we type and will be out soon.
1:06PM on 07/12/2016

Cool to see so many positive reviews all around!

I've been waiting for critics to have their say on this one, and finally, the grand majority of them say its good! I'm happy about that, I've still gotta see it for myself, but I'm glad the film was able to speak for itself! Apparently it's a kick ass, not as funny, yet very entertaining reboot. I wasn't completely onboard, but my hopes are up, I'm even excited to see this one now!
I've been waiting for critics to have their say on this one, and finally, the grand majority of them say its good! I'm happy about that, I've still gotta see it for myself, but I'm glad the film was able to speak for itself! Apparently it's a kick ass, not as funny, yet very entertaining reboot. I wasn't completely onboard, but my hopes are up, I'm even excited to see this one now!
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1:44PM on 07/13/2016
That's like Japan being excited to see the US's new "fireworks" after they bombed Pearl Harbor. Why would you set yourself up such such a letdown? I mean it's one thing to want to see the movie but it's definitely not worth getting excited or hyped over.
That's like Japan being excited to see the US's new "fireworks" after they bombed Pearl Harbor. Why would you set yourself up such such a letdown? I mean it's one thing to want to see the movie but it's definitely not worth getting excited or hyped over.
1:02PM on 07/12/2016

After reading some reviews by critics I trust..........

You guys are becoming very close to being dead to me. I feel that you guys are not objective in some of your recent reviews. I find it interesting that you guys post video interviews coinciding with recent new releases that you give positive reviews to movies that I believe to be trash. Are you guys like the current "journalist" of the world who don't want to be truthful and honest because you're getting up close with your subjects your reviewing and you want to be liked by the celebrities and
You guys are becoming very close to being dead to me. I feel that you guys are not objective in some of your recent reviews. I find it interesting that you guys post video interviews coinciding with recent new releases that you give positive reviews to movies that I believe to be trash. Are you guys like the current "journalist" of the world who don't want to be truthful and honest because you're getting up close with your subjects your reviewing and you want to be liked by the celebrities and stars. Because I truly do believe this. I support this site and I like to continue to support it, but I just can't take this shit seriously.
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7:49PM on 07/12/2016
Objectivity, when it comes to movie reviews, is completely impossible given that a critic's opinion is entirely subjective so I don't understand when you say you feel they're not objective. Also, since when are critics suppose to appeal to your opinion for films you "believe" will be trash? I thought this was a collective movie site, filled with different opinions, not JimthePariah.com.
Objectivity, when it comes to movie reviews, is completely impossible given that a critic's opinion is entirely subjective so I don't understand when you say you feel they're not objective. Also, since when are critics suppose to appeal to your opinion for films you "believe" will be trash? I thought this was a collective movie site, filled with different opinions, not JimthePariah.com.
7:52PM on 07/12/2016
Or maybe... and this is nuts I know, maybe Chris Bumbray happened to actually like the fucking movie.
Or maybe... and this is nuts I know, maybe Chris Bumbray happened to actually like the fucking movie.
12:22PM on 07/12/2016
I'm seeing a lot of mixed opinions on this. I'll still probably check it out next week and see for myself how good or bad it is.
I'm seeing a lot of mixed opinions on this. I'll still probably check it out next week and see for myself how good or bad it is.
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11:52AM on 07/12/2016

surprised, kind of

I'm not a fan of any of Paul Feig's movies, so I think I will just continue to not see them. Not everything for this looked bad, but there were some things that really stood out to me as quite terrible. I'll skip it, like I skip the rest of his movies. IMDb is crucifying it right now, but I'm not sure if that's because of all the hate around it, or its actually terrible. In the end to me, it doesn't matter. Now that I think of it, neither does this comment. Have a great day!
I'm not a fan of any of Paul Feig's movies, so I think I will just continue to not see them. Not everything for this looked bad, but there were some things that really stood out to me as quite terrible. I'll skip it, like I skip the rest of his movies. IMDb is crucifying it right now, but I'm not sure if that's because of all the hate around it, or its actually terrible. In the end to me, it doesn't matter. Now that I think of it, neither does this comment. Have a great day!
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11:33AM on 07/12/2016
You forgot the "The Unpopular Opinion" tag on this article.
You forgot the "The Unpopular Opinion" tag on this article.
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11:27AM on 07/12/2016
I think either the Maybe-it'll-be-good crowd got the jump on the Burn-it-down crowd. Tomorrow I fully expect minuses on all the green boxes. But I'm thrilled that Paul Feig's Ghostbusters has come out and that it's a movie I might find enjoyable. I'm sorry for the people who didn't get what they wanted (and, if you read all their opinions, you'll find some of them wanted VERY different things). I'm also sorry for the people who felt personally offended by Feig and the studio. The great thing
I think either the Maybe-it'll-be-good crowd got the jump on the Burn-it-down crowd. Tomorrow I fully expect minuses on all the green boxes. But I'm thrilled that Paul Feig's Ghostbusters has come out and that it's a movie I might find enjoyable. I'm sorry for the people who didn't get what they wanted (and, if you read all their opinions, you'll find some of them wanted VERY different things). I'm also sorry for the people who felt personally offended by Feig and the studio. The great thing now is here's a movie that will live or die by WHO ACTUALLY SEES IT.
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11:13AM on 07/12/2016
It never ceases to amaze me how many paid writers carelessly throw about words like "misogyny" with no fundamental understanding of the definition. Why are these writers being paid when they use words based on rhythmic timing or fashion trends rather than understanding? Who knows.

In any case, as the Rotten Tomatoes website demonstrates when "Top Critics" is clicked and idiot SJW activism is filtered out, it gets a realistic 50%. So the reviews are fairly evenly mixed between those whose
It never ceases to amaze me how many paid writers carelessly throw about words like "misogyny" with no fundamental understanding of the definition. Why are these writers being paid when they use words based on rhythmic timing or fashion trends rather than understanding? Who knows.

In any case, as the Rotten Tomatoes website demonstrates when "Top Critics" is clicked and idiot SJW activism is filtered out, it gets a realistic 50%. So the reviews are fairly evenly mixed between those whose primary concern is the display of vaginas on screen, and those who know something about film craft.
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11:54AM on 07/12/2016
You are ridiculous! Do you TRULY believe that any critic who liked the movie is some sort of SJW shill? I'm sure all the negative Top Critics reviews AR the legit ones to believe? Yes, keep telling yourself that...

Don't go see the movie. Clearly you don't have to, and you're not interested. In the meantime, maybe focus your energy on something meaningful and worthwhile.... so, not an endless cruadade against this movie.
You are ridiculous! Do you TRULY believe that any critic who liked the movie is some sort of SJW shill? I'm sure all the negative Top Critics reviews AR the legit ones to believe? Yes, keep telling yourself that...

Don't go see the movie. Clearly you don't have to, and you're not interested. In the meantime, maybe focus your energy on something meaningful and worthwhile.... so, not an endless cruadade against this movie.
12:14PM on 07/12/2016
No. I do not. "Top Critics" includes positive reviews. Stop manufacturing words that I never wrote.

No. I do not. "Top Critics" includes positive reviews. Stop manufacturing words that I never wrote.

12:17PM on 07/12/2016
I don't think joblo is paid to write good reviews, but they are obviously skewed by wanting to go on set visits and other bullshit perks of the press. IF they gave this a bad review, they wouldn't get to meet celebs. It's definitely a self serving review, but I don't think they are paid to give good reviews.
I don't think joblo is paid to write good reviews, but they are obviously skewed by wanting to go on set visits and other bullshit perks of the press. IF they gave this a bad review, they wouldn't get to meet celebs. It's definitely a self serving review, but I don't think they are paid to give good reviews.
12:40PM on 07/12/2016
I realize the "Top Critics" include positive reviews. But I'm sure you lean toward the negative ones being legit, right?

I see how you believe IMDb rating is more of a true reflection of the movie's reception, when CLEARLY it is getting spammed to death by early voters who have not seen it.

Really, I just want to see the movie for myself. I just tire of people who are so against it, they think a political agenda is behind every single positive review written, and the negative ones are the
I realize the "Top Critics" include positive reviews. But I'm sure you lean toward the negative ones being legit, right?

I see how you believe IMDb rating is more of a true reflection of the movie's reception, when CLEARLY it is getting spammed to death by early voters who have not seen it.

Really, I just want to see the movie for myself. I just tire of people who are so against it, they think a political agenda is behind every single positive review written, and the negative ones are the only accurate / not biased or paid-off ones. Maybe some people just like the movie, and it doesn't mean they are a hardcore SJW if they do?

Oh, and a studio isn't going to cut ties with a website because they write a negative review. Lots of studios would have barred a lot of set reports already if that happened that often.
12:58PM on 07/12/2016
@MechaFanboy I don't think they're paid either. I do think however, that certain writers are more skewed by progressive politics than anything else. A film that showcases vaginas and has been built up as a social justice issue, simply doesn't allow them to think anything but good things about it. It's about politics, rather than film craft.
@MechaFanboy I don't think they're paid either. I do think however, that certain writers are more skewed by progressive politics than anything else. A film that showcases vaginas and has been built up as a social justice issue, simply doesn't allow them to think anything but good things about it. It's about politics, rather than film craft.
1:06PM on 07/12/2016
I lean towards "Top Critics" reviews whether positive or negative, because it mostly eliminated uneducated SJW activism, which is inflating the ratings on Rotten Tomatoes for the political sake of vaginas, and little more.

It's hilarious how SJWs always reveal what they're up to, by accusing their opposition of exactly what they themselves are doing. They're just upset that they blew their activist load on Rotten Tomatoes that offers a feature that can filter their activism antics right
I lean towards "Top Critics" reviews whether positive or negative, because it mostly eliminated uneducated SJW activism, which is inflating the ratings on Rotten Tomatoes for the political sake of vaginas, and little more.

It's hilarious how SJWs always reveal what they're up to, by accusing their opposition of exactly what they themselves are doing. They're just upset that they blew their activist load on Rotten Tomatoes that offers a feature that can filter their activism antics right out.

If you're tired of the people who are against it, then why are you responding to my posts?

I expect that you're lecturing me on what studios will or won't do based on your extensive experience of getting wedgies in the locker room? What the hell does that point have to do with the price of tea in China anyway? Who said any website was going to be barred by studios because of a negative review? Why are you responding to points that no one is making?
3:21PM on 07/12/2016
Hold on, I think I'm missing something. How does filtering "top critic reviews" also filter out any SJW activism? You're kind of jumping to a conclusion on something that Rotten Tomatoes doesn't actually filter/adjust for, SJWs. Unless they do that and I was never aware of it.

I find it interesting that you're slamming the positive reviews and dismissing them as written by SJWs and being about politics rather than film craft. "A film that showcases vaginas and has been built up as a
Hold on, I think I'm missing something. How does filtering "top critic reviews" also filter out any SJW activism? You're kind of jumping to a conclusion on something that Rotten Tomatoes doesn't actually filter/adjust for, SJWs. Unless they do that and I was never aware of it.

I find it interesting that you're slamming the positive reviews and dismissing them as written by SJWs and being about politics rather than film craft. "A film that showcases vaginas and has been built up as a social justice issue, simply doesn't allow them to think anything but good things about it. It's about politics, rather than film craft." That's an interesting stance to take since the film has been built up as a social justice issue because of people like you that have been so vocal about dismissing the film simply because it features an all-female cast. If it weren't for that vocal minority, it never would have become a "social justice issue"
4:39PM on 07/12/2016
@MoatMan

"a film that showcases vaginas."

I think you're the one that should double check the definition of misogyny...
@MoatMan

"a film that showcases vaginas."

I think you're the one that should double check the definition of misogyny...
7:12PM on 07/12/2016
@psycheoutsteve

Referencing vaginas now constitutes misogyny? What on Earth are you talking about? SJWs do it all the damn time. I guess that makes Sarah Silverman a misogynist too.

Definition indeed.
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Referencing vaginas now constitutes misogyny? What on Earth are you talking about? SJWs do it all the damn time. I guess that makes Sarah Silverman a misogynist too.

Definition indeed.
7:19PM on 07/12/2016
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Top Critics are generally known quantities, verified personalities. Whereas the general voting public, particularly with politically inflamed films such as this, oftentimes consists of double and triple voters, bots written to rate multiple times, appeals to friends to vote who have no real opinion one way or another and are just doing as a favor, etc. SJW activism.

As far as your second paragraph is concerned, it's amazing how SJWs consistently respond to points that were
@MickLoud

Top Critics are generally known quantities, verified personalities. Whereas the general voting public, particularly with politically inflamed films such as this, oftentimes consists of double and triple voters, bots written to rate multiple times, appeals to friends to vote who have no real opinion one way or another and are just doing as a favor, etc. SJW activism.

As far as your second paragraph is concerned, it's amazing how SJWs consistently respond to points that were never written. Either they're intentionally attempting to distort a narrative, or there's some kind of mental retardation that prevents them from processing existing words while simultaneously compelling them to respond to non-existent words. So I guess I'll just copy and paste what I've already written above in this very thread and see if it sticks this time around:

No. I do not. "Top Critics" includes positive reviews. Stop manufacturing words that I never wrote.

lean towards "Top Critics" reviews whether positive or negative, because it mostly eliminated uneducated SJW activism, which is inflating the ratings on Rotten Tomatoes for the political sake of vaginas, and little more.

Let me know if you need me to copy and past that again.
7:51PM on 07/12/2016
@MoatMan

The context in which a comedian like Silverman uses the word "vagina" and the context in which you just used it are completely different. She uses it for the sake of comedy, as in she's not being serious at all. You just used it to describe the female cast of Ghostbusters. You reduced a bunch of actresses to genitals without any comedy implied. That's degrading and misogynist.
@MoatMan

The context in which a comedian like Silverman uses the word "vagina" and the context in which you just used it are completely different. She uses it for the sake of comedy, as in she's not being serious at all. You just used it to describe the female cast of Ghostbusters. You reduced a bunch of actresses to genitals without any comedy implied. That's degrading and misogynist.
10:50AM on 07/12/2016
I'm glad the reviews are so far quite good and even 76% at Rottentomatoes at the present time. As much as I would love to see the original cast back on the big screen, I'm just glad to finally see a new Ghostbusters on the big screen once again.
I'm glad the reviews are so far quite good and even 76% at Rottentomatoes at the present time. As much as I would love to see the original cast back on the big screen, I'm just glad to finally see a new Ghostbusters on the big screen once again.
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10:56AM on 07/12/2016
Yes, but when you click on "top critics" and filter out the SJW activism noise, it sits at a more realistic 50%, which is congruent with the imdb rating that SJWs are gnashing their teeth over.
Yes, but when you click on "top critics" and filter out the SJW activism noise, it sits at a more realistic 50%, which is congruent with the imdb rating that SJWs are gnashing their teeth over.
11:02AM on 07/12/2016
Aw, crud.
Aw, crud.
11:54AM on 07/12/2016
You need to turn off Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage for a second and go outside. See some nature.
You need to turn off Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage for a second and go outside. See some nature.
1:08PM on 07/12/2016
@fullmetalscarp Why? So I can be as uneducated as SJWs are?
@fullmetalscarp Why? So I can be as uneducated as SJWs are?
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10:32AM on 07/12/2016

Well colour me surprised

But I've still 0 interest in seeing this movie. (Nothing against its existence though!)
But I've still 0 interest in seeing this movie. (Nothing against its existence though!)
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10:16AM on 07/12/2016

Predictable

Paul Feig is a pretty reliable director. If you don't like his films usually, you shouldn't see this one. If you usually like them, see it. It's really not more complicated than that. There's enough people out there who like his films to make Ghostbusters an almost guaranteed success.
Paul Feig is a pretty reliable director. If you don't like his films usually, you shouldn't see this one. If you usually like them, see it. It's really not more complicated than that. There's enough people out there who like his films to make Ghostbusters an almost guaranteed success.
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10:10AM on 07/12/2016
Nice to see a non-hate all things 2016 Ghostbusters review. Personally, I am on the fence about it, I will see it, but I was expecting to read a hate filled review. Even bad movies should be reviewed without bias and hate for it. Glad to see that they didn't do that here.
Nice to see a non-hate all things 2016 Ghostbusters review. Personally, I am on the fence about it, I will see it, but I was expecting to read a hate filled review. Even bad movies should be reviewed without bias and hate for it. Glad to see that they didn't do that here.
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10:08AM on 07/12/2016
It's getting good-to-great reviews across the board from every major movie site. I'm not shocked. But I'm sure the adult babies will still find a way to hate it (without actually seeing it).
It's getting good-to-great reviews across the board from every major movie site. I'm not shocked. But I'm sure the adult babies will still find a way to hate it (without actually seeing it).
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10:24AM on 07/12/2016
Do people like you have any other rhetoric? It's either 1. Referring to anyone that disagrees with the direction they took is w baby or 2. They're sexist.

Get some new material and lay off the fallacies. I already explained in my post what fans wanted. Having a different opinion doesn't equate to any of the now cliche and again fallacious assertions.
Do people like you have any other rhetoric? It's either 1. Referring to anyone that disagrees with the direction they took is w baby or 2. They're sexist.

Get some new material and lay off the fallacies. I already explained in my post what fans wanted. Having a different opinion doesn't equate to any of the now cliche and again fallacious assertions.
11:09AM on 07/12/2016
is that like Vienna Sausage Rage? Sure sounds like it.
is that like Vienna Sausage Rage? Sure sounds like it.
11:31AM on 07/12/2016
@Vienna: Okay, how about this: You're whining. You're childish. You're complaining about a movie you haven't seen. You're ignorant. You're factually wrong. And you don't know the meaning of the large words you're posting, which is hilarious.
@Vienna: Okay, how about this: You're whining. You're childish. You're complaining about a movie you haven't seen. You're ignorant. You're factually wrong. And you don't know the meaning of the large words you're posting, which is hilarious.
3:51PM on 07/12/2016
Considering I'm using words in appropriate context with the proper definitions, yes I do know the meaning of each and every word I'm using. Do you know the definition of the word "obtuse?" It describes you perfectly.

I'm going to continue to ask this question until I get an answer: what is wrong with continuing the franchise set within the already established universe that includes bringing back the original cast in a supporting capacity (the way Sylvester Stallone was in Creed) while
Considering I'm using words in appropriate context with the proper definitions, yes I do know the meaning of each and every word I'm using. Do you know the definition of the word "obtuse?" It describes you perfectly.

I'm going to continue to ask this question until I get an answer: what is wrong with continuing the franchise set within the already established universe that includes bringing back the original cast in a supporting capacity (the way Sylvester Stallone was in Creed) while introducing new characters to take the lead? Tell me what's wrong with that. Explain in precise detail what is childish about it. You're essentially saying having an opinion that differs from yours is childish. Grow up, kid.
9:58AM on 07/12/2016

Sorry. I'm not buying it.

All people wanted was continuity. A story set within the already existing universe with the original cast, minus Ramis, reprising their original roles in a capacity. Think Sylvester Stallone in Creed (a perfect example of how to introduce a new character in a spin-off within the same universe and timeline of its cinematic history, introducing the lore to a new generation while serving the previous generations of fans). Instead we get a remake with horrid actresses. All the potential in the
All people wanted was continuity. A story set within the already existing universe with the original cast, minus Ramis, reprising their original roles in a capacity. Think Sylvester Stallone in Creed (a perfect example of how to introduce a new character in a spin-off within the same universe and timeline of its cinematic history, introducing the lore to a new generation while serving the previous generations of fans). Instead we get a remake with horrid actresses. All the potential in the world down the drain.
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10:10AM on 07/12/2016
"Instead we get a remake with horrid actresses."
It's not a remake. It's another Ghostbusters movie. New plot, new characters, new bad guys. Not the same movie. Not sure how that's hard to understand. And um... did you see the parts about the women being really funny?
"Instead we get a remake with horrid actresses."
It's not a remake. It's another Ghostbusters movie. New plot, new characters, new bad guys. Not the same movie. Not sure how that's hard to understand. And um... did you see the parts about the women being really funny?
10:21AM on 07/12/2016
Changing a few elements like the sex and names of the characters doesn't change the fact that it's a remake.
Changing a few elements like the sex and names of the characters doesn't change the fact that it's a remake.
10:27AM on 07/12/2016
@Vienna_Rage

If the characters don't have the same personality and the plot is different, it's a reboot, not a remake.
@Vienna_Rage

If the characters don't have the same personality and the plot is different, it's a reboot, not a remake.
10:48AM on 07/12/2016
It doesn't make any difference. Instead of splitting hairs over semantics, how about actually acknowledging what I said? It's fascinating how nobody seems to be able to counter the point.
It doesn't make any difference. Instead of splitting hairs over semantics, how about actually acknowledging what I said? It's fascinating how nobody seems to be able to counter the point.
11:13AM on 07/12/2016
Ghosts were never busted prior to this version, and the original cast are playing new characters. It's not a remake ala 1998 Psycho, but it's a remake nonetheless.
Ghosts were never busted prior to this version, and the original cast are playing new characters. It's not a remake ala 1998 Psycho, but it's a remake nonetheless.
11:28AM on 07/12/2016
I don't think you know what the word "semantics" means, which is pretty funny. New plot. New characters. Entirely different film. The only thing the same: the basic concept (four people who fight ghosts). That's not a 'remake'. That's a new movie, a reboot. Grow up, baby.
I don't think you know what the word "semantics" means, which is pretty funny. New plot. New characters. Entirely different film. The only thing the same: the basic concept (four people who fight ghosts). That's not a 'remake'. That's a new movie, a reboot. Grow up, baby.
11:34AM on 07/12/2016
@Vienna_Rage, I don't think anyone is addressing what you said directly because it's a matter of personal opinion. Just because you're all butthurt that what you wanted to happen with the franchise didn't happen, does not mean the movie is any less good. It just means it's not the version that one person in an online comment section wanted. Nobody has to defend the route the studio took with the franchise to you. The movie now exists and it is what it is, it's either good or bad as it
@Vienna_Rage, I don't think anyone is addressing what you said directly because it's a matter of personal opinion. Just because you're all butthurt that what you wanted to happen with the franchise didn't happen, does not mean the movie is any less good. It just means it's not the version that one person in an online comment section wanted. Nobody has to defend the route the studio took with the franchise to you. The movie now exists and it is what it is, it's either good or bad as it stands on it's own. Whether or not it matches with Vienna_Rage's vision of the franchise isn't an issue.
1:01PM on 07/12/2016
@ otterhead

Remake: To make something again or differently. Which is what they did. They retold the origins of Ghostbusters with a different spin on it. Hence, remake.
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Remake: To make something again or differently. Which is what they did. They retold the origins of Ghostbusters with a different spin on it. Hence, remake.
1:56PM on 07/12/2016
I disagree. Dan Aykroyd always saw Ghostbusters as a potential franchise but Ghostbusters 2 was basically a remake of the original with the same characters and a similar plot. If they made another Ghostbusters movie they could introduce new characters which is what Dan Aykroyd originally envisioned for Ghostbusters 2. (The studio took the "If it's not broke then don't fix it attitude".)
I disagree. Dan Aykroyd always saw Ghostbusters as a potential franchise but Ghostbusters 2 was basically a remake of the original with the same characters and a similar plot. If they made another Ghostbusters movie they could introduce new characters which is what Dan Aykroyd originally envisioned for Ghostbusters 2. (The studio took the "If it's not broke then don't fix it attitude".)
3:47PM on 07/12/2016
Actually, otterhead, I know exactly what the word "semantics" means. I'm going to continue to ask this question until I get an answer: what is wrong with continuing the franchise set within the already established universe that includes bringing back the original cast in a supporting capacity (the way Sylvester Stallone was in Creed) while introducing new characters to take the lead? Tell me what's wrong with that.
Actually, otterhead, I know exactly what the word "semantics" means. I'm going to continue to ask this question until I get an answer: what is wrong with continuing the franchise set within the already established universe that includes bringing back the original cast in a supporting capacity (the way Sylvester Stallone was in Creed) while introducing new characters to take the lead? Tell me what's wrong with that.
9:56AM on 07/12/2016

and the winner...real Ghostbusters fans.

Im not gonna say i told you so but...of course it got good reviews, it's the frickin Ghostbusters! All the hate came from a bunch of people who, if you got to know them,are assholes. They bitch just because in their warped world it makes them cool. I'm stoked to see the movie and I'm proud of is ability to bring new fans to the being new fans in. All haters can eat a....
Im not gonna say i told you so but...of course it got good reviews, it's the frickin Ghostbusters! All the hate came from a bunch of people who, if you got to know them,are assholes. They bitch just because in their warped world it makes them cool. I'm stoked to see the movie and I'm proud of is ability to bring new fans to the being new fans in. All haters can eat a....
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9:54AM on 07/12/2016

and the winner...real Ghostbusters fans.

Im not gonna say i told you so but...of course it got good reviews, it's the frickin Ghostbusters! All the hate came from a bunch of people who, if you got to know them,are assholes. They notch just because in their warped world it makes them cool. I'm stoked to see the movie and I'm proud of is ability to bring new fans to the being new fans in. All haters can eat a....
Im not gonna say i told you so but...of course it got good reviews, it's the frickin Ghostbusters! All the hate came from a bunch of people who, if you got to know them,are assholes. They notch just because in their warped world it makes them cool. I'm stoked to see the movie and I'm proud of is ability to bring new fans to the being new fans in. All haters can eat a....
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9:50AM on 07/12/2016
Awesome. Can't understand wanting a movie to fail. I've wanted to see this and still do. Looking forward to it now.
Awesome. Can't understand wanting a movie to fail. I've wanted to see this and still do. Looking forward to it now.
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9:42AM on 07/12/2016

Mixed Reviews

I don't know if this is a fanboy thing or a butthurt thing, but I'm mad as hell!
I don't know if this is a fanboy thing or a butthurt thing, but I'm mad as hell!
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9:33AM on 07/12/2016

I will definitely see it now... There are enough good reviews to watch it

The good reviews will allow me to see this, but I've read a few of the bad reviews too and there are some very negative ones. Since the movie, first and foremost, is a comedy, I think a lot of this will depend on a person's sense of humor. I didn't laugh much in the studio released clips so Im still wary, but Im willing to give it a shot.
The good reviews will allow me to see this, but I've read a few of the bad reviews too and there are some very negative ones. Since the movie, first and foremost, is a comedy, I think a lot of this will depend on a person's sense of humor. I didn't laugh much in the studio released clips so Im still wary, but Im willing to give it a shot.
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9:24AM on 07/12/2016
I'm so glad this movie is getting good reviews.
I am going to revel in those oncoming manchild tears.
I'm so glad this movie is getting good reviews.
I am going to revel in those oncoming manchild tears.
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9:18AM on 07/12/2016

butthurt fanboy comment avalanche in...

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10:01AM on 07/12/2016
Disagreeing with a movie being remade and discussing some painfully obvious alternatives that could have been used = being butthurt. Interesting.
Disagreeing with a movie being remade and discussing some painfully obvious alternatives that could have been used = being butthurt. Interesting.
11:00AM on 07/12/2016
What are the painfully obvious alternatives? Of course you're entitled to your opinion, but the amount of hate this thing received from day one was ridiculous. You can disagree all you want, but it sounds butt hurt when you condemn the film or filmmakers for not making the creative decisions you wanted them too. I get it though, I would have loved the original cast in some capacity of their original characters, but oh well, it wasn't in the cards.
What are the painfully obvious alternatives? Of course you're entitled to your opinion, but the amount of hate this thing received from day one was ridiculous. You can disagree all you want, but it sounds butt hurt when you condemn the film or filmmakers for not making the creative decisions you wanted them too. I get it though, I would have loved the original cast in some capacity of their original characters, but oh well, it wasn't in the cards.
1:09PM on 07/12/2016
Why is the Snowflake Generation so obsessed with "butthurt?"
Why is the Snowflake Generation so obsessed with "butthurt?"
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