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It’s also in keeping with the other two films. The ghosts aren’t just there. They’re there because the big bads are on the rise.

Also, did anyone else notice they didn’t really refer to the second movie. Like, at all?

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I saw it tonight and quite enjoyed it. I thought the kids in particular Podcast and Spengler were very good.

I don't think it needed to reference the second movie, it would have probably been a bit gratuitous if they'd done so tbh.

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StraightSilver wrote:
OK, so I actually really enjoyed this.

I totally get the Force Awakens comparison but I feel it's what Force Awakens should have been, if that makes sense?

But in terms of Ghostbusters Afterlife, I thought the casting was perfect - with the exception, actually, of Finn Wolfhard. Not saying he wasn't great in it, but he didn't remind me of Peter Venkman in the way that Podcast reminded me of Ray or Phoebe reminded me of Spengler.


To be fair, Venkman was a creeper, which is out of touch for a kid version.
Lets not forget, his establishing scene was nonsense-masquerading-as-psychology (appropriate to 80s attitudes towards the discipline, less so now), hitting on a college kid half his age (nope), and electrocuting a guy repeatedly to hit on said college girl (absolutely not).
I don't know how you'd do a 'kid version' of that guy. All that's left is a Gordon Gecko-lite 'greed is good' capitalism yay.

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Also, did anyone else notice they didn’t really refer to the second movie. Like, at all?
There's a rumour that the original cast didn't like the second movie and want it forgotten, but Jason Reitman Confirms Ghostbusters 2 is Still Canon in Afterlife:

Spoiler:
"Ghostbusters II, definitely canon. There are references to Ghostbusters II in Afterlife. We meet Ray working at Ray’s Occult. The toaster from Ghostbusters II is in the kitchen in the farmhouse. There’s actually lots of lost of Ghostbusters II details but nobody knows Ghostbusters II outside of Vigo the Carpathian and the Ghostbusters II logo. So there’s this assumption that it is not canon but it is definitely canon."
   
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GB2 is mostly Ghost Busters 1 with less jokes. A lot of people really love the movie, and Vigo is awesome (though the actor is a real life monster), but it's just not as great a movie.

Also, the story goes the script was basically changed on everybody. The movie we got was very different from the movie everyone signed on for.


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Saw it. Really enjoyed it. Agree that the ending was fan service-y, which was actually the worst bit of the movie

Spoiler:
Thought that Janine being the first cameo was a very nice touch. Thought that the individual cameos by the original cast were much more interesting than what they did in the finale. Ray's Occult, Peter still hasn't left academia and seems to have kept going with Dana, Winston worked hard. Thought it was odd that Winston was being interviewed by Janine, it's like they decided to edit her into his cameo after it was recorded and he was originally to be interviewed by somebody else. Was hoping Lewis would show up - just who was Winston's one employee? - but Rick still seems to be very retired. If they had stayed in the background a little more it would have been better - oh well, see what happens in the sequel


Definitely a movie which stands up on its own merits.
   
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Is….is this a film with universal approval on Dakka?

Are we in the end times and nobody told me?

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Are we in the end times and nobody told me?


We've been telling you every day for the last 5 years or so.
   
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 LunarSol wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Are we in the end times and nobody told me?


We've been telling you every day for the last 5 years or so.


Right about the time the Cubs won the World Series.

There's even an old Native American prophecy about it. "When the small bears in the windy place take the pennant in the fall, you'll know the end is near!"


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 LunarSol wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Are we in the end times and nobody told me?


We've been telling you every day for the last 5 years or so.


In my defence, look at the state of the U.K.

You can understand my distraction!

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
 LunarSol wrote:
 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Are we in the end times and nobody told me?


We've been telling you every day for the last 5 years or so.


In my defence, look at the state of the U.K.

You can understand my distraction!


Brexit. Covid. Boris in charge. What makes you think it isn't The End Times. When Radio 4 went off air a few days ago I thought that was it!
   
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Scotland, but nowhere near my rulebook

Cats and dogs living together, 40 years of dakkaness, mass hysteria.
   
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Have any of the fence sitters gotten out there and seen this great movie?


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 Lance845 wrote:
Have any of the fence sitters gotten out there and seen this great movie?


When is it available for streaming rental? We’re not going to any theaters any time soon.

   
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That I’m not sure. But I do respect the “yeah, maybe not” on visiting the cinema

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MarkNorfolk wrote:


Brexit. Covid. Boris in charge. What makes you think it isn't The End Times. When Radio 4 went off air a few days ago I thought that was it!


I suppose that proves that either the submarines are all in dock or that Boris' letters just say "keep quiet and hope no-one notices".
   
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Finally saw this one this afternoon.
Good movie, very enjoyable.
   
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Finally had opportunity to see Ghostbusters: Afterlife. It was really good. Less slow burn than I was expecting from the trailers. Heavy on the nostalgia at the end, but in a way I thought was really well done. Generally just handled quite well.

 
   
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Heavy nostalgia/fan service is a common comment it seems.

Now you may recall from other threads that I don’t see a lot wrong with fan service or nostalgia as things. But here, it feels like they earned it somewhat. The kids give their best Oxford Try, but just aren’t knowledgeable enough to carry the day, and that’s when our heroes, who lets face it probably figured out “man, those kids have cajones but are gonna need help!”, and do so. Their intervention makes sense, and they still work with the film’s own heroes, rather than just swooping in.

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I would say they intended to solve it themselves, but proved unable. It’s only then that the power of friendship, or rather people you just met, is able to save the day. But yeah, they seed the arrival, it’s not completely out of the blue, and it’s generally done pretty well and in character so I enjoyed it.

 
   
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I don't think the original Ghost Busters showing up is at all the problem. I think the shot of the little marshmellow men cheering is where it crosses the line.


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