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Ghostbusters 3 will be a steaming pile of …

I’m a little late coming to this party, but I just heard they are in the middle of making Ghostbusters 3 for release in 2016.

The first Ghostbusters came out in 1984 and was a brilliantly funny movie that received critical success and made 854 trillion bucks, more or less.  Probably less.   It’s one of the iconic comedies of all time, so it makes sense that they would want to make Ghostbusters 3.

But here’s one reason NOT to make the new sequel –

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picshype.com

 

The old sequel.   Which, while not as bad as Caddyshack 2, was still pretty awful.  But I know that logic is going to fall on deaf ears because over time people forgot about it in their nostalgia-tinted glasses .   More importantly, the second one still made $215 million.

Not only do I have ZERO hopes for this movie, I kinda want it to fail.   First and foremost, I’m getting sick and tired of filmmakers dusting off old stories to give them a fresh look.   It worked well with the latest Batman and Spiderman movies, but not so hot with Superman.

And can’t they come up with any new superheroes? It’s easy – just ask any of the attendees of the many nerdfests, -er, I mean Comic Cons, which character they’d like to see made into a movie.

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graphicnovel.umwblogs.org

 

The hard part would be getting OUT of the conversation.

The big news with Ghostbusters 3 is that the Ghostbusters are all women.

Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones (variety.com)

Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones (variety.com)

 

I‘m cool with them being female as that can bring some freshness to the story.   Really, more movies with all-female leads can add freshness to the whole industry.   But I’m really getting tired of Melissa McCarthy.   Lemme guess – she’s going to be a brash, rough-around-the-edges woman doing outlandish bodily function comedy that hints at weight humor but doesn’t outwardly say it?   Don’t know what I mean? See her in Bridesmaids, The Heat, Identity Thief, and Tammy.

No wait, don’t see Tammy.   You’ll thank me later.

The other three leads show another tired formula that is being used in this movie – casting people who were/are on Saturday Night Live.

Wiig’s pretty popular now, so that makes sense.   Jones is pretty hilarious during the news sections of SNL, but is awful elsewhere.   McKinnon is just not inspiring.    Heck, SNL itself hasn’t been inspiring in a VERY long time.

There have been many successes with SNL driven movies – Ghostbusters, Blues Brothers, Waynes World.    But then again, there were the sequels to those movies.   And let’s not forget Superstar and Coneheads.   And Stuart Saves His Family.

So since there’s no guarantee these women are going to be funny, couldn’t they have went ahead and cast Megan Fox and Margot Robbie?

megan fox esquire

ghost margot robbie

 

Or wouldn’t it be hilarious if they re-used this quartet?

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wallpaperpassion.com

 

Oh well, I can dream.

At least there’s this cool Ghost-related song to get me in a good mood…

 

 

Are you excited about Ghostbusters 3?
 

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6 comments on “Ghostbusters 3 will be a steaming pile of …

  1. primalktc
    June 26, 2015

    I was excited about it until I thought about Ghostbusters with the Mean Girls cast and now anything else will be a disappointment.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      June 26, 2015

      I know, right?!? And they can somehow include this line – “Stop trying to make remakes happen. It’s never going to happen”

  2. the drunken cyclist
    June 26, 2015

    I was hoping for a Lindsay Lohan cameo today! But isn’t she in jail?

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      July 9, 2015

      Ha – she’s not! Though I can’t blame you for the assumption.

      From what I can see on Instagram she’s doing pretty well…But sobriety seems to be taking more of a toll. Researching new crushes, but it ain’t easy.

  3. pegoleg
    July 2, 2015

    I’m soooo over remakes – they’re almost always inferior, aren’t they?

    But I do think they have a better shot at a movie being funny if they use actresses who are known for being funny, as opposed to being known for their cup sizes.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      July 9, 2015

      Maybe… but actresses known for being funny can only so much with the writing and material.

      I often wonder if most actors/actresses really don’t act – that they just read the liens as themselves. You pretty much know how Pacino and Nicholson will be in a role. Same with Melissa McCarthy. So, then they try to fit the character based on the actress, which is a formula for failure. Maybe the answer is to have four Shakespearian thespians in the role. YEAH!!!

      ok maybe not

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