leave your inhibitions at the door
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 –
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.
The hard part would be getting OUT of the conversation.
The big news with Ghostbusters 3 is that the Ghostbusters are all women.
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?
Or wouldn’t it be hilarious if they re-used this quartet?
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?