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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Next "Ghostbusters" movie gets a director. In other news, there's going to be a next "Ghostbusters" movie   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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2022-12-06 6:37:54 AM  
Why & no thanks!
 
2022-12-06 7:22:55 AM  
Good. Afterlife was a much needed repairing of the franchise after the 2016 clusterfark. (which is noticeably absent from the article)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife grossed more than $200 million globally and followed Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989).
 
2022-12-06 7:47:47 AM  
People still go to movies???
 
2022-12-06 8:03:24 AM  
...picture looks like another Netflix show...
 
2022-12-06 8:16:12 AM  

Stantz: Good. Afterlife was a much needed repairing of the franchise after the 2016 clusterfark. (which is noticeably absent from the article)


That's because it doesn't exist. Much like those rumored Indiana Jones movies after Last Crusade or those supposed Star Wars "sequels" that everyone keeps talking about....
 
2022-12-06 8:19:11 AM  
I read a while back that the movie had roughly a $100 million budget and grossed about $200 million before streaming revenue, during the pandemic, pretty much guaranteeing a sequel.

Fans of the original Ghostbusters tend to not like Afterlife because they're grumpy and old (and they remember the original as a lot better then it really was). They haven't liked a Ghostbusters movie since the first one.
 
2022-12-06 8:31:08 AM  

p89tech: Fans of the original Ghostbusters tend to not like Afterlife because they're grumpy and old (and they remember the original as a lot better then it really was). They haven't liked a Ghostbusters movie since the first one.


I'm not sure about that. I've lurked in the online GB fandom since the 90s and a lot of people really liked Afterlife. I did too. Mckenna Grace was outstanding.

And everyone loved The Real Ghostbusters, just as an aside.
 
2022-12-06 8:44:05 AM  

p89tech: I read a while back that the movie had roughly a $100 million budget and grossed about $200 million before streaming revenue, during the pandemic, pretty much guaranteeing a sequel.

Fans of the original Ghostbusters tend to not like Afterlife because they're grumpy and old (and they remember the original as a lot better then it really was). They haven't liked a Ghostbusters movie since the first one.


As someone who grew up wearing out a VHS tape of the original movie, Afterlife was thoroughly enjoyable and a great bookend to the first two movies.  But I just don't see a need for a sequel beyond "we want more money."
 
2022-12-06 8:46:54 AM  

p89tech: I read a while back that the movie had roughly a $100 million budget and grossed about $200 million before streaming revenue, during the pandemic, pretty much guaranteeing a sequel.

Fans of the original Ghostbusters tend to not like Afterlife because they're grumpy and old (and they remember the original as a lot better then it really was). They haven't liked a Ghostbusters movie since the first one.


Huh? Afterlife was a sweet-hearted, well-crafted sequel that showed great respect for the original. I haven't heard too many people complain about it.
 
2022-12-06 8:47:26 AM  

p89tech: Fans of the original Ghostbusters tend to not like Afterlife because they're grumpy and old (and they remember the original as a lot better then it really was). They haven't liked a Ghostbusters movie since the first one.


I thought it was enjoyable but it wasn't really re-watchable.

Whereas the originals were funny, starring comedic actors, Afterlife was played, for the most part, straight.

Again, enjoyable once, but I don't see repeated viewings all weekend on TBS like 1 & 2.
 
2022-12-06 8:51:09 AM  
Watched the first ten minutes awhile back but it seemed like a tired mishmash of Hollywood cliches.

Single mom, teenagers grumbling about moving to small town, boy falls for local girl whom I'm sure was involved with local bully at some point (didn't get that far).

Does it really get better quickly, or do I have to wait through 20-30 more minutes of setting up plotlines we've all seen multiple times?
 
2022-12-06 8:51:15 AM  

p89tech: Fans of the original Ghostbusters tend to not like Afterlife because they're grumpy and old (and they remember the original as a lot better then it really was). They haven't liked a Ghostbusters movie since the first one.


Huh? We had 6-hour watch parties for GB1/2/AL
 
2022-12-06 9:02:37 AM  
So is this one just going to be two hours of heart-tugging callback to Ghostbusters 2 like the other one was for the first film?
 
2022-12-06 9:03:07 AM  
It was ok though it was basically the plot of Ghostbusters 1 but with kids.
 
2022-12-06 9:19:49 AM  

p89tech: I read a while back that the movie had roughly a $100 million budget and grossed about $200 million before streaming revenue, during the pandemic, pretty much guaranteeing a sequel.

Fans of the original Ghostbusters tend to not like Afterlife because they're grumpy and old (and they remember the original as a lot better then it really was). They haven't liked a Ghostbusters movie since the first one.


Who are you talking to that has given you the idea that fans of GB1 didn't like Afterlife?

I was able to attend the NYC premiere. There wasn't a single dry eye in the house at the climax of the movie. We ALL loved it and we ALL cried over it. It was absolutely amazing and we've been excited about the sequel since it was announced early this year with the codename of Firehouse.

It was a massive hit and completely rejuvenated the fandom.
 
2022-12-06 9:20:58 AM  

Dick Gozinya: Stantz: Good. Afterlife was a much needed repairing of the franchise after the 2016 clusterfark. (which is noticeably absent from the article)

That's because it doesn't exist. Much like those rumored Indiana Jones movies after Last Crusade or those supposed Star Wars "sequels" that everyone keeps talking about....


Pfft. Next you're gonna tell me Highlander had sequels :P
 
2022-12-06 9:22:55 AM  

houstondragon: Dick Gozinya: Stantz: Good. Afterlife was a much needed repairing of the franchise after the 2016 clusterfark. (which is noticeably absent from the article)

That's because it doesn't exist. Much like those rumored Indiana Jones movies after Last Crusade or those supposed Star Wars "sequels" that everyone keeps talking about....

Pfft. Next you're gonna tell me Highlander had sequels :P


There can be only one (movie).
 
2022-12-06 9:25:52 AM  

AkaranD: p89tech: I read a while back that the movie had roughly a $100 million budget and grossed about $200 million before streaming revenue, during the pandemic, pretty much guaranteeing a sequel.

Fans of the original Ghostbusters tend to not like Afterlife because they're grumpy and old (and they remember the original as a lot better then it really was). They haven't liked a Ghostbusters movie since the first one.

Who are you talking to that has given you the idea that fans of GB1 didn't like Afterlife?

I was able to attend the NYC premiere. There wasn't a single dry eye in the house at the climax of the movie. We ALL loved it and we ALL cried over it. It was absolutely amazing and we've been excited about the sequel since it was announced early this year with the codename of Firehouse.

It was a massive hit and completely rejuvenated the fandom.


Single dry eye in the house? Ghostbusters was a comedy! A cynical, satirical comedy.  The fact that you liked the newest one because it made you CRY is exactly why it sucks.
 
2022-12-06 9:28:11 AM  
Seeing Afterlife trailers made me nostalgic for Ghost Busters 1. I was a bit disappointed with the original, felt like it didn't hold up. I did really enjoy Afterlife though.
 
2022-12-06 9:31:33 AM  

Confabulat: AkaranD: p89tech: I read a while back that the movie had roughly a $100 million budget and grossed about $200 million before streaming revenue, during the pandemic, pretty much guaranteeing a sequel.

Fans of the original Ghostbusters tend to not like Afterlife because they're grumpy and old (and they remember the original as a lot better then it really was). They haven't liked a Ghostbusters movie since the first one.

Who are you talking to that has given you the idea that fans of GB1 didn't like Afterlife?

I was able to attend the NYC premiere. There wasn't a single dry eye in the house at the climax of the movie. We ALL loved it and we ALL cried over it. It was absolutely amazing and we've been excited about the sequel since it was announced early this year with the codename of Firehouse.

It was a massive hit and completely rejuvenated the fandom.

Single dry eye in the house? Ghostbusters was a comedy! A cynical, satirical comedy.  The fact that you liked the newest one because it made you CRY is exactly why it sucks.


A cynical, satirical comedy that held up by establishing characters that have persisted through four decades.

It made us cry because it acknowledged that we're growing older, that a lot of us have families, and for a moment, brought us back in touch with one of our heroes who passed way before his time (and I say that as both the character and the actor).

It was spectacular because it didn't just rehash the material, it made it grow up. There was still sarcasm. There was still humor. Much less cynicism. But ultimately, it was a great *story.*

I didn't expect to cry during a Ghostbusters movie. But I'm not sorry I did.
 
2022-12-06 9:41:58 AM  

AkaranD: Confabulat: AkaranD: p89tech: I read a while back that the movie had roughly a $100 million budget and grossed about $200 million before streaming revenue, during the pandemic, pretty much guaranteeing a sequel.

Fans of the original Ghostbusters tend to not like Afterlife because they're grumpy and old (and they remember the original as a lot better then it really was). They haven't liked a Ghostbusters movie since the first one.

Who are you talking to that has given you the idea that fans of GB1 didn't like Afterlife?

I was able to attend the NYC premiere. There wasn't a single dry eye in the house at the climax of the movie. We ALL loved it and we ALL cried over it. It was absolutely amazing and we've been excited about the sequel since it was announced early this year with the codename of Firehouse.

It was a massive hit and completely rejuvenated the fandom.

Single dry eye in the house? Ghostbusters was a comedy! A cynical, satirical comedy.  The fact that you liked the newest one because it made you CRY is exactly why it sucks.

A cynical, satirical comedy that held up by establishing characters that have persisted through four decades.

It made us cry because it acknowledged that we're growing older, that a lot of us have families, and for a moment, brought us back in touch with one of our heroes who passed way before his time (and I say that as both the character and the actor).

It was spectacular because it didn't just rehash the material, it made it grow up. There was still sarcasm. There was still humor. Much less cynicism. But ultimately, it was a great *story.*

I didn't expect to cry during a Ghostbusters movie. But I'm not sorry I did.


Yeah, my eyes rolled harder reading your post than they did during Afterlife.
 
2022-12-06 9:58:31 AM  
Gonna go out on a limb here and say that the new director is definitely not Paul Feig.
 
2022-12-06 10:07:21 AM  

RevRaven: p89tech: Fans of the original Ghostbusters tend to not like Afterlife because they're grumpy and old (and they remember the original as a lot better then it really was). They haven't liked a Ghostbusters movie since the first one.

I'm not sure about that. I've lurked in the online GB fandom since the 90s and a lot of people really liked Afterlife. I did too. Mckenna Grace was outstanding.

And everyone loved The Real Ghostbusters, just as an aside.


Confabulat: AkaranD: p89tech: I read a while back that the movie had roughly a $100 million budget and grossed about $200 million before streaming revenue, during the pandemic, pretty much guaranteeing a sequel.

Fans of the original Ghostbusters tend to not like Afterlife because they're grumpy and old (and they remember the original as a lot better then it really was). They haven't liked a Ghostbusters movie since the first one.

Who are you talking to that has given you the idea that fans of GB1 didn't like Afterlife?

I was able to attend the NYC premiere. There wasn't a single dry eye in the house at the climax of the movie. We ALL loved it and we ALL cried over it. It was absolutely amazing and we've been excited about the sequel since it was announced early this year with the codename of Firehouse.

It was a massive hit and completely rejuvenated the fandom.

Single dry eye in the house? Ghostbusters was a comedy! A cynical, satirical comedy.  The fact that you liked the newest one because it made you CRY is exactly why it sucks.


I may have painted with too broad a brush. Instead of "fans of the original", I probably should have said "many fans of the original"; Confabulat fits right into that demographic ("It's different. It made me feel different. It dared to attempt something MY movie didn't do! You're wrong for liking that! Ignore the fact the GB2 ended a sappy, sentimental note!")

(To be clear, I could be one of those old, grump guys. I saw Ghostbusters in a theater, on a date, in High School. Not a mall megaplex, but an honest to Bob, stand alone, single screen movie theater. As I recall we got milk shakes after. I had her home by 9:30. She kissed me on the cheek as we stood on her front porch before her Dad turned on the light and opened the door exactly 5 seconds later. We were so innocent and wholesome. Not like you kids today, with yer crazy music and Tik-Toks....)

Ahem. Anyway, you can't deny that:

1) GB2 was generally panned by fans of the original

2) there was a lot of hatred tossed toward the female led reboot before a single screen was shot. It started when they said "reboot, not a sequel" and intensified when they said "female led". Sure, it wasn't a good movie, but the early hatred seemed based on the fact that it was a sequel with the same characters.

3) seeing Afterlife referred to as "Ghostbuster Babies" in many places as soon as it became clear it was a YA / coming of age comedy as opposed to a traditional sequel.
 
2022-12-06 10:15:16 AM  
I think my main issue with the Ghostbusters movies is that they essentially use the same plot in each film

1 They find out that Ghosts are (real\back)  Library Ghost, River of Slime, Egon haunting his house
2 They fight one ghost and wreck the place Slimer and the hotel room, The Scoleri brothers and the court house, Metal eating Slimer and the town center
3 They get detained, jail, asylum, jail
4 They fight and take out the big bad that has taken their friends Gozer (Dana and Louis), Viggo (Dana and Oscar), Gozer (Caillie, Gary and Lucky)

I never saw the one with the all female cast as the trailer for it just looked bad
 
2022-12-06 10:29:17 AM  
Good, the actors were great in Afterlife and hopefully they can get a Ghostbusters movie where they're not just constantly in the shadow of wank off nostalgia over the original this time.
 
2022-12-06 10:31:39 AM  

AkaranD: It was spectacular because it didn't just rehash the material


lol
 
2022-12-06 10:33:45 AM  
While I enjoyed Afterlife, I don't want another kids movie.
 
2022-12-06 10:40:16 AM  
I enjoyed Afterlife. The kids were precocious and likable. Also, Paul Rudd's goofiness fit the mood.
 
2022-12-06 10:41:03 AM  
Ivo Shandor prequel/origin? Because clearly audiences can't get enough of a throw away reference from the original. That's the lesson I took from Afterlife. That, and Afterlife should be taught in film school as part of "Pandering to Fans 101".
 
2022-12-06 10:46:25 AM  

Stantz: Good. Afterlife was a much needed repairing of the franchise after the 2016 clusterfark. (which is noticeably absent from the article)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife grossed more than $200 million globally and followed Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989).


My son and I had an hour long discussion on whether modern movies are better than older movies (it was his question) and we used the 2016 Ghostbusters and the original as examples, specifically the scenes in each movie where they use the proton packs for the first time. In the first movie they are dangerous nuclear particle accelerators you didn't want to stand next to, in the second they are flying around on one in an alley. It really was a terrible movie.

/My conclusion was we have more choices and more content, so quality movies are harder to find.
 
2022-12-06 10:54:47 AM  

p89tech: I read a while back that the movie had roughly a $100 million budget and grossed about $200 million before streaming revenue, during the pandemic, pretty much guaranteeing a sequel.

Fans of the original Ghostbusters tend to not like Afterlife because they're grumpy and old (and they remember the original as a lot better then it really was). They haven't liked a Ghostbusters movie since the first one.


I'm a fan of both originals AND the cartoon and loved Afterlife.
 
2022-12-06 10:58:43 AM  
Ok, now that we've revised nearly every old franchise for politically-correct requirements,
are they going to be disabled albinos? A gang of handi-capable little people? Maybe ghosts themselves?
 
2022-12-06 11:01:34 AM  
I hope it is all females again. That was the Best.Version.Ever.
:)
 
2022-12-06 11:19:20 AM  

Somaticasual: Ok, now that we've revised nearly every old franchise for politically-correct requirements,
are they going to be disabled albinos? A gang of handi-capable little people? Maybe ghosts themselves?


Christ even threads about Ghostbusters are stuck rehashing old material
 
2022-12-06 11:20:35 AM  

twonky: I think my main issue with the Ghostbusters movies is that they essentially use the same plot in each film

1 They find out that Ghosts are (real\back)  Library Ghost, River of Slime, Egon haunting his house
2 They fight one ghost and wreck the place Slimer and the hotel room, The Scoleri brothers and the court house, Metal eating Slimer and the town center
3 They get detained, jail, asylum, jail
4 They fight and take out the big bad that has taken their friends Gozer (Dana and Louis), Viggo (Dana and Oscar), Gozer (Caillie, Gary and Lucky)

I never saw the one with the all female cast as the trailer for it just looked bad


I tried to like the all female reboot but it spent way too much time making references to the old one and reminding you that you could be watching a better and less lugubrious movie.
 
2022-12-06 11:26:07 AM  

Lumbar Puncture: Somaticasual: Ok, now that we've revised nearly every old franchise for politically-correct requirements,
are they going to be disabled albinos? A gang of handi-capable little people? Maybe ghosts themselves?

Christ even threads about Ghostbusters are stuck rehashing old material


<chuckle> Touche'.

I'll still prefer change for change's sake (or even nihilism's, really) over change for PR's sake any day....
 
2022-12-06 11:26:40 AM  

FarkingChas: I hope it is all females again. That was the Best.Version.Ever.
:)

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I think it has been demonstrated that you have questionable taste.
 
2022-12-06 11:28:22 AM  

Confabulat: AkaranD: p89tech: I read a while back that the movie had roughly a $100 million budget and grossed about $200 million before streaming revenue, during the pandemic, pretty much guaranteeing a sequel.

Fans of the original Ghostbusters tend to not like Afterlife because they're grumpy and old (and they remember the original as a lot better then it really was). They haven't liked a Ghostbusters movie since the first one.

Who are you talking to that has given you the idea that fans of GB1 didn't like Afterlife?

I was able to attend the NYC premiere. There wasn't a single dry eye in the house at the climax of the movie. We ALL loved it and we ALL cried over it. It was absolutely amazing and we've been excited about the sequel since it was announced early this year with the codename of Firehouse.

It was a massive hit and completely rejuvenated the fandom.

Single dry eye in the house? Ghostbusters was a comedy! A cynical, satirical comedy.  The fact that you liked the newest one because it made you CRY is exactly why it sucks.


I didn't get to see it until it hit streaming. When "For Harold" came up, I totally lost it.

And anyone who saw the ending knew there would be a sequel. Winston bringing Ecto-1 home, and the containment unit going nuts HAD to lead to something. And with the original cast back, and a rumored return to New York, I've got good vibes about it.
 
2022-12-06 11:31:01 AM  

devine: FarkingChas: I hope it is all females again. That was the Best.Version.Ever.
:)
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I think it has been demonstrated that you have questionable taste.


One post was real and one is parody. It seems Firefly is really important in your life. But humor is not.
 
2022-12-06 11:32:36 AM  

stationalpha5: Ivo Shandor prequel/origin? Because clearly audiences can't get enough of a throw away reference from the original. That's the lesson I took from Afterlife. That, and Afterlife should be taught in film school as part of "Pandering to Fans 101".


The 2009 video game covered a lot of his [my] background.

I liked Afterlife but I don't know if I want more of it. If they do continue it should be with new stories and characters rather than more callbacks to the original.
 
2022-12-06 11:57:09 AM  

FarkingChas: I hope it is all females again. That was the Best.Version.Ever.
:)


The new one should do a crew of transgendered socialists to really trigger the incels.
 
2022-12-06 12:03:41 PM  
Feig's Ghostbusters sucked ass (for many reasons that had nothing to do with the cast).
That said, Afterlife also sucked ass. Why? well, making it into an episode of Great Value Stranger Things surely didn't help. Having the original crew doing a half assed cameo didn't help either. Personally, I found it sad and embarrassing.
 
2022-12-06 12:17:40 PM  

Stantz: Good. Afterlife was a much needed repairing of the franchise after the 2016 clusterfark. (which is noticeably absent from the article)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife grossed more than $200 million globally and followed Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989).


I don't need a new GB movie. The ones we have are fine. With the noted exception of the 2016 one, which suffered not because there were women in it, but because they didn['t write a farking movie and just wanted to rely on the gender swap gimmick.

Afterlife was great, but I really DON'T need another movie. The series is absolutely fine as it is, we don't need this to become the next Toy Story.
 
2022-12-06 12:19:30 PM  

New Burner Account: FarkingChas: I hope it is all females again. That was the Best.Version.Ever.
:)

The new one should do a crew of transgendered socialists to really trigger the incels.


Or they can do what they did in the last movie and make a movie that has a good story and characters you like without forcing things. I know shocking right?
 
2022-12-06 12:22:35 PM  

AkaranD: p89tech: I read a while back that the movie had roughly a $100 million budget and grossed about $200 million before streaming revenue, during the pandemic, pretty much guaranteeing a sequel.

Fans of the original Ghostbusters tend to not like Afterlife because they're grumpy and old (and they remember the original as a lot better then it really was). They haven't liked a Ghostbusters movie since the first one.

Who are you talking to that has given you the idea that fans of GB1 didn't like Afterlife?

I was able to attend the NYC premiere. There wasn't a single dry eye in the house at the climax of the movie. We ALL loved it and we ALL cried over it. It was absolutely amazing and we've been excited about the sequel since it was announced early this year with the codename of Firehouse.

It was a massive hit and completely rejuvenated the fandom.


A bunch of people in a theater crying during climax sounds disturbing
 
2022-12-06 12:31:29 PM  
I recorded "Afterlife," and it's sitting in my VOD unwatched (along with the last Matrix movie, Licorice Pizza, and the sequel to The Craft).

Not sure I will ever watch it. Is it worth it?
 
2022-12-06 12:34:01 PM  
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2022-12-06 12:46:54 PM  

bostonguy: I recorded "Afterlife," and it's sitting in my VOD unwatched (along with the last Matrix movie, Licorice Pizza, and the sequel to The Craft).

Not sure I will ever watch it. Is it worth it?


In my opinion? It really isn't worth expending any effort or money. It really is a very sad effort at nostalgia feels. Not only that, but it it's also a weird Stranger Things knock-off, with a pathetic original crew cameo. You can see Bill Murray's barely concealed sneer at having to collect his payment.
 
2022-12-06 12:53:07 PM  

p89tech: I read a while back that the movie had roughly a $100 million budget and grossed about $200 million before streaming revenue, during the pandemic, pretty much guaranteeing a sequel.

Fans of the original Ghostbusters tend to not like Afterlife because they're grumpy and old (and they remember the original as a lot better then it really was). They haven't liked a Ghostbusters movie since the first one.


It's a delicate line to dance between people who like to analyze movies (critics, either employed or self appointed hobbyists) and the movie goer who watches anything that gives them dopamine.

After everyone got done being upset about COVID, nostalgia farming and sequel bait, most people ended up having an OK experience with the movie. It had more good than bad. A solid B movie.

So obviously it was terrible. It never worked my balls, nor let me finish inside, and didn't bring my grandmother back to life. So terrible awful dogshiat!

Whether or not it deserves a sequel is up to the writers and investors and their focus groups.

Personally, I always forget the last movie was made, despite having watched it.  Someone else needs to bring it up. They say the only thing worse than a bad movie no one forgets is a passable movie that was forgettable.
 
2022-12-06 12:55:49 PM  

Bslim: Feig's Ghostbusters sucked ass (for many reasons that had nothing to do with the cast).
That said, Afterlife also sucked ass. Why? well, making it into an episode of Great Value Stranger Things surely didn't help. Having the original crew doing a half assed cameo didn't help either. Personally, I found it sad and embarrassing.


The half assed cameos in the 2016 were even more pathetic.
 
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