A movie franchise rescue?

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  1. DeathMonkey

    DeathMonkey Well-Known Member

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    Apparently, Ghostbusters 3 got green-lit and will be directed by the son of the main producer of the first two Ghostbusters. It's set to have the original (still living) cast to train a new team to pass the torch to. Even Bill Murray agreed to it. And it's ignoring the train wreck that was the 2016 reboot.

     
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  2. Runwildboys

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    That's cool! A year and a half away, but if Murray signed up, I'll be looking forward to it!
     
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  3. Tabascocat

    Tabascocat Dexternjack

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    Aykroyd too?
     
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  4. DeathMonkey

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    Akroyd is definitely part of it. He partially owns the franchise and anyone wanting to do anything Ghostbusters-related has to go get his approval. He green-like the 2016 one because it was intended to be what this one will be. He was ticked off that they changed it to be a reboot.

    I'm betting that he and the other major producers has things in place to prevent it from getting hijacked again.
     
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  5. timb2

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    Harold Ramis is dead I believe..... Only the original was good,even Ghostbusters 2 was bad. That female version was awful
     
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  6. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Wow, how did I miss that. RIP.

    The original is the only one I've ever watched.

    These reboots usually do not turn out near as good. Though I think it's more like I feel when I go back and watch TV series from the past.

    I tried to go back and watch A-Team, Quantum Leap, Knight Rider, and a few others. UGH. That was AWFUL!
     
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  7. Runwildboys

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    You never saw the 2nd one, with Vigo?
     
  8. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    I saw the Ghostbusters movies back in the day. Classic. Remember buying the Commodore 64 Ghostbusters game. It was cool, hearing that theme song starting the game intro.

     
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  9. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    If I did, I have absolutely no recollection of it. I would likely have to watch it to see if I remember any thing from it.
     
  10. Runwildboys

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    If this doesn't look familiar, you haven't seen it.
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  11. Hardline

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    Star of the movie [​IMG]
     
  12. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    No idea what that is a picture of.
     
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  14. Runwildboys

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    Peter MacNicol's character gets possessed by Vigo, the guy in the painting.........so I guess you never saw it. Not as good as the first one, but still pretty good.
     
  15. DeathMonkey

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    I'm definitely intrigued by what may come of this.

    As someone who saw the originals in the theater and loved them I really didn't think the reboot was that bad. Had some interesting ideas and cgi. Would have preferred a passing of the torch movie, maybe Kate Mckinnon could have been Egons niece who resurrects the ghostbusters business when a new paranormal threat emerges or something. But just taking that movie as a stand alone it wasn't terrible imo.
     
  17. Runwildboys

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    I agree. It didn't hold up to the first 2, but there were some funny parts. I thought the ending was pretty lame though.
     
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  18. SlammedZero

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    This is excellent news. The reboot was such a tragedy on so many levels.
     
  19. Runwildboys

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    I wouldn't say it was a tragedy, but I think it could've been better. There were less than stellar parts, but I think it was pretty good for the first three quarters of the movie.
     
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  20. DeathMonkey

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    I tried watching the reboot. I went in knowing it wasn't going to be the same and chose to go in open-minded.... I got about 20 minutes in and just grew so bored that I walked out of the room. I saw bits and pieces after that and just wasn't impressed. I found it to have none of the charm of the original and a flat out mess. I saw a couple of things that were moderately humorous, but nothing chuckle-worthy. Sadly, had they gone with the original idea of passing the torch, it might have added some of that missing charm.
     
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