Ghostbusters reboot costumes and proton packs revealed
July 13, 2015 at 1:20 pm #48422BriggsParticipant
I have to disagree with Doug about the car being sexy. The original was sexy. It is one of the most iconic cars in the world. The new car is bland and boring. You don’t have to be a car person to appreciate it. I’m just sad that they are using the idea we had for the Ecto-Fun (the motorcycle) years ago and now we can’t say we did it first and the Ghost T. rex which I talked about that back in Season 1.
But it is what it is. I hope the movie is good, but I’ll never like the car.July 14, 2015 at 11:58 am #48478
The original car was a rust bucket. They rebuilt it and MADE it “sexy.”
Exterminator start-up companies aren’t allowed to have shitty looking cars?
Why does this movie NEED a sexy Ecto-1? So it can be more like the original? Is that what you’d want to see in a reboot? The exact same thing? If it was the exact same car, they’d be “ruining the legacy.” We’d instead be asking “Why didn’t they do something DIFFERENT?” If you’ve already made up your mind that the movie has no chance, then you’ll always be upset.
And as far as the motorcycle is concerned, we’d be far from the first people to do that.
And the T-Rex was already in the videogame.
But who cares who’s “first” with any of this?
I for one want this movie to be as different as possible. Heck, my biggest problem is that the logo is the exact same as the original. A slightly modified logo would really set the whole thing apart. I want new characters and new adventures. Not a pandering half-assed “update.” So far, I’m thinking the movie will be “meh” at worst, and “fun” at best. But so what? As long as they’re doing something different, I think it deserves a chance. That’s all. Just a chance to do what it wants. The quality (or lack there of) will come through in the final product. There will be plenty to discuss then.
If you want to reach my in-character profile as "General Manager" of the Ghostbusters, tag me using: @sevenJuly 15, 2015 at 9:02 am #48489
Looks like the Dan Akroyd cameo is a thing:
http://www.ew.com/article/2015/07/14/ghostbusters-paul-feig-dan-aykroydJuly 15, 2015 at 1:33 pm #48490
The roof light is still terrible, but in this photo from the IMDB page I kind of definitely don’t hate this:
July 16, 2015 at 3:40 pm #48503
While everyone has been complaining about this, Michael Bay has been doing THIS to Beebop and Rocksteady!
If you want to reach my in-character profile as "General Manager" of the Ghostbusters, tag me using: @sevenJuly 16, 2015 at 3:45 pm #48504CatKeymaster
That’s a perfectly fine Bebop and Rocksteady. Aside from Rocksteady not looking like Aaron Haaland, that’s pretty close to their first appearance in the 88′ series.
The Nick series has a much more radical approach to them than what I’m seeing here.July 17, 2015 at 8:07 am #48527
July 24, 2015 at 3:09 pm #48626MjolnirParticipant
That. Is too legit to quit.
Honestly love the new look of the group, as a whole.
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"I'm just breaking the laws of physics. It's no big deal."July 29, 2015 at 1:43 pm #48715ArkaisModerator
That Rocksteady and Bebop looks better than I’d have ever expected from Micheal Bay. Can’t wait to see how spectacularly he fucks up their mutant forms.
As for the GB Group shot, it looks ok to me. It’s their own thing doing their own thing, I just wish they weren’t forcing the reboot thing down our throats for no reason.
"You'd be surprised how many calories hedonism burns."July 30, 2015 at 11:44 am #48753
Oh, we’re getting a reboot for a reason.
>Fans have been clamoring for one since 1992 and Dan Aykroyd has been trying to make it happen.
>Sony didn’t see any value in it.
>Harold Ramis dies. Outpouring of love from fans all over the world.
>Sony sees dollar signs.
>”Let’s make a Ghostbusters movie!”
>”But you can’t without Harold Ramis.”
>”Hmm… Let’s reboot a Ghostbusters movie!”
>”…is that what people were asking f–”
>”NEVER LET AN OPPORTUNITY GO TO WASTE!”
If you want to reach my in-character profile as "General Manager" of the Ghostbusters, tag me using: @sevenJuly 30, 2015 at 1:02 pm #48762ArkaisModerator
Fine, I wish they weren’t doing a reboot for all the wrong reasons. -_-
"You'd be surprised how many calories hedonism burns."July 30, 2015 at 7:26 pm #48768CheifOfStuffParticipant
This is the biggest Nostalgia grab money grubbing reboot I’ve ever seen/ heard of.July 31, 2015 at 9:26 am #48780
@cheifofstuff, I think you mean “Jurassic World.”
I would’ve said “Terminator Genysis” but I don’t know who that movie is targeted to. Maybe Arnold’s twitter feed?
You could actually say the same about “Pixels” too.July 31, 2015 at 9:52 am #48781
Anything that can be technically called a “remake” would by definition be a bigger nostalgia grab/money grub than a “reboot” I think. When you just straight up remake a thing, you are saying “I have nothing to add to this property, but I would like to make money off of it.” At least a reboot has pretensions of new content or ideas. Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes and Tim Burton’s Willy Wonka come to mind as being remakes. That Vince Vaughn Psycho that was a shot for shot remake. That’s just poor.July 31, 2015 at 12:21 pm #48783
I think it’s important to think of the new Ghostbusters as being something different. “Remake” doesn’t seem like the right word. Even “reboot” might be a little shaky (depending on the final product).
“Remake” suggests taking the same basic story and just doing it over again with some new changes. Like Ocean’s 11, Dawn of the Dead, Solaris, King Kong, and Cape Fear.
“Reboot” seems to be more like a fresh start to an already established film series. Especially if it can’t be (or doesn’t want to be) associated with any of its previous installments. Like shaking an Etch-a-sketch and trying again. The Amazing Spider-Man, Batman Begins, the new Fantastic Four, etc.
A “re-imagining” is like taking a familiar premise, but going in a much different direction. Often without being tied to the original film in any way. Examples might include Dredd, Godzilla (1998), Godzilla (2014), Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, The Magnificent Seven, and A Fistfull of Dollars.
Until it says otherwise, I’m assuming GB16 is a “re-imagining.” Therefore, I give it the benefit of the doubt.
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