This A New GOOD Ghostbusters Movie?
And the new Ghostbusters movie never happened. Just gone—done. I was okay with the movie, but I understand that a lot of people weren’t, so I get them wanting the change.
But enough about the dead—let’s get to the afterlife. This trailer looks amazing. Has great actors for the roles and somehow evokes the aesthetics of the original movie despite being set in a small town. Apparently, Finn Wolfhard has been typecast as the teenager who deals with supernatural things in a horror/adventure story. I can’t argue with that, though: he’s good in those roles.
New Ghostbusters Has An Excellent Cast So Far
And having him be part of a new generation of Ghostbusters makes a lot of sense. I’m usually not fond of just making the main character’s children (or grandchildren) take over in remakes, but it’s set up well here, and considering how “startup business” the original series is, it would make sense for children to carry on the family business.
And the good decisions keep on coming. Having Paul Rudd be the mentor figure seems great. He’s just a good comedic actor and has such a likable demeanor. With him being of the old generation that knows about ghosts and ghost traps, I’m curious to see how that plays into the film. Both with the theme of nostalgia intrinsic to this story, but also how they are going to handle the (hopefully) unavoidable issue of a world where ghosts are a known, existing entity with physical traits. I never liked how they seemed to imply most people just kind of got over it, without exploring the massive philosophical implications of ghosts being real—and I hope they at least consider it a little in the plot.
New Storytelling Doors Opened For Ghostbusters
Though perhaps that is asking too much.
This isn’t supposed to be some dark, moody exploration of human mortality. It’s a fun adventure with laser lassos and weird deformed spirts. It’s a love letter/cash grab for an enduring classic. Sony hasn’t had the best track record with remakes and franchise films, but, finally, I think we have a good live-action remake/sequel from them. One that will, maybe, possibly, please die-hard fans. Maybe.
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