Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Late Night Feature: Ghostbusters 2016

Ghostbusters 2016
I have tried to watch this 3 times and it hasn't clicked yet! The same happened with 007 Skyfall and The Big Lebowski, but I probably will not finally give in to this one.

Here we go...4 fine comediennes are cast in this reboot, buddy film... but they aren't given anything to work with that would fit their strengths. Melissa McCarthy isn't cussing, Leslie Jones is playing a softer Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig mopes through it and Kate McKinnon seems to be just brushed off as 'the science weirdo'. Unfunny Chris 'Thor' Hemsworth is just that... unfunny. They all try to bond, but I'm not sure if any of these actresses even like one another or trust this film to propel their burgeoning careers.

Look! I had problems with the original Ghostbusters. Bill Murray mugged all through it and probably ad-libbed the funnier memorable lines. Alas... nothing memorable in this one. You don't believe they know the science... or the paranormal... other than maybe reading a World Weekly News (Batboy edition). At least, Dan Ackroyd (Producer of this slick CGI mess) and Harold Ramis could spout science nonsense and seem somewhat in character in the original. Why bring up the original? They seem to have stolen from it liberally to make this one. 

Not a fan of this film and I don't predict a sequel. But can Hollywood come up with something original and one for 4 comediennes?


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