Ghostbusters 2016: Talk about the movie(s).

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  1. Captain Craig

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    It shouldn't be that way. I have yet to see GB, not because it stars women, it just didn't look funny. The same way the upcoming War Dogs with Jonah Hill and Miles Teller doesn't look funny to me. Yet, Hollywood will keep cranking out male buddy/ensemble films faster. At some point Netflix will allow me a chance to see both but for my theater dollar the film has to lure me in with trailers(that's their point) and neither film did this.

    That said, Hollywood does have at minimum that I can think of 4 action led female films next year and a drama.
    Underworld: Blood Wars (5)
    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (6)
    Wonder Woman
    Ghost in the Shell(Scarlet Johansson)
    Beauty and the Beast(live action w/Emma Watson)

    Has Fassbender been made the lead in Alien Covenant? That was female led with Noomi Rapace before.
    We are also getting Star Wars Rogue One with a female lead later this year so it's not entirely all bad on the female led action film front.
     
  2. Kelthaz

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    Yeah, calling Ghostbusters a really good movie is a bit of a stretch. I enjoyed it well enough, but I wouldn't recommend for anyone to see it. It was a movie that wasn't needed or wanted and that's why it did badly.
     
  3. Serveaux

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    It was a really good movie. I'd recommend it.

    Well, that's the smart thing to do - don't risk hundreds of millions trying to satisfy a demand for more live-action product that's as undemonstrated as the bankability of, oh, oldBSG or B5 or DS9. Go cheap and rake in the bucks from a limited but loyal fandom.
     
  4. JeffinOakland

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    I just read that the studio has all but conceded that this movie will lose millions of dollars and, thus, a sequel is unlikely. Why the studio would spend $300 million on such a risky venture with so much baggage boggles the mind.
     
  5. Kelthaz

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    Sony is desperate for a franchise. Ghostbusters was a decent shot, but it didn't pan out.
     
  6. Serveaux

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    Really...it was a thirty year-old movie that never managed a decent sequel. But then, they've tried reviving every old thing at this point including shows that are relatively unknown to most modern audiences - The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, John Carter...

    Oh, those didn't work either, did they. How much have they spent on Tarzan this time?
     
  7. Jedi_Master

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    The Tarzan reboot was quite good.
     
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  8. Gaith

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    It's a pity you feel the need to all-caps, bold, and put quotes around movie titles. Why can't you just italicize movie titles such as Ghostbusters like the reasonable writers of most entertainment sites? I weep for myself and fellow BBSers who you oppress with your seething aggression.
     
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  9. Captain Craig

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    Don't forget The Green Hornet. There was a good movie in there somewhere till they cast Seth Rogan.
    Lone Ranger is a solid concept, until someone thought it a good idea to have the man who fires Silver Bullets be anti-gun?? John Carter was fun, I enjoyed that one. Didn't get to Man from UNCLE sadly.

    I agree, Tarzan was a pretty decent film. The published publicly stated production amount on Tarzan is $180m with a domestic take of $124m thus far w/$335m WW
     
  10. JeffinOakland

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    Ghostbusters came with a lot of baggage in the 1st place. General consensus was that it wasn't "that" good of a movie. Ghostbusters put itself in a position where it needed to hit a home run but "only" hit a double.
     
  11. Trekker4747

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    But.. but... Sony assured and set in stone the notion that they were making a sequel. I don't understand. :confused:

    The studio spent $140m on a summer comedy which is obscene. If they had spent a more reasonable amount for a comedy movie, even an action comedy, they'd be sitting pretty good. But they made a movie they needed to make nearly $400m on to break even, for a comedy that's a tall, tall order.

    The movie was decent. I got some chuckles but, in the end, decent. It was saddled with too much baggage, too much referencing of the older movies, and too much dumb humor pushed beyond the point of funny. The movie is a flop, I'm glad Sony finally owned up to that. They're desperate for a franchise, yes, but they don't seem to understand how to make one.



    A pretty good break-down of the movie and the fandom/"controversy" around it.
     
  12. TREK_GOD_1

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    Sony might own up to the film being a flop, but I'm betting Feig will blame phantom misogynists until the end of time (as if such a group controls the minds of all potential moviegoers). It was misguided from the start, like so many reboots.
     
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    I don't think the film was misguided. It had its heart in the right place and featured four terrific Ghostbusting ladies. The problem was the execution and poor humor.
     
  14. Trekker4747

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    Oh, Sony likely knew for a long time that the movie stood little chance of pulling a profit, they had to know given the money spent on production and how comedies do in theaters and especially how American comedies do overseas So they likely created the misogyny angle as something they can point to base the movie's failure on.
     
  15. Timby

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    There have been a bunch of (much worse) summer comedies that cost much much more.
     
  16. Timby

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    Hey, everyone, remember when I said this last month?

    Final warning.
     
  17. M.A.C.O.

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    All of those you mentioned, plus Terminator (Genysis), Judge Dredd, Robocop, Fright Night and Total Recall.

    So far, the only remakes/reboots that have been successful are Godzilla, Planet of the Apes, 21 Jump Street and Mission Impossible. Hollywood will squeeze every drop they can from these old intellectual properties.
     
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  18. Timby

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    Uh ... Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek '09, Ocean's Eleven, The Fly, The Thing, fucking Ben Hur, Heat, Cape Fear, Dawn of the Dead, Insomnia, True Grit, Batman Begins ... I'm going to give myself carpal tunnel if I decide to get really exhaustive.
     
  19. M.A.C.O.

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    XD
    I tip my hat sir. I knew I was forgetting several of the more recent ones.
     
  20. jep316

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    Well Suicide Squad is a hit mostly on the popularity of its female leads....its not a Female cast that caused GhostBusters to flop it was just a lot of fans found it to be a bad movie.