GhostBusters 3 is Finally Being Made. (2020 Release)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Kane_Steel, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Awesome Possum

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    You just know that Sony saw the Stranger Things kids dressed as Ghostbusters in season two and just heard cha-ching.
     
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    If there are kids, I hope they go for the approach that they're all gung-ho for '80s nostalgia rather than the lame "Millennials are bored and scornful of anything old" thing. I know '80s nostalgia is already totally played out, but I'm so over "Whatever, Gramps!" style writing for kids.
     
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    Bear in mind the reverse, Tosk; younger people not giving one big fat fuck about four old men getting back together to fight ghosts (the proposed movies with the original cast that never got made for already mentioned reasons everybody knows about.)
     
  4. Awesome Possum

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    Given Jason Reitman's other films, I sort of doubt that.
     
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    And considering how older people in films treat younger people in the same manner mentioned, I'd say turnabout's fair play.
     
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    What the fuck is it with people like you that you can't stand younger people in movies? Are they making you feel old and useless? Or is it that you despise young people?:rolleyes:
     
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  8. The Borgified Corpse

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    I've certainly never understood the studio mentality of "We want this to appeal to kids, so put some kids in there." I mean, if it's a story specifically written to be about kids (Alice in Wonderland, E.T., Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Peter Pan, Super 8, etc.), then that's fine. But it's not like kids need to be watching other people their own age in order to be entertained or to understand what's going on. When I was a kid, I was usually following adult heroes on shows like Ghostbusters & Star Trek, or even Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers. Even with stories that technically had teenagers involved (Back to the Future, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), the "teenage" aspect of them was never the thing that got me interested or kept me watching.
     
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    $$$$.

    Kids have more disposable income. And some of the younger kids need parents to take them, so that's two tickets. Or maybe it's a family night out, so that's 3 to 4 or more tickets.
     
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    Indeed. I don't mind kids in films, I just don't want "precocious" kids. When you start doing that stuff, and the script doesn't call for it, you're sinking the film like the Bismarck, or as I like to call it "Blues Brothers 2000."
     
  11. Professor Zoom

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    Another franchise that only had one good movie.
     
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    One of the biggest problems with the most recent film for me (and I actually liked the movie) was that it was too tame. The original movie was never written or meant to be a kid's film.
     
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    That's not my point. Of course it makes sense to appeal to younger audiences. My point is that I don't see how putting younger characters into a story makes it more appealing to younger audiences. That was never the case for me when I was young. When I was a kid, I mostly remember fantasizing about being older because then I could do more stuff.

    To put it in terms that Sony can understand, if kids prefer watching other kids, wouldn't that mean that Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle would have made even more money if the characters had stayed in their teenage forms the entire time rather than turning into adults once they entered the game?

    Or am I alone in this? Did you find stories more appealing as a kid if they had kids in them?
     
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    When I was a kid I wanted to be Superman, not Jimmy Olsen. ;)
     
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    Exactly. Or Batman instead of Robin. (Although, I grew up with the Burt Ward & Chris O'Donnell versions of Robin, who were both adults as far as I was concerned.)
     
  16. Professor Zoom

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    Because maybe some kids like seeing kids do stuff in movies? Especially things adults don't want them to do. I think about Goonies, Flight of the Navigator, War Games (for the older kids).

    1. But, there were kids IN the movie, that was the whole point. Adults acting like kids. Kids LOVE that.
    2. There were kids in the original movie.

    But, who knows?

    I don't find them LESS appealing. It all depends on the story to be honest. I wanted to take my kid--and honestly I was interested--to The Kid Who Would Be King. I'm more interested in that story than the Millennial Who Would Be King. But, then, I wouldn't want to see a horror film that's JUST kids... of course, there's IT.

    It's not that there's kids, it's the story that matters. If they have a compelling Ghostbusters story that features kids, great. But, if they don't really and they are inserting kids into a story to have kids, that's the problem.

    But, I can see why they would want to have a story involving kids. It opens up more broadly who this franchise will now appeal to.
     
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    I agree with you. If anything, it could be argued that it limits wider appeal than if they were adults. It seems to me that if they were to want them all to be kids that it would have to be a spinoff.
     
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    Does anybody want to be Jimmy Olsen? :lol:
     
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    Why would you?
     
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