GhostBusters 3 is Finally Being Made. (2020 Release)

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  1. jaime

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    It always surprise me when I get to see the whole film, and that it doesn’t turn into Mary popping because my mum or sister turn to bbc one on an ad break.
     
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    Got it. There was an interview on Canadian radio last year where Aykroyd was talking about his real life belief in ghosts and how he worked hard to make sure that Ghostbusters had a "real world" foundation based on what paranormal researchers actually believed. That's how I misinterpreted your comment, and didn't realize Belushi was supposed to have been a part of it.

    Yep, that is me. Stripes and Ghostbusters occupy a similar space in my film memory. Granted, I've seen Ghostbusters more than 20x and it was always playing in somebody's room at house parties when I was in high school so at one point I had had the film memorized. I'm probably close to ten years older than you.
     
  3. jaime

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    I only knew of Stripes through the making of materials on GB and GB2. I didn’t see it till so y were streaming it and I was in my thirties. (Still haven’t seen meatballs, or caddy shack, and I would have seen Stripes faster if someone had mentioned Sean Young.)
    I think it hits different for us younger, non US people. SNL may as well be RADA for all of our familiarity with it pre-internet.

    I was about 4 or 5 when I first saw GB on a pirate copy one of my parents friends got, probably before it even made it to theatres over here. (Same way I saw ET, Return of the Jedi, Star Trek IV and Encounter at Farpoint.)
    It’s the taped off TV Christmas version that I grew up with till I got my own VHS many many years later. Totally different experience. (One year my ghostbusters childhood crossed over with being very sick, so there’s this kind of punctuation of GB stuff. I was at the first UK showing of GB2 for my birthday in 89)
     
  4. CryptCaitian

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    Just checked, and it was actually the sequel, Hot Shots! Part Deux. It got trimmed by the BBFC on initial release, and again for home video, including the DVD version I have. The original cut showed up on C4 or C5, where I saw it, then on the blu-ray release.

    Gotcha! Yeah, that sounds like Aykroyd. He's a madman, but a highly intelligent one. So many factors and so many talented people coming together to make one hell of a film.
     
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    Definitely looked like their arm to me, and I'm pretty sure that was a Terror Dog that chased Paul Rudd outside the Wal-Mart too.
     
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    I mean the statue over the pit looked exactly like it's bubblebath spikey haired humanoid manifestation, right next to which is what looks like an anthropomorphic terror dog statue, plus of course an actual terror dog is seen running around. All signs do indeed point to the third coming of Gozer (or fourth if the video game is still on the table, canon wise.)

    My assumption thus far is that Shandor and his cult didn't limit their activities to Manhattan, that they also had some other site out in this nowhere town (I'm assuming mid-west, but I guess upstate New York isn't totally out of the question?) Maybe this was the first attempt at a gateway but there wasn't enough people around to focus the spiritual turbulence, or it was a second attempt after the central park west antenna failed to open, but Shandor died from a botched surgical experiment before the cult could complete the ritual and it was left abandoned. Fast forward 100 years and it's finally charged up to the point the New York gate was 40 years ago.

    It's a working theory of course. ;)
     
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  7. jaime

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    I reckon town of weirdoes, and it’s where he mined the exotic materials for spook central. He probably founded the town even.
     
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    Shandor's enough of a blank slate they could go many different ways with this. It could be the first attempt, or a back-up, or a disciple working in his honour, or something else. Be interested to see if there's any acknowledgement of or tie-in to the game, which was great, but much too short.
     
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  9. Evil Headhunter

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    Jason Reitman confirmed as much in his commentary of the trailer that I linked several pages back.
     
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    They seem to be setting up a mystery around what Egon was doing in the town, I'm thinking he was probably there investigating whatever the Gozer cult was up to.
    I wonder if it's going to turn out they killed him or if he just died of natural causes? Have we heard anything in any of the interviews or other promotional stuff about how he died?
     
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    Or he could have simply gone there to retire and set up a family. That would make sense given how much Ghostbusters stuff including the Ecto-1 ends up being there.
     
  12. Reverend

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    Oh look, surprise, surprise! ;)

    That doesn't really sound like an Egon thing to do. This is a guy who straightened a slinky as a child (part of one, anyway) and once attempted to drill a hole through his own head. Retiring and settling down isn't how he's wired. More likely he was attempting to breed a strain of flesh eating mold that could be trained to perform simple household tasks and communicate between dimensions.
     
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    I love it! Adam is the nerd in all of us!

    Makes me all the more excited about this film. :D

    Yup, my thoughts exactly. It's far more likely he was there purely for research purposes.
     
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    Right!? This is the guy that wanted to know what happened when they took away the puppy. Someone that thinks like that isn't capable of switching off or settling down. Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if the daughter was the result of a cloning experiment. Even if she was a natural conception, I guarantee he was taking notes both during and after...
     
  15. JD

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    If he wasn't there to investigate Shandor's cult, then maybe the same thing that drew him there, drew them too. Either way, I find it very hard to believe it's a coincidence Egon lived there and now we're seeing Gozer and aTerror Dog there too.
     
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    There is a blink and you'll miss it shot in the trailer of the "Shandor Mining Company" sign.
     
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    My money is on Egon burying the containment system in a mine and it is slowly leaking before the big skybeam explosion at the end freeing all the previous ghosts they captured, hence our seeing old ghosts in the trailer/glowing light thing underground.

    Which is pretty much exactly as repetitive as these revivals tend to be, especially after all the complaints about the last one:shrug:

    I loved Ghostbusters. I was obsessed with them as a kid. I still love the OG movies. I just cannot seem to get excited for this. At all. I actually forgot it was coming out at one point.
     
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  18. jaime

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    I’m betting against this. In fact I suspect the containment unit is still in the firehouse, as it’s pretty impossible to move, or won’t be mentioned at all.
     
  19. Reverend

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    Why must everything be either ecstatic excitement or unmitigated negativity?
    There is such a thing as "moderate interest in something that looks OK, with a hope that it will result in an at least somewhat enjoyable viewing experience."

    Nothing I've seen about this movie makes it feel like the soulless, cynical nostalgia baited cash-grab some seem convinced it's going to be. I mean yes, it is dripping with nostalgia, but it seems to come from genuine affection for the material. And since the main creative force behind it literally grew up on the sets of the originals, I'd be surprised to discover otherwise.

    Will it be the best movie ever? No. Will it top the original? No. Will it be better than GB16? Most likely. Will it be a fun time that at least equals GBII? Maybe? Hopefully! Let's watch and find out, no?
     
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    I read this someplace else, it's not my original thought but it certainly rings true - Ever since The Force Awakens trailer first dropped it seems like every movie that's returning to a previous world, generally from the 1980s, it's trailers seem weighed down by heritage, mournful of losses, drowning in sentiment and often tinged with a great deal of sadness.

    I wonder why this is? Ironically, the last Ghostbusters movie seemed less guilty of this.
     
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