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Old 06-30-16, 03:45 PM
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Re: Ghostbusters (2016, D: Feig)

Right, but the question was whether it was determined to be fake. At this point, we'll have to wait for the movie.
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Re: Ghostbusters (2016, D: Feig)

Found an archive of the post, potential spoilers obviously - https://archive.is/AWGQQ

I was just thinking of it given Abob's speculation.
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Re: Ghostbusters (2016, D: Feig)

For the record, I haven't read anything. I also am not going to read any spoilers ... Was that theory already out there?
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I hadn't encountered it before. You'll get the credit if it pans out.
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I'm actually looking forward to this one. I'm a big Melissa McCarthy fan and so far I like the previews...
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Old 07-01-16, 02:17 AM
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Re: Ghostbusters (2016, D: Feig)

Originally Posted by Abob Teff
For the record, I haven't read anything. I also am not going to read any spoilers ... Was that theory already out there?

Yes, the alternate universe theory has been out there for a while. It's the only thing I think could make this movie palatable. It would also explain why the original actors appear in different roles.


Edit:

I went looking and found that Groucho posted the theory in March. There may have been other discussions out there too.


http://forum.dvdtalk.com/12742485-post2435.html

Originally Posted by Groucho
Here is some speculation from me, based on nothing:

Spoiler:
It's mentioned that Wiig's character is a quantum physicist which may indicate that this is in an "alternate universe" from the original films...meaning that the original cast are playing the same characters but if the events of 1984 never happened.



99.9% sure this won't happen, but I spoilerized it anyway.

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Old 07-01-16, 04:52 AM
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Original Ghostbusters Director Says Reboot Backlash Isn’t About Women

“I think there’s way too much talk about gender [when it comes to this film],” he recently told Mashable. “I think that many of the people who were complaining were actually lovers of the [original] movie, not haters of women.”
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BTW, the last line in that ad is so apt.
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Re: Ghostbusters (2016, D: Feig)

The movie doesn't come out for another 2 weeks, and Target already has the toys on clearance.


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That must mean the movie is gonna bomb.
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Obviously there may be no correlation, but it is unusual. Means those toys were not selling.
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They started selling it too early. Honestly I don't get the point in that, unless it's an adaptation that has never had products release, what's the point in the action figures and toys months before any bit of fandom has built?

Hell last year most of the Force Awakens stuff around here was on clearance the weekend the movie opened, but that's in large part to how much they had and the fact they started selling it six months prior.

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Glad somebody else finally realized this.
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Re: Ghostbusters (2016, D: Feig)

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Original Ghostbusters Director Says Reboot Backlash Isn’t About Women

“I think that many of the people who were complaining were actually lovers of the [original] movie, not haters of women.”
Those two things aren't mutually exclusive.

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Those two things aren't mutually exclusive.
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Re: Ghostbusters (2016, D: Feig)

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They started selling it too early. Honestly I don't get the point in that, unless it's an adaptation that has never had products release, what's the point in the action figures and toys months before anyone fandom has built?

Hell last year most of the Force Awakens stuff around here was on clearance the weekend the movie opened, but that's in large part to how much they had and the fact they started selling it six months prior.
Yep. Kids don't even know who these characters are, and might not even know the franchise. Why would they want the toys?
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Those two things aren't mutually exclusive.
Critics of the movie aren't being accused of a combination of sexism mixed with nostalgia.
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Old 07-01-16, 02:41 PM
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Re: Ghostbusters (2016, D: Feig)

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Critics of the movie aren't being accused of a combination of sexism mixed with nostalgia.
Why not? Some certainly should be.

But back on topic...

This film is gonna suuuuck.
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Re: Ghostbusters (2016, D: Feig)

Originally Posted by Obi-Wan Jabroni
The movie doesn't come out for another 2 weeks, and Target already has the toys on clearance.


These don't appear to be movie licensed toys, just stuff from the regular GB brand.
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Old 07-01-16, 06:28 PM
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The action figure at the top is definitely tied to the new movie.
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Old 07-01-16, 06:35 PM
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D'oh, you're right. Browsing on my phone. So much for that theory. Also, all but Slimer have that ugly stripe that are on the new suits.
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Old 07-01-16, 06:51 PM
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Oh god. Not those stupid sexy stripes again!
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