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Old 07-10-16, 01:04 PM
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Re: Ghostbusters (2016, D: Feig)

Originally Posted by Variety
McCarthy is amusing as always, but veers dangerously close to repeating her same old shtick, while Wiig is a poor substitute for Murray’s horndog Dr. Peter Venkman...
Well, for those of us not amused by McCarthy in the past this is confirmation of what we expected.

Originally Posted by Variety
Though Jones gets some of the film’s most memorable lines, her character channels a shameful racial stereotype — one that traces back to the days of blackface when it amused audiences to see African-American characters spook easily, bugging their eyes and running for their lives whenever confronted with a ghost...
Ugh. More of what we expected. Not good.

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Re: Ghostbusters (2016, D: Feig)

Currently at 68% on RT

Originally Posted by Draven
C+ from EW. Seems like it's ok, not terrible, not great. Hardly the garbage fire that many were predicting. And looks like all the embargo criticism was completely wrong. What a shocker.
I think this is a pretty level-headed and accurate summation of the critical response so far.
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Re: Ghostbusters (2016, D: Feig)

Originally Posted by Guru Askew
Currently at 68% on RT



Didn't Batman v Superman start out about the same way?

*edit* Top critics have it at 29% 5 Rotten, 2 Fresh

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I live in London and I'm planning to see it this Tuesday afternoon/evening.
will try to leave a review of sorts.
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Re: Ghostbusters (2016, D: Feig)

Originally Posted by Guru Askew
Currently at 68% on RT

I think this is a pretty level-headed and accurate summation of the critical response so far.
Really? Kind of hard to take the review seriously (as NON agenda driven) when it starts like this...

Originally Posted by EW
When it was first announced in late 2014, Paul Feig’s female-fronted Ghostbusters instantly became more than just Hollywood’s latest reclamation project. It turned into a cultural litmus test — a high-voltage third rail that brought out some of the uglier elements of the social-media sphere. While some pounded their thumbs raw tweeting about how sacrilegious it was to mess with a beloved touchstone of their youths (get over it), others spewed mouth-breathing, misogynist bile about the fact that the male cast would now be played by… gasp… women (get a life).
That reads as pretty agenda driven. And if you're honest, you'll admit that.
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71% but I usually look at the average score which is a 6.5/10, so kind of middle of the road at this point.
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Really? Kind of hard to take the review seriously (as NON agenda driven) when it starts like this...



That reads as pretty agenda driven. And if you're honest, you'll admit that.
I get the same feeling when I read your posts.
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Re: Ghostbusters (2016, D: Feig)

71% now on RT.

This CNET reviewer seems to like it:

'Ghostbusters' review: Fun, funny and full of freaky ghosts. The affectionate, well-cast update of the classic phantasmic comedy is one of the best remakes in years.

Sorry to disappoint so many in this thread.
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Originally Posted by Guru Askew
I get the same feeling when I read your posts.
Classic deflection.

The point remains valid - by spending the ENTIRE first paragraph decrying the, "Misogynist," critics of the movie and insulting them it's pretty clear that the reviewer wants to find a positive way to spin the movie so they can have the, "Neener, neener, neener - IN YOUR FACE," review to annoy said, "Misogynist," critics.

If the writer had no agenda the controversy would have been kept to a sentence and the focus would have been on the movie from word one.
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71% but I usually look at the average score which is a 6.5/10, so kind of middle of the road at this point.
Middle of the road at best.

Are there any 9/10 or 4/5 reviews from respected critics?
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Every review is going to mention the backlash. The movie itself addresses the backlash. You're not gonna find one that doesn't, which is lucky for you because you've clearly decided that any mention of it is a disqualifier.
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Every review is going to mention the backlash. The movie itself addresses the backlash. You're not gonna find one that doesn't, which is lucky for you because you've clearly decided that any mention of it is a disqualifier.
No, obsessing on it to open the review is a disqualifier. And, especially,
insulting the movie's critics is a disqualifier.
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Like I said earlier, the internet reaction will overshadow the movie itself, and that's not a good thing.
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Re: Ghostbusters (2016, D: Feig)

Originally Posted by Guru Askew
Every review is going to mention the backlash. The movie itself addresses the backlash. You're not gonna find one that doesn't, which is lucky for you because you've clearly decided that any mention of it is a disqualifier.
Why? The backlash has nothing to do with the quality or content of the movie. Are they movie critics or social justice commentators?
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The whiney man babies have been defeated with an impressive display of maturity.
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Has the Walk The Moon cover of the theme been posted yet? It's the first song on the soundtrack. It's actually very good - a nearly perfect update of Ray Parker's theme. Much better than the Fall Out Boy one, which I really hated.

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The whiney man babies have been defeated with an impressive display of maturity.


I mean, I guess I could pretend I'm not enjoying seeing Me007gold and B5Erik freaking out.
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I mean, I guess I could pretend I'm not enjoying seeing Me007gold and B5Erik freaking out.
By all means. I'm enjoying the spectacle.
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I mean, I guess I could pretend I'm not enjoying seeing Me007gold and B5Erik freaking out.
Who's freaking out? I am trolling you. Every time you respond, I get off.
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Ick
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75% now.

Probably the most shocking thing to me is the stunned silence on the Ghostbusters subreddit. They took yesterday's review from the Cheetos guy and ran with it to the point that it landed on the front page of Reddit but there aren't as nearly as many posts accompanying the various reviews combined today.
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Re: Ghostbusters (2016, D: Feig)

Originally Posted by B5Erik
Classic deflection.

The point remains valid - by spending the ENTIRE first paragraph decrying the, "Misogynist," critics of the movie and insulting them it's pretty clear that the reviewer wants to find a positive way to spin the movie so they can have the, "Neener, neener, neener - IN YOUR FACE," review to annoy said, "Misogynist," critics.

If the writer had no agenda the controversy would have been kept to a sentence and the focus would have been on the movie from word one.
My god He gave it a C+. And I would have issues if a reviewer DIDN'T call out the Internet baggage this movie has.
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Who's freaking out?
I know I'm not.

I find the desperate attempts to defend this movie to be amusing. Whenever the messenger is attacked rather than the message it pretty much invalidates the argument presented by the attacker.

Face it, this is a messed up movie. I highlighted a couple points made by a critic earlier that show just a couple of the serious faults of this movie.
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Yeah guys, I mean, come on: this is a messed-up movie. Face it.
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