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Old 04-28-22, 05:16 PM
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I loved the animated series. Remember The New Jersey Parallelogram?
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The Ghostbusters sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife that Sony teased at CinemaCon in a sizzle reel, and which director Jason Reitman and writer Gil Kenan confirmed on Ghostbusters Day, June 8, is getting a theatrical release of Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023.

As hinted at in the end credits of Afterlife, the next chapter will return to the original films’ New York City and Firehouse setting.
https://deadline.com/2022/06/ghostbu...23-1235053366/
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That's a pretty quick turn around.
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Sounds good to me.
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That's a pretty quick turn around.
Filming some exteriors in NYC during the holidays 2022, release 2023. A Very Ghostbuster Christmas.
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That seems like a quick turnaround for an effects-heavy movie.
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I didnít really care for Afterlife, but Iím curious about the next one possibly being in New York again.
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I wonder if they will make this one a comedy?
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I wonder if they will make this one a comedy?
Why wouldn't they? All Ghostbuster movies are comedies.
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Why wouldn't they? All Ghostbuster movies are comedies.
If you didnít follow his previous comments on Afterlife, he thought it was dark and not funny at all.
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Filming some exteriors in NYC during the holidays 2022, release 2023. A Very Ghostbuster Christmas.
A Very Ghostbusters Christmas might have been good.

If they made it twenty-five years ago with the OG cast.
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Why wouldn't they? All Ghostbuster movies are comedies.
I canít think of one funny moment in Afterlife. I sincerely hope they get back to what the original was like. Maybe a return to New York will help.
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There was comedy in Afterlife. I don't think any of it landed.

If they MUST do another movie -- and I really wish they wouldn't -- give it to someone who can handle both the comedy and horror adroitly -- more comedy than horror, but just enough chills to give the material real stakes.

TBH the original Ghostbusters was lightning in a bottle. They keep chasing that movie without understanding it was that perfect convergence of the acting talents of Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis, Aykroyd's script and worldbuilding, and Reitman's directing. Even Ray Parker Jr's theme song.

(The same goes for Back To The Future. The sequels, whatever you thought of them (big me from me), could never recapture anything remotely like the original)

You know what, just bring back the 80s cartoon.

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Re: Untitled Ghostbusters sequel (2023)

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There was comedy in Afterlife. I don't think any of it landed.

If they MUST do another movie -- and I really wish they wouldn't -- give it to someone who can handle both the comedy and horror adroitly -- more comedy than horror, but just enough chills to give the material real stakes.

TBH the original Ghostbusters was lightning in a bottle. They keep chasing that movie without understanding it was that perfect convergence of the acting talents of Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis, Aykroyd's script and worldbuilding, and Reitman's directing. Even Ray Parker Jr's theme song.

(The same goes for Back To The Future. The sequels, whatever you thought of them (big me from me), could never recapture anything remotely like the original)

You know what, just bring back the 80s cartoon.


I watched this last night and once again they were spot on. The first 2/3 of Afterlife was just ok but the last 20-30mins was a big mess. I donít think I cracked a smile once through the entire movie. Itís a joyless, commercial outing which doesnít have the magic of the first, I canít see how another would be any better.
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Re: Untitled Ghostbusters sequel (2023)

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There was comedy in Afterlife. I don't think any of it landed.
It was there. It was just a different kind of comedy. The OG Ghostbusters was 80s-style comedy of the kind found in Animal House. The snarky snobs-vs-slobs kind of stuff that was commonplace in that era. The comedy in Afterlife was more of shoe-gazing, PC millennial stuff. Did it work? Sort of. Would the old-school unPC humor ("It's true. This man has no dick.") have worked three decades later? I don't know.

TBH the original Ghostbusters was lightning in a bottle. They keep chasing that movie without understanding it was that perfect convergence of the acting talents of Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis, Aykroyd's script and worldbuilding, and Reitman's directing. Even Ray Parker Jr's theme song.
Yes, that it was. It took the early 80s special effects-laden adventure with an underdog protagonist in the mold of Raiders of the Lost Ark and combined with SNL/Animal House-style humor, and made something that was very much of its time.

And, going by Ghostbusters II (and even Afterlife), they really didn't know how to make it work as a franchise. Ghostbusters II reset them from being heroes at the end of the first movie to underdogs at the start of the second. The pink slime wasn't a bad idea, but they felt the need to rehash the Marshmallow Man with the Statue of LIberty. And with Afterlife, we learned that the Ghostbusters fell apart because, after the big events of the movies, there weren't any ghosts left to bust.

In order to be a successful franchise, they needed to keep it moving forward, not constantly hitting the reset button. Ghostbusters II and III and IV should have featured them busting ghosts regularly offscreen, then use the movies for some kind of big battle against a world-ending foe. But, by Hollywood logic, they needed to be presented as perpetual underdogs and losers because that was the successful formula in the first movie.

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