ghostbusters afterlife is a middle-aged man fairy tale about showing your kids the stuff you liked as a kid and having them really connect with it
Ghostbusters, by comparison -- it's a long time since I last saw it, mind -- is a bit more old fashioned, slower, and it's, you know, very much one for the mid-80s SNL crowd.
@Alexis @zens I don't have any issues with revivals per se, but I'm skeptical of stories that appear to be mainly written for older fans of the original installments, in order to incitate their children to like "the same thing", all while acknowledging their own futility as stories, thus making the whole thing taste like a cynical advertisement (Lego Movie is whimsy enough to avert this, but to me Jurassic World and the new Space Jam suffer heavily from this).
@Alexis god damn, it kicks ass that a brand new ghostbusters film can be released and I just, don't hear about it, no one on any social media I follow talks about it or mentions it at all (until you), like, I seriously did not know this film exists and surely like, it was announced at least a year ago right
@The_T It's been in the can ready for pandemic-delayed release for longer than that, its original release date was July 2020!
(It was announced January 2019 or thereabouts.)
@anke Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a real movie that's coming out in November, and the trailers make it look very frustratingly obsessed with nostalgia for the originals.
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