Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Ghostbusters (2016)

Director: Paul Feig. Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Zach Woods, Charles Dance, Bill Murray, Michael Kenneth Williams, Andy Garcia, Cecily Strong, Annie Potts, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver. 116 min. Rated PG-13. Comedy/Fantasy.

It's good to strive for an equal-opportunity environment. It's really good. But the Ghostbusters remake epitomizes Hollywood's (or the country's) band-aid approach to the issue. Just give four females the exact same male roles as the 1984 movie (down to their skin color), have them play out the exact same story, with the exact same sequence of events. Not a single story reason why females were substituted. And then call it an equal opportunity environment. I'm sure the producers had a good laugh at the end credits saying: "Written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis"- the original script went untouched!

Mo says:


  1. I've heard several bad reviews for this movie so I will once again just wait for it to come to TV. Or maybe download it after the DVD release ;-)

    1. TV or DVD or download, I wouldn't recommend wasting time on it. Maybe just re-watching the original is more worthwhile - although I never thought that was a masterpiece either. But then again, I'm not a huge Bill Murray fan anyway.

  2. I have to see it to make up my own mind, although I suspect I will end up agreeing with both you and CBG19.