The 1984 classic PG Horror Comedy starred
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, Ernie Hudson
and I believe it was Bill Murray who uttered the famous quotes…
We Came We Saw we kicked its ass
(which I so wanted the button that said that but mom wouldn’t let me get it but then I was still in grade school)
This is still a favorite of many I even have the box set in my video library.
Why Ghostbusters is a great classic
- The comedy
- the fx
- fairly quotable
- The cast
- plot (as silly as it was)
- The vehicle
The soundtrack is cool for an 80’s movie not that techno or new age stuff. The FX still hold up, Slimer looks see through and not done by a computer (or however they did it back then) was he an early form of CGI? Was the Stay Puft marshmallow man a giant puppet? Hard to tell, and honestly I don’t think I really want to know even if I am right. When in 2016….ahhh I’ll wait to make my statement about that reboot.
Aside from the fashions (80s fashion was a horror story in itself!) and picture quality, you cannot tell when it was made. It was Innocent Horror (or is that more Horror of innocence)
I don’t think you’ll ever be able to get this many good actor/comedians together as this had.
Come on the Ghost mobile was a freaking old hearse! I think the movie is the reason why I have wanted one as a car when I got my license! You have the car part, then if you are tired just go in the back and sleep! (the question is to add a coffin shaped bed or not.. or maybe a Kiss coffin!
Who you gonna Call?
1989 starring the original cast and Pete MacNicol
5 years after the original events the guys are out of business at this point doing birthday parties or like Ray works at a book store, Egon doing studies and Peter some Psychic show.
After an accumulation of pink sludge has taken over the sewers, oozing out of pipes feeding off the hateful anger hostility and violence of the New Yorkers. It bubbles up when people yell (and frankly looks like the bubbles in a lava lamp) When you play music it makes the container jump around. If the slime touches you it makes well “Ray this stuff is like pure concentrated evil”
There’s this creepy little dude Yanos who I think is the curator of the museum and some BFD (Big F**ugly Dude) in a painting named Vigo, who was the scourge of Carpathia from 1505-1610 16th century Carpathia was in a constant state of supernatural turmoil due principally to the despotic rule of Prince Vigo Von Homburg Deutschenforf a tyrant sorcerer and psychotic aristocrat.
Wow seeing the Twin Towers feels so weird now.
We are the Best, beautiful the ONLY Ghostbusters.
The music in this one was not as good as the original and I felt did not fit the tone of it. THe only cool song was the one done by Bobby Brown. (who also has a cameo)
I always loved the part where the fur coat attacks the lady.
Not as many memorable or shall I say quotable lines aside from Slime time and Slime square.
The REAL Ghostbusters
The characters are voiced by Frank Welker , Maurice LaMarche, Arsinio Hall, Dave Coolier
In the Animated cartoon series the guys are still busting ghosts but with some friendly help from Slimer!
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In regards to the reboot….
they are saying its mostly guys but any fan of the original movie should have a problem with this new one. First off you have all women and aside from Melissa McCarthy who the hell are they? The trailers are not funny and in hopes to save their asses, they had to go get Chris Hemsworth just so they could actually get some buzz for it and women like me to go see it. (My dear hemmi, as much as I love ya, it won’t work with me no matter how much I love my Aussie Thor…or how much if at all his shirt comes off) I’ll be waiting for video or cable! It won’t have the magic of the originals, and likely the CG effects won’t be cool as however they did some of the originals.
Ghostbusters Sequel Will ‘No Doubt’ Happen, Says Sony Executive
as for the Reject of a reboot
In summary… The ONLY thing I liked about the reboot coming out was the fact they brought the ecto cooler drink back! (sadly without slimer on the packaging) but then again, after you read the review… it’s a good idea they DIDN’T put the new (or any) form of slimer on the containers~!
Now the tagline or the sub-title of the movie is ‘Answer the Call’
Easy and simple… if you watched the trailer, that’s all you really need to see. All of what could have been funny (like testing out the ghost puncher.) Some of the jokes even in the trailer fall flat like the one with Patty jumping into the audience at the concert.
So this came on cable (so fast?) and thought to give it a fair shot and I’m trying but so far I’ve missed the first half hour to 45 minutes, guess I’ll have to catch it when it re-airs for the beginning.
First off, the girls weren’t funny, anything that might have been funny was ruined by the trailer being shown in every commercial break. Chris Hemsworth and his stupid idiot of a bad secretary was the only one that was funny.
I will give the green demon thing cool points, but it still didn’t have the ghostly look like the specters in the original movies.
It’s one thing to remake a movie or reboot (as this is more of) but i still spit on the graves of those who obliterated Billy D. Williams’ Original Song. I can only say as a would be Viking, You should be Blood-eagled, and Buried alive before you actually die.
Bill Murray cameos as one of those people who de-bunk paranormal events. The chick with the glasses, s the only one I like and it’s because she reminds me of (I thin kit’s Spangler) from the 1980’s Cartoon ‘The real’ Ghostbusters.
Oh! the hearse is pink in the spots where it should be red. Honestly all this feminism crap you’d think they’d choose something other than stereotypical pink.
Instead of the iconic firehouse, they are in a loft above their Chinese take out where the guy still has a problem getting there in a reasonable amount of time.
I don’t think you’ll have a problem recognizing the secretary from the original movies.
There’s a Jaws joke and Clark Kent Strip-o-gram (which just reading that makes me laugh)
Wait WHY is the ghost cloud green while they are shown close up as blue? How the hell does that work? I can understand the good ghosts being made as blue and the evil ones green maybe to show a difference but i don’t think i would look like a pure green cloud. (Though it is NYC and well… I find the city evil myself)
To me the best cameo was Dan Akroyd! SO NYC
When Slimer showed up I wanted to cheer in glee but it came out more of a disgusted ewww gag then a laugh as he tries to drive.
Now there’s a part where there are parade balloons in which Stay Puft now is, and reminds me of one of the characters in Nightmare before christmas. Now I know nothing about 5 nights at freddy’s other than I see small toys it seems in every store’s toy section… well from what I’ve seen of the toys.. Those balloons look like they belong with it, cause they are sort of scary in a maniacal stalker psycho serial killer sort of way.
Wait where’s the ghostbombs.. why not throw one down that whirlpool? And Possessed Kevin I like more than stupid Kevin.
I get why they have the sub title (or tagline whichever its supposed to be) Answer the call but
Paul… WHAT THE Freig?!!! is more like it!