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Default The Ghostbusters Remake Train Wreck Thread

Not sure if we already have one - I can't find it if we do - but, choo-choo, motherfuckers...

Here are a few of the latest "character posters" just released. Posted without further comment:
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:06 PM
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:24 PM
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They remind me of some of those really bad ads I've seen for the Warcraft movie too.

Same ad agency?
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Old 04-25-2016, 06:01 PM
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Oh yeah, the racist black chick personality that blew the previous Ghost Busters away.

"I dun kno nuthin bout no science white mastas but I's know dese here skreets"
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Old 04-25-2016, 06:44 PM
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This could be funny. I think I managed to crack one smile when I saw the trailer.

Sadly, it's probably not going to be funny.
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Oh, God! That's fucking horrible! It gets worse every time I'm reminded that this even exists...

This makes me a sad clown.
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Oh yeah, the racist black chick personality that blew the previous Ghost Busters away.

"I dun kno nuthin bout no science white mastas but I's know dese here skreets"
I think you forgot *consumes a watermelon whole, and then fires the seeds out of her mouth like a machinegun*, as well as her Proton Pack doubling as fried-chicken containment unit.
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:33 PM
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It could be a so bad its good type movie.
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:26 PM
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The movie is fine. Don't be cuckbusters.
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:56 PM
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The movie is fine. Don't be cuckbusters.
Does "cuckbuster" mean someone who busts or defeats cucks? Or is it a ghostbuster (perhaps a Ghostbusters fan) who has become a cuck through their own actions? Alternately, is it a portmanteau of "cuck" and "buster"?
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Old 04-26-2016, 01:31 AM
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Does "cuckbuster" mean someone who busts or defeats cucks? Or is it a ghostbuster (perhaps a Ghostbusters fan) who has become a cuck through their own actions? Alternately, is it a portmanteau of "cuck" and "buster"?
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Old 04-26-2016, 03:13 AM
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You know that out of touch parent who tries to be cool and hip at his kids party only to look like a complete tool? Those are the Sony execs, read the leaked emails. The posters all but confirm it.
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Not sure if we already have one - I can't find it if we do - but, choo-choo, motherfuckers...

Here are a few of the latest "character posters" just released. Posted without further comment:
We already have one. Made by you, nonetheless.

http://www.scrollsoflore.com/forums/...t=ghostbusters
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Old 04-26-2016, 07:06 AM
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The real question - will it be hated more or less than Batman v Superman?
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Old 04-26-2016, 07:24 AM
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1. Movie underwhelms.

2. White Men (or just men) get blamed for it.
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We already have one. Made by you, nonetheless.

http://www.scrollsoflore.com/forums/...t=ghostbusters

Figures. I couldn't find it. I blame the newly migrated search index.
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The real question - will it be hated more or less than Batman v Superman?
I didn't so much as hate Batman and Superman as I was indifferent to it. There were a few parts I liked, but overall mostly uncaring.

This Ghostbusters reboot on the other hand seems like it will be so bad its good. Like Snakes on a Plane and Sharknado good.
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:20 AM
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Figures. I couldn't find it. I blame the newly migrated search index.
Sorry, I'm trying to rebuild it but it keeps timing out So it's going, just slowly.
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You know that out of touch parent who tries to be cool and hip at his kids party only to look like a complete tool? Those are the Sony execs, read the leaked emails. The posters all but confirm it.
Yeah, i think you're onto something here. I suppose this is also another marketing and/or entertainment trend. Thinking on it more, it feels like this ghostbusters movie is something more along the lines of a disney comedy show. Hell you could probably just replace the characters with the jonas brothers and probably get something halfway decent.

Very low brow comedy. The original movies were pretty low brow as well, but they had class.
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Sorry, I'm trying to rebuild it but it keeps timing out So it's going, just slowly.
No need to apologize. I'm not one of those dummies that gets sentimental over old, bloated forum threads.

I would have been fine had you moved the board and purged it clean along the way - start out fresh without any sentimental attachment to whatever drivel we all posted years ago.
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Yeah, i think you're onto something here. I suppose this is also another marketing and/or entertainment trend. Thinking on it more, it feels like this ghostbusters movie is something more along the lines of a disney comedy show. Hell you could probably just replace the characters with the jonas brothers and probably get something halfway decent.

Very low brow comedy. The original movies were pretty low brow as well, but they had class.
My main problem with the trailer is that the jokes rely too much on stereotypes. Specifically gender stereotypes. The girls fawning over Chris Hemsworth because he's hot, the new logo, and what was mentioned above.

I did like the character who was pulling on the door that said "push" (or was it the other way around?). I love awkward jokes like that, although an over-reliance on those would slow the movie down.
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Well to be fair, the original films were stereotypical except Winston.

Peter was the Player
Egon was the Nerd
Ray was the Man-child.
Jenin was an apathetic monotone secretary
Winston was just your average dude.

The more I think about it, the more I realize just how much Winston grounded the previous movies.
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Well to be fair, the original films were stereotypical except Winston.

Peter was the Player
Egon was the Nerd
Ray was the Man-child.
Jenin was an apathetic monotone secretary
Winston was just your average dude.

The more I think about it, the more I realize just how much Winston grounded the previous movies.
I mean, there's a difference between archetypes and caricatures though...

Which is to say, the characters in this new movie seem overly wacky for the sake of cheap laughs. In the original, the Ghostbusters were funny, but it was a more natural humor (as well as good writing), not a bunch of one-liners.

To use an example, it's like Homer in the first couple seasons of The Simpsons, vs. how Homer is now. He had all the same traits he has now, but over the course of time they've all been dialed up to 11 so he's become a caricature of his original self (i.e. heavy emphasis on how dumb he is, wacky situations, etc). I feel like the same thing happened here - where they are trying to copy the archetypes of the original cast but "jazz them up" in a bad way.

Except Winston who they just flat out made into a racist stereotype for some reason - perhaps a fundamental misunderstanding as to who Winston's character was supposed to be... the "everyman" the audience can relate to, someone swept up in this with no prior knowledge of ghosts, etc. It's like, they said, "We really need to give the new Winston (note - I have no idea what the new names are ) more to do. Let's make her sassy and know how to get around the city!"
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Old 05-02-2016, 01:08 PM
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Apparently the trailer is the most disliked video in all youtube history.
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Why do I get the feeling that this movie will be meh at worst, but people will act as if it's the worst thing since the Human Centipede?
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