Written and directed by Jason Reitman, son of the director of the original Ghostbusters.

An now I engage in the moviegoer prayer: Please don’t suck.

PS: I just noticed right after in the preview where the kids says “My grandfather died” they show this:

They are the grandkids of Dr Egon Spengler, played in the original movie by the late Harold Ramis.

That was a Chuck Norris roundhouse kick to the feelings, guys.  Not fair.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

9 thoughts on “It gave me the chills”
  1. if the damn ladies would have taken this approach and perhaps been the daughters of the originals or something like that, instead of trying to pretend the original never happened, perhaps it could have been a workable movie. This seems like a good approach.

    1. Way back in 1986, West End Games released Ghostbusters: A Frightfully Cheerful Role-Playing Game in which the players would role-play as Ghostbusters. Now, the game had stats for Egon, Ray, Peter, and Winston so it was certainly possible to play as the originals… But the central idea of the game was that the player’s would make new characters based on themselves, coming together to form a franchise of the Ghostbusters company. It even came with a faux “franchise agreement” contract to be filled out!

      Had the 2016 Ghostbusters film taken that route, I bet it might have been more positively received… It was a mediocre movie, in no way as good as the original, but it also felt like it was trying to erase (or even belittle) the original.

      I have high hopes for this one.

  2. Paul Rudd is an unusually good choice for this; I hesitate to use this terminology, but he -feels- right at home in a Ghostbusters movie.

    This is going to be interesting.

  3. No. Just plain, simple NO. this will just be another generic movie with a patina of nostalgia to make aging Gen-X-ers throw money at it.

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