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Smith1980 10 points ago +10 / -0

Honestly if this is a big hit the moronic critics will attack the fans and cry that 2016 Ghostbusters wasn’t well received

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BlightBane 5 points ago +5 / -0

They already did that in 2016.

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Smith1980 2 points ago +2 / -0

That’s true

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BussyRiot 10 points ago +10 / -0

I appreciate how they've not talked down to the fans, but I don't understand how everyone's instantly on board with the "sad dad", cry-bait, Stranger Things / Mumford & Sons mash-up for Ghostbusters. Like if you got a bunch of Kotaku editors together to make a film, it'd still be this. It's practically: "that movie you loved where Ray got a blowjob from a ghost grew up, and that's a good thing".

I hope it's good, but to me it looks equally embarrassed of what Ghostbusters actually was.

Either way, +1 for denying Ghostbusters 2016's lived experience.

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current_horror 7 points ago +8 / -1

So here's the thing about failed attempts to subvert beloved franchises: even when a woke disaster like Ghostbusters 2016 goes down in flames, it still succeeds in pulling back the curtain. Ghostbusters: Afterlife could be a pitch perfect homage to the original, but all that would mean is that the studio adjusted the formula. This doesn't change the fact that I am now hyper-aware of the process, and with that my interest is gone. My suspension of disbelief once extended beyond the content and into the integrity of the craft. Now that suspension is shattered, and I just don't care anymore.