At the time of writing this, I am 20 year old male geek. Until October of 2014, I had not seen Ghostbusters.
Yes, i know, GASP!! right?
I was lucky enough to catch the 30th Anniversary at my local Cineworld meaning that i was in the very rare experience of witnessing a cult classic for the first time on the BIG SCREEN.
Now, I've heard lots and lots of praise for this movie. Over the years, it's always been "Why haven't you seen Ghostbusters" "Ghostbusters is one of the best films of all time" "You're a bad movie fan if you haven't seen Ghostbusters"
So i did. I saw it.
And I was disappointed.
Ghostbusters was a major let down (HIMYM fans? Major Letdown... *snicker*) for me. Not only was this film hyped up to be this great, huge, grandscale, amazing feat of a movie, it has a movie star who got a huge career boost from this movie in Bill Murray.
And Bill Murray was the only redeeming factor of the film. His presence was great and his performance has gravitas. But that's as far as it goes.
Ghostbusters is a film that glorifies putting yourself in humongous debt on a risky business model which involves the supernatural. I just can't sell that to myself as a good plot forwarder.
Now, before i get onto the main point of this piece i want you to cast your mind back.....When you first saw Ghostbusters, how old were you?
I ask how old because I freakin' LOVE the Jim Carrey film, The Mask. I'd go so far as to say it's my favourite film of all time. Why? Because it was the film i spammed my parents with as a kid, over and over again and i love every single moment in the film.
But i see it's flaws. I see it's not for everyone. I'm not "nostalgia blind".
That's not to say everyone who loves their childhood movie are nostalgia blind, I'm just asking them to recognise their flaws.
This premise also encompasses STAR WARS. This is both the prequels and the good ones.
I'm in the boat where I saw Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones BEFORE i saw the originals. This doesn't mean i prefer the prequels because i saw them first and that they're nostalgic for me but it doesn't mean i don't enjoy watching them. OR that because i've seen them as a kid, means that they're not any worse because we all know how much Attack of the Clones sucks!
Now don't get me wrong, i love the Star Wars movies. I love the chemistry, the plot, the villain, everything really....but it's not the perfect movies that people call them.
There are a good deal many of people who say that "A New Hope" is a masterpiece.
If you can't pick up on a movies flaws because the movie is very nostalgic for you, then you're nostalgia blind. EVERY movie has flaws. There isn't a single movie without a flaw.
THIS MOMENT RIGHT HERE IS WHEN THE STAR WARS EPISODE 7 TEASER TRAILER BROKE AND I CAN'T CARRY ON WRITING NEGATIVE COMMENTS AFTER A TEASER THAT GOOD!!! I MEAN LOOK AT THAT LIGHTSABER!!!
Okay....back to the point....*heavy breathing*
Nostalgia blindness occurs far too often in fan bases. It can ruin experiences for the people who haven't seen the movie you're raving about even though you haven't seen it since you were a kid. Think about what you're saying when you're praising a movie.
Accept nostalgia blindness in your life....HAIL HYDRA.
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