I’m sure by now; you’ve heard that there’s a new Ghostbusters coming in 2016. I’m sure you’ve also heard that plenty of people aren’t happy about it. Rumor has it that the new Ghostbusters might actually ruin our childhoods. Oh, and also women can’t fight ghosts??? I had no idea.
Apparently the remaking of this classic comedy will walk down to the storage unit where the Delorian from Back to the Future is kept, get in and set the clock back to the eighties. From there it will single handedly ruin every glorious aspect of our childhoods. First Teddy Ruxpin will become life-size and demand that we feed him all of our chicken nugget kid cuisines. From there, Paul Feig will emerge dressed like James Spader in Pretty in Pink and murder our parents.
The biggest thing I’ve heard for the last four months is, ‘Thanks for ruining my childhood.’ It’s going to be on my tombstone when I die. It’s so dramatic. Honestly, the only way I could ruin your childhood is if I got into a time machine and went back and made you an orphan. -Paul Feig in Vanity Fair
Yes, there is a chance that the move might suck. I mean Hollywood doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to remakes, but we won’t know until next year. The constant stream of hate directed at a yet to be released film that’s not directed by M.Night Shyamalan is premature and uncalled for. Paul Feig has proven himself as a writer, director, producer and actor. He knows what he’s doing. He’s not going to take a beloved movie franchise and turn it into a Rom-Com where all four Ghostbusters fall in love with Slimer and he’ll have to decide which one he’ll marry while he tries to regain custody of the son he had with Zuul. PS. I’d totally watch that movie!
Upsetting isn’t it?
Word is that the script keeps true to some of the major plot points while making necessary changes. Gone are Dr. Venkman, Dr. Stantz, Dr. Spengler and Winston who are replaced by five amazing actors, who will play intelligent, creative and funny scientists that just happen to be women.
"The thing is, you’ve got creators all around Hollywood who saw the thing at the original time and are going, ‘Wow, I think I’ve got a take on that. I think I could do something under that umbrella.” And so we’ve had brilliant creators walk in, from Paul Feig to many others. And we loved the concepts they’re coming up with. And this one with the four girls is going to be massive. Oh, man, it’s funny. It’s intelligent. It hits the right notes, and I’m really excited about it. It refers to the first two in a really neat, classy way, but this is all going to introduce them to a whole new generation of girls that are going to want to be Ghostbusters. We always needed them." -Dan Aykroyd
See even Dr. Stantz is cool with it! They aren’t remaking the film shot for shot or word for word. They’re building on a once widely successful franchise that deserves a comeback. A family film that a whole new generation of boys and girls can enjoy. There is no need to hate on anything you haven’t seen or tried. The old saying “You don’t have to like it, but you have to try it” applies here so put your big kid panties on and let go. It’s just a movie. If it ruins your childhood, I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest your newly discovered ruined childhood is all on you.
Also someone check on Louis Tully. We need him back.