ByWilliam G Chandler Jr, writer at

Three students rush down into the basement of the New York Public Library. They scan, pursue, and encounter a library ghost. It looks like a mild woman that floats. One mouthy student, Peter Venkman, communicates with the specter and endures a sonic, silent shush. The three males jump at the ghost to get more of a reaction from it. It transmogrifies into a creature with soulless, black eyes, an intensely, agape mouth, and massive size. They rush out of the library and start a frightful, successful, career in the Big Apple. The first Ghostbusters’ film is fun. The second movie continues this. It introduces New York and its many angles. It presents characters, and sort-of-every day geniuses, in Peter, Egon, Ray, and Winston that are very different, but come to pursue the same goal. The creatures in the movie, and encounters with them, are so unique. The supernatural connects to New York City to present the viewers with a unique perspective on the world, lore, and the supernatural.

July 15, 2016 introduces Ghostbusters to the world again. Everyday women, in Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, get to use Boston, Massachusetts. They get to create their own perspective on how to deal with the supernatural. It should not matter who tells the story, or where it takes place. There is the research behind certain lore. There is the theory behind technology. You cannot forget the culture of the city. The banter between characters with different backgrounds should mix in some way, the fun way. There is the solid story. Finally, there are the ghosts and the encounters. The outfits can look great, the computer graphics can shine, and that Ecto-1 can blare, but the mix of these elements must endure. This will create a classic film, or a solid one. In the end, it has to be Ghostbusters in name, spirit, and action.

When I consider this new film, I think about The Fast and the Furious series. The Fast and Furious was a solid film and establishes a life of cars, family, and drama. The second film is more of an action piece with heart. This new Ghostbusters film needs to be the third film, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. The perspective is different. The reasons are new. There is an environmental change, but the cars tug at your soul the same way. Characters' lives change, but the end goal is the same. Tokyo Drift's story is strong. The characters shine. Its action is phenomenal and has purpose. It can get you ready for another film, but it stands on its own as a solid piece. I know after I saw the second film, I was willing to turn away from The Fast and Furious series. Tokyo Drift brought me back. It is just good that way.

I just did not want to bring it up. In fact, I wanted to stay 10-foot-pole distance away from the subject. This film has to be funny. It will be funny. That is the assumption. However, it must be its own funny. If you see works like Tammy, Bridesmaids, new Saturday Night Live, and even The Heat, there can be extreme funny. It has to be Ghostbuster's funny though. It can, but there may be some that believe that is also cannot. That is okay. This is a different Ghostbusters film. Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 have their personalities and really, that will be the comparison for this film. This one is going to be different, and that is a good thing.

Ghostbusters is in a new place. McCarthy, Wig, McKinnon, and Jones can do the job. Boston has a legendary soul. It is just a matter of telling that powerful story. Funny, Funny, Funny, Ick. Come July, these new Ghostbusters can be good that way, if they allow it.

Update 3/4/2016

Years ago, a specter haunts the hallways of a major hotel. Each Ghostbuster has an encounter with it. They converge on one room. They lure a ghost to a trap, and one ghost down. There are many memorable between one point, and another. The trailer for the new Ghostbuster's film has all of the right elements. It does not matter that they are women.The Ghost look very over the top. How these Ghostbusters fit in this city should be interesting. The jokes have there place but this franchise, I hope, has a good balance of what the past established. it is a wait, and see.

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