New on #PeteSaves: How the new #GHOSTBUSTERS isn’t going to please everyone but that’s not important.

Never have 4 women playing fictional ghost hunters
caused so many losers with no lives to lose their minds.

So, usually, when I write about how I’d have made a film differently, it ends up being a fairly involved explanation.  However, there really isn’t that much to fix with the new GHOSTBUSTERS movie.  It works fine and, I’d say, it’s probably a tighter origin story than the original film.  Honestly, I laughed my ass off and the fact that women made me laugh my ass off makes it all the more interesting and fun to me.

Of course, I’m not threatened by women in the least, so maybe I’m unique among men.  But I’ll get to more of this in a bit.  For now, I’ll stick with the film, itself.  So…

WHAT WORKED IN GHOSTBUSTERS

Full disclosure: I am not a big fan of the original GHOSTBUSTERS.  That’s not to say I don’t like the film–I do.  I’m just not one of those people that praises it endlessly.  I’d rather watch CADDYSHACK or STRIPES.  The point is, this film didn’t have to live up to any any preconceived expectations for me.  All it had to do was tell a cohesive story and make me laugh.  Which it did!  The bonus is that the cast are all really funny people who made the film quite fun to watch.  Usually, in American cinema, women aren’t allowed to be funny.  So, this was a real treat.

Also, the warm reverence this film holds for the original GHOSTBUSTERS is wonderful.  If only every reboot had this kind of respect for its source material.  It was so great seeing all of this film’s nods to what came before.

Obviously, the FX were amazing, but there really is no excuse for them to not be in today’s world. 

 WHAT DID NOT WORK IN GHOSTBUSTERS

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