Half in the Bag: Ghostbusters (2016)

July 18, 2016873 Comments

Mike, Jay and some guy named Rich Evans talk about the new Ghostbusters movie that everyone else has already talked endlessly about.


Filed in: Half in the Bag

  • b-

    Yay!!!

  • Almost first!

  • Variant

    Aight!!

  • empathylouis

    Why must you keep using your patreon dollars on dumb things like new chairs, gold jackets, ghetto-blasters, and poorly constructed plinketto boards? Why not save the money for Mike’s eventual alcohol abuse treatment/recovery.

  • spynet315

    It’s about time! Lol. I’ve never been so anxious to see one of your reviews, this movie was horrible

  • Ren1

    Oh awesome! A reward for getting my homework done!

  • CM Chunk

    With all due respect, this review is worse than the film. The film is funny and enjoyable and the characters are likeable. It’s hard to see them tear this film apart when they gave ID: Resurgence a passable grade. That movie was pure garbage.

  • Jar Jarmusch

    Any positive YT review is getting trolled & down voted into oblivion by the neckbeards and gamer gaters. When your main income is YT ad-rev and Patreon… Well it’s not that hard to put two and two together.

  • GeoffreyToday

    Jay, brutha, the “fans” were’n’t calling out legitimate problems, they were shitting on this film from the moment it was announced it would be all women. Let’s not elevate that douche fest that was the backlash against this film by pretending it was based on legitimate concerns. Calling those people assholes was being kind. Those people are fuckwads and continue to be so, going so far as to organize on reddit to artificially lower the user reviews on sites like imdb and rotten tomatoes when they were confronted with the fact that the movie is good. Those are not fans with legitimate concerns, those are sexist shit goblins that we shouldn’t be lending any kind of legitimacy to.

  • ronno

    most of the hate came when the trailer was revealed, and for good reason.

  • Luiz Augusto de Barros

    Ghostbusters, ID4 Regurgence, BvS. I’m tired of those dumb movies made for dumb people. Why dummys have so much money and no taste? WHYYYY!?

  • Nico Yazawa

    Movie looked genuinely bad. I still don’t believe the hate comes entirely from sexism, though there is some there. Some of the casting is hit or miss (I hate Melissa McCarthy), the trailer was awful, and there are some people who genuinely didn’t find it funny or entertaining. I think the major thing holding back this movie is the nostalgiac fanboys who can’t get over their favorite movie being remade with a new cast and given a fresh coat of paint for the modern generation. I didn’t grow up with Ghostbusters and have only seen the movies a few times on television so don’t particularly care about this reboot but the majority of it, from my perspective, seems to be people who cant give up on nostalgia.

  • JankingAyy

    What’s it like being this delusional?

  • Matthew Hage

    How much did Sony pay ya’ for that comment?

  • Matthew Hage

    And Richard Roeper got death threats from you people for his negative review. Get over yourselves.

  • Double-Jay

    I agree with everything except all the praise for THE FORCE AWAKENS. Other than the FX and action and all technical aspects, it was a complete lazy mess of unoriginal storytelling and giant leaps of logic. It was a fun light show, but nothing more, most overrated movie I’ve seen in a long time.

  • empathylouis

    Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones were okay, but everything else was a garbage fire. Nothing about the environment felt real. The characters didn’t feel real. The one thing I liked about the original film was that everyone felt like an actual person that’d you see walking on the street. Everything about this film was comedic to an absurd level. It felt like a parody. I understand that some movies aren’t meant to be cerebral, but Ghostbusters shouldn’t be equated in any way to dumb summer blockbusters like Independence Day. It’s suppose to be Ghostbusters.

  • Inspector Spacetime

    Wow. Did not expect you guys to go the ‘we’re not MRA’ MRA hate route. The commentary about joke quality I agree with; it could have been better. But it’s silly to say it was universally not funny, and to hear complaints that they hit beat for beat the original movie, but then complain about specific things when they don’t hit beat for beat.

  • Sandra Barclay

    It doesn’t have to be exactly the same …

  • Gobshite

    The truth stings, doesn’t it? You must not be old enough to appreciate good film making and script writing.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Bustghosters 2016 is the most movie of the year!

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Mike hates something.

    Now stahp.

  • JankingAyy

    Did they ever manage to get it release in China?

  • Blitz Krieg

    You’re completely wrong about ID2 and what they thought about it. Mike liked it because it was a pure shlock trainwreck and Jay couldn’t believe that Mike enjoyed it.

  • empathylouis

    Personally, I think ‘The Force Awakens’ did an okay job of connecting people to a franchise that was 30 years old, while, at the same time, also playing it safe so that people turned off by the prequels would enjoy/respect it. I mean, it had no choice in being unoriginal, because it had to connect people back to the well-respected trilogy of the saga.

  • Blitz Krieg

    I don’t understand this logic. Most people are saying it’s “good” so if the boys were trying to appeal to the most people, wouldn’t they being saying the same?

  • CM Chunk

    I was 6 when the original film came out. I appreciate good film making and script writing. I love the original film. Love it. The new film came no where near it in quality. But I still enjoyed myself. I still liked the characters and I would be interested to see a sequel. Most of the jokes were funny.

    Was it the greatest comedy I’ve ever seen? Is it the best Ghostbusters movie I’ve ever seen? No. Was it any worse than Ghostbusters 2? No. Did it spit on the legacy of the original? No. Was it terrible filmmaking? Absolutely not.

    Maybe I just sat back and relaxed and didn’t hold the film to an impossible standard.

  • Inspector Spacetime

    TFA was a complete copy of the original movie that, despite being competent, got way too distracting. The distraction just kept accumulating until it passed the threshold for annoying.

    In any event, TFA was tying to deliberately and meticulously lock into an existing franchise groaning under its own canonical weight. That’s not what was happening with GB16; more of a parallel universe reboot, with exceptionally dense fan service. Comparing how both do in connecting people to a franchise doesn’t quite jibe since they were coming from different vectors and wanting to accomplish different things with very different drag coefficients.

  • olsteen59

    the die hard joke fucking killed me

  • CM Chunk

    You’re kidding, right? Ghostbusters shouldn’t be equated in any way to dumb summer blockbusters? Ghostbusters was originally a dumb summer blockbuster. It was made back during a time when people were allowed to take bigger risks and filmmakers were given a lot more leeway, and because of that, it turned out much better than a dumb summer blockbuster. But let’s not pretend it’s art. It’s just a well-made fun movie that we all have fond memories of. And I would say that the new one hits at least the “fun” part of that, if not the well-made part. But honestly, there’s some parts of the new film that are pretty good. So, I don’t believe it deserves the ripping it gets.

  • Imperial_orb

    All that stuff on the table is reflecting so much light!

  • Double-Jay

    It’s an OKAY movie, I don’t hate it. It’s fun, sure. But I disagree that being unoriginal and playing it safe was the only way to go, the only way to “pass the torch” and connect people to the original trilogy. The story could still have had all the same elements, but just be better TOLD. It’s a really clunky, lazy script. Lots of leaps in logic and common sense, one dimensional characters… I don’t want to go into a rant on every point of contention I have. But in short, I didn’t find it a satisfying passing of the torch, but really underwhelming and fraught with problems…

  • Seosamh Conroy

    I miss the old chairs

  • b-

    Nope.

  • Gillman

    The biggest shocking thing to me about this review is that they managed to get a hold of Ecto Cooler. I can’t find that shit anywhere and I’m not paying 75 bucks for a case.

  • CM Chunk

    You are correct. But my point is that Mike liked it. Sometimes I think Mike just doesn’t care for certain types of films, but it translates into “this movie sucks.” I completely respect Mike’s analysis. But these Half in the Bag reviews sometimes feel like Mike just gives up on a film. I tend to feel like Jay has a more analytical approach in these reviews.

  • Ren1

    in a ghostly voice *paul feig is a hack* hilarious!

  • Robotpals

    How about calling that drink the Ectogasm? (Although I think “Slimer” is the best name for it.)

  • Ren1

    yes!

  • Mike is going to end up like Alan Funt or Heather Thomas if he doesn’t slow down.

  • Gillman

    Crystal Head in my opinion is a pretty decent vodka and I wouldn’t mind if Aykroyd sponsored me.

  • spynet315

    Sorry, but you could not be more wrong. Ghostbusters 2016 was god awful.

  • dain

    “those bigots correctly predicted that a movie would be shit and this is bad for some reason”

  • Harrison

    Why has the Ghostbusters logo villain got a bow tie? Just… just fuck this film.

  • Nisse

    I have to say that Crystal Skull is a pretty damn good movie, one of the best Spielberg efforts.

  • “It references Zul. Even though it is a whole new universe…”
    Yeah, it is almost like a Joker card appearing at the end of a Batman movie. Whole new continuity. But, you know. There are some recurring elements that tie things together.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Guess no one would be upset if people just went ahead and made an all-male Golden Girls.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    “Ghostbusters was originally a dumb summer blockbuster”
    “it turned out much better than a dumb summer blockbuster”

    Which is it, then, friendo?

  • Ren1

    Dude ads in movies piss me off so much, why do people put up with that shit? Those clips of that asshole Papa John just scared me away from movie theaters for another year or so.

  • Rick_Berman

    How much of the “politics” was even real? Every time I read or heard someone bring up gender with this Queef movie they were joking, So it must be from the ones that thought it was serious.

  • tweakerbelle

    Mike : you’re a mean drunk.
    Jay : you hold your booze better.
    Rich : Work on your diction – focus buddy, focus.
    M,J,&R were correct – this movie sucked ass, big time.
    And Fieg is a hack. You could tell right off the bat when he talked about the film as “property”. He didn’t talk about the canon and the film as a story within and for itself – he talked about making a property profitable. The language of a hack.
    That is all. The sweet and terrible Tweakerbelle has spoken.

  • Imperial_orb

    This episode is such a setback for Mike… he was doing so good.

  • Didn’t the bad guy wear a bow tie? So he just chose to wear one when he was a big monster.

  • RiverboatGrambler

    I still don’t know what the hell “soft reboot” is supposed to mean. Jurassic World and TFW count as soft reboots even though they are just sequels with new characters, and so does GB2016 even though it’s apparently set in a different universe? I thought the trailer implied that it was the same? Just call them all “blatant cash-grabs” if their only purpose is to rebrand mummified franchises for a new generation.

  • CM Chunk

    Ghostbuster 2016 is not a soft-reboot in any sense of the word.

  • RiverboatGrambler

    Thanks, I get it now.

  • I do not think I have ever disagreed more with “Half in the Bag” more. Everyone in my theater was howling with laughter, myself included. I liked all the characters, the gadgets, I liked the look of the ghosts.

    There were even parts that were spooky. I liked the pre-title opening, for me it built up just fine.

    This is not a gender flip of the original, all of the characters are distinct. That is why Chris Hemsworth is not playing “Guy-Janine”, he is playing Kevin. He is dumb.

  • Rick_Berman

    Also Zuul was just a gatekeeper in ’84 Ghostbusters, Why would they bring her up and not the main villian? They will probably fuck that up too.

  • yourdogisdead

    The fans were shitting on the movie the moment it was announced it would be directed by Paul Feig and be a reboot that ignored previous canon, which just happened to coincide with the announcement that it was a gender flip. The fans at large are not opposed to women. Did you know there was a female Ghostbuster in one of the cartoons? And three in the recent comic series?

    The user on Reddit who made the post calling for people to artificially lower the user reviews was actually a pro-reboot user who was trolling to make everyone look bad. All it took was looking at the user’s post history to reveal this.

    Also, what if I told you…
    It is possible to be a sexist
    And still be correct about this movie being shit?

  • Cause, Zuul showed up to herald the coming of Gozer.
    I suppose you could reference Galactus without referencing the Silver Surfer, but one tends to come before the other.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    F*ck off, ghosts.

  • yourdogisdead

    All of Paul Feig’s movies are parodies of their respective genres when you really look at it, even if Feig doesn’t realize that is what he is doing. He was a completely inappropriate choice to direct Ghostbusters.

  • I will agree with the Charles Dance comeuppance suggestion. That would have been fine. I still think it is fine in the movie the way it is.

  • yourdogisdead

    So an opinion different from yours is automatically trolling?

  • degriz

    As someone who plays Planetside 2. Only Sony can plunge a gold shitting Elephant into some unpleasant clunge..

  • Rick_Berman

    True, I just feel like they would make the antagonist Zuul just because the dog said it in the original and people remember that.

  • Theater Geek

    They were smart to manufacture the misogyny controversy because they could take any legitimate criticisms and just accuse them of being sexist swine. There’s a great video that shows the differences between how when Comic Book Girl 19 trashed the movie, nobody said a thing, and what happened to PewDiePie being critical of the movie based on the trailer. Hint: One them was attacked mercilessly by SJW’s.

  • yourdogisdead

    Most people are saying it’s good in order to virtue signal, or going easy on the movie to avoid being called sexist.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    I love how people are trying to spin the opening as a good thing too, this movie should have made a lot more than what it did. Are the dumb masses finally saying no more Applebees?

  • mister man

    Hi, I sent you guys an Email about a tape I found but I got no reply. Can you look into this for me?

  • yourdogisdead

    Let’s not forget Sony deleting the critical comments left by users and leaving the most offensive ones. The opposite of what any sane moderator would do, unless you were trying to dismiss all the criticisms as sexist.

  • Rick Jaeger

    … Are the new chairs replacing Re:View?

  • Wampa Clown

    Wampa Clown liked new Ghostbusters movie. Wampa Clown thinks it’s nowhere near as bad as some critics are saying. New Ghostbusters movie made Wampa Clown laugh.

  • Adzl33t

    I see it as a pop culture hand me downs for girls, with the female characters use more as just a gimmick for a shoddy reboot rather than use it cohesive with the plot like James Cameron or a Miyazaki movie, I rather have a new franchise with interesting female characters

    Besides it’s just a Sony comedy without Phil Lord and Chris Miller, guys or gals it was gonna be terrible

    Ps Please review Laika’s Kubo, you can cheap George Takei gay jokes, just please review an animated movie

  • yourdogisdead

    Did it spit on the original? I don’t know. But the studio, director, and the cast spit on the fans. Fuck if I give them my money after that.

  • Ren1

    lol

  • Lt Hurwitz

    Taco they could have made a good Ghostbusters with women, instead they made a Pringles commercial…instead they made a Twinkies commercial…instead they made a Papa John’s commercial…instead they made “Adam Sandler’s Ghostbusters.”

  • B.J.D

    If you compare the original with this the quality between it and the remake are night and day. What the original had was a subtlety that only Bill Murray, Dan Akroid and Harold Ramis could pull off. The new franchise is just too over the top and in your face.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    Because it’s so dense there’s so many things go…oh wait that’s not you.

  • amanda_87

    Jay’s opinion is the only one I trust. Mike is there to be funny. Rich is there for nerd cred/knowledge.

  • Like Icare

    It’s a reference to Phenomenon with Travolta and how he wins over Kyra Sedgwick by buying her chairs. It’s a commentary on what women really want. Someone with paranormal abilities to buy their chairs.

  • Rick Jaeger

    Is Phenomenon with Travolta replacing the new chairs?

  • amanda_87

    But that isn’t when it started, and that isn’t what made feminists go into full-blown defense mode. The fanboy haters are the ones who started this culture war, everything snowballed from there.

  • Like Icare

    He keeps buying new chairs from her and lying that he’s selling them.
    So in a way… yes… he is replacing chairs with new chairs.

    He also gets a tumor that makes him so smart that he talks to trees and moves objects with his mind. Cause that’s how brain cancer works.

  • L.

    Keep telling yourself that. It’s exactly how the sociopaths who’ve harassed people like James Rolfe and Richard Roeper justify themselves.

    And while you’re at it, keep continuing to not give a fuck about every women who was and is critical of the movie, all in the name of your breed of “feminism” that values women only in how much they think exactly like you.

  • Quotidian, Man

    Maybe you should look elsewhere for your reviews?

  • amanda_87

    This is a movie where I can totally agree with most if not all of the criticisms against it, but I still had a fantastic time watching it. Yeah, it’s nowhere near as good as the original and the actual plot could have been way better, but as a PG-13 summer action-comedy, it was perfectly fine and very average. Which isn’t saying much since that kind of movie usually sucks, but it does seem a little unfair to act like this movie was the worst thing ever and while desperately trying to come up with reasons for why the likes of Jurassic World, X-Men Apocalypse and ID4 Resurgence were good.

    I think the big difference for me is that I didn’t grow up with Ghostbusters and honestly don’t give a shit about whether this movie was good to the fans or not. I didn’t have that affecting my expectations or giving me any particular hopes for it. It just is what it is to me.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Zuul and Vinz Clortho for movie #2, Gozer for #3. You gotta milk it dry.

  • Jar Jarmusch

    That’s not what I said.

  • CM Chunk

    It’s both. At it’s heart, it’s just a dumb summer blockbuster. In process, it’s more than that. It’s masters at work. But it’s not exactly art. And there’s absolutely no reason it should be considered such.

  • DanceOfBirther

    Their address is at the bottom of the front page.

  • amanda_87

    Are you sure that’s not because I have no fucking idea who “Comic Book Girl 19” is and because PewDiePie has enormous visibility not to mention fans who are 14 years old?

  • Beautiful. I hate Sony Pictures also.

  • CM Chunk

    I don’t know what specifically you’re referring to, but if that’s how you feel, that seems like a fair response.

  • DanceOfBirther

    Well, all the Applebee’s in my area have closed, if that means anything.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    People were shitting on a new Ghostbusters way back when, back when the writers from Year One/The Office were making the script, and it was rummored Judd Apatow was going to be involved and bring his usual collaborators (Rogen, Hill, etc.)

  • yourdogisdead

    Feminism is cancer. It ruins everything it touches, case in point.

  • Rick Jaeger

    You *really* want to talk about Phenomenon with Travolta for some reason.

    Bad day?

  • Hank_Henshaw

    There was dance number, according to the reddit leak, it was filmed and all, but it got negative reaction from screenings, so they had to edit around it.

  • amanda_87

    lol wut? 2/10

  • yourdogisdead

    You are assuming that Hollywood is capable of making a movie about four Ghostbusters who just happen to be women. That is not possible. It had to be a man-bashing, grrl power, in-your-face, hate-fest.

  • Quotidian, Man

    If you don’t enthusiastically jump on every progressive bandwagon using a beloved piece of nostalgia as a trojan horse then you are automatically a Bad Person.

  • RLMkeepitup

    jay doesn’t visit here and Mike forgot how to read, sorry

  • amanda_87

    OBVIOUSLY IT’S THE MISANDRYYYYYYYYYY

  • Joe Syxpac

    I have no idea who those people are.

    For that matter, who are you and where did you come from?

  • RLMkeepitup

    it sounds like a mix of reboot and remake. they should just call it a rehash. you try to smoke it again but there’s not as much left and the first time was betterer

  • amanda_87

    I’m Jay’s longtime stalker. I’m here for his beard.

  • I love the original dance/ Ray Jr theme song or whatever his name is. I was a child and fell in love with a Bill Murray not caring while acting/dancing. A+

    That was lightning in a bottle and it worked in every way.

  • Rick Jaeger

    Oh god. You still play PS2?

    I’m so sorry.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Wow.

    They only had a BJ ghost in the first one.

  • Ninja Master Gordon

    That’s what happens when you don´t plan for reshoots. Or plan at all……

    Ninja !!

  • amanda_87

    It was pretty much one small, loud, angry minority of people arguing with another small, loud, angry minority of people, like just about every other internet shit-flinging contest.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Not enough beard to go around. Get in line behind me and enjoy the sloppy seconds.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    At least that was for a video clip, filmed months later (Murray has longer hair). A dance number in the movie would’ve been so odd.

  • Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve equal political, economic, personal, and social rights for women.

  • Ninja Master Gordon

    and that was a dream.

  • Palpatine

    Has Bill Murray ever cared while acting?

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Someone thought that was going to be hilarious: cops and the military acting like they were in a musical. Again, that’s not Ghostbusters’ brand of humor.

  • amanda_87

    I find your lack of faith disturbing.

  • Joe Syxpac

    It will movie all over your face.

    And afterward it will queef.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    He cares in the first Ghostbusters (not the second). Rushmore, he should’ve, at the very least gotten an Oscar (supporting actor) nod for that… which he got for Lost in Translation, which wasn’t as good. Like Aquatic, the movie kinda sucks, but he was great in it. Groundhog Day. St. Vincent. He was also good in his love project, Quick Change.

  • Joe Syxpac

    I don’t think Bill even cares about living. He’s like an inverse Andy Kaufman.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Good thing they didn’t do that in The Mask.

  • Studio Executive

    Whether you love this delightful new take on the classic film, or only just like it, I think we can all agree that it’s Fucking BULLSHIT THAT WE CAN’T SELL TICKETS IN GOD DAMN CHINA! Do you know what that’s going to do to the gross?!! God FUCKING DAMN IT!!!

  • Palpatine

    I remember when he was in Garfield, a film which he regretted doing and only signed up for it because he thought Joel Coen of the Coen Brother’s was writing it, but turned out to be a different guy who happened to be named Joel Cohen.

  • maninahat

    I enjoyed the movie, but I could absolutely see where they are coming from with the criticisms. Some people won’t like the humour, which is loud and silly and much unlike the dry deadpan of the original.

    One thing that does bother me is the doubling down on the internet debate. Feig did dismiss critics of the movie as a bunch of sexists, but people are also stupidly dismissing Feig’s dismissal. Whilst it was obvious that a lot of the pre-release hate was primarily aimed at it being a pointless remake, it is just as obvious that there was a lot of fucking sexism in some of the complaining too. A lot of geeks managed to tie it in to some nerd culture war they have been sustaining against internet feminism/”SJWs”, and I can’t blame Feig for pointing it out how toxic it all got when they used his movie as another battleground.

  • Joe Syxpac

    That’s one part that never flew for me in the first movie.

    “I heard a voice say Zuul”

    Really? Cuz I heard a dog say “Zuuuuhhhhhgh!”

  • His persona is always so weird. He is acting like 30% and the rest is sarcasm. He is a hero!!!

  • Joe Syxpac

    Shoulda made the black chick Chinese instead.

  • Murray Jay Siskind

    So I’m actually somewhat disappointed by this review. While I certainly think there’s room for criticism (especially when compared to the original), I guess my response can be summed in three points.

    1. Comparing movies to something from Adam Sandler is roughly the equivalent to comparing politicians to Hitler. The performers in this movie actually have talent and charisma and seemed to actually try to care about what they were doing and put forth some effort. One is more than free to say they didn’t succeed in Ghostbusters, but comparisons to Adam Sandler are just lazy and not remotely accurate.

    2. There’s a J.J. Abrams reboot this is much more comparable to than Star Wars, and that’s Star Trek. Not as smart and clever, but it has a lot of fun action in it. I’ll say it wasn’t as successful of a reboot as the first Abrams Star Trek, but it doesn’t plum the depths of the second Abrams Star Trek (the Nimoy cameo was about as pointless as the cameos in this, but nothing as insulting as Spock screaming “KHAAAAAN!”)

    3. I’d say the most damning critique one can make of this film is that it’s like a second-rate sequel to Spy. It’s Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy. It’s a story about a gawky, awkward underestimated woman (or in this case women) who starts kicking ass, and features a foreign action star playing against type as comic relief. The pacing was just worse in this (the flip from gawky to ass kicking wasn’t as well handled, and Statham’s craziness was actually built up so it was actually really funny).

    In the end, I found this mindless fun. If the hype / preemptive backlash wasn’t such a huge deal, this would probably be a forgettable yet enjoyable movie. There were genuinely funny moments. The action was genuinely well done (somehow less cartoonish than most movies nowadays even though they were almost literally fighting cartoon ghosts). The cameos / throwbacks and product placement were jarring, but not enough to ruin the movie for me.

  • Not just that, but fewer movies about ghosts overall.

  • RiverboatGrambler

    “I like ghosts and, I like ghost.” -Rich

  • THAT BOTHERED ME TOO.
    As a kid I thought a fucking scene was missing. “Zuul? What?”
    I watched that movie a hundred times and only realized it was the dogs roar after being explicitly told that’s what it was as an adult.

  • RiverboatGrambler

    Scrooged.

  • RiverboatGrambler

    That scene totally worked though. He was the kind of the rumba beat.

  • Actually no. That was a scene taken from a longer mini-mission in the movie that was cut but Aykroyd wanted it to stay in because friends of his once had a ghost orgy, and he wanted sexual acts with ghosts to be referenced directly on screen.

    I am not making that up.

  • Doug_101

    I was surprised they didn’t mention Abram’s Star Trek either, because I felt the same way about the characters in this film as Plinkett felt about the characters in Star Trek ’09 – everyone was “ELECTRIFIED.”

  • Doug_101

    Hit the nail right on the head. It’s just a bad movie.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I’m a raging sexist … but people don’t call me sexist since all my hate is aimed at men. Fuck men!

    And by ‘fuck men’ I mean … hey omi!

  • Ren1

    ALIEN…..19…79…

  • RLMkeepitup

    the female recast for this really seems like a ham fisted social angle to get interest going for whats just another rehash cash in film while making critics tip toe

  • If you are looking for a movie or show about old guys screwing around there are those. “Men of a certain Age” and “Last Vegas” sprung immediately to mind.

    Though that is kind of the wrong idea. It is like when people complain about casting a black guy in a traditionally white role and say, “Why not cast a white guy as Luke Cage”. Golden Girls is a show about older women, casting men for it misses the point. Luke Cage is very much about being black, casting a white person would again miss the point.

    “Ghostbusters” was never about white guys. So the gender of new characters doing the same thing should be incidental. Ghostbuster is a job, and any comedic actor should be able to fill the role on screen.

  • So, Ocean’s Eleven next then.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    But but but it could have been Krysten Ritter as Venkmen’s estranged daughter who lives in his shadow, trying to distance herself from his Ghostbusting past, disbelieving any of it really happened. Her professional rival (Kaitlin Olsen) can even use her attachment to the ridiculous Ghostbusters to frustrate her academic ambitions. Ritter’s best friend (Judy Greer) a closet Ghostbuster fangirl and genius physicist has secretly recreated the forgotten and dormant technology used by the Ghostbusters to close the portal and prevent Gozar from entering our plain. This is lucky because a cult of Gozar worshippers are intent on bringing Gozar back, trapping them in the school library and unleashing a ghost, which they then use Judy Greer’s homemade proton pack to bust…then there’s some lezzing out, more warnings of great danger…

  • Ren1

    Yep.

  • gerberbaby1958

    Yes, exactly!

  • FiachSidhe

    Mike is over there, just releasing some class 5 full-roaming vapors from his butt.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    Funny, they are making an all female Ocean’s 11 and no one is really complaining.

  • Like Icare

    No. On both questions.

  • I did grow up with “Ghostbusters” and I really liked the movie.

    People seem to be forgetting that good is not an absolute metric and different people like different things in different measures. I always liked the concept/premise of Ghostbusters more than any other element of the movie, so I guess I am more open to having new and different characters doing the action.

    For instance, I really liked “Extreme Ghostbusters” and consider it the most under rated cartoon of the 90’s.

  • Leaden Stride

    They never once mentioned that it needed to be like the original.

  • Kind of like waiting till the second movie to introduce the most recognizable bad guy. Like they did in “The Dark Knight”.

  • Leaden Stride

    The producers copied the original film but left out the elements that made it work, so they should’ve at least tried to competently rip the film off.

  • Yeah, but basing your entire opinion on the trailer and then going out of the way to hate on the movie (there are some reviews on IMDB that were written before the movie was released to critics) screams of something deeper than just, “Damn it, now I have to wait another 20 years before they try to start the franchise up again properly.”

    And if someone doesn’t want to watch the new one, and the original movies are all they need, then why criticize or pay attention at all? There are lots of things in the world I do not care about but I don’t go out of my way to say, “I dislike this”. I’ve never seen an episode of “Spongebob Squarepants” but I do not lament its existence.

  • Theater Geek

    It says more about you that you don’t know who she is. ComicBookGirl19 has almost 500,000 subscribers on YouTube and even has a gig with Marvel on the side. PewDiePie also did his video as himself, and it wasn’t a PewDiePie video…and furthermore, he wasn’t even that critical of the movie! Classic SJW overreaction.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Of course Ghostbusters isn’t about white guys seeing as there was a black guy on the team.

    That said the people who formed the team were doing dirty, dangerous, and nerdy/geeky jobs, all fields that as vastly dominated by men; nerdy/geeky less so now, but dirty and dangerous jobs are still basically 99% men; that is literally the gender gap in those fields.

    With that in mind it ended up feeling like they switched their genders to pander to an audience with gender politics instead of changing for any narrative reasons. “Girls can bust ghosts, too!” Yeah, people are fine with there being girls as Ghostbusters. It’s in comics and TV shows and games. A whole team with only women, though, as if no men at all were interested? When literally 99% of dangerous and dirty jobs are males, and Ghostbusting is a very dangerous and dirty job, you start wondering why there isn’t even at least one dude. They’re trying to make an empowering point for females, and I’m empathetic and supportive of that idea, but their art suffers because it doesn’t reflect reality. I guess it’s a whole other subject if one thinks reality is that way because of negative stereotypes but I believe it’s that way primarily because of biological differences between the sexes.

    Of course even those gripes, whether minor or major, would have been overcome if the trailer were actually funny; sadly, that wasn’t the case for most people.

  • Those are not contradictory statements. If I set out to make a taco and it turns out to be an above average taco it does not invalidate my original intention.

  • RedLetterMediumsDotCorn

    Bringing back Bill Murray was like bringing back Spock for a skype call about Khan. I thought he said he wasn’t coming back for this GB! What happened?!
    Also, was that a jab at David Carradine, cuz he died wen he was hard? Poor man was set up!
    Anyways, I’d been avoiding this new motion picture like the plague. Turns out a lot of the stuff I thought was too dumb to be in there is actually in there. Fieg thinks off book means improvising? Hackass.

  • amanda_87

    Well, honestly, 500,000 is pretty small on Youtube. It’s also possible she has a much better group of people in her comments than, you know, fucking PewDiePie.

    Overreactions, though, I can totally understand. People are dumb and GB ’16 has no shortage of morons slinging shit back and forth. But don’t underestimate people’s ability to sling that shit at big names on purpose.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I just rewatched it yesterday. Last time I had seen it was as a kid. You’re very right, there are loads of subtle jokes packed into every scene, the scenes last as long as they should, and no aspect feels like filler or is pointless. Plus they’re believable characters. We all know or have met people that act like the 4 Ghostbusters and the people that surround them.

    Based on the trailers and reviews, it seems the new one has over-the-top caricatures and in-your-face jokes/gags.

  • I am confused. Wasn’t one of the things people liked about the original was the improvisation?

  • rikkibarnes

    It wasn’t shitty improv, though.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Wait a second … your handle doesn’t fool me! I recognize your thumbnail and remember your old Disqus handle! 😛

  • Quantum

    Mr. Mike Stoklasa:

    1 – Don’t make an habit out of booze, for your sake**.
    2 – Shave that little Chaplin shade.
    3 – You’re freaking awesome.

    PS: I still love Dan Aykroyd, too.

    ** not “saké”

  • Lt Hurwitz

    I’m so sexiest I only watch gay porn!

  • That’s not Gabe from the Office. It’s Jared from Silicon Valley. You might also know him as Donald from Silicon Valley, but then you’d be lying to me and yourself. No-one knows him as Donald. His fictional parents call him Jared.

  • Mr Flibble

    I hoped the after credits scene would feature the Ghostbusters catching Marlowe.

  • Quantum

    You mean “I Want a new Drug”, from Huey Lewis & the News?
    It was the first shady “remake” of the franchise.

  • Wilson Chambers

    My heart sank for the entire time it wasn’t clear Mike was head-faking us. Solid 2.5 seconds.

    Well done.

  • obriencj

    Is Paul Feig doing a cosplay as Mr Green from Clue?

  • mister man

    I’m not mailing them a tape without certain assurances.

  • mister man

    I was hoping one of the lesser ones looking to curry favor with their overlords Mike and Jay would see it.

  • RLMkeepitup

    if it was a used copy of space cop no refunds #ikid they get a ton of tapes now

  • JankingAyy

    Don’t be acting like the rage was one-sided after people got so ass ravaged at AVGN. Guy says he doesn’t want to see a lazy reboot and then there’s like 8 articles released acting like he raised Hitler from the grave.

  • Studio Executive

    … Well, yeah, it was that or spend another $50,000 on the script.

  • Studio Executive

    Yeah, I wish I had thought of that one!

  • mister man

    No it’s a 16 minute instructional/informational video from a local power transformer company. It’s called PowerMaster In: Curse of the Counterfeit Components. On the back of the box it says “It’s time to kick some AMPS” I can guarantee it is a one of kind. It actually has a pic of a guy in a costume that looks suspiciously like Space Cop.

    I don’t have a VCR, so I asked in the email if they would send me a VOD after they watched it so I could see it in full.

  • JankingAyy

    Have you ever considered that anyone who disagrees with you isn’t necessarily a MRA and you’re paranoid? Having a boogeyman well into adulthood isn’t healthy.

  • LameSame

    Too late on #1.

  • Sandra Barclay

    Nawh, but they kept saying like “this character was like this, where this character in the old movie was like this…! and that is better!” as if it was a negative, just because it wasn’t the same as the old movie. Like compare it to the old movie, yes, but some things like personality traits you enjoy or not enjoy is comparing oranges and apples. It’s just different. Specifically: different from the original.

  • Domo

    I always heard that between takes, Ramis and friends would work out jokes, decide what was best for the scene, then decide who should say it. It wasn’t decided in editing, and it wasn’t “figured out” in front of the cameras. There wasn’t 10 minutes of film with the team just going off the top of their head.

  • Ferris Wheelhouse

    So what’s the protocol with these message boards? Is it bad form to post links to your own reviews? Cuz that’s what I want to do.

  • StormWardens

    wat a faggot

  • Domo

    They get full carloads of mail each week. They’re probably not going to respond to your email.

  • mister man

    That’s why I’m reaching out to them through other means. If this does not get traction then I will move on to another way of trying to get in touch with them.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Yes. According to the old commentary track from the dvd, Ramis said that most of Venkman’s lines, that people assume were ad libbed by Bill Murray, we’re not, that he and Aykroyd knew Murray well enough to imagine what he would have his character say in any given scene.

  • Steven Brumley

    Why do people go see any of these movies when they are just plain awful just like this Ghostbuster movie? Why?

  • Quotidian, Man

    Yes.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    I don’t get it when people that didn’t like the movie say that it would’ve been better if this had taken place in the same continuity as the original. In my opinion this way its better. We don’t get to see the grampa versions of Winston, Egon, Peter and Ray. Also, by this not being a direct sequel, it is way easier to ignore, and also there’s less of a reason to get upset about it.

  • Ferris Wheelhouse

    I like that you know how to spell ‘faggot’ but not ‘what.’ Write what you know, I guess.

  • Quotidian, Man

    Whoa, you lost my sympathy right away, not reading the rest. Criticizing someone for too harsh of a comparison while using The Hitler card is quite hypocritical don’t you think?

  • FiachSidhe

    They just brought the Statue of Liberty to life with slime and Jackie Wilson music. 😉

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Links used to be accepted, but it apparently got out of control, so I’m not even sure if they are even permitted anymore.

  • Steven Brumley

    Oh, one more thing… I saw the trailer a long time ago and I have to say that i didn’t laugh once. Not once. Shouldn’t you at least do that for a comedy trailer?

  • Hank_Henshaw

    No one laughed at those trailers.

  • jmt

    Why is Paul Feig wearing a turd on his lapel?

  • Good episode, RLMs!

  • Steven Brumley

    But not just this movie, there is a lot of fingers to point, buy WHY do intelligent, sensible people on this earth pay Sony millions of dollars and basically are rewarding their bad behavior?

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Another factor to consider, that I read somewhere before the movie’s release, is that all previous, successful, efforts by Feig, McCartthy and Wiig were R-rated comedies. Ghostbusters was going to be their first PG-13 attempt. Which could be seen as a disadvantage for them.

    One could argue that it was a similar scenario for Reitman, Murray, Ramis and Aykroyd, back in 1984. So that’s no excuse.

  • Ferris Wheelhouse

    Well, I’ve too much respect for RLM to find out if that’s the case. Thanks, Hank!

  • Domo

    I miss Rich Evans’ table that led to his crippling back pain.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    With a Nintendo Turbo Controller. GB2 is so dumb. Still, no dancing.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Better not risk a ban.

  • Domo

    Rich Evans has a little more color in his cheeks from playing Pokemon Go, so the pale vampire joke was a total dud for me.

    Thanks a lot, Pokemon Go!

  • RLMkeepitup

    maybe Rich went riding his bike looking for the pokemen

  • Orson Hyde

    Well sheeeeeit. Green Room takes place in Maine… These fucking hacks can’t even keep their Portlands straight.

  • Domo

    He carried a laptop around in a baby stroller.

    He don’t have time for bicycles.

  • RiverboatGrambler

    It’s been a shitshow from the start. The sexist backlash was there from the beginning, the legitimate concerns about the quality of the film were there since the trailer, and round and round it goes.

  • RLMkeepitup

    you’re always tricking us consumers but we love you for it!

  • Charon

    Looks like I’ve found a good use for that AMC Theaters gift card I’ve had sitting around for a year or so!

  • RLMkeepitup

    yep, them girlbusters can’t catch no ghosts and Rich ain’t impressed at all. he’s experienced in the field

  • Inspector Spacetime

    Well, because it’s more of a trumpesque thing to absolutely ban differing opinions from one’s life on the basis of one encounter. They’ve put in many years of doing an excellent job. I don’t always agree with their take, but it’s rare to see them sail right past their gender-bias blind spot so blithely.

  • The Elegant Flaw Filial

    The dude at the AV Club who defended to ‘Star Wars’ prequels and lambasted the Plinkett reviews gave this movie a decent rating and that, of course, speaks to the film’s incredibly high quality.
    And also, guys, what the hell was up with all the soft sexism in this review?
    I like my sexism like Mike likes his liquor– HARD!

  • jmt

    Wait. One. Minute.

    A studio that insults the natural fanbase of a property doesn’t make a good movie about that property?

    Who could predict?

    Anyway, I’ve noticed Sony too. I wonder if the people who make movies understand that any given movie is an utterly disposable element most peoples’ lives.

  • DanceOfBirther

    My trainer name is MikeJayRich.

  • Uh, The Force Awakens is kind of stupid and gimmicky (and basically just a remake of the original film). I’m surprised RLM apparently likes it so much.

  • jmt

    I am dismissing Feig’s dismissal because I don’t owe him, Sony or the actors anything.

    The purpose of a trailer is to entice people to a movie. They made shitty trailer.

    They don’t get my business because they choose to tell, “Sexism!” afterwards.

    There’s no “giving it chance.”

    If he wanted me to give his movie a chance he would have declined to insult my intelligence by claiming that not liking an objectively bad trailer is sexism.

  • Did you guys miss that the Pringles were a callback to Egon eating Cheez-Its in the original?

  • Burn_the_Witch

    Don’t want sexist criticisms? Don’t make a sexist movie.

  • TMC_Sherpa

    Would it have helped?
    I can’t see adding violence, it’s a ghostbusters movie so the violence it has is pretty cartoony. Language maybe? I personally have a pretty strict policy of if it wasn’t funny before you added fuck, saying it isn’t going to help but that’s just me. Sex? Jebus, can you imaging them adding a shower scene? The world would burn. I guess they could have Hemsworth walking around with his dick out, he did play James Hunt after all..

  • They’re not. I just tried to link to an image of Egon and Ray eating Cheez-Its (c’mon guys, the Pringles were a callback to the guys eating junk food!) but it was instantly removed.

  • ronno

    it never would have blown up if the movie didn’t turn out to actually be a piece of shit

  • lamejohn

    I wonder if their booze is tax deductible?

  • MichaelKz

    As a callback to Larry King in the first movie, the new one should have had the Larry King Omega XL fish oil infomercial playing on a TV in the background.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Who else thinks Mike likes Egon so much because he reminds him of Spock?

  • Joe333

    Mike seems like he’d probably be an angry belligerent drunk

  • Hank_Henshaw

    I always said that a new Ghosbusters would’ve had a joke comparing slime with semen, or getting slimed with a bukkake. They didn’t go that far, but they kind of implied it with the “That stuff went everywhere, by the way. In every crack, and it doesn’t wash off easely”.

    And yes, had this been a reboot with a male cast they would’ve done it too. James Franco and Seth Rogen would’ve jumped at such an opportunity.

  • MichaelKz

    Oh yeah. It’s always been the style of humor that was going to be the problem with this movie, not the gender of the cast.

  • MichaelKz

    Is there no better advertising to put here instead of that bullshit click bait above?

  • They need more diversity in their seating. They need… *turns around* A stepladder!

  • RedLetterMedia is holding my comments for review. I guess telling the anecdote about my colonoscopy was a step too far.

  • Rick Jaeger

    There was only one question in that reply, unless you were counting all my questions, in which case the total was three. So I dunno what questions you’re referring to when you say “both questions.”

  • b-

    NES Advantage controller.

  • PutresVigil

    Did he really hurt is back from that table bit? Ack. Poor guy.

    Hope he gets to feeling better.

  • trtrtr

  • Eucratides_Megas

    Why is he dressed like an asshole?

  • Eucratides_Megas

    The glowing reviews for this pile of shit from the mainstream press is kind of staggering. Like this movie they stood on the shoulders of geniuses, and uh…before you even saw it they were uh… slapping it on a plastic lunch box, hiring a hack band frozen in time since 2005 to write a hack theme song, calling us all sexists and selling it, trying to sell it!

    Sony was so preoccupied with whether they could make this movie, they never stopped to wonder if they should!

  • Mike Schwartz

    I wonder if they had to stop shooting at some point so Mike could go throw up.

  • IamSithAzagoth

    Well I’m sold! I have to try this Crystal Head Vodka

  • fred

    Goddammit now I want one of those crystal vodka skulls. Fucking sellouts.

  • Skewed_View

    The glowing reviews are most likely to annoy all those pesky sexists out there. Critics are being overly nice, or just straight up giving it a pass. They did the same thing with Trainwreck, which got fantastic reviews, because it starred a girl who didn’t fit in with the normal Hollywood notions of beauty, but the audience didn’t like it much.
    Nevermind that the movie sucked and was unfunny (Amy Schumer is very funny, but the movie is a turd), it was more important to promote it because…I don’t know, empowerment?

  • moron

    Its just so great to see Mike hating a film again. Its what HitB is all about for me. That and its clearly just something they all threw together to keep Rich Evans from committing sepuku.

  • Palpatine

    The movie can be summed up in a simple, related quote:

    “That is one big pile of shit.”

  • bleurgh

    Amy Schumer is great, but I couldn’t make it through five minutes of that movie. I don’t think equality means wrapping women in bubble wrap and throwing parades every time they make a bowel movement.

  • TheAmishDude

    You know, Hollywood complains about racism and sexism in American society, but when you dig down, it’s Hollywood that underplays female executives, refuses to cast blacks because of the overseas market and then projects that onto everyone else.

  • TheAmishDude

    It was safe but well-made and an antidote to the prequels.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    “Everyone, make sure you’re mad about the right things.”

    – Hollywood person

  • SUPERMAD

    Those Paul Feig clips…

    …guy seems like a fucking twat.

  • Mike Schwartz

    And did I just make it through a 45-minutes of Mike chugging vodka without one bad “spirits” pun?!

  • fred

    Seriously someone get me one-a them Crystal Heads fer hanukka er somethin.

  • Andrew C Eden-Balfour

    The movie was actually pretty damn good in my personal opinion, and can see why the movie got a 75% on RT. But hey it’s your opinion guys =o

  • Eucratides_Megas

    They’ll just say it was an empowering bowel movement,

    Which reminds me, the latest season of Game of Thrones had a bunch of women murdering their male relatives, and there were magazine covers and articles praising how “empowering” this portrayal of women was.

    If they made “Monster” with Charlize Theron today they’d be talking up how empowering it was to watch Aileen Wuornos murder people.

  • Ren1

    Recent movies I thought were good and have a strong female lead:
    Mad Max Fury Road
    The Witch
    Ex Machina

    Recent movies that look like shit and have a strong female lead:
    Ghostbusters

  • jhonny_appleseed

    Amy Schumer is great? She makes a career ripping jokes off of people like Louis CK, being disgusting, calling herself a whore, and then publicly ridicules a kid who idolizes her for making the same joke on Twitter? She’s a female Dane Cook at best.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    I don’t think the female robot was really the lead in Ex Machina, she was the plot device. But I wasn’t a huge fan of it. Too many leaps of faith.

    I mean, just one … the helicopter pilot doesn’t ask any questions?

  • Ren1

    Not ‘technically’ a lead but certainly more than a plot device…

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Movies have been f*cking atrocious this summer.

    The only one I got some entertainment out of was Civil War, but it’s been months and I honestly can’t remember shit about the film other than parts I didn’t like.

    Ive had my fill of fluff. I’m good. Let’s get on with Oscar season. I’m sure Leo will be cutting his own dick off in his next film.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    The most amazing thing about this movie is that it gave Scott Thompson of Kids in the Hall a chance to create that amazing Paul Feig character. But I do think sometimes he took it too far, there’s no way a douchebag like that could really exist.

  • Imesseduptheemail

    Furiosa came across as completely ineffectual and hopeless to me. She’s probably a better character than any in this movie, but I dunno if I’d call her a ‘strong female lead’.

  • Imesseduptheemail

    Because people are spamming 10s out of some mistaken impression that this terrible movie is part of some culture war and thus requires a defense force?

  • Imesseduptheemail

    There’s an unfortunately large section of pop culture that thinks you can only empower someone by bringing everybody else down.

  • Ren1

    I don’t mean ‘strong female lead’ as Jolie in Tomb Raider or Jovovich in Resident Evil, I mean a compelling character in a movie who happens to be female.

  • Imesseduptheemail

    Fair enough. Like I said above, she’s definitely way better written than anyone in this.

  • Wolvy

    Booze Brothers 2016

  • Hank_Henshaw

    A Judd Apatow-like movie would’ve had the ghostbusters witnessing their first ghost while high and having the munchies. Thank Gozer it never happened.

  • Firsty Lasty

    Mike get off your lazy hack fraud arse and Plinkett the shit out of this crap.

  • DudeWith GreatAdvice

    Pretty ballsy with the old Ghostbusters movie reference. You know, because of the giant ape………

    Couple of people tweeted that picture to Leslie Jones today and got ban hammered. I laughed way more than I should have though.

  • DudeWith GreatAdvice

    “I wonder if the people who make movies understand that any given movie is an utterly disposable element most peoples’ lives.”

    110% no. They do not get that.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    Speaking of things that suck … how much longer will it be considered a punch line for someone to say “… really?” or “…seriously?”

  • DudeWith GreatAdvice

    Muh women power. This movie will not make back the required amount of cash to even break even. $300+ Million at least needed, and no China equals it being a flop. So rest easy tonight.

  • DudeWith GreatAdvice

    “Wasn’t one of the things people liked about the original was the improvisation?”

    So maybe cast good comedic actors next time?

  • James Ridge

    The new Ghostbusters is everything the original was not.

  • DudeWith GreatAdvice

    I’m going to guess that you are sub 30 and maybe even sub 25 in age. Otherwise, the only excuse for you is that you are mentally challenged. In which case, hello special friend.

  • Drain

    And a whole bunch of retarded sexist assholes now feel like retarded sexist assholes. No surprise, the movie is complete shit, exactly as all the smart folks predicted with its wretched trailer.

  • Andrew C Eden-Balfour

    Not really. Nice try though. That only works on Metacritic, while with Rotten Tomatoes the 75% comes from the movie critics and not the audience.

  • Andrew C Eden-Balfour

    Soooo basically the new ghostbusters is basically ghostbusters 2?

  • Andrew C Eden-Balfour

    Well that is your opinion on the movie, though a majority disagrees with that viewpoint.

  • Andrew C Eden-Balfour

    Also, I kind of find it rather funny that people are gleefully bashing this movie, and yet for some reason is giving Ghostbusters 2 a pass, which was just as bad, if not worse then the new movie.

  • Joe333

    Actually they made a whole commentary track badmouthing ghostbusters 2

    But ghostbusters 2 had good characters and good individual scenes, In particular I like Egon performing psychological experiments on people in his lab

  • fred

    Loved 9/11 best movie of the year would do it again in an instant

  • Joe333

    There was 0 sexism from the fans

    What you don’t understand about the internet is if you say a bunch of sexist stuff people will reverse it and say it back to you. It’s known as ” I know you are but what am I?” Paul Feig is a sexist

  • yourdogisdead

    Seth Rogen was asked about being in Ghostbusters 3 (when it was a thing) and he said hell no, he wouldn’t want to be the one to screw up Ghostbusters.

    Funny that Seth Rogen has more sense than this crew.

  • fred

    ahhh fuckit I’ll get it MYSELF FUAJCK

  • fred

    Seems more like a cuck to me.

  • Joe333

    No
    It’s much worse than that

  • Joe333

    Actually the 75% number is an editorial position from the owners of the site

    The movie has a 6.5/10 from pro critics which is a D

  • BCFC25

    Mike is so fucking sloshed in this review its fucking awesome lol

    I must say watching you 3 hack fraud nerds tear this abomination abortion apart was just fantastic and iam glad you hacks didnt sell your souls to sony or the sjws like those other so called ‘critics’

    I saw Doug Walkers review with his fucking ass munching brother and he spent nearly 10 mins of the review hating on fanboys and to see you real nerd fanboys who like me who is also a huge nerd fanboy of ghostbusters point out why this fucking awful cash grab was such a travesty was such a joy.

    This to me was easily the most funniest HITB you fucking hacks have ever done i tip my hat to you guys and i will drink some of that crystal skull vodka you seem so eager to hawk. 🙂

  • bleurgh

    I don’t know what you’re talking about and I don’t really care. Her show has made me laugh. It’s not up there with Key and Peele but it’s pretty good.

  • tOmy`

    You know how you kill an immortal? You milk his tits.

    This was somewhat funnier in my head. And way, way sexier.

  • tOmy`

    I saw Green Room. I will see it again. And again. And again.

    Go see Green Room. And again. And again.

  • BCFC25

    No you chop off his head THEN you milk his tits!

    God didnt you watch Highlander 2? The part where he milks the guys tits at the end when he decapitated him?

  • “A corporate product that exists to sell Twinkies and Papa John’s pizzas” disguised as feminist advancement, which cynically uses feminism as a cudgel against legitimate criticisms, instead of honoring the goals of the movement, or doing anything to help women overall, instead of the individuals who stand to benefit individually from the film’s success.

    So the movie equivalent of Hillary Clinton, then.

    That’s good timing at least. I guess.

  • James Ridge

    I see this a lot: “It wasn’t shit because I liked it.” No, it was shit AND you liked it. You like shit – either because you can’t tell, or because you don’t care. And that’s fine. It’s also the reason movies are mostly shit now, because you buy tickets, so thanks for that.

  • UnhealthyNutter

    The Force Awakens is a piece of shit. I still dont get how Mike/RLM can love that film. Its awful!.

  • tOmy`

    When it comes to pure cynicism, exploitation and marketing, it truly is a masterfully done movie.

    I remember leaving the midnight premier with my friend, when we both agreed that the movie will be divisive for one reason and one reason only: If you don’t mind what are they doing, you will most likely love it. If you don’t like their approach, then there is almost no saving grace in it for you.

    Needless to say, the majority fell into the first category and hey, I don’t mind. For me it was just a boring experience. I actually tried to rewatch it couple of months back just to see it sober this time around and I didn’t even make it to the end credits.

  • tOmy`

    Yea. I saw Bay making more coherent and reasonable statements than this.

    He also makes pretty great pin up posters of Megan Fox, so there is that as well.

  • BCFC25

    As mike says its because it gave the fans what it wanted yes it was a total rip off of a new hope but then you are ripping off something you like kinda like making bootleg heroin.

    This new Ghostbusters remake flat out hates the fans and take joy in hating the fans and when the fans react they say oh its cause you hate anyone with a vagina and the liberal hipster critics fall in to line.

    Movies dont need to be Shakespeare all movies need to do is make you walk out happy even if that high is temporary and you will never see it again but that high is worth the 10 bucks or whatever it costs these days. People don’t want to spend that 10 bucks being insulted or patronized something this piece of shit does!

  • Firsty Lasty

    I cant wait to queef slime out of my vagina… oh, i’m a man… now I feel left out. Oh wait there is a LGBT character… oh she is a lesbian… I feel left out. Oh wait i’m a Ghostbusters fan…. Oh they hate Ghostbusters…. I FEEL LEFT OUT!!!!!!!!!!! I’m a feminist…. Oh this movie is setting back equality by ten years!… I feel….. over it.

  • Lloyd Hutchins

    The Star Trek Experience at the old Las Vegas Hilton had better writing than Ghost broads.

  • Joe333

    This movie proves that men are better at everything except for being secretaries and villains

  • Firsty Lasty

    Yes, a majority of fans of that shit movie. in the real world… Nope.

  • Firsty Lasty

    Please. Aggregation sites are gibberish based on paid content. You might as well use Wikipedia for a history essay.

  • Firsty Lasty

    I find it funny that no one had done that, but you had the comment ready to go and just had to post it.

  • Variant

    Damn near approaching shitfaced.

  • Variant

    Oh my god I was kind of wondering the same thing. It’s almost like just a further emphasis of an attempt to be wacky like “Hey! That was so wacky! Even our character is baffled! I’ll bet you’re laughing right about now ;)” BARF. It’s like when a comic stops in the middle of his set to ineffectively go – “so you all got that right? You heard what I just said? Cool all right”. Extended reactions to things that are supposed to be funny are for sitcoms.

  • hurrayforamerica

    I found this review deeply misogynist and offensive. How dare you criticise the movie just because it stars four cockless udder-people?

  • hurrayforamerica

    Surely all heroin is ‘bootleg’?

  • Domo

    Heh. “People.”

    Hahahahahahaha!

  • Boldizar

    I have heard he was a complete dick on set during Groundhogs day though. He is a strange dude. I really want to see St. Vincent.

  • Boldizar

    Then he agreed to a sequel, so yea.

  • Boldizar

    The go to a thrift shop and buy cheap VCR and watch the damn thing first.

  • Boldizar

    Exactly, “there might be something here to get high–milk money off of!”

  • maninahat

    Well I guess what he should have said in that case is “This movie is facing an unprecedented amount of backlash from sexists, except for jmt and this exhaustive list of other commentors who didn’t like the movie for other reasons, which I am now going to detail at length to be fair to all those people, even though it takes me a million miles away from my general point about how ridiculous the response to this movie is…”

  • Boldizar

    They reference the old movie because they are both “Ghostbusters” and the old one worked and was actually good. Here is why, here is why the new one doesn’t, etc… etc…

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    Humour is subjective, except in this case. The thing with remakes is you need to pay respect to what has come before, but also you have to be able to do it better. When John Carpenter took The Thing From Another World and remade it, it was a very different movie and pretty much the go-to for good remakes.

    When some asshole took Total Recall and remade it, he ruined everything people loved about the original film. It took itself too seriously, and it had no laughs and none of the over the top action. It just sucked.

    Ghostbusters 2016 is Total Recall, Robocop etc all over again, but unlike those films, this has politically correct white knights who are more interested in attacking the people criticising the film than the criticisims. In this age of Feminazis and ‘everything left is good’ mentality, this film has become a champion for the anti-patriarchy cause, rather than just another shitty remake.

  • Quantum

    The Fly is another great example.
    Cronenberg took the concept and ran with it.
    The movie stands on its own, not on the shoulders of the original.

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    I thought about mentioning that, but everyone just thinks of The Thing. Fly is fantastic tho, I hope they do a Re:view on it.

  • Subtle Die Hard reference there guys

  • Quantum

    I’d watch that right now.
    Actually, i’d really like a Re:view about any one of these two.
    We can hope 🙂

  • marko112kg

    They did the Ghost Bros thing on Supernatural.

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    Someone said on the Halloween Commentary, I think it was Rich? hadn’t seen The Thing

  • Quantum

    Coincidentally enough, i went to sleep last night while listening to the Halloween commentary.
    I don’t think i got there, was pretty sleepy but…

    What is Rich waiting for??

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    I have no idea, whoever it was talking about it, (I have all the RLM commentaries, so they kinda blur together) said they’ll get around to it, they just hadn’t seen it. There’s actually a lot of films they discuss that one of them hasn’t seen.

  • Firsty Lasty

    Humans are so spiciest.

  • Quantum

    Yeah, can relate to that.
    Same goes for the Plinkett commentaries.
    I fell some people are missing out some Plinkett gold just sticking to the reviews.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    “It’s a corporate product created to sell Twinkies TM” – Susan.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Speaking of The Thing. I’d be interested in hearing thoughts about the 2011 prequel if anyone else has seen it.

    Personally I don’t think it let the movie breathe enough and was too eager to get from one gore scene to the next. It needed some pacing to let what was happening to them really sink in and take advantage of the mistrust between the characters who may not be who they think they are. It became more of a “run away from the monster” movie. I kinda like that they found a different way to expose the alien than they did in the first one, but mostly the movie is a pale imitation and does a poor job explaining the questions raised in the first one when they found the burned outpost.

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    It’s ok, it’s a solid flick but because The Thing came first it is let down by that high bar.

  • Joe Syxpac

    I thought that too. If it was stand alone it would be good but since it’s a spin off of a better movie it suffers.

    But the monster bursting out of solid ice made me roll my eyes.

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    They did a ton of proper practical effects, like the two-faced one, but then some executive idiot made them alter a bunch of stuff digitally and yeah…. made it more schlock. Thing just wasn’t as good as the first, but it also probably wouldn’t have any legs and would have become a forgotten horror if The Thing didn’t exist.

  • Like Icare

    Well… technically the first one is a statement, but since it is wrong it might as well be considered a question.

    If nothing else, it’s more polite to say no to a question than to a statement.

  • Joe Syxpac

    What might have been fun is if they made the movie from the creature’s perspective. Trying to get alone time with different characters without getting exposed as the monster.

    Oh, wait. That was Species.

  • Dave Brown

    To fight a painting hiding in a museum covered by mood slime.

  • Dave Brown

    Oh. My. God. The Joel Coen thing was A JOKE! He didn’t really think that, he was kidding. It was his sarcastic way of deflecting the fact that he took a money gig.
    Don’t hold Nostalgia Critic’s word as gospel.

  • bleurgh

    There are so many more things than that which make the original Total Recall a great movie.

  • Bandit 1

    Watching this review is the limit of my engagement with this horsecrap. Call me what you like, Paul Feig, I’m not wasting my time and money watching an excuse for a film. Reboots, franchises… FFS Hollywood, create something new.

    Also, I had no idea before this who Paul Feig was. He seems exactly like an insufferable wanker.

  • bleurgh

    Ghosbusters 2 is a fucking disaster. I liked that creepy painting though.

  • durhay

    Same with Invasion of the Body Snatchers and the ’78 version. Just different enough.

  • bleurgh

    Unless she killed him and flew the helicopter herself.

  • Dave Brown

    Seriously? Rocketboy1313’s retarded or a Sony Marketing shill? You’re the one who sounds like your childhood meals started with paint chip appetizers and finished with paint thinner.
    He dug the movie, had a good time on a summer’s weekend watching a goofy comedy. That’s about it.
    Relax, if you spend too much time on this movie, another thing you liked from your childhood might get raped under your nose.

  • Dave Brown

    The assholes who harassed Rolfe for basically nothing are shit bags, BUT, I too recall when this was announced, final director and all female cast, and there was a backlash and it was mostly about an all female cast. Sorry, those are facts.
    The majority not liking it because it’s all female, may be a stretch, but lets stay in reality and not white wash history here either.
    I found the movie above average, disposable. Nothing special, but fun while it was on. Humour is subjective and 60% of the humor in this worked for me. No high praise, but no high vitriol either.
    If the assholes who started railing against this from the outset because of the female cast, before one inch of film was shown, didn’t exist the defense you’re cooking up, which is mostly true, would be easier to swallow, but pretending that it wasn’t there from jump street is a lie. It was there and it was nasty. It fueled the conversation to go away from the quality of the movie and to something political.

    Good job internet.

  • Chuck Afterburner

    I still think Slimer should have ate out Melissa McCarthy ending the scene with her comedically gushing and have Slimer look at the camera and go “SHE slimed me!”

  • Dave Brown

    Oh boy…did you mean to cut off your nose to spite your face? You made Rocketboy1313’s boy for him. In great length too!!!!!!

  • MrFahrenheit2k

    I was looking forward to Chris Hemsworth’s character. I thought it’s a neat idea to make a sassy wisecracking secretary out of him, because it goes against his type. Then when he drew cartoon boobs, all that left from my hopes for this movie was completely shattered.

  • Mark Bisone

    Especially when you eat them with Carolina reapers.

  • bleurgh

    He did say that though. They even quoted him in the review. He says ‘I’m sure some people DID dislike the trailer’. I take that to mean that if you didn’t like the direction they were going with it for other reasons then fine.

  • No I’m 31. And don’t insult people’s intelligence because they disagree with you on a movie.

    I read a bunch of the comments and I am guessing I differ from most people in that I like the premise of ghostbusters more than I like the actors/performances of the original cast. So I am more comfortable seeing new people doing it and don’t feel the need to compare the two constantly. (I imagine I got this attitude from watching the cartoons, “Real Ghostbusters” “Filmation’s Ghostbusters” and “Extreme Ghostbusters”.

    Good is not quantifiable, and different people like different things.

  • Mark Bisone

    Saw “The Shallows” yesterday. For about nine seconds I considered sneaking into the Ghostbusters theater afterward, just to see what’s what.

    But then the world turned into a monochromatic After Effects filter, and an eerie, rasping voice whispered the word “AIDS” into my ear. So I went home and jacked off to German scat porn instead.

  • brutal_sushi

    Damn Paul Feig is one sharp dressed mother fucker!

  • Mark Bisone

    For the record, I found “The Shallows” to be mostly dull and mediocre… up until the final ten minutes. That’s when makes the sharpest, most sudden turn into pure, enjoyable, laugh-out-loud schlock that I’ve ever seen. The film’s climactic moment was straight out of a Tex Avery cartoon.

  • If you want to watch grown-ups act like children just join twitter I guess.

  • timmy

    Yes, I’m sure you don’t deserve criticism. At all. Ever.

    Bye

  • Mark Bisone

    The worst part about this latest wave of remakes is that they are targeting some of the most creative films of the 80’s. Ghostbusters and Robocop were both out-there concepts that would have been forgettable trash if left in a different set of hands, or if the stars had not aligned in a very particular pattern. Big Trouble in Little China was a similar lightning-in-a-bottle film, and they are taking a hatchet to that one next.

  • Chomiq

    Die Hard and David Carradine – well played, well played indeed.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub
    Yo da dub dub
    Ski-bi dibby dib yo da dub dub
    Yo da dub dub
    (I’m the Scatman)

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Nice rebuttal.

    Hello

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Follow me: @TacoTacoTaco

    I try to act like I’m 15 on there. It’s great.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Sometime sex matters, sometimes it doesn’t. Here I argue that their sex matters in relation to their job type because in reality, if there were 100 Ghostbusters, 1 or 2 might be female. I then argued this can be mitigated by having the previews be entertaining, promising, and above-all funny, but they weren’t so then it leaves a bad taste in people’s mouth as if the politics of the movie is somehow more important than the quality of the movie.

  • Mike Magnum

    Talking about Force Awakens. I don’t really hate Ray. Im not annoyed by her. But i really don’t give a shit about her either. I mean even tho Finn is a coward for no apparent reason. I was still more invested in his story than hers. I think that even tho people complain that Luke was whinny in A New Hope. I think he was a better written protagonist.

  • Malevolence

    Story should have been Rich’s ghost possessing his own dead body

  • Hank_Henshaw

    So, can anyone that has seen the movie confirm or deny that there’s a scene with a talking pizza roll toward the end?

  • Robotpals

    The catharsis from the reveal inspired as much laughter as the comedy. And Jay busted up.

  • frankelee

    So if I’m reading this right, the main takeaway is this is a really ironic movie to commit date rape after seeing?

  • OMNI

    One of the best HITB yet. Mike is back to form and from what I can see. Independence Day Regurgance is like a masterpiece compared to the “New” Ghostbusters.
    I watched Ghostbusters (1984) last night and it is truly a classic.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I thought you wrote “black chink” and was confused.

  • OMNI

    Well, he actually had to LEARN the force as opposed to Rey who just “could do this”.

  • OMNI

    He’s a well dressed bullshitter.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Toxic is such a toxic word.

  • OMNI

    It (The Thing 2011)was a near perfect sequel that I enjoyed very much. That is a movie that respected the source material. It is also an excellent remake of the 1950 movie.
    It’s worth a watch.

  • OMNI

    On both.

  • Ichneumon Jones

    What’s interesting about Carpenter’s “The Thing” (1982) is that although it was a big departure from the 1951 Howard Hawks film, it was actually very close to the original source material (John W. Campbell, Jr.’s 1938 novella “Who Goes There?”).

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    “it had no choice in being unoriginal, because it had to connect people back to the well-respected trilogy of the saga”

    Arguments like this are unimaginative and lazy. There are many, many ways to tell a Star Wars story and connect it back to the original series without being unoriginal.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Damn good visual joke.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Too much of a Mary Sue. I prefer a whiny kid who has to overcome his self-doubt to save the day than someone who already starts off as a bad-ass who goes around beating people up and then later gets even better at beating people up.

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    this.

  • jmt

    We’ll have to disagree on what’s the best public reaction to feeling aggrieved by YouTube comments and ratings in the midst of selling a 150 million dollar comedy.

    I propose there’s evidence that insulting your audience is not smart even if it’s what the modern Theory of Cis-Male Normative Hermeneutics of the Patriarchy suggests.

  • Shabba

    But Egon didn’t punch the shit out of people in the two previous Ghostbusters movies.

  • Robotpals

    Bill Murray in the movies, Lorenzo Music in the cartoons. Did they have gentleman’s agreement?

  • RiverboatGrambler

    Watch out! Feminazis gonna getcha!

  • MichaelKz

    Independence Day: Resurgence is a direct to video sequel that somehow got a large budget and a theatrical release. Ghostbusters 2016 is an okay remake that could have used a different director to make it better.

  • MichaelKz

    There was not, although the villain could easily be Plinkett as a young man.

  • StepLo

    Milwaukee Stoklasa and the Drinking of the Crystal Skull

  • OMNI

    A different everything.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    S T A L K E R

  • MichaelKz

    Not really. The style of humor used is the only real problem, with things like story structure and pacing suffering in order to accommodate that humor.

  • MichaelKz

    Milwaukee Stoklasa and the Emergent Alcoholism of Doom.

  • Paulus Decimus Meridius

    The way this guy Rich appeared almost killed me with laughter, it’s like he’s there to fuck with your show.

  • Rick Jaeger

    “Since it is wrong, it might as well be considered a question.”

    No, that’s not really how the language works. Pretending that a statement’s a question doesn’t make it one.

  • OMNI

    I feel sorry for Wiig in this movie. She looks so sad and unhappy in all of the scenes and photos I saw.

  • alex doucet

    what a drunken whore show!

  • Brian Levine

    The original is perfectly umderplayed. They’re not trying to prove that they’re funny.

    Louis: “Who are you?”
    Ray (proudly) : “We’re the Ghostbusters.”
    Louis: “Who does your taxes?”

  • Brian Levine

    You mean it wasn’t?

  • Brian Levine

    The Force runs strong in her family. Her grandfather had it. Her father has it. As for Luke learning to use it, they cut the Beggar’s Canyon race where you get the idea that Luke has something special.

  • Mr. Pedantic

    And how much longer will it be considered badass to say “Let’s do this!”
    Pretty sure they said that twice.

  • Mark Bisone

    In a comedy film, the “style of humor” being the only problem sounds like a pretty big problem.

  • tOmy`

    Yes. This.

    After rewatching Plinkett reviews and listening to Mike gushing all over Luke’s arc throughout the original movies, I am kinda baffled he gave Rey a pass. We basically grew up with Luke. We didn’t grow up with Rey. She grew up somewhere offscreen, or maybe in that hilaaaaaarious smuggling subplot that I suspect Disney found lying on the cutting room floor of Guardians of Galaxy.

    She is a poorly written character. Not that I hate her, but she deserved better.

  • tOmy`

    Red Letter Media and Writers of the Lost Story Arc

  • RedLetterMediumsDotCorn

    Oh noooo! #EXPOSED

  • tOmy`

    This kinda bothered me, but I am gonna be honest: Her Force using scenes were one of the highlights of the movie for me.

  • Peter Gorman

    Luke was a Mary Sue too. Ace pilot (somehow).

  • Andy James

    I had to look that up to make sure it wasn’t a joke, because holy shit, that’s a terrible idea. The Clooney movie gets by on charm and sheen for the most part, but the sequels didn’t work at all, and is there some demand of which I’m unaware for a remake of a mediocre caper movie? At least Ghostbusters is an easily marketable property if you don’t make a god-awful movie.

  • Like Icare

    Fine. You’re wrong. And no. There. Now you can rest easy.

  • Peter Gorman

    You forgot the ghost blowjob part.

  • Mr. Pedantic

    The theory that half the script was improvised makes sense. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I remember one character made a Patrick Swayze joke, saying that the ghosts aren’t expected to look like Swayze and help you with pottery.
    Then Melissa McCarthy makes the same joke, and goes on a whole riff on Patrick Swayze movies, from Dirty Dancing to Road House. First of all, I didn’t find it funny (yeah, we remember those movies too…), and I’m also thinking, that other guy just made the same joke! It’s like they kept it in the movie just because it was improvised.

  • Andy James

    Based on everything I’ve seen of Feig’s (Bridesmaids), that’s pretty much his standard brand of comedy. I hate it, but a lot of people either really like it or really want to like it.

  • Sequester Zone

    Star Trek reboot comes out. Redletter Media says: “We were going to get something like this eventually and for what it was it isn’t that bad.”

    Ghostbusters reboot comes out. “Its an unwatchable piece of crap that isn’t like the original and its not funny because of the style of humor even though it is in the same style of humor of films Jay liked in the past.” (Other Paul Feig movies.)

    I kind of find it disturbing that Jay makes a point of telling people “Its okay not to like this movie and not wanting to see it.” That is kind of a sky is blue observation. It is okay to like things and not like things to your personal taste, duh. They didn’t feel the need to say something like this in their Batman V Superman review and the divisiveness over that film was just as amped up before it was even released because of how Man of Steel divided people. There were people talking nonstop about how Batman V Superman was going to suck before they even saw it and other people calling those people “haters” before they even saw the movie they said was going to be great.

    How I took Jay’s statement, “It is okay to hate this movie no matter what your reasons are and even if you don’t see it.” That is how a good portion of the internet is going to take that little disclaimer even if he didn’t mean it that way.

    I always appreciate RedletterMedia’s evenhandedness and not being afraid of having contrary opinions. However, their apathy toward anybody taking anything remotely seriously about media’s effects on culture can be wearing sometimes.

  • Izzy Lichi

    call the mix The Sliming Saucer!

    works on multiple levels, because you will get sauced, and getting slimed is a thing in ghost busters.

    and 3rdly, it sounds like flying saucer, because ALIENS

  • Joelist

    Exactly. They noted the plot largely following the original Star Wars but noted that it was well made, and corrected almost every thing the prequels did wrong (even down to the lifeless lightsaber fights in the prequels versus the intense ones in TFA).

  • studly

    ok now explain why fart and poop jokes are funny

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    My favorite point made in the review is Jay’s “Hey idiots, look at what you spent months fighting over.”

    Yep.

    Another lame, corporate product, sold to audiences as some sort of flag to carry and attach personal self worth to.

    To quote a great man, “You’re being played by Hollywood snake oil salesmen.”

  • OMNI

    Yeah fuck that Rich guy…

  • OMNI

    I know this (IF Rey is Luke’s daughter) but force users still have to be trained ALL of their life and give great sacrifices to be proficient in the force.

  • Greg Brown

    Their “apathy” about people taking media’s effects on culture “seriously” is exactly why I watch their shit. It’s about the movies period – whether they like them or not and who gives a rat’s ass in the long run anyway. I’m friggin tired of all the SJW bullshit – esp. concerning this pile of corporate twinkie shit that Sony realized they couldn’t make money on unless they started shaming fanboys and men in general into watching it. That’s exactly why Jay said “it’s ok to not like it” – cause feminist have been shaming people into feeling like they are misogynists when they aren’t. They just don’t like this turd.

  • Jonny Edworthy

    I just found out that this film was directed by Mr Pool from Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

    Now it all makes sense.

  • fred

    So I got around to seeing Friday. Well, some of Friday…like 5 minutes.

  • Michael Williams

    A Mary sue is a character from the beginning that it not challenged by the Narrative. Luke Countless times got his ass kicked, was saved, and helped by his friends. His one moment of triumph in the first film was blowing up the star, but he couldn’t that without Han saving his candy ass. Rey every turn she dominates and dominates I think she gets one moment of weakness and that is it.

  • Jerome Gorden

    Ahhh damn..the Star Wars nerd in me must respond….

    If I remember correctly, Obi-wan mentions that Luke`s father was a great pilot, and that Luke had become “quite a pilot himself”. This means that Luke was working on his piloting skills throughout his childhood. Even when he attacks the Death Star, Luke makes rooky mistakes like getting too close to the target. It was the fact that Luke was such an innocent, inexperienced kid that made his victory so compelling.

    If Luke had magically navigated the asteroid field instead of Han Solo, then he would have been like Ray.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Who said anything about hate?

    He said “It’s okay to not like it, or not want to see it.”

    And he’s right. It’s forgettable, commercial bullshit.

  • Brian Levine

    Luke trained with Yoda for a couple of weeks. Don’t fall for prequel crap.

  • Brian Levine

    Akroyd probably believes that really happens.

  • Brian Levine

    From the Seth McFarland school of comedy writing.

  • RiverDevil

    @Brian Levine agreed. I haven’t seen TFA so am not speaking as to whether Rey’s abilities there were properly set-up. But the notion you have to spend a lifetime of official jedi “training” (which we never actually see what it entails, other than playing with baby lightsabers) is prequel (or EU) garbage. From the OT, you get the sense that mastering the force isn’t about putting X amounts of hours in, it’s about reaching a certain state of mind and coming to a new understanding of the world, which is independent of the time spent training. Witness how Yoda says Luke doesn’t need anymore training in ROTJ, even though Luke hasn’t undergone any additional training since leaving dagobah in Empire, at which time his training was said to not be complete

  • lucid_flux

    China obviously is trying to protect it’s people from feminism, the whole ghost thing is just a cover.

  • tOmy`

    Be glad it wasn’t directed by N. Night Shambalangamba.

    “And in the end, we will reveal they were men all along!”

  • lucid_flux

    Money is wasted on the stupid.

  • lucid_flux

    Aren’t you excited for the Blade Runner remake!?

  • OMNI

    Also it took 3 movies for Luke to become a Jedi, making a terrible sacrifice to achieve Jedi mastery.

  • OMNI

    He STILL fails. He wasn’t properly trained so his life was a tortured mess.

  • Mark Bisone

    Redletter media is having an effect on culture as well. And that effect is wearing a tuxedo made of hipster skins.

  • tOmy`

    I think we haven’t yet discover the emotion I am feeling about Blade Runner remake.

    But it is one of those that make your eye twitch as you are browsing the eBay for the cheapest chainsaw.

  • OMNI

    It puts the fucking lotion in the fucking basket….

  • RLMkeepitup

    precious!?

  • CarSVernon

    they are not evenhanded. never were. and they had particular gusto taking this down.

  • fred

    the movie doesn’t take place in the 1870s

  • LameSame

    Well, yeah, but it’s such a little statement. And we’re living in a world where a lot of people have been implying it’s NOT okay to dislike the new Ghostbusters. It’s not like his comment was out of left field or without context… it’s a direct answer to a stupid question that’s been floating around the internet. It’s not some sort of RLM invention.

  • LameSame

    It’s based on personal experience

  • LameSame

    Just stop drinking so heavily on Thursday and you’ll get around to seeing a whole Friday sometime

  • LameSame

    That’d be a pretty awesome twist, actually

  • fred

    But this Dan Aykroyd booze is so smooth

  • fred

    What a twist.

  • OMNI

    Yeah then he got his ass handed to him and then his hand was chopped off.
    Yoda and were like “Stay and finish your training”

  • Hank_Henshaw

    You might think you are joking, but in the book, “Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History” there’s this quote by Mr. Aykroyd:

    “The ghost in the fort -the seduction ghost- in paranormal research that’s a common thing, ghosts doing sexual things to people. I have a friend who had three women visit him in a haunted house in Louisiana, and it was one of the greatest nights of his life.”

    I kid you not.

  • CarSVernon

    the “i’d rather have a new franchise” thing is just not sinking in for some people. you cant have a new franchise when new content barely makes any money out of one film, let alone getting a sequel.

  • Question: Why don’t we go 9/11 on Sony Pictures? I mean, make the world a better place.

  • Adzl33t

    Is there a point for a product that alienate it’s original audience and unfamiliar with new audiences, yet coasting on just a name people vaguely remembers, like Jem

  • mister man

    What am I, made of money?

  • OMNI

    I just ordered a bottle. Can’t wait!

    I love Dan Aykroyd

  • Percy Gryce

    At least Paul Feig has good taste in clothes.

    Edit: Shit, I just tried to post a link to a Wall Street Journal article–not, repeat, not a dick pic–about Paul Feig’s good taste in clothes. Man, I do miss the good ol’ days of RLM.

  • Percy Gryce

    But in a nice suit.

  • Percy Gryce

    Seems more like a cuck to me.

    Is this the first use of “cuck” in the political context here on RLM?

    Generally here we try to keep our politics in our pockets.

    But in this case, I’ll allow it.

  • Percy Gryce

    Hey, if Lady Ghostbusters kills Samoan Trouble in Little China, then it will be the best movie of the year.

  • Percy Gryce

    You know what I liked about this HITB? All the stage business and monkey shines–the Nazi Death’s Head vodka, the KKKool Aid, the Electro-Voice Phenomena and night-vision lens. Were they actually talking about a movie? Because there was so much going on in every frame that I didn’t even notice.

  • fred

    Don’t even need Dr. Pepper to wash it down.

  • Percy Gryce

    Sounds like a (p)review of Rogue One.

  • Mark Bisone

    Here you go, you lovable dandy.

  • fred

    daaah dah dah DAAH — DAAH DUUH duuh — daaah dah dah DAAH —

    NIEN ELEVEN !!

  • Percy Gryce

    Thank you. Why do html a tags work and not a naked link?

    And why am I still in the office?

    And why are we not drinking whiskey sours?

  • Percy Gryce

    “should have eaten

    I can’t upvote your failure to decline “eat” properly.

  • Mark Bisone

    1. A wizard did it.

    2. A litigious society.

    3. Too many carbs?

  • Percy Gryce

    Only slightly less of a big problem than forgetting to put film in the camera.

  • Percy Gryce

    Damn, I had to have you spell that out for me. But I guess that’s what these comments are for. They’re a goram public service.

    The More You Know!
    ━━━☆

  • Percy Gryce

    He practiced in a T-16, if I remember correctly, and could bulls-eye womp rats from it.

  • Firsty Lasty

    We keep the spirit alive in the other place.

  • Firsty Lasty

    Oh and all your links get removed on this end.

  • CarSVernon

    “you people”.

  • CarSVernon

    you forgot the part about nostalgia. the thing that turns garbage like Hook into “classics”. No surprise how wonderful Ghostbusters looks considering some other stuff that people saw as kids.

  • OMNI

    Well, you know every frame is so dense…

  • OMNI

    I’m still going to make slimers with some of it.

  • When did Melissa McCarthy turn into a more annoying version of Pam Poovey from TV’s Archer, anyway??

  • infernocanuck

    When she was told to act that way. ><

  • It’s alt history sci-fi.

  • Mr. Pedantic

    Because reference!

  • Yeup. And it will either do nothing for women, or harm them, ultimately.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Fantastic 4 was a setback for the idea of casting minorities in traditionally white roles, after all, even though I’m sure everybody involved meant well enough, and that particular aspect of it probably had absolutely nothing to with what was bad about it.

  • Adam Baldwin

    Given all the racist comments that Leslie Jones has been subjected to for no good reason, I think it’s in poor taste to bring up the Ghost Busters show with the gorilla (considering a bunch of mouth breathers brought it up in comparison to her), although I doubt you’re implying the same thing based on your past material. But it nevertheless plays poorly, so it’s unfortunate that it made it into the episode. I’m not complaining, I’m just saying you may want to be more careful in your joke selection next time. Maybe edit it out of this episode for clarity.

  • OMNI

    No one gives a fuck.

  • Adam Baldwin

    Obviously at least one person (me) gives a fuck. You fucking idiot.

  • OMNI

    For a good time, read the people reviews on IMDB, classic.
    I finally got the Ghosbusters ATARI game. Through my searches I’ve heard that it’s the actual 3rd part to the mythos.

  • OMNI

    I meant everyone else but you schmuck.

  • Adam Baldwin

    Oh. In that case, you suck at English. Try harder next time.

    For instance, your comment should have said “…but you, schmuck.” Basic punctuation.

  • OMNI

    I love Pam Poovey. I didn’t like her year on crack though.

  • Adam Baldwin

    I’m just gonna preempt you right now: you’re a fucking moron.

  • MichaelKz

    Oh, so you think black people look like gorillas. For shame!

  • OMNI

    The 1975 Ghost Busters has good reviews and was classic 70’s sat morning TV. We owe that show for the 1984 Ghostbusters.
    It was a mild controversy back then (in 1984) about the rights to use the name. We just didn’t have the intertubez then so no one could make a big deal out of it.

  • Mark Bisone

    Waitaminute… I thought you were the libertarian Baldwin from Firefly, not the one constantly telling every sane person to shut up.

    Also: this.

  • OMNI

    Thanks for the pre-emption. Now please look up the definition of Moron.

  • Adam Baldwin

    It’s preemption. Another fail. And I see a picture of your dumb face in the dictionary here.

  • OMNI

    Oy Vey!

  • Adam Baldwin

    I have no idea what you’re talking about. I don’t watch Firefly, nor do I use Twitter.

    You do realize that random people sometimes have the same name as celebrities, right?

  • Adam Baldwin

    You get an ‘A’ for meeting every expectation!

  • Mark Bisone

    So, you mean there’s another Leslie Jones accidentally DM’ing about Paul Feig’s planted racist tweets? Small world.

  • Adam Baldwin

    When did I mention Feig? Oh, I didn’t.

    Maybe after fourth grade you’ll learn how to read with comprehension.

  • jmt

    Oh good someone is offended by an innocent act that intended no offense.

    I was worried I had left the internet.

    Here is a picture of the rat’s ass the world has to give about your sense of grievance: *

    You will only be given the picture.

  • Mark Bisone

    Okay, you’re definitely not the guy from “My Giant.”

  • Adam Baldwin

    I wasn’t offended at all. Try reading again. Hopefully this time you’ll remember some words.

  • Adam Baldwin

    I have no idea what you’re talking about. Again. I think you think too highly of yourself.

  • MichaelKz

    Is that real? All that racist shitstorm yesterday was staged?

  • Mark Bisone

    I don’t see where you’ve made that claim before, Adam. “Again” is a word with a particular meaning. I learned that in my reading comprehension drills.

  • Estillum Ⓐ

    That’s a bit of a stretch, I don’t think anyone but you is going to make that comparison. It’s a another thing called Ghostbusters for fuck sake the fact that it has a gorilla in it is irreverent to everybody but the needlessly hyper-conscious.

  • Mark Bisone

    Nearly every racist shitstorm every day is staged. Welcome to 2016, time traveler!

  • Adam Baldwin

    Seriously? It’s two replies above my last one. “I have no idea what you’re talking about. I don’t watch Firefly…” etc. Fuck, you really suck at reading.

  • Adam Baldwin

    The problem is exactly that: plenty of people have made that comparison. And it’s fucked up.

  • Mark Bisone

    You constantly have no idea what anyone is talking about, yet you have access to the Internet (i.e. the Library of Alexandria x 1,000,000,000). You really suck at everything.

  • Adam Baldwin

    I’m sorry, but you’re just not nearly as good at this as I am.

  • Mark Bisone

    At sucking? True.

  • Adam Baldwin

    Yup, that’s it. You’re absolutely right. Dead on. You got it!

  • Mark Bisone

    Admitting you have a problem is the first step.

  • Adam Baldwin

    Who said anything about a problem? Try to follow the conversation, please.

  • Mark Bisone

    Conversation? I thought we were just comparing cocks?

  • Adam Baldwin

    Of course you did. Because you can’t fucking read.

  • Mark Bisone

    And you can’t click links, deary.

    THIS IS A LINK (AGAIN), YOU DUMMY

    Now take your pills and go to sleep. Your idols should have it all cleaned up by the morning.

  • Adam Baldwin

    Uh, you sure as fuck can’t post links properly, so of course I’m not going to click some half-assed bullshit. Why do you think I’d even click a link you posted anyway? You’re a half-wit dumbfuck who can’t be bothered to comprehend the posts he’s responding to. Jesus Christ, I’ve wasted way too much time replying to you. You’re boring. I’m done.

    Go get a job and maybe someday you’ll move out of your parents’ basement.

  • Adam Baldwin

    I’m always disappointed when I realize stuff I like attracts morons like you.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    It isn’t a great game, but it is fun enough. The worst part is that it is too linear, you are on a rail most of the time. The ghost wrangling mechanic is so fun though that, for me at least, it never got old. Plus, the game does a good job of making you feel like you are spending time with Winston, Egon, Peter and Ray. Their banter is never quite as good as in the first movie, but it is amusing more often than not.

    Another thing I wish it were different is Peter Venkman. His “energy” is that of the older version of Bill Murray (which makes sense as it was voiced by the older version of Bill Murray), and that’s not ideal for Venkman.

  • Mark Bisone

    You mean anal play? Because I only like to watch.

  • Adam Baldwin

    Yeah, I imagine you don’t get much sex. Or any.

  • Mark Bisone

    For the record, I’m one of the only people here who CAN post links, of any kind.

    Go ahead and try. I dare you.

  • Adam Baldwin

    I’ll get right on that, boring asshole.

  • OMNI

    $10.00 on STEAM, $15.00 on XBOXLive. I went with STEAM.

  • Mark Bisone

    How often do you imagine it? Are you imagining it right now? Does it get you hot?

  • Adam Baldwin

    Wow, that’s the best you’ve got?

  • Mark Bisone

    That depends… how much money do you want to spend?

  • Adam Baldwin

    Oh my god, do you even realize how dumb you sound? I’m going to bed now.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Idiots have been making the links to Tracy the gorilla since Leslie Jones was added to the cast. It is unfortunate, because there were many things to criticize about a new Ghostbusters movie, but morons focused on sexist and racist observations, giving munition to Sony and Feig to blame any and all negative reaction to the new Ghostbusters on bigotry.

    That being said, I don’t think that’s the case in this particular situation. They spent a good chunk of the actual review to state that, out of everyone involved, Leslie Jones is the one that comes out looking the best.

  • Mark Bisone

    Want some company, sailor?

  • Adam Baldwin

    Right, and I agree, and they’re clearly not making that joke. But why bring it up? I just don’t see how it fits into the review of the movie. And given the negative comments, it seems weird to me that they would throw that in. Again, I don’t think they’re actually making the link there, I just think it’s awkward and doesn’t really fit.

    They could have even thrown it in there in the context of the show by better setting it up, but they just threw it out there randomly, so it doesn’t fit. I just don’t understand why they mentioned it.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    I saw it as to showcase how horrible the Fallout Boy/Missy Elliot cover of the theme song is. Maybe?

  • Mark Bisone

    Well shiiiiiit. Apparently I was better at this than him.

    I’ll be here all week, ladies and germs. Try the veal!

    *enters basement*

  • Hank_Henshaw

    I bought the PC one back in 2009. Good times.

  • Quantum

    He’s in bed sucking my dick.
    Wanna come later?

    Get it? “Come later”?

  • Adam Baldwin

    Yay! Fake victory!

  • Mark Bisone

    Sounds like it’s already pretty crowded in there, what with you, him and his moral indignation.

  • Mike Schwartz

    Replaying it now, instead of going out to the theater. It’s got a bit of a learning curve and it’s pretty short, but I found their take on ghost-wrangling to be really, really fun. Don’t expect too much from the comedy, however, beyond a few scattered zingers.

  • Quantum

    You’re missing out!
    His language fixation taught him wonderful tongue twisters.

  • Adam Baldwin

    Is that a sentence?

  • Quantum

    See?

  • Adam Baldwin

    Is that a question?

  • Mark Bisone

    It is it too easy.

  • Quantum

    Hook, line… et al.
    Still fun, though.

  • Adam Baldwin

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!! You’re one to talk!!!!

  • Mike Schwartz

    I was actually eating Pringles ™ when I watched this. True story.

  • Mark Bisone

    Will it is it become boring though? Shibboleths are fun, but he doesn’t get them.

    Actually, it’s boring in general now. I take back everything I ever said about the speed blur of posts over the last few years. It was annoying, but it kept the shitheels away.

  • Rick Jaeger

    I’m not sure I can.

    See, now, when you reply to a joke that has nothing to do with Phenomenon with John Travolta with a long, detailed reference to Phenomenon with John Travolta, and then respond to a copy of the first joke, attempting to merely substitute the reference of Phenomenon with John Travolta for the first object, with further expounding on Phenomenon with John Travolta…

    … you can see how it would seem to some reasonable person that you really wanted to talk about Phenomenon with John Travolta. Now, wanting to talk about Phenomenon with John Travolta is nothing special, but you seem defensive about the idea that you strongly want to talk about Phenomenon with John Travolta, after making two extended comments about Phenomenon with John Travolta.

    The original, repeated, in-depth references to Phenomenon with John Travolta and the subsequent denial of wanting to talk about Phenomenon with John Travolta both lead me to suspect that you are or were obsessed with Phenomenon with John Travolta, since people are often touchy about their obsessions when others point them out, especially when it involves Phenomenon with John Travolta.

    Of course if you are obsessed with Phenomenon with John Travolta, you can admit it. If it’s because of Aspergers, that’s fine too. Nobody will hate you for it. And if you are obsessed with Phenomenon with John Travolta, you can learn not to bring up Phenomenon with John Travolta in contexts where it makes no sense, because it is confusing for other people who were not really talking about Phenomenon with John Travolta before that, and especially for people who don’t know, care, or want to talk about Phenomenon with John Travolta that much anyway.

  • Adam Baldwin

    I didn’t get that, but I’m watching the video again. I’ll keep that in mind.

  • Mark Bisone

    Please remember to remind us all what to think about it, and which jokes we should edit or delete.

  • Domo

    He’s telling you that you’re getting angry over a purposely driven publicity stunt to garner sympathy for the GB: 2016 team. Twice. Leslie Jones is trying to play the victim here for press.

    If you don’t understand twitter parlance, she got caught posting a private message publicly admitting that she was only engaging with twitter to garner victimhood status. She even mentioned how Feig could benefit, too.

  • Mark Bisone

    Maybe this sunnuvabitch IS Feig. Or Jones. Or… Aykroyd? Qui Bono, Domo?

    More likely, this movie has summoned forth demonic avatars of Walter Peck from the Netherworld, to torment (and, potentially, ticket) us in these last days.

  • Domo

    It’s the Pure Spirit company. They’re really terrible at trying to sell their Crystal Head vodka. They keep trying to make their marketing campaign about racism and sexism for some reason.

  • Swiss Army Man looks good.

  • Domo

    Y’know, if you feel bad about this Ghostbusters remake, why not watch another great film with 4 female leads and a male villain, instead?

    Heathers, the funniest movie about teen suicide to ever exist and enough funny quotes to last a lifetime.

    Share “Fuck me gently with a chainsaw” with all your friends!

  • netcrave

    Not using whatever kind of information because it could be misunderstood by someone somewhere (everything on the Internet is available to… basically all of humanity – I felt like the obvious needed to be pointed out) would make it impossible to say or do anything, because I’m sure you’d always find someone to misconstrue it.

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    I deserve heaps of criticisim, but you can’t criticise a person for having valid points about something. People are making personal attacks against people because they think differently, you can’t have an opinion without being misogynist, racist, Islamaphobic whatever tagline you can attach to a person.

    “It had no pacing” ~racist
    “The cast ad libbed too much and I found the comedy didn’t work for me” ~misogynist

    That’s what I’m referring to when I talk about critics and their enemies.

  • Mark Bisone

    Touché.

    Although I must dispute the math. By my count there was the hero Veronica plus six villains (with the possible exception of the blonde Heather, who might have just been sad and slightly dim).

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    I feel ok with the Blade Runner thing, as long as they don’t just do something stupid for the sake of it. I know Ridley will produce something visually amazing, he always does. What’s the worry is the script.

  • netcrave

    Who cares what whomever on the net is saying. What matters is if the movie is good or not. And everyone who’s honest says they didn’t laugh at the jokes. So the movie is bad. Sure it’s regrettable that there are so many assholes, but that fact still doesn’t make the movie one bit better than it is.

  • Domo

    I dare say that the red scrunchie is the root of all evil, and not the people in the movie.

    I mean they’re just teenagers trying to figure themselves out. No need to lay villainy titles on them so early in life.

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    I said “See you at the party Richter” and added a YouTube link to the scene but the comment has to be mod approved. Damn’ mods, checking my privilege

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    Total Recall original with Arnie was quite different to Phillip Dick’s novel, but it worked for a movie. The remake was close to the source material but reeked of corporate formula.

  • Leo_Silva.

    “Congratulations internet, You’ve wasted your time”
    Yep, that sums it up.

  • Mark Bisone

    I am contemplating this marvelous insight, about one of my favorite films.

    I’m also contemplating where the fuck we’ll all go to hold out, now that the zombie war seems to be starting in earnest. I say Monte Carlo, so I can bet it all on red.

  • Leo_Silva.

    Yeah.

  • Clive Davidson

    Every time I see that painting, I think “Frasier finally lost it”.

  • Domo

    I’m hanging out with Colonel Kurtz. Outside of that annoying photographer he lets linger around, Kurtz really gives great pep talks about life and shit, man.

  • Sequester Zone

    That was my point. He makes that statement but never made it in any other review.

  • Sequester Zone

    They have always been evenhanded. Mike even interrupts the other two at one point to defend something they were criticizing. Rich has even played devil’s advocate with the “Martha scene” in BvS. Being evenhanded doesn’t mean not stating your real opinion it just means trying to be as fair as possible. When they aren’t making jokes they usually take the time to try and think about what the filmmakers intended and were trying to do. That is being evenhanded by internet standards.

  • Sequester Zone

    “He ain’t responsible for manchldren who need to be told how to think and feel.”

    But that is exactly what his comment suggests. It is like he is telling them not liking the movie before they even saw it was justified. I hated Batman V Superman but I withheld judgement until I saw the movie. I saw tons of people posting comments and videos about how it was going to suck months before it came out. Just because they were right doesn’t mean that was okay. It was childish and stupid.

  • Mark Bisone

    The horror. The horror.

    Oh, my pizza rolls is ready!

  • Sequester Zone

    It isn’t just about the movies though. They talk about it. They even mention racial stereotypes in this video. Watch the Best of the Worst where they watched Supergirl and count the number of times they point out how sexist that movie is. They comment specifically on the idea of this movie being some kind of feminist statement. Then they comment on feminist statements. That wasn’t talking about the movies that was coming outside because no movie exists in a vacuum. If I watched a movie that was pro-Nazi, there would be no way I could review it without talking about that. I couldn’t just say, “It was a good movie except for the part where they it justified the killing of the Jews.”

    When they see sexism or racism in a movie they point it out and always have. However, in this video they mildly dismiss the idea that there may be a systemic issue at play. If they just didn’t want to talk about it that would be fair. But they specifically mentioned The Force Awakens and The Fast and the Furious series and implied that because those movies exist a distaff Ghostbusters is pointless. Regardless of whether you like the movie or not, I’m 50/50 on it, that is just a bad argument.

  • Sequester Zone

    Some fart and poop jokes are funny and some are not. Half in the Bag has made jokes about Plinkett farting and shitting himself. Louis CK once said, “You don’t have to be a genius to laugh at a fart but you would be an idiot not to.”

    But none of the fart and poop jokes in the new Ghostbusters were funny. There was one poop joke and one fart joke. I laughed at neither. I did laugh at the part Mike laughed at and most of the stuff with Chris Hemsworth and most of the stuff with Kate McKinnon.

  • tOmy`

    A lot of unfortunate things usually make it into episodes. Have you seen Pre-Rec?

  • Lt Hurwitz

    They weren’t saying Leslie Jones is a gorilla, they were saying that she has AAAAAAIIIIIDDDDDSSS

  • FUN FACT: women can’t make crappy comedies any better then men can.

    #9/11SonyPictures

  • Lt Hurwitz

    This whiny SJW shit wiil be gone since the next Half in the Bag won’t be about a movie people are invested in protecting, even if it looks like trash.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    I don’t interpet “not liking it, or not wanting to see it” as “pretend you saw it and hated it, even if you didn’t see it.”

    If anyone takes it that way, they’re foolish.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    But it doesn’t have the weight of expectation that Ghostbusters has, and the cast they put together sounds really good, unlike this disaster which was swimming against the tide from the start.

  • Git Picker

    It’s the XBOX Ghostbusters game that is the third part.

  • fred

    Women can be in shitty remakes TOO !

  • fred

    Was that Slime-aid they were drinking?

  • fred

    He’s a cuck — vote fer Garry Johnson as Prezzident ofhthe united shtes

  • fred

    Jay do you know what the fuck this means?

  • You also saw Jumping Jack Flash? IT SUCKED!

  • Rene Belloq 12 inch figure

    If I was Harold Raimis, I would come back from the dead just to watch this review.

  • Ooh you said remakes.. not originals. Sorry, when is the Feign/McCarthy Legally Blonde remake coming out anyway?

  • Domo

    Fuck You it’s Pringles Day!

  • bleurgh

    Devils Advocate: She could have been hacked. The mention of Feig kind of leans towards this interpretation. They would get some publicist to do it, not Feig.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    Uh I’m pretty sure no movie had a strong female lead before this one, and certainly no movie with a female lead has ever been successful with a male audience before.

  • TheVerySpecialK

    Can people stop saying the Star Wars reboot “did it right”? It did not do it right, and here’s why: we didn’t need a Star Wars reboot. Star Wars has been a thing now for quite some time. A lot of people have seen it. There are old movies and new ones as well. The lore is established. Star Wars isn’t “some series from the 80’s” like Ghostbusters that needed a reintroduction: it’s a god damn cultural phenomenon. There are Star Wars video games. There are Star Wars cartoons. There are Star Wars toys. There are Star Wars books. Hell, there’s even Star Wars porn. So why the hell did anyone think a reboot was necessary? And not just a reboot, but a sloppy, derivative, uninspired soft reboot?

    I get it, the new Ghostbusters is bad. But to hold up TFA like some golden example of “how to make a good reboot” to form a comparison with Ghostbusters is just pure BS. Pure, utter BS. TFA should have been a new Star Wars movie. It should have taken the series in a bold new direction. Ghostbusters has the “old series that none of the youngsters know about” excuse going for it. Star Wars doesn’t. And that is exactly why TFA should NOT be excused for being the ripoff BS that it is, and also why it should never be used as an example of “good” rebooting in general.

  • As long as you’ll remember to leave a non-constructive comment after he provides the update.

  • Percy Gryce

    Hell?

  • Mark Bisone

    As long as you’ll remember to tag it with a meaningless platitude.

  • Now I Get It

    Except those covered by Colin Flaherty.

  • Mark Bisone

    What about “Debbie Does Dallas”?

  • Now I Get It

    How is that movie almost 30 years old? I last saw it three, four years ago, and was surprised (and gladdened) how well it holds up.

  • I didn’t use a platitude, so your remark doesn’t work. Keep practicing!

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    At some point they were either remaking Heathers or turning it into a tv show. I say get in line behind Gleaming the Cube.

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    Yeah, he is a pretty cool guy until you get him started on Hollywood. “The jews. The jews.” WE GET IT KURTZ, WE GET IT!

  • Mark Bisone

    plat·i·tude
    ˈpladəˌt(y)o͞od/
    noun
    a remark or statement, especially one with a moral content, that has been used too often to be interesting or thoughtful.

    If “You’re not being constructive” doesn’t fit the bill, nothing does. Shit, looks like almost every comment in your account fits the bill. Stop with the petty moralizing and say something interesting, dammit!

  • A platitude is more like “have a nice day” or things that are repeated verbatim. It doesn’t just mean things you don’t like. Sorry.

  • Mark Bisone

    No, that is not the definition. It would be more along the lines of “Everything happens for a reason” or “Follow your spirit” or “Be constructive.” These are all platitudinous because the reason might be evil, your spirit might lead you or others to ruin and you might just as easily construct a bomb as you might a poem.

  • From Wikipedia’s entry on the phrase: “Other critics argue that it is a parting platitude that comes across as pretended.”

    Everybody uses a word incorrectly now and then. There’s no need to be ashamed about it.

  • Mark Bisone

    The fuck are you smoking?

  • Nothing, dude. Have a nice day. 🙂

  • Mark Bisone

    Before you scamper back to whichever godforsaken referral site led you here, I have a question. If you are old enough to remember a time before the internet, what did you cretins do for fun? Did you just walk up to random people on the street and shout platitudes at them?

  • That’s right, we threw tiny bananas at them.

  • Mark Bisone

    Well start! Might make you interesting.

  • Mark Bisone

    Kinky.

  • Now I Get It

    Two words: Yaphet Koko.

  • Paulus Decimus Meridius

    The standards are very very low. People will swallow a giant turd if you tell them it tastes very sweet.

  • Ren1

    Mike Stoklasa: “ALIEN….1979….”

  • Variant

    I think Jay and Mike have gone over this – that when they say that they mean “if it has to happen”, not that anything HAS to happen, but studios out there are going to decide to do it anyways. Pretty sure I’m thinking back to their Robocop reviews they talked a lot about that “if you’re going to do it you at least need to…” as opposed to “we need a reboot every x amount of years and here’s how you should do it”. “Doing it right” should not be confused with “it had to happen”. It just did. None of us could do anything about it. It occurred as a result of Star Wars still being a popular thing to this day, not because millions of people said “we need a new star wars movie”. Well at least I don’t think so.

  • Brian Levine

    Dan, you ignorant slut…

  • luvs2pwge

    I wonder what the porno tie ins will be like.

  • RLMkeepitup

    one of the group is a lesbian who tempts the 3 into a pillow fight in the firehouse. things heat up when gozer from the original film shows up. eventually streams are crossed and Winston gets called to the station for some slime time

  • OMNI

    High Ceee buddy!

  • OMNI

    No it’s the same game just for PC and 5 bucks cheaper. I’ll probably get the Xbox 360 version sometime to play coop with mah friends.

  • Guy Mann

    TFA is not a reboot. It’s a sequel….A reboot starts over from scratch. A sequel is a continuation.

  • OMNI

    Yes I agree, but it’s enough that it was written by Dan and Harold and stars the original crew including Bill Murray, who I never thought would voice a video game. I’m happy with the game and to me it’s a must have for my collection.

  • OMNI

    I love Heathers. Little spooky on the trench coat gun toting students though.

  • Brian Levine

    What TFA got right? Likeable new characters. Fun story.
    What TFA got wrong? It’s the same movie as Star Wars from 1977 only not as good. Not Rebel pilot goes to Not Tatooine to get Not Secret Plans from Not Ben Kenobi. His Not R2D2 hooks up with Not Luke and Not Han to get Droid back to the Not Rebels and away from the Not Empire. Hooking up with Real Han and Real Chewie, they travel to Not Cantina and meet Not Yoda. Not Empire captures Not Luke and uses the Not Death Star to destroy Not Alderaan. Not Rebels stage an (actual) X-Wing assault and destroy Not Death Star (where Not Jek Porkins blows up). Not Luke battles Not Vader and Not Death Star is destroyed.
    “No, Ben. I…am your father.”

  • dollar store cashier wife

    These frauds have been shown shitty taste and lack of critical thinking for a loooooooong tim now

  • Brian Levine

    How would this movie have worked had they discovered all the original gear tucked away for decades in storage. In other words, soft reboot/sequel rather than just reboot? Then Venkman could have shown up and given us this speech:

    “I used to wonder about that myself. Thought it was a bunch of mumbo-jumbo. Ghosts actually flying around and haunting people, evil spirits and such. Crazy thing is… it’s true. The Ghosts. The Slime… All of it… It’s all true.”

  • dollar store cashier wife

    Mike did end up giving Into Darkness a pass even after 45 minutes of lambasting it.

    Jar Jar Abrams makes pretty lens flare[d] pictures! It’s a 10/10

  • Paulus Decimus Meridius

    I think they spread heroine in movies these days, people just love reboots and refucks.

  • OMNI

    People don’t love it. They’re force fed media and just accept it because there’s nothing else and they think that because of the illusion that they are making a choice to like something. It’s all BS to the nth degree.

  • Ogrot

    Like the rest of you I too wandered lost in this postmodern wilderness alone, frightened, directionless and rudderless. But then I learned of the everlasting savior whose mere laugh moves nations, crumbles mountains, and scatters cats like the four winds. And in my heart I carried the glory of his name, as I wandered the desolate beaches of this island earth; leaving sometimes two sets of footprints and sometimes one set, yet never alone for the one set of footprints was when he carried me. Today we witnessed a miracle greater than Sony’s imitation Lazarus; a man who will never need resurection for he will never die glory to his name. A man who can kill with a word and with that brings death eternal. Look upon his works ye mighty, and despair.

  • Paulus Decimus Meridius

    I quite agree. Yet people accept it very naturally. Including nerds, cause they pay to see these movies…they want to be hip, and have something to talk about with other youngsters. Pop culture is a very cumbersome thing I’m beginning to realise.

  • OMNI

    yessir!

  • Paulus Decimus Meridius

    “…Richomandias, king of frauds….”

  • Ogrot

    Show Dick some respect!

  • OMNI

    Sapphic I’d imagine.

  • TheVerySpecialK

    It’s a soft reboot, not a true sequel. All of the story beats were straight out of the original trilogy, so calling it a continuation is only half right: yeah, we get some “new” characters, but the plot was ripped out of the older movies to the point where it was actually insulting. The whole thing felt like it was on fast-forward because of all the fan-service and “new generation” reintroduction juggling they were trying to do. The next Star Wars might actually be a true sequel, we’ll see. Even if it is, it still has to exist in the shitty soft-reboot universe that they wasted so much time establishing in TFA.

  • OMNI

    I do like the design work in the TFA. I just wanted to see more struggle and proper force training (montage?).

  • OMNI

    Ecto-semen? Facials abound….

  • Paulus Decimus Meridius

    Maybe videogames? It’s an area in serious need of good and innovative writing and mechanisms. Not to mention gamers are more open to new ideas (not younger ones).

  • OMNI

    Yes. My current favorite stories and writing are in videogames. Still videogame companies are seriously in bed with Hollyweird.

  • King

    That reminds me of these two young fellows from Texas in their fancy dresses with their “Book of Mormon” I have met a couple of weeks ago….

  • TheVerySpecialK

    I have a feeling we are going to get the training stuff in the next movie, because that’s what happened in Empire. *sigh*

    Yeah, I agree on the design work. The movie felt like Star Wars (except maybe the Han Solo reintroduction scene on his ship, which felt more like Guardians of the Galaxy than anything else).

  • Guy Mann

    It happens after Return of the Jedi in the timeline, continuing the story. It’s a sequel. Soft reboot is a bullshit term. Not saying you have to like it, and yeah, it recycled beats. So do a lot of sequels. Doesn’t make it a reboot. Ghostbusters is a reboot. Amazing Spider-Man was a reboot. TFA was not.

  • TheVerySpecialK

    I think we need terms like “soft reboot” for these “grey area” cases like TFA. TFA is to the Star Wars universe what Jurassic World and Terminator: Genesis are to their respective universes: out of the freezer and into the microwave rehashes that draw more from their predecessors than they do create new ideas or stories. I don’t think this stuff is black and white: in my opinion, there are cases like TFA where the lines get blurred and “defining” becomes more difficult, which necessitates an expansion of definitions.

  • tOmy`

    It was out before the movie hit the screens. You can now “purchase” the “movie” in your local “shop”.

    Ironically enough, I think it will be more popular than the source “material”.

  • Hack Snyder

    Fuck you and your overly sensitive bullshit, The Ghost Busters show joke was one of the funniest jokes in this review.

  • OMNI

    Haven’t seen Guardians yet. I guess that what I’m watching next.

  • luvs2pwge

    It will probably feature better character development too.

  • Guy Mann

    Then just call them rehashes. Reboot to me is starting over from a blank slate.

  • OMNI

    Here’s Mondays box office tally. This is the most recent. The amount of money Disney is making is unbelievable.
    1 (1) The Secret Life of Pets Universal $6,790,450 -57% 4,381 $1,550 $210,216,670 11
    2 (2) Ghostbusters Sony Pictures $4,906,793 -61% 3,963 $1,238 $50,925,548 4
    3 (3) Finding Dory Walt Disney $1,718,148 -52% 3,536 $486 $447,463,777 32
    4 (4) The Legend of Tarzan Warner Bros. $1,483,561 -57% 3,551 $418 $104,855,155 18
    5 (5) Mike and Dave Need Wedding … 20th Century Fox $1,122,461 -52% 3,008 $373 $32,604,095 11
    6 (6) The Purge: Election Year Universal $883,120 -51% 2,671 $331 $71,990,475 18
    7 (7) Central Intelligence Warner Bros. $705,358 -54% 2,381 $296 $118,285,674 32
    8 (8) The BFG Walt Disney $598,650 -46% 2,182 $274 $47,977,695 18
    9 (9) Independence Day: Resurgence 20th Century Fox $461,607 -57% 2,290 $202 $99,049,332 25
    10 (10) The Shallows Sony Pictures $432,478 -45% 1,695 $255 $51,832,860 25
    11 (12) The Conjuring 2: The Enfiel… Warner Bros. $130,079 -47% 566 $230 $101,233,090 39
    12 (13) Now You See Me 2 Lionsgate $110,393 -47% 523 $211 $63,651,234 39
    13 (15) The Jungle Book Walt Disney $84,163 -48% 276 $305 $360,936,881 95
    14 (11) Sultan Yash Raj Films $77,000 -75% 274 $281 $5,325,781 13 15
    (-) Free State of Jones STX Entertainment $63,779 -54% 506 $126 $20,453,746 25
    – (-) Me Before You Warner Bros. $44,835 -37% 238 $188 $55,388,337 46
    – (-) Swiss Army Man A24 $44,760 -44% 228 $196 $3,783,707 25
    – (-) X-Men: Apocalypse 20th Century Fox $40,844 -51% 250 $163 $155,025,931 53
    – (-) Café Society Lionsgate $37,997 -64% 5 $7,599 $397,286 4
    – (-) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle… Paramount Pictures $32,327 -55% 185 $175 $80,875,259 46
    – (-) Captain Fantastic Bleecker Street $32,218 -63% 36 $895 $449,926 11
    – (-) Captain America: Civil War Walt Disney $28,135 -48% 184 $153 $406,601,818 74
    – (-) Warcraft Universal $25,490 -41% 149 $171 $47,004,485 39
    – (-) Alice Through the Looking G… Walt Disney $15,241 -41% 107 $142 $76,364,490 53
    – (-) The Nice Guys Warner Bros. $14,861 -49% 144 $103 $36,102,316 60
    – (-) Zootopia Walt Disney $11,916 -43% 131 $91 $341,153,072 137
    – (-) The Neon Demon Broad Green Pictures $3,909 -54% 16 $244 $1,293,630 25
    – (-) Sing Street Weinstein Co. $2,767 -35% 27 $102 $3,220,394 95
    – (-) Eye in the Sky Bleecker Street $821 -56% 14 $59 $18,701,659 130

  • Quantum

    that’s why they’re getting worse.

  • OMNI

    Actually games are getting better

  • Mike Magnum

    By the way i still overall enjoy Force Awakens. But its got its flaws.

  • Quantum

    Maybe I’m playing the wrong ones.
    The most recent I’ve tried was Dragon Age Inquisition, and it was a bit of a letdown.

    Tried Arkham Knight and Black Flag, only to end up replaying their predecessors.

    Anything good, new and story-driven out there you could point me to?

  • OMNI

    Well, I would recommend Far Cry Primal but I’d wait for the price to come down or get it used.
    I would recommend Arkham Knight but if it’s not doing it for you. I think it’s excellent.
    DOOM, fun but no story.
    Bioshock Infinite.
    Wolfenstein New Order.
    Couple of indies are Layers of Fear and Among the Sleep. QUBE is good too, but the story sucks.
    Far Cry Primal is my current fave.

  • Quantum

    As for Arkham Knight, it’s most probably me.
    The intro amped me up to 11, but then I started to lose focus – maybe I got overwhelmed.

    Anyhoo, taking heavy notes.

    I kind of lost track of what’s new and tend not to trust review sites. That, coupled with having less time these days, makes me trust more in the word of mouth thing.

    And for kindly giving me these recommendations, I thank you very much.
    🙂

  • bloodstock pussyclarts

    kira black flag best black flag ;3

  • Quantum

    Dayum, that brought me back!

  • Quantum

    My turn!
    yup, give it a go.:)

  • Exidor

    Ghost thrusters.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Only in this webzone does a Ghostbusters review become an opportunity to shit on The Force Awakens once more.

    I love you guys. Except when I don’t, which is most of the time.

    <3

  • fred

    Show Dick Pizza

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    My wife’s favorite film.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    I can’t deal with 70’s porn, the Buckwheat in a leg lock look kills it for me.

  • Robotpals

    Would his son from Ghostbusters 2 kill him?

  • Independence Day: Resurgence. What a retarded piece of sh*t. Mr. Emmrich gets worse every year.

  • Brian Levine

    To get out of this film? Heck yeah.

  • OMNI

    And Mike LIKED IT!!!

  • Was that a veiled reference to Star Trek 5?

  • I thought I blew my whole wad on BvS, but this GB fail has me fappin’ like it’s 1999. Is it?

  • OMNI

    Tuesdays Box Office results:

    1 (1) The Secret Life of Pets Universal $8,916,415 +31% 4,381 $2,035 $219,133,085 12
    2 (2) Ghostbusters Sony Pictures $6,319,332 +29% 3,963 $1,595 $57,244,880 5
    3 (3) Finding Dory Walt Disney $2,302,402 +34% 3,536 $651 $449,766,179 33
    4 (4) The Legend of Tarzan Warner Bros. $1,986,971 +34% 3,551 $560 $106,842,126 19
    5 (5) Mike and Dave Need Wedding … 20th Century Fox $1,439,524 +28% 3,008 $479 $34,043,619 12
    6 (6) The Purge: Election Year Universal $990,255 +12% 2,671 $371 $72,980,730 19
    7 (7) Central Intelligence Warner Bros. $866,507 +23% 2,381 $364 $119,152,181 33
    8 (8) The BFG Walt Disney $814,997 +36% 2,182 $374 $48,792,692 19
    9 (9) The Infiltrator Broad Green Pictures $667,789 +20% 1,601 $417 $7,992,727 7
    10 (10) Independence Day: Resurgence 20th Century Fox $588,064 +27% 2,290 $257 $99,637,396 26
    11 (11) The Shallows Sony Pictures $492,156 +14% 1,695 $290 $52,325,016 26
    12 (13) Now You See Me 2 Lionsgate $149,198 +35% 523 $285 $63,800,432 40
    13 (15) Sultan Yash Raj Films $144,000 +87% 274 $526 $5,469,781 14
    14 (12) The Conjuring 2: The Enfiel… Warner Bros. $139,151 +7% 566 $246 $101,372,241 40
    15 (14) The Jungle Book Walt Disney $102,911 +22% 276 $373 $361,039,792 96
    – (-) Free State of Jones STX Entertainment $75,340 +18% 506 $149 $20,529,086 26
    – (-) Me Before You Warner Bros. $56,492 +26% 238 $237 $55,444,829 47
    – (-) Swiss Army Man A24 $49,684 +11% 228 $218 $3,833,391 26
    – (-) X-Men: Apocalypse 20th Century Fox $49,001 +20% 250 $196 $155,074,932 54
    – (-) Café Society Lionsgate $37,822 n/c 5 $7,564 $435,108 5
    – (-) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle… Paramount Pictures $33,468 +4% 185 $181 $80,908,727 47
    – (-) Warcraft Universal $32,675 +28% 149 $219 $47,037,160 40
    – (-) Captain America: Civil War Walt Disney $30,311 +8% 184 $165 $406,632,129 75
    – (-) The Nice Guys Warner Bros. $16,392 +10% 144 $114 $36,118,708 61
    – (-) Alice Through the Looking G… Walt Disney $16,389 +8% 107 $153 $76,380,879 54
    – (-) Zootopia Walt Disney $15,043 +26% 131 $115 $341,168,115 138
    – (-) Hillary’s America: The Se… Quality Flix $4,888 +15% 3 $1,629 $83,968 5
    – (-) The Neon Demon Broad Green Pictures $4,036 +3% 16 $252 $1,297,666 26
    – (-) Sing Street Weinstein Co. $2,248 -19% 27 $83 $3,222,642 96
    – (-) Under the Sun Icarus Films $2,005 -40% 6 $334 $51,367 14

  • MichaelKz

    That movie answers the question, “What if you made a summer blockbuster and no one gave a shit?”

  • Chuck Afterburner

    I care!

  • Thanatos

    Reading through some of the internal emails discussing this movie that got released during the Sony hack, these fucks deserve it. The people at Sony are actual, real hack frauds masquerading as professionals. They honestly thought the BRIDESMAIDS fans would save this movie at the box office. That was their target audience!

  • OMNI

    Star Trek gonna kill it….

  • Mike Magnum

    You know people keep telling me that Paul Feig is some comedic genius director. But im not impressed by any of his movies so far. I haven’t seen Bridesmaids. But the whole time i was watching “the Heat”. I wished i was watching “Hot Fuzz” instead. Am i a sexist. Because i find Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to be funny. And i find Edgar Wright to be a far more creative comedic director. Then there was Spy. And the best thing about that movie was Jason Statham. And when Jason Stathem is the best thing about your movie. Then you have a problem.Also i don’t find the scenes were everybody looking at pictures of some guy dick to be funny. Both those movies make me wish Harold Ramis was still around.

  • Botiemaster

    I think everyone who is happy with TFA is just glad that it wasn’t another episode 1. It needed to not be another episode 1 at all costs. Ten years from now people are not going to look at TFA fondly. They won’t trash it but they’ll recognize it as the safe bet movie it is and it’ll lose alot of it’s luster. It’s hard to not be liked by SW fans when you copy the first movie, throw in some clever humor, and back it up with modern day special effects.

    It’ll be remembered as an average SW movie, kind of like Return of the Jedi where original ideas were phoned in and a plot redo of the original movie takes place. As long as they grow a pair and really REALLY risk the future of SW with an original SW story in episode 8, SW will be fine. Disney will learn it’s possible for fans to love new storylines and continue to do so. But if they go the TFA route again with the second movie of the trilogy copying the second movie of the first trilogy, it’s going to be trouble. At that point you may as well call it what it is: a remake. A remake by a bunch of pussies who want to recover their 4 billion dollars before they take any chances. Who the fuck wants to wait 10 years to find out episodes 7-9 were just remakes and that maybe we’ll get a new original SW storyline going for episode 10 onward?

    Someone might call Rogue One taking a chance but it’s not. It’s just a movie based on existing lore. You can’t really go wrong with it. But it’s anyones guess if it’ll reach TFA box office numbers or if it’ll suffer because it’s not the main attraction, like the MCU where the avengers earn billions while all the sub movies earn far less(not so “far” in rare cases).

  • tOmy`

    “And when Jason Stathem is the best thing about your movie, then you have a problem.”

    *Cough cough*, Snatch, *cough cough*

  • tOmy`

    You would think that after that 6000 comments extravaganza we hit the tipping point. But no. Not at all. It goes much deeper.

    Upon rewatching I discovered this gem: When Rey and Guardians of Galaxy squad leave Tatooine 2 to accidentally bump into Luke’s lightsaber or whatever, she looks at the lush planet and says: “I never thought there is so much green in galaxy.”

    What in the tits are you talking about, you dumb bimbo? The person who wrote this line should be extradited to Somalia. In a black hawk helicopter.

  • tOmy`

    No worries, Suicide Squad is right around the corner.

  • Checked

    you should add a fake Ghostbusters DVD cover for wheel of the worst, as a joke. haha

  • Zeus

    It’s a fake opinion I think. He represents the “other” audience so that Jay can fire off his (and Mikes) arguments. He could also be drunk…

  • Variant

    Do you mean Snatch was good or bad? Because you could have either and still have him be the best part of your movie I think. Because I was also gonna bring up his brilliant fucking performance in “Revolver”. Probably one of my favorite movies of all time. (same director) Starts out like Snatch but it takes a VERY different direction as the movie goes on.

  • Variant

    I actually think that’s the case as well. I get the sense that he has procured quite a bit of movie fatigue in his time, and eventually he just went “ahhh fuck it” and switches off his brain for certain movies. I actually admire that, I think there’s a bit of empathy in Mike in that way “Oh that’s what they want me to feel? Guess I’ll feel that!” I suppose you could also just say he’s lowered his expectations.

  • Variant

    I never noticed that. That line doesn’t make a lick of sense. I mean I THINK I get what they were going for, but they missed their mark entirely with terrible word choice. They could have said something like “I’ve never seen such magnificient shades of green” or something like that. I dunno, I’m not a writer, but something that makes sense… or nothing at all. Since you don’t need a line there.

  • tOmy`

    As in Snatch was good and Statham was possibly the very best thing about it (however, Pitt did his job more than well too).

  • Zeriel

    Comparing Ghostbusters 2016 to Total Recall is an insult to the Total Recall reboot. It may not have been the movie people wanted, but Total Recall is a (mostly) competent and average action sci-fi flick. Ghostbusters 2016 is just a disaster in comparison.

  • Zeriel

    That was the funniest thing about calling Fury Road a “feminist” movie. If Max hadn’t happened along, they would have all been fucked beyond belief. I suppose it’s true in the sense that it’s a Mad Max movie that doesn’t really focus on Max at all, though.

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    *walks into the comments section “Oh hey guys OHHHH FUCKKKK” *trips on tumbleweed.

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    Mike confirmed for otherkin.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    I still think it’s all perfectly fine.

    Ron Solo, Fins and Mother Hen made the movie for me.

    *shrug*

  • OMNI

    He’s a shmoozer who dresses well. Reminds me of a hack/fraud, but not a lovable nice one.

  • OMNI

    Well…I tried to watch Guardians of the Galaxy and I couldn’t make it through it. Same thing happened with Jurassic World.
    I was another Sony hack job movie. Sorry Quantum, I really wanted to like it.

  • OMNI

    Well…I tried to watch Guardians of the Galaxy and I couldn’t make it through it. Same thing happened with Jurassic World.
    I’t was another hack job movie. Sorry Quantum, I really wanted to like it.

  • Quantum

    That sucks, I was hoping you would like it.
    It’s popcorn fluff, but I found it fun.

    For something more thoght out, although not perfect, I would recommend you Pandorum, in case you haven’t seen it.

    It’s a Sci-fi thriller relatively (and undeservedly) obscure.

    Anyway, cheers 🙂

  • OMNI

    I’ve heard of Pandorum. I’ll keep a look out.

  • RLMkeepitup

    everyone forgot about ghostbusters 2016 already

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    What’s that? I thought it was just a playful name for our bi-weekly new forum page. O_o

  • Blake Burress

    She was clearly referring to the mountains of box office money just over the horizon. Jesus…

  • Quantum

    For any piece you write, there will be no shortage of groups telling you it’s not appealing enough or that is offensive to these or those persons.

    Producers have more and more input nowadays, the directors are much more expendable and exist only to fabricate a product.

    If they don’t play the game, they don’t make movies.

    I’m sure some film ideas are great at the beginning, but once they’re processed by the machine, they’ve turned into shit.

  • Brian Levine

    I wonder if they can repair my Kenner Give- a-Show projecter?

  • dollar store cashier wife

    good news for anyone else who isn’t living in false nostalgia/is a hipster.

  • fred

    I don’t think Force Awakens is horrible I just don’t much care for it. The story was so beat for beat “New Hope” that it was pretty dull — certainly not worth the hype or my money. It’s halfway decent.

  • fred

    She can fly the Millineum Falcon like it’s nothing but she’s never been off planet before? Get the fuck outta here. Jakku is fucking lame too “uhh I dunno just do Tatooine again except with a stupider name”. Are there no creative people left who get payed for a living? JEEBUS let me in coach I’m ready — seriously I can do better than that fucko who came up with “Jakku” fucking dimwit.

  • fred

    Have you ever seen a tumbleweed.

  • fred

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA CAN’T. STAAAND-IT I RUN YO PLANET !!! IMMA EAT TRIX BOXES UP IN HEYA — CAUSE Yo Crystal BALL AIn’t SO CYSTAL CLEAR

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    Have you ever seen a shitty joke? 😉

  • Variant

    Yeah, I liked it too.

  • Tommy Wiseau

    I think maybe I should have made this Ghostbusters film. What is everyone think of Tommy as very sexy Peter Venkman? “Oh hai Gozer, I will use Protein pack to zap you”

  • Tommy Wiseau

    Mark and Jay and now new lead star of half in bag Rich Evuns! This day is get better and better for Tommy!

  • Palpatine

    I’d pay money to see a Ghostbusters remake with you, Mark, Denny, and Chris R. the drug dealer in the lead roles.

  • Dasjerm

    So the Plinkett Force Awakens review is never happening is it? Just admit it so we can move on with our lives because it shouldn’t take this long.

  • Spoiled Ants

    Upvote, because I want to believe you meant Marlowe from ‘The Wire’.

  • Spoiled Ants

    Was that before or after he had a sip of that fiiiiiine vodka.

  • Spoiled Ants

    I get a serious Captain Planet vibe from that comment.

  • Spoiled Ants

    Well, being a mass murderer seems to be the highest goal in our modern society.

  • Spoiled Ants

    I think some people have to look past the childish “the Max character was better than the Furiosa character” attitude.
    And try to understand that Max and Furiosa survived because they worked together, simple as that.
    There are scenes where both characters saved each other’s asses quite a few times.
    I wouldn’t call it a feminist movie, but at least most of the women are portrayed as competent characters.

  • Spoiled Ants

    Until people get an “electro collar” instead of 3D glasses in cinemas, triggering a puke reaction on every one of those punchlines.
    Then. Maybe. People will get sick of it and start petitions.

  • Spoiled Ants

    He can recover though, if you feed him some of this juicy Shaq.

  • Spoiled Ants

    Actually there is a great short story online by Peter Watts called ‘Things’ which is written from the perspective of the alien from the John Carpenter movie.
    It’s terrific.

  • Spoiled Ants

    I think it suffers from the same problems like the Force Awakens in that it feels like watching a remake, than an actual sequel/prequel.

  • Spoiled Ants

    I think there’s only a few “blockbusters” left like Back to the Future which won’t be happening anytime soon. I’m more interested what will happen if they start to remake mid-tier movies from the 80’s and 90’s.

  • Spoiled Ants

    We didn’t have time for a press statement, but as the official spokesperson of RLM the answer is clearly: Orange.

  • Groth1175

    Careful guys, Not liking this movie counts as harassment now.

  • Spoiled Ants

    ..like queef in Nickelback concert…

  • Spoiled Ants

    That was an unsimulated scene where they had to edit around it to get the PG13 rating.

  • Spoiled Ants

    Ad-libbing is the cancer of modern comedy.

  • Joe Syxpac

    I can’t be the only one shocked anyone still made them.

  • Spoiled Ants

    And they went on a killing spree, and killed real people instead of ‘ghosts’.

  • Joe Syxpac

    That might be an interesting read.

    Except I don’t know how.

  • Joe Syxpac

    I didn’t?

    Fuckin’ typos.

  • Joe Syxpac

    They’ve been talking about Ghostbusters 3 for decades now.

    It’ll never happen.

  • Joe Syxpac

    It’s a Code Orange alert! I repeat, a Code Orange alert!

    Everyone start panicking!

  • Spoiled Ants

    And I’m the moron who bought season tickets, when you’re doing it for free, online, for the riffraff.

  • Jeremiah Matteson

    So, every geek is waiting for a plinkett review of SWTFA, you’ve teased it, you have a bunch of comic con people bored to tears waiting for a Hall…with phones, all right next to each other to easily network and spread word around…and…nothing.
    You have a bored captive audience of your demographic.
    At least, I don’t know…try to market?
    I love you guys. I don’t want to see you die alone and unmarried in Milwaukee.

  • Jeremiah Matteson

    YOU…you’re afraid you will never make a review as POWERFUL as the prequels…
    You will remove these restraints and leave the door open…

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    I would call it “pretty good.” All the New Hope stuff really didn’t bother me much. Harrison Ford and the new characters put it over the top for me.

    B+, would bone again.

  • Joe333

    Nobody is buying your fake SJW posturing
    You are more racist than anyone

  • Joe333

    I bet Paul Feig molests boys. And I am not really joking

  • MichaelKz

    You never know.

  • RLMkeepitup

    are you referring to the guy who got banned from twitter for trashin on it

  • Kuroji

    People aren’t allowed to watch this anymore. A guy says “fags.”

  • Mike Schwartz

    Oh, let’s be clear: I’m playing the same disc I bought the week it was released. Wish Bill was a little higher-energy, though. Only heard the old Venkman in his repeated “Ow, that was…OW there!”

  • OMNI

    Fuck the new Ghostbusters.

  • OMNI

    Wednesdays Box office tally:

    1 (1) The Secret Life of Pets Universal $6,279,925 -30% 4,381 $1,433 $225,413,010 13
    2 (2) Ghostbusters Sony Pictures $4,253,349 -33% 3,963 $1,073 $61,498,229 6
    3 (3) Finding Dory Walt Disney $1,643,489 -29% 3,536 $465 $451,409,668 34
    4 (4) The Legend of Tarzan Warner Bros. $1,371,271 -31% 3,551 $386 $108,213,397 20
    5 (5) Mike and Dave Need Wedding … 20th Century Fox $1,038,086 -28% 3,008 $345 $35,081,705 13
    6 (6) The Purge: Election Year Universal $733,420 -26% 2,671 $275 $73,714,150 20
    7 (7) Central Intelligence Warner Bros. $664,904 -23% 2,381 $279 $119,817,085 34
    8 (8) The BFG Walt Disney $616,367 -24% 2,182 $282 $49,409,059 20
    – (10) Independence Day: Resurgence 20th Century Fox $419,928 -29% 2,290 $183 $100,057,324 27
    – (11) The Shallows Sony Pictures $391,600 -20% 1,695 $231 $52,716,616 27
    – (14) The Conjuring 2: The Enfiel… Warner Bros. $115,441 -17% 566 $204 $101,487,682 41
    – (12) Now You See Me 2 Lionsgate $109,977 -26% 523 $210 $63,910,409 41
    – (15) The Jungle Book Walt Disney $93,727 -9% 276 $340 $361,133,519 97
    – (-) Free State of Jones STX Entertainment $62,459 -17% 506 $123 $20,591,545 27
    – (-) Me Before You Warner Bros. $47,549 -16% 238 $200 $55,492,378 48
    – (-) X-Men: Apocalypse 20th Century Fox $41,144 -16% 250 $165 $155,116,076 55
    – (-) Café Society Lionsgate $36,701 -3% 5 $7,340 $471,809 6
    – (-) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle… Paramount Pictures $31,916 -5% 185 $173 $80,940,643 48
    – (-) Captain America: Civil War Walt Disney $28,503 -6% 184 $155 $406,660,632 76
    – (-) Warcraft Universal $28,045 -14% 149 $188 $47,065,205 41
    – (-) Alice Through the Looking G… Walt Disney $14,681 -10% 107 $137 $76,395,560 55
    – (-) The Nice Guys Warner Bros. $14,152 -14% 144 $98 $36,132,860 62
    – (-) Zootopia Walt Disney $13,720 -9% 131 $105 $341,181,835 139

  • Zeus

    What is for sure there were networks selling kids. And in south China they have a huge problem with mass kidnapping girls (“bride kidnapping”). And I’m pretty sure some of these super rich have their own dungeons filled with slaves.

  • Spoiled Ants

    Relax people. It’s still a notch below code Mountain Dew or Ecto-gasm.

  • Joe333

    I guess I could do Kristen Wiig
    The others are either fat or lesbian

  • tOmy`

    So… what about that new Ghostbusters movie, huh? Women and stuff…

  • tOmy`

    Tapey’s Amazing World?

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    What’s women? I do love Larry Cohen’s “The Stuff” though. I could talk about that all day.

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    1. We have 0 respect for Comic Con and we hope you suffer while waiting to be advertised to.
    2. These men are frauds.
    3. The “bored, captive audience” already has the comments section.
    4. You WILL see them die alone, unmarried, and unhappy in Milwaukee. Just like everyone who lives in Milwaukee. 😉

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    I just groped the Stay Puft’s ass and titty meat. After doing so, I looked it square in the eye and said, “BUENO.”

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    I would probably still sleep with Kristen Wiig. Even though she looks like a Venture Brothers character.

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    Tape Worm’s? The commenter? I would watch a movie about him I guess.

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    Fingers crossed!

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    I haven’t watched a video of theirs since mid April. It’s my lonely, sad form of protest. Bonus: Whenever they do release it I will have the equivalent of a least one whole month of any other websites content to view! It’s a win-win.

  • Joe333

    No he got banned from twitter because followers of his made jokes about the TV show gorilla ghostbusters

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    I am still troubled by the senseless killing of the great Harambe. But what does that have to do with the movie?

  • Ogrot

    Much like how Luke was an ace space pilot in the first movie even though he ain’t never flown in space before. And extremely adept at murdering storm troopers despite being a humble, redneck, degenerate moisture farmer who likes mutilating animals in his free time from the sky with his airspeeder. But he’s got the force on his side so none of that matters.

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    This is seriously one of my favourite HitB episodes ever. The constant clips inserted with perfect timing, Larry King nearly dying, Leslie Jones yelli-

    *this user has been banned for commenting about a perfect movie*

  • OMNI

    There’s women in ghostbusters?

  • OMNI

    I like Kristen Wiig. There’s something strange about her in this new ghostbusters movie, she seems extremely unhappy and uncomfortable.
    Like she didn’t want to be in the movie.

  • Domo

    Upon re-watching it, I missed the first Papa John’s commercial edit at 10:50 where he goes:

    “Bust em Papa!”
    “Are you crazy? He’s my best customer!”

    Immediately cuts to Rich Evans.

    Beautifully done.

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    It’s so dense. Every single frame has so much going on.

  • RLMkeepitup

    so Rich yes, dat mike drop, jaysus sogood

  • I Shot J.R

    Why would they? They all thought it was pretty good.

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    Queef.

  • OMNI

    Star Trek beyond has already made 5.5 million at the box office. That’s just on previews.
    I’m interested to see how far ghostbusters will fall down the charts.
    I am genuinely excited for this new Trek.

  • Groth1175

    Not specifically 🙂

  • Groth1175

    But damn, its a good example.

  • Groth1175

    Thats ok, Stay Puft is a dirty dirty boy.

  • tOmy`

    The channel. Google in Disqus.

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    Found it.

  • Joe333

    She looks good in bridesmaids and extract

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    tOmy…what do I do with it now? I’ve never used any other feature of Disqus.

  • Tommy Wiseau

    Maybe when sequel of ghostbuster comes out Tommy can play Vigo the Carpathian. It might be a stretch for me to play eastern European, since I am clearly American, but I am talented actor

  • Tommy Wiseau

    When people make fun of my film “The Room”, I should have say that they are hate women. How dare you not like Lisa or Claudette or Denny, you obviously hate women. This is what I will say.

  • netcrave

    OMG can’t wait for the new storyline potential this offers. “Raiders of the last VCR” and so on.

  • Tommy Wiseau

    That would be racist against women. Ghostbuster: the tommy Wiseau film will be progressive and have only wheelchair bound minority women as ghostbusters

  • Palpatine

    So Lisa won’t be a Ghostbuster?

  • Tommy Wiseau

    Lisa will betray everyone. Do you understand life, Palpatine?

  • OMNI

    Yesterdays Box office.

    1 (1) The Secret Life of Pets Universal $5,965,735 -5% 4,381 $1,362 $231,378,745 14
    2 (2) Ghostbusters Sony Pictures $3,758,510 -12% 3,963 $948 $65,256,739 7
    3 (3) Finding Dory Walt Disney $1,569,451 -5% 3,536 $444 $452,979,119 35
    4 (4) The Legend of Tarzan Warner Bros. $1,180,687 -14% 3,551 $332 $109,394,084 21
    5 (5) Mike and Dave Need Wedding … 20th Century Fox $876,042 -16% 3,008 $291 $35,957,747 14
    6 (8) The BFG Walt Disney $533,998 -13% 2,182 $245 $49,943,057 21
    7 (6) The Purge: Election Year Universal $528,070 -28% 2,671 $198 $74,242,220 21
    – (7) Central Intelligence Warner Bros. $501,078 -25% 2,381 $210 $120,318,163 35
    – (11) The Shallows Sony Pictures $271,509 -31% 1,695 $160 $52,988,125 28
    – (10) Independence Day: Resurgence 20th Century Fox $267,001 -36% 2,290 $117 $100,324,325 28
    – (14) The Jungle Book Walt Disney $96,378 +3% 276 $349 $361,229,897 98
    – (13) Now You See Me 2 Lionsgate $72,126 -34% 523 $138 $63,982,535 42
    – (12) The Conjuring 2: The Enfiel… Warner Bros. $70,190 -39% 566 $124 $101,557,872 42
    – (-) Free State of Jones STX Entertainment $44,087 -29% 506 $87 $20,635,632 28
    – (-) Me Before You Warner Bros. $37,937 -20% 238 $159 $55,530,315 49
    – (-) X-Men: Apocalypse 20th Century Fox $33,434 -19% 250 $134 $155,149,510 56
    – (-) Café Society Lionsgate $30,570 -17% 5 $6,114 $502,379 7
    – (-) Our Kind of Traitor Lionsgate/Roadside … $30,150 -11% 262 $115 $2,926,977 21
    – (-) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle… Paramount Pictures $29,240 -8% 185 $158 $80,969,883 49
    – (-) Love & Friendship Roadside Attractions $26,590 +4% 140 $190 $13,568,699 70
    – (-) Captain America: Civil War Walt Disney $25,713 -10% 184 $140 $406,686,345 77
    – (-) Warcraft Universal $23,720 -15% 149 $159 $47,088,925 42
    – (-) Zootopia Walt Disney $14,943 +9% 131 $114 $341,196,778 140
    – (-) Alice Through the Looking G… Walt Disney $14,821 +1% 107 $139 $76,410,381 56
    – (-) The Nice Guys Warner Bros. $13,444 -5% 144 $93 $36,146,304 63
    – (-) Genius Roadside Attractions $5,163 +14% 51 $101 $1,306,404 42
    – (-) Phantom Boy GKIDS $422 +48% 1 $422 $5,769 7
    – (-) Hello, My Name is Doris Roadside Attractions $376 -16% 7 $54 $14,441,930 133

  • Groth1175

    You can get banned because other people are racists? Never been on twitter before, it sounds asinine.

  • Charon

    BUST ‘EM, PAPA!

  • Tommy Wiseau

    Ahaha, Rich Evuns wants that juicy Melissa MCarthy meat. See I do a callback

  • RLMkeepitup

    your jokes sometimes go over the audiences head Mr. Wiseau, they not ready

  • Zeus

    Was Vigo not clearly inspired by Vlad Tepes (Dracula)?

  • VvdD

    “The villian in ghostbusters was a thinly veiled fanboy of the old movies”

    That seems to be a thing now, because that’s exactly what I felt Kylo Ren represented. Or at least the writers interpretation of an original Star Wars fan. White, Middleaged, obsessed with Darth Vader, the kind of ambigious Force user every Star Wars geek thinks up as role playing, except more pathetic as to mock that part of the fan base.

    It really broke the 4th wall for me (together with the 1001 callbacks) which made him a really ineffective villian/threat, and that’s even before he got his ass handed to him by a 5 minute self trained “Jedi”.

    I respect their opinion on TFA, but I strongly disagree it’s a good example of a “soft” reboot. I went into the theatre wanting to love it, but I came out with a bad taste in my mouth, analysing how the movie was made, rather than being caught up in the Star Wars universe.

  • VvdD

    I don’t know, I think Mike can tolerate any movie as long as it is sincere and delivers on what a movie of that type should deliver on, and doesn’t falter too much in a very rudimentary level on the remainder of things like acting, screenwriting etc.

    Independence Day is never trying to be anything more than a summer blockbuster and it delivers on the one thing those need to have, lots of action and big set pieces.

    Just like Jurrasic World really.

    Not every movie needs to be another Citizen Kane.

  • VvdD

    Remember that offence is taken, not given. I never even thought about that association, so it makes me wonder how you came to that conclusion.

  • VvdD

    Yet you are the only one bringing it up here, think on that.

  • VvdD

    You sound like you like Red Letter Media most of the time, but you also have most of your savings invested in Sony shares.

  • VvdD

    He makes a lot of statements in reviews he never makes again, so what?

  • VvdD

    How does not liking a movie before you see it have anything to do with the concept of “justice”? I sometimes don’t go see movies because their title sounds shitty, that’s as good a reason as any. I saw the trailer for Ghostbusters 2016 and it looked like complete garbage, so I’m never going to see it and if people ask me what I think of it, I’m going to tell them it’s shit. There is nothing unjustified about that, it’s called being nice and preventing people from waisting their time.

  • James Ridge

    Was equally baffled by their like of TFA, given that it suffers from all the same basic filmmaking problems most films do, now, only at JJ Abrams pace, which is so-fast-and-full-of-candy-you-don’t-really-notice-it-sucks-until-later-but-it-does. The main character going through the entire trilogy of films (Desert, the calling, the adventure, the visionquest, the getting-better-with-the-force, the final confrontation/showdown with mastery of skills thing) in one film was so impossibly rushed and undeserved I can’t believe it wasn’t trumpeted as the cornerstone of the film’s failure. But perhaps set against the backdrop of rehashed fanboy wank imagery, callbacks and recycled plot stuff, it was harder to see. Fanfilm with a budget. Also, the only children who commit patricide are ones who have been severely emotionally and physically traumatized. “Dad wasn’t around very often,” types don’t slaughter their parents, only the children of monstrous, evil people do, so nice job on Han Solo there, you fuckin’ hacks.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    I agree that Kylo Ren was a Vader/Force fanboy.

    The only thing is I loved it.

    I much preferred it to the usual Hollywood alternative, which would likely have been a failed attempt at a “biggerer, powerfuller, badasserer” version of Vader.

  • Ogrot

    Do you?

  • Percy Gryce

    the usual Hollywood alternative, which would likely have been a failed attempt at a “biggerer, powerfuller, badasserer” version

    Well, they covered that angle with the Starkiller Base.

  • Percy Gryce

    Ohai, Tommy, we haven’t seen you in a while. Have you been hanging out with Faddlechud, ident, and other lost boys?

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Had to go somewhere.

    Starkiller Base was very much in the background to me, though. It was lame, yes. But it hardly broke the film for me.

    It was the little asshole kicking the back of my chair that did that.

  • netcrave

    “and that’s even before he got his ass handed to him by a 5 minute self trained “Jedi”.”

    People of the same/this opinion say this all the time like a mantra. But it really only makes them look as if they didn’t see the movie/didn’t understand what was happening.

    For the whole movie really, they (on purpose) made the point that the bowcaster is a super powerful weapon, much more so than the normal blasters.

    Right before the fight with Rey, Kylo Ren is shot with a bowcaster, direct hit. He is then bleeding the whole time. During the fight there are moments when he reacts to his wound and tries to keep it together. He’s really messed up at this point. That’s why Rey survives the fight. A well rested and healthy Kylo Ren probably would have bested her easily, at least at that point.

    So I don’t know what’s going on here. People of this opinion were either asleep during the movie, or they are misrepresenting what was happening on purpose – why?!? It was all properly set up during the film. What more could they have done? It didn’t come out of the blue or anything! I’m not even a fan of the film, but saying this is objectively wrong.

  • netcrave

    Extract was an actually fun movie.

  • OMNI

    I understood that, but Rey and Fynn learning even as much as they do about the force in the little time and with NO force training. BS.

  • netcrave

    Because they said they would?

  • OMNI

    That’s funny because I had a grown asshole rocking his chair rather brusquely against my broken knee. Not to mention I had to piss really bad the whole time and I couldn’t get to the men’s room in less than 20 minutes so I just suffered, but I did enjoy the movie.

  • CarSVernon

    you can be held responsible if you initiate and legitimize racists. trump is doing it all the time, and still hasnt been held responsible though.

  • Groth1175

    You show me where the guy ordered his followers to go and call her a bunch of racist things.

  • OMNI

    Well I’m old and I relate to Obi-Wan.

  • discusser

    Muh soggy knees

  • CarSVernon

    ..legitimizing/initiating isn’t only ‘ordering’, people like trump and that guy created normalcy for horrible trolling.

  • Groth1175

    What the hell are you talking about? How did Mr Yiannopuolos normalise racism? I’ve never seen him say anything racist and I’ve never seen him advocate racism. His “Trolling” amounts to expressing views that run contrary to the mainstream, occasionally in a slightly provocative manner. Frankly we need more people who do things like that. What the hell does Trump have to do with this?

  • James Smith

    Soon, there will be no VCRs to repair.

    LOL

    Loved the review.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    But that self-trained Jedi was a womyn! There’s no stopping womyn!

  • jhonny_appleseed

    You mean little kids playacting Star Trek?

  • jhonny_appleseed

    Why would they waste their time? It’s entirely forgettable. Just like Star Trek: Little Kids Do Impressions of Star Trek is entirely forgettable.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    You’re talking with a leftist. Facts are meaningless.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    They should wait five years at least. Everyone’s already forgotten the movie, but I want all the tropes and cliches of JJ Abrams to be allowed to expire before they honestly review it. Because, like his Star Trek, it’s a pile of crap. Everyone’s just fooled because it’s a _current_ pile of crap, using all the current tricks. Kind of like how people went crazy for Hootie and the Blowfish and Blues Traveler.

    So yeah, wait a while. Hopefully it won’t be a SAAABOOOTAAAAGEEE!!!!!

  • jhonny_appleseed

    So you made a link in your mind between Leslie Jones and a gorilla, and that makes you think everyone _else_ is racist?

    Hmm.

  • Groth1175

    I used to argue with Christians… I really miss that.

  • DongsDongsDongs

    Did he legitimize racists?

  • Thanatos

    I think people are too messed up by prequel Jedis who do flips and shit whenever, hurt or not. After Luke’s hand got chopped off he was fleeing for cover.

  • Thanatos

    Why do you need “force training” to fight with a sword-like object? The random stormtrooper who hands Finn his ass with the electro-baton-thing shows the stormtroopers have at least some hand to hand combat training. Probably what they do instead of their shooting training, hence the poor accuracy.

  • Thanatos

    Starkiller Base had a bigger betterer laser thing (physics defying too), but the base itself wasn’t exactly cooler or better than the Death Star. Seemed pretty crappy for the guys who had to live there.

  • netcrave

    OR there should be much more VCR repair work now, as soon as you can’t buy new ones anymore. 😀

  • netcrave

    We obviously should do the shittiest movie of all time on purpose and only cast black women in it and then make everyone watch it. 😀 It would be interesting to see how far you could go with this. 🙂

  • Joe333

    The forgotten Mike Judge movie

  • Conor Nutt

    you mean Precious ?

  • Dasjerm

    Don’t mince words Bones, what do you really think?

  • OMNI

    You’ve obviously never taken a weapons class in martial arts. Try to use a sword (for real). There is a reason that you start with wooden swords. It takes years to get to a metal sword for fear of chopping you and everyone else to pieces.

  • OMNI

    I like the new cast for the most part. RIP Anton.

  • Tommy Wiseau

    Many would say the world is not ready for Tommy, but I will show them

  • Tommy Wiseau

    YOU ARE TEARING ME APART, LESLIE!!!!!

  • Thanatos

    What does that have to do with FORCE TRAINING?

    That’s like saying “How were they able to fly this plane with no car driving training?” I mean, sure it might help, but….

  • TheTownlyBomb

    I bought a bottle of Crystal Head to have the bottle. It’s okay. Tito’s is better and far cheaper.

  • Somewhere in Hollywood, some dirtbag who just finished a line of blow
    is thinking how clever it’d be to remake Groundhog Day, without regard for the sheer barbarism of the concept.

    I just know it.

  • OMNI

    I also was annoyed that Fynn and Rey were able to fly the Millennium Falcon after just looking at it.
    Reediculous.

  • Thanatos

    I’m sure Finn got some flight training at stormtrooper academy, he probably dreamed of being a tie fighter pilot.

    Luke was able to just jump in and fly an X-Wing, only having flown his T-16 or whatever.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    It doesn’t even give you pause to realize that you’re watching kids doing bad impressions? They didn’t even have the guts to create new characters. They just hired some nobodies with no personalities to pretend they were other actors.

    It’s a SABOOOTAAAGEE!!!

  • CarSVernon

    ..Yep we definitely need more assholes! Also, you are reading more into “Mr” Yiannopoulos’s usefulness than he probably ever intended.

  • Groth1175

    Yes everyone who isnt on board with the insanity of political correctness is an asshole. He threatens your little bubble with his wrong thought, best silence people like him or reality may seep in and youll realize you are in a messed up cult. The narrative must be protected, people who dont agree are all assholes, sexists, racists, dont listen to them they will pollute the blessed narrative 🙂

    Have a cookie for being a good little lamb!

  • Groth1175

    Yeah yeah yeah, anyone not on board with PC is an asshole. Differing views are dangerous, best to just call those people names and protect your narrative right? 🙂

  • OMNI

    Ah well. I’m too old to care. The new Star Wars = Watchable and entertaining whilst still being kind of dumb.
    The new Trek = Enjoyable (Except for “into Darkness”) and entertaining.
    At least with both of these movies there is still some of the stuff that made the originals great.

  • netcrave

    They already did and it was called Edge of Tomorrow and it was pretty awesome. 😀

  • Buk Pravon

    Ooooh. Now I get it. Rich’s story about the floating bouncing castle and the aliens who made him immortal was an allegory of the ghostbusters-franchise.

    How could I miss this in my first watch? 🙁

    I’m so ashamed. °-.-

  • CarSVernon

    there’s no narrative.

  • Groth1175

    ok, the progressive cult, mass delusion, Lies currently en vogue, whatever you wish to call it, you are in it.

  • Imaf

    Sorry, Jay. Star Wars 7 and Ghostbusters 2016 are *the exact same movie.* Stop drinking the fanboy kool-aid, my friend. You can’t like one of the two films and hate the other–they fall together.

  • bluh

    They’re different genres though, SW7 works as a space action/adventure, while the Ghostbusters was a comedy and isn’t funny…

  • Brian Levine

    I’m trying to think of everything I’ve learned from movies in the last year. The only thing I can come up with is that if I ever have to watch some kids at an amusement park, I better do a good job or else I will get eaten by TWO dinosaurs.

  • Imaf

    With all due respect, genre doesn’t make a difference here. Why? Because old views of genre are irrelevant (Ghostbusters actually isn’t a comedy–it’s a hybrid farce). The new reality of cinematic genre is a hodge-podge of remake, reboot, and fan-service. The problem is that the fans being served are not the classic fan base. The fans being serviced in SW 7 and GB16 don’t really exist–the films are trying to create a new fanbase ex nihilo.

  • Imaf

    Mike and Jay need seatbelts on their chairs, like in the deleted scene at the end of Nemesis.

  • Armanti

    This reminded me of that scene in Tina Fey’s WTF. When she is covering this amazing news about of the first woman driver in Iran who is about to drive for the first time and she inmediately crashes on camera. And Fey goes “this sucks for women”. It’s awesome that there is a an all female Ghostbusters movie. It really sucks that it turned out to be a piece of shit

  • CarSVernon

    seems better than whatever you are in

  • Groth1175

    Im not “in” anything, thats the point. Joining bullshit ideologies is a terribly unhealthy thing to do.

  • Tractorr

    So there is no possibility that films can be good or bad within this construct?

  • Imaf

    With respect, I’m saying that things are different now. The genre of “Re-” has changed all of that. Now, that said, there is a distinction between film criticism (Good or bad?) and film theory. These films are great for viewing from a cultural theory perspective, and highly generative for that purpose, in the analysis. But I just don’t enjoy them. They’re the same film, set to serve the same audience (which isn’t me–a child of the 90s). Now you may say, as a child of the 90s, that you loved either or both of the films–and that is fine. I’m just attaching a reason–a change in genre, for my dislike.

  • Variant

    That’s actually… quite clever.

  • Variant

    I know what you’re saying. I didn’t feel much from the Star Wars reboot other than “I bet big fans of the old movies could potentially be pretty okay with this.” I was never a huge Star Wars dude. As a kid I probably saw Alien when I was like 5 years old so… I dunno. I never really got so much into the sci-fantasy genre, though I totally understand what people pull from it. It’s a fun space adventure! I get it! It’s not my thing but I can kind of empathize with people’s enjoyment of it. And unfortunately The Force Awakens didn’t really bring ANYTHING new to the table. Yeah yeah I get it new characters – but they’re kind of written the same way the old characters were. Rey i the new Luke… what’s his face is the new whatever. I don’t care anymore. IF they would’ve actually put some effort into building the universe with a little consistency, and potentially doing something unique and interesting with the plot/characters.. I might actually be more interested in the films. With JJ Abrams not doing the other two new movies I have a feeling that this whole thing is just going to be based purely on the energy of the films (it’s an adventure! don’t worry abou the details!)

  • Variant

    Even as a kid I was asking “how the fuck did that tiny ship get all the way to dagobah??”

  • Whiskey Jack: Lord of Pith

    The best remake of Groundhog Day was an episode of Stargate SG-1.

  • Tractorr

    I am confused. You say genre is the reason for your dislike, but your original comment was in reaction to Jay saying he liked Star Wars 7 and not GB16. Other people who don’t inherently have a problem with the genre are going to judge the film based on their own enjoyment not on the possible failings of the genre itself.

  • Thanatos

    I knew the answer to that, because as someone who played X-Wing and Tie Fighter knew that X-Wings had personal hyperdrives while Tie Fighters did not. That means X-Wings could go wherever they wanted but Tie Fighters had to stay near their capital ships or bases.

  • Variant

    This I was not aware of. Maybe someone did think of it. At least in the extended universe anyway

  • Thanatos

    It’s also why the Rebellion actually had a chance. They could send fighters in to raid places and then flee before Imperial capital ships could show up. It’s what eventually let the Empire to developer Interdictors……

  • Treefinger

    I thought the movie was mediocre at best (the characters don’t mesh that well, the improv sticks out, a few of the themes were tiring) but I have to comment on what was said at 32:30 (when they suggest there should have instead been a gender-flip of some movie like Top Gun where the leads are cool and impressive). There are already tons of movies with women as hyper-competent ass-kicking action heroes. So many of them, often written as very flat characters, that it’s basically a cliche in itself. The point of this and the other projects of Wiig and McCarthy is that they are playing goofy, screw-up, funny women. They are smart and manage to pull it out of the bag in the end, but deeply flawed.

    In Bridesmaids, Wiig was using a similar plot to The Hangover, but the point was to counteract the image of women in comedies as usually joyless nags or the butt of the joke in a more insulting way (by “more insulting” I mean similar to how Hemsworth is portrayed in this, although I don’t approve of it being lazily applied to a dude to be “transgressive” either). Jury’s out on whether she succeeded, but there you go. I’d like to see more women characters with flaws and complex personalities. To me, that’s more “empowering” (I hate that word) than having 4 sexy and deadly assassins in catsuits or something. Shame it wasn’t as high quality as it could have been.

  • Variant

    Fun. See, I love logic. I wish they’d said this in the movies. And if they did then I definitely wasn’t paying enough attention

  • Variant

    Reminds me of why I liked Babylon 5. People can rag on how bad the CGI was in that show (in the early episodes it seriously looked like the 1995 game Descent), but the fact that they put a lot of effort into the physical simulation of their models always drew me in more. And I always felt in that show like I had a really good overall sense of every empire’s power and who would most likely win a war against who. Everything made consistent sense to me and that’s something that always helps suspend my disbelief in stuff like that. The simple idea that one empire has big ships with large swarms of fighters, and the other has more free-roaming capabilities and therefore a better potential for ambush and strategy at least on their own makes me more into Star Wars than I ever have been before. That’s all you had to do, George Lucas. Make something make sense to me. (And Abrams now)

  • Thanatos

    They didn’t, but you could really see that kind of thing in the second and third movies. Once the rebels made it past the “blockade” which was just one Star Destroyer in the sphere of defenses the imperials had set up around Hoth they were home free beause of hyperdrives. The Falcon’s hyperdrive was busted, allowing it to be chased.

    And if you don’t complete the Death Star on schedule, they send their micromanager Vader to choke you.

  • Imaf

    In this case, I’m saying that Jay is not being consistent (if he dislikes “Re-” films, and if that’s the reason he dislikes GB16, he should dislike both SW7 *and* GB16 like I do). But there really is no accounting for taste. 😉

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    You can run, but you can also hide.

    I should probably check these notifications more frequently.

  • netcrave

    I don’t get it.

  • This film defined “meh”. It wasn’t terrible. But it failed to be good. It just sort of existed. And as for destroying the beloved Ghostbusters franchise, it didn’t destroy it as well as The Real Ghostbusters or Ghostbusters 2 did.

  • Kasey Fluckiger

    There’s a thread being discussed here about whether the “Rey” character from SW7 skipped important character development beats in a rush to empower woman for the sake of politics.

    First of all, you have to bend over backwards to ignore or make up details in an attempt to make her “arc” make any sense, which a lot of people are willing to do in order to cheer for a donkey, if we are being honest. Obviously Rey kicked Kylo’s ass because, “girl power. …2016”

    Stop pretending that this movie just appeared out of the void.

    It was, in fact, made by people. People who are radically politically motivated. We know that Abrahms and other top personalities at Disney and Star Wars specifically have an agenda on this topic and are 100% willing to use their properties to push their politics.

    This just drives me nuts, I’m so sick of watching people defending every move by Disney/Marvel by just calling anyone consuming their product a bigot of Hollywood’s latest victim class. Make the argument, or don’t. Make up your mind, for fuck’s sake.

    Even Benetton would look at their new line up and how it’s promoted as ridiculous.

  • Sam

    As difficult as it was, I tried to ignore all the hate and opinions expressed about this movie BEFORE and after it was released because I like to come to my own conclusions. I finally watched Ghostbusters last night at home in 3D and found myself laughing almost the entire time. Yes, there were a few jokes that fell flat, but no comedy is perfect. It was a damn good sequel/reboot/remake. I felt sad when it was over because there will probably not be a sequel unless it becomes more popular after home release.

    Unlike other Hollywood reboots/sequels/remakes it didn’t rely heavily on the other movies such as Jurassic World and The Force Awakens did, but dared to be it’s own thing. Sure, it had similarities, but it never felt they were constantly reminding you of the previous films. It was an actually well written story that you could follow with interesting characters. Almost everything connected and worked well together. There were only a few scenes that could’ve been used some tweaking.

    Half in the Bag is obviously free to their own opinion, but just like with Jurassic World and Force Awakens I think they are completely wrong. Funny, how they later released a video bashing Force Awakens after originally praising it.

  • Eh, I tried to do the same and didn’t even watch the HiTB before seeing it, but it just didn’t hold a candle to the original. It was entertaining, but not the level of comedy I wanted nor expected, it fell flat many many times. Maybe I’m demanding but if you’re going try and bring something back to life you should make it better or have a clear vision of how to surpass the original.

    This was a failure in that regard, and it felt lazy – the villain for example is not very intimidating, I mean maybe seeing so many crazy people on the streets here in the Bay Area I’m desensitized but the villain reminded one of the homeless man on 5th and Market who spends his time trying to pee on the pigeons.

    Not exactly ace movie material. Ghostbusters 2 partially screwed that up as well, the art dude who Gozer possess isn’t an intimidating character either.

  • Sam

    I don’t think the original Ghostbusters can ever be topped in many people’s view. Just like you can’t top Jurassic Park. World was a poor imitation whereas this new Ghostbusters tried to do their own thing and for the most part they succeeded. You have to admit the final ghost was genius. I was expecting the worst but pleasantly surprised.

  • RedLetterMediumsDotCorn

    So should I!

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Why is Paul Feig dressed like he’s guesting on PBS Newshour?

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