For the love of good cinema, please, please let this all be a terrible nightmare. Ivan Reitman can’t really believe that blending greatness with stagnant personas and bad jokes is a good idea, can he?
The recent reboot made a bit more money than most projected thanks to foreign markets, but it was still a soulless mockery of a film with four ladies who wouldn’t grasp the meaning of chemistry if it slimed them. They looked like they hated each other in every other scene they shot. And if that wasn’t boredom on Kristen Wiig’s face, I don’t know what boredom looks like.
I don’t care that the reboot was a female exclusive cast, I care that they cast marketable performers for the job instead of appropriate performers. Those ladies didn’t belong in the ghost getups and it was apparent immediately.
Look, Ghostbusters is still sacred ground, and it should stay that way. Unfortunately, Reitman, who spoke on the GhostCorps Facebook page, seems to feel a little different. And it doesn’t sound like putting the franchise to rest is even a contemplation.
“We’re doing a lot of work about where do we go next with Ghostbusters? I think one thing that fans have clearly wanted, and so did I, [is] that somehow we tie the worlds together. I think it was a little awkward that it wasn’t connected, and we certainly heard a lot from everybody out there. So I would definitely want to connect to all of that.”
It’s a bad idea, sir. Let a classic be a classic, and tamper with it as little as possible.
“What we’ve been doing a lot of is thinking about the franchise rights for Ghostbusters. Because Ghostbusters, that idea doesn’t have to just take place in New York; it can happen over the world. I think it would be really cool to see Korean ghosts or Chinese ghosts. All those great traditions in the world have all these tales and things those people are afraid of. To have a sort of local group of Ghostbusters that tie with the head office in New York would be fun.”
Well, I suppose an international twist could prove interesting!