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Movie Review: ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016)
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Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters
Director: Paul Feig
Screenwriter: Paul Feig and Katie Dippold
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Neil Casey
Distributor: Sony Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 116 minutes
Release Date: July 15, 2016

It’s easy to see why a reboot of a film like Ghostbusters could be met with such resistance. But that resistance has to come from the right place, otherwise it will sound like white noise. Now that we live in such a progressive period of time, we are more likely to see changes that would fuel such a resistance, and it’s no surprise that we are seeing that in Paul Feig‘s reboot, Ghostbusters.

The 1984 original film is such a classic film for many of us who have either lived during that time or have watched it on home video and learned of its existence through the two animated series. There is also the 1989 sequel, as well as board games, comic books, and video games, all of it based on the success of the franchise. Until now, there really hasn’t been any changes to the franchise, and as such there will be those who will probably have a strong attachment to the two films they are very familiar with. Which brings me back to the idea of resistance. No matter how you spin it, no matter how great it is, no matter how funny, there will be those who will not welcome this film with open arms. And that is the wrong way to approach it. The new Ghostbusters film, while flawed, is funny — very funny. It is one of those rare reboot comedies that’s sharp and clever, and isn’t afraid to make fun of itself or acknowledge some of those critics who may have been vocal about not wanting to see the film since it was first announced. The full review of 2016’s Ghostbusters is here below.

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‘Ghostbusters’ Might Not Open In China
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Ghostbusters

International box office numbers can be huge, but the one market that can have the biggest impact is China. Films like Warcraft and Pacific Rim can bomb in America but find huge success in China and earn enough box office revenue to give studios the confidence to greenlight a sequel. With Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon hitting American theaters this weekend, it only makes sense that China also gets a piece of that pie.

However, there is word that the film might not even make it there, ultimately hurting its worldwide box office gross. More on the story below.

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‘Ghostbusters’ Trailer: Don’t Piss Off The Ghost
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Ghostbusters Stars Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Kate McKinnon

The Ghostbusters reboot has been met with an inevitable catch 22, with an outcry of fans criticizing the film either mimicking the original too much or being too different from the original because of the contemporary tone. There doesn’t seem to be any way that the film can win.

Despite that, Sony will move forward with the new reboot directed by Paul Feig. The reboot stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones as the new team who will save their city from what McCarthy’s character describes as “The Apocalypse.” While we have all seen something like that before, we haven’t really seen it through the perspective of four very funny leading female comedians. And hopefully that will dispel any doubts or worries. Check out the new trailer for Ghostbusters below.

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‘Ghostbusters’ International Trailer Should Have Been The Domestic Trailer
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Ghostbusters 2016 Reboot -- Chris Hemsworth

If the first Ghostbusters trailer didn’t quite live up to your to expectations, unless those expectations were to criticize Leslie Jones for playing an MTA employee and not a scientist – “It’s not a race thang,” the comedian assured critics and fans in a tweet – then a brand new international trailer might be to your liking.

Sony has just released the new international trailer for the Paul Feig-directed reboot, which features a bit more action than the first one, and more speaking lines for Chris Hemsworth. Check it out below.

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‘Ghostbusters’ Trailer Has Finally Arrived
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Ghostbusters Image #2

It seems strange that we are getting a first look at Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. But we are. No matter how strange or weird the campaign strategy is, most of us have already expressed our thoughts on the idea that the film was being rebooted based on Ivan Reitman’s ’80s classic. And a trailer isn’t exactly going to change anyone’s opinion, although it could reinforce already established opinions.

Still, if you remain hopeful, then I suggest you check out the full trailer below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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