Sunday, January 20, 2019

Ghost Busted!

This week Columbia Pictures announced plans to produce Ghostbusters 3, to be released sometime in 2020. The film will be a direct sequel to the original franchise, and most likely reunite the surviving stars of the two original films. It will NOT be a continuation of the execrable 2016 Ghostbusters remake.

Ghostbusters fans the world over were delighted by this news. As for myself, I've been burned too many times in the past to let myself get too awfully excited about it. For now, I'm remaining "cautiously optimistic."

Not everyone was happy with the announcement though. Actress Leslie Jones, who starred in the 2016 abomination, took to Twitter where she had this to say:


Yes, Leslie, the fact that Columbia's ignoring your cineturd is absolutely because of men, toxic masculinity and donald trump. It couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact that your movie wasn't funny, got a 51% Rotten Tomatoes score and cost the studio millions by underperforming at the box office.

And I guess it must have skipped your mind that your movie was a remake which ignored the original films. I guess there must be some twisted logic in play that makes it OK when you do it?

In my review of Ghostbusters 2016, I praised Leslie Jones as one of the very few good things about the film, "In fact she was the least annoying of the four main characters, and my favorite thing about the movie. She was the only one who seemed to be an actual person, rather than a character (or caricature, in some cases)."

I now officially regret those words.

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