It’s not exactly what I expected. Note that I had a positive reaction, but it’s still not what I expected.

Zodiac over on Twitter is being, well, all Zodiac at how this looks like a shameless rip-off of STRANGER THINGS. Which it is. And which I don’t mind. I mean, sh*t, it’s just returning the favor, right? That show ripped off the 80s, and now the 80s are back and they’re looking for revenge.

What goes around comes around, baby. Plus, it’s got John Lithgow and Paul Rudd in it, and that’s promising. …Oh my God; I will forgive everybody involved everything if they pull in BUCKAROO BANZAI somehow. Everything, up to and including mail fraud.


  • Canthros says:

    That looks like it has potential. I hope it doesn’t suck.

  • BigFire says:

    Ghostbusters meets Gravity Falls and Stranger Things?

    • BigFire says:

      One more thing, they really couldn’t do any worse than the 2016 reboot. This movie basically ignored that continuity.

  • Aetius451AD says:

    I dunno. Seems to be trying to strike a creepy vibe, which is good.
    Paul Rudd? I like the guy, but is there no one else in Hollywood who can strike the ‘likable, quirky’ vibe? Don’t answer that.
    The gunner’s seat is kind of off putting.

    • Rockphed says:

      Yet somehow the gunner’s seat is perfect. How many of us wished to deal destruction to the world around us from the back seat of our parents’ station wagons? Only me? I’ll just see myself out.

    • junior says:

      The original had its creepy moments, as well. Yeah, the film was overall a comedy. And there was a lot of humor (hard not to have that, given the cast). But the film mixed creepy with comedy in a pretty effective fashion.

      I can’t remember much about the tone of the second film, but my vague recollection is that it had a lot less creepiness.

      All of the important cast members from the original movie are on the IMDB cast list. Dunno if that means they’re actually going to make an appearance, or whether it just means that they’ll be shown in footage from the original movies.

      • dljessup says:

        Not quite all of the important cast members from the original are there. Harold Ramis is missing from the IMDB cast list, which works against the footage from original movies option. Rick Moranis is also missing.

        • junior says:

          Of course Ramis is missing. He’s dead, and likely was before shooting even started. Union rules likely no longer apply to him.

          As for Moranis – his scenes in the first movie tended to keep him separate from the rest of the cast. He interacted a lot with Sigourney Weaver. But iirc, at the end of the movie they almost immediately bundle him off-screen while the Ghostbusters and Sigourney Weaver get to enjoy the adulation of the crowd. It wouldn’t be hard to show “historical footage” of the Ghostbusters that didn’t include him.

      • Luke says:

        It was a comedy, full of sharp writing and great comedians, but it’s important to remember that they all played their roles straight.
        The situation might be ridiculous, the lines might be hilarious, but they were delivered with deadpan sincerity.
        And I can’t think of a better straight man in Hollywood than Paul Rudd.

  • jeboyle says:

    That DOES have potential. Please don’t let it suck.

  • Luke says:

    I broke down and watched the trailer.
    Now, I’m actually interested.

    • jetty says:

      Diversity? check
      LGBT? unknown
      Climate Change? unknown
      Anti-Trump? unknown

      Love the idea. If the film isn’t infested with progressive ideology, I might watch it.

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