Gwartney's movie review: Ghostbusters No spoilers please

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? Gold

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    Saw it last night. The plot is pretty much the same as the original without the sub plots and without most of the funny.

    I really wanted to like this. I thought the four stars were capable of bringing the funny. There were a few funny moments and a lot of boring moments.

    Way too many cameos. None of them had a bit of impact on the movie; they were just written in to make a spot for that star. Harold Ramis was even in it.

    The movie relied on cheap laughs. Steve Higgins' part was especially bad. Worse than that was Chris Helmsworth. A terrible unfunny part.

    The four stars had very little chemistry.
    Kate McKinnon was just strange. Mellisa Mcarthy did the usual physical humor. Kristen Wiig played it fairly straight. Leslie Jones is a fair actress. All of them suffered from a lousy script. You could tell a couple of times when they tried to improvise.

    Ok, the ghosts were cool but the movie depended way too much on them.

    2 1/2 stars out of 5
     
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    :wtf:
     
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    this flick got like 75% on Rotten Tomatoes.
     
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    He played a ghost
     
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    Nickthedick Absotutely

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    must have been his ghost :c
     
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    Nickthedick Absotutely

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    goddammit :facepalm:
     
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    :sarcastic:
     
  10. Mike

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    You wanted to like a movie that had the he -beast known as Leslie Jones? :scratch:
     
  11. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? Gold

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    Truthfully I paid ten bucks and wanted to hate it.
     
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    would you ever watch it again
     
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    gwartney Is there gas in the car? Gold

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    Negative.
     
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    any movie who's main advertising point is that girls need role models, is a movie to avoid. summer movies are supposed to be entertaining.