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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Reviews (Embargo Lifted a MONTH Before Release)

TransTrender

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Ionian

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I wouldn’t say the 2016 movie was very good, but I certainly wasn’t offended by it. My 6 year old loved it, so I guess that’s something.

I didn't mind it either. It wasn't great and lots of cringe-worthy attempts at humour. But it was utterly pointless.

I won't watch it again but I thought it was OK. Just thank God it didn't get a sequel.
 
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DKehoe

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I wouldn’t say the 2016 movie was very good, but I certainly wasn’t offended by it. My 6 year old loved it, so I guess that’s something.
The weird thing about that film was you had a group of people thinking it was going to be this trailblazing force and another group thinking it was going to be the worst thing ever. But personally I just found it to be mediocre and unremarkable. I’ve no recollection of what the plot was. It left no meaningful impression on me. For something that was so divisive in “the discourse” I’ve no strong feelings about it either way.
 

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I’ve no recollection of what the plot was.
The entire plot was anti-men. The main villain was a shut-in incel stereotype, and Chris Hemsworth's male secretary character was a retard.

Literally the only laugh in the entire movie came from Ozzy's cameo, which really had no place in a Ghostbusters movie in the first place but again was another example of the marketing driven focus group made movie that it was.
 

Ionian

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You also have the theme which is a mix of dub-step/Jet pack joyride.

Sounds like a 16-year old made it on fruity loops over a few nights after homework. Slight hints of great, but certainly not memorable.

 
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nkarafo

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My only issue with this movie so far seems to be it's tone.

It doesn't look like it's a comedy. The original was one of the funniest movies i ever saw and even the dreadful remake tried to be funny.

This one looks like it's trying to be sappy and emotional, with a lot of nostalgia on top.
 

The Skull

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Saw another "review" by some champion of the 2016 film screaming about it being a corpse of nepotism. I couldn't imagine being so triggered to hate something that, on the whole from what I've heard, the fan base seem to love. Sad sad people.
 

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I would've been all over this a few years ago but making it now after harold ramis is already dead feels shitty.