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Paul Feig claims Ghostbusters 2016 failed because of the "Anti-Hillary Movement" and not because it was unfunny crap

Davey Cakes

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I think Redlettermedia got it right: they suspect 99% of the movie is ad-lib and the actors weren't actually given a proper script.

Hence the resulting masterpiece.
It's a lazy thing with throwaway comedies these days, not just GB'16. The filmmakers think they can put a bunch of comedians and comedic actors familiar with improv together in the same room and the magic will happen.
 
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OK, I'm Brazilian and I've never heard of it. What kind of demeaning tag is this?

share links, door's closed already
Even I am aware of brazilian fart porn.
It's what keeps your economy afloat these days apart from Cachaça.
 
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Can't wait for his "Ghostbusters Afterlife succeeded because of the pro trump movement" speech next year.
 
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the main villain of the movie was a basement dwelling nerd. people call him freak. he kills himself! while the heroes watch! yay???

at one point they shoot the Ghostbusters logo in the testicles! even though he's a cartoon who visibly doesn't have any!

then you consider the fact that they are utter failures, in fact they let a number of living people die in front of them. they kill Bill Murray because they are idiiots.

then the fact that every single male in the movie is a fucking retard. Chris Hemsworth not know his ears are what you hear with.

RLM had it right with the "they won't shut up" note. it's like they said "Melissa, while you walk to the door, say something funny!" for every single action in the movie.

Holtzman with the godawful mugging WIPE THAT SMIRK OFF YOUR FACE YOU SNL VAMPIRE

i wish i could buy a negative movie ticket to this, just to subtract from whatever the pathetic box office it cobbled together.
 
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Thought it was a fine film for what it was, especially the 3D theater experience. Something definitely felt off though, I dunno if there was a lot of cuts and story changes made by Sony, but it just seemed like yet another potentially great film that didn't live up to its premise.

It's especially baffling because the cast was great and Paul Feig has done some great work. He directed the Dinner Party episode of The Office for christ's sake. Kristen Wiig nailed her character and Melissa McCarthy will always be a favorite of mine.

I was really hoping we'd have a Captain Marvel-like situation where the film was good and successful and it was a huge slap across the face of internet manbabies and misogynists, but you can't win 'em all I guess.

Folks acting like it ruined the franchise by being awful when Ghostbusters 2 has existed for over 30 years now was downright hilarious though.

To be honest I'm not expecting Afterlife to be much better either. With Harold Ramis gone they should really put any attempt to make a sequel (in film form anyway) to the original continuity to rest.
 
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Did these people have any connection with all the people who were going to shoot up the cinemas because of the Joker movie?
 
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People who are at fault typically blame the person at the end of their finger instead of the person that finger is attached to.
 

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Even I am aware of brazilian fart porn.
It's what keeps your economy afloat these days apart from Cachaça.

Never heard of it either. Must be targeted at foreigners lol

I guess they're doing a bad job, the economy here sucks balls.
 
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And I blame you Feig you fucking hack for giving me permanent brain damage for having to sit through your shit movie for 2hrs. I haven't been able to laugh properly now for 3 years because you killed humor and broke my brain!
 

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The problem with dragging this back up in 2020, is that everyone has seen it now, knows it’s shit, and this alt-right/sexist/racist gaslighting is not going to fly anymore.

Yep. I am definitely not anti women in power at all, but the movie was just terrible. It wasn't funny in the slightest. And i'm speaking as a fan of Feig's previous work and the ladies in this film are genuinely funny and talented. It just didn't work. Simple. No one went against you (in fact, stupid critics seemed to like it a fair bit).
 

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The manufactured-ass drama leading up to the movie was more entertaining and memorable than the actual movie.

Kristin Wiig did a full frontal nude scene for one of her movies. She's funny and hot and shouldn't have signed on for this trainwreck.

Hey whatever you do, don’t tell us the movie.
 
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ExpandKong

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lol you could have typed "kristin wiig nude" into google faster than you typed that post and you'd already be cleaning the cum off your sock

But if you’d just posted it when you mentioned it I’d already be hiding the sock in the bottom of the hamper!
 

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WTF...why would you ever associate your name, and your work with anything to do with Hillary Clinton? Even if she was involved lol

Have some self-respect ffs
 

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He thinks he made a movie that is not close to the worst movie ever made? I do not care at all about whether the cast is male or female (Ocean's 8 is pretty fun by the way), but if a comedy movie does not have a single fun joke and just has a bunch of obnoxious "see how crass I am" scenes to replace the humour, then it is junk. I would have voted for Clinton had I been a US citizen. I would not recommend that Ghostbusters junk movie to my worst enemy.
 

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Movie was so bad and idgaf about women being president or whatever. It’s either good or not and this movie was god damn terrible.
 

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I saw it in theaters and it was solidly "ok". Some things I liked, some things I didn't, but overall not terrible. What did get me was the final encounter. It was going at a pretty good pace, a tad over the top in a less than optimal way, and then...

at one point they shoot the Ghostbusters logo in the testicles! even though he's a cartoon who visibly doesn't have any!

..that happened. I'm in my head mentally sighing "you were so close, you were doing so well, and then you took the Power Rangers movie easy way out". Going blue at the last moment because you can't think of an actual way to resolve the conflict is lazy writing at best and a major pace killer at worst.
 
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What's funny is that "all-women Ghostbusters" is the best idea in the entire movie, but the movie itself is garbage. A lot of controversy over nothing. At the end of the day, people just want quality entertainment.

I'm a fan of Ghostbusters II (grew up with it, love it) but even I can admit that they were selling the talent short there. The people behind GB'16 didn't learn a thing from years of ups and downs with the GB universe. In fact, they watered the property down even more.
 
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She is beautiful.

I don't know if it's because in a few years I'll be 40 but I only seem to be attracted to women above 30 and 40 years old nowadays. Milfs (or Milves?) FTW.
I've been into her ever since seeing her on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. She seems cool as hell in real life.

This movie was so bad though. Its weird how crazy the defense was for this, Captain Marvel, and The Last Jedi. A lot of people thought they sucked, get over it.
 

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Movie was okay and I was reasonably entertained for the two hours or however long it lasted. The whole thing was completely forgettable and hardly worthy of any controversy.

The thing with it is that it’s about as entertaining as a random movie you’d find on Netflix. It just wasn’t really something that you couldn’t wait to tell people you know about. There also was nothing uniquely classic about it like the original Ghostbusters. It doesn’t even feel like it’s really and truly part of that same universe.

Paul Feig has done some decent stuff before but this simply wasn’t one of those things at all. His inability to acknowledge that and his continued insistence on beating that controversy drum instead doesn’t give me a lot of confidence in his movie making capability going forward.
 
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Hopefully Feig fares better with this


Paul Feig has signed on to direct The School For Good And Evil, a Netflix film adaptation of Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling debut novel and the first of six in The School for Good and Evil series.

David Magee (Life of Pi, Mary Poppins Returns) and Laura Solon (Office Christmas Party, Let It Snow) are adapting the screenplay which follows best friends Sophie and Agatha who uncover where fairytale legacies go to school: the School for Good and Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains.
 

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It sucked because the script was terrible, if it was a cast of men with the same script it would have sucked the same. End of story.