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Is ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Director Paul Feig Setting Low Expectations for Big Surprises?
There’s only one explanation that comes to mind regarding the influx of Ghostbusters teases director Paul Feig has been sharing throughout production of this reboot. And the simple answer that makes sense to me is that Feig is trying to set the bar so low that we’ll ultimately enjoy it. How else could you explain the uninteresting proton packs, Ecto-1 car, and Ghostbusters uniforms?
And like the first look at Heath Ledger’s Joker in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, as easily as it is for us to judge something at first glance, the end result could be spectacular. The new Ghostbusters uniforms are pretty ugly with those orange stripes; the proton packs are very simplistic and not as fun or intricate as the originals; and the new Ecto-1 is boxy and lifeless. Are these teases helping to set prepare audiences so the transition into this reboot isn’t as jarring on the big screen? Maybe seeing the new Ghostbusters in action could be awesome?
I do like the look of the group together in uniform. Putting Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones next to each other, in those poses, there’s a certain attitude about them that I find appealing.
Director Paul Feig has even been trying to justify the reboot changes with detailed specs of the new proton packs too. It’s a cool tidbit, that proves that every working part matters. But why is he showing us this now? What difference will this make ultimately in the enjoyment of the movie? It seems as if he’s too busy trying to set this reboot right with fans to minimize backlash. I believe in Feig as a filmmaker because I thought Spy looked terrible and it turned out to be pretty entertaining. And I really enjoyed Bridesmaids. I can understand that he might be excited about this project and wants to share these teases, but I’d rather him put his energy in developing a great movie, not a great marketing campaign.
Most recently, Feig disclosed the names of the Ghostbusters, which are Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, and Patty Tolan. This information carries absolutely no weight or any value until we hear them spoken in relation to context to the script. Ghostbusters fans have been trying to tie them with the original cast being Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spenger (Harold Ramis) and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson). But nothing has clicked. Sadly, these bits and pieces of production has outraged some fans enough to warrant death threats toward Feig:
However this film turns out, it will not diminish my love for the original films. They’re such classics in my book. If somewhere down the line someone decided to remake Back to the Future, I may gripe about it, but it wouldn’t affect my love for the original trilogy.
Ghostbusters also stars Andy Garcia, Chris Hemsworth, Michael K. Williams, Neil Casey, and Matt Walsh. The film is set to arrive in theaters on July 22nd, 2016.
Movie Review: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ Raises the Franchise to New Heights
Riding on the success of 2010’s How to Train Your Dragon, DreamWorks seeks to make a bold statement in the animation world with writer/director Dean DeBlois’ How to Train Your Dragon 2. The evolution of our heroes and the expanded development of the dragon mythology makes for one of the most fascinating and exciting sequels ever. How to Train Your Dragon 2 is the animated experience you cannot miss. Continue reading
WonderCon 2014: Details on Dragons and Villains from ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’
This summer, How to Train Your Dragon 2 will take flight on June 13, and director Dean Deblois and actor Jay Baruchel (Hiccup) were kind enough to visit WonderCon 2014 to give a little more insight on the project. After the break, learn what director Deblois and Baruchel had to say about new dragons, the mysterious new villain, and setting up for a third How to Train Your Dragon. Continue reading
Final Trailer for ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’ Unlocks New Secrets (111 Screesnhots)
DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox have unveiled the final trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2. This new HTTYD2 trailer features more dragons, more plot details, and introduces new characters. Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless’ world is about to get a lot bigger. Watch the trailer after the break. Continue reading
Second ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’ Trailer Goes to Battle (88 Screenshots)
If the incredible teaser trailer wasn’t enough for animation fans, the second trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2 has been released. Solidifying the fact that this combination of vikings and dragons is one of the most fun, exciting, and emotional fantasy stories of all time, HTTYD fans are definitely in for a treat with where writer/director Dean Deblois is taking Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless. With more dragons and adventure than ever before How to Train Your Dragon 2 is definitely one of the most anticipated movies of 2014. See the new trailer after the jump along with 88 hi-res screenshots. Continue reading
‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ Teaser Trailer is a Beauty (44 Screenshots)
The arena of movie marketing is fickle. Teaser trailers can make or break an audience’s perception of a film. In the case of Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the marketing team has captured something wonderful with the song “Dirty Paws” by Of Monsters and Men and the beautiful cinematography of the film. This breathtaking teaser doesn’t give us much to work with on plot, but it does an incredible job at inviting us into the world of Walter Mitty visually. Check it out after the break. Continue reading
Stunning ‘How To Train Your Dragon 2’ Teaser Trailer Takes Flight (41 Screenshots)
Swooping back into theaters next summer is the cast of misfit vikings in How to Train Your Dragon 2. Taking place five years after the events of the first film – four years since its release – we will see a more mature Hiccup and his pal winged Toothless take to the skies. After the jump, see what our heroes are up to in this beautifully orchestrated sequence of a teaser trailer
‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ Trailer Welcomes Fans to the ’80s (31 Screenshots)
The first official full-length trailer for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues has just been released and it feels like everyone is slipping right back into character perfectly. Within the trailer we see the actual footage of the new film and how the Channel 4 News Team is adjusting the 1980s. I wouldn’t say there are any big laughs or spoilers this time around, but this trailer does seem to raise a few questions. Check out the trailer for Anchorman 2 after the break. Continue reading