There has long been backlash in the realm of cinema for a variety of reasons, from Michael Bay directing a biopic about the attack on Pearl Harbor to Will Smith pushing the remake of The Karate Kid, it’s only natural for true movie fans to resist the cash cow nature of Hollywood studios. When the idea of a third Ghostbusters was kicked around (starring the original cast), fans perked like a curious puppy. But then to settle on an unnecessary reboot? No way around it: it’s a disappointment.
10. The Original Serves as the Standard Bearer
There is no reason to do another Ghostbusters film without the original Ghostbusters. When Harold Ramis passed unexpectedly in 2014, that should have been that. The idea of another Ghostbusters film should have died with him. The early reviews are in for Ghostbusters (2016), and they’re not good. Max Landis took to the web to offer his two cents after seeing the reboot, and suggested it was “whatever…” though it was clearly born of his Ghostbusters 3 pitch. This is disappointing on multiple levels. There seems no better way to disappoint yourself than to watch the original, and then go see how they couldn’t improve upon it 32 years later. Here’s the deal, people. If you’re gonna make a film, don’t make a film that becomes a chore for people to sift through on IMDb in order to get to the film people are actually looking for.