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As I state in this commentary this is not a review of the movie. I have not seen it therefore I am not reviewing.
The purpose of this video is an observation that movie-goers are greeting this reboot with. That is what I am highlighting.
Had I not seen it and then reviewed then I could understand peoples' frustrations. But this is not the case. I am commenting on the observations of people who have witnessed and influencing my decision not go to see it.
Just for context, unlike other Ghostbuster fans who are not seeing it because the Ghostbusters are female now; I am choosing not to watch it because the trailers put me off with cringeworthy jokes, lackluster CGI which does not even hold a candle to the 1984 Visual effects and the cast members seemingly having no convincing chemistry with each other.
The fact that the Ghostbusters are now women is not even an issue for me. I've never had a problem with that.
You could have an all-male or mixed gender reboot with the same story, director and visual effects and the end result would have been the same.
To me, that's the least of this flick's problems from what I've been hearing.
I look for story, pacing, cast chemistry and good performances. And again with Wreckless-eating's review which I shall leave below; there is little to none of that in this flick.
And the mere fact that this movie's toy merchandise is in the bargain bin already tells me that they have no faith in this glorified cash-grab on an old-school franchise that the fans never asked for this unnecessary reboot.
Had the 1984 original had been terrible beyond recognition then I could understand the merit to reboot the franchise. That is one of the few exceptions a franchise should have for a reset is when it failed to deliver on what it set out to do and wow the audience.
But the original is a cult and iconic classic that has stood the test of time and is enjoyable by new and established fans that are still quoting lines even to this day
"That's a big twinkee." Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore
Bottom line is this: based on from what I've heard from those that have seen it as that this thing is going to tank. And I've chosen not to go watch it as I'm listening to the reviews and trusting my gut instinct for once on this occasion.
Regularly I would not pay heed to reviews, but considering 9 out of 10 reviews I've read/seen thus far have come back confirming my suspicions that there is seemingly no love put into this flick.
This is one time I am spending my £6.50 on something else.