Ghostbusters

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Girlwhowearsglasses Sat 16-Jul-16 18:20:11

Just Been.

Enjoyed it actually - much more than I thought. It made quite an impression on me first time around. The eight year olds absolutely loved it.

As usual I thought they could have shaved 20 minutes off.

Nice cameo appearances too

OvO Sat 16-Jul-16 18:25:20

I though Chris Hemsworth was terrible in it but apart from that enjoyed it.

My 8 year old also enjoyed it and loved spotting all the cameos. grin

I have no idea why all the hate for this film, the humour is childish but not anymore than the originals.

JedRambosteen Sat 16-Jul-16 18:27:22

Just commented on the Ghostbusters trailer thread in Feminism chat, but I'll post here too.

Saw it today with my 2 sons and DS1's friend. We all properly LOLed in the film, the boys were helpless with laughter in a few places. When we came out DS2 said he much preferred it to the original one because the women were much funnier than the men. They also absolutely loved the Kate McKinnon character and all her crazy tech. I have slight girl crush on her too.

JedRambosteen Sat 16-Jul-16 18:28:02

Am I right in thinking the receptionist in the swanky hotel was the receptionist (Janice?) from the original film?

Girlwhowearsglasses Sat 16-Jul-16 20:40:06

Yes that was the receptionist Janice.

Kate McKinnon rocks, made it for me.

PlectrumElectrum Sun 17-Jul-16 00:27:27

Saw this earlier with my DD - I really enjoyed it, better than I'd hoped it would be. The comedy was great & I really loved Leslie Jones in it. All the cameos were great - I especially loved Dan akroyds grin

The whole cast were great - pfft to all the crap over the fact it was women this time round. I really liked the wink to all the misogynistic abuse online. I'd definitely recommend it smile

RenegadeJL Sun 17-Jul-16 00:51:41

Somehow I can't bring myself to watch it! I must have seen the first one more than 20 times as a kid and as a consequence I'm Ghostbusted out for a lifetime.

PlectrumElectrum Sun 17-Jul-16 11:14:42

Ah gwan! You'll enjoy it grin

PatriciaHolm Thu 21-Jul-16 19:36:01

I thought it was....fine. Cameos were fun. Chris hemsworth was wasted, the while running joke about Erin lusting after him was icky. Kids watched several bits through their fingers. So..6/10 maybe?

Dayna1 Fri 22-Jul-16 14:56:20

I will probably see it, though I don't have high expectations about it.

coldcanary Sat 23-Jul-16 15:47:53

Just got back from watching it. The first 5 minutes made me seriously regret paying for the tickets but we really enjoyed it after that.
Loved the little nods to the original films and the cameos, the 4 main characters were trying a little too hard with the quirkiness until they were allowed to get into the story properly, Chris Hemsworth was predictably wooden.

Figgygal Sat 23-Jul-16 22:59:27

Just watched it thought it was charmless unfunny cartoonish in its effects and so disappointing!!

What were the points of the cameos too?

I watched the original again couple weeks back as is one of my favourite films that probably made it worse. So disappointing

Figgygal Sat 23-Jul-16 23:00:32

Oh and the two slimers were unforgivable

FraggleMountain Mon 25-Jul-16 00:53:02

I saw it today and I loved it! I think it's the best depiction of scientists I've ever seen, which was unexpected but much appreciated. Lots of quirky little jokes hidden away among all the big stupid stuff too - a real treat

proseccowithastraw Thu 28-Jul-16 09:40:51

I was posting to say I have developed a massive Kate McKinnon crush since seeing the film, but looks like I'm not the only one grin

I think it was good overall. Could have been better and I would have liked more Ghostbusters theme music. Dp is such a geek... as soon as we got home she taught herself to play it on her electric guitar. Love her for things like that though! smile

theliverpoolone Sat 13-Aug-16 23:21:27

Chris Hemsworth was predictably wooden. Wasn't that just the part he was playing - someone attractive but dim? Although I've never seen him in anything else so don't know what he's usually like....

Saw this today with dd (just 9 and easily scared). Had been a bit worried about the suitability re sexual references, but they were v mild - it was scarier than either of us had expected though. She covered her eyes quite a bit - but loved it overall! I thought the four females were great, and also loved the cameos. Was disappointed to read that it's been a big box-office flop sad. We'd see it again.

BoneyBackJefferson Sat 27-Aug-16 23:57:37

really just tries too hard, and not funny.

ExcellentWorkThereMary Sun 28-Aug-16 00:01:09

Oh I loved it! I'm a huge fan of the original and I loved all the cameos, I felt Like the old 'busters were giving their nod of approval which made me love it all the more. Fuckin wonderful.

MsAmerica Mon 29-Aug-16 00:52:02

I'm not a big fan of the original, but at least it was quite fun, and Bill Murray carried the day. I thought this version is weak, with few real laughs, and also makes no use of NYC as a backdrop. The one really bright spot is Kate McKinnon who adds some crazy energy to the mix.

Middleoftheroad Mon 29-Aug-16 00:57:15

I love the original (and The Real Ghostbusters cartoon from the 80s) and was so disappointed by this sad

Middleoftheroad Mon 29-Aug-16 01:00:07

Figgy Two Slimers!!!! WTF?? shock

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