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    How was it? No spoilers please, but did you like it? I assume you're a fan of the original. Worthy sequel? Do Murry and Ackroyd get a good amount of screen time? They've been hidden from the trailers (which I kinda like). 
    2000: Camden 1, 2003: Philly, State College, Camden 1, MSG 2, Hershey, 2004: Reading, 2005: Philly, 2006: Camden 1, 2, East Rutherford 1, 2007: Lollapalooza, 2008: Camden 1, Washington D.C., MSG 1, 2, 2009: Philly 1, 2, 3, 4, 2010: Bristol, MSG 2, 2011: PJ20 1, 2, 2012: Made In America, 2013: Brooklyn 2, Philly 2, 2014: Denver, 2015: Global Citizen Festival, 2016: Philly 2, Fenway 1, 2018: Fenway 1, 2, 2021: Sea. Hear. Now. 2022: Camden

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    dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 20,827

    How was it? No spoilers please, but did you like it? I assume you're a fan of the original. Worthy sequel? Do Murry and Ackroyd get a good amount of screen time? They've been hidden from the trailers (which I kinda like). 
    Screw Ackroyd and Murray. Where's McKinnon, goddamnit!?!


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    Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 29,785
    edited November 2021

    How was it? No spoilers please, but did you like it? I assume you're a fan of the original. Worthy sequel? Do Murry and Ackroyd get a good amount of screen time? They've been hidden from the trailers (which I kinda like). 
    I have a strong relationship to other films from 1984 (Elm Street, The Terminator etc) but not really Ghostbusters. I think I even saw part II before the first one. I rewatched it yesterday though. I think it is a pleasant enough film - carried to a large degree by Bill Murray but would not call myself a superfan. I dig the big bad in the painting from part II over Gozer also...

    What I wrote at another place: 

    Watch it more as an Amblin matiné with kids driving the film, like Super-8 or Transformers (2007) and less like a Ghostbusters-sequel wanting Bill Murray-esque sarcasm.

    It doesn't really feel like it is part of the same universe. No more gritty and grainy New York and instead shots of the golden hour and corn fields. With it telling a story through an Amblin lens, but hooking into the Ghostbusters. Almost feel, to reference Hellraiser, like the spec scripts Dimension bought up and then shoved Pinhead into making them Hellraiser movies. But at the same time, look at movies like Dumb and Dumber 2 and Anchorman 2 trying to just give you "more of the same" (like Ghostbusters 2). That could have been more of a mistake decades later. Hard to not respect Jason Reitman for taking it in another direction in that context. But it could have easily been it's own story with no links to Ghostbusters also.

    Regarding Murray and Aykroyd and Hudsons involvement:

    they have glorified cameos and doesn't feel all that organically included. They could have been used a bit more instead of being used just to have the audience go:



    The best part of the film is some scenes with Paul Rudd and McKenna Grace. Should have given them more scenes together. AND the midcredit scene. 
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    Sounds good. I like that it's not "more of the same" like Dumb and Dumber 2, etc. 
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    DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin Toronto Posts: 2,527
    Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 
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    eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PA Posts: 41,364
    Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 

    wait, what?
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    PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BC Posts: 49,780
    edited November 2021

    I'm not really a comic book/super hero movie fan in general (Iron Man is the exception for me), but even then I sensed that was just a little something missing from this film... was it.... a good sense of humour? They tried with that, but I'm not sure it worked very well. Anyway, it was fine, for a super hero movie, not great. I never really can get into them, so I dunno. Plus, we went to the 19+ VIP theatre, so were drunk, lol. Some cool things to look at for sure.
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    goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowhere Posts: 7,388


    I finally got around to seeing this after watching the spin off Netflix show. Probably the wrong way round to do it, but you can really appreciate Favreau’s skills and training in the kitchen when you watch the movie.
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    F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,843
    goldrush said:


    I finally got around to seeing this after watching the spin off Netflix show. Probably the wrong way round to do it, but you can really appreciate Favreau’s skills and training in the kitchen when you watch the movie.
    One of my favorite movies to watch.  Countless watches, almost did again, last night.
    People are critical of Favreau but he is a marvel, to me.
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
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    dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 20,827
    goldrush said:


    I finally got around to seeing this after watching the spin off Netflix show. Probably the wrong way round to do it, but you can really appreciate Favreau’s skills and training in the kitchen when you watch the movie.
    One of my favorite movies to watch.  Countless watches, almost did again, last night.
    People are critical of Favreau but he is a marvel, to me.
    "Hang on, Voltaire."
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    F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commets Posts: 30,843
    dankind said:
    goldrush said:


    I finally got around to seeing this after watching the spin off Netflix show. Probably the wrong way round to do it, but you can really appreciate Favreau’s skills and training in the kitchen when you watch the movie.
    One of my favorite movies to watch.  Countless watches, almost did again, last night.
    People are critical of Favreau but he is a marvel, to me.
    "Hang on, Voltaire."
    Exactly.  Dude could write that genius stuff and do so many other things.  Acting is not near the top of list of talents this guy has.  
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
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    PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,586
    goldrush said:

    Nice movie! :plus_one:
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    PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,586
    C'est la Vie! (2017)
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    DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin Toronto Posts: 2,527
    Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 

    wait, what?
    I think it's from 2018, it was decent but not great,  lol.
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    dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 20,827
    Big Trouble in Little China 
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    tbergstbergs Posts: 9,373
    dankind said:
    Big Trouble in Little China 
    Loved that b style trash when I was a kid.
    It's a hopeless situation...
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    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
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    dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 20,827
    tbergs said:
    dankind said:
    Big Trouble in Little China 
    Loved that b style trash when I was a kid.
    Holds up well. 
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    ikiTikiT USA Posts: 11,051
    The Police
    Around the World


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    PapPap Aspra Spitia, Greece Posts: 28,586
    Chef (2014) - Last night
    Captain Fantastic (2016) - Tonight
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    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
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    DarthMaeglinDarthMaeglin Toronto Posts: 2,527
    edited November 2021
    Superman: Red Son

    I really enjoy the Elseworlds stories, this one was pretty good, despite a couple inconsistencies, lol. The setup is that  Superman crashed in the Soviet Union not Kansas.

    Next up, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight.

    Edit for a misspelling, lol.
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    PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BC Posts: 49,780
    edited November 2021
    Possessor Uncut

    I really enjoyed this movie. Weird, but really cool (and I am glad I watched the uncut version - I watched a reaction to the original one, and the uncut seems a bit better IMO. But the original theatrical release is good too. It's by David Cronenberg's son, Brandon Cronenberg. The dude's got talent.
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    CROJAM95CROJAM95 Posts: 9,597
    Spencer

    thought it was interesting 

    Kristen Stewart did well
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    23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,857
    Terrible..

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    goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowhere Posts: 7,388

    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
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    23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,857

    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018. Berlin 2022
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.

    I wish i was the souvenir you kept your house key on..
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    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
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    ikiTikiT USA Posts: 11,051
    edited November 2021
    Boogie


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    Straight outta Compton 
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