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17 July 2016 @ 06:50 pm
Okay, so I vaguely remember things about the original Ghostbusters but I can't actually remember ever watching it? But I have a friend - @TricksyLiesmith - who loves 80s films, so I was prepared to go along with her and thought I'd probably find it fun. Then there were all those noises about having women play the lead characters and the guys being jokes and, ugh, how awful this was and it must be stopped...and I admit in the face of this my brain went: film, take my money. So, disclaimer if needed, that's where I stood when we went to the pictures yesterday.

Folks, this is film is hugely enjoyable. I was not prepared to like it this much. I laughed A LOT. And it's just fun. Yes, there's some feminism in there, but it's average 'this is what all ladies put up with' feminism and some amusing jokes about and around being a woman; no man-hating, in your face, explosive feminism as bemoaned by internet boys. Lots of in your face ghosts and slime though. And jumpy moments, clever moments, comedy. I'd like to watch this again some time, yes please.

And @TricksyLiesmith told me that as a huge fan of the original film she really loved it and thought all the Easter eggs worked really well. So love all 'round.

Also, I know most people on my f-list will have been trained by Marvel, but just in case, if you go to see this do stay until the very end because there's lots of extra credit scenes and amusing credits and an end-end extra credit scene. Like, ALL THE EXTRA CREDIT SCENES. Enjoy :D

alphaflyer on July 17th, 2016 09:14 pm (UTC)
Kidlet and I are going to see it this week!
inkvoices: avengers:assassins huginkvoices on July 21st, 2016 07:03 pm (UTC)
Have you been yet? Did you enjoyed it???

Ended up getting the original this week - it was either pay for postage for an Amazon delivery or add something cheap to the cart, so why not - and since I don't have nostalgia for it and it's 30 years old...it didn't stand up so well. But my sister laughed at it a lot, especially the bad flirting, so that was a win. Looking forward to seeing what she thinks of the new one.
Blueblue_meridian on July 19th, 2016 07:34 pm (UTC)
I loved the original movie but I had different standards at the time, and it was really the cartoon I have nostalgia for, so I wasn't 100% sure how this was going to play out but given the givens, I was definitely contributing to the opening weekend. I tempered my expectations but, like you said, it was just such a FUN movie to watch!
inkvoices: avengers:natasha dropping ininkvoices on July 21st, 2016 07:08 pm (UTC)
Just watched the original this week with my sister and not having seen it before, so not having the nostalgia, alas it didn't really stand up. But then it has to be forgiven for being so very 80s. My sister laughed at it a lot though, so I'm looking forward to seeing what she thinks of the new one. YES, just good fun, and I loved that :D
sugar_fey: Buffy: willow nerdsugar_fey on July 22nd, 2016 11:26 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed it so much! My boyfriend and my basically-sister-in-law loved it too. I went in with no expectations other than Ladies and Pissing Off MRA Trolls, because I only ever saw bits of the original, but wow, it was so good.

And I have a massive crush on Holtzman. :D
inkvoices: incredibles:not leaving the saving to thinkvoices on July 24th, 2016 06:43 pm (UTC)
Yay! Oh Holtzman, Holtzman is fantastic :D

(I do love that for some of us the trolling contributed to us seeing a film we perhaps wouldn't otherwise have bothered with, or at least not at the pictures, HA.)