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Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
I am completely on board with this, as I am with all all Ghosts and the Busters they keep employed
 

Fredde

Let me rock you Chaugnar Faugn
I'm just happy that there's still lady 'Busters.

 

Phantoon

I cuss you bad
That trailer feels uncomfortably like The Force Awakens trailer, but I'm actually quite excited for this.
 
This looks ok...
BUT - (and not problem exclusive to this movie)
- we are culturally arrested in the nostalgia of things nearly 40 years old. If we were doing this when ghostbusters came out, we wouldn't have ghostbusters!
- oh no, a sky portal
 

John

(he/him)
This looks ok...
BUT - (and not problem exclusive to this movie)
- we are culturally arrested in the nostalgia of things nearly 40 years old. If we were doing this when ghostbusters came out, we wouldn't have ghostbusters!
Yeah, it's not like the 80's had any movies about nostalgia for when the creators were kids...

 
It was nostalgia for the time period, less about the fruits there of. Like they weren't making sequels or reboots to Shane or The Searchers.

My point is we are arrested into a perpetual nostalgia commodity.

I'm not above this, as a horror fan. 80s were pretty great for that
 

John

(he/him)
It was nostalgia for the time period, less about the fruits there of. Like they weren't making sequels or reboots to Shane or The Searchers.

My point is we are arrested into a perpetual nostalgia commodity.

I'm not above this, as a horror fan. 80s were pretty great for that



I get your point, but humans always want to revisit what they grew up with, and share that with a new generation. It does seem to be more prevalent today, but it absolutely happened back in OG Ghostbusters time.
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
Cautiously excited about this, but I'm a little concerned that the atmosphere they're trying to set with that trailer is a bit overly serious. Was there even a single joke in there?
 

Beta Metroid

At peace
(he/him)
The '80s gave us remakes of the Fly, the Blob, the Thing, Little Shop of Horrors, and Scarface, plus sequels to decade-plus-old movies like the Sting and 2001. And two different remakes of Invasion of the Body Snatchers were both '80s-adjacent. I agree that the nostalgia factor is more prevalent now, but it was certainly thriving in the '80s.
 

Zef

Find Your Reason
(He/Him)
I actually would like to compare the mentality and community of the 40s and 50s children who wouldn't let go of their toys in the 80s, vs the 80s children who won't share their own toys either in the 2010s and 2020s, but that's a discussion for another time.
 
I actually would like to compare the mentality and community of the 40s and 50s children who wouldn't let go of their toys in the 80s, vs the 80s children who won't share their own toys either in the 2010s and 2020s, but that's a discussion for another time.

The boomers were the first generation to have nostalgia apparently. And it's cool (i guess) that gave us star wars and indiana jones. But seems more pointed and endless now. Like in case of star wars, we have nostalgia of nostalgia. I don't know about you, but i haven't watched a bunch of Flash Gordon serials.

Point is - I'd like some new stuff please, or even stuff that is "fake new".

As for humour - Finn Wolfhard is pretty amusing. First trailer he has some good lines.
 

Phantoon

I cuss you bad
I don't know about you, but i haven't watched a bunch of Flash Gordon serials
Only because George Lucas wasn't allowed to make the Flash Gordon film he wanted to and he made Star Wars instead
I'm not arguing with you, new stuff is good. Equally though, if a story stands the test of time there's no harm in attempting to continue it.
 
we are culturally arrested in the nostalgia of things nearly 40 years old.

I agree.

I get that every generation has had nostalgia. This generation has had nostalgia + the ability of global corporations to measure just how much that nostagia is worth through data analytics.

The numbers obviously show that spending money on something existing is generally more profitable than making something new. Consequently, our media diet is inundated with nostalgia.

Welcome the hellscape where nostalgia is so valuable that Whoop there is has crawled back from the grave to sell insurance.

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I like the trailer and will probably see the movie. I'm not super thrilled about (spoilers ahead) the return of the original Ghostbusters.
 

MetManMas

Me and My Bestie
(He, him)
The primary difference between nostalgia back in the 80s and nostalgia here in the aughts is that in the former's case people didn't have a huge expansive online realm to constantly talk about and share animated GIFs of the old things they liked when they were kids.
 

Sprite

(He/Him/His)
New stuff is great and nostalgia is a double-edged sword but also “ghost exterminating service” is one of the strongest premises ever conceived so even if they stopped rehashing Ghostbusters I’d still want other stuff to keep riffing on that idea.

I’m kind of neutral on getting a new movie, are they still working on that cartoon they promised back when the lady movie bombed?
 

Torzelbaum

????? LV 13 HP 292/ 292
(he, him, his)
Cautiously excited about this, but I'm a little concerned that the atmosphere they're trying to set with that trailer is a bit overly serious. Was there even a single joke in there?
I wouldn't call it a joke but there was some dark slapstick (for lack of a better term) with one of the Terror Dogs sliding, slipping and tripping while chasing someone.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
The boomers were the first generation to have nostalgia apparently. And it's cool (i guess) that gave us star wars and indiana jones. But seems more pointed and endless now. Like in case of star wars, we have nostalgia of nostalgia. I don't know about you, but i haven't watched a bunch of Flash Gordon serials.
Hey, pop will eat itself. To me, the issue is less the cycles of such things and more the calculated nature of trying to repurpose IP. Hey, sometimes things based on things yields good art but there are a lot that feel like "we have this thing, I guess we can do something with it" and the end result feeling like a big shrug rather than swinging for the fences. I actually feel like this is a problem we've had for twenty years rather than being a recent thing but it certainly is pronounced now, especially since a certain kind of film is almost invariably the kind to be the top earner. Frankly, the business of film means the big companies are understandably hesitant to take big chances, which is why you are more likely to rely on smaller companies for different films.

But keep in mind, there are some that just keep around forever. There hasn't been a lot of times were there HASN'T been a Scooby Doo television series (pretty sure every decade had one). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has had at least 5 different television incarnations, including one that was on for 10 seasons.

I don't think its more than before entirely. Or even more cynical (albeit the cynical business element is more transparent).

That said, I do think that there remains a lot of original IP. I feel confident for every big success in repurposing an IP, I could name a successful original film or series, particularly in the streaming age. Of course, the problem in the streaming age is a sense of disposability. Which is why I think Disney +'s release schedule makes more sense.

Cautiously excited about this, but I'm a little concerned that the atmosphere they're trying to set with that trailer is a bit overly serious. Was there even a single joke in there?
Well, there's the one marshmallow turning the other into a smore. Wait, sorry, we were talking about funny, not erotic, right?
 

Purple

(She/Her)
I don't want to be TOO negative here, but I... just can't not say:

Awestruck reverence is the absolute antithesis of anything Ghostbusters related.



And maybe also:

I don't know that I'm comfortable rehashing the entire Gozer plot at all, but especially if we're explicitly saying this is in continuity, and also especially if there's gonna be a bunch of kids running around while people are being possessed by weird dog monsters and having sex to open an extradimensional portal.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
If you’re going to reuse an IP, it’s definitely better for it to be from someone who loves the original and wanted to put their own spin on it.

From this trailer it just seems like it’s these specific characters who revere the Ghostbusters, and mostly because Egon was their patriarch, and they had no idea that his job was to bust ghosts.
 

Phantoon

I cuss you bad
Yeah, it's a trailer. Seeing as they all disappeared into obscurity I don't think there will be much reverence from non-kid characters
 

Fredde

Let me rock you Chaugnar Faugn
I don't want to be TOO negative here, but I... just can't not say:

Awestruck reverence is the absolute antithesis of anything Ghostbusters related.

I seem to recall a few instances of Ray being awestruck, perhaps even reverent. But nowhere near what these trailers are doing.
 
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