But the differences between it and the original film really managed to highlight exactly what it was that made the original such a timeless classic. Theres just so much more to the original film, the darker, off-beat tone, the fact that it could almost just as easily have been a horror movie had it not just happened to have been filled with funny people, the fact that the characters take it all completely seriously and as though they were real people in a movie set in the real world, unlike the reboot which had tongue firmly in cheek and where all the characters are in on the joke, the score, the great and endlessly quotable dialog etc. etc.
I think the humour really let it down.
Well we've talked about this. IMO, that's a bit of an overreaction on your part. And ATC is far from a blemish anyway.
I don't know, I just think it would be easier to accept the movie had it not been such a radical departure, not in terms of the whole gender thing (that's a whole other issue the studio and Feig are guilty of) but the overall design of it. It looks like anything other mediocre movie when I'm sure we could have got something much better.
...You'll have to explain that because I don't see where I said that at all. Not even sure what that means.
You said that you can't watch the original any more without thinking of the controversy of the new movie yet you can easily watch the sequel because it's the underdog. Does that mean you find it easier to like a film that's an underdog than one that is successful?
Again, you are creating mountains out of molehills, IMO.
Without going into long debates about this we'll have to agree to disagree on this.
I've seen fans state in no uncertain terms here and on Facebook that they willingly washed their hands of the whole franchise and community, citing the reboot as the reason. Some were just that absurd in their reaction. It's not really a "complaint" if it's a statement of something that happened.
Observation, compliant, you can make it what you want but that's what people say about people who don't like the movie.
The record arguably has more spots than just the reboot. Some would argue that Ghostbusters II, Extreme Ghostbusters, Slimer!, the Junior Ghostbusters (and by extension the later seasons of The Real Ghostbusters) and Sanctum of Slime could easily be proposed as other blemishes in the history of the franchise. Some feelings have changed and matured on those subjects over the years, but the 2016 wasn't the only duff note in the Ghostbusters symphony - there've been more than a few ups and downs since 1984.
I don't see it that way. Those things you speak of weren't enough to leave a stain on the franchise. Sorry but regardless of how you feel about Sanctum of Slime it isn't a big enough issue emphasis big enough issue
to taint the franchise the way Answer The Call has done. GBII certainly not.