In my hiatus Ive aged wisely to think before I speak, in this case Reply...
Ive been listening to what Everyone here is saying. What we want, dont want, etc... What we Didnt want in 2016 sadly didnt matter - But Sony did it anyways. :/
First, I agree with everyone here so far, I Dont want to see a bunch of teenagers lugging around 100 pounds of proton pack equipment. Secondly, No complete female cast (if any at all, learn from past mistakes Sony)! By no means is that a sexist comment, I shall explain shortly. And the Beginning of the movie having a Supernatural feel (TV series) to it for half an hour (out of 90 minutes runtime?) could pose alot of laughs, nostalgia and scares right out of the box! Having a great opener to a GB flick (or any flick really) is Critical to keeping the uninformed audiences attention!
Now comes the part I hate...
Think of it Objectively, what really Worked before within the Ghostbusters Universe from a Financial/Profit standpoint?
-Ghostbusters 1984 knocked it out of the park
-The following cartoon did the same, for multiple reasons
-Ghostbusters 2, 1989 Did OK, but - well, from Merely a Profitable standpoint we'll Guess'timate' that it broke even'ish
-EGB ...Fail. Im not going into detail because it was a Love-Hate GB franchise of mine.
-Comics... Fail & Win. Its harder to tell with a less informed audience. But once again I must be objective.
-2009 Video Game... Win. It pushed our Nostalgia buttons & shared a great story in the process.
-2016 Ghostbusters... FAIL. By no means am I against an all new cast (regardless of gender or species) but the audiences hated it (as I disliked it), not what was they 'Felt' they might have been promised and no studio wants to be responsible for 'Butchering' what most consider a classic & something many find special.
To quote Seth Rogen, perhaps "Less is More". Is that why the original did so well? I cant say given the variables that currently exist todays world (thats why were here in Forums discussing it). But by Hypothetically pushing that infamous Nostalgia button again like Sony did in '09 with the game, is it Possible to give everyone what they want?
I will keep an open mind and Try to remain Objective, but as many here; Im not holding my breath.
Sadly all that matters to Sony/Ghost Corps is the disgusting 'Bottom Line'.
But if that bottom line profits from things like a decent cast, dancing toasters & a 59 caddy... Im in.
A Long long time ago, In an IRC chat room at 24k....