Discuss the Ghostbusters movie that was released in 2016.
By RichRyan1507
#4920979
Has anyone seen the ATC Fan Edit below? I'm watching it right now. I have to admit as someone who really didn't care for the 2016 movie for a lot of reasons, this makes it much much better. Gets rid of a lot of the nonsense, allows things to breathe, no cameos, less improv, etc... It allows the the good jokes to actually land and have an impact. The bad VFX and color choices are still there, but there's nothing you can do about that. I still don't think that this movie needed to be made, but wow, this Fan Edit actually makes it entertaining to me.

https://ifdb.fanedit.org/ghostbusters-iii
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By DarkSpectre
#4921010
I haven't seen that one but I made one. It's available for all that want to see it. Just PM me. This edit sounds very similar to mine. I aslo changed the ending so they cross the streams to stop Rowan
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By GBfan_CH
#4921097
Just checked It out. As someone who doesn’t mind the two original versions I have to say this fanedit appeals more to my personal tastes. More focus on the plot, less tangents, less dancing (not zero dancing though). Toilet humour reduced. No Bill Murray cameo. More Rowan. No Fallout Boy.

I’ve only watched about 20 random minutes so far but it’s more like the film I wish everyone got to see in 2016. My opinion. Now someone get working on replacing the Statue of Liberty in GB2 with some fancy CGI. We must George Lucas these sequels!!!!!
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By SSJmole
#4921100
less dancing (not zero dancing though)
Please say they don't edit or remove https://youtu.be/A76LFGvmbXM it's one of my favourite scenes across all of Ghostbusters

Also staypuft balloon and "You guys, this is exactly how I pictured my death"
By RichRyan1507
#4921101
No it's still there but they shortened it a bit and got rid of Erin's stupid DeBarge joke.
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By SSJmole
#4921103
No it's still there but they shortened it a bit and got rid of Erin's stupid DeBarge joke.
Oh ,that's disappointing I liked it as is. Like when Spider-man 2.1 changed the elevator scene it ruined one of my favourite moments and hurt .y enjoyment not rest.


But hopefully others like
By Styrofoam_Guy
#4921114
I haven't watched the edit yet but reminds me of the Star Wars Prequels and the edit that took out a lot of the cringworthy stuff. They were called the anti-cheese versions and the movies are actually pretty good.

I didn't mind ATC but I am interested in watching this and comparing them.
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By DarkSpectre
#4921133
I watched this edit and honestly they should release that version. It's soooooooo much better than either version available. It actually felt like a Ghostbusters film and not a Paul Feig film about ghosts.
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By RichRyan1507
#4921135
I watched this edit and honestly they should release that version. It's soooooooo much better than either version available. It actually felt like a Ghostbusters film and not a Paul Feig film about ghosts.
For sure! For me the third act still wasn't good. Too much cheesiness (Slimer's role, the dancing, etc...) and I thought the battle scenes were way over done, but there's nothing you can do about that kind of thing. That was writing, not editing. Overall this edit makes the movie at least watchable and actually enjoyable.
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By DarkSpectre
#4921139
That was my goal when i did my edit too. This one blew mine out of the water. It really goes to show you How much Paul Feig inserted his brand into this film when you see the Feigness greatly minimized
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By Chicken, He Clucked
#4921141
How would I get hold of this edit - I can't see a link on the fanedit.org? I really enjoyed Dark Spectre's Total Protonic Reversal Cut.

And how does the film deal with Murray's cameo given it's an embedded plot point in moving them to the mayors office?
By RichRyan1507
#4921143
It's right at the top of the thread, but... https://ifdb.fanedit.org/ghostbusters-iii

Also, it cuts like 5:00 off the film so as to completely cut Murray's cameo out. IMO, if you didn't know it was there, you wouldn't notice it being gone. The only thing they should have kept was them getting arrested by the FBI.
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By GBfan_CH
#4921166
Watched the whole thing tonight. The first 20 mins or so is clunky because it’s over-edited but beyond that this is a significantly better film. I now believe the reason GB16 had a muted impact was because Paul Feig couldn’t let go of enough improv jokes. The storyline really comes out when the humour is focussed.

Half an hour’s worth of puns trimmed. That’s shocking!!
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By Alphagaia
#4921169
Well, I'm glad people are liking the story and characters in a revised way!

A bit shocked people think Bill Murray's part didn't add anything to the story though. While not his best performance, it had a few good moments like the garbage truck line, but it also shows how Erin puts 'how people perceive her' before the feelings of the group. She willfully sets their only ghost free just to convince mr. Dickless the second and, as expected, it blows up in her face. Together with the Nosebuster scene, her leaving the group and the rescue of Abby at the end it creates a character growth where she finally stops thinking about herself and be the friend she needed to be.
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By ccv66
#4921178
Haven't watched ATC since the extended version came out on Blu-ray. Pretty much hated it. Too many cringy improv lines.. The fan edit was so much more enjoyable. Stuck to story , didn't force a joke every other minute
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By Chicken, He Clucked
#4921184
Finally watched this Fanedit and it really does achieve what it sets out to do, for better and worse. It focuses on the story and trims the ad-libs, the issue being, the story on it's own isn't that great and the film is shot like a Fieg comedy and it needs some of those ad-libs to breathe.

What I love about the FanEdit:

- The Aldridge mansion alterations were very well done and completely changed the tone of the scene.
- removing Murray works brilliantly.
- Overall changes to focus on the story were very well done. I'm sure there is ton of work going on in this edit which I barely noticed but which totally improve the flow of the film.
- The Ghost soundtrack gag.

Negatives
- Not much. There are still sections I would personally cut out, and I know from sifting through some deleted scenes there are some lines which I would substitute.
- I felt like the re-inserted scenes were used to flesh out the story rather than comedy/characters.
- I would like a cut which desaturates some of the colours, and experiments with some fx eg. white out Kevin's eyes when possessed during the cop confrontation just to add to his menace etc.

Overall, I still feel there is an optimum cut out there which balances the tone established in this cut, with some of the alternate takes that ended up on the cutting room floor.

I think I prefer Dark Spectre's Total Protonic Reversal cut overall. But my main takeaway is the problems with this film cannot be salvaged in the edit. However, in both these fan edits the first scene with the mayor really shines and contains my favourite dialogue from the whole film.
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By DarkSpectre
#4921247
Seeing the other edit made me reevaluate some of the things I left in mine. One of these days I may tweak it. I liked more of the Yates/Gilbert scenes added in and the story really isn't awful when you remove a good portion of the ad libbing. There was a little too much of Wiig's awkwardness that was left in that I trimmed out. I also felt removing the crotch shot to rowan made the weapons seem more powerful and got rid of the dumb female Slimer. Love Robin Shelby but the lady Slimer was lame.
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By guitar1036
#4922537
@richryan1507 - Don't have time to watch the whole fan edit at the moment, but what I did see.. wow. The movie would have been so much better with your edits! How did the real editing floor leave so much crap in? With your edits I actually laughed a few times (more than the once I did watching the real movie).
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By RichRyan1507
#4922538
@richryan1507 - Don't have time to watch the whole fan edit at the moment, but what I did see.. wow. The movie would have been so much better with your edits! How did the real editing floor leave so much crap in? With your edits I actually laughed a few times (more than the once I did watching the real movie).
As much as I'd like to take credit, I didn't make this. I was just posting it for others to watch who feel the same way about the movie as I do. The only thing that this left in that they could have still cut out was the dance scene, but you can't win em all. The over the top battle in the 3rd act was a bit too much for me as well, but if they cut that, they wouldn't have an end to the movie, sooo yeah.

Like I said before, at least this edit makes it watchable and takes care of a lot of the major problems.
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