- December 11th, 2019, 12:23 pm#4928593
Good lord SSJMole, we get it - you hate the trailer and don't like the feel of this film because it's not in NYC!!
Is it different and doesn't feel like the other films? Yes, absolutely! I loved the feel of 80s NYC in all sorts of films from GB to Crocodile Dundee to Wall Street due in part to the grittiness of the city at the time and the film stock used, but there is no recreating that today and after 2 films, one major way to keep this fresh was to change the location. (Not to mention the fact that it is VERY expensive to film in NYC now and this film had to be made on a realistic budget with minimal risk).
And guess what? One of the biggest complaints from critics and even some fans all the way back in 1989 was that GBII was too similar in everything from pacing, storyline, and structure to GB84 which is part of the reason it did not do as well in theaters as they had hoped (coupled with Batman 89's dominance right after its release). The film you want in terms of aesthetic is the exact kind of sequel they made with GBII.
Hell, GB16 was set in NYC and quite honestly, I don't think it added much personality to the film at all like the originals did. That movie had significantly bigger issues and its location wouldn't have mattered.
You can bitch and moan and groan about how taking it out of NYC is not Ghostbusters to you, but what they have done with this film is exactly the kind of evolution that makes it unique and advances the mythology of Ghostbusters, all while being faithful to the originals - the right story, heart, mysticism, eeriness, action, etc. all seems to be there. I have no doubt the right kind of humor will follow in subsequent trailers too.
Without question, you are entitled to your opinion, but all I am saying is don't rule this film out yet. If you can get over the look of it, I think you're gonna find a tremendously faithful, yet modernly fresh GB film awaits us next summer.
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