mrmichaelt wrote: ↑December 7th, 2022, 10:39 pm
deadderek wrote:Every time I hear about that giant baby idea I cringe.Me, too. And then that dancing baby from Ally McBeal pops into my head. Then I cringe again.
Actually…the one way that idea COULD work is if that’s the joke. If they did a “it’ll take the form of whatever scares you most”
New Male GB“What thE hell is that?”
New Female GB: “No! It can’t be. How? How did it know? All the therapy I’ve had. It’s…it’s my nightmare. I…I remember like it was yesterday. May 12th 2000. Ally Mcbeal episode 47. It was a Sunday. Everything was fine. It was a normal Ally Mcbeal episode. Full of lawyerly quips and a handsome Robert Downey Jr…before he was arrested. Anyways, all is well. Ally is navigating the social norms of 2000 era inter office politics and then…it happens. A CGI dancing baby. Oh god. I can still see it. Dancing. Not just any dancing baby. Imagine if the characters from Polar Express had sex with Jar Jar Binks and that’ll give you some idea of the horror”
jimmyjokerz wrote: ↑December 8th, 2022, 3:08 pm
BatDan wrote: ↑December 7th, 2022, 12:42 pm I dont think the OG purists want a GB2-level amount of screen time. I watched afterlife again last night and found it jarring how the storyline didn’t tackle the OG’s getting back together. They should have out the Winston scene in the movie and we saw them getting in touch, rather than just appearing at the end
How they were originally written in Afterlife was enough, the problem: all of it got cut and it was jarring in the final product.
Well-structured scenes that make sense narrativly and sprinkled throughout the film is all we wanted.
Cameo by janine. Cameo by ray…nothing for a good chunk of the film…..then boom all three of them together out of nowhere.
Those are great choices! Dan Harmon and Armondo Lanucci especially. A pairing of the those two would be great. Dan can use his Rik and Morty juices toward the madcap sci-fi elements, while Lanucci inserts the dry witty dialogue.
I remember when Etan Cohen from Mib3 was tapped, i thought that was gonna be “the one” as i loved Mib3 and thought hed be a great fit.. but didnt that turn out to have an ending with a giant baby? Or was that the “office guys” draft?
Be nice to see a script one of these days
It’s almost embarrassing how much the movie would gain from having the GB’s sprinkled in the movie throughout. There’s so many easy little things they could’ve done. You could salvage this movie with 8 minutes of extra OGB screen time max. And then cut out other things or shave them down.
It just annoys me how much they kept up the “This is for the fans” crap but then doing really stupid things no fan actually cares about. We won’t give you Slimer but…here’s Muncher! Remember the dress Dana was wearing as Zuul? That very 1980s dress? Guess what? Here it is! I’ll spare everyone re-litigating my mini pufts problem lol (which is a good idea wrongly executed)
This is why Afterlife is so frustrating for me because god damn it they do so much right. They had the ingredients for a good movie, a great movie. But they got bogged down in stupid shit like Shandor & Trevor’s entire subplot.
Like how great is the ghost Egon stuff in the movie? It’s wonderful. Playing chess, showing Pheobe around. And then…they don’t do much with it afterwards until the climax. How neat would it have been had Egon dialed the Ghostbusters number for Phoebe? She doesn’t remember it and suddenly we see the buttons on the phone being pressed down but an unseen force.
Or maybe after Pheobe called Ray on her own we cut back to Ray’s Occult and his phone rings. Ray hesitates. He picks up. “Hello?” No one is there. Suddenly we hear keypad tones being pressed on the other end. Ray looks momentarily confused. “Kid is that you?” And we cut but back to the farm and we see a phone floating in midair. It’s Egon’s ghost trying to contact Ray. Ray figures out someone is keying a message with the alphanumeric tones. Rays eyes go wide as he slowly decodes the message one letter at a time. It says: “Gozer” with the tones from the phone. The tones stop as soon a ray says “Gozer”.
“…Egon? Spengler…Is that you?” suddenly the line goes dead. Dial tone. Ray looks over to his office wall and We pan over to old newspapers clippings of the GBs in their prime and focus on “Who ya guna call?” And underneath there’s a “We’re Ready to believe you!” sticker from the heydays of GB marketing. The music swells but it’s subtle. Maybe even the GB2 hero theme. Ray stands up. Destiny is calling him. And he won’t be going alone. He’s ready. Ready to believe Egon.
It gives me chills thinking about a scene like that.
Now that they’ve got us up to date with the new characters I’m hoping the 4th movie really gives us more with the old