Friday, July 15, 2016

Who ya gonna call...

Bill Murray, Rick Moranis, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Dan Akyroyd.


Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate Mckinnon and Leslie Jones

Okay, so it's unfair. Or is it? 

The reviews are "mixed" as they say. The studio hopes the new version make at least $40 million. We will see. 

There's already been some trashing, actually a lot of trashing of the new female version, directed by a male.

What do I think?

Well, it's not really fair. For instance I dont'e care for Kristin Wiig, she's more of a character actor, not a star. Melissa is definitely a star and the other two I don't know at all.

And when you look at the 1984 version, you have 5 solid stars. Everyone in the world knows them. So it's not really fair to compare. 

Will I see it? Maybe somewhere up the road, when it's on netflix or any other streamer. 

As a boomer, I'm getting to realize that the GenX'ers are starting to crowd the field of movies being made. In my mind, we had the 2nd great stars; names like Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Doris Day, Elizabeth Taylor and many more with the first ones who were Bogart, Tracy, Hepburn, Gable.

And the millennials have Kate McKinnon.



Nobody can match the originals, in the same vein as Brad Pitt being Frank Bullitt in the new version of that movie, coming soon to your personal venue.

But Ghostbusters will make money and the movie industry will make money.

And that's what it's all about. 

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