“Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about.”
― Steven Spielberg
There’s a version of this movie that’s just a paint-by-numbers biopic that follows Diana’s life from beginning to end with all of the greatest hits thrown in. We’d probably still get a great Kristen Stewart performance out of it, but I’m much more intrigued by this psychological horror film they decided to bless us with instead.
As someone who really doesn’t have any nostalgia for Ghostbusters I wasn’t expecting much. Some of the jokes land better than others. I’m down with the mini pufts but I wasn’t feeling Podcast’s shtick. I like the use of practical sets and effects though! It looks better than a lot of recent blockbusters that were filmed in an Atlanta parking lot.
I will agree that it’s a little weird to make a wistful action movie based on a comedy that was basically just some dudes goofing and it definitely feels a little bit like Ghostbusters fanfiction at times… but it was fun! I’m a sucker!
People will say this new special is genius and then you watch it and it’s literally “LGBTQ L-M-N-O-P” jokes and bad trans jokes from 2002. Dave Chappelle has gone full boomer these past few years and it’s so disappointing. Half of this new material sounds like it could be coming from Adam Carolla. These Netflix specials really tarnished a great legacy
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Holy shit, this sucks. A good hour of this doc just sounds like boomers complaining. “Back in my day we weren’t scared to get hurt!!!” How much time needs to be spent talking about how big and dangerous the water slides are?? We get it!! And just when you think they’re done giving a play-by-play of every ride.... they start doing it again! Gene Mulvihill sounds like a piece of shit, but this documentary is obsessed with portraying him as…