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Re: Ghostbusters

#41  Postby VazScep » Jul 21, 2016 3:22 pm

Read the OP, who is clearly a superfan and has followed the spin-off cartoons and probably whatever computer games there were.

I remember seeing a glimpse of the cartoon "Extreme Ghostbusters." One of the team is disabled, and fires his proton gun from his wheelchair. In the episode I saw (and I have to assume this happened quite a lot), the team burst into a house and go chasing ghosts, leaving their mate in the chair going "I'll check downstairs!"

As far as political correctness goes, this new film is hardly breaking a trend in the franchise.
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Re: Ghostbusters

#42  Postby SafeAsMilk » Jul 21, 2016 5:05 pm

Well everything always has its superfans, but I had no idea that there are still so many people who love it so much.
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Re: Ghostbusters

#43  Postby ScholasticSpastic » Jul 21, 2016 7:39 pm

I'd place it somewhere well above my first corndog and well below my first kiss.
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Re: Ghostbusters

#44  Postby Animavore » Jul 21, 2016 8:01 pm

I see that Milo what's-his-face has been banned from Twitter for racially abusing and stirring racial abuse towards Leslie Jones. He's now whining that the media is doing it's best to shut down right-wing opinion, and at the same time implicitly suggesting that saying racist things is a part and parcel of being a right-winger!

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Re: Ghostbusters

#45  Postby ScholasticSpastic » Jul 21, 2016 8:37 pm

Animavore wrote:and at the same time implicitly suggesting that saying racist things is a part and parcel of being a right-winger!

I don't see that he got this terribly wrong.
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Re: Ghostbusters

#46  Postby VazScep » Jul 21, 2016 9:04 pm

Animavore wrote:I see that Milo what's-his-face has been banned from Twitter for racially abusing and stirring racial abuse towards Leslie Jones. He's now whining that the media is doing it's best to shut down right-wing opinion, and at the same time implicitly suggesting that saying racist things is a part and parcel of being a right-winger!

:eh:
I didn't see him racially abusing anyone, or even stirring anything up. But I bet he knows his fanbase well enough.

Anyway, he can't be racist because: “I keep getting accused of being a white supremacist. But if that’s the case, I must be the first black-dick-sucking white supremacist in history.”

That's right, Milo. And it's silly to accuse someone of being a misogynist if they say they like to pound vag at every opportunity. Maybe reducing human beings to their genitals isn't as egalitarian sounding to us as it is to you.
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Re: Ghostbusters

#47  Postby tuco » Jul 21, 2016 9:10 pm

VazScep wrote:
ScholasticSpastic wrote:I think she's saying it wasn't a great film. This is not the same as saying it's a bad film. I first watched it as a kid, so I can't say. I loved it and that first love probably carries over as bias into my adult life- even though I don't pee with my friends and "cross the streams" any more.
Ah, I dunno. There were films I loved as a kid, but as an adult I happily admit are utter shite. Ghostbusters became cult, somehow. I'm not sure why, and I've joined a few (They Live is pretty much the greatest film ever made). You gotta be careful with that stuff.


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Re: Ghostbusters

#48  Postby Animavore » Jul 21, 2016 9:36 pm

VazScep wrote:
Animavore wrote:I see that Milo what's-his-face has been banned from Twitter for racially abusing and stirring racial abuse towards Leslie Jones. He's now whining that the media is doing it's best to shut down right-wing opinion, and at the same time implicitly suggesting that saying racist things is a part and parcel of being a right-winger!

:eh:
I didn't see him racially abusing anyone, or even stirring anything up. But I bet he knows his fanbase well enough.

Anyway, he can't be racist because: “I keep getting accused of being a white supremacist. But if that’s the case, I must be the first black-dick-sucking white supremacist in history.”

That's right, Milo. And it's silly to accuse someone of being a misogynist if they say they like to pound vag at every opportunity. Maybe reducing human beings to their genitals isn't as egalitarian sounding to us as it is to you.


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Re: Ghostbusters

#49  Postby VazScep » Jul 21, 2016 9:57 pm

Animavore wrote:
VazScep wrote:
Animavore wrote:I see that Milo what's-his-face has been banned from Twitter for racially abusing and stirring racial abuse towards Leslie Jones. He's now whining that the media is doing it's best to shut down right-wing opinion, and at the same time implicitly suggesting that saying racist things is a part and parcel of being a right-winger!

:eh:
I didn't see him racially abusing anyone, or even stirring anything up. But I bet he knows his fanbase well enough.

Anyway, he can't be racist because: “I keep getting accused of being a white supremacist. But if that’s the case, I must be the first black-dick-sucking white supremacist in history.”

That's right, Milo. And it's silly to accuse someone of being a misogynist if they say they like to pound vag at every opportunity. Maybe reducing human beings to their genitals isn't as egalitarian sounding to us as it is to you.


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Yeah. That's what I was getting at. I'd say you couldn't accuse Milo of stirring shit up unless you already knew something about his fanbase. It's a bit more subtle, and as an outsider, you might give him a free pass.
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Re: Ghostbusters

#50  Postby ScholasticSpastic » Jul 21, 2016 10:44 pm

VazScep wrote: I'd say you couldn't accuse Milo of stirring shit up unless you already knew something about his fanbase. It's a bit more subtle, and as an outsider, you might give him a free pass.

I don't know, this is the first time I heard of him and he seems an absolute waste of oxygen to me. We need a new continent populated only by disposable aboriginals to send people like this to.
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Re: Ghostbusters

#51  Postby Animavore » Jul 21, 2016 11:29 pm

I'm watching it now. It's pretty mirthful. Nothing to get all angry over. It certainly hasn't retroactively ruined my childhood like a time-travelling bully.
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Re: Ghostbusters

#52  Postby Animavore » Jul 21, 2016 11:34 pm

It is a crap copy though. Some guy just got up and walked across the camera. I'll watch it after when it comes out properly.
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Re: Ghostbusters

#53  Postby WayOfTheDodo » Jul 23, 2016 12:10 am

Rachel Bronwyn wrote:It's no more unfunny than the original

Yes it is. The "jokes" in the new one are atrocious. It's the crappiest kind of attempt at humor.

It's visually flashier because effects are flashier. It's just the original imagery augmented.

Nope. It's not the original. It's more like a kids cartoon version of the original.

I definitely don't think Ghostbusters deserves any better than a good enough rating, though I bet it's fucking terrific when you're high or fourteen. It's a lot of fun but it's not a good film. Eighties kids who have deified the film are just trapped in the "Good Old Days" mindset. They enjoy it because they enjoyed it when they were kids, not because its good.

Says who? You? The extremely biased person who only sees what she wants to see?

The fact of the matter is Ghostbusters wasn't a good film.

That's not a fact. That's your opinion. Your useless opinion.
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Re: Ghostbusters

#54  Postby WayOfTheDodo » Jul 23, 2016 12:13 am

Animavore wrote:I see that Milo what's-his-face has been banned from Twitter for racially abusing and stirring racial abuse towards Leslie Jones.

That's weird because the new GB movie is racist as fuck.
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Re: Ghostbusters

#55  Postby WayOfTheDodo » Jul 23, 2016 12:19 am

Animavore wrote:
VazScep wrote:
Animavore wrote:I see that Milo what's-his-face has been banned from Twitter for racially abusing and stirring racial abuse towards Leslie Jones. He's now whining that the media is doing it's best to shut down right-wing opinion, and at the same time implicitly suggesting that saying racist things is a part and parcel of being a right-winger!

:eh:
I didn't see him racially abusing anyone, or even stirring anything up. But I bet he knows his fanbase well enough.

Anyway, he can't be racist because: “I keep getting accused of being a white supremacist. But if that’s the case, I must be the first black-dick-sucking white supremacist in history.”

That's right, Milo. And it's silly to accuse someone of being a misogynist if they say they like to pound vag at every opportunity. Maybe reducing human beings to their genitals isn't as egalitarian sounding to us as it is to you.

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So he was banned because other people targeted Jones with racist attacks? That doesn't make sense at all. Why would you ban someone for something other people did?
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Re: Ghostbusters

#56  Postby SafeAsMilk » Jul 23, 2016 1:35 am

Just saw the new one. I found the first half enjoyable and quite funny, then something happened half way through where it seemed a toddler took over the writing. Suddenly it wasnt funny anymore, and the heinous effects were constantly in your face. Don't know what the fuck happened, but the second half was genuinely bad.
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Re: Ghostbusters

#57  Postby SafeAsMilk » Jul 23, 2016 1:37 am

WayOfTheDodo wrote:
Animavore wrote:I see that Milo what's-his-face has been banned from Twitter for racially abusing and stirring racial abuse towards Leslie Jones.

That's weird because the new GB movie is racist as fuck.

No, it really wasn't.
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Re: Ghostbusters

#58  Postby Animavore » Jul 23, 2016 1:42 am

WayOfTheDodo wrote:
Animavore wrote:I see that Milo what's-his-face has been banned from Twitter for racially abusing and stirring racial abuse towards Leslie Jones.

That's weird because the new GB movie is racist as fuck.

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Re: Ghostbusters

#59  Postby SafeAsMilk » Jul 23, 2016 2:47 am

Animavore wrote:It is a crap copy though. Some guy just got up and walked across the camera. I'll watch it after when it comes out properly.

I honestly don't see it being enough like the first one to be called a copy. Lots of references to the first, but in terms of plot and tone it seemed like its own movie to me.

Edit: just realized you were talking about the copy of the film :lol:
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Re: Ghostbusters

#60  Postby WayOfTheDodo » Jul 23, 2016 10:37 am

SafeAsMilk wrote:
WayOfTheDodo wrote:
Animavore wrote:I see that Milo what's-his-face has been banned from Twitter for racially abusing and stirring racial abuse towards Leslie Jones.

That's weird because the new GB movie is racist as fuck.

No, it really wasn't.

So that's why they chose the stereotypical black character?
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