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This modern Oceans series is spun off of a remake anyway, Like I said, I'll give it a chance and hope it isn't just a cash grab. I don't mind it as much since it sounds like a continuation (even though it is out of sequence by its title ;) ). I'd have to go back and watch, but did Danny's character ever discuss his sister/family much in the previous three films?

The Ghostbusters film (which I still have no desire to see) didn't even know what it was supposed to be. Reports came out that it was a remake, then a re-imagining, then a sequel, then...blah blah blah. Kind of lost its identity along the way, I guess.

How do you know the Ghostbusters film lost its identity if you have never seen it? I thought it was a fun film.
 

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How do you know the Ghostbusters film lost its identity if you have never seen it? I thought it was a fun film.

The people responsible for making the film couldn't even keep it straight what kind of film they were making. That's all.

Here is how many articles dealt with the movie as it was in production and even post-production: "upcoming Ghostbusters reboot/remake/reimagining."

This article nails down why longtime fans of the original disliked the idea of anything less than a continuation of the story. Even if a remake was accepted, it is unacceptable to have any original cast members as completely different characters from their original roles (as if they never existed). Meh. That's just ridiculous.

Geeks vs. Ghostbusters: The Most Controversial Remake of the Year

https://vergecampus.com/2016/05/ghostbusters-controversial-remake-2016/
 

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See BIM's post.



It wasn't worth discussing in the first place. You got your panties in a bunch because I posted a single emoji in response to a posted movie. I could rant and be an ass about how you're soooooo wrong for not loving Guardians of the Galaxy as much as I do, but that would be stupid, childish, and would serve no purpose. Or as much purpose as all this has served.
Nothing to do with an emoji. Lol
 

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Bwahahahahahaha! A misogynist? That's a good one. I'm actually a pro-active feminist in that I find it highly insulting that the industry feels the need to re-make male-centric movies with female casts instead of making quality ORIGINAL female-cast movies. Just the same as I find it demeaning and a bit racist to take an existent movie and make it all-black, or all-this, or all-that. All it says to me is that the industry and studios are too chicken to take a chance and make something ORIGINAL, that they can only promote the many magnificent female stars through male remade retreads. Like, "This is all we think you can aspire to."

I find all THAT to be HIGHLY misogynist, on an industry-wide level. Sure, I understand that they're looking at it from a bottom-line perspective, but IMO the optics certainly aren't good.

I do get that a lot of women love them and revel in them, and that's cool. Not that I have a voice about what they have to say, but it's 100 percent their prerogative. If anyone wants to see this, or anything else under the sun, well, I'm not trying to stop them. All appearances say that I'm doing everything from killing someone's darling to peeing in their Cheerios, but that's just histrionic overreactions.

So, @carrrnuttt , you are about as off the mark as it is possible to be. Gave me a good laugh. You did manage to do something that Chappie didn't, and provoke a real response, so there's that.
Don’t be a jerk. I had NO thoughts that it was because you are anti-female so take your self righteousness and go.

But hey feel free to reduce yourself to a name calling bully who posts emojis.
 

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The people responsible for making the film couldn't even keep it straight what kind of film they were making. That's all.

Here is how many articles dealt with the movie as it was in production and even post-production: "upcoming Ghostbusters reboot/remake/reimagining."

This article nails down why longtime fans of the original disliked the idea of anything less than a continuation of the story. Even if a remake was accepted, it is unacceptable to have any original cast members as completely different characters from their original roles (as if they never existed). Meh. That's just ridiculous.

Geeks vs. Ghostbusters: The Most Controversial Remake of the Year

https://vergecampus.com/2016/05/ghostbusters-controversial-remake-2016/
Losing credibility.
 

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The people responsible for making the film couldn't even keep it straight what kind of film they were making. That's all.

Here is how many articles dealt with the movie as it was in production and even post-production: "upcoming Ghostbusters reboot/remake/reimagining."

This article nails down why longtime fans of the original disliked the idea of anything less than a continuation of the story. Even if a remake was accepted, it is unacceptable to have any original cast members as completely different characters from their original roles (as if they never existed). Meh. That's just ridiculous.

Geeks vs. Ghostbusters: The Most Controversial Remake of the Year

https://vergecampus.com/2016/05/ghostbusters-controversial-remake-2016/


I loved the original. Have watched it dozens of times. I enjoyed the remake.

Why is it unacceptable? IT'S A FRACKING MOVIE.
 

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You know, before I answer any more questions there's something I wanted to say. Having received all your letters over the years, and I've spoken to many of you, and some of you have traveled... y'know... hundreds of miles to be here, I'd just like to say... GET A LIFE, will you people? I mean, for crying out loud, it's just a TV show! I mean, look at you, look at the way you're dressed! You've turned an enjoyable little job, that I did as a lark for a few years, into a COLOSSAL WASTE OF TIME!

[ a crowd of shocked and dismayed Trekkies.... ]

I mean, how old are you people? What have you done with yourselves?

[ to "Ears" ] You, you must be almost 30... have you ever kissed a girl?

[ "Ears" hangs his head ]

I didn't think so! There's a whole world out there! When I was your age, I didn't watch television! I LIVED! So... move out of your parent's basements! And get your own apartments and GROW THE HELL UP! I mean, it's just a TV show dammit, IT'S JUST A TV SHOW!

Charlie: Are- are you saying then that we should pay more attention to the movies?

William Shatner: NO!!! THAT'S NOT WHAT I'M SAYING AT ALL!!! HEY, YOU GUYS ARE... THE LAMEST BUNCH... I'VE NEVER SEEN... [ walks away from podium ] I can't believe these people... I mean, I really can't understand what's....


http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/trekkies/n9511?snl=1
 
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Don’t be a jerk. I had NO thoughts that it was because you are anti-female so take your self righteousness and go.

But hey feel free to reduce yourself to a name calling bully who posts emojis.

He was responding to carrrnuttt not you.
 

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He was responding to carrrnuttt not you.

Yep. And I quoted carrrnuttt and everything. I thought that was abundantly clear.

Don’t be a jerk. I had NO thoughts that it was because you are anti-female so take your self righteousness and go.

But hey feel free to reduce yourself to a name calling bully who posts emojis.

Since when did you become carrrnuttt? I specifically quoted his post and responded to it. It had nothing to do with you. I'm the oppressed here--the one that's been name CALLED, Chappie ;)
 

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I loved the original. Have watched it dozens of times. I enjoyed the remake.

Why is it unacceptable? IT'S A FRACKING MOVIE.

It's just ridiculous to tease a fanbase for years and years about making a third Ghostbusters film with the original cast...each time not coming through...then finally making another film which acts like the other films never happened...and that film includes original cast members, but none of them are the original characters because of the direction they went with a reboot.

I'm glad you liked it. I have no desire to see it.
 

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Yep. And I quoted carrrnuttt and everything. I thought that was abundantly clear.



Since when did you become carrrnuttt? I specifically quoted his post and responded to it. It had nothing to do with you. I'm the oppressed here--the one that's been name CALLED, Chappie ;)
You just did it AGAIN. Unbelievable.
 

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My God...you flat-out insult me while MISQUOTING me, and I'M at fault? Now THAT'S unbelievable

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) (you frickin' well EARNED that :D )
Finally a post where you don’t call me a name. Good job on all the smilies.
 
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