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Simon Columb on the hate for Ghostbusters II…
Off the bat, I’ll admit it’s inferior to Ghostbusters. The combination of Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis and Bill Murray, in a family-friendly blockbuster, with a fiendishly spooky-but-fun script is a perfect cocktail of expertise.
With these elements in mind, Ghostbusters II ultimately doesn’t have the innovation calling card. In most cases, this alone is what automatically secures the first of a series as the superior offering. Recently reading Hadley Freeman’s witty and candid reflection, Life Moves Too Fast, on 1980’s American movies, Freeman devoted an entire chapter to Ghostbusters alone – dismissing Ghostbusters II flippantly as ‘Sold out and bloated, something faintly embarrassing from the past that has left an ugly legacy”. Rick Moranis too, has said he was “disappointed with the second one”. Ivan Reitman, the director of both films, argues “We probably waited a little bit too long for Ghostbusters II”. Critics, »
- Simon Columb
Director Paul Feig's upcoming Ghostbusters reboot has already put together a pretty great ensemble of stars - including Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Chris Hemsworth - but today the roster has gotten even deeper. That's because new reports have revealed that the in-production blockbuster has added four more actors to the cast. The Wrap has the scoop on these new additions, but let's break them down one-by-one, shall we? Andy Garcia was a pretty busy guy in 2014, voicing a blue bird in Rio 2, teaming with Jeremy Renner on the drama Kill The Messenger, and looking for laughs in Let's Be Cops, and now his 2016 is looking a lot more interesting thanks to his role in Ghostbusters. While the precise details of his role are being kept a secret for now, apparently he will be playing the mayor of New York City in the movie. »
With Sony's Ghostbusters reboot still shooting in Boston, the production has added a few new cast members, with Andy Garcia, Michael K. Williams, Matt Walsh and New York TV news anchor Pat Kiernan signing on to star. Andy Garcia will play the Mayor of New York City, a role originally portrayed by David Margulies in 1984's Ghostbusters and 1989's Ghostbusters 2. Michael K. Williams is playing a character named Hawkins, with Matt Walsh portraying Rouke and Pat Kiernan starring as a news anchor in the Ghostbusters reboot.
These actors will be joined by confirmed stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones as the new Ghostbusters, with Chris Hemsworth starring as their male secretary. Director Paul Feig has already shown fans the new costumes and proton packs that will be used in the reboot, and it has been rumored that the beloved ghost Slimer will make an appearance in the reboot, »
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