Sunday, October 16, 2016
#JustaQuickiePlease: Ghostbusters (2016) Review
Paul Fieg does to this beloved franchise what Joel Schumacher did to Batman. Think one, seemingly never ending, unfunny SNL sketch. Pretentiously acted, poorly written, and haphazardly put together, this reboot, is so horrible it makes the original Ghostbusters 2 look like an Oscar nominee. It's obvious someone decided to abort any script structure in place of improved, off the cuff dialogue, but instead of being quick and cunning it feels utterly forced and awkward, making each scene almost agonizing to watch. Even the effects are so over the top that they gleefully skip through the uncanny valley. Finally, any hope of redemption attempted by silly cameos and nods to the source material fails as well. It's an absolute disaster, and that isn't a sexist thing; it is a lack of talent and humor thing. 0 out of 5 Kernels: With this director and cast, this film never stood a ghost of a chance.