Ben Oliver

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I guess he’s going to Queens - he’s going to be the third scariest thing on that train.
07 May 2017

Every member of the main cast here is a comedian, so why the fuck did they get involved in a remake of Ghostbusters? In Hollywood nothing is sacred I suppose, but it is still surprising that anyone was keen to get on board with this stinker of a script. Then again looking at the budget, it looks like some decent salaries were in play; maybe getting paid a few million makes shitting on one of the most beloved films of all time an easier pill to swallow.

If you’re familiar with the world of bullshit then this is pretty much what you’d expect from a 2016 remake of Ghostbusters. Big name cast, good production value, some ‘funny’ nods to the original (particularly painful in this case), flat jokes and a lazy, careless plot.

This is far from a dire film, but it’s so uninspired that it constantly makes you want to stop the tape and watch the original. Please stop this madness.

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