Mon, 7 February 2022
Who ya gonna call? Everyone knows that one! Ghostbusters of course! Enjoy Stuff straps on the proton packs and look back at the Ghostbusters franchise and review the latest outing. We're ready to believe you!
In 1984 a legendary movie brought us a group of misfits that protected New York from g-g-g-ghosts! Ghostbusters ushered in a new era of scary comedies, but it wasn’t the first one with that name. Join us as we remember the ones that came before and share our opinion of the latest release.
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What we’re Enjoying
Shua and his daughter were excited to sit down and watch the return of the SyFy series Resident Alien, starring Alan Tudyk. It’s a fun sci-fi comedy with an intriguing story. Season 2 shows weekly now. Jay has been doing some underwater research by revisiting some movies of the ‘Underwater Ocean Dramas’ from 1989. Deep Star Six, Leviathan, and The Abyss may not all be on the same level as each other, but it’s always fun to see what was hitting the theaters of the past.
Bustin’ makes us feel good! Ghostbustin’ that is. In 1984 Ivan Reitman teamed up with writers Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis to bring us a classic comedy that started a legendary franchise that answered the age-old question, “Who ya gonna call?” In addition to the writers, it stars Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, and Ernie Hudson. But this wasn’t the first movie that featured somewhat brave hunters of ghosts.
In 1940, the iconic comedian Bob Hope starred in The Ghost Breakers. It showed Hope in a rarely seen heroic role as he saved Paulette Goddard in a Scooby Doo-like mystery.
Then in 1975 we saw The Ghost Busters TV series with two guys that teamed up with a gorilla (yes, we said gorilla) as a group of misfits that helped people with ghost problems. Later, following the popularity of the Reitman film, Filmation adapted this series as a Saturday morning cartoon.
Speaking of cartoons, the powers that be saw an opportunity to adapt the ‘84 movie into animated form as The Real Ghostbusters. This one became popular and even spawned a collection of toys.
‘89 brought us a sequel to the movie with most of the characters returning. It wasn’t as well received, but it sure had a lot of fun moments and quotable moments.
Then the franchise went dormant for a few years until the 2016 reboot where our heroes were recast as women. And while many refuse to accept this movie as entertaining, it featured some great jokes and talented performers, such as Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth.
But in 2021, we were finally able to revisit the classic universe and probably witnessed the future of the franchise. Plus, we got to see the boys again, even digitized Harold Ramis from beyond.
Do you hope to see more of the Ghostbusters? Do you have memories of the 1984 movie? Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org