Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

I'm not sure if The Force Awakens was where the ball really got rolling on franchise revivals ultimately being about new characters mostly standing around talking awestruck about how great the original characters and stories were but the wave of this dead-end nostalgia that has coincided with the endlessly recycled IP era fucking sucks, it exists to infantalize you, and the fact that Ghostbusters has become a particularly brutal battlefield in the trench war of nostalgic content is grotesque. Fuck this and fuck Jason Reitman for treating this property, which was if anything a passion project by a ghost-obsessed Aykroyd and honed by Ramis, as if he had prima nocte hereditary rights to it. As with The Rise of Skywalker, it was crafted in direct response to a misogynist furor by the worst fans, and it panders to them relentlessly at the expense of getting a single thing right.

My review: www.slantmagazine.com/film/ghostbusters-afterlife-review-jason-reitman/

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