December 7, 2012

Why I couldn't care less about "Ghostbusters 3"


The only scary bit in "Ghostbusters" (1984) was the librarian scene, so who the Hell cares about another lame comedy-horror movie anyway?

Well, it seems all the horror movie news sites do because they've been reporting the non-event of "Ghostbusters 3" for years even though it's still no nearer to becoming a real project.

The latest thing is the big question of whether Bill Murray will be in "Ghostbusters 3" or not. Having cringed through his cameo in "Zombieland" (2009), I couldn't care less about ever seeing him onscreen again.

It's been years since any of the cast were big enough names to sell a movie, and it's debatable whether they ever were. What have they done since which was worth a damn?

Harold Ramis hasn't done anything worthwhile, and although Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson have both been working consistently, none of the original cast have ever achieved the level of fame and success which "Ghostbusters" gave them for one Summer.

What was the last thing Dan Akroyd did that anyone remembers? For me, it where he was a reflection in the mirror in "Casper" (1995). That was when "Ghostbusters 3" should have been made not 17 or 18 years later!

As for Sigourney Weaver, she was just in "Vamps" (2012), but her career is on the wane now or she wouldn't be doing such tripe for an easy paycheck. What a waste.

"Ghostbusters 3" has the potential to be either another instantly forgettable second sequel or a bad taste in the mouths of those who were the right age to appreciate "Ghostbusters" when it first came out. It's a no-win situation.

If it ever happens, "Ghostbusters 3" will be like "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls", the second "Star Wars" trilogy, "Rocky Balboa", or any of the other resurrected franchises which should have stayed dead. It will suck!


Ten Reasons Why "Ghostbusters 3" Will Suck!

1. It's been too long since "Ghostbusters 2".

2. "Ghostbusters 2" (1989) also sucked.

3. Bill Murray is unlikely to be in it although the news reports keep changing about whether or not he will be.

4. Rick Moranis definitely won't be in it because he's retired.

5. It's a comedy.

6. It's a comedy for little kids and the parents of little kids.

7. The original audience has long since moved on. It's no longer the '80s and what was amusing back then is embarrassing now.

8. Allegedly, the script has been written by the same people who write the American version of "The Office" which also isn't funny.

9. Nobody in their right mind wants to invest in this.

10. It's a film designed to cash in on the nostalgia of parents and will only ruin fond memories of two movies which weren't that great in the first place.

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