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Rupert Buttermilk
Apr 15, 2007

RowboatMan: Freezing time is an old P.I. trick...


Ghost Leviathan posted:

Actually reminds me that the opening premise of Extreme Ghostbusters (a show way better than it sounds, it's by the Men In Black cartoon people) was that they'd disbanded because they'd simply run out of malevolent ghosts to bust, until some tunnel project opens some ancient evil full of ghost stuff.

That is quite likely the premise of the movie, or at least part of the backstory.

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The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


I mean, thereís literally an actor been cast that looks like a young Harold Ramis.

Iron Crowned
May 6, 2003


The_Doctor posted:

By November, we might have a handle on covid

text me a vag pic
May 18, 2007






Ghostbusters Afterlife has a rating now: https://www.cbr.com/ghostbusters-afterlife-rating-pg-13/

This means the movie is real and exists, unless I am hallucinating all this. Which, hey, maybe?

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



Rated R for ghost sex

Alan_Shore
Dec 2, 2004



CelticPredator posted:

Rated R for ghost sex Ray Sex

OldSenileGuy
Mar 13, 2001


Itís Bill Murray so take it with a grain of salt since itís very possible heís just loving with everyone, but this interview sure makes it sound like Venkman does some honest to goodness ghostbusting in the new movie:

https://www.slashfilm.com/bill-murray-ghostbusters-afterlife-quotes/#more-665430

8one6
May 20, 2012

When in doubt, err on the side of Awesome!



In the last one it looked like 100% of his screen time was him sitting on a chair in front of a green screen so that would be one hell of a turn around.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Rupert Buttermilk
Apr 15, 2007

RowboatMan: Freezing time is an old P.I. trick...



Patrick, Ralph, and Erlich.

Still no Walton.

text me a vag pic
May 18, 2007







I like the firendly blue muppet waving hi.


Rupert Buttermilk posted:

Patrick, Ralph, and Erlich.

Still no Walton.

lol

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Weíve got a clip! Spoilers, obviously.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n215S2pp1JM

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



oh no

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



I thought that was an ad.


I donít think itís an ad.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


CelticPredator posted:

I thought that was an ad.


I donít think itís an ad.

Itís clearly Walmart, and thereís lots of Baskin Robbins on show, which I feel is also an Ant-Man reference.

ALFbrot
Apr 17, 2002


gently caress this minion-rear end poo poo, I'm so tired of sequels needing to retread the things you remember from the originals

There's nothing inherently loving supernatural about the marshmallows

Malcolm Excellent
May 20, 2007





Buglord

ALFbrot posted:

gently caress this minion-rear end poo poo, I'm so tired of sequels needing to retread the things you remember from the originals

There's nothing inherently loving supernatural about the marshmallows

Gozer is forever tied to Stay Puft Marshmallows in our dimension due to the choice Ray made on the roof of Dana's apartment.

It's natural that released spirit energy harnessed by Gozer worshipers would seek out a vessel in the image of their master.


Also relax, partner.

Nuggan
Jul 17, 2006

Always rolling skulls.


ALFbrot posted:

gently caress this minion-rear end poo poo, I'm so tired of sequels needing to retread the things you remember from the originals

There's nothing inherently loving supernatural about the marshmallows

I have mixed feelings, and will reserve judgement until I actually see the movie. I'm ok with scenes of tiny menacing creatures going around, I just want it to have an in-universe reason for it to make sense. If its just "hey remember staypuff" I'll be upset, but if its like "hey, some part of Gozer is still around looking for trouble and this was the chosen form so thats what it has to be" I'm more ok with it.

Malcolm Excellent posted:

Gozer is forever tied to Stay Puft Marshmallows in our dimension due to the choice Ray made on the roof of Dana's apartment.

It's natural that released spirit energy harnessed by Gozer worshipers would seek out a vessel in the image of their master.


Also relax, partner.

Yeah, this.

OldSenileGuy
Mar 13, 2001


oh dear god no

also itís super weird to hear the Elmer Bernstein type music over brightly lit footage of a dude walking around a Walmart

ALFbrot
Apr 17, 2002


Malcolm Excellent posted:

Gozer is forever tied to Stay Puft Marshmallows in our dimension due to the choice Ray made on the roof of Dana's apartment.

It's natural that released spirit energy harnessed by Gozer worshipers would seek out a vessel in the image of their master.


Also relax, partner.

I'm so mad, I just might say the f word again, so watch it, buster

Kevyn
Mar 5, 2003

I just want to smile. Just once. I'd like to just, one time, go to Disney World and smile like the other boys and girls.

OldSenileGuy posted:

oh dear god no

also itís super weird to hear the Elmer Bernstein type music over brightly lit footage of a dude walking around a Walmart

I noticed that too. Seems wrong when itís not matched with that super grainy film look of the first movie.

text me a vag pic
May 18, 2007






I'll be honest man... if I worked for Stay Puft and my brand was associated with a massively destructive event... I'd have rebranded. I mean, the dang Noid got fired and that was just a hostage situation.

Payndz
Sep 22, 2006

I'm Peter Graves, and I was wondering if you could direct me to the natatorium, as I'm attending a Scuderia Ferrari team-building exercise. Thank you. I'm Peter Graves.


Weird editing; the guy walks away without looking back as something quietly happens behind him, then pop - he darts back into frame in a different shot as if he was right there. Feels like they cut a reaction shot of him looking back (or just forgot to film one).

And while animated marshmallows acting like gremlins is amusing in a sensible chuckle kind of way, going straight for "Hey, you remember this thing from the first movie? Here it is again!" doesn't fill me with confidence.

Guy A. Person
May 23, 2003



wtf does the tiny marshmallow man bite him with??? HE AINT GOT NO TEETH!

The Notorious ZSB
Apr 19, 2004

I SAID WE'RE NOT GONNA BE FUCKING SUCK THIS YEAR!!!


I will reserve judgment on mini stay pufts until later, but they seem just as nasty and mean as the original sooo there has to be some hope it's gozer's influence seeping through still in some fashion.

Nuggan
Jul 17, 2006

Always rolling skulls.


As far as the music goes, keep in mind its probably not the music that will actually be in the scene. Trailer cuts, especially for sequels, usually just grab something thematically appropriate to the IP and paste it over whatever is on screen.

ALFbrot
Apr 17, 2002


Guy A. Person posted:

wtf does the tiny marshmallow man bite him with??? HE AINT GOT NO TEETH!

Spoken like somebody who's never dealt with a baby or a turtle

GORDON
Jan 1, 2006

This avatar was paid for by the Silent Majority.

Nuggan posted:

As far as the music goes, keep in mind its probably not the music that will actually be in the scene.

*three quick piano keys*

I like to torture them.

Basebf555
Feb 29, 2008

The greatest sensual pleasure there is is to know the desires of another!



Fun Shoe

I think the fact that a scene like that is in the movie is less worrying than the fact that they chose it as one of the first snippets to release to the public. It means that either it's the best they've got, which is a problem, or they think they have to sell the movie with nostalgia, which is also a red flag.

If they had a great movie in the can and they were confident of it, I don't think they release that clip.

Rupert Buttermilk
Apr 15, 2007

RowboatMan: Freezing time is an old P.I. trick...


I read a spoiler that actually involves these tiny little marshmallow guys, which was written well before this came out.

Also, wait.... IS this actually from the movie?? Or is it kind of like some weird faux commercial? I guess there's no product announcement or normal commercial ending, but it doesn't seem like a movie clip. Or am I alone in thinking that?

Edit: ok, I rewatched it and yeah, definitely not a weird commercial, very obviously not.

Rupert Buttermilk fucked around with this message at 19:27 on Apr 7, 2021

Fish Of Doom
Aug 18, 2004
I'm too awake for this to be a nightmare




Baby Yoda is going to have negative influence on Hollywood for decades.

Edit:

Fish Of Doom fucked around with this message at 19:37 on Apr 7, 2021

Rupert Buttermilk
Apr 15, 2007

RowboatMan: Freezing time is an old P.I. trick...


Ok, see this is why I initially saw it as a commercial. Cereal is happening.

Timby
Dec 23, 2006

Your mother!



Basebf555 posted:

If they had a great movie in the can and they were confident of it, I don't think they release that clip.

That's kind of where I'm sitting on this. Beyond some strange writing decisions right off the bat (what kind of a name is Mr. Grooberson? That sounds like it comes out of a porn parody), I've never been particularly excited by the concept of Afterlife in the first place--how many good comedy sequels are there, and how many good comedy sequels come out 37 years after the original?--and for this to be the first official footage released in about a year and a half is just ... woof.

banned from Starbucks
Jul 18, 2004






Jesus someone watched TransFormers 2 where the kitchen appliances turn into decepticons and said "yeah this is what goobusters needs"

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."



I want it. Gonna have to get a US friend to grab me some.

Kevyn
Mar 5, 2003

I just want to smile. Just once. I'd like to just, one time, go to Disney World and smile like the other boys and girls.

I just want Ecto Cooler to come back again. That was the only good thing about the last movie.

ALFbrot
Apr 17, 2002


banned from Starbucks posted:

Jesus someone watched TransFormers 2 where the kitchen appliances turn into decepticons and said "yeah this is what goobusters needs"

Somebody watched Ghostbusters 2 where the lady's mink stole came to life and attacked her and said "yeah this is what Transformers needs"

Rupert Buttermilk
Apr 15, 2007

RowboatMan: Freezing time is an old P.I. trick...


ALFbrot posted:

Somebody watched Ghostbusters 2 where the lady's mink stole came to life and attacked her and said "yeah this is what Transformers needs"

Apparently that specific scene was supposed to be more elaborate, but was cut down to the montage.

Also, the old guy right next to that woman is the same old guy who played Santa Claus in Ernest Saves Christmas

Is there anywhere where I can read or learn about the original story of GB2 and what Bill Murray had originally signed on for? It wasn't the faeries story, was it?

I'd heard about this years ago, and it's apparently not too easy to find it, since all the nerd sites just found out about it, too, thanks to the recent interview with him.

Rupert Buttermilk fucked around with this message at 23:22 on Apr 7, 2021

Timby
Dec 23, 2006

Your mother!



Kevyn posted:

I just want Ecto Cooler to come back again. That was the only good thing about the last movie.

There was plenty to like about GB2016 (although the cringe-worthy cameos from the original cast, Ernie Hudson aside, were not among them).

I'd be stunned, however, if Coke didn't jump all over that nostalgia wagon again for Ecto Cooler. poo poo, they brought back the Hi-C orange drink at McDonald's a few months ago.

Rupert Buttermilk posted:

Is there anywhere where I can read or learn about the original story of GB2 and what Bill Murray had originally signed on for? It wasn't the faeries story, was it?

There's an early draft floating around that's pretty terrible; it has elements of what became GB2, but Dana has been replaced by someone named Lane (this was when Sigourney Weaver was refusing to take part in the movie), and there's some weird poo poo about eastern European immigrants and whatnot. It's been years since I've read it, but it was really, really lovely.

Murray signed on because A) they gave him all the money in the world and B) Michael Ovitz negotiated the "Columbia can never make a Ghostbusters 3 unless Reitman, Ramis, Murray and Aykroyd all give their OK" clause into his contract.

Timby fucked around with this message at 23:23 on Apr 7, 2021

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Karloff
Mar 21, 2013



It does seem like the editing pace is massively sped up for that short clip with the different moments/gags all arriving and collapsing together with no time to breathe. That probably contributes to the feeling of it being an advertisement alongside the cuteness etc, the finished film will probably be paced better. Overall it doesn't dent my excitement too much because there's an inevitability to them leaning on the stuff people recognize in the marketing.

Karloff fucked around with this message at 07:37 on Apr 8, 2021

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