I commend TM2YC for going through the struggle of doing a fan edit of this film. I can't imagine the time put in to make sure every fart or dick joke was removed. It makes the movie about 1% more tolerable, so it is still unwatchable. The characters are constantly trying to say something more wacky than the last and sometimes are even mumbling improvised lines. Leslie Jones has a few funny moments, so props to her. This film could probably be enjoyed by children and maybe big fans of the famous female cast members.
Everything relating to fan-edit audio/video quality control is 10/10.
The day I saw this edit posted on IFDB was the day I reluctantly bought a copy of Ghostbusters 2016. I have not seen the original film because of the negative reviews and bad word-of-mouth it was receiving, and so I lost interest. When I saw that TM2YC had cut this thing up, I said "Alright, let's get that official movie, put it on my shelf forever, and watch this edit!"
They say that the best cuts are the ones you don't notice. I can probably list about five cuts I noticed based on audio quality or just an odd cut where something felt out of place. So imagine my surprise when I looked at the extensive cut-list: Hundreds of cuts went by completely unnoticed. This fanedit is near-perfectly cut together, and I was often asking myself why this version wasn't released in theaters. Is this the funniest Ghostbusters? Not by a long shot. But TM2YC put together a solid comedy that got some genuine laughs out of me. At no point was I frustrated or angry at the edit (which is what I've been hearing about the theatrical cut). Except for Chris Hemsworth, but to be fair, there was seemingly no way to shut him up.
That all said, the flaws of this edit (as with many great edits) come from the source material. This movie kind of degrades into a generic superhero-like plot that really does nothing interesting. But! I liked the main characters and wasn't annoyed with them at all! Which, again, is something I was expecting. So, because I liked those characters, I was okay with a sort of mundane plot.
This cut won't have you dying of laughter, as with the original Ghostbusters. And most of the humor doesn't hold up to the first half of Ghostbusters II (It has an amazing first half, watch it again and you'll remember how funny it is. Stop watching as soon as they get they put on the Ghostbusters suits). But you know what? This edit is as good a blockbuster "appeal to all audiences" comedy can get. It's got some great stuff in it, and I was pleasantly surprised. After reading the enormous cut-list, I think it's safe to say that this movie has been saved. Seriously, some of the stuff in that cut-list was downright scary...
A fantastic cut that I'll reccomend to anyone morbidly curious about Ghostbusters 2016. TM2YC has answered the call with GHOSTBUSTERS III!
Well what can I say? Amazed!
TM2YC set out to do what this edit achieved, making the Ghostbusters reboot better, tighter and much more enjoyable to watch.
Video & Audio Quality was flawless, no problems with the HD picture or the 5.1 audio.
Visual Editing was excellent, the cuts were so good I needed to re-read the cut/change list afterward viewing just to make sure they were the work of TM2YC or not.
The Audio Editing was again excellent work, even with the added FX and music was not noticeable.
Overall - The movie itself was still bad (4/10), but this edit makes this movie a decent (7/10) and I'd view this edit over the original any day.
Well done TM2YC for a fantastic edit.
The road to the Ghostbusters reboot was, at best, a rocky one. Constant rewrites, the death of Harold Ramis, and the amount of backlash upon release of the film's trailer should've been warning signs, but I stayed positive. I saw the movie in theaters and it just left me cold. I hadn't seen it since, but then I heard of this particular edit and I became curious. To me, it seemed impossible: Fix the movie and make it good? No way... Well, yes way. What has been done is nothing short of a miracle. TM2YC salvaged one of the most broken films in recent memory and delivered a film that stands on its own two feet as well as with the first two GB films. It truly is the version that deserved to be in theaters. Keep it up, TM2YC!
I was really curious to check this edit out, since Ghostbusters (2016) was among my least favourite films of the year. Happy to report that TM2YC has performed some sort of miraculous feat of fanediting magic and turned it into an enjoyable film. The added material works extremely well (although I did feel the pacing was a tad sluggish at times), and anchoring the characters so that they are not ALL trying to be funny one all the time worked really well.
Highlights included hearing the Ghostbusters theme properly as the girls went into action, and toning down some of the more egregious stupidity of the original release. Here's looking at you, Bill Murray. I would have liked even more of Kevin's idiocy cut out, but it didn't ruin the enjoyment of the movie.
I can say with certainty that this is the only version of this film I will ever watch in future.