I saw Ghostbusters in theaters expecting the worst and came out pleasantly surprised. I expected a 3 or 4 out of 10 and got something closer to a 6/10. I felt at the time that the things holding it back were jokes that were too over the top or inappropriate for the moment, a lack of chemistry between the characters, and a strangely paced/written third act. This edit I feel fixed the majority of those the problems I had with this film, and brings it to a solid 8/10 in my book. I still feel like the third act prevents the film from being excellent, but a fan edit can only accomplish so much. Overall very impressed and this will be my go to version of the film. Thanks for your hard work!
I didn't watch Ghostbuster on the theaters, I just got to see the extended version on Blu-ray, which it was said to be better than the one shown on cinemas. So I kinda liked the movie already. I mean, it was not the original, but it has its great moments. But it surely got its bads too.
And TM2YC got that feeling away. With this edit I think it was much more wins. Some over the top scenes, stretched jokes and SNL-like gags were cutted down and made the flow of the movie goes really well. There were better character development and the jokes fell like on character too, not out of place as some did on the original version.
It will surely be my go to whenever I fell like watching it again. Way more enjoyable.
I kinda liked Ghostbuster 2016, despite all the parts that didn't really work. I got the impression that the movie got a bit warped in the wake of all the controversy surrounding it, and in the end got caught up in meta-jokes about internet trolls and a mish-mash of brands of humour (and that godawful cover version of the song). Every character did every kind of comedy, and more often than not it just felt hysterical instead of hilarious or coherent. But hey, kids loved it, right? And there were parts that were IMHO great, like the visual effects, Chris Hemsworth, Holtzman and the new Ghostbusters cast overall.
Anyway, this edit by TM2YC imho improves, I would say a lot, upon the theatrical release. It tones down the jokes, which of course diminishes the movie of some opportunities to get a laugh out of the audience (there were one or two gags I missed that I liked in the ThCut, but humour is subjective, so that is to be expected) but, and that's important, creates a much more coherent tone for the overall movie. The characters feel more natural, and don't get me wrong, there's still a lot to laugh. It just doesn't try to get a joke in every single scene, and most of the more infantile gags (farts and the like) and running gags that went on one or two times too often are gone. Plus the soundtrack got very smoothly edited and feels now very Ghostbuster-y (the original score is back on! No more cringeworthy new version! Yay!). And I don't know whether I just missed it in the ThCut, but the emotional arc between Abby and Erin felt for the first time complete to me. The theme of "embracing your weirdness, despite being rejected from most for it" came out nicely, which is imho one of the strong points of the movie - and yes, especially because the protagonists are women, which I think can indeed inspire young girls to take an interest in science and other "nerdy" interests which they don't really get encouraged to do by the bulk of other movies. But that's just my take on it.
Cuts an audio was edited seemlessly, by the way. TM2YC obviously knows what he's doing.
That said, this is my definitive version of the new Ghostbusters, and if I would want to introduce someone to the new crew, I would certainly show them this cut instead of one of the official versions.
I'm going to be honest here, and say I have been pretty neutral on the whole GB remake storm on the internet. I saw the trailer, snickered a bit at one or two jokes and thought nothing much else of it. So going into this edit I didn't have much to go on, since I never even saw the theatrical release, but with all of that said I really found a great deal of enjoyment here! A good sense of pacing and flow is to be found, no noticeable cuts at all to things like improv gags or even axing Bill Murray's cameo. Changes to the music were of course good choices and had a clean execution to them, adding a sense that we are watching a new GB movie with a fun atmosphere about it. Using the extended cut was a smart move, in adding a bit more to character like the added scene between Erin and Abby at the university. Are there still problems that exist with the script/story? Most likely, but there's only so much you can do with the tools at your disposal. Is there anything cringe worthy left in this cut? One or two small things, like Abby/Erin's dancing ghost presentation (but again not a deal breaker). This, IMO is a very suitable replacement for anyone who felt the original cut was a slap in the face, or heck even if you liked the theatrical version. Definitely recommended!