First of all I hated the Ghostbusters remake. So, when I realized TM2YC did a fanedit I was curious to see it because I enjoyed a lot his fanedit of Judge Dredd and also because I was curious to see how he would improve such a bad film as this. Well, this edit is very good considering the original material! It makes the film "better" (well, at least more acceptable). The new music added was a great choice as the joke with the "Ghost" song! and He cuts a lot of unecessary jokes (mostly the improv ones). I think more stuff could be cut like the dancing of Abby and Erin, and the original Ghostbusters cast cameos (only the Bill Murray one is cut) and I think this edit should have another title like "Ghostbusters: Next Generation", "New Team" or something like that rather than "3", only because the remake has no connection with the previous films. But this edit really made the film better! It is another great work by TM2YC!
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'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!
Let me start by saying I am one of those who went into Ghostbusters (2016) with a negative perspective, I didn't like the humor I had seen in the trailer, I didn't like the way that people were attacking those who disliked the movie and saying that they were MRAs or women haters or whatever. The cultural milieu had turned me off from the film. Let me also say that this is the first fanedit I have knowingly watched.
Eventually I was gifted a copy of the Extended Release on Ultra-Violet (vudu.com) and finally about 6 months ago I reluctantly sat down to watch it. My complaints about quality of jokes, the statements like "enslaving elephants", the one note portrayal of men as either dumb, malicious, and/or conniving, and the movie just felt like a drag. I distinctly remember disliking how Leslie Jones' character was portrayed, and disliked Murray's cameo, as it felt like he was directed to just be an arse. Anyway, enough about why I didn't like the original.
Almost all of my complaints are resolved by this edit. TM2YC has created a movie that I actually enjoyed, I walked away having actually laughed, enjoying the story, and also not actively disliking the main characters, I actually kindof liked the characters now. The removal of terrible one-liner jokes like "Once you pop", the second slap to McCarthy's character, cutting down Hemsworth's I'm a complete fool act, made it so that the true jokes really shine. Shortening the capture at the metal show made it so much better, I hated the "lady thing, race thing" joke. Now the humor comes from the characters, like in the original GhostBusters movies, not from bad jokes said at the bar with friends. A few issues remain, but like other reviewers I understand, and see, that this is inherent to the source...e.g. the throwback to Moranis' character in the original trying to access the restaurant while being chased by "dogs", in the original it made sense for his character and for the look of the restaurant, in GB2016 it makes Wiig's character look like a dunce when she is supposed to be a, formerly, respected scientist.
I have a few edit issues, but I understand that they are inherent to the source material. The, "Horizontally flipped two shots of guide after hand burning, to better match new cuts," it is noticeable that he is nursing the wrong hand, but that issue is acceptable when it protects from crossing the line as we move to the run down the hallway. I also might have suggested hiding one of his two sighs around the candlestick (3:24-3:31) if possible, with less time spent it seems like a forced sigh. I do love making him into a "straight" man and removing the candlestick lever. The other issue I have is with the metal show, while I love the removal of bad jokes and cameos, it is hard to see how they got into position after the initial line on the stage. Again, this is due to the lack of source to work with and does not stick out while viewing the movie.
Thank you again TM2YC, you have made GB2016 actually enjoyable. And thank you for more GB theme music, less rap.