I never understood the hate this film got when it came out.
A lot of people thought that Ghostbusters belonged to them and so any new film couldnt be good to begin with.
Off course it stuffed with some silly notions and rubbish ideas, all Chris is just Meh...but afterall it was a new look on the franchise and i always liked it. I never loved it, but G2 is no love of mine too and i would never give it the hate that this one had.
So, i wanted to see what this FanCut did to make it better, faster, more serious and still fun.
And it is. A lot of cringe is gone, and the rest in it is ok and transports the story or at least, is not that over the top anymore.
The jokes that are in now are good with much more less stupid in them.
I like the all Female cast and could do without Chris at all, but since he is in the original, i dont blame this edit for keeping him.
Give it a try !
Ghostbusters (2016) wasn't a horrible movie when I first saw it in theatre many years ago. I started to dislike it little by little as years went by, but nowadays I think the movie is just extremely fine. It's nothing special or unique, it's the worst Ghostbusters movie and it did leave a bad impact on the franchise on many people's hearts.
But when I found out that TM2YC made a edit of the movie that removes many bad improv jokes and scenes from the extended version of the movie, I decided to finally watch it. Was it good?
In shorter terms, it was. It did fix the pacing of the movie, it did remove the cringey scenes and dialogue and left the best parts that did work and enhanced them. This edit doesn't fix everything, though. The story is still kind of simple, but I can forgive that because Ghostbusters movies don't focus a lot on the narrative. I recommend this edit to those who want a lot better version of the movie and also to those who want to give Ghostbusters (2016) a second chance.
Well done, TM2YC! You edited this movie to be best it could be!
Loved Ghostbusters. Really enjoyed Ghostbusters 2, but to be honest, it hasn't aged as well as the first one. When I heard another sequel was in the works I was very excited, then I watched it...
It's not a secret that the 3rd installment was almost universally panned by critics and viewers alike. When I saw TM2YC had taken up the gauntlet to "fix" this movie I was intrigued. I see lots of different of reasonings for edits. Some are reinterpretations of already loved movies. Some are attempts to fix films that are perceived as having so much potential, and through editing, finding the diamond hidden in the coal. This film is perceived as just coal, no diamond inside, not even "fool's gold", just a bad movie. Could a good movie be in there somewhere?
After watching this I can't say there was a diamond hidden, but there is a really good movie. Removing the majority of the impromptu jokes and one-liners which are scattered EVERYWHERE in the movie has left a good movie. One-liners are fun in MODERATION. Making an entire movie around them is just so exhausting for the viewer. Kind of like special effects. Good special effects can make a good movie great, or even make a great movie unforgettable, but a story just built around endless special effects is just lazy cinema (see Godzilla (1998)).
When people say Ghostbusters 3 is bad I always bring up this edit and how it really improved the experience. If I were to watch Ghostbusters 3 again, this is the only version I would watch. If you like the franchise, watch this, at least once, so you can see what this movie should have been.
As with a lot of other fans of this franchise, the theatrical release was like a kick in the stomach. It was cringe in a lot of places and a perfect example of why directors need to keep improv tighter and character types in line. This edit should be named the Fan's Cut. While not 100% perfect (hard to be with the source material), this edit turns a not watchable film into a decent and for me at least enjoyable.
If you did not enjoy the theatrical version I highly recommend giving this edit a shot! So much of what I didn't like is removed and this edit actually made me enjoy the film. Chris is still cringey but with everything else fixed its not as annoying.