After a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic-enforced delay, the latest film in Ghost Busters suffrage, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, There appears to be a solid release date. The new film serves to please hardcore fans by bringing the old crew back together. Even the director, Jason Reitman, has a family connection to the original. later life. However, that doesn’t mean he feels he has a claim on the franchise.
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ is the latest attempt to revive a beloved ’80s franchise
The success of Ghostbusters took almost everyone involved in its production by surprise. A $25 million budget for a comedy was unheard of at the time. The same goes for the number of special effects needed to bring Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis’ script to life. But once the film hit the theatres, it paid off. The performances were spectacular, several scenes became instantly iconic, and the theme song topped the Billboard charts for three weeks straight.
The sequel wasn’t nearly as good. But the first impression always leaves the strongest memories. Despite the average follow-up, the adoration of the original film remained strong throughout the years. Given that modern Hollywood loves nothing more than rebooting old IPs, an inevitable reboot ensued. 2016 Ghost Busters, Centered around an all-female main cast, it received mixed reviews from critics and unearned scorn from disgruntled fanboys.
Rebirth Trying to get the franchise back on track, it connects the main characters more directly to the original lore by making Ramis relatives of Dr. Egon Spangler. The film debuts in theaters on November 19, 2021, to overwhelmingly positive early reviews.
Jason Reitman joins the ‘Ghostbusters’ franchise started by his father, Evan Reitman
Rebirth Son of the Original is directed by Jason Reitman. Ghost Busters Director, Ivan. ahead of the first performance of Rebirth At CinemaCon 2021, Reitman spoke with Shraddha about taking on the project.
“Ghost Busters One of those rare franchises where it no longer belongs to the filmmakers” he said, according to cinema bland. “Unlike any other film I have done till date, this one is not mine. It’s not my father’s. Technically, it belongs to Sony, but really it’s all of you. …we wanted to make a movie that had suspense, laughter, have you sing the theme song when you walk out of the movie theater. A movie to which you can bring your family. “
Making sure fans enjoy what they’re watching is clearly important. Most movies are made to be liked by as many people as possible. But there is a balancing act to such feelings.
fury at last Ghost Busters The reboot was largely the result of fans who were outraged at the idea of a female-centric version of the story. Indifference can be very problematic in the wrong hands, and the value of surprise is sometimes underestimated. Hopefully, Reitman and the film’s writers fall on the right side of that line.
What else is Reitman known for?
Being the son of an established veteran certainly helped Jason get into the industry. But he has developed an artistic voice that is different from that of his father.
The younger Reitman has directed eight films so far, most of which are indie comedic dramas that are more fun than their subject matter. Oscar nomination for Best Director for his work on juno And up in the air Make impressive notes on her resume. (For the latter film, the Academy also nominated it for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture.)
Reitman’s later films did not receive as much praise. But two of his movies starring Charlize Theron and written by Diablo Cody (Cody also wrote juno) reviewed very well without being a big hit. Cool films about aging and the revival of a blockbuster comedy require two different skill sets. But he begins to understand that power that Ghost Busters On those who love it.