So what’s new in Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered? Not much. Is that a bad thing? Not at all.
In Episode 138 Desirai and Carrie were joined by Emma Larkins, player relations lead for Blade Ballet at DreamSail Games. Blade Ballet is “is a local and online multiplayer robot battle video game of whirling destruction” out now for Play Station 4 and Steam, and the first game for DreamSail. The ladies also discuss Pokemon (yes…we’re still on this), Ghostbusters, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, Steven’s Universe and much much more!
Pokemon, Ghostbusters, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, Steven’s Universe and much more.
With the announcement today of a Clue remake, I have officially had enough of remakes in Hollywood. I have tried to be ok with remakes as long as possible, as I see the potential good they can do. They can reintroduce classics to an entirely new generation of movie watchers, and I get that. I have tried to watch some classic movies with my kids, who turned their noses up because it looked, “too old.” Giving a new spin on a classic can help grow interest with younger fans. However, enough is seriously enough.
The first time I was irked by a remake was the 2010 remake of Nightmare on Elm Street. Nightmare on Elm Street was one of my favorites when I was younger, and I knew that they weren’t going to do Freddy Krueger justice. I was correct. They focused too heavily on the pedophile aspect and turned what was originally a fun, yet scary, horror film into a genuinely upsetting and cringeworthy pile of crap. Even the always amazing Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) couldn’t save it.
The next remake to get under my skin was the Fright Night remake. Fright Night has been on my list of top 5 movies since I first saw it at the tender age of 9. I used to obsess over that movie. I had a huge crush on William Ragsdale’s (Herman’s Head) Charley Brewster for years. When I heard there was a remake being made, I knew there was no way they would be able to recapture the magic of the original. I avoided watching it for the longest time, but eventually the pull of David Tennant (Doctor Who) and a bout of morbid curiosity got the best of me. My fears were all justified. They completely stripped the story of its “Boy Who Cried Wolf” theme which was the soul of the movie.
The straight to video Fright Night 2: New Blood is a better remake of the original than the star studded 2010 was. If you want a halfway decent remake, you can check Fright Night 2 out on Netflix.
Then came the news that M. Night Shyamalan is rebooting Tales From the Crypt without the inclusion of the Cryptkeeper. I loved Tales From the Crypt so much when I was younger, I carved “TFTC” into almost everything I owned. I had posters of the Cryptkeeper on my wall and even went so far as to collect all of the original EC comics the show was based on. To hear the “King of the Crappy Twists” is going to be overseeing one of my all time most beloved shows is killing me inside.
Don’t get me wrong, some remakes have been fine. I enjoyed Ghostbusters immensely. Despite all of the hate, it was truly an entertaining movie. This trend in Hollywood to just regurgitate what they see has worked in the past has got to stop. At the very least, if remakes are going to be made, they need to be treated with reverence and respect. Not to completely change the entire original theme of the movie.
What do you think? Are you tired of seeing remakes in Hollywood? Is there one in particular that has upset you? Or one that you really liked? Let us know in the comments below or on our Twitter or Facebook.
What do you get when Krispy Kreme and Sony Pictures get together to celebrate the Blu-Ray release of the 30th anniversary edition of Ghostbusters? Ectoplasm on your doughnuts! Or if you want to be accurate, Psychomagnotheric Slime. The second version allows pastry lovers to bite into a delicious cream filled icing covered Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, complete with a sugar hat.
We are truly excited to collaborate with Sony Pictures in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the iconic ‘Ghostbusters’ brand, said Dwayne Chambers, Krispy Kreme’s chief marketing and innovations officer. And we are delighted to bring our fans two delicious, limited-edition treats that are as unique, creative and joyful as this beloved film franchise.”
Hop into your Ecto 1 from Sept. 29 through Oct. 31 and visit U.S. and Canada Krispy Kreme locations, while supplies last. If you’re worried they may sell out before you can get to them, customers can pre-order five dozen or more at their local store beginning Tuesday.