Steve Gustafson: Fiction. Many of you will scream, “Sacrilege!,” but I love Ghostbusters and would welcome a new movie. It’s not like the first two are untouchable holy canon. It’s dudes fighting ghosts! The potential is endless. WAIT! Let me make a note. I’m NOT down if they bring in Steve Carrell, Seth Rogan, Paul Rudd, and Jonah Hill. I’m a fan of them but it wouldn’t be a Ghostbuster movie anymore. It would be the Knocked Up Virgin Pineapple . And yes, I know that sounds hypocritical after my Will Smith argument but I’m sticking to it!
Jordan Bruns: Fact. Just because Indiana Jones had a successful resurrection after a 19-year layoff doesn’t mean the Ghostbusters will fare the same. If this was meant to be an ongoing series, they should have done it while the cast was still young enough to be believable in their roles. Who really wants to see a bunch of 60-year-old men hunting ghosts? That explains why they’re going with the whole “passing of the torch” storyline. But seriously… the original Ghostbusters mentoring a younger group? Are you kidding me? I’m not saying that’s not an amusing concept, but I’m not paying ten bucks to sit through two hours of it. I know a lot of people who like Ghostbusters but I’ve never heard anyone say “I wish they’d make a third one.” The simple fact is I just don’t think there’s enough public demand for Ghostbusters III to make it successful.
Final Score: 3 for 6
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