“Ghostbusters 3” Really Trying to Suck
The ink hasn’t even dried on the first draft of Ghostbusters 3 yet and it’s already sucking. Granted, it’s hard to judge a movie that at this point isn’t even fully on paper, but from what HAS been confirmed, this is most likely going to suck. I can think of three reasons right now:
1. According to an interview that Harold Ramis gave MTV, “there will be young ghostbusters.” I hate the whole sequel where the awesome people from the first films now play old fat people who sit in a room and give advice until the third act when they finally put the uniform back on thing. I mean, why even bother? In my own happy little world (Loganland, if you will) the original Ghostbusters are ageless and Bill Murray never became a hipster icon (more on that in a sec).
2. Judd Apatow is producing. I think this one explains itself. I’m kind of surprised that he isn’t producing Crank 2 as well. I’m sure he’s working on it.
3. You knew it was coming…ahem…a few words on Bill Murray: I’m not quite sure when (I’m thinking after he didn’t get an Oscar nom for Rushmore), but at some point Hollywood and the movie going public finally begin to realize that Bill Murray is, quite frankly, a complete asshole. On top of that, his entire “I only do films where I get to look at the camera and be depressed” schtick got old about fourteen films ago. The only people I know who still like the man all wear skinny jeans and love to use the word “indie” to describe every DVD and CD in their collection. Oddly enough, these same people have never seen or heard of Caddyshack.
Even Ramis himself is getting in on some of the Murray bashing. In the same MTV interview, Ramis joked that “Bill Murray is just waiting for the truckload of money to arrive to get him out of his office.” He went on to say that while he has talked exclusively to Aykroyd about the film, he has yet to speak to Murray. He must be too busy working on Wes Anderson’s newest film Depressed Brothers With Daddy Issues.
What was I talking about again? Oh yeah, Ghostbusters 3. I can’t wait.