I thought I might not have given thew new Ghostbusters a fair shake. I quit watching after 30 minutes and thought it was not funny at all, boring in fact. recently, I watched the entire movie, and if anything, it got worse. I didn’t like the trite humor, the over-worked sight gags, and really hated the old Ghostbuster cast member cameos, especially the ghosts. It just reminded me how good the original was. There were a few good moments, but too few and too far between to save it. I won’t say much about the science, but the reverse the polarity and everything returns to normal bit was disappointing.
I watched Ghost in the Shell. I loved the anime version, but this one had lackluster acting. She was a reconstruct with no memory, but she was human. She didn’t act like it. The sensory overload almost killed me. I’m sure the cityscape was great, but there was so much holographic imagery and special effects it was difficult to focus on any one thing. I probably missed a lot. They stayed true to many of the scenes from the anime, but veered away at the wrong times. I hated the ‘Luke, I’m your father’ plot. It is over used. They could have done much better. All in all, I did like it, but it fell way short of my expectations. I’ll take the anime version any time.
It seems far too many movies that claim a strong science background blow it. Martian came closest. Gravity was ridiculous. Life was a rehash of so many sci-fi horror movies it was difficult to keep my mind on the movie. I kept thinking of similar plots. That little sucker got around that space station like he had the schematics in his head. Passengers sucked. I can’t say anything good about it, except I guess it’s okay to fall in love with the guy who condemned you to death because he was lonely. I guess I’m jaded. I’ve read all the classic sci-fi and watched the classic movies. Old movies had lousy special effects but usually better acting. Remakes rarely outshine the original.
I like to see real science in sci-fi movies. Most of the science is easy to double-check. Please, Hollywood, get it right.