The gang discusses some geek topics of note this week, beginning with the Pokémon GO phenomenon, which threatens to take over the world. After that, there is a conversation about Frank Cho’s sudden departure from DC Comics. Finally, none of our heroes really enjoyed Ghostbusters for a variety of reasons: Tracy hates Kate McKinnon, Dude takes issue with beefcake, dumb Thor, and Andrew makes the excellent point that if Ghostbusters were a baseball game, the cast were essentially t-ball players. Continue reading
In which, Andrew, Tracy, and Kyle White spend an afternoon watching the original Ghostbusters and then chat about why the movie is the “perfect comedy.” We also discuss where Harold Ramis took his acting inspiration, why the special effects have held up so well, over thirty years later, and how Sigourney Weaver is especially hot in dark eye makeup and big hair.
Of course the biggest news this week is the announcement of an all female cast for the reboot of Ghostbusters. Reactions have been mixed and I have to say that I’m a bit skeptical myself. Now, to be clear, I have no issue with the fact that it’s an all female cast, or any of the specific women that were cast. My skeptisism comes from the idea of the movie being a reboot. Sure, I’d love another Ghostbusters movie and when this one comes out, you can bet that I’m going to go see it. But as a friend of mine recently put it, why would you reboot what is possibly the most perfect comedy in history? Unfortunately, no matter how good the movie is, it is likely that people will think less of it because of its amazing predecessor. On the positive side, both Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson have come out in support of the new cast (as has Terry Crews).