Ghostbusters, the remake.
Mmmhyeah. Wellwell hm. Was super excited for its awesomeness to crush the sexist twats who had decided it was the worst movie ever as soon as they heard about the cast, but, yeah, I guess the sexist twats will kind of get away with it this time. Beh.
It's... no classic. It's no ghostbusters, men in black, galaxy quest, or mystery men. If it was the first lasers-versus-ghost action comedy ever, well, it would probably have stayed the only one. There would probably have been no ghostbusters franchise based on that film. And, if not just a wink, the post-credit announces a sequel (or a re-remake). Well, I find it a bit optimistic.
I enjoyed a couple of jokes, and the general inversion : it's super sexist-in-reverse, which I found refreshingly feminist-militant, like watching an old james bond movie from the opposite perspective - but that's amusing because it's kind of isolated on the background of mass media history, and it's semi-courageous because we're already in the epoch (aiming at balance and parity) that makes this joyous retaliation thinkable. Beyond this fun aspect, hard to judge it on its own merits : I was expecting the tone and quality of Ghostbusters, this made the badass shooting scenes offputting, made the everybody-is-peter-venkman dialogues awkward, and made the quirky quirks a bit too slapstick. Plus, fart poop lol. Sometimes felt like a ghostbuster remake with jim carrey in the four roles, not the movie I was looking for.
So. Forgettable. Forgotten. Hellboy movie category. And just as for Hellboy, part of my disappointment is due to beeing familiar with the original source's precious tone.
But yeah. It felt like a defeat.