History YMMV / Ghostbusters

18th Jan '17 8:44:47 AM Batman1016
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** The original 1984 game released for, well, just about every computer and console available, was both popular at the time, and fondly remembered today. This is pretty amazing, considering it is essentially a ''business simulator,'' built off an incomplete original IP game, with a Ghostbusters coat of paint hastily slapped on it, and a few action levels thrown in to make it at least superficially resemble the movie. And yet somehow, it all works, and works well.

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** The original 1984 game released for, well, just about every computer and console available, was both popular at the time, and fondly remembered today. This is pretty amazing, considering it is essentially a ''business simulator,'' built off an incomplete original IP game, with a Ghostbusters coat of paint hastily slapped on it, and a few action levels thrown in to make it at least superficially resemble the movie. And yet somehow, it all works, works. Well, a lot of people think so. [[BrokenBase A lot of others don't.]] This seems to largely depend on nostalgia, which system you played it on, and works well.how much you appreciate a good sim game. See TheProblemWithLicensedGames below.
18th Jan '17 8:38:35 AM Batman1016
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** The original 1984 game released for, well, just about every computer and console available, was both popular at the time, and fondly remembered today. This is pretty amazing, considering it is essentially a ''business simulator,'' built off an incomplete original IP game, with a Ghostbusters coat of paint hastily slapped on it, and a few action levels thrown in to make it at least superficially resemble the movie. And yet somehow, it all works, and works well.
4th Jan '17 10:20:19 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Peter Venkman especially. He regularly slacks off at work to hit on women, which gets him fired from the university and almost costs the ghostbusters their first client. He agitated Walter Peck, not caring about the consequences of trifling with a government official and he doesn't seem to contribute anything worthwhile to the team aside from carrying an extra proton-pack.

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** Peter Venkman especially. He regularly slacks off at work to hit on women, which gets him fired from the university and almost costs the ghostbusters their first client. He agitated Walter Peck, not caring about the consequences of trifling with a government official and he doesn't seem to contribute anything worthwhile to the team aside from carrying an extra proton-pack. He does put his cleverness and quick tongue to good use by bailing them out of trouble a few times, but then again, he's often the one who got them into a pickle to begin with.
30th Dec '16 1:26:01 PM TheFuzzinator
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** The films have aged very gracefully over the years. The proton pack streams in particular look about as good now as they would with modern CGI effects. And not to forget Stay Puft. The only thing that has dated somewhat is the stop-motion of the terror dogs, but they are still scary.

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** The films have aged very gracefully over the years. The proton pack streams in particular look about as good now as they would with modern CGI effects. And not to forget Stay Puft. The only thing that has dated somewhat is the stop-motion of the terror dogs, but they are still scary. In the second film, the [[spoiler:walking Statue of Liberty]] was astonishingly well-done for 1989, and still holds up decently nearly thirty years later.
30th Dec '16 12:44:49 PM TheFuzzinator
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* WhatAnIdiot: Walter Peck, full stop. He does have actual reason to believe that what the Ghostbusters are doing could be dangerous, so what does he do? Shut down a grid he doesn't understand, against the warning of someone more qualified, ''purely to spite Peter''.
9th Dec '16 1:54:30 PM Larkmarn
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* InternetBacklash: Due to the controversy surrounding the 2016 reboot, particularly the fact that many considered the original a SacredCow, it became increasingly common for commentators on the internet to insult or be dismissive to the original.
9th Dec '16 12:12:31 AM Szeridan
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** You can see where the where the heated tiles Dana's eggs cook on end and the regular tiles begin by some eggs not landing on the heated ones.

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** You can see where the where the heated tiles Dana's eggs cook on end and the regular tiles begin by some eggs not landing on the heated ones.
22nd Nov '16 11:27:14 AM Angeldeb82
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* {{Applicability}}: Three heroic businessmen and scientific innovators who get paid for performing a service well and use their profits to expand and create jobs for more people are opposed by a villainous government bureaucrat who puts the world in danger when he tries to put them out of business, using public safety as an excuse but, in context, is clearly only on a power trip. [[http://www.runleiarun.com/ghostbusters/chapter12.shtml Many would say]] this film is more [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivist]] than the film adaptations of ''Literature/AtlasShrugged''!

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* {{Applicability}}: Three heroic businessmen and scientific innovators who get paid for performing a service well and use their profits to expand and create jobs for more people are opposed by a villainous government bureaucrat who puts the world in danger when he tries to put them out of business, using public safety as an excuse but, in context, is clearly only on a power trip. [[http://www.runleiarun.com/ghostbusters/chapter12.shtml Many would say]] this film is more [[UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} Objectivist]] UsefulNotes/{{Objectivis|m}}t than the film adaptations of ''Literature/AtlasShrugged''!



* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The dream sequence in the first film, remnant of a cut scene that appears in its entirety in the novelization. The entire footage of the original scene, and others that were cut through production, has yet to ever be released.
* CriticalBacklash: The prevailing attitude that ''Ghostbusters II'' is an utterly disastrous abomination is a relatively new one, and rather confusing to those fans who consider it inferior to the original, but still funny enough in its own right.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Dr. Venkman's "scientific method" in his parapsychological test; rewarding and sucking up to hot girls but electroshocking guys regardless of the accuracy of their preditions. So sleazy it's funny.
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The dream sequence in the first film, remnant of a cut scene that appears in its entirety in the novelization. The entire footage of the original scene, and others that were cut through production, has yet to ever be released.
* CriticalBacklash: The prevailing attitude that ''Ghostbusters II'' is an utterly disastrous abomination is a relatively new one, and rather confusing to those fans who consider it inferior to the original, but still funny enough in its own right.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Dr. Venkman's "scientific method" in his parapsychological test; rewarding and sucking up to hot girls but electroshocking guys regardless of the accuracy of their preditions. So sleazy it's funny.
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The dream sequence in the first film, remnant of a cut scene that appears in its entirety in the novelization. The entire footage of the original scene, and others that were cut through production, has yet to ever be released.
* CriticalBacklash: The prevailing attitude that ''Ghostbusters II'' is an utterly disastrous abomination is a relatively new one, and rather confusing to those fans who consider it inferior to the original, but still funny enough in its own right.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Dr. Venkman's "scientific method" in his parapsychological test; rewarding and sucking up to hot girls but electroshocking guys regardless of the accuracy of their preditions. So sleazy it's funny.



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** After the [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames NES adaptations of the two films]], a second licenced game of the second film titled ''New Ghostbusters 2'' was released. It was a huge step up from the Activision games, with the characters actually being recognisable. The player could even play as Louis.

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** After the [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames NES adaptations of the two films]], a second licenced licensed game of the second film titled ''New Ghostbusters 2'' was released. It was a huge step up from the Activision games, with the characters actually being recognisable. The player could even play as Louis.



* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: With a few exceptions, the games based on the series haven't fared too well. In particular, [[VideoGame/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} the 1984 game]] by Creator/{{Activision}} based on the first film tends to be regarded as interesting in concept and scope, but extremely tedious in execution (and the NES port of that game was [[PortingDisaster flat-out horrible]]).



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* StrangledByTheRedString: Played with. Janine was supposed to be Egon's LoveInterest, but the manner in which Harold Ramis played the character, it came off as forced and stilted (which still [[AbhorrentAdmirer worked in context of the movie]]). Janine's romance with Louis in the sequel was better handled. Ramis also ''hated'' the idea of Janine and Egon getting together, and demanded the subplot be abandoned in the sequel, which is probably part of the reason their interactions seem so awkward.

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* StrangledByTheRedString: Played with. Janine was supposed to be Egon's LoveInterest, {{Love Interest|s}}, but the manner in which Harold Ramis played the character, it came off as forced and stilted (which still [[AbhorrentAdmirer worked in context of the movie]]). Janine's romance with Louis in the sequel was better handled. Ramis also ''hated'' the idea of Janine and Egon getting together, and demanded the subplot be abandoned in the sequel, which is probably part of the reason their interactions seem so awkward.



** It really is sad seeing ''[[JerkAss Peter Venkman]]'' of all people mourning Dana [[DisneyDeath when he believes she was killed during the crossing of the streams]].

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** It really is sad seeing ''[[JerkAss ''[[{{Jerkass}} Peter Venkman]]'' of all people mourning Dana [[DisneyDeath when he believes she was killed during the crossing of the streams]].



* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: With a few exceptions, the games based on the series haven't fared too well. In particular, [[VideoGame/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} the 1984 game]] by Creator/{{Activision}} based on the first film tends to be regarded as interesting in concept and scope, but extremely tedious in execution (and the NES port of that game was [[PortingDisaster flat-out horrible]]).



* VillainSue: Tiamat from the IDW comics, who is, essentially, Gozer's bigger, stronger sister. Not only does she recreate Gozer's plan from the movie for ''fun,'' she survives having the streams crossed on her, kills Gozer with little effort, and ultimately leaves victorious. It doesn't help that her story line was stretched over eight issues.
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* VillainSue: Tiamat from the IDW comics, who is, essentially, Gozer's bigger, stronger sister. Not only does she recreate Gozer's plan from the movie for ''fun,'' she survives having the streams crossed on her, kills Gozer with little effort, and ultimately leaves victorious. It doesn't help that her story line was stretched over eight issues.
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15th Nov '16 7:10:46 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Walter Peck, as demonstrated in StrawManHasAPoint, is only a villain in so far as the Ghostbusters are concerned. They are, by their own admission, using "unlicensed nuclear accelerators" in a densely populated area. Peck had every reason to be concerned about their technology.

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** Walter Peck, as demonstrated in StrawManHasAPoint, StrawmanHasAPoint, is only a villain in so far as the Ghostbusters are concerned. They are, by their own admission, using "unlicensed nuclear accelerators" in a densely populated area. Peck had every reason to be concerned about their technology.
14th Nov '16 11:48:21 AM NWolfman
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* UglyCute: The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. Also Slimer.

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* UglyCute: SuspiciouslySimilarSong: [[EarWorm "Who you gonna call??"]] A lawyer, apparently: Ray Parker Jr. actually went to court after he was suspected ripping off the bass line from "I Want A New Drug" by Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews for the film's famous theme song. The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. Also Slimer.matter was eventually settled out of court, but it's been the butt of a handful of jokes since.



* UglyCute: The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. Also Slimer.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The main reason a third film with the original cast never happened was because of the falling-out between Creator/BillMurray and Creator/HaroldRamis over creative differences during the production of ''Film/GroundhogDay''.
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