History YMMV / Ghostbusters

27th May '16 2:25:01 AM Green_lantern40
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** [[VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame The 2009 game]] was well-received by critics thanks to solid gameplay and full participation from the core four (even picky project selector Bill Murray) along with some returning supporting actors like Annie Potts and William Atherton.

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** [[VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame The 2009 game]] was well-received by critics thanks to solid gameplay and full participation from the core four (even picky project selector Bill Murray) along with some returning supporting actors like Annie Potts and William Atherton. Dan Aykroyd himself said it may as well be the original series' canonical third film, a statement the majority of fans agree with.
11th May '16 7:28:24 PM HouseLyrander
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** This actually goes both ways as we're supposed to see Dr. Venkman's mistreatment of Peck as anti-heroic and skirting the law, except Peck's entire investigation was illegal from day one. Walter Peck was with the Environmental Protection Agency, not the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and thus has no right to be in the Ghostbuster's office, [[KnowNothingKnowItAll demanding to look at nuclear powered equipment he has no understanding of,]] [[MaliciousSlander accusing them of being fakes,]] [[TheyCallMeMisterTibbs and addressing men with PhD's]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking "Mister".]]

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** This actually goes both ways as we're supposed to see Dr. Venkman's mistreatment of Peck as anti-heroic and skirting the law, except Peck's entire investigation was illegal from day one. Walter Peck was with the Environmental Protection Agency, not the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and thus has no right to be in the Ghostbuster's office, [[KnowNothingKnowItAll demanding to look at nuclear powered equipment he has no understanding of,]] [[MaliciousSlander accusing them of being fakes,]] [[TheyCallMeMisterTibbs and addressing men with PhD's]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking as "Mister".]]
11th May '16 7:27:34 PM HouseLyrander
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** This actually goes both ways as we're supposed to see Dr. Venkman's mistreatment of Peck as anti-heroic and skirting the law, except Peck's entire investigation was illegal from day one. Walter Peck was with the Environmental Protection Agency, not the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and thus has no right to be in the Ghostbuster's office, [[KnowNothingKnowItAll demanding to look at nuclear powered equipment he has no understanding of,]] [[MaliciousSlander accusing them of being fakes,]] [[TheyCallMeMisterTibbs and addressing men with PhD's]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking "Mister".]]
19th Apr '16 6:04:34 PM AfroThunder
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** Bobby Brown's song "On Our Own" played during the end of the second film.

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** Bobby Brown's Music/BobbyBrown's song "On Our Own" played during the end of the second film.
12th Apr '16 9:28:21 AM TrollBrutal
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* DesignatedHero: The Ghostbusters are portrayed by the narrative as heroes throughout the story despite the fact that many of the ghosts they catch aren't actually hurting anybody. After their first outing where they cause '''more''' damage than the ghost they captured, they threaten to release it back into the restaurant they caught it from when their client objects to the sudden price increase.

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* DesignatedHero: The Ghostbusters are portrayed by the narrative as heroes throughout the story despite the fact that many of the ghosts they catch aren't actually hurting anybody. After their first outing where they cause '''more''' damage than the ghost they captured, they threaten to release it back into the restaurant they caught it from when their client objects to the sudden price increase. Of course once they save the actual world, their heroic status is quite indisputable.
12th Apr '16 9:24:34 AM TrollBrutal
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Dr. Venkman's "scientist 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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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Dr. Venkman's "scientist "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.
12th Apr '16 9:23:37 AM TrollBrutal
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Dr. Venkman's "scientist 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.
9th Apr '16 8:37:44 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** On the other hand, it should be noted that Peck ''grossly'' oversteps his authority with his Cease and Desist order and proceeding to enforce it on the spot against all warning, including the electrician he himself hired. In RealLife, the Ghostbusters would have been given a set time limit to shut their equipment down (weeks if not months), and of course the opportunity to fight it, but Peck (illegally) shuts it down immediately. It is also suspicious why the Environmental Protection Agency specifically gets involved (there is a slew of other government agencies who have better reasons to be suspicious of the Ghostbusters than the [=EPA=], probably including law enforcement), and the fact that Peck seems to be acting on his own and is so easily insulted and un-professional (since a professional wouldn't and shouldn't be so easily ruffled by Venkemans' insults; Venkeman may even have insulted him because he was suspicious of Peck and his motives), suggests that Peck might just be a cynical {{Jerkass}} with a stick up his ass who happens to be in a position of authority.

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** On This is the other hand, it should be noted that start of Peck ''grossly'' oversteps overstepping his authority with his Cease and Desist order and proceeding to enforce it on the spot against all warning, including the electrician he himself hired. In RealLife, the Ghostbusters would have been given a set time limit to shut their equipment down (weeks if not months), and of course the opportunity to fight it, but Peck (illegally) shuts it down immediately. It is also suspicious why the Environmental Protection Agency specifically gets involved (there is a slew of other government agencies who have better reasons to be suspicious of the Ghostbusters than the [=EPA=], probably including law enforcement), and the fact that Peck seems to be acting on his own and is so easily insulted and un-professional (since a professional wouldn't and shouldn't be so easily ruffled by Venkemans' insults; Venkeman may even have insulted him because he was suspicious of Peck and his motives), suggests that Peck might just be a cynical {{Jerkass}} with a stick up his ass who happens to be in a position of authority.



*** The first movie was meant to be an adult/older teen-oriented comedy not unlike the earlier Ramis/Murray vehicle ''Movie/{{Stripes}}.'' Chevy Chase turned down the role of Peter Venkman due to how dark and scary the script was; Chase claims it was much, much darker than the final product. Even then, what actually ended up in theaters is chock full of casual smoking, swearing, political undertones, sexual innuendo, and of course [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment the ghost-on-human blowjob scene]]. There's even allegedly an alternate take where Egon, upon spotting Stay-Puft coming up the road, shouts "Oh, FUCK!" instead of "Look!", but this was cut because the PG-13 rating didn't exist yet and one PrecisionFStrike would have meant nobody under 17 could see the movie, as it would jump straight from PG to R. Upon realizing kids were losing their minds over it, however, ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' was conceived and began running and the sequel was toned down to be more kid-friendly, with maybe 5 swear words dropped in the whole movie, every character except Ray ceasing smoking (and Ray is never, ever seen with lit tobacco or even a cigarette, he merely chews on the end of unlit pipes and cigars), and fewer sex jokes.

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*** ** The first movie was meant to be an adult/older teen-oriented comedy not unlike the earlier Ramis/Murray vehicle ''Movie/{{Stripes}}.'' Chevy Chase turned down the role of Peter Venkman due to how dark and scary the script was; Chase claims it was much, much darker than the final product. Even then, what actually ended up in theaters is chock full of casual smoking, swearing, political undertones, sexual innuendo, and of course [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment the ghost-on-human blowjob scene]]. There's even allegedly an alternate take where Egon, upon spotting Stay-Puft coming up the road, shouts "Oh, FUCK!" instead of "Look!", but this was cut because the PG-13 rating didn't exist yet and one PrecisionFStrike would have meant nobody under 17 could see the movie, as it would jump straight from PG to R. Upon realizing kids were losing their minds over it, however, ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' was conceived and began running and the sequel was toned down to be more kid-friendly, with maybe 5 swear words dropped in the whole movie, every character except Ray ceasing smoking (and Ray is never, ever seen with lit tobacco or even a cigarette, he merely chews on the end of unlit pipes and cigars), and fewer sex jokes.
9th Apr '16 8:31:54 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* The way Venkman smiles at a pretty young blonde and casually invades her personal space, coupled with the fact that he carried sedatives around when he was planning to go out with Dana make him seem downright creepy in light of the number of rape and sexual assault cases that have been making headlines in recent years.

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* ** The way Venkman smiles at a pretty young blonde and casually invades her personal space, coupled with the fact that he carried sedatives around when he was planning to go out with Dana make him seem downright creepy in light of the number of rape and sexual assault cases that have been making headlines in recent years.years around 2016.
6th Apr '16 7:56:46 AM MrDeath
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*** {{Lampshaded}} in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO3ScTYSBNk this Robot Chicken sketch]].
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