I want to believe that all the sexist dust has settled and everyone can accept that the new Ghostbuster will be featuring an all female team and Chris Hemsworth as their Janine, simple role reversal that shouldn’t be shunned or looked past in today’s world. I do believe that Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kat McKinnon and Leslie Jones are all very funny women who should have no problem doing an Earth 2 version of the Ghostbusters, but as more information comes out I feel like this isn’t a reboot of the franchise but a remake.
During the recent Toy Fair in New York there some retro toys on display as well as new ones from different cartoons, video games and even movies. One set of picture have caught some eyes and I wonder if this is a variant of an old toy or a villain in the new movie.
What you see above is a version of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man crossed with one of Casper the Friendly Ghost‘s brothers. This does bring up some questions on who this is and why he looks the same but different from the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the original Ghostbusters movie. Even if this is not a marshmallow man, they why even make a villain that resembles him?
This movie is suppose to be laying way for a possible new set of movies and I don’t think piggy backing off of the first movie’s ideas is a good way to show confidence. If the writers truly believed in this movie then why are they making it so much like the first one and not showing any originality? I want a new villain, someone who is terrorizing the city that puts a whole new spin on the term Ghost. Go back to the Ghostbusters game that came out a few years ago and pull something from Tobins Spirit Guide, make it a series of ghosts and specters.
Technology has come a long way from even when Ghostbusters 2 was released, and even through that was a great movie it would have looked better with some better special effects. This is where the current Ghostbusters movie can step in with a new look at feel and a villain that is original and not a cousin of a marshmallow man from the 80’s.