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 Posted:   Jan 19, 2024 - 6:31 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

I didn't hate the last film or score, but it felt like a big missed opportunity.
It suffered that 'original film love/devotion' that blighted Singer's SUPERMAN RETURNS.
It spent so much time pandering to the old film, it never became its own thing...and the mock-up score cemented this feeling.
I like the look of this film, from that trailer. It looks like good spooky fun.
And if Marianelli can forge his own sound, with occasional nods to the franchise, that could be cool.
Looking forward to this with cautious optimism.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2024 - 6:36 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

The write up in the new issue of EMPIRE out of the UK was great, and really has me looking forward to this even more.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2024 - 6:37 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I am one of the 4 people on the planet that actually like Superman Returns. It was probably a little too close, but I think it was probably unfairly maligned. It was pretty well put together film, I like the riffing on Superman as a god figure, and the score is really fantastic. And the visual effects in that film, from many years back, are superior to almost anything we see now.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2024 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

I enjoyed SUPERMAN RETURNS too, but with some reservations.
Aside from too much Donner love/devotion, I didn't like the way they set up Lois in a happy relationship and had Supes acting like a stalker/home wrecker.
Love the music score too.
And I still place it above ANYTHING done by Snyder/recent DC/whatever.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2024 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I enjoyed SUPERMAN RETURNS too, but with some reservations.
Aside from too much Donner love/devotion, I didn't like the way they set up Lois in a happy relationship and had Supes acting like a stalker/home wrecker.
Love the music score too.
And I still place it above ANYTHING done by Snyder/recent DC/whatever.


yeah, exactly

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2024 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)


It spent so much time pandering to the old film, it never became its own thing...and the mock-up score cemented this feeling.


This is the problem with the contemporary strip-mining of popular franchises from the 70s, 80s and 90s...you can never recapture that original frisson of creativity, so you're left with a cut & paste arrangement of what "worked" the first time through, only with the all-important spark of spontaneity missing. Plus, now you're dealing with leading actors from the original movie who are ancient and clearly only doing it for the paycheck, and the movie gets jam-packed with modern "progressive" values that go out of their way to denigrate what came before as being "problematic". roll eyes Afterlife wasn't horrible, but I even preferred the 2016 film to it, which was at least trying to be funny, instead of the dreary, funereal tone of the 2021 one.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2024 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   FAbso   (Member)

I'm a huge Marianelli fan, but I'm not sure if this kind of Hollywood film creates the best environment for him. Recently, in a Q&A with Gary Yershon you can find on YouTube, he said something that I'm sure has to do with this film, because he is not working in many more projects and it fits with how the process of making a movie in Hollywood works nowadays... Talking about whether is better to start early in the process or not, he said what follows:

"Occasionally, and recently in fact, you get bitten because the movie takes so long to come together and the editing process is so, I would say, violent, in a sense that there are convulsions in the way the story is cut up and reassembled that is kind of self destroying working trying to stay with it through these convulsions. So I'm almost changing my mind about telling people that I want to start early. Recently I'm having a hard time."

Hope he finally got to do it as he wanted or at least the final result is good enough.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2024 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)


...I even preferred the 2016 film to it, which was at least trying to be funny, instead of the dreary, funereal tone of the 2021 one.


Mr. Jack you are on point, the 2016 was great and far better.

Here's hoping this new one is much better and leads to more films!

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2024 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   FAbso   (Member)

I liked the last score, which was an impressively faithful adaptation of Elmer Bernstein's material (and the original material was composed and orchestrated in Bernstein's style). If Marianelli follows in the footsteps of the last score and keeps the "Bernstein" sound, then I'm very interested. I know that Sony/Columbia wants the "Ghostbusters" property to become their "Star Wars" and in doing that they are, at least for now, trying to remain somewhat stylistically consistent with the first two "Ghostbuster" films so I think that bodes well for the score having a bit of "Bernstein" in it (or "Edelman," of course, if they decide to go that route). Has Peter Bernstein mentioned working on this one, as well?

Gil Kenan, the director, has published on his instagram some pictures from the recording sessions, being one of them of Peter Bernstein playing the Yamaha DX7 synth. So the answer is yes, he is on board.

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2024 - 10:25 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Peter Bernstein: Always the bridesmaid, but never the bride.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2024 - 2:39 AM   
 By:   dr.doom   (Member)

ghostbusters afterlife is essentialy the force awakens.everything new is good,the remake parts are lame.

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2024 - 5:39 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)




Saw this image in a FB post this morning, not sure if it's a fan creation or the actual album cover.

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2024 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Love that cover. I hope it's official (and will be released on CD!).

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2024 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Yeah, that's nice, but wouldn't all really prefer to have an awful cartoon drawing like the recent Serenity deluxe release? You know you want that.

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2024 - 7:33 AM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Yeah, that's nice, but wouldn't all really prefer to have an awful cartoon drawing like the recent Serenity deluxe release? You know you want that.

LOL I'm holding out for the limited edition stick figure rendition.

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2024 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

As a French comic book fan, I quite like the Moebius-inspired artwork on that deluxe Serenity release. It is considerably more attractive than the godawful cover/poster art from the original release. Shame that Varese hasn't credited the artist (that I've seen). It reminds me of the art style of the wonderful recent animated series Scavengers Reign, also inspired by French comic books of the past.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2024 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Marianelli hasn't ignited me since 2012 or so, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for now. I was never really into the whole GHOSTBUSTERS universe to begin with (even if I saw the films as a kid), so I can't invest too much passion either way.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2024 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)


...I even preferred the 2016 film to it, which was at least trying to be funny, instead of the dreary, funereal tone of the 2021 one.


Mr. Jack you are on point, the 2016 was great and far better.





Anyways looking forward to Frozen Empire both the score and film.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2024 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   jedijones77   (Member)

I loved Ghostbusters: Afterlife. One of the best "long-awaited" sequels ever made. Far, far better than Superman Returns, Indiana Jones 4 or Star Wars 7. It's one of the few that got it right, along with Top Gun: Maverick and Tron: Legacy. Those three films showed respect to the originals, brought in enough DNA to connect the old to the new, and also introduced new characters that worked. They didn't try to reinvent the wheel, and they didn't just unimaginatively copy the original's plot either. Last I checked, the 1984 movie wasn't about kids in rural America discovering a bunch of old ghostbusting equipment and making peace with a deceased ancestor.

All that being said, I'm cautiously skeptical about the new sequel. Bottom line, I trust Jason Reitman, the son of the original director, more than I trust Gil Kenan, who has made some really odd choices in his directing career. Kenan's individual film resume definitely doesn't hold a candle to Jason Reitman's, who's been Oscar-nominated as director twice. I know Jason is involved as producer, but I also doubt Jason was in there ordering his friend around on what to do for the entire movie. Gil bringing in a different person to score the movie who he worked with before also seems to show him exercising control.

The new movie's teaser trailer just didn't have a hook. Nothing like the goosebumps-inducing shot of the Ecto-1 in the barn in Afterlife's teaser. The ice stuff doesn't seem very "ghostly." Looks more like something out of a disaster movie. That being said, I really like the promo shots we've seen of Slimer and Janine in a ghostbusting suit. Those are great nods to the original 1980s canon. And I would never pass up the chance to see Peter, Ray and Winston back in their ghostbusting gear again. I just hope the movie lives up to the quality writing and filmmaking that Afterlife delivered.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 29, 2024 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   scatmanjack   (Member)


2nd trailer so much better than teaser...

https://youtu.be/HpOBXh02rVc?si=6h9hrbHspY7yp6HY

 
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