With barely a month before its premiere, additional scenes from “Ghostbusters” 2016 appeared to have made their way online.
It seems the fanaticism for the original “Ghostbusters” franchise knows no bounds. YouTuber GamestersStuff put together a two-hour and 22 minute feature film using footage edited from “Ghostbusters: The Video Game,” Screen Rant reported. Some might even consider it as the third film that should have been.
Developed in 2009 by Terminal Reality, the video game was the last project that the original cast worked on. The actors lent their voices to the animated characters. Moreover, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis helped with its script. Set two years after the events of the second film, the veteran team of Ghostbusters recruit and train a new member, i.e., the player. The five-member squad faces Ivo Shandor who returned to carry out Gozer’s plan cut short in the first film.
It’s “the closest thing we will ever have to a true third Ghostbusters film and is a masterpiece to behold,” GamestersStuff wrote. Even “Ghostbusters III – The Video Game Movie” seemed to reinforce that idea. Admittedly, the film has inherent flaws owing to its video game source. However, the meticulous editorial and reasonable plot likely outweigh the negatives, the publication noted. Yet, could it possibly satisfy die hard fans opposed to Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” 2016 reboot?
It’s certainly an “interesting time” for “Ghostbusters” fans, Movie Web wrote. While the reboot might be the answer to their prayers, it seems to have fallen short of their expectations. Hence, their frustration, Bloody Disgusting remarked.
The publication recalled Bill Murray’s earlier reluctance to sign on for the third installment of “Ghostbusters.” The actor gave no specific reason why he turned down various scripts at the time, Cinema Blend wrote. But Murray finally gave an explanation when news about the all-female “Ghostbusters” reboot came out in 2014.
“I read one that Danny [Aykroyd] wrote that was crazy bizarre and too crazy to comprehend,” Murray told Variety then. The story line where his character died and came back as a ghost didn’t him impress him either.
“It was kind of funny, but not well executed,” Murray said. Dan Aykroyd understood his co-star’s stance.
“He said to me, ‘I’ve done the character,’ I totally understand. The studio knew in their hearts that without Murray there may be nothing there. Plus, ‘Ghostbusters’ needs a shot of youth. It’s got to be handed to the new generation,” Aykroyd said.
Watch GamestersStuff’s “Ghostbusters III – The Video Game Movie.”