There are some people who aren’t all that thrilled about the all-female Ghostbusters remake that’s in the works. I think it’ll be alright and I’ll totally watch it, but I wouldn’t say I’m jumping for joy about it. Bill Murray has even agreed to make a cameo in the updated movie, and as he revealed in a new interview with ComingSoon.net, it was a decision he didn’t take lightly.
“I thought about it for a very long time,” Murray said. “Like, many, many months. No, that’s not right. I was seriously thinking about this for years, really… It kept eating at me, and I really respect those girls. And then I started to feel like if I didn’t do this movie, maybe somebody would write a bad review or something, thinking there was some sort of disapproval [on my part].”
“You know, they were incredibly nice to ask me, and I really enjoyed being there,” Murray said. “They have such a jolly group, and they are going to have great success with this project. I didn’t want to overshadow [them] or anything, and I feel really good about it. I like those girls a lot. I mean, I really do. They are tough to say no to. And Paul is a real nice fellow.”
Fair enough – I don’t think it was a particularly bad decision or that it’ll be a disaster. I think it’ll do moderately well at the box office and make a nice profit, and having Murray around will give it a bit more legitimacy, as well. Will it ever be as classic as the original? Of course not, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.
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I don’t blame him, nobody was demanding to see this, just like the Beetlejuice sequel they are gonna make. Leave classic comic films alone!
It’s not just the issue of rebooting and rebooting cliches to death, it’s also about four unfunny women funking it up even worse….esp Kristin Wiig. I’ve by now given up on McCarthy. She’s terribly the same and overwrought with flippancy and tee hee tee hee giggles. She’s not bad for a dramedy actress, I will say that.