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I’ll have to admit that I’m losing interest in “Ghostbusters III”…

Today it was announced that director Paul Feig is confirmed to helm the new “Ghostbusters” film along w/ Katie Dippold to help him write the script. Like the title of this post says, I’m losing interest in the new Ghostbusters film. I think I started to lose interest in it when Harold Ramis died and Ivan Reitman stepped down. Then Bill Murray finally said no.

Then there’s gonna be the possibility that Melissa McCarthy is gonna be the big star of the film and it’s probably gonna happen. Don’t be surprised. I don’t wanna see a huge woman running around in a Ghostbusters suit running out of breath with a heavy proton pack. I saw one movie with Melissa McCarthy and that was “Identity Thief” and it wasn’t that great. Melissa is not that good of a comedian. It’s not because of her weight at all. It’s just that she’s a bad actress, annoying and not funny.

Since the original Ghostbusters crew: Ramis, Murray and Reitman aren’t gonna be involved then I’m not gonna be interested. This is the reason I think this film is gonna bomb horribly. This is also why I think they’re gonna get Melissa McCarthy for the role hoping to get more people to see it and they know this film is gonna bomb without her. It’s obvious they’re gonna get Melissa for this and don’t be surprised that when they start casting, she’ll be the first one to get announced. I’m betting my money on it.

You figure that Sony would scrap this project after the passing of Harold but nope. Sure enough, they had to continue on. This film is Dan Aykroyd’s baby, he’s the one who got it going so he’s definitely committed to it no matter if the original team is gonna be involved and he doesn’t care about the public’s criticism toward the film… he’s moving forward with it whether people likes it or not.

Most Ghostbusters fans are pretty skeptical with the next film and I hear them. I’ll admit it that I don’t want the film to happen now that Ramis, Murray and Reitman aren’t involved. I’m not interested in a complete re-boot, I was hoping for a continuation with the 4 original Ghostbusters like most fans.

This film is gonna flop hard. I don’t know why Dan is desperate to get this made. Probably needs the money and desperate to get back in the Hollywood spotlight.

Kev

Film Review: Identity Thief

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Bateman

Directed by: Seth Gordon

A lot of people are saying, “Identity Thief”, is one of the funniest comedies made in a long time. So after hearing some people say it was a funny movie, I decided to go check out the film myself today. So here is my review…

Plot/synopsis: Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman), who is a business man and a family man, finds out that he is a victim of an identity theft after losing his job and almost everything in his life. He finds out who this identity thief is, who turns out to be this mysterious woman who have been using up all of his credit cards and personal information. Since law enforcement refuses to do anything about it, Sandy, decides to do something about it himself, by traveling all the way from Denver to Miami to confront the thief. After he finally picks her up, on the way back to Denver, Sandy isn’t the only victim who tries to confront her. Other victims tries to confront her as well, but they are dangerous criminals who are out for revenge.

My thoughts, is that this wasn’t the funniest film ever that people made it out to be. There were a few funny scenes. I laughed at a few scenes, but not throughout the entire film. I thought the script was kind of a mess. Unrealistic and most of it was kind of silly. I don’t really care for Jason Bateman. I do remember the guy from “Arrested Development” and “Silver Spoons”, but he was never a good actor.

I do have a few positives with the film, though. First of all, Melissa McCarthy was very enjoyable and likeable. She did steal the show and she was the best part of the film. I just wish they gave  the film a better script. Secondly, I liked the Robert Patrick appearance, he played the main villain. He was one of the criminals who tried to go after them.

This film was more like an action comedy. It had a lot of action in it. I was actually pretty impressed with the car chases toward the end of the film.That was another good part of it.

On top of that, buddy movies where they have two big stars team up together have been done in comedy too many times. “Plains Trains, & Automobiles”, “Rush Hour”, “Midnight Run”, “Beverly Hills Cop”, and the list goes on and on. This film “Identity Thief” seems like a rehash and a rip off of all those movies. So a film like this is nothing new and original.

Don’t get me wrong, “Identity Thief”, was an okay film, just nothing I would watch again. It was an alright film. And Rex Reed, that slammed her for her weight in his review, needs to shut his mouth. I think it’s wrong to criticize the weight on big women ’cause they can be beautiful. I’ll have another topic about that soon.

Score for, “Identity Thief” = ** (2 stars as in “Okay”)

Kev