As for Reitman, this movie is right in the middle of the road, for his work. It's not nearly as good as Dave, Stripes, Ghostbusters or Kindergarten Cop, but it's not nearly the shitscape of Junior, Six Days, Seven Nights or Evolution. There is fun here, and a little bit of talent. There's a whole lot more typical '80's bland movie making.
To be honest, I am just glad that Dan Akroyd didn't get to fulfill his vision to force us to watch him on film again. Yes, he along with all of the other Ghostbusters are cameoed in the new film, but his role comes across like a fart in a windstorm.
Live action comedy films are inexpensive to make but they are incredibly hard to master. It's a generally accepted axiom that there is no generally accepted axiom as to what is universally funny. That said, most makers of comedy barely even try. Whether it's the rancid Scary Movie franchise, Tim Matheson's Animal House / Meatballs … Continue reading Cool Papa E’s Favorite Comedy Films of All Time