'Ghostbusters' Reboot To Be Scarier, PG-13 Confirmed
Even though I'm throughly opposed to a new Ghostbusters film that isn't a sequel, Paul Feig and an all-female cast seem to be moving forward with it at a voracious pace. Feig also seems to be confirming that he is going to attempt to set this new Ghostbusters apart from the original film by gearing it more towards horror than the original.
Along with the confirmation that the film is going to be more of a scary comedy than a comedy with some scary elements, Feig also addressed the MPAA rating of the film.
Ghostbusters is one of my favorite comedies due to the way that the cast interacts with one another, and just the seemingly novel concept that turns into a truly winning franchise. However, to me at least, the idea of remaking Ghostbusters is similar to remaking Back to the Future; it just doesn't need to be due to the timelessness of the original. If you sit down and watch the original Ghostbusters it doesn't feel dated except for the physical effects, but otherwise the story has a quality to it that transcends the era in which it was made. This could be chalked up to smart screen-writing and not relying on pop culture references to drive the humor of the film.
While I have nothing against Paul Feig (I don't find Bridesmaid or The Heat amusing partially due to the fact that I don't think Melissa McCarthy is remotely funny or charming) I am trying to stay partial on this reboot. I'll give it a fair shake but honestly I would rather let sleeping dogs lie; go come up with an original idea Hollywood as opposed to continuing to exploit truly classic films.