The Beat has a new enemy

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Re our discussion yesterday of GHOSTBUSTERS 2, which The Beat found disappointing, punk rock band Art Brut frontman and comics fan Eddie Argos is apparently among those who watched GHOSTBUSTERS on Sunday, and had this to Tweet:

If you don’t like Ghostbusters 2, I don’t like you.

Unless your my girlfriend. In which case I’ll forgive you for falling asleep, drink your wine and (when its finished) carry you to bed.

Comments

  1. Well, Heidi, I’m sure you – unlike said punk rock frontman – are conversant in the difference between ‘your’ and ‘you’re’. Which clearly means Ghostbusters 2 must be rubbish :)

  2. Yeah! What Mika said!

    Maybe Argos is possessed by Vigo…

  3. James Van Hise says:

    I was on the set of Ghostbusters II. I wrote the comic book adaptation of Ghostbusters II, and I still found the film very disappointing. It was a lacklustre remake of the first film which had a walking Statue of Liberty instead of the giant Sta-Puff man in the climax, and started out with a dispiriting open in which the guys had lost everything and become entertainers at kids birthday parties. It completely ignored the wonderful universe explored by Joe Straczynski and his team in the Real Ghostbusters animated series of the 1980s (Joe could have written a great Ghostbusters movie). Ghostbusters II effectively killed the movie franchise for 20 years.

  4. “If you don’t like Ghostbusters 2, I don’t like you.”

    It never fails to surprise and disappoint me when people take this attitude with just about anything… Ghostbusters II or whatever else. I know I should know better by now, but I guess I’ll never be able to stop hoping. Could you imagine how much piece of mind we could take away with us every day if more people could have their opinions, while still wanting to live and let live.

  5. Michael Scheu says:

    Mr. van Hise, I salute you.

  6. I’m with Mr. Art Brut, Ghostbusters 2 is the bomb. Sure, it pales in comparison to the first, but so does everything else. EVERYTHING.

  7. Arthur Brute says:

    Ghostbusters II and Art Brut occupy the same pop-cultural sphere: stinky imitations of inspired originals.

  8. Mark Coale says:

    I was wondering when Heidi was going to get a new member of the Beat Rogues Gallery to replace her new pal Whitney.

  9. Xenos says:

    Eh. Ghostbusters 2 was pretty lame, but… the first one was so amazing that I think it made the second one watchable just for more Ghostbusters. Plus it still had some gems. I still think Ghostbusters 2 was good even if it should have been outstanding.

  10. >>I was on the set of Ghostbusters II. I wrote the comic book adaptation of Ghostbusters II, and I still found the film very disappointing.>>

    Really Van Hise? Is it possible to be on the set of a movie and “gasp” not like the movie. I wouldn’t have thought that was possible?

    I suspect most of the creative typists who make movies to comic adaptions don’t like the movie. Which means they don’t like what they are writing. In that case, it’s commerce not art..

    Developmentally disabled children know Ghostbusters II (Aside from Bobby Brown’s theme “We’re In Control”) was shit, if only from common second hand knowledge. This is one of those times that a movie’s worthlessness (to entertain) is not a matter of opinion, it is fact.

    Yeah and the “punker” is a wanker. “My opinion is so important to me, that I will dismiss those who disagree. Unless you give me pussy on a regular basis, because I couldn’t find anyone else to fuck me if you left. How “punk” is that?

  11. Eddie Argos says:

    Hello. Jason at Playback just sent me in this direction. This all looks very serious.

    I like Ghostbusters 2. Its obviously not as good as the first one nothing is, but it has a few enjoyable moments. I saw it at the cinema when I was 11 with my younger brother, we were allowed to stay up late especially, it was a good night. That probably has a lot of bearing on it.

    As for writing ‘if you don’t like ghostbusters 2, I don’t like you’ That was clearly a joke. Lots of my friends don’t like Ghostbusters 2. Im obviously not really going to dislike people on the basis of them not agreeing with me.

    As for the second bit about my girlfriend, I wrote that bit cause Im a romantic softie and she looked very sweet asleep on the sofa.

    James Van Hise – My brother and I loved your adaption of the film as a comic book. I think he still has it somewhere.

    As for the poor punctuation and spelling. I was on my third bottle of wine and was about to go to bed. I apologise

  12. Eddie Argos says:

    Hello. Jason at Playback just sent me in this direction. This all looks very serious.

    I like Ghostbusters 2. Its obviously not as good as the first one nothing is, but it has a few enjoyable moments. I saw it at the cinema when I was 11 with my younger brother, we were allowed to stay up late especially, it was a good night. That probably has a lot of bearing on it.

    As for writing ‘if you don’t like ghostbusters 2, I don’t like you’ That was clearly a joke. Lots of my friends don’t like Ghostbusters 2. Im obviously not really going to dislike people on the basis of them not agreeing with me.

    As for the second bit about my girlfriend, I wrote that bit cause Im a romantic softie and she looked very sweet asleep on the sofa.

    James Van Hise – My brother and I loved your adaption of the film as a comic book. I think he still has it somewhere.

    As for the poor punctuation and spelling. I was on my third bottle of wine and was about to go to bed. I apologise

  13. No, Eddie, don’t back down now! Your love for Ghostbusters 2 is so pure, it forces you to hate. Stand by your principles!

    May you soon be drinking wine with Len Wein (if you haven’t already).

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