Some Saturday Thoughts

It’s Saturday morning. I have a ton of things that need to be done this weekend now that Fire Striker has been uploaded to the various storefronts in anticipation of its release on Tuesday. Oh, and I’ve been up since 0400, thanks to high winds that upset the animals who then decided I needed to be up with them. There simply isn’t enough coffee to become functional.

I needed to do something besides write or edit or brainstorm the next book last night. So I watched the new Ghostbusters movie. I’ll be honest. I went into it skeptical. I loved the original. The all-female version did nothing for me. I didn’t care they had an all-female team. I did care that the story wasn’t fun. So, even with a Reitman at the helm of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, I expected the worse.

Let’s just say I was pleasantly surprised. It’s not a perfect movie, far from it. But it’s fun. It is an homage to the original. But there was one thing that struck me, an inconsistency if I’m remembering correctly, that had me scratching my head at the end of the movie. It’s not a big thing, just how the old firehouse from the first movie was referenced at the beginning of the film and what was shown in one of the end-credit scenes.

But I laughed and I needed that after this week. I teared up a little near the end when we get a “special appearance” by Harold Ramis. And we had mini-Stay-Puft Marshmallow men.

What isn’t to love there?

And there’s a scene later on where we see the little guys again, one that ends with an homage to the end of the original movie.

Even better, the movie ended in such a way this could be the last movie in the franchise or the launching point for more.

And I laughed. That was needed and appreciated.

Now I need to find more coffee and get my butt in gear for the rest of the day.

Oh, and don’t forget, Fire Striker comes out Tuesday!

 

Featured Image by Heiko Stein from Pixabay

4 Comments

  1. Fun thought.

    The Producer of “That Movie” was annoyed that “That Movie” wasn’t mentioned in the New Movie. 😈

    Of course, the Producer of the New Movie could have mentioned “That Movie” in a very negative way so the Producer of “That Movie” should count his/her blessings. 😉

      1. *laughs*

        It’s Bay City Rollers’ Saturday Night, set to anime clips. Once I saw it, I was able to get it out of my head…but still enjoyable.

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