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Ryan Farnsworth
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United States
Current Residence: Florida, United States
Favourite genre of music: Pop/R&B, J-Pop, Rock, Techno
Favourite style of art: Anime / Manga
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Windows Media Player
Favourite Cartoon Character: Raven & BeastBoy - Teen Titans
Personal Quote: "Smile, It makes the world wonder what you're up to"
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  • Listening to: Juice Newton - Angel of the Morning
  • Reading: My Love Tiger
  • Watching: Ghostbusters (2016) Trailer #1
  • Playing: Clash Royale
  • Eating: Pulled Beef Sliders
  • Drinking: Pepsi

Well… the first official Ghostbusters trailer dropped this morning around nine. I watched it as soon as it went online. And honestly, I’m… at a loss. Not necessarily in a good or bad way, just confused more or less. Did it blow me away? Sadly, no. Did it make me cry tears of blood? No. I’m just trying to wrap my head around it.

It starts off sort of paying homage to the original. Showing the firehouse, the no ghost symbol tagged on a wall, and mentions four scientists who saved New York thirty years ago. Then goes right into the new team, almost fooling you into this being a sequel. But this is in fact a remake that supposedly has no connection between the two prior films.

Now I know very little about the actresses playing the lead roles. Melissa McCarthy is the only name I recognize. I haven’t seen any of her prior films (Spy, Heat, etc.) but from what little I see and hear of her in this trailer she just doesn’t really click with me.
Right off the bat I could see Kate McKinnon as my favorite. She’s like a more jovial rendition of Egon. 

The special effects are a mixed bag. Some of the effects and general aesthetic looked alright. And I’m open to them doing new things with the proton packs and equipment (which we only saw a few seconds worth). But my big fear is the ghosts. (And I use the term fear very loosely). They’re not all that imposing or scary looking. Some of them look like they were torn out of the Scooby-Doo live action movies. When I was a kid, the terror dog from Ghostbusters scared me mercilessly. Nothing in this new iteration looks as menacing. No claws, no sharp teeth, nothing that evokes real fear or intimidation. I’m not saying I want bloodthirsty abominations, and I know it has to be marketable to younger audiences. But make me flinch a little when I see them, ya know?

Still not totally digging the car either. Just doesn’t have the same visual flare as the original.

And the reactions it generating online? I’ve never seen such a drastic divide. People either excitedly love it or resent it with the most unabashed hatred. And to a point I can understand both sides of the spectrum.

Ghostbusters has always been one of those films everybody liked. Not everybody loved it, but nobody really disliked it to any major degree. Now? I’m not so sure if that same appreciation will be able to carry this one through.

I know this is only the first trailer. And the movie opens in a little over four months. And I have been nothing but optimistic regarding the opportunities this new film may afford towards the franchise as a whole. But at the moment, it might be a harder sell than I thought. I’m not saying I’m abandoning it altogether, but they better have something to show me soon in the coming months before I start touting a banner for this movie.
And when you couple this with the all male centric film that is supposed to carry over from this one next year, it makes me wonder what they’re trying to do.

Need sugar to get my brain back on track and processing this from all angles.


Quote of the Day: "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting back up every time we do."


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Artists Who Never Cease To Surpass Expectations---->
:iconjodi-seer: - One of the first artists who inspired me to join DA.
:iconpizet: - A Teen Titans artist for shippers and art appreciators alike
:iconlimey404: - Her comics, artwork, and creativity in general are a must see.
:iconsparkyx: If you're a BeastBoy/Raven shipper and you don't know who this guy is, you don't know what you've been missing
:iconaslan1: - Few things have brightened my day like an update to his BB/Rae comic, but his skill in general and imagination really make him one of my favs.
:iconsunyimaci: - Departed from DA, but I still cherish and regard her work with the utmost prestige.
:iconraven-of-shadows: - An artist who's dedication and growing skill with TT based work continues to grow more and more towards an accomplished fan artist.
:iconemisan: - Long absent, but not forgotten, another superb Titans artist.
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Artists worthy of respect and admiration---->
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Clubs---->
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:iconj4rre77:
J4RRE77 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
"An anvil's black and shiny."

"It's very heavy too."

"So watch out my chubby friend...."

"...or one will fall on you." 
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J4RRE77 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
"THE CHOICE IS MADE!!!"
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KiteBoy1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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BlueSerenity Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I so don't deserve that many icons :D
Thank you.
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NippleGunz Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
happy b day :D
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BlueSerenity Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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NippleGunz Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
yw
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kikibabylove15 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
happy birthday
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BlueSerenity Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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ecwecwecw1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
Happy Borthday man. I hope that it is good.
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