Week in Geek #34: Ghostbusters 3, Young Justice Outsiders Part 1 Finale and More | Fanboys Anonymous
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Here are some of the topics I felt like voicing my opinions about:

New Ghostbusters Movie

Oh look, they finally want to do the thing that they should have done YEARS ago, when they could have had all four Ghostbusters (if not five, with Moranis) in the movie, but decided to dawdle, wait until Ramis died, then do that stupid all women version. Now, they can't get it to be as good as it could have been.

What I'm hoping is they do what needs to be done. They need to say that Egon is gone and they lost their top scientist and they need a new one, which can be one of the four or five new Ghostbusters, and that "smart one" needs to be either a woman and/or a minority to help it not be another scenario where it was just a bunch of white guys and Winston was on the sidelines.

Then, they need to make Oscar the protagonist and have them confirm that he's the son of Peter. Sigourney Weaver needs to appear alongside Bill Murray. He should have a love interest in the film who either is the scientist that I mentioned above, or some new character (I'd love for it to be Peck's daughter played by Emma Stone and I'd love for her to have an interest in the occult based on her father's dealing with the Ghostbusters in the past). I'd love for the team to be Oscar (make him the asshole like Peter), Winston's son (make him the heart like Winston, copy/paste but it works, or make him the tough one, like a former military guy who kicks their asses into gear and makes a team out of them who can actually do the job), the smart one (male/female, doesn't matter, but the new Egon; dorky, ideally female) and ideally the Peck witchcraft daughter who is rebellious and fun in her own way and all.

We'll see.

Unsolved Mysteries is Returning

I trust the people from Stranger Things, and the concept is simple enough that it's hard to mess up. Neat.

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

I'm not a gamer, but it really seems like games nowadays fall into two categories: they're either cheap and easy multiplayer fighting or shooting games with little to no story (and even then, it's a shell just to explain why people are fighting) or they're some mobile puzzle thing.

If I had any modern consoles or a PC that I dedicated to gaming, I'd love to play a Power Rangers game that was a real game with a story and all. I have no interest, personally, in something that's just "pick your character and fight another character and then fight another and then another" and if I do, I'd play Street Fighter or something else like that, you know?

The New Mutants Getting Delayed Again?

Rumors suggesting they'll push it back to November, if not just release it on Hulu, instead.

YES, put it on Hulu. Don't put this in theaters. It's not going to do well. It's only going to hurt the franchise's potential by putting a bad taste in people's mouths.

If people are interested in seeing this, they'll venture to Hulu to see it. If not, they'll not bother with it. But if you put it out in theaters, more people will see it by nature and if it sucks that bad, you'll just be setting them up to not trust more X-Men films in the future.

Young Justice: Outsider Mid-Season Break

The first half of this season of Young Justice has finished airing.

Let me reiterate something I've said many times in the past, that I love how adult this show is and how they treat the Justice League like a military unit, because eventually, that's how the team would operate. Expansion of members, utilizing people for their strengths, etc. I love that so much.

These last bunch of episodes were totally crazy, like the Doom Patrol Go thing and all the use of random characters like Metamorpho and Harper Row. I loved it. Court of Owls, even? Awesome.


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