Melissa McCarthy on ‘Ghostbusters’ and Why Rebooting was a Better Idea than a Continuation

     July 14, 2016

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With Ghostbusters opening this weekend, a few days ago I sat down with Melissa McCarthy for an exclusive video interview. She talked about why rebooting was a better idea than a continuation, if she felt any hesitation about rebooting such a beloved movie, director Paul Feig’s “dreamy” suits, the good vibe on set, and inappropriate t-shirts. As most of you know, the film stars Kristen Wiig, McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones as the new Ghostbusters and Chris Hemsworth, Andy Garcia, Michael K. Williams, Matt Walsh, and Neil Casey round out the cast.

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Before going any further I should say I’ve fallen out of love with 3D in movies. Hollywood has taken something that could have been awesome and destroyed it with lackluster presentations, and releasing tons of films that never needed the format. But when done with care and passion like Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, and Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, 3D can be something that adds a tremendous amount to a film by using the format to help tell the story. And that’s exactly what Paul Feig has done with Ghostbusters. He’s used 3D to help tell the story, and because of that, I strongly recommend seeing Ghostbusters in IMAX 3D to get the full experience. Unlike some 3D films which use the format to add depth to the screen, Feig uses 3D in a fun and cool way by having the beams and explosions break the movie frame. I absolutely loved the way he uses the format.

Check out what McCarthy had to say in the video above and when done check out some of our recent articles below.


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