Friday, September 05, 2008

Ghostbusters 3(?) and Noel on Guitar Hero

At last…

The news I have been waiting for, it looks like (finally) Ghostbusters 3 may be in the making (source). I count the first film as being one of the greatest comedies of all time, and the second one isn’t half bad as well (but not a patch on the original).

Here’s hoping that it gets a green light and that they get all the original cast back.

It also has to be said that the original Ghostbusters contains some of the very best quotes of all time. Here is a selection of some of my favourites:

Dr. Egon Spengler: I'm worried, Ray. All my readings point to something big on the horizon.
Winston Zeddemore: What do you mean, big?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Well, let's say this Twinkie represents the normal amount of psychokinetic energy in the New York area. Based on this morning's reading, it would be a Twinkie thirty-five feet long, weighing approximately six hundred pounds.
Winston Zeddemore: That's a big Twinkie.

Dr Ray Stantz: I tried to think of the most harmless thing. Something I loved from my childhood. Something that could never ever possibly destroy us. Mr. Stay Puft!
Dr. Peter Venkman: Ray has gone bye-bye, Egon... what've you got left?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Sorry, Venkman, I'm terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought.

Dr Ray Stantz: Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.
Walter Peck: They caused an explosion!
Mayor: Is this true?
Dr. Peter Venkman: Yes it's true.
[pause]
Dr. Peter Venkman: This man has no dick.

All we need now is Evil Dead 4 (which is also being considered by Raimi and Campbell)

I have also recently read a piece on Noel Gallagher (whom I honestly do not like), where they asked him his opinion of Guitar Hero, to which his response was:

"If it puts little plastic guitars into kids' hands and fires their imaginations, I think that's a good thing," he told Music Radar. "It's harmless fun, innit.”

Which is a good start, however, he then compares them to other genres of video games, and it all goes rapidly downhill:

"I'd rather that genre of video games than somebody getting their f***ing head chopped off with a samurai sword while getting f****d by a goblin up the a**e with a laser. Do you know what I mean?"

Well, it has to be said that he certainly has a way with words. It’s also good to see such a well informed and unbiased view from such a “celebrity” (heavy sarcasm).

2 comments:

Sinbad said...

Best comedy ever. You can pretty much take any set of lines out of it and they're solid gold.

Dr Ray Stantz: Symmetrical book stacking. Just like the Philadelphia mass turbulence of 1947.
Dr. Peter Venkman: You're right, no human being would stack books like this.
Dr Ray Stantz: Listen... do you smell something?

Classic.

Lucy said...

it is great news they are going to make ghostbusters 3