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Posted by superstay (12549 posts) 2 years, 3 months ago

Poll: Pixels (2015) vs. Ghostbusters (2016) (39 votes)

Pixels 44%
Ghostbusters 23%
Either/Neither 33%

So, I finally got around to watching both movies, and I noticed something. One, neither were as bad as I thought they'd be, with Ghostbusters not being as horrid as the hypd led it on to be, and Pixels not being as bad as Adam's past fails. But the second thing I saw was the fact that they both have some eerie similarities...not saying are clones of one another, or that one was copying the other. I just noticed a weird series of shared traits...

Both movies follow a enemy who wants to destroy the world by releasing army of heavily (CG) paranormal/supernatural entities onto our planet. A team of four comedically silly protagonist, who are the only ones who know/understand/are skilled in what's going on. No know believes them, or wants to believe them at first. But, they have to convince everyone, before the said enemies arrive in a large climactic battle where a giant horde of them are released from a portal in the sky, to wreak havoc on the city. The cities authorities can't handle the threat, and are comedically done away with, as the heroes fight off the horde with plasma weaponry, before face a large final boss. Also, both a made by Sony and are based off of highly loved properties of the 1980s.....

I'm sure I'm looking too deep into this, and most of the similarities may be average story tropes. But, it just seems so identical, lol...so, which do tou dudes like more and do you see the similarities?.....also, I don't know if this has been done before...

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#1 Posted by TheSilentRipper (2530 posts) - - Show Bio

Both are awful

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#2 Posted by Green_Tea (10529 posts) - - Show Bio

Both are bad.

The end.

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#3 Posted by deactivated-5b5405244e89c (8376 posts) - - Show Bio

GB was frame bye frame what I thought I was, neither bad or good. And it pissed people off which is fun. Pixels was Adam sandler after he saw that Furtrama episode, then added Peter Dinklage/ Serena Williams/ Maratha Stewert threesomes and Josh Gad having babies with Qbert......so brain killing garbage

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#4 Posted by ukpkmkk (40 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved GB. Terrible by movie standards but if you want to laugh at fat people, empowered feminists and Melissa McCarthy's mistakes then I suggest you watch it.

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#5 Posted by mrmonster (15569 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly, I'm tempted to vote Pixels just to spite the new Ghostbusters.

After months of feminists like Franchesca Ramsey bash movie fans for their "sexism" and "misogny", all while ignoring the fact that the movie looked like garbage, I've wanted to bash the new Ghostbusters movie, which I haven't even seen, every chance I get. It's my way of sending all those trolls a middle finger.

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#7 Posted by Yassassin (7701 posts) - - Show Bio

GB, Pixel was hot, hot garbage.

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#8 Posted by TheTrueBarryAllen (12952 posts) - - Show Bio

GB was better than pixels.

Wasn't a cinematic masterpiece, but it was a good amount of fun.

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#9 Posted by Racob8 (551 posts) - - Show Bio

I enjoyed Ghostbusters, I can't say the same for Pixels.

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#10 Posted by superstay (12549 posts) - - Show Bio

@bella_blackstar: Yo, that Martha/Serene thing was kind of smexy...

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@ukpkmkk said:

I loved GB. Terrible by movie standards but if you want to laugh at fat people, empowered feminists and Melissa McCarthy's mistakes then I suggest you watch it.

...after watching it a few more times, I would agree...it's kind of fun to watch, in a mesochristic, cringy, someone-stabbing-mi-in-mi-bum-while-I-eat-cookies type way.....

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#11 Posted by PeterParkerJr (6767 posts) - - Show Bio

Pixels. And I hated Pixels. But GB was such a lump of trash.

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#12 Posted by black_wreath (13557 posts) - - Show Bio

I've only seen the extended version of Ghostbusters. I thought it was pretty decent and far better than Pixels.

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#13 Posted by sineyaprime (1360 posts) - - Show Bio

Ghostbusters was actually pretty enjoyable, haven't seen pixels.

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#14 Posted by HAMMER_OF_J2 (2738 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought both were entertaining. Pixels was funnier, and maybe had a better plot. Both had pretty looking CGI though.

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#16 Posted by TinyFord (467 posts) - - Show Bio

You could put spongebob against ghostbusters and I would vote for spongebob

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#17 Posted by deactivated-5be183e26f3e9 (1228 posts) - - Show Bio

Both are trash. But I'd pick Pixels over GB anyday.

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#18 Posted by Lord_Adamantium (425 posts) - - Show Bio

Both are trash. But I'd pick Pixels over GB anyday.

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#19 Posted by the_stegman (40235 posts) - - Show Bio

Pixels at least was somewhat entertaining. GB was just painful.

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#20 Edited by jumpstart55 (11025 posts) - - Show Bio
  • I,d say Ghostbusters by a wide margin...It wasnt a great film more along the lines of descent.....I found it to be very funny and certainly entertaining...I think my fondness for SNL skits is what really sold me since alot of the humor was very reminiscent of those same skits..Plus Melissa Mccarthy is always funny.
  • Pixels on the other hand was grade A garbage with a generic af story line, unfunny jokes and just further proof that Adam Sandler and his buddies are way past their prime...
  • And once again this goes to show why i should never go by reviews or what other people say..
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#21 Posted by JwwProd (20868 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought both were okay.

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#22 Edited by BeaconofStrength (12489 posts) - - Show Bio

Both were bad and devoid of creativity, but Pixels was a coherent movie that followed a script, regardless of how bad it was. Ghost Busters was a schizophrenic Ghost Busters parody that was structured like a bad SNL script that didn't know what it wanted to be. Ghostbusters is one of the biggest disasters of a movie, rivaling suicide squad.

I feel dirty giving Pixels any merit as a movie.