Unlike 2016 Reboot, ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Sequel Promises to Leave Ideology Aside

You have to wonder what executives at the Japanese home electronics giant Sony think about their American movie and music divisions right now. The Tokyo-based gadget maker has awesome gear (and, on an interesting note, is making turntables again due to the resurgence of vinyl records), but some of their movies and music released as of late – in the latter case, a recent video from Lil’ Nas X, who is signed onto Sony Music’s Columbia Records label – has had some pretty questionable themes.

You may remember two previous articles covering The Emoji Movie and Charlie’s Angels, two respective films from Sony Pictures, the company’s Hollywood motion picture division. They may cater to different audiences, but they both have one thing in common – an open, in-your-face, far-left ideology. One of which was reviled by critics for its absurd story and concept, the other tried to “express female rage”, was directed by a pro-abortion activist, and was a box-office failure to boot.

But all that might be changing with the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife, finally set for release in November after several delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic (although that could change due to the highly-contagious Delta variant). Unlike the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, which gave director Paul Feig a platform to push victimization propaganda, this new film promises to be a continuation of the original universe. That’s no surprise as this new film is directed by Jason Reitman, the son original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman.

Watch the trailer below:

Can’t wait to see it! And best of all, original stars like Bill Murray (his first mainstream film since 2016’s The Jungle Book) and Dan Ackroyd are expected to reprise their roles. If done with care and without in-your-face political ideology, Afterlife has the potential to not only be a nostalgic treat for 80’s kids (i.e. the Netflix series Cobra Kai – based on the Karate Kid movies), but also a popular movie release. A lesson that should’ve been learned with the 2016 reboot. Here’s hoping the movie is as good as its trailer.



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