A Case Of “In With The New” & “In With The Old” As Ghostbusters & Star Wars Prepare For Release

The casts of the Ghostbusters reboot and Star Wars: The Force Awakens were out ‘talking up’ and ‘showing off’ their shiny new cinematic achievements in July. But which do you prefer: familiar, nostalgic and chronological or unfamiliar, reinterpreted and rebooted?

As a fan of both the Star Wars and Ghostbusters franchises (albeit the latter being a much smaller affair in comparison), it’s exciting to see each getting a new adventure. But there’s apprehension too. Will the familiar cast of Star Wars – those iconic stars and their equally memorable characters – make us older fans feel like teenagers again or collapse under the inevitable ailments of old age and glories long gone? Similarly, will the all-female line-up in the previously all-male Ghostbusters remind us how good the original movie is while we endure its poor, revamped imitation or reveal itself to be a breath of fresh air and the beginning of a new set of Ghost-bustin’ cinematic stories? Time will tell.

Harrison Ford, fit and well after his recent plane crash, joins Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher at ComicCon

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The new all-female Ghosbusters stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones

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What are your thoughts? Are you looking forward to the new movies? Would you prefer the original Ghostbusters cast/director? Are you excited about seeing Ford, Hamill and Fisher back in Star Wars?

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Editor of Top 10 Films, Dan Stephens is usually found pondering his next list. An unhealthy love of 1980s Hollywood sees most of his top 10s involving a time-travelling DeLorean and an adventurous archaeologist going by the name Indiana.

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