For decades, Hollywood has attempted to take beloved small screen shows and turn them into blockbusting movies.
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The original show's Cooter was right when he urged fans to stay away from this 2005 movie.
But to try and milk more money out of the cash-cow six years later, in 2000, and without any of the first film's stars, was a huge mistake.
This is a movie that prided pyrotechnics over plot and effects over emotional drama.
Saddled with a pre-Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn's unbalanced, flatulence-obsessed, monster-focused Ghostbusters 2 homage, director Raja Gosnell instead tried to draw inspiration from Spider-Man and the garish art direction of the last two '90s Batman movies (even borrowing Batgirl Alicia Silverstone as window dressing).
This big-screen, live-action re-imagining of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's much-loved puppet series is far from F. A.B. Losing its way after about 25 minutes when Home Alone/Spy Kids-style antics enter the picture, it disappeared down a black hole of pratfalls and gunge from whence it never returned.