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This is part of a series of bloody matches to the death. Show support for your favorite game so it will do better in the fight. You can support it by writing why you think its the better game and more importantly by betting (i.e. voting for) it. Please make it clear for when I check the bets later. You have until Friday when I tally the bets and declare the winner. I will reserve my bet for any tie-breakers.
Although you should be familiar with both games, there is no rule that says you have to have played both of them. The only rule in Trashdome is this;
Two games enter! One game leaves!
CinemaDome: Blues Brothers vs Ghostbusters
John Belushi's Jake Blues vs (what would have been his) Peter Venkman.
Dan Aykroyd's Elwood Blues vs Ray Stantz.
Ray Charles vs Ray Parker Jr.
Chicago vs New York.
Ghostbusters struck popular culture like lightning, as an unlikely but epic horror/comedy. Strong cast, good story, some great lines, good fx, and strong cinematography. And who could forget the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man?
Michael Barnes wrote: Blues Brothers is a movie for people that think that going out for a nice dinner means going to a place that has crazy "Americana" knickknacks all over the walls and ordering the potato skins appetizer.
That doesn't even begin to make sense. Are you possibly thinking of the stupid 2000 sequel?
Aretha Fucking Franklin
Ray Fucking Charles
Cab Fucking Calloway
James Fucking Brown
John Lee Fucking Hooker
Also, Fuckyou Michael Barnes
Really solid musical numbers featuring some of the all-time great soul/blues performers. That alone makes it great. But it also has a pretty solid sense of humor throughout, in a casual late 70's way. I watched them both again for the first time in years about 2-3 years ago. Ghostbusters was okaaaay, but it wasn't as funny anymore as I'd remembered. The sly and wry humor of Blues Brothers held up pretty well. It's definitely over-the-top at times, but also understated and subtle in other ways. The novelty of the biggest car wreckage ever and the mall destruction are fun, too.
Blues Brothers, easy
Ghostbusters seems to be less enjoyable as I age. Still great memories as a kid seeing it, but its not holding up well.
Blues brothers have always been overrated, but the older I get the more I appreciate it.
Part of me wants to vote blues bothers just to spite Barne's stinking pie hole, and part of me wants to vote for it because it has style points that ghostbusters never had.
Blues brothers has john Lee hooker, whom I ran sound for at doctor rokkits blues bar in corpus Christi Texas, and john Lee hooker was a god among musicians. Plus, he was pretty awesome to drink and burn a joint with. Great guy.
Ghostbusters had... Ray Parker Jr.? Ugh. Though didn't they also have some stray cats too? They were also quite good in the day.
I want to vote for ghostbusters because of fun and nostalgia, but in the end I shall vote for blues brothers for all the reasons listed above.
New York?! Pffffft!
Pardon me, I have a dinner date with some hillbillies at Shenanigans. Pistol whip time.
Blues Brothers is a movie with a punk rock attitude. Belushi was a god among dope fiends. Also, Carrie Fisher was in it, so even more dope fiend credentials. It features some of the greatest musicians of all times and is a hell of a ride.
Ghostbusters is a hell of a ride, too - the ultimate fantasy for all the rick Moranises in us that want to be like Peter Venkman, but then you grow up and maybe see him as a sexist jerk or maybe that was just the 80s passing.
I do love both movies, on a random day I would rather watch Ghostbusters, but my vote is a vote of love for Chicago and all that comes with it.
Blues Brothers is manic and wacky, but with great musical numbers.
I love Harold Ramis, but I gotta vote for the Blues.
But that honestly is the only scene I enjoyed. Ghostbusters is why movies are made. What a total treat, visually.