If you follow my blog, you sort of know me as much as I do myself. I stated at the very beginning of this journey, my reason to do this blog is simply to share my passion about - mainly - Star Trek, Doctor Who and other sci-fi and geeky stuff. Today I'm going to talk about one of the movie franchise that I do LOVE just as much as I love Trek. That is Ghostbusters. I remember watching the movie back then when I was younger and I fell in love with it. The fact as you have cool guys chasing ghosts with a cool car just had my mind blown away that time. :) Here's a shocking secret from my little life: I was probably a Ghostbusters fan before even being a Trekkie. I know, what are the odds? :D
Somehow, when you are not really able to make friends in real life, you obvioulsy looking for answers. Seeing movies back than like Ghostbusters, Men In Black, and Star Trek of course, always had the implication to want to be there and have those people as friends. All I wanted to do just to be like them and hang out with those people, be part of the gang! :) After all those years... I still want to do the same sometimes. :) The best thing about Ghostbusters as you can still watch it this day and it will make you feel awesomely good inside. :)
Who Are The Ghostheads?
While I was watching the film I had quite a few emotional state. Listening to the stories of the fans, how much the movies and the series means to them, the personal attachments and the experiences is just something extraordinary. I can clearly see a similarity between Star Trek as it affected many lives. Some people recovered from being an alcoholic, it helped others to overcome social anxiety, or dealing with hard emotions... some of the story was quite touching and I did feel the personal connection with everyone.
Living The Dream
Proton guns, Ecto 1, and of course the friendship. This 3 things describes this franshice for me the most. The proton guns are one of the most awesome technology ever invented for hunting paranormal beings. That old, sexy Cadillac just something that will turns your head if you see that in the roads, but at the end you really have to admire the friendship between these people. They have their problems and their struggles, but they are fighting over something that helps other people. A fantastic friendship between the main characters, and that unbelievably great atmosphere behind the show that makes Ghsotbusters very much loveable.
I never really had any problems to use my imagination - and my money - to have those things closer to me as they were before. Sadly I don't have any proton gun, the suit, or a Stay Puft marshmallow figurine in my collection, but I do own a 1:18 scale Hot Wheels Elite Ecto 1 that I'm really proud of. :) She's a real jewel and every time I look at her - pictured above - made me feel extremely good inside. :) Sometimes people can put you in a box as geek, nerd or just weird. I never been ashamed about what I love and why I have the passion towards these things. I love them and I think in a way they help me maintain that kid in me... and that worth everything. :)
If you haven't seen Ghostheads yet, please do check the movie out. It's a must wacth for fans and even non fans. :) _\\//