The Morning Watch: ‘Ghostbusters’ May Be About Nothing, More ‘Rick & Morty’ Non-Canonical Adventures & More

Slashfilm | 9/12/2017 | Ethan Anderton
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In this edition, a video essay proposes that Ghostbusters might actually be about nothing. Plus, watch more of Adult Swim’s claymation bumpers featuring the non-canonical adventures of Rick and Morty, and a lengthy diatribe about why Star Wars is better than Star Trek by Conan associate producer Jordan Schlansky in a bit on the late night talk show that mistakenly goes on for far too long.

Before you get upset and think this video essay is trying to say Ghostbusters doesn’t have a plot or story, that’s not the case. Instead, the video essay argues that Ghostbusters doesn’t really have any deeper meaning, subtext or themes to give the film a message. It’s pointed out that there don’t seem to be character arcs for Ray (Dan Aykroyd), Egon (Harold Ramis) and Venkman (Bill Murray), which is hard to argue with. But though that may sound like it’s a flaw, it might be more impressive that a movie like Ghostbusters can be so good without adhering to that element of storytelling. You can be the judge of that.

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You might remember that we’ve featured the claymation non-canonical adventures of Rick and Morty before, but...
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