Ghostbusters: Another Life it finally debuted last Friday, grossing more than $ 44 million during its opening weekend, far more than critics and its studio, Sony, had predicted. That doesn’t mean the movie is better than critics sayof course, but that’s not why I brought you here today. We need to talk about a certain set of toys… and especially, its packaging.
This pack of two action figures contains a big spoiler for the ending of Ghostbusters: Another Life, so be careful. However, if you are concerned about being spoiled, these toys are already in storesso stay out of Target or catch the movie ASAP.
If not, let’s continue. Behold:
The family that is ruined!
If you haven’t seen the movie and just didn’t care about being pampered, the Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) figure is packaged alongside the ghost of her grandfather Egon Spengler (the late Harold Ramis, recreated in CG) arriving. at the end of the movie to help his fellow undead Ghostbusters defeat … you can probably guess who. This raises all kinds of unsettling questions about the eschatology of the Ghostbusters universe, but the infinitely more unsettling idea is the suggestion that the Spengler family breaks up, because the verb “bust” has many meanings and the first in the Urban dictionary it is extremely inappropriate for a father-granddaughter duo.
Clearly, the toy maker Hasbro means “the family that ghostbusts together, ”but it is not necessary for the mind to get firmly stuck in the gutter to be surprised after reading the line. Certainly someone in the massive line of people who was needed to get this toy box on store shelves would have mentioned, “Uh, you know that bust also means ‘orgasm’, right?” There are the people who wrote the copy for the packaging, the designers who had to incorporate the text into the packaging, the marketing people who had to look at both the copy and the final packaging design, and then the executives who needed to approve the package. thing. . It’s a lot of people, and you’re telling me that no one thought, “This could be misunderstood, given that half of the porn on the internet seems to be about incest scenarios nowadays and also Ghostbusters has already canonically specified that bustin ‘makes people feel good. ”Apparently not.
Ghostbusters: Another Life is currently in theaters.
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