UPDATING the original Ghostbusters film is as disrespectful as drawing a picture of a knob on the Mona Lisa, it has been confirmed.
As a rebooted version of the 1984 film is released in the UK, fans of the original are expressing their dismay that the reputation of such a hallowed cinematic text will be forever tarnished.
Ghostbusters devotee Nathan Muir said: “The original is truly a work of incomparable beauty and craftsmanship, so any attempt to remake it is an act of cultural vandalism.
“It’s basically the Sistine Chapel of films, except even Michelangelo wouldn’t have had the creative genius to come up with the bit where they cross the streams and forever close the door to Gozer’s dimension.
“Can you imagine Caravaggio creating the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, or Keats coming up with the line ‘I ain’t afraid of no ghosts’?”
Professor Henry Brubaker, of the Institute for Studies, said: “The people who think it’s amazing are missing the part of their brain which regulates critical faculties. They’re the same ones who think Theresa May will make a decent prime minister.”