Finally gotten around to watching it. Has its funny bits and sadly its unnecessarily Easter eggy bits that assume one must have in it to slavishly pander to the sentimentally addicted old fogey crowd.
Taken on its own? It's a watchable comedy with some extremely talented actors who weren't necessarily given a lot of original content or direction to work with. Maybe if they weren't handcuffed to the cameos and ghosts of the 1984 version, they might have made their own classic comedy to stand the test of time.
Confused to find out that it was mostly shot in Boston
but still set in New York City. I guess that was slightly better than the original which was mostly shot in studios in Los Angeles
I get it. It costs a hell of a lot of money shooting a movie in NYC. It ain't that much cheaper shooting a movie in Boston. Even with a massive CGI cityscape added to bulk up the backdrop, it really didn't look like NYC. Figured they would have shot it in Toronto. The Times Square in the movie looked like a Hollywood studio backlot. It was cute in its underwelmingness.