Joel’s review of Ghostbusters (2016)

Namita picked up Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters (2016) remake from our local library. The film was strangely controversial last year, as a number of people were up in arms about this film threatened their respective childhoods. Some people need to take a chill pill every once in a while. Hollywood remakes films all the time.

The film stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. The film’s plot is somewhat similar to the original 1984 film, except there’s no Gozer the Gozerian or ancient Sumerian deities. Here’s the summary I found on IMDB:

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

The Ghostbusters take up residence upstairs from a Chinese restaurant and go hunting for the source of recent hauntings. They do discover there is one individual involved who is summoning these ghosts. I could tell you more, but……. meh. You get the gist.

The film has its moments, and the actresses are great. There are cameos from the old Ghostbusters cast, and Chris Hemsworth is kinda funny as their idiot assistant Kevin. Unfortunately, the film’s story was a bit lacking, in my opinion.  It wasn’t engaging at all. It had some small moments, but the writing and story could have been much better.

I enjoyed the original 1984 film immensely, and I loved the Saturday morning cartoon also. I’d be happy to give these talented ladies another shot if the writers could give them a better plot.

Ghostbusters (2016)

Ghostbusters (2016)

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