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Ghostbusters (2016)

Ghostbusters (2016)


Melissa McCarthy
Kristen Wiig
Kate McKinnon
Leslie Jones

Directed by Paul Feig

Reboots can be cool, and I long awaited to see this reboot. I loved both Ghostbuster movies and when seeing this one I was totally psyched to see the guys (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson) do cameos. This third addition to the movie franchise was done in honour of Harold Ramis, the fourth member of the original Ghostbusting crew. Remember Slimer? Well he too had a cameo here too along with Sigourney Weaver.

Putting aside all the sentiments and the fun recollection of Ghostbusting, this movie was an average and not the best form of a reboot that I have seen when you compare this movie to its original counterparts.

But the girls held their own and It was great seeing this new crew get into place to be new passengers of Ecto 1. The movie had its drags and the whole excitement you will expect to get from the time when the Ghosts went rogue was muffled by the attempts to make us laugh. The movie set loose enough one liners, and they were not as funny as you would expect.

Notwithstanding the down side to this movie, it was a fun ride and the girls fit into their roles like a glove, and the one lady to watch out for is Kate McKinnon, she plays Dr. Jillian Holtzmann who happens to be the Egon to this crew and she did it so well. She was a geek, weird and I found myself eager to hear what she has to say.

The movie soundtrack or musical score was no good for me, I was always taken back when the songs came on, wondering why they decided to wreck a good theme song.

Well, the movie starts with a haunting and the introduction of the girls. Dr. Erin (Kristen Wiig) was busy with her lecturing job when she got a visit from a man who owned the haunted house in the beginning asking her for help with the Ghost haunting.

She visits an old friend to accuse her for exposing her past obsession of ghosts and we meet two other members, Dr Abby (Melissa McCarthy) and Dr. Holtzmann. Leslie Jones who plays Patty, joined the group when she witnessed a ghost sighting and thanks to her extensive knowledge of New York, the crew needed her.

Now these four are trying to study and capture these ghosts before the mayor of New York shut them down.

Here is a movie you will enjoy, but not as much if you loved the original.


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