Director: Paul Feig
Initial Release: July 9, 2016
Paranormal researcher Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) and physicist Erin Gilbert are trying to prove that ghosts exist in modern society. When strange apparitions appear in Manhattan, Gilbert and Yates turn to engineer Jillian Holtzmann for help. Also joining the team is Patty Tolan, a lifelong New Yorker who knows the city inside and out. Armed with proton packs and plenty of attitude, the four women prepare for an epic battle as more than 1,000 mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square.
Quick Review guys. Ghostbusters got a lot of hate when the initial trailer came out, but I loved it!! Genuinely, I really enjoyed the female power the emanates from the remake. Melissa as usual was hilarious, and teamed up with the other SNL cast mates, this movie was both hysterical and brilliant. The reboot not only pays tribute to the 80s blockbuster it also adds a new fresh spin and with brilliant gags.
The movie made me jump quite a few times, and there is a slightly scary side to the film. However, the balance between humour and horror is perfect! Not going to lie, but one of the highlights of the movie is Chris Hemsworth (What women doesn’t love a bit of Aussie).
There is a surprise guest appearance by Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson (the original cast) and the movie not only pays tribute to Ray Parker Jr.’s theme song, as well as a new fresh theme song by Fall Out Boy (Loooooved it!).
There wasn’t one character that dominated the movie, and each of the Ghostbusters bought their own eccentric personalities to the movie. Kate McKinnon was amazing as an electronic engineer but whenever I see her I just think of Pete Davies (Any SNL Fans out there?). The fight scene at the end was totally epic!! She truly is a bad ass!! The catchphrase “Girls Rule, Women are Funny, get over it” is embodied by all four women in the movie.
This movie is brilliant. Honestly if you get a couple of hours free, grab your popcorn, and sit back and enjoy this hilarious hit. Hopefully there is a sequel that is equally as good!