Ghostbusters 2016 – Review (this review is safe from spoilers – yay!)
There have been a few franchise movies that came out recently that I think of as a bit of a nostalgia tour – The Muppets (2011), Jurassic World (2015), The Force Awakens (2015), and the latest installment – Ghostbusters (2016). Some people have not enjoyed these updates, reboots, or whatever you’d like to call them, but I have. I enjoy a good nostalgia tour, especially when there are cameos from the original movie’s cast or nods to the original characters or story. But more than that, I usually love the new movie itself. As the fans who write the nostalgic movies are often excellent caretakers of the original universe of the story and have a new, fun spin on things. Ghostbusters is no different.
The story is similar and yet different from the 1984 original Ghostbusters. And it’s taken far too long, in my humble opinion, for us to see an entirely female revamp of the movie. And sadly, there were plenty of people who hated on the idea of a revamp and an all-female cast. But this movie proves all of its haters wrong.
Ghostbusters excels at the characterization of the fabulous four ghostbusting women. Their inter-personal relationships and interactions with each other are hilarious…not to mention interactions with the pretty, but inept male secretary, Kevin. I giggled through out the entire movie (and left a firm fan of Kate McKinnon, who nearly steals the entire movie). My one beef with the movie is at the very end of the climatic scene, it goes a little overly silly/cheesy (you’ll know it when you see it). But other than that, the film was supremely enjoyable. Check it out for a fun summer movie. 🙂