Who you gonna call?
Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates
Kristen Wiig as Erin Gilbert
Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann
Leslie Jones as Patty Tolan
Chris Hemsworth as Kevin Beckman
Neil Casey as Rowan North
Cecily Strong as Jennifer Lynch
Andy Garcia as Mayor Bradley
Charles Dance as Harold Filmore
God, it's been a while. The majority of the time I forget I made this blog, I'm too focused on my original one. But I knew there was no better way to get back in the saddle than to watch and review a film drenched in so much controversy it's hard to believe the world is still standing.
I will admit, I haven't seen the original in its entirety, just pieces over the years from it being shown here and there. I know it's a cultural phenomenon, a classic, lightning in a bottle; at least so far as the reviews go. So, I went in to see Ghostbusters (2016) without any kind of nostalgia. I've followed its aura, oh yes, the aura that seems split down the middle and is reflected by other reviews.
How did I find the film? It's fine. There are elements of truth in the positive and negative reviews, but both sides seem to be stretching the meaning of hyperbole to its limit. Is this film going to rock your world and alter your perceptions? No. Is it an agenda-packed feminist statement? No. Is it the worst film ever made and does it revel in man-hating? No.
It's pretty much your standard supernatural comedy that's aimed at young teenagers.
On with the meat of the review!