Ok, so I know some people were on the fence about this movie, it may be the fact that it is an all-girls cast, or people just wanted another Ghostbusters movie starring Bill Murray. Either way, this is an all-female cast and it didn’t star Bill Murray.
Let’s talk about this movie for a minute, let’s find out how I felt about it.
I personally felt people needed to embrace this movie and just give it a chance. This movie wanted to relate to the newer generation and it did.
This movie has Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and the lovely Leslie Jones. Now I get it, some people wanted a Ghostbusters 3 movie with the original cast but alas, it’s 2016, it wasn’t going to happen. Harold Ramis isn’t sadly with us anymore so for them to do it, they would’ve done it years before.
I personally didn’t have a problem with the new cast, I enjoyed the movie for what it was because I knew going in, it wasn’t going to be a Ghostbusters movie with Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis. Everyone in their 30’s was hoping and wanted this knowing it just wasn’t going to sadly happen.
I don’t want to spoil the movie but some people that see this may appreciate some special appearances, some may bitch even more about it because people are just never happy.
Some people didn’t want to see this because Melissa McCarthy is in this and I get it, she usually plays the same damn idiot character in every movie but in Ghostbusters she actually played a smart scientist which I appreciate because I personally can’t really stand Melissa McCarthy. It’s not her fault, it’s her scripts.
I felt Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones did a good job, it felt like a Ghostbusters movie. Also, can we just talk about the eye candy that is Chris Hemsworth, loved him but at times I wasn’t feeling his character too much. Don’t get me wrong, he did as good of a job as the director would let him so it wasn’t his fault.
I also felt there was too many jokes if that is at all possible. The jokes I saw in the two trailers just weren’t as funny when I watched it in the movie theater because I’ve seen them too many times prior to seeing this movie, it kind of was a buzzkill for me, it’s also my fault for watching the trailers to begin with.
Overall, the movie was enjoyable, good in its own right and reminiscent of the previous Ghostbuster movies.
Would I pay to see this again? Probably not unless I see it in 3D. Definitely see it if you’re up for a fun family movie night or night at the movies with friends. Unless you’re too picky and critical, don’t see the movie.
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