Ghostbusters Review

Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm.

Director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today–Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth.

As soon as the first trailer was released, it received a lot of negative comments because like me, fans around the world did not see the need to touch a classic from 1984.

Well as the release date approached, the cast members stood up for the movie they believed in and even got support from the old cast members. Early reviews were positive as well and that provided good enough reason for me to give it a shot. So let’s take a look at the good and bad from the movie.

The Bad

I feel that the cast is still trying to find it’s chemistry but of course it is still mostly positive though there are some awkward moments for me. Acceptable though considering they are probably all working together the first time.

When the movie focuses on the core characters, it does thrive. However when they confront the main antagonist, it does get a little lost in CGI effects, probably due to the poor on-screen presence of the main villain.

The Good

I’m so glad that it’s a fresh take. Nothing much inspired and no story lines copied from the original. Different characters obviously because it’s an all female cast. It definitely works as a comedy too.

Chris Hemsworth is probably the brightest spark of the movie even though ironically he’s playing a dumb blonde. Imagine the God of Thunder a total blue block…..hilarious.

The first scare of the film is on par with the library ghost from the original. I jumped…..nuff said.

Overall there’s more good than bad but it doesn’t quite draw the same magic as the original. Having said that, IT’S TOTALLY DIFFERENT. So it’s not fair to expect that same magic.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Here’s a tip, watch our for the cameos from the original cast. They don’t play older versions of their characters in this movie so it adds a lot more fun.

Ghostbusters opens in cinemas 14 July 2016

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