Movie Review: Ghostbusters (2016)

If you’re walking into this film expecting a reinvention of the wheel, you’re going to be disappointed. At the same time, there are enough differences that it is not exactly a female version of Bill Murray’s Ghostbusters movie.

What you have here is a heavily formulaic remake. Watching this film was like watching someone checking off boxes to a list of requirements for a “hip” Ghostbusters remake. Gender bended the cast? Check. Guest roles for each member of the last Ghostbusters movie? Check. A big villain reminiscent of the marshmallow man? Check. And a long list of jokes that wink at scenes from the old film are present, too.

At the same time, there are a number of new ideas. Some work, some really don’t. They have new weapons. That’s kind of cool. Off the top of my head that’s about it.

Score: 4.6/10 All right movie. Kind of soulless. It’s mainly for a sort of different, sort of same walk down Ghostbusters memory lane. I sort of enjoyed it.


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