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Ghostbusters 2016

August 12, 2016
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This re-boot of the all-time 1984 classic “Ghostbusters” is still worth seeing, although it’s “haunted” by the greatness of the original.  The four female leads are very funny (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones).  One plus is that the special effects are an up-grade from the original version.  There are also funny cameo appearances by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver.

The main problem with the film is that the final scene, where hundreds of ghosts attack New York City, goes on way too long (about 30 minutes), so the film loses momentum.  The final scene should have been, at most, 15 minutes.

Nevertheless, if you liked the 1984 movie, I think you will enjoy it.  It must be seen, however, on the BS, and won’t work nearly as well as a rental.

 

This re-boot of the all-time 1984 classic "Ghostbusters" is still worth seeing, although it's "haunted" by the greatness of the original.  The four female leads are very funny (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones).  One plus is that the special effects are an up-grade from the original version.  There are also funny cameo appearances by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver. The main problem with the film is that the final scene, where hundreds of ghosts attack New York City, goes on way too long (about 30 minutes), so the film loses momentum.  The final scene should have been, at most, 15 minutes. Nevertheless, if you liked the 1984 movie, I think you will enjoy it.  It must be seen, however, on the BS, and won't work nearly as well as a rental.  

7.5

A Fun Summer Movie!

Plenty of Laughs, but not a Classic like the 1984 Original!
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I have loved the movies ever since I saw “The Wizard of Oz” as a young boy. When Beatle-mania hit the USA, Rock-N-Roll was my greatest passion, but I haven’t enjoyed the current music scene nearly as much over the past 15 years, so that void has been filled by film. In college and med school, I would see movies with my friends and we would stay up late into the night chatting about them. I still love seeing movies with friends and then having dinner to discuss them. This blog evolved out of my desire to tell my movie-loving friends about movies I thought they would enjoy. The blog allows me to do this in a fun way and to reach movie fans everywhere.

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