Saturday, July 16, 2016

Ghostbusters (2016)

Plot: In a remake of the old movie, four paranormal enthusiasts, Erin (Kristen Wiig), Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Jillian (Kate McKinnon), and Patty (Leslie Jones) run around New York fighting and capturing ghosts. When a bad guy releases tons of ghosts into the city, they are ready.   [imdb]    [photos]

Review: Ghostbusters was fun, and I loved it. Quickly, Wiig, McCarthy, and McKinnon establish new characters that enact the Ghostbusters story. It felt new and funny, and didn't repeat the old jokes. Wiig and McCarthy are always good, but Kate McKinnon was a surprise. She was so spunky and funny.

Chris Hemsworth plays a pretty but dumb receptionist in a role reversal. He was pretty funny. If the genders were reversed, it would still be funny, but politically incorrect.

I don't care about this being a remake of an old beloved movie.  Batman, Spiderman and the X-Men are always rehashing their origin stories. This version of Ghostbusters had the female twist as well as plenty of modernizations.

Cast:  Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth

Directed by:
Paul Feig

The Music:
Great. Uses the themes from the first movie, but updated.

The Visuals: It's a comedy. The ghosts look like humorous and occasionally creepy. The fights with the balloon people were especially good.  I liked the two ghosts driving the hearse because they were having fun too. 

3.5 stars: It was just fun to watch. 

More: .I saw it in 2D, but I understand the 3D is worth the money.