Ghostbusters

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ghostbusters

Summer has been full of relaxing days, and I have to say, many of them have been spent at the movie theater.  There are so many great films out now, but I knew I had to go check out Ghostbusters as soon as it was released in theaters.  Luckily, I was able to snag a ticket to this highly anticipated film yesterday, and I have to say, it was everything I thought it would be.  Usually, film remakes aren’t quite as good as the original, and while the original will always be a classic, this one is just as good as the first!  Here are 5 reasons why you’ll love the remake of this classic 1984 film!

5.  Kid Friendly

While everyone will have their own opinion on this, I think this film is fine for kids to enjoy.  There was an occasional curse word here and there, some innuendos were used a few times, and the middle finger was used in one scene a few times, but other than that, I feel it is appropriate for older kids to enjoy.  This film is rated PG-13.

4. The Storyline

Just like the classic, the new Ghostbusters follows three scientists who set up their own ghost removal business. In this one, Patty, a subway worker joins the three scientists to get rid of ghosts forever.  I appreciate the fact that they stuck to the concept of the first film and included a ton of knee slapping moments.  I have to say, I was laughing throughout the majority of the film.  Be sure to stay until the credits are COMPLETELY over with for a special treat at the end!

3. The Cast

Speaking of knee slapping scenes, the cast couldn’t have done a better job to make the audience laugh.  Melissa McCarthy is one of my favorite actresses and I never miss any of her films.  I’m so glad she brought her spunk to this film!  The ladies of Saturday Night Live killed their performances too!  They were all so hilarious!  Another thing I enjoyed and was surprised about was a special appearance by Chris Hemsworth as the secretary to the ladies at their business.  What I liked about his role in this film is that he wasn’t portraying someone (or super hero) he usually would be.  Instead, he had a ‘few loose screws’ and was very silly!  It also helps that he is so dreamy to stare at….*swoon, sigh* Finally, I LOVED that they included special (small) roles for some of the original members of the original Ghostbusters cast.  I won’t tell you who exactly appears so you’re truly surprised when you see it!

2. The Graphics

It’s so easy to be unimpressed by supernatural events or people in films with poor use of graphics, but I have to say, I was so impressed with the way they used them in this film.  The ghosts weren’t corny or totally fake looking and the actors all did a really good job of acting alongside of them.

1. Girl Power

Scientists are often stereotyped as male figures.  I notice this day in and day out with my students.  The fact that women were used to play scientists was really innovating and a great way to promote this type of career to young ladies and women.  I also love any movie that shows girls kicking butt, and these women did precisely that!

Because of all of the laughs, I give this film 5 stars!

5 out of 5 stars

What did you think of Ghostbusters?  Comment below!

XO, NAT

Disclosure:  I do not own the image utilized in this review.  All opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. A very interesting read. Glad you liked it too!! Personally, I loved the film (and I’m usually against remakes…). Do check out my review, I would love to hear your thoughts/feedback on it: https://theaspiringfilmcritic.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/ghostbusters-2016-%E2%98%85%E2%98%85%E2%98%85%E2%98%85%E2%98%86/

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