Movie Review: "Ghostbusters"


Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters" is nowhere near as bad as it should be. It's actually a relatively funny movie with some decent visual effects. The cameos from the original cast feel forced and needless. The film has a rather well-balanced vibe until the last 30 minutes where our senses are barraged by massive amounts of CGI. I was left feeling like the filmmakers were determined to go out with a bang and prove the film to be the blockbuster it promised to be.


In the end, it'll never live up to the legacy of the original two "Ghostbusters" movies. You'll find yourself pulling it out every Halloween after you've watched the originals just to waste more time. Aside from that, it's an entertaining reboot that'll most likely be shoved to the back of people's minds and home entertainment libraries.


Paranormal researcher Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) and physicist Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) are trying to prove that ghosts exist in modern society. When strange apparitions appear in Manhattan, Gilbert and Yates turn to engineer Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon) for help. Also joining the team is Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), a lifelong New Yorker who knows the city inside and out. Armed with proton packs and plenty of attitude, the four women prepare for an epic battle as more than 1,000 mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square in "Ghostbusters".


"Ghostbusters" is rated PG-13 for supernatural action and some crude humor. There's also some bad language and alcohol drinking. Younger viewers might be frightened by the ghosts, but I would say ages 10 and above should be fine.

"Ghostbusters" is available now on 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, and as a Digital Download.