Ghostbusters (2016) – 3.5/5

If you claim to be a Ghostbusters fan and utterly hate this remake, you are not a true fan. Why? Because you have failed to see this is more than just a remake, it is a tribute. While Ghostbusters (2016) does not beat the cleverness, storytelling, or uniqueness of the first film, the new Ghostbusters shines a light on four amazing women that deliver their best performances with what they have been given.

It is needless to say there is an amazing chemistry between Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. However, it is inevitable to feel weary halfway throughout the movie when Leslie Jones and Kristen Wiig are still performing the same exact character we have seen so many times. They are doing what they know how to do best, but we have seen it so many times that it is just not interest anymore. On the other hand,  Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon. specially McKinnon, steal the movie and make it more enjoyable than the actual story should be.

The performances however, do not get to flourish for long. Halfway through the movie a villain without a true purpose appears and the story gets lost. The great introduction to our four heroines is soon forgotten and there is little to enjoy, with the exception of some well controlled special effects. The screenplay is just not good and the character development feels incomplete.

There is no way fans will fall in love with this film. But if you are a true Ghostbusters fan, you will notice and enjoy all the references from the first movie, the witty appearances from the previous cast, and the refreshing performances of these four women. This movie is nothing more than a well-thought out tribute, very badly executed; it lacks the original’s charm, wit, and comedy-genius.

Learn more about this movie here: Rotten Tomatoes


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