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The original Ghostbusters films were some of the biggest films to be released during the 1980’s and continue to be popular even to this day. People loved the original cast of Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd as well as all the rest who appeared in the films. When this new Ghostbusters film was announced, with all new cast members consisting of just women Ghostbusters, I remember the internet going crazy about it. There were many people questioning it and asking what was happening to the film series? But those questions can now be answered because the film is due to be released this week. But is it worth watching?

Going in to see this film, I had actually misunderstood what was happening with the Ghostbusters series. Maybe during the course of it coming out someone must have mentioned this or I read it somewhere. But going in, I had thought for some reason that this new female Ghostbusters team was the new team to replace the originals in the film and it was simply continuing the story in 2016. That’s not the case, this is a complete reboot of Ghostbusters as if it all started as a team of women!

As far as the story goes, it’s fairly simple. Characters in the Ghostbusters decide to prove the existence of ghosts. They encounter one early on in the film, but no one believes them at all. So they decide to catch a ghost to prove to the world that they exist. We see them travel around the city trying to catch a ghost which is fun, but they soon realise there is a greater evil out there in the world and discover a villain who is working on a machine that will summon hundreds of ghosts! He poses a danger to the city and must be stopped, can this new team of Ghostbusters do it?

The Ghostbusters: Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones)

The Ghostbusters: Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones)

Even though the story is really simple, it’s enough to keep you entertained. This film really is a comedy first more than anything. A lot of it is ridiculous, but not too much to be stupid, but enough that it’s funny. There are some genuine funny moments in this film and quite a few that made me laugh out loud in the cinema. So I wouldn’t say that the film wasn’t funny because it certainly was and it was fun to be in a cinema full of people who were laughing at all the jokes. While I don’t expect someone to laugh at every joke and I certainly didn’t. There is enough in there that I think a person will laugh at least a few times throughout it, as I did.

Special effects are great and the 3D seemed just right. Although I wouldn’t say it’s that important that you go in to see it in 3D. If you’re not feeling like seeing a 3D film, then by all means, take the 2D option. The ghosts look great and the Ghostbuster weapons are bright and colourful. I can’t see how anyone could be disappointed with the special effects here, they are decent and get the job done.

All the female actors are unknown to me, except for Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig. These two seemed to have all the good lines and moments in the film and did a great job. The other two Ghostbusters are fairly forgettable though and seem just thrown in at times to get a laugh from a scene. They do nothing much at all for the film. Chris Hemsworth was a welcome addition to the film, he got the most laughs in the screening I was in and no one ever seems to have a problem with Chris Hemsworth, he’s just too likeable! There are also cameo’s in film from old Ghostbusters cast, you will see Bill Murray in there as well as Dan Aykroyd who provide some good moments for the fans of Ghostbusters. There’s some others in there as well that show up, but I won’t spoil things for you all with it.

I ain't afraid of no ghost!

I ain’t afraid of no ghost!

Having seen all of the Ghostbusters films and this one as well now. I would say that this one wasn’t the total disappointment that I thought it would be. I don’t think any modern remake is ever going to be better than the originals, people hold those films way too close to their hearts. This one presented itself as a comedy which doesn’t disappoint on the laughs at all. It maybe had a story that was a bit simple though and the director seemed to pace the film a little too quick, with characters jumping from scene to scene at great speed and everything happening so quickly!

Overall Ghostbusters is a decent comedy that will bring a lot of laughs to those who choose to go and see it this week. It’s the type of film that you could go in and see once, laugh a bit and enjoy the action and the story. But it’s not a film that I think people will watch over and over again, which is what the original Ghostbusters films were. They were great films and you can rewatch those a lot, but with this one, I just don’t see that happening with a lot of people. The good thing about it though is that Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig both bring a lot of laughs and Chris Hemsworth is always a joy to watch. It’s great to see some of the old actors do some cameo’s as well and the special effects were well done. If you’re interested enough in Ghostbusters, it’s worth watching just for the fun of it and you might have a better time with it than you think!

7 out of 10

Bryan loves writing about movies, TV shows and games and tries his best to give a balanced and honest view in all his reviews or opinion pieces on Resident Entertainment.

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  1. Alexandra Eve

    July 24, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    I cant WAIT to see this movie! 🙂

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    July 18, 2016 at 12:10 am

    Initially I was not sure I can find this film but thanks to information from you finally now I can watch this movie comfortably.
    thank you friends on the instructions … I really liked this movie.
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      July 18, 2016 at 12:10 am

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