Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates are a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. A few years later Gilbert is laughed out of a teaching job at after the book resurfaces. Gilbert reunites with Yates and others when ghosts invade Manhattan and are forced to save the world.
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The original Ghostbusters lost its purity with Ghostbusters 2, and given that a franchise reboot was monetarily unstoppable, gender-flipping it was actually a novel, inspired, laudably risky idea. But instead of proving the girls can be funny too—which each lead had proved already—all it proves is that they can make painfully mediocre cash-ins, stretched thin on empty riff sessions. But more McKinnon movies, please.
In 2016 the bar is low enough that a ho-hum "Ghostbusters" reboot can still be a perfectly acceptable mainstream Hollywood comedy. Our four leads are talented and funny, and are each given a chance to shine, but director Paul Feig is clueless behind the camera: his sloppy framing and candy-colored effects shots mean this film resembles those live-action "Scooby-Doo" movies more than it does Ivan Reitman's original.
Otra alarmante muestra ya no de la escasez de ideas, sino de desdén hacía las neuronas del espectador. La intención de retomar la famosa franquicia cambiando los roles de género parecía interesante; sin embargo, la ineptitud del director, la dudosa bis cómica de las protagonistas y un guión pendejo hasta la médula, hacen que el humorismo manejado por engendros de la calaña de Jim Carrey parezca ingenioso y corrosivo
So much chatter about something so benign! It's a fun film, I laughed out loud many times, and my kids loved it. Therefore it fulfilled its ambition and serves its purpose, no? Worth watching for Kate McKinnon alone, who sublimely channels the strange, singular comedy of Madeline Kahn in any number of Mel Brooks films.
Another episode of comedies without laughs. The so-called reimagining of 'Ghostbusters' despite a game cast and good effects fails to engage and becomes something a summer tentpole should not be...boring. Mind you the '84 original is a pretty creaky vehicle too but at least had some good laughs along the way. Feig is capable of making great comedy ('Spy', 'Bridesmaids') but this is just shy of disaster.
Fact: we desperately need more blockbuster films about, by and for women. But, it's been pretty sad watching Sony and the mass-media hijack and profit from the idea that anyone who doesn't go for bland reboots/remakes like this is a misogynist. It's also incredibly condescending to women that so many critics have given this good reviews strictly on the basis of its cast while acknowledging that it is mediocre.
It never finds a way of standing on its own. There are 'okay' moments but it is mostly unfunny, feels unnecessary and, worst, sexist. It could have stood for equality, yet it prefers to do what Hollywood did for decades. "an eye for an eye..."
While nothing can compare to the original, this film does a good job of separating from the original and becoming its own great film and at the same time paying some great homages to the source material. All the haters can get fucked, these four ladies did a wonderful job and I hope there are many more to come, because at the end of the day we could use more ghostbusters no matter what equipment they have.