Ghostbusters review

The new Ghostbusters
The new Ghostbusters

The new Ghostbusters reboot has hit cinemas after months of trailer-bashing from nervous fans. It has an all-star cast of excellent comedians, and it's clear "they ain't afraid of no ghosts".

Yep, its Ghostbusters alright Jim, but not as you know it.

In case you've been living under a rock for the past year, this new Ghostbusters has an all-star cast of talented comediennes in the lead roles, with Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wigg leading the charge.

Thor trades in the hammer for the spectacles, with Chris Hemsworth playing against type and stereotype as their IQ deficient receptionist.

Our wacky ghost-loving scientists know ghosts are real even if the rest of New York City doesn't.

But with an alarming increase in apparitions and general ghostliness abounding, their growing skills and arsenal soon prove impossible to do without.

Given Hollywood studios and mainstream multiplex audiences seem more afraid of all-female cast than they are of ghosts, I love that this movie even exists.

The fact it I neither loved nor hated it comes as a big disappointment to me.

It's a top-notch cast and I love the Ghostbusters story - but the humour just didn't fire for me and neither did the nostalgia-button-pushing cameos.

Certainly not a fail, but not a scare on the original.

Three stars.

     Ghostbusters:: Director: Paul Feig:: Starring: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Michael Kenneth Williams, Andy Garcia, Ernie Hudson:: Rating: PG - Coarse language & some scenes may scare very young children:: Running Time: 116 minutes:: Release Date: July 14, 2016


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