A long time ago, I believe I watched the original Ghostbusters film, but to be honest it has been so long ago that I barely remembered it. Going into watching this version of the story I was wondering if it was going to be a different verse, or a continuation or otherwise how it would relate to the original. The answer was its a whole different universe from the originals, but the actors who were in the original who were still living all make some brief appearances in the film.
I found it hilarious at times, and some random actors showed up that I wasn’t expecting like CHarles Dance (aka Tywin Lannister) and Ed Begley jr who plays another Ed Jr.. Chris Hemsworth’s Kevin was also a hilarious take on the dumb secretary trope. The cast as a whole was excellent, and the cameos of the original actors were interesting. The longest appearance was by Bill Murray who plays a critic of the ghostbusters who thinks they are making it all up.
For the most part I enjoyed it, though there were one or two times a joke went on too long, and the credits were over done a little. Also the theme music appeared more in the trailer then perhaps it did in the actual movie. The soundtrack in general was a little less then what I was expecting.
Considering one of the larger complains I heard prior to watching was that the cast was all female, I don’t think gender had an any effect on the quality of this film. The cast did an excellent job
So my grade for this movie is a B+. I’m definately planning on adding it to my collection at some point and I do hope that they get the sequel that they wanted.