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Ghostbusters is a reboot to the original 1984 horror comedy movie where a group of men have the task of exterminating ghosts in New York City. This time around, the ghost fighters are 4 women, three scientists and a sidekick.
This is a very funny new take on a classic movie; it is not a sequel but a reboot to the original. The story and plot is simple, straight forward and not complicated. Like the original, the lady Ghostbusters were not taken seriously until the city needed their help with ghosts who are being brought from the “other side” by somebody who has an ax to grind with society.
The women Ghostbusters are funny with great chemistry but Kate McKinnon stole the show which I think made the movie enjoyable to watch and Chris Hemsworth seemed to enjoy himself. Melissa McCarthy is also funny minus her trademark brand of crude comedy. There were cameo roles from the original movie with Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver.
There were references to the original but very subtle and not overwhelming. Overall, the movie is funny, well written and with great chemistry among the cast. Being a comedy, the plot is not complex and the pacing is fast and no dull moment and they kept the movie loyal to the original.
It stars Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates, Kristen Wiig as Erin Gilbert, Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann, Leslie Jones as Patty Tolan and Chris Hemsworth as the assistant Kevin. Cameo roles by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver. Written by Paul Feig and Katie Dippold and directed by Paul Feig.
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