Star Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Neil Casey and Cecily Strong
Director: Paul Fieg
Producer: Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal
Claps For: Performances, Humour and Direction
Slaps For: Nothing
What’s New: It’s time for the women to save the world, while Mr. Thor just walks around spreading his charm!
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Plot: Paranormal researcher Abby Yates and physicist Erin Gilbert write a book regarding the existence of ghosts. However Gilbert distances herself from the research after the book’s failure; while Yates continues her studies with Jillian Holtzmann.
Things take a turn when Gilbert meets Yates again, and they witness as well as capture on the camera a malevolent ghost. This leads to situations that bring the two back together, as they decide to open the ‘Conductors of Metaphysical Examination’ along with Holtzman and Patty Tolan in order to study and capture ghosts.
Performances: The cast is what makes ‘Ghostbusters’ a complete delight to watch.
Chris Hemsworth steals the show as the beefcake secretary! He is wonderful, charming, and will leave you asking for more and more. He is to ‘Ghostbusters’, what Jason Statham was to Fieg’s previous year release ‘Spy’.
Paul’s favorites Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig are back into their comfort zone and deliver what exactly was expected from the two. Needless to say, they are fun to watch!
While Kate McKinnon lets her action do the talking, Leslie Jones impresses with the ease with which she cracks a few racial jokes.
Direction: What works for the film is Fieg’s direction and the way he handles the reboot giving it his own touch without letting go the essence of the original ones.
Coupled with a number of cameos here and there, the frequent gags will surely make you laugh...or least, bring a smile on your face! Thankfully, the director does not rely much on the visual effects and lets his characters ans simple plot do the talking.
For the trollers out there- there’s seriously nothing to hate about this flick. Infact, it doesn’t even matter whether the ‘Ghostbusters’ are men or women after a point of time.
And even though it is not something that would leave a long-lasing impression like the previous ‘Ghostbusters’ did, it would be safe to say that the movie does what it’s meant to do- Entertain.
Combo-On-Offer: Humour + Drama
Verdict: We give ‘Ghostbusters’ CLAPS for being a funny and light-hearted entertainer along with wonderful performances.