Ghostbusters (2016)

This was a film I was looking forward to, as well as kind of dreading. I didn’t really think the original film needed updating, it is fine as it is, even the CG back then was pretty adequate if I remember correctly, but with an all female main cast I thought it might be worthwhile.

As it turned out it is a very mixed bag. The cast were all fine, especially Chris Hemsworth who was the funniest of all despite little screen time. All of the actresses were fine in their parts, with Melissa Ann McCarthy the funniest of the four. And the cameos by Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, and Ernie Hudson were all well done.

Unfortunately though a lot of it just fell flat, especially some of the attempts at humour which didn’t raise much more than a smirk, or were eyebrow raising at times. It also seemed a bit cobbled together at times, but it was very slickly made. The story followed the original just a bit too much, and it didn’t introduce anything much new except for a few new ghost-busting gadgets.

And the final battle scene just a bit tedious, I was just waiting for it to end. And of course we were left with a hint of things to come in the inevitable sequel.

It wasn’t terrible, but it could have been better, but I am not sure how. Perhaps some sharks would have helped.

Date watched: March 10th
Score: 6.5/10
Film count 2018: 21

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