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7.18.2016

Let's Go To The Movies - Ghostbusters

I got out over the weekend to see Ghostbusters!

Professor of Particle Physics, Erin Gilbert (Kristin Wiig) is fast on her university's tenure track when circumstances reunite her with her childhood friend, and paranormal enthusiast, Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy). When ghost sightings start popping up all over New York City, Erin and Abby, along with nuclear engineer, Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), and subway worker, Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), join forces to stop the growing ghostly threat.

Loved it!

Seriously, this was by far the best comedy I have seen in ages. Notice I didn't say "female" comedy, because that's not what this was. This was just a comedy that happened to star females; and it was a really good one. This was not the man-bashing in your face reply to the sexist society we live in that I was expecting based on the comments and fears that I continually read about online since word of this all-female revival was announced. They did right by the original, all the while, creating an outstanding film that easily can stand alone. By focusing on smart and strong people, as well as the power of friendship, Ghostbusters completely reinvented itself. Kate McKinnon completely stole the film; followed closely by Chris Hemsworth (who knew he could be so funny?) My only complaint, and it's a small one, was that they maybe gave too many nods to the original film. All the original ghostbusters made cameos, as well as Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts. We saw Slimer, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and more. It didn't necessarily detract from the film, but after a while, I was like, "Okay, we get it. This is a remake of a beloved 80's classic." Some viewers probably loved it, but honestly, it wasn't needed. This Ghostbusters was straight up entertainment and fun for all ages.

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