The trailers are definitely not the most exciting I’ve ever seen, but the laughs Bridesmaids gave me proved that the opinion I already formed in my mind about this movie was right: Feig+Wiig+McCarthy = Hilariousness.
News flash, this new Ghostbusters movie will not, I repeat, WILL NOT ruin your childhood. If you go to your DVD shelf you will find your beloved classic is still there and it’s not been replaced by the new version.
Don’t get me wrong, I do hate remakes, to be precise I hate the concept of a remake. Why don’t the big brains in Hollywood come up with something new?
There’s a reboot in the making of one my childhood favorites IT, but instead of losing my shit and turning into a sexist douche on the internet I’m actually curious to see what they’re coming up with... Will IT be closer to the book version? I hope so! Will they include the children gang bang? I hope not!
Back to Ghostbusters, it is really hard not to think this is not just about hating the female cast when you see they are referred to as Ghostbitches and there are lists of an all male cast that male fans would rather see onscreen.
I was personally very excited about this. Paul Feig, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy were all part of one of the funniest movies of recent years, Bridesmaids, so naturally I expected this to be hilarious as well.
And of course I was right! To be fair the plot of the reboot is very similar to the original and has more than a few nods to it, including cameos from famous ghosts and the old cast, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson (Harold Ramis AKA Egon passed a few years ago), Annie Potts and even Sigourney Weaver have all small parts.
New and more than welcome additions to the cast that I already know and love, are funny ladies Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones that you are probably familiar with if you watch Saturday Night Live. I don’t.
Kate McKinnon is part of the most bad ass ghost fighting scene and the fact that she has a morbid sense of humor secured her a special place in my heart, I will also so lick my gun too if I ever shoot one again. Lesley Jones character is been said to be stereotypical and for that reason criticized a lot, call me naive but to me she is just hysterical on screen and during every single interview she was part of when promoting this flick.
I adore Kristen Wiig’s dorky scientist, she can do no wrong in my eyes and the crush she has for the hunky secretary will give you plenty of laughs. Melissa McCarthy starts off as a bit of a bully (of the funny kind), but quickly evolves into the leader the Ghostbusters needed. Of course I didn’t forget about the receptionist Chris Hemsworth, who is not just a nice piece of meat but delivers some of the funniest lines too.
Special effects were plentiful and amazing, but the tons of goo that especially Kristen Wiig was getting showered with was very real and apparently very hard to wash off - I’ll take her word for it.
Only small let down is a scene just before the end that I thought was campy as fuck, fortunately the last few minutes plus the extra scenes fully made up for it... I have to admit the new cover of the legendary Ghostbusters song made by Fall Out Boys and Missy Elliot is also growing on me.
So take the advices of two of the leading ladies, like Melissa McCarthy said ‘Get out of your mum’s basement and go watch the movie before you critique’ and like Lesley Jones stated ‘You gon shut up’ - and I can assure you these are not empty promises.