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Monday, July 18, 2016

Ghostbusters (2016): Movie Review

By:Matt Suzara

Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig), is a physics professor on the verge of tenure who is terrified when her old book about paranormal studies surfaces online. It made her visit her co-author and former colleague Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) and ask if she could bring the book down. However, Abby is not giving up on what they have started and found a new partner in Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon). Soon Abby agrees to take down the book but made a deal with Erin to accompany them to a haunted historic mansion. When their visit shows sightings of a ghost spirit, it made Erin to rekindle her friendship with Abby and continue the passion they started a long time ago.

A Ghostbusters reboot was not really welcome for many and replacing the members with an all-female group also has raised some eyebrows online. However, with the film simply paying homage to the original flick; it turned out pretty enjoyable throughout. Director Paul Feig also gave tributes to the original leads as a lot of its stars appeared for a cameo role and even dedicated the film to the late Harold Ramis who passed away in 2014. 

The film is just full of energy and backed up with tremendous visuals to make it look spectacular on the screen. It is best to be seen in 3D to experience the full effect, especially on the final sequences. The jokes are sometimes a bit off cue but a lot of them were totally hilarious, mostly when Chris Hemsworth shows his effective comedy talent.

The casts are clearly just having a lot of fun while doing their roles. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones proves that they co-exist to make the entire thing work. Their chemistry bonds them together and proved that four women can actually save the day and slap their haters one by one. Chris Hemsworth is also a key addition to the crew and easily generates the laughs out of his character.

Overall, Ghostbusters is a slick, colorful and lively reboot that will be a delightful treat to this generation. It wouldn't surpass the classic original film, but it sure can deliver a two-hour pleasure of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 8 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones

Directed by: Paul Feig
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures PH
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide


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