SO SO GOOD! It was funny, scary and amazing! Who can hate on this film, it's much better then everyone thought it would be, maybe better than the originals! Not a perfect movie but it is a really strong 9.
These ladies are HILARIOUS! I really enjoyed watching this. I laughed out loud a whole bunch of times and really love the actors in these particular roles. I can already see several long-term quotable lines coming from it. Chris Hemsworth was also a riot.
While it's probably technically a remake, this movie has its own original plot and its own original characters. I'm glad for that. I loved the nods to the original without (always) hitting you over the head with it. Keep an eye out for some old friends.
Having said that, the movie does drag a bit around the 2/3 mark before kind of getting its mojo back for the finale. And make sure you stick around through the credits (which go by surprisingly quickly)!
There are going to be people who will hate this no matter what. But don't pre-judge this movie based on the trailer. Give it a chance and you may laugh as hard as I did.
remake with all women.... this is gonna be crap....
Laughed 0 times, chuckled about 3 times. It was just boring from start to finish.
Wow, this is one of the worst movies I've ever seen in my life. What a waste.
There sure has been a lot of hate for this movie, especially from those who haven't even seen it. The occasional joke misses the mark and there are too many throwbacks to the original. Chris Hemsworth's character is pretty much a one joke effort and is the weakest part of the film. However, the four leads are terrific and have great comic timing. The effects are great and for once are not all CGI. There is potential for a sequel and I would welcome it.
The film is a lot of fun and will probably convert the haters if they can remove their heads from their butts. The reason the 1984 film is so iconic is because it is over 30 years old and has become a classic. Take off the rose tinted glasses and people should see that the film isn't perfect. The 2016 film doesn't fall far behind the original and will be around for a long time too - at least until the apocalypse - so sit back and enjoy it.
Cameos from all the original cast including the late Harold Ramis (check out the museum in the early scenes).
Ignore all the haters - this is the Ghostbusters movie for the 21st century we all didn't know we needed.
Sassy, irreverant, scary, and with the correct amount of hat-tipping to an old classic, you can't ask for a better re-imagining. More please. Many many more!
Just for the record, because there’s been a good deal of anticipatory blowback regarding Internet sexism when it comes to this film, I am a male. Yep, I possess a penis and a Trakt account, and I am going to review the new ’Ghostbusters’ movie. Either deal with it, or – if you think my penis somehow disqualifies me for this noble duty – I invite you to stop reading now.
I’m actually kind of embarrassed, having to write this preamble. Mostly because I think it’s amazingly ironic that the same people who are supposedly fighting for gender equity are now essentially demanding that we discount every male-penned review of this movie. But the whole situation is doubly embarrassing, because this really is a loud, unfunny, disappointing, disposable film remake for feminists to choose to plant their flag on.
The second prologue to this review is this: I’m really not a huge fan of the original ’Ghostbusters’. I was 15 when it came out, probably right smack-dab in the middle of it’s male-teen demo, but it never really clicked for me. Actually, looking back on it, the whole 1980s era of Bill Murray comedies, from, ’Caddyshack’ all the way to ’ Ghostbusters II” really does nothing for me at all. It honestly feels like these films were written by a think tank of Borscht Belt comics. I’d prefer to believe that Murray’s career began with ’ Groundhog Day’. And Dan Aykroyd’s career began and ended with ’The Blues Brothers’. But don’t get me started on Dan Aykroyd; I’m just amazed there wasn’t a Crystal Head Vodka product placement in this movie like there was in ’Pixels’. You can be sure he pushed really hard for it.
I guess, what I am saying is, I don’t think the original ’Ghostbusters’ is some sort of sacred, unalterable comedy touchstone. I am, however, somewhat disappointed that they remade it with an all-woman cast, but only as much as I would be disappointed if they remade it with an all-black cast. I just think that this film-making gimmick is hacky and overdone and indicative of a lack of creativity. Did the world need an all-black ’Honeymooners’? These remakes also tend to put women and black people in a subordinate position from the start, because they’re just retracing the steps of a movie franchise that white males originally established.
Really, why an all-female ’Ocean’s Eleven’ remake? Why go where men have already been, when you could just make a crazy-good original female heist film? I will never understand the creatively-bankrupt decision to do a gender- or race-switched remake, even if a million coked-up film producers tie me down and explain it to me.
The truth is, you can’t watch an all-female 'Ghostbusters' without constantly thinking about Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and the original gang. Especially when most of the original cast show up as cameos in the remake! (How dumb is that, by the way? Super dumb.) And, if you really think about it, the horrendously bad 2015 movie ’Pixels’ is already basically a thematic remake of the original ’Ghostbusters’, anyway. But perhaps that's a whole other essay.
As far as the 2016 ’Ghostbusters’ goes:
movie appears to be made for women, did not enjoy it. Fan of the originals only.
five words describing pure crap
I'm not sure what some of these people in the comments are talking about. This movie was garbage. It was filed with forced jokes and terrible interactions between characters. The only thing stopping it from being a 1 or 2 out of 10 were the visual effects. Some one actually said it could be better than the originals. Insane!
The main problem I have with this movie is not that it's a bad movie - although it is certainly not good. No, the huge problem I have is that it was a stupid movie to make. Nobody asked for this. Nobody ever said, you know what I wish they'd remake Ghostbusters but with women. Now I know sometimes you don't know what kind of movies you want or don't want until you see them, but in this case people KNEW right away. You do not remake movies with a cult following like Ghostbusters, Goonies, ET or Jaws. You just don't. You are setting up yourself for failure, wasting people's time and money. It's a free country and people can watch the movies they wanna watch, but this should not have been made. It's an abomination and a slap in the face for every self respecting fan of movies. It deserves every bit of ridicule and shaming it got. They were warned that this would happen when they announced it and it happened. I hope this will be a warning to Hollywood execs who think they can just hijack an idea and make some money out of past success without coming up with anything new. There are too many remakes and sequels being made, but usually they stay away from classics. Not this time and it blew up in their faces. LEAVE THE CLASSICS ALONE!
All the hate for this film is completely undeserved. Seen it today - excellent fun! Kate McKinnon kills it.
Is apparently a reboot that makes believe the others never happened. It just goes by Ghostbusters now and not Ghostbusters 3. So count me out.
amazing. beautiful. the best thing i have ever seen. iconic.
Just terrible. I would mark 0 hearts if i could
No no no and no. Lamest movie I've ever seen and I have seen a lot. Dont waste your time!
That's what a feminist movie looks like!
One of the worst and stupid "never asked for" remakes ever made. Another movie which takes part on the lefist agenda.
Astonishing how positive most of these comments here are while the overall rating is only at 68% at the time of writing these lines (not that bad, but not that good either). I see some obviously blind praise without any arguments backing it up.It didn't have that much misandry, or I expected just too much from comments I read/heard, mentioning and discussing the "best" issues already. Although, I tend to not analyze every little sideblow and let some inappropriate jokes slide. But objectively spoken it wasn't a good movie if you see past the issues the trailer and cast raised months ago. Intentional provocation for better marketing and media coverage (and it sadly worked). It still had certain misandry aspects and scenes that are problematic. But that's how it goes these days.
Let's condemn sexism towards women for decades, fight for equality until the majority is on the same page, then the toxic new generation of feminists arise, burn all previous work down to the ground and simply reverse the sexism what is supposed to be totally okay. Just as it is totally okay to classify each and every criticism as "it's not about you[men] anymore", implying everyone criticising the movie is male to begin with, or implying there aren't strong female characters here and there already, doing it much, much better than this Ghostbusters. While the counter "arguments" are like "man up", "you're sexist if you don't like it", "you are just a hater anyway" and similar. All while women are pressured to like this movie because, well, it's an all female cast, you have to like and support it! No matter what. The irony in this is hilarious and really sad at the same time. Cinemassacre's greeting and while I'm at it: Comic Book Girl 19 and Alachia Queen on Youtube raise interesting points and I feel inclined to stress that they are females. So their opinion might be - for some - more valid than mine, because sadly I've got a penis. (*gasp!*)
But I digress, the movie itself is terrible, it's highly unfunny, sexist towards women and men, mildly racist and most of all incredibly boring throughout with a recurring Bill Murray, while he isn't really recurring. But the latter was known, the movie was said to ignore the previous movies, so Murray is playing another rather unimportant character and is only a notch to fans of the previous movies, nothing more. Very disappointing.The CGI effects aren't the worst (overall) but for 2016 mediocre at best. Dialogues are dragging for way too long at times, when the Ghostbusters were called in to talk to "the man" for example, the movie lost my attention for several minutes. Something that rarely happens. Mostly the dialogues are simply stupid to avoid silence/only exist to create noise. It feels like there's no real plot, nothing seems relevant with what happens in this movie and I don't "feel" the sense of it, there's no point in it.The character Holtzmann was tedious and annoying to watch. Some could also say McCarthy is playing the same character in all movies she's appearing in and they might be right, there's no great difference as I can see it, but I like her in most movies (Spy was very entertaining). I have no particular issue with her character here but I wouldn't say she was any good either.Still, most of the issues this movie has have only indirectly to do with the female cast and come mainly from the terrible, terrible script.
The plot thing, dialogues and Holtzmann are probably my biggest gripes with this movie and Hemsworth as the embodiment of misandry this movie has to offer (+the villain, but that one possesses his body for some time, soo...). An all female cast is just as interesting as an all male cast: not really, it's boring writing (exceptions apply).While I dislike a forced diverse group to not attract any kind of "haters" just as much as an all-x-gender-cast, I'd preferred it if there would have been more variety in characters and a somewhat greater care and respect for all the characters that were actually there. Variety gives a writer more possibilities to write a good story but no one had this in mind for this movie, apparently. Perhaps because the involved decisionmakers knew this movie is bad?
The only entertaining thing this movie has/had to offer is what happened around it. What was shamelessly done to boost media coverage and how it on one hand wastes an opportunity and on the other exploits so-called "equality" on the backs of everyone who wants equality ("gender war" as Comic Book Girl says it). Generally, this movie isn't really worth all the controversy, because the movie itself has no relevance and will either be forgotten quickly or be another example for terrible reboots that get ruined because of money and money only.
I prefer my media to be without prejudice against a specific gender to push an agenda, be it money or superiority over the other gender. Good shows/movies that do something for equality treat every character no matter their gender, sex, religious beliefes, etc. with respect. Ghostbusters (2016) does not.If you want realistically strong female leads, "empowering" women, while no one is insulted for their gender, watch and support shows like iZombie, or The 100. Not this money agenda driven movie that wants us to insult each other over the wrong issues to create buzz.
[Comic Book Girl 19](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn_vAcFGTJU)[Alachia Queen](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJ0_Ke1-mYA)
Update: Saw the movie. It wasn't that bad. This movie is geared towards women to enjoy. It is a chick flick. It was cute and funny. I enjoyed it!
Why are there so many bad ratings when the movie isn't even out yet? I'll hold off my rating until I have seen it.
About as funny as plain oatmeal. If people didn't make some massive issue over hating/loving this movie it would have been released, pulled in mediocre numbers, and then been forgotten fairly quickly. The absymal writing killed this movie, not the women acting it out.
It's ironic how people who will complain about other people/feminists/boogymen being offended will also get super offended at a nutshot joke. This was a poorly-written paint-by-numbers remake with a mostly female cast.
Also, people don't really understand that Hemsworth's character was a parody of countless other movies/tv shows with a dumb bimbo secretary.
What a terrible reboot of a classic. For a comedy it wasn't funny at all. The jokes were forced, the acting terrible. It was sexist, predictable, and just a complete waste of time. And I still have no idea where the main bad guy came from and what he wanted to do. This movie is on par with the new Independence Day movie, which was even worse (can you imagine?)
There is a reason why I don't write movies, it is because it would result in movies like this.
Poor sense of humor.They tried too much to make it funny...Somehow it feels that they tried to lampoon every single dialogue.It cant work that way.Thats how I see it.I just chuckled a few times and thats that.I give it a 4 (hardly a 5 if I was in better mood)for the visual effects and the nostalgic theme song.
The good things:- Chris Hemsworth- Kate McKinnon
The bad things:- Everything else
This movie was great fun! I didn't know what to expect, but I decided to ignore all the negativity and go in without any expectations. The first scene in the haunted mansion gave me goosebumps, and had me pretty scared. After that it was all good fun, with lovable characters, great cameos, and awesome CGI and color keys. I loved Patty the most, I was afraid they would make her the token angry black woman, and I hate when that stuff happens, but despite knowing little about her - and about McKinnon's character - she grew on me the fastest. She was kind, funny, and appreciated. I plan on seeing this movie again very soon!
Like everyone that's seen it, this movie is much better than the haters would have you believe. My expectations were very low, just based on the trailer, however it seems all the worst moments were actually shown in the trailer.
Movie stands on it's own merits, not better than the original but a very decent modernization of a classic. Solid acting, well written, some of the best "3D" effects I've seen on screen, Hemsworth was a lot funnier than expected.
Ultimately it's a movie I'll say go and watch yourself rather than listen to the haters that have ranked it super low before they have even seen it.
For me it felt like they were trying way to hard to be funny and it felt forced.Reading the reviews made me feel a bit insecure... I must have a bad taste in humor since i didn't laugh once!Awful acting, no chemistry, poor script and terrible editing, it seemed rushed!Some visual effects were looking awesome, and that was actually one of the few reasons I kept watching.In the original I adored the Marshmallow Man and I was glad to see him back in this movie.Overall a very disappointing reboot that feels like a cheap politically motivated Hollywood cash in.What a waste of an opportunity to make at least a reasonable modernized version of a great movie.The original is so much better!
People must really love stereotypical, and nonsensical humor.
to all the guys who are talking nonsense things about the movie: it didn't destroyed your childhood, it destroyed your manhooddeal with that, not everything is about your stupid asses anymore
Loved it! Also love that it's making so many grown men uncomfortable. Wow. Getting uncomfortable when something isn't about you (for once), talk about petty as hell. Grow up.
75% good reviews make Ghostbusters probably the most overrated film of the year. The movie just wasn't as memorable as the original. I think Ghostbusters got so many good reviews just to shut up people who said a Ghostbusters reboot starring only women was a bad idea. Or someone is in denial that it was better than it was.I can't even say Ghostbusters proves what Paul Feig wanted it to. Sorry but I only laughed hard during any Chris Hemsworth secretary scene. Hell, I even can say my 13 year old niece just laughed hard during his scenes. Especially when he showed a picture of the 711 logo saying that should be the Ghostbusters logo, for instance. He was perfectly stupid and that worked at least.Kristen Wiig is just playing the dopely dry humored character she always plays. She gets slimed many times but none of those scenes are as funny as when Bill Murray got slimed once in the original. Melissa McCarthy is just a brainy version of the feisty character she always plays. Kate McKinnon is trying something different at least rather than just phoning it in. I am not too sure what she was going for but it was kind of entertaining at least. While Leslie Jones is basically just loud.The original was full of quick sharp dialogue. Paul Feig's Ghostbusters lacks that even. Since a lot of the dialogue is the characters blabbing back and forth with dragged on conversations and jokes. Rather than the cast taking turns with funny one liners like the original cast. These ladies seem to never let up with competing on who's funnier. None of the cameos of the original stars were even too memorable either.Paul Feig at least showed us Chris Hemsworth is funny since he got all the best lines. Feig didn't write anything too great for the women to say. Yet, they're who the movie was supposed to show off the talents of. As for the CGI, it looked like it was stolen from Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.” I think the villain might have fit in a Scooby Doo movie better as well.When the villain makes the dude in the painting from Ghostbusters 2 look like a great villain, something is wrong. Spoiler Warning: Bill Murray as a Walter Peck like jerk who doesn't believe in ghosts is who had potential to make a good main villain. Unfortunately there wasn't enough Bill Murray.The problem with films like Ghostbusters today is that it changes how we're used to characters being for 30 yrs. Sony especially pretty much says a lot "this is how a character is written now, deal with it." Forcing bad ideas on people will always cause controversy.
[5.8/10] Your childhood remains intact. Despite all the hand-wringing, hue and cry, and latent misogyny involved at every turn since the prospect of a female-fronted Ghostbusters reboot emerged, the end result does no harm to its 1984 predecessor. It is thoroughly fine at its worst, has its amusing stretches, and if anything, takes too much care in honoring and referencing all of the most recognizable elements of the original film.
But it’s also a widely unremarkable, middle-of-the-road studio comedy that would have otherwise risen and fallen without fanfare were it not for the everpresent specter of marketable IP and the ensuing manbaby revolt that followed. 2016’s Ghostbusters (or Ghostbusters: Answer the Call as it was rebranded on video) is an adequate, mostly forgettable flick, whose problems have nothing to do with either the brand name it adopted or the gender of its main characters.
Instead, Answer the Call stumbles by offering too shaggy a tale without strong or consistent enough humor to support the places where its narrative and pacing starts to sag. The plot of the film sees Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig), a lapsed ghosthunter re-teaming with estranged pal and true believer Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) and her gizmo-inventing second Jillian Holtzman (Kate McKinnon) once they finally get a bead on some real ghosts. Along the way, they add Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), who offers an encyclopedic knowledge of New York City, to the group and a new quartet of Ghostbusters is born.
The four of them gain notoriety in New York for busting spooks at locales as varied as stuffy historical houses and raucous rock concerts. That brings them to the attention of the mayor’s office, which privately thanks them but publicly decries them as frauds, and also puts them in the crosshairs of Rowan, a creep who’s involved with each ghostly appearance and laments his history of bullying.
The plot is loose and rarely attended to, which is fine for a comedy. The film pays some half-hearted lip service to the notion of Erin and Abby becoming estranged when no one believed their ghost stories, and one retreated from their ghostly claims while the other doubled down, but it’s scant and generally unaffecting. Instead, Ghostbusters is essentially a loose connection of sketches around a specter-centric theme that don’t so much progress as roll into one another.
Again, that’s not an issue in and of itself. Lord knows that the 1984 film was far from a tightly-plotted master class in nimble storytelling. But if the progression of events isn’t going to power your movie and keep the audience on board from scene-to-scene, then your humor has to carry the load, and Answer the Call isn’t up to that challenge.
Most of the humor in 2016’s Ghostbusters is broad and loud and occasionally gross. Despite (or maybe because of) having the talented Melissa McCarthy on board, the film defaults to corny slapstick humor, whether it involves Abby being bounced around an alley by the latest bit of tech, or briefly possessed and sent into fisticuffs by an evil ghost, or squished by a malevolent parade balloon. And while McCarthy brings some good laughs in the person-to-person scenes with less of those theatrics, Wiig is a vacuum of charisma as the film’s (relative) straight man, reduced to being continually covered in slime or awkwardly hitting on the Ghostbusters’ secretary, Kevin (Chris Hemsworth), in a vain attempt to generate yuks.
And Kevin is really the posterboy for the film’s middling sense of humor. He’s a surprisingly big part of the film, and the only joke Ghostbusters can up with about the character are variations on the same, TGIF sitcom-level “he’s really dumb” gag. That’s par for the course in this movie, where few, if any, of the jokes have layers. Instead, it almost always goes for the easiest, plainest gag.
That’s not helped by how lumpy the film’s editing and pacing is. There’s something to be said for preserving the improvisational atmosphere of a particular moment in comedy, but scene after scene in Ghostbusters just goes on forever, without any of the tight editing necessary to make sure the jokes don’t wear out their welcome. There’s a slack vibe to the movie, one where the funny moments are surrounded by too much flab to really hit with the force they should.
The saving grace in the comedy department is the three current Saturday Night Live cast members. Kate McKinnon steals every scene she’s in, between her silly dances and her affectionate technobabble for her latest inventions. Jones is extraverted as usual, but lands some of the movie’s best lines and asides. And Cecily Strong plays one of the mayor’s advisors, whose ability to politely encourage the Ghostbusters in private but condescendingly slag them in public becomes hilarious with Strong’s delivery.
Oddly enough, despite the greater focus on humor, the film manages to better in terms of action than comedy. While the compositing is a little off and obvious in places, the movie presents some creative and creepy-looking ghosts, and one of the film’s most enjoyable sequences features the Ghostbusters doing battle with a veritable horde of them. However much it falters in other places, Ghostbusters has a fun aesthetic, with colorful, neon hues on the purple-blue-green spectrum and enough smoke and mirrors to make the atmosphere spooky without veering too much into creepy, that makes the more kinetic scenes stand out.
There’s just not enough in the film to keep you hooked for through its logy, two-hour and fifteen-minute runtime. There’s beaucoup winks and nods at the franchise’s past trademarks, and signature bits and plenty of creative ghouls to do battle with. But there’s also a distinct lack of momentum, too many attempts to fill the dead air with gags that have a middling-at-best batting average, and a cast of talented performers who never quite jell.
Rest assured, the bones of the 1980s ghostbusting films remained undisturbed. There are worse ways to spend a couple of hours at the theater than 2016’s Ghostbusters, and in the final tally, the movie is more forgettable than bad. But strip away the baggage that Answer the Call was unfairly saddled with, and you’re left with a middling remake, without enough verve or laughs to make it more than just another piece of generic studio entertainment that’s not worth getting excited about one way or another.
Every member of the main cast here is a comedian, so why the fuck did they get involved in a remake of Ghostbusters? In Hollywood nothing is sacred I suppose, but it is still surprising that anyone was keen to get on board with this stinker of a script. Then again looking at the budget, it looks like some decent salaries were in play; maybe getting paid a few million makes shitting on one of the most beloved films of all time an easier pill to swallow.
If you’re familiar with the world of bullshit then this is pretty much what you’d expect from a 2016 remake of Ghostbusters. Big name cast, good production value, some ‘funny’ nods to the original (particularly painful in this case), flat jokes and a lazy, careless plot.
This is far from a dire film, but it’s so uninspired that it constantly makes you want to stop the tape and watch the original. Please stop this madness.
WOW ... so that was horrendous!
This movie was a huge disappointment! The only positive thing I can say about it is that the special effects where not half bad. The movie itself was childish, unfunny, unintelligent and generally really bad.
Some reviews giving this movie 9 or 10 stars (which is just ludicrous) are saying that people cannot handle the feminism in the movie. What feminism? Replacing the original actors with women is not feminism as far as I am concerned and anyway, if you care about such things should it not have been two women and two men to be politically correct? Also, the supposedly intelligent women in this movie behave in a typical old-fashioned Hollywood stereotype of women way. They are mostly downright silly. If I were a feminist I would actually have been insulted by this movie.
Then we have the male clerk that is dummer than a piece of rock. If someone had stacked four supposedly intelligent men and a single blond bimbo that is totally devoid of any trace of intelligence together in a movie the social justice warriors would have cried foul so loud that you could hear it across the planet. But since it is four women and a stupid male it is okay (not really). It is even feminism according to some people. What a load of bollocks.
There is actually a story in the movie although it is well hidden under the silly jokes and silly behavior. It is paper thin and rather silly in itself but it could have worked if the rest of the movie was up to snuff but sadly it is not.
As I wrote above the only good thing about this movie is the special effects. The few scenes that I actually enjoyed was during the big shoot out at the end which had some cool moments. I especially liked when Jillian pulls a pair of pistols out of her Ghostbuster suit and goes on a ghost killing spray.
Apart from that this movie is best forgotten
Worst movie ever! Awful remake. Not funny
The only good thing about this movie is the credits....
Ok the cameo apperances were a nice touch.
This really kicked ass! I totally loved this funny movie, and I die for Kate McKinnon's character and performance.
I was cautiously optimistic about this going in but it met expectations and more. Funnier than I thought it would be and a great job mixing old and new. Also the cameos were fun and the best one in the bunch is not the one you'd expect. It's not a full 5 stars because stupid nitpicking issues that I can ignore when I'm yukking it up like unnecessary GH green screen and franchise setups. But a great time.
That was a fun experience, lots of laughs. Looking forward to more (hopefully)
An easily forgettable movie with a great and talented cast (easily the best thing of the film). Don't listen to the trolls out there, watch it, enjoy it, and move on to the next thing
If I could rate it 0(zero) I would...but the 1 that I did give it was for Hemsworth and him alone....
I always wished the original was longer. This movie shows why it was good that it wasn't. The jokes are dragged on here. There's not just one slime scene, there's many. Them fired in the original was short and sweet. Here they have an immature boss who tells them off in all different unfunny ways. While everyone wants to be Dr. Vankman and be the one who gets the laughs. Which makes it easy for Chris Hemsworth to steal the show because he's not trying as hard and is naturally funny as Kevin, their secretary. Thank god, this didn't make enough money for a sequel. Since Paul Feig doesn't even get what made the original good.
It was ok. I expected more. Loved the character of Chris Hemsworth. I am surprised that he actually agreed to play in the movie. I did not find it funny. I think they should have cast male actors. Maybe it is just me, but i am used to see four guys and through the whole movie I had this feeling the girls just could not fit. Anyway the movie is not that bad at all, but you know what will happen after the first 15 minutes.
This movie needs a laugh track to tell us when the funny parts are. MY VAGINA! (please clap). The fat actress jokes about food the whole movie. What a shocker.
One of the most stupid and unfunny movie ever seen before. As told Tray Parker / Eric Cartman after watched this movie: "girls are not funny at all"
I loved this movie! I watched the original for the first time recently and I couldn't understand the love for it. This new remake suits my humour much more and I highly enjoyed it! And since I watched the original I could get all the references to the original. That being said, Kate McKinnon was my favourite in this movie. Her character is so funny! I would definitely rewatch this given the chance.
Horrible looking actresses playing main characters and sexist humor. For me it's too much and it's still impersonating a nice movie that was original.
One of the best movies I've seen this year. Fuck you Haters this is a very good movie
I bought the Extended Edition hoping for more ghostbusting related scenes. However, the middle has even less ghost related scenes though. That's where I am coming from and I can't say the film isn't a very good Ghostbusters movie without being called sexist.Just too many of the jokes had absolutely nothing to do with what the film should actually be about....catching ghosts. I mean I also get told, you have to move on from the original and be open minded about this film. Yeah, I was and as a Ghostbusters film, it's a pretty weak one until the city scene in the end. By the city scene in the end though, I forgot what I was watching was supposed to actually be a Ghostbusters movie. Even if seeing Slimer was a slight reminder.
Could have been much more better.
Good thing they did enjoyed making it, so it wasn't complete waste of time on their end. Could not say the same for myself.
Omg... Im going to be "that guy"... THIS MOVIE RAPED MY CHILDHOOD!!!
Well, it's an entertaining and funny comedy, with a good cast. The story builds up slowly until it reaches a point of no return and the stakes are high. About my only complain are the damn cameos. Every ten or so minutes, there was a cameo or a nod to the previous movies, and it was so damn distracting. This movie stands on its own, and doesn't need those tricks to lure the fans. I don't know if the film with make any profit at all for the studio in the end, but I'm willing to watch it again when it gets to Netflix.
This was HILARIOUS. New fans of the franchise will have no problem keeping up but there are also a lot of nods/references for the older fans.
Loved it! Great bit of light hearted fun and the girls are hilarious! of course it isn't going to be the same as the original as that's a cult classic but I loved the story line and how they incorporated in the actors from the original and a few of the lines! A good few laugh out loud moments in there too!
overall I'd give it an 8/10
The film is good in the most and has a number of small laughs but nothing outstanding, the CGI really kicks up the fun and it's got a real feel good factor about the whole thing.
The Colours are so vivid and beautiful throughout all the CGI scenes and really add to the stunning look of the effects certainly in the first section of the main scene.
In particular I enjoyed the cameos, references and easter eggs.It's great to see the firehouse included and of course the main cameo comes from Bill Murray who has more than just a small pop up in the movie. I have to say my favourite cameo did come from Dan Aykroyd in the Taxi as he says 'I ain't afraid of no ghost'.
I'll rewatch this one for sure and it could possibly be a reboot I approve of although not as great as the first it certainly has its merits, well worth a trip down to the cinema to check out
Well i expect nothing more or less than cancer.
Ghostbusters, re-imagined with 4 women? Magic! It's funny, well made and simply fun. Reminds me a lot of Baywatch in terms of style, neither take themselves too seriously!
I was not really a fan of the Ghostbusters so I never felt the need to watch this movie – in addition I like the idea of women playing the group but I was afraid with actors like Melissa McCarthy or Leslie Jones which I don't necessarily enjoy on screen, that it would be really bad. I have to admit that I was wrong and the movie was quite enjoyable. Most jokes were funny and I especially like that there's guest cameos of both the dead and living. Chris Hemsworth's character was a bit too annoying to be honest but in general the effects were amazing and acting was quite good as well.
why did I watch this?
This movie was super funny and all the ladies had really great chemistry! There were some parts that were kinda dull and I wish that the bad guy, Rowan, got more character development, but otherwise I thought it was a super fun movie. I really enjoyed all the characters (even Kevin) and I'm excited to see them in another GB movie (if that ever happens!).
it was a nice movie if you never seen the first ghostbusters. story with some twist little different than before.So for the younger people e oke I think
Awesome remake! And I love love love seeing a strong chick movie! Funny, gorgeous, strong women! Great story with really really good special effects!
Surprise how much I would enjoy this film, I thought it would be just okay.
Pretty decent considering I went in with low expectations...cameos totally made the movie worth watching also...except Vince Clortho...he was too busy filming Honey, I shrunk my nads
I can agree with that a remake of this movie was not really something needed. That said, this movie got a lot un unfair hate even before anyone had watched it. It didn´t matter that the original cast supported the movie, lots of people hated it just becaue it had a female cast.
It´s not a great movie, but it works. It´s fun and entertaining (sometimes they try too hard to be funny though), even scary for kids.
I approached this movie expecting nothing. I wanted a pure 'session of fun' and wasn't disappointed. If you don't take any of it seriously it's actually a funny movie with excellent special effects.
It really cheered up my weekend, exactly what I wanted.
Chris Hemsworth is for me the run away 'star' of the film, particularly when he is possessed; that was just class
not a very good movie if there is a part two ✌ the franchise will be through
totally NINJA!!! Pretty hilarious, just amazing!!! I dare to say that this Gostbusters it is even better than the original!!! These girls ROCKS!!! Literally, oh boy I wish more!!! ;)
After all the hate around it, I was worried it was going to be just an average movie that was harmed by it's (incomprehensible to me) controversy. Having seen it, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. The film is funny and entertaining with great jokes. Many scenes seem to actually be the characters responding to all the rants and hatred, and they work great. I don't know it they are meant to be read that way, but it's better that way. The characters are charming and likeable although Kevin seemed to me a bit too stupid; some of the jokes made in his behalf are just too much and they land flat, IMHO (Really? He doesn't know how to answer the phone?). The movie also kind of falls apart near the end when it tries to pull off some action movie tropes that don't really fit very well.
But all in all, it's a great, funny movie that people should see.
Also, WTF is all this about being a movie for women? I don't see it. Just because the main protagonists are women doesn't mean that it's catered to them. There's nothing in this movie that can't be universally enjoyed.
Nice, thats all. Dont think its the same,but nice.
explain to me why the ghost at the end was so powerful compared to the others.
thumbs down plot was trash
Most funny movie I saw this fucking year.
Pretty good movie, no it's not the same as the original, I think it was ultimately lighter than the original, but you know what? Who cares? It is its own thing, swimming in creative liberty and that's okay. It is a movie that is fun for the whole family. My one year old watched the whole thing, something unheard of for his impossibly small attention span.
And it sorta figures that most of my replies that are hostile towards me are all from women... XD I feel so honored for all the compliments!!! ^_^
Well i'm a reasonable man and i will not get nostalgic about the original but it was a fair movie, i laughed at some part and the cameos were do justice for all of them. I don't understand the bashing from the people. Good try and enjoyable flick. For me Kate McKinnon stole the spotlight with her comedy.
Did you guys watched "This is not ghostbusters"? Well that is not ghostbusters either.
It was funny, but that's all. Not quite good, not very bad. Just a nice movie to see without thinking to much.
Really good movie and funny!!!