Rebel Scum Radio - Episode 15
Rebel Scum Radio
The reboot of Ghostbusters has been one of the most hotly debated reboots that anyone can remember with horrible trailers leading to angry rants coming from both sides as things got super heated and rumour mills ran wild.
But is the movie any good?
The new Ghostbusters face a ghost invasion of Manhattan, that leads to paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), and subway worker Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones) band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
Highlights of the film:
– The first 5 minutes which highlight the super talents of Zach Woods (the best 5 minutes in comedy of the year)
– Kate McKinnon stole the show out of the 4 Heroines – she is a superstar
– Cameos from old favourites
Lowlights of the film:
– Overuse of Chris Hemsworth
– Poor development of villain and his motivations
– Overuse of CGI
– Poor soundtrack
It’s okay, and nowhere near the train wreck described. If you are die-hard Ghostbusters fan you will not like it, if you liked the Real Ghostbusters cartoon or other Paul Feig Films you will like this film. it has similar shortcomings to other recent reboots which hark back to past too much which just reminds you that the reboot is just not as good as the original. The first 5 minutes with Zach Wood are with the price of admission alone.
Whoever was responsible for the film trailers is never to create a trailer again! All this heartache over not too much really. The film is okay … not great … but okay.