Physics-spouting cerebral women rush in where men fear to tread. Mention a
ghost sighting and off they go to scientifically prove that ghosts do exist.
Erin Gilbert who seriously seeks to be accepted in academics as a Physics
expert finds herself unwittingly back with old ghostbusting partner Abigail who
hasn't given up on her research. Armed with new partner Jillian's guns and
ammunition, the trio is ready to take on the ghosts of New York City.
In a wacky
and witty role reversal, they hire a male version of the dumb blonde
receptionist. Hunk Kevin is hired purely for how he looks, never mind if he
makes yucky coffee, lets the phone keep ringing, goes off on long lunch breaks
and would rather admire his own photographs than pass on important messages to
foursome is soon joined for the mandatory black face by Patty from the metro
station who encountered a ghost on the rail tracks.
of three brainy women, one Himbo and one black who doesn't have a clue about
Physics, is a premise for a load of fun. And writer-director Paul Feig along
with co-writer Katie Dippold milks it for a mad ride through New York City that
suddenly seems overrun by ghosts.
there's a conspiracy brewing. And there's a disbelieving Mayor who plays
politics amidst the chaos. Plus a sprinkling of
professional debunkers who want to prove that the Ghostbusters are a bunch of
fake, crazy girls on the loose.
sci-fi, you have to suspend logic and watch Times Square full of ghosts and buildings
being crunched. But if you're in the mood for humour and brainy, ballsy girls, Ghostbusters provides it non-stop.
Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and of course Chris
Hemsworth keep it rollicking. And Andy Garcia as the Mayor of NYC, is smooth
For a film
that's spirited in more ways than one, Ghostbusters
gets a 3* rating.
Journalist & Author