Movie Review #9367
Yet another reboot that could be entitled Ghostbusters Reslimed except they shouldn't have bothered with the slime. Basing it’s outplay on the 1984 original although totally devoid of any of its charm, it hat tips in all directions but has no real direction of its own.
The Ghostbusters are this time female with current flavour Melissa McCarthy running alongside Kirsten Wiig in the lead roles + another Hemsworth turns up as the girl's eye candy. There's no Sigourney Weaver or Rick Moranis equivalents unless you count Hemsworth & the bad dude this time is a disgruntled janitor rather than a demi-god.
Even the mayor’s office is diluted down to a mere irritation & there's no real skulduggery anywhere just a plethora of ghosts darting this way & that all around New York. Cameos from originals Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Ernie Hudson & Sigourney Weaver provide some light respite from the tedium but all in all, all I can say is they shouldn't have bothered.
Now if they'd CGI'd Harold Ramis in as one of the ghosts that would have been something but this two hours of basic drivel left me thinking I should have gone to see the latest Ice Age instead.
I'm a movie nut from way back with my first ever being The Hallelujah Trail from 1964. Ever since, I've been mesmerized by the giant screen, and the darkness that went on forever. Despite the infernally uncomfortable seats, (plus having to stand for God Save the Queen), I've been enticed ever since to duck into a theatre whenever I can for a few hours of escapism.