As most people know. Ghostbusters is a comedy classic. Iconic actors/comedians from Saturday night live crushed their roles and made this classic it is today. You know the story - these Scientist research the existence of ghost in the city that is being reported every where and they go out and start Ghost busting. Until they run into the all mighty Gozer the Gozerian. The movie has great lines and was entertaining all around. The songs, and images has last and the minds of many to this day. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver, and Ernie Hudson were the main characters on this comedy classic.
This brings me to Ghostbusters 2016.
Paranormal researcher Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) and physicist Erin Gilbert are trying to prove that ghosts exist in modern society. When strange apparitions appear in Manhattan, Gilbert and Yates turn to engineer Jillian Holtzmann for help. Also joining the team is Patty Tolan, a lifelong New Yorker who knows the city inside and out. Armed with proton packs and plenty of attitude, the four women prepare for an epic battle as more than 1,000 mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square.
Nice summary, but this movie came out with lots of controversy about women reversing the role for this movie as well as Leslie Jones being cast as a non scientist. Well it didn't matter. This movie was hilarious. The women of Saturday night live plus Melissa McCarthy played the role to a "T". Take away your thoughts of these characters matching up to their predecessors and you will have great comedic performances with a story line that stands on its on. Basic premise of this story is two old school mates pursue their scientific dreams and go two different directions with their careers. By chance, their paths get crossed again when a book they wrote together gets into the hands of the college dean one works for and the other books into the hands of a historic landmark proprietor. And what was the book about? Paranormal activities. Yup, Ghost.
With that said an aberration appears at the historic landmark in New York and these old friends unite. For one of them, its to get her name off the internet so she can get tenure at her college. For the other, to test their ghost busting equipment on perhaps, a real Ghost. The cast of Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and a ridiculously funny Chris Hemsworth. Did a great job with creating their own unique characters to make this movie work so well. On a lighter note. This was a story of Friendship and partnership. But mostly, just Laughs and mayhem. O yeah, cameos were all over the place. Even a few SNL new alumni made some appearances in the movie and also look out for some of the original cast that makes an appearance . I will say this movie is worth seeing. They already green lite Ghostbusters 2 so look forward to the next chapter.