"Ghostbusters" is a new remake of the classic 1984 "Ghostbusters" starring Bill Murray. This 2016 comedy features many renowned actresses and actors, some notably from "Saturday Night Live." This is a slap-stick humorous movie filled with witty one-liners, banter, ridiculous moments, and some repugnant ectoplasm. The roles are reprised with Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) as Bill Murray's Venkman, Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) as Ray Stantz, Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon) as Egon Spengler, and Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones) as Winston Zeddemore. Chris Hemsworth takes Janine Melnitz's place as the secretary Kevin.
Welcome to the scene of New York, home to many ghosts that just need to be busted.
Here is the same hearse car Ecto-1 as the original Ghostbusters movie, but with a shiny red top and some new nuclear gadgets on top. The Ghostbusters uniforms are also updated with some swanky orange reflective lines, thanks to Patty's maintenance job in the subway.
The addition of Kevin is a play on the 'dumb blonde' trope with a gender bender.
Christ Hemsworth plays an exasperating yet adorable secretary who just can't seem to figure out how to work a phone. It's okay Kevin, we still like you.
Well it's not exactly the corner fire station.
The girls are living in expensive 2016 New York City, so they had to downgrade their headquarters a bit. They get the top floor of Abby's favorite Chinese food restaurant, which is a much lower rent. However the classic Hook and Ladder 8 Firehouse does make a couple appearances as a tribute to the original "Ghostbusters."
The new proton packs look powerful and fantastic on the big screen.
Those look a bit unwieldy but will get the job done. Wouldn't want to cross paths with one of those! All made in Holtzmann's lab.
So many cameos!
The original Ghostbusters make individual cameos in this reboot as different characters, such as a taxi driver, a ghost debunker, an uncle, a mentor, and a receptionist. These cameos are more enjoyable if you've seen the original and recognize the actors.
The disgusting hot-dog eating ghost is back, and he's got company. He's not pretty to look at but he does cause some mayhem, starting with the hot dog cart. At the peak of their break out, the ghosts have overrun the streets of New York City.
Balloon strings not included.
Glorious. The Ghostbusters are ready for action in their final battle at the Mercado Hotel.
I don't know about you, but I'd trust these gals to keep the ghosts off our streets. They ain't afraid of no ghosts.
End credits are great.
Be sure to stick around for the end credits to see a pleasant surprise featuring some dancing and haunting music.