Review: ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot has plenty of spirit

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LOS ANGELES — I’m sure to get plenty of  backlash for saying this, but it must be said: in my estimation, the new “Ghostbusters” is actually better than the original.

The much-debated film is actually a perfect balance of comedy and action. It does follow the original to an extent, but not so much that it will completely ruin it for fans.

Under the expert direction of comedy veteran Paul Feig, the movie  doesn’t seek to  recreate the classic characters that Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd brought to life. But there are some parallels to the original that fans will love (also some great cameos).

Plus, the all-female cast does not disappoint. Their comedic humor meshes together perfectly. It really was like watching real life best friends trying to keep Manhattan safe from paranormal activity.

However, Kate McKinnon does steal the show with her hilariously quirky personality and funny faces. She gives a laugh-out-loud performance.

A lot of the time she’s has the funny lines that no one sees coming. She left me wanting to hear more from her. I wouldn’t be surprised to see her in more movies soon.

Ladies and men also won’t be disappointed with Chris Hemsworth’s performance. It’s clear that he “ain’t afraid” to make fun of how good looking he is, which makes his character that much more entertaining.  His comedic timing is also on point.

I wouldn’t recommend bringing little kids to see it. There were a few times that I jumped at some of the ghosts. I would pay attention to the PG-13 rating.

“Ghostbusters” is definitely the comedy movie of the summer, I can’t wait to go see it again. I happily give it a four out of five (there was one scene that  was, simply put, too cheesy).

Also, stay for the end of the credits, because there’s a great “Easter Egg” at the end that fans of the original won’t want to miss.

“Ghostbusters” is rated PG-13 and opens across Denver on Thursday night.

By Colleen Allison

 

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