Movie Review: Ghostbusters: Afterlife

December 12, 2021

Details from IMDB:

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

Initial Thoughts:

Like millions of people, the original "Ghostbusters" movie holds a special place in my heart. I'm of that age that I watched the movie numerous times (wasn't old enough to see it in the theater), saw the crappy sequel (not the Answer the Call movie, I enjoyed that), read comics books, played video games, and even briefly watched the cartoon. Suffice it to say I knew I would be seeing this movie, the good reviews just made me more interested.

Main Points:

I thought this movie does a great job of both giving long-time fans what they wanted and (hopefully) introducing Ghostbusters to a whole new generation of people who weren't even born when the first movie came out. 

The acting is excellent throughout, the story is really good and there are some fun scenes and plenty of action and even a few scares (more like the kind that will make you jump a little). I'd hard to say a lot about it without spoiling, so I'm going to leave the other details out. One of the things that really impressed me was that it's just a lot of fun and (mostly) upbeat. I found myself smiling and happy the rest of the day after seeing it and I think we all need that kind of movie these days.

Final Thoughts:

I enjoyed this movie more than most I saw this year. I give it a solid 8 out of 10 and would highly recommend it to any Ghostbusters fan or even to someone who just wants to see a fun movie with a few scares in it. Please don't bring young children to this, I would say ages 12+. Stay to the very end for two post-credit scenes. I really hope this will be the start of more Ghostbusters movies, Reitman did a great job.