Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Ghostbusters is very much a hallowed film of 80’s cinema. Rightly so – years later it’s still a brilliant film. And whilst Ghostbusters 2 was a bit more divisive (it wasn’t obviously – it was and still is an excellent sequel) the less aid about the 2016 reboot the better. So the here we are then – the first official Ghostbusters sequel since 1989, arriving with a heap of expectation and hope. Was it worth the wait? Well actually (and surprisingly) yes. Ghostbusters: Afterlife manages to mix a healthy dose of reverence and nostalgia with a smart story, compelling characters and some expected (and maybe unexpected) cameos. Jason Reitman (son of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman) does a great job of balancing some tricky issues (not least a key player being no longer with us) and, whilst the story may look back a little too much for some peoples liking, I kinda liked the way it tied in to the original (and still superior) movie. Perfect then? Nope but as a dose of nostalgic fun in a time where we all wish for brighter days Ghostbusters: Afterlife made me laugh, it made me smile and it gave me a tear in my eye. What more could you want?
Best Bit: Stay puff
Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema
If You Liked this Try: Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2, Stranger Things (TV)