A snippet of my #MovieReview
: "A majority of the humor between three of the four leads stems from intentional discomfort. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it just gets on my nerves. Overall, the humor is hit or miss, but there were moments that did genuinely make me smile. Just a word of caution though: there is one fart joke that falls flat in the first ten minutes, but just one, and it’s thankfully not cringe worthy enough to hurt the rest of the film.
As much fun as the cast may seem to be having, the movie’s reversal of gender roles in an attempt for social correctness is getting us absolutely nowhere. In fact, all the negative stereotypes are still very much here, just in a different way than we’re expecting. Take a look at who #ChrisHemsworth
plays: he’s cast as the eye candy that parallels the dumb-blonde secretary, with emphasis on the dumb part. He only got the job because the other ladies find him hot, and their interview with him consists purely of girly flirting. Now, Hemsworth is for sure the funniest character in the cast, but his shallowness still adds to how confused #Ghostbusters
is in terms of social correctness.
What exactly did director #PaulFeig
, Spy, The Office) get right with his rehash of the classic? He still flings elements of mystery fun with the equipment testing and #ghost
hijinks in a rock concert. I can even forgive him for the awful special effects, because the feeling of cheesy hysteria still remains. But it’s still difficult to recommend because of the lack of real tension behind anything that happens. It’s not just because of the unresolved subplots, but because of the main villain’s lack of any motivation to fill #NewYork
. Seriously, it’s never explained.
Overall, Ghostbusters is not the worst thing ever, like the #YouTube
comments made it out to be, and it is still a satisfactory feature without the original, but I doubt any lasting satisfaction could land from this wild heap." #KristenWiig #MelissaMcCarthy #LeslieJones #KateMcKinnon #BillMurray #DanAykroyd #HaroldRamis #SigourneyWeaver #ErnieHudson #IAintAfraidOfNoGhosts