Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
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Paranormal researcher Abby Yates and physicist Erin Gilbert are trying to prove that ghosts exist in modern society. When strange apparitions appear in Manhattan, Gilbert and Yates turn to engineer Jillian Holtzmann for help. Also joining the team is Patty Tolan, a lifelong New Yorker who knows the city inside and out. Armed with proton packs and plenty of attitude, the four women prepare for an epic battle as more than 1,000 mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square.
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The Ecto-1 occasionally has a red and blue LED light bar at the rear of the car that seems to appear and disappear at different moments throughout the film. When pulling out of the Ghostbusters headquarters, a reflection of the lights can be seen on the rear wall of the garage, and in the same sequence, while driving through New York, the light bar is missing. See more »
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The Aldridge Mansion is the only 19th century home in New York City preserved both inside and out. At the time of its construction, it was one of the most elegant homes in existence featuring every luxury including a face bidet and an anti-Irish security fence.
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Slimer moves the first half of the crawling credits from left to right at some points, mainly during Kevin's dancing. See more »
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Female Engineer, Please Do Not Go, Have your kids watch Original Ghostbusters
With all the melodrama surrounding this movie, I figure it's important to disclose my mindset. Since criticism of this movie is being deflect with ad hom attacks.
I don't really care about casting choices. As someone sign up with MoviePass I usually go to every movie. I also enjoy listening to movie podcasts. I'm of the mind set, let's judge a movie by the actually quality of the final product.
The trailers had me alarm, but maybe it because I'm getting old it's rare for a trailer to get me excited. I think Prometheus was the last trailer to get me hype, but it could of just been Riley Scott returning to the Alien series.
None the less, to get on the topic. Ghostbusters 2016 threw away every good about the original Ghostbusters and replace it with a lack of chemistry and actors mugging the camera. I've sat here for 15 minutes trying to think of a good quality about this movie and I simply cannot.
The best I got is Chris Hemsworth is attractive but they made his character an imbecile.
In the original Ghostbusters the secretary was an intelligent women who stood up for herself who had the classic lines, "I've quit better jobs than this" and "Ghostbusters, Whaddaya Want?!"
The main difference between the originals and the 2016 was 2016 knew it was a joke and treated it like a joke. While the originals had goofy yet believable characters in a "possible situation". With Ernie Hudson playing the straight man that everyone could relate to.
The 2016 there is little justification for these characters to be working together, they are not "goofy" they straight up one dimensional making the characters dull and uninteresting, and the way men are portray is flat out insulting with no redeeming qualities(at least Bond movies the girls are smart/skill/sexy).
If you have children, I beg of you. Please let their first experience of Ghostbusters be the original Ghostbusters movies. I love those movies as a little girl and they help inspire my love of science and started me down the path towards engineering.
Thanks for reading my review!
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