Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ghostbusters (2016)

As a kid growing up in the 1980s/90s, I was a huge fan of the two original Ghostbusters movies.  The first came out in 1984 and the second in 1989.  For years there was a possibility of a third Ghostbusters movie with the original cast, but that basically ended when Harold Ramis passed away in 2014.  A third Ghostbusters movie was made, but as a re-make of the original Ghostbusters movie.  The Ghostbusters became an all female cast with a male secretary, opposite the gender of the original movie.  Several of the original Ghostbusters cast had cameos in this re-make.

I loved this movie!  I thought it did a great job keeping the original feel of the first two Ghostbusters movies.  It had a great mix of humor and seriousness just as the originals did.  The cameos were very well placed and gave me a good laugh.  My kids loved it too!  They have not seen the originals, but we are adding them to our list of future family movie nights.

It's hard to believe there was so much nonsense surrounding the all female cast of this re-make.  Who cares if the cast is all female?  It was an excellent movie!  It did nothing to diminish the quality of the original in a franchise.  How is that even possible?  The re-make doesn't replace the original.  The original is still there!  

Anyway, if you're looking for a good movie to watch with your kids, you can't go wrong with the Ghostbusters re-make!

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