The Movie Talk team of John Campea, Perri Nemiroff, Jon Schnepp and Wendy Lee dive in to give their non-spoiler review of Paul Feig’s rebooted version of Ghostbusters!
The very divisive, much-debated reboot to the beloved Ghostbusters that starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson had one less-than-stellar sequel before disappearing into the ectoplasm sometime after 1989. Years later, a ton of new rumors started spreading like wildfire stating that a third chapter would be coming to theatres, with original director Ivan Reitman returning and the entire cast.
And then the rumors started. Bill Murray hated the script. Bill Murray wanted to be killed in the first five minutes. Bill Murray wanted nothing to do with the movie, period. With so many false starts, drafts that went nowhere and the unfortunate passing of Harold Ramis, it seemed we would never get a new Ghostbusters movie. And then, along came Paul Feig.
The new movie hits theatres this Friday, July 15th, with an all-new cast in Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth and written by Feig and Katie Dippold. The reboot has caused a major uproar among critics, fans and non-fans alike who seem to take issue with an all female led cast even before they saw the movie!
Now, the Collider Movie Talk crew is here to share their thoughts. Did they like the movie? Is it worth the hate? And more important, is it a worthy addition to the Ghostbusters franchise? Find out in the video above.
And here’s the official synopsis:
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!
For more of our Ghostbusters coverage, be sure to check out the following links:
- Melissa McCarthy & Paul Feig on the Potential for Future ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequels
- Paul Feig Explains Why You Should See ‘Ghostbusters’ in IMAX 3D
- ‘Ghostbusters’ Director Paul Feig Says an Extended Cut Will Be on the Blu-ray
- July Box Office Predictions: Will ‘Ghostbusters’ Hit Blockbuster Numbers?
- ‘Ghostbusters’: Watch the Old and New Casts Unite, Talk Reboot on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’