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July 20, 2016


As much hate as this movie has attached to it (quite often seen it called “the worst movie ever”), I went in with an open mind. I like the ladies involved, I like the director, and, obviously, I like the subject matter. I’m not really a fan of re-boots/sequels years later, but this one felt unique enough to work. And I think it does. First off, it’s really, really funny. For at least the first half of the movie I was laughing out loud pretty much constantly. Mostly thanks to Kate McKinnon. Man, she’s funny. (Also, Chris Hemsworth is surprisingly super funny.) There is a bit of a lag towards the end of the movie that I noticed I hadn’t laughed in a bit, and the action gets a bit ridiculous (yes, I know this is a movie about busting ghosts), but overall, I was really pleased with this movie. I re-watched GB 1 and 2 the night before seeing this, and, honestly, I think a lot of the sacredness we put on those movies (at least 1) is purely nostalgic. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a really fun, funny movie, but it’s not necessarily very well done and would probably be pretty rough without Murray (and Moranis). Anywho… I don’t get all the hate. This is a good movie. See for yourself. Oh, also, stick around throughout the credits. Some really funny stuff happens, including an awesome dance scene.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. kelley permalink
    July 26, 2016 1:30 pm

    Definitely planning to see this. My brother and I still quote a line from GB2 on a daily basis so I see exactly what you mean with the nostalgia.

    • July 26, 2016 1:39 pm

      I recently rewatched GB2. It has the same feel as the new one, in a way. Is really good for a while, then hits a lag and gets a little ridiculous. What line do you quote?

  2. kelley permalink
    July 30, 2016 2:21 pm

    I forget who says it, maybe Bill Murray, to Viggo:
    “If you had BRAIN ONE in that huge melon on top of you neck, you’d be living the sweet life, in southern California’s, BEAUTIFUL San Fernando Valley!!”

    We use it to call each other’s stupidity in a nice way.

    I may be off a bit, but that’s the gist. 🙂

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