Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is the continuation of the original two movies, completely disregarding the 2016 reboot from Paul Feig. 30 years after the attack on New York, descendants of a Ghostbuster must fill their grandfather’s shoes, and prevent a ghostly takeover! Let’s consider the pros and cons of Ghostbusters: Afterlife…

Pros: Firstly, this movie is directed by Jason Reitman, the son of Ivan Reitman, the director of the original two Ghostbusters. It’s safe to say Jason’s lifelong connection to this franchise adequately prepared him for this undertaking! Secondly, are the performances that pull you in like a fully charged proton pack! Paul Rudd is consistently great, but Mckenna Grace also gives a fantastic performance as the lead protagonist! Lastly is the score by Rob Simonsen, who manages to create a familiar, yet unique tone for the movie.

Cons: My only gripe with this movie is that you’re going to have to suspend your disbelief far beyond just ghosts. The plot goes out of it’s way to connect the story to the original movies, which is fine, but it introduces a few plot holes. Secondly, is the dialogue. While not terrible, and miles funnier than the 2016 version, conversations feel more like a string of quips. As I said, it’s not terrible and it’s definitely geared toward kids, but I’m glad there were a few flourishes for the older crowd.

I give Ghostbusters: Afterlife a solid B! It’s a fun filled movie where the kids get to be heroes and the adults get to appreciate the nostalgia. Grab a popcorn, or smore, and channel your inner Muncher! Happy Watching!





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