Movie Review: Ghostbusters: Afterlife

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a trip down memory lane with a refreshing new spin.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Review

Medium: Movie
Release Date: November 19, 2021
Genre: Supernatural Comedy
Director: Ivan Reitman

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Summary

When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

We ventured out to the movie theaters this weekend to see Ghostbusters: Afterlife in the hopes they redeemed themselves from the disastrous, terrible, horrible all-female Ghostbusters from 2016.

We were not disappointed.

The movie tugged on the heartstrings, had you laughing, and, at least for me, had me ugly crying by the end.

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This is a long-awaited movie that fans have been speculating about since it was announced that it would be made.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is about a single mom, Callie (Carrie Coon), and her two kids, Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) and Phoebe (Mckenna Grace). Callie is struggling financially when she finds out that her father, who abandoned the family when she was a small child, has died and left her the farm in Summerville, Oklahoma.

While Callie sees it as an opportunity for the down on their luck family to start fresh, Trevor and Phoebe aren’t as excited.

Once the kids realize that there is more going on in the tiny little town than they bargained for.

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I honestly loved this movie. I was very hesitant and prepared for disappointment before the lights dimmed based on how movies have been the past few years. Nothing but a disappointment.

I’m glad I was wrong.

The movie focused more on Phoebe, who seemed to take after her grandfather the most, as she figured out how to adjust to a big move and trying to make at least one friend. She is the skeptic who teams up with a paranormal podcaster to investigate the spooky happenings.

Her brother Trevor traverses the life of a teenage boy who has been uprooted and dumped in a dusty old town that happens to have a love interest in the form of Lucky (Celeste O’Connor) the town’s sheriffs daughter.

The kids team up with Siesmoligist Gary Grooberson (Paul Rudd) to figure out what has been shaking Summerville every day.

Not knowing what to expect going in, I hoped that we would get to see all *4* of the original Ghostbusters even though that would be near impossible since Harold Ramis passed away on February 24, 2014.

I was on the edge of my seat as the pieces fell into place and the familiar shone through with the fresh newness. After 125 minutes, I was ugly crying into my bucket of popcorn while my kids stared at me like I was crazy.

They don’t understand Ghostbusters.

If you’ve been on the fence about going to see this and you love the old Ghostbusters, you will not be disappointed. It will hit right in the nostalgia and have you craving the original movies before you even leave the theater. This is a movie that is most certainly going on the Christmas wish list to watch when I’m in the mood for a Ghostbusters marathon.

Another big movie that had a spinoff was the Mighty Ducks on Disney+. We were thinking about signing up again; however, they got rid of Emilio Estevez because of his non-compliance with a forced medical procedure.

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