Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) – No spoilers.

Directed by Jason Reitman

Starring Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver,

I was a fan of the original films. Especially the second film. They had a great combination of comedy, action-adventure, scary monsters and overall they were fun films. When they made the all-girl reboot I was not inspired to see it, so in fairness, I won’t say it was bad. This one got my attention when they announced the original cast was in the film and then the last trailer just convinced me.

Callie’s grandfather dies and she takes her son and her daughter to his house. He lives on an old isolated farm. When Phoebe starts to find strange things happening in the house she discovers what her grandfather was doing on the farm as ghost starts to rise in the small town.

This is nostalgia done right. It has good new characters with their own stories and it blends somehow with what the fans of the originals remember. For me, the movie had a great story and it had the same feeling as the originals. I liked that the story was not rushed, it was written in a way that keeps building up until it reaches the end. It was a smart way to move the franchise forward while keeping the past close. Because at least for me, I got to know the new characters and got to like them, so I would not mind another film with them.

The movie was a lot of fun. It had a great story. The cast was great, from the kids to Paul Rudd and of course the original ghostbusters. The movie has great monsters, funny moments and a lot of cool action. I think it was more than what I expected.

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