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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Review

Personal Rating: 8/10

Genre: Fantasy/Comedy

Streaming Service: Playing in theaters

Release Date: Nov. 19, 2021

Ghostbusters is a classic I watch every year during the Halloween spooky season. Who doesn’t love a good ghost hunting story? Unless it involves capturing Casper and if that’s the case, LEAVE HIM ALONE or I will come after you. I didn’t watch the second after hearing about the bad ratings and reviews but this time I decided to see for myself. I was expecting this film to be a flop like the last one but it was actually entertaining to watch. I loved how some of the original characters came back to this film to dedicate it to Harold Ramis who was one of the original ghostbusters and co-wrote the film, he was Dr. Egon Spengler.

This story takes place in a middle of nowhere town where a single mother and her two kids move into her father’s house. This father did not raise his daughter but left her the house after he died and her and her kids stay there because she has no money to move someplace else. The oldest, Trevor, (Finn Wolfhard) is after a waitress in a diner and only moves the plot forward by being able to drive the car. The youngest, Phoebe, (Mckenna Grace) is a smarty pants but awkward when it comes to making friends. Luckily that doesn’t stop Podcast (Logan Kim) from helping her uncover her grandfather’s tech and figure out what was the mission he left behind.

There is this tiny little robot cart thing to trap the ghosts that was so cute and I wish it had more screen time. The tiny little marshmallows that appeared in the trailer are monstrous things that provide inconveniences, but look too cute you can’t stay mad. All the actors performed their parts well and the supporting cast offered comedic jokes that didn’t ruin the storyline. It is a heartfelt movie that won’t disappoint Ghostbusters fans.

Reviewer Name: Jacqueline Larson

Date of Review: Dec. 16, 2021

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