Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ghostbusters 2016

     Erin Gilbert is almost finished the approval process for tenure as a physicist at Columbia University.  One of the Professors learns she co-authored a book on paranormal activity.  This could cause a refusal for tenure.  Erin visits her friend Abby to ask her to take down the book on Amazon.  Erin is surprised that Abby is working with Jillian on paranormal activity and she now has a lab.  Patty works in a MTA booth at the subway and she sees a real ghost in the subway tunnel.  Erin, Abby and Jillian team with Patty to use their equipment against this ghost.
     I think this film is too long?  It starts out interesting but then gets bogged down in doing the same thing over and over?  It seems like there isn’t much middle ground on the reviews, like or hate?  I think the cast works well together, the plot is good and their equipment is interesting.  3* (This movie is OK)

116 min, Action directed by Paul Feig with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Zach Woods.

Note:  Imdb 5.4 out of 10, 73% critic 53% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 2*, Amazon 3.8* out of 5* with 2735 reviews, Metacritic 60 critic 2.8 user.
Special Note:  The budget for this film was $144 million and the gross was $229 million.  A large amount of money was spent on marketing so this film is considered a box office disappointment.  There was an Internet backlash when the announcement was made of a female led cast?  Most of the comments were made before the release of the movie?

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