Good chemistry, worth checking out
“Ghostbusters” has a really bad trailer. I mean it isn’t funny or anything. But the film on the other hand is funny and surprisingly good. This new group of ghostbusters are all women, and I know immediately a lot of guys will hate that. Hate what you want, but they all have good chemistry together. Same kind of special effects as the original in many respects, and some scenes pretty much mirror what went on in the other, but overall the wit kept this going. Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy play the two leads, and Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth are also in most scenes. After witnessing a ghost Wiig, McCarthy and McKinnon join forces in attempts to capture it. Tracking other sightings Jones latches on to the group and Hemsworth plays a dim-witted secretary aka eye candy for the women. Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd are a couple of the producers so you can trust that they were not going to let this thing go astray. Bill Murray, Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver all appear at some level in the movie, and there are more than a few nods to the original here to entertain. If you are one who doesn’t want to see an all woman cast in this version of Ghostbusters, or you are allowing the new version of the theme song from keeping you to see this then it is your loss. Those who want to see something a little bit funny, some nice chemistry, and an alright story go check it out…or wait a few months when it comes out on disc, whatever you want. But it is worth watching. ** 1/2 out of 4 stars.