Five Reasons You’ll Love It - July 10, 2016

Ghostbusters - Five Reasons You’ll Love It
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Ghostbusters - Five Reasons You’ll Love It

Of all the movies that will be released in 2016 it’s fair to say nothing has caused quite as much commotion as the reboot of Ghostbusters.

30 years after Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Dan Ackroyd donned those iconic overalls and took on a city full of ghosts, the series has been rebooted with Bridesmaids' Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Saturday Night Live stars Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon in the four lead roles. Paul Feig directs from a script he wrote with frequent collaborator Katie Dippold, with Saturday Night Live regular Neil Casey playing the film's villain and Chris Hemsworth, Andy Garcia, Michael K. Williams and Matt Walsh in supporting roles.  

The new reboot follows Wiig's Erin Gilbert and McCarthy's Abby Yates, a pair of authors fascinated with the paranormal, who team up with nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann (McKinnon) and subway worker Patty Tolan (Jones) to save the world from a mysterious evil and powerful demon known as Rowan.

So is it any good? Well we caught an early screening of the movie and have rounded up five reasons why we think you’ll love it…


It’s really funny…

Whether it's the slapstick moments of a ghost covering one of the girls in gunk or one of the many brilliantly crafted one liners, you’ll be laughing throughout the movie.


But also quite scary at moments…

This movie is undoubtedly a comedy, but it’s also got enough spooky moments to give you more than the occasional chill.


All the new leads are good, but Kate McKinnon steals the show…

Wiig and McCarthy are as brilliantly funny as they always are, but it’s relative newcomer Kate McKinnon who has the best lines and moments as the zany Jillian Holtzmann.


Chris Hemsworth is a dim-witted marvel...

We’re used to seeing him stride about as a Norse god or commanding enormous whale ships, but here Hemsworth, as the Ghostbusters’ brainless secretary Kevin, is on equally excellent form.


The ghosts are quite something…

They come in all shapes and sizes, something are enormous, some are smaller and quite cute, but they’re all brilliant visualised.

Ghostbusters is released into cinemas on July 11th and is available to pre-order on DVD on the right-hand side of the page. 

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