Saturday, July 16, 2016

Get Slimed With Ghostbusters: Answer The Call

(l-r) Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones

By Darlene Donloe

Ghostbusters: Answer The Call, out nationwide, is a hilarious sequel to ultra famous 1984 Ghostbusters movie starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Sigourney Weaver and Harold Ramis.

This time WOMEN RULE!

Melissa McCarthy

The hilarity continues with the new Ghostbusters – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, who all bring the funny. Chris Hemsworth brings some testosterone to the mix.

It’s been 30 years and the Ghostbusters franchise is still as interesting and entertaining as ever. 

This summer the Ghostbusters must, once again, save the world, or at least New York city.

There is a lot of paranormal activity happening in the city and the female investigators are on the case.

After they post their findings they get a lot of blowback from naysayers online who say "Ain't no bitches gonna hunt no ghosts."

Well, in case you’ve been under a rock ever since it was announced that the reboot would star women, there have been a number of nasty comments about women taking over the franchise.

So, that actual line is a nod to those who are unhappy with the direction the franchise is taking.

To be fair, this version is not as tight as the original, but there are some comedic nuggets throughout the film that keeps it moving.

Leslie Jones

Once again, supernatural bad guys want to take over the city.

While this female version of the comedy is funny, some of the best nuggets are the cameos from the original Ghostbusters – Murray, Aykroyd, Hudson, Potts and Weaver.  Each makes a strategic appearance in the film. 

Be on the lookout for another sequel.  Near the end of this film a reference to Zuul was made. Zuul is the demon that possessed Sigourney Weaver in the 1984 film.
Chris Hemsworth

What really fuels this film is Ray Parker Jr.’s kick-ass song, Who Ya Gonna Call – as it thumps through the movie.

Ghostbusters: Answer The Call also stars Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams, Matt Walsh, Neil Casey, Cecily Strong, Karan Soni, Zach Woods, Ed Begley Jr. and Michael McDonald.

On the DONLOE SCALE: D (don’t bother), O (oh, no), N (needs work), L (likeable), O (oh, yeah) and E (excellent), Ghostbusters: Answer The Call gets an O (oh, yeah).

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