Tuesday, 2 August 2016

My Opinion Of The 2016 Ghostbusters Remake

I'm so late to the party but last week I finally made the time to see the new Ghostbusters film. I haven't done a movie review in quite some time so just bare with me here, I'm getting there! 

So just as many other people were, I was slightly dubious as sometimes remakes can be awful, almost an insult to the originals. I also wasn't particularly sure about the female cast, I can't explain why; I guess I just didn't want the film to stray too far from the original. All four of the starring actresses are amazing, before this film I just wasn't sure how they would mesh together as a team. 

Fortunately my preconceived misconceptions were exactly that, misconceptions. The combination of the writers wit and the actresses portrayals of each of the characters made their chemistry on screen seamless. 

Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates rang true with her acting style, it is sure to be one of her most well loved roles. Yates is a paranormal fanatic, a scientist and a total goofball and none of it seems unnatural or stale.

Kristen Wiig as Erin Gilbert started off as someone repressing her belief in the paranormal for the sake of her career as a scientist, her character became interesting when she let go of the facade and started doing something she believed in. 

Leslie Jones as Patty Tolan had me laughing through most of her scenes, "THE POWER OF PATTY COMPELS YOU!" though that wasn't all she had in her favour. Tolan brought that little bit of familiarity to the team as she wasn't a scientist but she did have common knowledge about the city. 

Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann was perhaps my favourite character, as the token crazy genius of the film she looked comfortable with her quirks and I was very happy that her role wasn't sexualised as she could have been. That part was left to dear, daft Kevin (Chris Hemsworth).

Overall I was pretty damn impressed with the casting decisions, it could have went wrong on so many levels and the film could have flopped but with the fab cast, cameos and references it certainly proved me wrong!

I don't know whether to hope for a sequel or hope that they don't push their luck. I believe that 2016 was the right time for the release as the rise in girl power and feminism is at an all time high with many issues being brought to light. Who knows whether or not a sequel would be received as well in the future?

So that was my slightly babbling review of the Ghostbusters 2016 remake. Any thoughts? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Your blog is darling! Honestly I am new to Ghostbusters so I wasn't sure what to expect, it sounds pretty awesome though! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

    1. Thanks for reading, Elizabeth! Well, that and the comment! Just followed you on both, I hope to hear from you again soon! Xx