Paul Feig's all-female reboot of Ghostbusters has long been a source of criticism, even before a single soul had a chance to watch the film. But despite the countless naysayers and blind bashers, critics have thrown their support to Feig's latest comedic teaming with Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig. While it's important to acknowledge that the Feig/McCarthy combination has long been praised by critics, including films like Bridesmaids, The Heat and Spy, hopefully I can provide an unbiased point of view as to what to expect from Ghostbusters.
Estranged friends and co-authors, Erin and Abby (Wiig and McCarthy), reconnect and discover mysterious paranormal happenings all across New York City. And after they assemble a crew to investigate these strange occurrences, a ghostly invasion sweeps across the city. While mass hysteria begins to spread, these unlikely ladies must work together to save NYC from massive paranormal threats.
Simply stated, Paul Feig's long-awaited and controversial remake is a worthy selection. Although this latest Ghostbusters film doesn't stack up to its original source material, or even the sequel, it still plays as a respectful and well-planned endeavor. Everything from timely cameos by all the original actors, including a thoughtful bust of the late comedic genius, Harold Ramis, to its refreshing detailed commitment surrounding the iconic cartoon series, Ghostbusters completely feels the part. Not all of the film's comedy is a home run, but enough humor sticks and helps to carry the film along. Each new female character comes with her pluses and minuses, yet their energy and enthusiasm becomes infectious to the audience. Paul Feig's Ghostbusters isn't going to blow you away, but the film solidifies itself as a worthwhile inclusion to the series.