After 2 decades, the missus and I finally took the chance of actually going to a movie theater to see a movie again. Ghostbusters: Afterlife was the one we decided to take the chance on dealing with people on their phones, screaming and acting the fools. We did avoid all that by going to an early showing in the middle of the week.

But what about the movie itself? Holy shit, it was magnificent. You knew what it was about, but still managed to grab you by the emotions and drag you around. I admit I clapped, cheered and even dealt a little bit with the sudden high pollen count inside the theater a couple of times.

And the best of all, other than a couple of slight references to fracking, more related to the possible cause of events, there are no political bullshit added to the movie. Reitman Jr. was smart enough to make a fun movie for most everybody rather than ticking all the Hollywood’s Left required checkboxes of inclusivity and social justice.

Go watch the movie. That is all I am gonna say.

And please, stay for the credits. You will get a smile and chuckle.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

4 thoughts on “Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Much better than I ever hoped for.”
  1. Thanks for the review!
    On a related note, there is a series called “Movies that made us” that has some good behind the scenes info and interviews on various movies. Each episode is devoted to one movie. The “Ghostbusters” episode was very good, and you might enjoy watching that one.

  2. Maybe over the Christmas holidays when visiting family. (The last time Mrs B and I saw a movie with her folks, we went to see Wolf of Wall Street. Talk about a movie to not see with one’s in-laws …)

    And great. Now I’m gonna have that theme music as an earworm. If there’s something strange …

  3. Thanks for the review! I think we’ll have to go see that.

    We did avoid all that by going to an early showing in the middle of the week.

    Since I retired that’s all we ever do. The theater now charges pretty much the same for any showing, but matinees were always cheaper.

    On the plus side, I don’t think there has ever been one with more than 10 people in the theater. Very spread out and easy to ignore the others.

  4. I appreciated the movie greatly. no Oscar performances there but it was entertaining without being preachy or changing what i knew of the previous movies. When that dumpster fire ‘reboot’ with an all woman cast came out we all knew it was going to be crap because it did nothing but crap upon the previous lore. What they should have done is model it after the formula this movie did. They could have had most, or all, of the ladies be grandchildren of the originals who come to the rescue of the originals. That would have kept lore the same, provided them with their ‘women are stronk!’ meme and even provided them an avenue for future movies with the all-women cars by themselves should it have been successful.

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