Yeah I’m a little late. I just really wasn’t sure if I wanted to see this movie. The trailers never got me excited and I’ve never seen the original 1984 version. I know! It’s a sin.
“Ghostbusters” stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wigg, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones and is directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Spy, The Heat). The case is basically the best leading ladies on the SNL roster from the past few years and the director is behind some of my favorite comedies. So this movie should be great right? Yeahhhhhh not so much.
After the first 20 minutes, I knew the run time of almost 2 hours was going to feel long. Honestly the main problem with this movie is that about 80% of the jokes don’t land. Like at all. I’ll admit that there were a couple of gags that gave me a giggle, but for the most part my theater was pretty silent. It just made me sad. McKinnon is one of my favorite current SNL cast members and was the worst in this movie in my opinion. Her character consisted of weird faces and awkward lines added at the end of a conversation. It just wasn’t the best that she could be. None of the leading ladies were really as funny as they have been in the past. Chris Hemsworth was by far the funniest to me, but the bumbling idiot of a hot guy can only get so far.
This movie didn’t disappoint me because I had zero expectations for it to begin with, but it didn’t prove me wrong either. I think that this film got caught up in the sad cycle of a studio wanting to make money and the movie itself having to suffer. The movie isn’t unwatchable but I think the only time I’d ever want to watch it again is if I’m babysitting a couple of 10 year olds and want to keep them entertained for a couple of hours. Pretty colors and all that.