Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Covert Rain

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Bill Murray is back and the original guys I am sure don't have much screen time. However, it's sad it took this long. Murray coming back is a bit of a shock because he has been so determined never to play the part again. Not sure if Harold Ramis death was a factor or if this was truly the first script, he thought was worthy. He did say "The script is good. It's got lots of emotion in it. It's got lots of family in it, with through lines that are really interesting. It's gonna work."

It will likely be the last time we see Murray in his role so I am going to roll with it. He even mentioned how physically taxing it was to put on the Ghostbusters gear. I hope this is so good it spawns continuation with the new cast.
 

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It's got Mr. Stay Puft. I'm good to go.
 

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Well, the friend I'm meeting is deathly afraid of indoor eating because you have to take your mask off, and though he doesn't like the idea of a movie theater either, he can keep his mask on, so he came up with the idea of catching a flick. We've both already watched several, and of the remaining bad choices, I agreed to this one. Hopefully I can be pleasantly surprised. I've heard this is so tonally different from Ghostbusters it's the opposite, so I'm not holding my breath. Still, I'll give it a shot. You never know. I gave The Last Duel a shot, which I thought would suck, and it was excellent.
 

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I honestly didn't think it was tonally that much different. Obviously the technology is far better but it doesn't take over the movie. To me at least, it FELT like Ghostbusters.

There was another concern floating out there that it was a blatant attempt to emulate Stranger Things (and having Finn Wolfhard in it doesn't help) and I went into the movie with that in mind. I didn't get that feeling at all. If anything, it was more of a blend of Goonies and Ghostbusters than Stranger Things and Ghostbusters. I don't mean that in a campy way.

One more thing. While an understated performance and understandably so, I thought McKenna Grace was awesome in the movie. She was really great, and her friend stole the show at times.

Perhaps a better way to convey my enjoyment of this movie is to say I really want to see it again and soon.
 

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This thing has an insane audience score. My guess is it's nostalgia driving such a high audience score. Plan on taking the fam at some point this weekend if we can figure it out. It's hard when you have two in college. Plus the wife and I are getting our Covid boosters so we may feel like crap.
 

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The family Loved it. Had a ton of heart and felt like a cross between Goonies and Ghostbusters. The little girl and her friend were fantastic.

Stay for the end. Has two extra scenes. One during and one after the credits.
 

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