Who ya gonna call? These super sassy badass women AKA Ghostbusters.
So, let’s be honest, nobody thought this film was going to be any good. How could it be? Women were taking over an infamous franchise that had reached global success. Well, prepare to have your socks blown off, because these women are about to put these rumours to rest.
What starts out as a hilarious take on the original Ghostbuster films, soon hits hilarity heights once Chris Hemsworth takes on the role of the unbelievably hot, yet undeniably stupid receptionist at Ghostbuster HQ. As if this casting wasn’t perfect enough, along comes Kate Mckinnon as an eccentric force of nature who takes scientific experimentation to whole new level.
It’s not just the casting that makes this film such a delight to behold, it’s the special effects. Not only is it highly enjoyable to watch Melissa McCarthy and Co. get covered in ghost slime, it’s also fantastically executed. Which, at the very least, is progress for this franchise, given the fact that in the Bill Murray days it used to look as if a member of the crew had just chucked a bucked of slime on the cast members and hoped for the best.
But what truly makes this film incredible is that a group of hugely talented actresses have been able to produce an adventure fuelled sci-fi film in Hollywood without a male lead. And if that’s not a selling point in itself, then I don’t know what is.