Ghostbusters: Afterlife review
A fun film that continues on from the films in the 80s. Enjoyable film for those new to the franchise, and callbacks and cameos for the fans of the first two films.
The latest film in the Ghostbusters franchise, Ghostbusters: Afterlife follows Trever and Phoebe move to Summerville with their mother Callie, after the death of their grandfather Egon Spengler. The film then follows them discovering the ghostbusting equipment Egon had hidden, as well as why he’d moved there, and ends with the usual Save The World situation the films have.
Overall I did really enjoy the movie. That being said, I was probably in the target audience, having been a fan of the first two films and the cartoons as a kid. I do remember seeing the second film in the cinema with my mum, and dancing in the aisles to the music.
This entry into the franchise is fun, has a ton of call backs to GB 1 and 2, and has a touching sendoff for Harold Ramis who portrayed Egon in the original films, and also sadly passed on several years ago.
The two main leads, Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace, do a great job of portraying their characters, along with the rest of the cast. The treatment of Egon and his portrayal in the movie was fantastic, especially considering the characters’ part in setting the plot in motion.
While there are callbacks to the original films, which I enjoyed, I can see the number of them towards the end of the film perhaps being a bit too much.