Ghostbusters (1984)

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Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. (IMDb)
I mean, it’s alright. The original trio have a good amount of chemistry together (Ramis the nerd, Murray the deadpan cool guy, Aykroyd the straight man) but on his own Murray’s schtick gets misogynist and tiresome real quick. Plot-wise, their rise to success feels too sudden and honestly, it’s way more enjoyable early on when they’re down-on-their-luck underdogs. The wild apocalyptic elements contrast nicely with the crew’s dry, down-to-earth vibes but highlight some terrible visual effects.
6.5/10 (Alright)

4 thoughts on “Ghostbusters (1984)

    1. lol yeah you’re right i didn’t grow up loving it.. i personally have a hard time believing that this would be lauded as one of the greatest films ever made if it came out today but like you said, to each their own! i certainly realize i’m in the minority here! 😋

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      1. There is a collection of films in NYC from the 70s and 80s that for people like me are just untouchable. It probably says more about me than the films, true, but something about seeing NYC at that time that invokes such a nostalic feeling. The political thrillers from the 70s up until Ghost in 1990 display a place and a people that just don’t exist anymore outside these films.

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