There is nothing much out of the box about the new Ghostbusters movie directed by Paul Feig. The third edition of the Ghostbusters franchise works nicely as a funny, spoofy entertainer with enough quirks to keep you entertained for it’s less than two hours runtime.

Abby Yates and Erin Gilbert have co written a book about ghosts a long while back and Erin who is now a college professor had to face some issues as Abby decided to publish their book on online e commerce websites. Thus Erin is forced to meet Abby and that meeting sort of changes things and the two along with Jillian decides to hunt certain ghosts. What happens in this journey and what all obstacles they had to face is what Ghostbusters from Paul Feig dealing with.

Quirky humor, impressive spoofing are the highlights of this comedy. They have included even the racial discrimination in a humorous way. As the genre is comedy we aren’t expecting any sort of scientific believability to its credit and the movie uses its fictional fantasy plot impressively to create natural humor. Humour is mostly from the characterizations the movie has. The nerdy Erin, vivacious Abby, the way Jillian talks and the loud reactions Patty etc. are hilarious.

On screen the charm is equally shared by the four leading ladies. Melissa McCarthy as Abby was fun to watch in her typical style. Kristen Wiig as Erin carries the nerdy character that falls for the boyish charm of the receptionist nicely. Kate McKinnon as Jillian and Leslie Jones as Patty add more humor to the movie with their peculiar style. Just like Jason Statham in Spy, Chris Hemsworth is not just a mere cameo, he gets a role with significance in the movie and adds more fun to the quirky humor the movie has got.

Paul Feig who has made interesting comedies earlier once again delivers a smartly packaged entertainer with no boring zones. Like I said in the beginning, it doesn’t have anything creatively refreshing, but with everything getting teased and tweaked for the sake of laughing, you don’t really feel like complaining. The visual effects were good and the other technical aspects were also fine.

To sum it up, these Ghostbusters are good for your weekend fun time with popcorn. With the protagonists having that charm to gracefully present comedy, this Paul Feig movie is fun to watch.

Rating: 3/5

Final Thoughts

With the protagonists having that charm to gracefully present comedy, Ghostbusters from Paul Feig movie is fun to watch.


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Red: Not Recommended


By Aswin Bharadwaj

Founder and editor of Lensmen Reviews.

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