New York is under siege by ghosts of all categories. Recently kicked out of the university, Ray (Dan Aykroyd), Peter (Bill Murray), and Igor (Harrold Ramis) go into the private sector and become the Ghostbusters. Their job is to capture the supernatural beings and store them for all time. When their first customer, Dana (Sigourney Weaver), asks for help, they don’t quite anticipate how much overtime this one will cost when they’re suddenly dealing with a demi-god and the end of the world. Rick Moranis is the annoying neighbour.
That Bill Murray, he’s so damn lovable and with that dry, cynical, dark humour. Gosh. I love him. He balances out the science nerds perfectly, giving us that really needed human connection. Even though you want to slap him at times (he seems to be terminally horny and chasing anything in a skirt), we really do love him.
Graphics wise… yeah, it’s the eighties. So I’m expecting amazingly seamless special effects from this new film. Just as a side note.
This truly is an icon and spans generations. Everything about it is recognisable, from the costumes to the one liners “I’ve been slimed”. The theme song may be daggy but as soon as anyone hears that opening it is almost a compulsion to sing along. Maybe it is a spell and we’re all forced to do it. Who knows? The paranormal is out there.
I really did enjoy this film. Did I love it? Maybe, I’m not sure anymore. It isn’t how I remembered it and that worries me; I think some of the second film has gotten mixed up in my mind with the first film and I feel like there’re scenes missing. I might have to go and watch Ghostbusters 2 to find out. Such a hardship, I know.
The humour is great. The best thing for the whole thing has been the script. Aykroyd and Ramis really nailed it, but I wonder how much was adlib from Murray. The montages show time passing by in a blur of activity. Meaning, we have variety to the script, it isn’t all job after job on the screen being played out, we have snippets of the best parts and then this show of public attention. Really well done. I liked that technique.
So yeah, if you haven’t watched it (are you a newborn baby?) go out and find a copy and begin your education. It’s well worth it. Though, I’m not sure it should be shown to children… it mightn’t have done too much harm to my psyche, but who knows, others might be more perceptive to certain sexual content alluded at.
“Who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!”