First Glance: “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”

To be completely honest, the upcoming Ghostbusters movie hasn’t been on my radar since it was first teased last year. But the new nostalgia-soaked trailer for “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” suddenly has me interested. This proper sequel to the original two movies overlooks the messy and misguided 2016 attempted reboot. The film is directed and co-written by Jason Reitman, the son of original director Ivan Reitman, who looks to reignite the once popular 80’s franchise for a new generation.

Set thirty years after the events of the second film, “Afterlife” focuses on a struggling single mother (Carrie Coon) and her two sons (McKenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard) who are evicted from their home and forced to move into a rundown old farmhouse left to them by her late father Egon Spengler. When tremors start shaking the nearby town of Summerville the kids quickly discover their grandfather came out to the remote Oklahoma area for a very specific reason. Paul Rudd fills out the cast playing a local school teacher and there may be a special cameo or two that we can forward to. It’s a good trailer and it has me genuinely interested in what Reitman and company have up their sleeves.

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” premieres in theaters November 11th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

9 thoughts on “First Glance: “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”

  1. I’ll be honest, I didn’t actually hate the 2016 reboot the way a lot of people did. The leads were entertaining and some of the special effects were pretty decent, but the writing and direction by Paul Feig was all over the place and the cameos drug the film to a crawl. It was also too referential to the original film. With a Reitman behind the camera, I’m actually wanting to see this one. It looks pretty good. So, my fingers are crossed.

      • The problem was that nearly every turn, the movie was winking at the audience and saying, “hey look: I’m a Ghostbusters movie!” The original film played it straight, and it was hilarious because of that. Also, not a fan of movies where they portray every man as an idiot.

  2. This looks good and looks like it will be fun. Yeah, I’d like to see it. And I’m in that minority that liked that 2016 reboot as I thought it was fun and entertaining. It was just ruined by a bunch of fanboys with sand in their vaginas.

  3. I’ll watch this one but it doesn’t appear to have a comedic element to it like the original. I also really enjoyed the 2016 reboot with the Lady Ghostbusters — with Chris Hemsworth as the ditzy secretary.

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