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Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Published February 19, 2022

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Film info

  • Title Ghostbusters: Afterlife
  • Director Jason Reitman
  • Year 2021
  • Run time 2hrs 4m
  • Genres Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure
  • Tagline Uncover the past. Protect the future.

In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

Live blog

Time Comment
5:05 I have no idea what any of that was.
7:32 “Come on, not a single bar.” “There better be a bar.” Different generations there.
15:52 Are there still roller skating restaurants out there?
17:01 Aggressive first move in this chess game.
20:36 “Never growing a ding-dang thing.”
31:41 These kids are watching films I would never be brave enough for.
32:25 No ghost sighting since the 80s, dicks.
37:54 “Of course it bothers me, I just don’t exhibit emotions the same way everyone else does. Inside, I’m vomiting.”
49:36 “You didn’t hit it, you destroyed it!”
55:46 Science IS an answer to all the madness.
1:00:11 The trap on wheels is amazing.
1:12:58 Nuts or an asshole, not much of a choice.
1:15:30 Oh no, they turned the Stay Puft thing into a Gremlin.
1:25:12 People are too willing to just get on poles and slide into unknown bunkers.
1:30:41 “Would it kill you to read?” “Would it kill you to just tell me?”
1:45:21 I love Ray, but Bill Murray is always a scene stealer.

Thoughts

I went into this movie wanting to hate it, because I wasn’t very happy about the way the previous one (which I really enjoyed) was treated. And they did gloss over it in this one, but I know the makers of both movies have been all lovey-dovey to each other on the socials, so I’m happy to let it go.

Which is a relief, because I loved this film. It was funny, the kids were great, Paul Rudd was doing what he does best, and the story worked - the nostalgia was there, and of course the end was pretty weepy. A great movie and it feels like they’ve left it open to more, so perhaps the Ghostbusters Cinematic Universe is on its way.

Rating: 5 / 5

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