When Peter (Bill Murray), Ray (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon (Harold Ramis) are fired from their jobs as college professors for doing worthless research, they decide to go into business for each other tracking the paranormal. Fit with their proton packs and ghost traps, they take on the city – becoming instant heroes. When Dara Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) comes to headquarters looking for someone to investigate sizzling eggs on her counter and visions of Judgement Day in her fridge, they guys are on the job, and wild and crazy Peter even goes as far as to try and date her. Newcomer Winston (Ernie Huston) arrives just in time as the Ghostbusters realize that Gozer the Destructor is on her way using a portal in Dana’s apartment, but that is the least of their problems as their holding tanks are turned off by environmental jackass Walter Peck (William Atherton), causing every ghost to be let loose into New York.
Directed by Ivan Reitman (Six Days Seven Night, I Love You, Man, No Strings Attached), Ghostbusters is the kind of pure genius that I want to see from every movie which is the reason I have it very high on my personal top 100 list. A perfect blend of sci-fi, action and several forms of comedy from it’s brilliant leads, Ghostbusters is fun from beginning to end. Not only are the 4 leads likable, but the supporting cast of Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis and Annie Potts add to the comedy and true nature of the film. If you were to ask anyone what they love or remember about Ghostbusters, almost everyone goes right to the giant marshmallow man as the end, as it one of the more memorable scenes in all of film! The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is the icing on the cake to all the other wonderful paranormal activity and is a perfect ending. Ghostbuster is not a film that will disappoint and I only hope they can do justice with the 3rd movie they are trying to get off the ground.
10/10 Stars – Brilliant sci-fi visuals and funny from beginning to end… Who you gonna call?
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