Review: Ghostbusters (2016)

Yeah, bustin’ really made me feel good…again!!!

This reboot basically follows the beats of the 1984 and 1989 films…where Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig, playing a distaff counterpart of Peter Venkman from the original two movies) is a physics professor awaiting tenureship at Columbia University (that same institution that fired Venkman along with colleagues Ray Stantz and Egon Spengler from the first one).  The fly in the ointment is a book where she happens to share co-writing credit with longtime childhood friend Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy, channelling Ray Stantz).  Abby happens to hook up with Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon, essentially a trans-gendered Spengler), and they both run a rather Continue reading