July 18, 2016

Ghostbusters (2016): I Really Liked It

Ghostbusters (2016) is a movie whose mere existence has made a lot of people angry.

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I’m going to discuss the movie.

Ghostbusters is a brilliant film. In order to discuss why, I’m going to talk about the film in a way that might spoil some things. I’m also going to try to keep this pretty succinct, so I’m going to gloss over stuff, and use pretty non-academic language (and contractions). As a small taste, lemme just tell you that this movie is not about busting ghosts. But its hugely feminist bent is not what made me like the movie. That it was a good movie, in which the comedy was well timed, the visuals were on point, and the acting/script/cast etc were firing on all pistons, is what made me like it. Granted, that there was a deeper meaning tied in there didn't hurt...