3 Reasons You’ve Got To See Ghostbusters This Weekend

July 15, 2016  |  


Summer is known for a few things: BBQs with the fam, relaxing poolside or at the beach, and hitting your local cineplex to catch a movie…or three! This weekend, consider adding Sony Pictures’ “Ghostbusters” to your list of to-dos. 

“Ghostbusters” is a reboot, not a remake!, of the uber-successful “Ghostbusters” from 1984 and focuses on four ladies who ain’t afraid of no ghosts. Melissa McCarthy who plays Abby, the fun-loving scientist out to prove to the world that ghosts exists. Kate McKinnon plays Holtzman, a quirky woman who knows her gadgets and creates all the weapons to bust those ghosts. Kristen Wigg is Erin, the science professor who really believes in ghosts but has been trying to keep that in her past. Leslie Jones plays Patty, who happens upon the ladies and is down to join the Ghostbusters. 

From the T-rex to Napoleon, audiences learn the minions have served all of history’s most evil villains, but by the time we catch up to them in the 1960s, they’re looking for another leader.

Enter Scarlet Overkill, the best outlaw in the world. After making it to New York City and spotting Scarlet Overkill on a commercial for VillainCon, the minions set off on yet another adventure to find their new boss. But of course, things don’t always turn out as planned.

I won’t spoil the movie, but here are three reasons you should take the family to see “Ghostbusters” this weekend.

Elle magazine covers featuring the "Ghostbusters" cast.

Elle magazine covers featuring the “Ghostbusters” cast.

1. The cast

Each of the own hold their own on the comedy front, they’re among the best in the business. From the first scene you’ll literally be laughing out loud. It was shocking that people had negative comments to make about the film, before it even debuted, just based on the all-female cast. They’re women that girls (and boys) can look to for inspiration.

credit: Kweli Wright. "Ghostbusters" movie snacks

credit: Kweli Wright. “Ghostbusters” movie snacks

2. It’s a movie for all ages (with discretion)

As producer Ivan Reitman shared with Mommynoire, the original movie wasn’t intended for kids, but it easily became a classic family film. Why? Because the Ghostbusters actually aren’t afraid of the ghosts and they are able to capture them. Pretty awesome, right? Not only does this quell kids fears of ghosts, it makes them feel empowered. The movie is PG-13 and there’s hardly any bad language.  The film’s jokes are smart enough to keep adults entertained without being too grown up. I would really recommend only taking ages 12 and up (depending on the child) because there are parts of the movie that will make you, ahem, I mean them jump, and it gets a little scarier towards the end. If your child is easily spooked, you might want to see it first with the adult crew and then decide if the kids can handle it.

3. Dare we say… it’s better than the original! 

Whether or not you were a fan of the original “Ghostbusters,” go into this knowing that this is not supposed to be a remake of the 1984 blockbuster. It is a reboot and definitely going to be a blockbuster on its own. It’s a film with a modern-day storyline, characters that reflect who we are today (it was exciting to watch the ladies take on the ghosts to show them who’s boss!) and the special effects are amazing. The film is a fun way to escape for a few hours, scream and laugh. Also, if you can, go see it in 3-D.

You’ll love all of the references to the original films plus all the fun cameos featured in this new film.

Once you’ve seen it, come back and tell us your favorite part!

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