Doesn’t deserve the flack.

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Ghostbusters tells the story of paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan who band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

I’m going to make this review short and sweet – this is one of the few times where the critics are right. The film might not be great but it’s not horrible and unwatchable like the majority of those who have seen it describe. It has it’s moments that actually make you laugh, filled with cameo’s, and comedically silly. In saying all this, I haven’t seen Paul Fieg, Melissa McCarthy, or Kristen Wiig made a decent film since 2011′s Bridesmaids, which was such an amazingly good outing that the following films could hardly live up to it’s predecessor. This can probably lead to the fact that it’s more silly that actually comedically smart but that being said, if this was an all male cast, the outlook might be different my the general audience. The “silly” and the “stupid” just make me cringe more than anything, no matter the gender of the deliverer, and this has literally what comedy has become: generically stupid beyond repair.

Give this film a chance and you might actually be entertained because the only reason why this film is getting so much flack is because people don’t want their childhood memories of classic films they grew up with to be ruined. The brighter side should be looked at where this is a whole new generation, and a generation that needs female empowerment in a very male dominated environment, where this re-generation could mean something so important to them.

Film-O-Meter: 6/10.

 

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