(This review may contain spoilers).
Having seen the original Ghostbusters movie, I was immediately interested in seeing the remake… especially considering the interesting gender reversals.
It was good to see how the four women came together and I thought it was good how, although there was a lot of humour, there were some quite serious moments in this movie too. I especially liked the core friendship between Erin and Abby… but Jillian and Patty were really good as well and I liked how each of them brought something to the group. Plus, it was good to see the friendships that formed between them.
While there were some parallels with the original Ghostbusters movie, I liked the fact that the storyline was a completely different one… and it was cool to see the cameos of the actors from the original, though I thought it would have been good to see them as the original Ghostbusters, especially since at least three of the women mirrored their male counterparts.
It was good to get to know bits and pieces of Abby’s and Erin’s pasts, though I would have liked to see a bit more of Jillian’s and Patty’s. It was, however, quite funny to see Patty make use of her uncle’s hearse.
I did really like Chris Hemsworth as the ditzy secretary. It was another nice gender change and I could kind of understand Erin’s slight obsession with him… even if she did kind of make me thing of a fangirl when she was around him.
I couldn’t really take the Mayor or his assistant that seriously and I thought they were just humouring the group for a while. I didn’t really like them, either.
There were some really good scenes of tension in this movie and I was able to be drawn into the storyline really easily. There were some good visuals, too, and it was nice to see more link-ins than just the characters with the original. While some of the science did go over my head a bit, it was still easy to watch and I enjoyed it a great deal… even if there were a few over-the-top moments.