Ghostbusters: Answer the Call

1 h 56 min2016X-RayHDRUHDPG-13
From director Paul Feig, GHOSTBUSTERS makes its long-awaited return starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon & Leslie Jones.
Paul Feig
Melissa McCarthyKristen WiigLeslie Jones
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Kate McKinnonCharles DanceMichael Kenneth WilliamsChris HemsworthNeil CaseyCecily StrongMatt WalshEd Begley Jr.
Ivan ReitmanAmy Pascal
Columbia Pictures
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Violencefrightening scenesalcohol usefoul language
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Jim bobReviewed in the United States on October 25, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Was it a good movie? No. Did I enjoy it? Yes!
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I think this is one of those movies that tried to be both comedy and action which is a hard line to toe. You can't make your characters into absolute idiots, otherwise, when they do something relatively smart it makes no sense. Outside of a few lines here and there that are just kind of pointing out how weird the movie or the comedy itself is (something that's normal on SNL), the movie wasn't half bad and with a bit of a better edit might actually be servicable. Right now for that you kind of have to turn your brain off, which thankfully I know how to do when I'm just trying to enjoy myself, but I have some family members who absolutely would just tune right out and then complain once the movie was over.
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RogerReviewed in the United States on October 13, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Definitely not George Noory's Ghostbusters!
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... and I learned a lot more about female anatomy!

These Saturday Night Live actors really shined within this Movie!

The writers also finally wrote well for one of them sporting anger for humor. Thing is, anger by itself is not funny, unless it's followed-up by an act of God, such as awkwardly falling down and looking even more foolish.

As far as the other three or so, they're just truly nuts, likely already having spent time, not by choice, within mental institutions. Dunno what it is, but crazy women really turn me on. Guess they just keep me far more well entertained versus sane people.

My only gripe, some parts of the Movie really had momentum for more humor, but for some reason, the humor fell short on some scenes.
Avid readerReviewed in the United States on September 5, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
A twist on the original, but still funny
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A lot of fun, and if one saw the original, they will see the nods. And this really is a Kate KcKinnon show, with Leslie Jones in a supporting role. Kate played the inventive brains with her gadgets, and so laid back and funny. Dry humor all the way. When one of her inventions was too powerful, she said, very understated “I’ll make some adjustments.” Leslie Jones was a perfect balance, and in one scene said “the power of Patty compels you!” as she tried to slap the ghost out of the person. It sure seems like they brought back Slimer, but it has been so long I cannot be positive. And then there is Kevin. I feel it really is an enjoyable movie to escape with. And never forget the power of a Swiss army knife.
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XaffireReviewed in the United States on October 16, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Must Be Alternate Universe But Good
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The movie was alright it was a good watch to pass the time, however I wouldn't call it a tribute movie just because 3 of the 4 original Ghostbusters had cameos and a statue of Egon. I would put it in the realm in its own universe since all of New York in this movie forgot about the 2 original movies that almost destroyed New York and the Original 3 cast didn't remember or mention anything.
Cara MassaroReviewed in the United States on November 14, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not bad
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Was a pretty good movie. I know a lot of people sad it was bad but I didn't think so at all.
Robert MacfarlaneReviewed in the United States on October 13, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Very cute indeed...
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Angie BReviewed in the United States on October 15, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Don't get stuck on the 1st one
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If you watched the original and wanted it to be EXACTLY like that one - you just need to watch that one. This was freaking awesome - a new twist and it was with women that kicked butt! Loved it!
J. CollinsReviewed in the United States on August 24, 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
This movie was really not that enjoyable, especially if you were a fan of the orignials
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I really enjoyed the original movies. While comedic, they were well written and kept the plotlines and acting serious while weaving comedy into the movie to accentuate and improve them. This movie just felt incredibly forced and there were definitely political agendas in the comedy that made it more cringeworthy than funny. This movie just felt more like a spoof of Ghostbusters, than an actual remake. A remake would have been considerably more serious, and a lot more true to the source material. The comedy in this movie felt mostly ad-libbed, and pretty much every single male in the movie was made out to be an idiot. At least in the originals they made Janine out to be sharp as a tac, and the glue that held the team together. In this, Chris Hemsworth was just a pretty boy for them to leer at, while everything he did was imbecilic. This is also the only Ghostbusters movie to make a human the main villain and protagonist. Every other movie it was an evil ghost that my or may not have had human thralls helping it. This movie made it a deliberate point to have an incel white man as the evil protagonist. It's a modern Hollywood trope that is just tiresome. As far as the acting, It felt like pretty much all of it was improv.
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