Release date: July 15, 2016 (USA)
Director: Paul Feig
Producers: Amy Pascal, Ivan Reitman
Production companies: Village Roadshow Pictures, The Montecito Picture Company, Columbia Pictures, Pascal Pictures
Hello everyone, a trivia for you all, If there’s somethin’ strange in your neighborhood, Who ya gonna call remember this theme song ? Remember the film, .. I’ll give you 5 seconds, NO! Yeah that’s right it’s the Ghostbusters song. That 1984 epic film which carved straight into our heart , a cult film which is enjoyed and recognized globally all around the world. Rated among many as one of the all time best films of the comic horror genre.
An American supernatural horror comedy film in the year 1984 , directed and produced by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film stars were Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as three unconventional parapsychologists who started a ghost-catching business.
Ghostbusters was released in the United States on June 8, 1984 and was a critically and commercial successful one. Receiving positive response from critics and audiences and it grossed around US$242 million in the United States and more than $295 million worldwide. The film was nominated for two Oscars at the 57th Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects and Best Original Song.
Fast Forward, 32 years the Ghostbusters Franchise is rebooting itself with completely different cast and sex. Yes you heard it right completely new set of cast , with actresses Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones all will be playing the lead cast of the 4 Ghostbusters with Chris Hemsworth “the THOR guy” as Kevin the assistant.
Similar to the previous version the story would revolve around catching ghosts of course, as Mc Carthy , Mc Kinnon and Wigg are playing the central figures as of the nuclear engineers & researchers and joined by Leslie Jones who acts as the subway worker with assistance from Chris Hemsworth; they all try to save Manhattan from a mayhem of Ghost attack .
Bill Murray in a special cameo for the entire ardent fan of the franchise returns which is worth mentioning but not fully disclosing. The real package of the film is it main antagonist which hasn’t been disclosed yet and keeps everyone glued to the screen as who it might be. Also the catch would be slimmer, who can forget that slimy green ghost who roams around creating the perfect comic timing, well even that’s a mystery who will be giving voice to this famous character.
Directed by the Bridesmaid famed Paul Feig and produced by the original Ivan Rietman and Katy pascal. Ghostbuster is made around a budget of $154 million. It is assumed that it will be able to make around $110-120 in its first weekend worldwide with business more coming up as less of the big films are to be released this week and next.
The 1984 edition was being nominated twice for the academy awards for best visual effects and original song. Though the effects seems to be much great compared to the technology the then but the song has let down so many people. As the newest Ghostbuster track sung by the Fall out boys and Missy Elliot seems to lack the indispensable beats that what makes the Ghostbusters.
Even before the start of the shootings, Bill Murray was asked to reprise his role which he didn’t wanted to and refused it , later on it was decided that the entire cast would be of the females with the who’s who of the comedy town central in Hollywood. Bridesmaid had been a big box office hit in the year 2011 Colombia decided to use most of the leading casts including the director in making of this cult classic.
Though not without controversy, many did not acknowledge the entire female star cast depicting that it might not make it more feasible in the market. It was also into talks of being racial bias as the film posted Leslia Jones a black women playing the character of a Subway worker while rest of the white Ghostbusters are either researchers or an engineer.
Regardless of what critics or fan reactions are, Ghostbusters is a film that will pull the audience towards the theatres not only it does remind of the old classic but also for the fact that the cast playing the Ghostbusters character here are known for their good comic timing and acting, with former big hits and acknowledgment over their back, the cast looks like being able to drag the film to the profit margin if not a very big summer hit. Overall not yet rated but do watch the film to get a score of comedy and horror in these “Conjuring” days.