New ‘Ghostbusters’ film is forging it’s own path

One of the biggest criticisms of Paul Feig’s Ghostbuster reboot was that it would just be old rehashed material that was covered in the previous films. Well, the haters were just delivered quite a blow as news of the reboot’s plot was released this afternoon. According to Entertainment Weekly apparently, dead criminals from all eras of New York’s criminal past have returned to roost among the living in New York City. Pilgrims, old-fashioned sailors, Revolutionary War spirits, and even a couple of gangsters are ready to take on these four female Ghostbusters. This idea sounds fresh/different from the other films and will allow Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Kristen Wiig to make their mark on the Ghostbusters legacy.


For those who are skeptical about whether or not this reboot of Ghostbusters will work, remember when Feig, McCarthy, and Wiig last teamed up they dominated the box-office with Bridesmaids in 2011. Feig and Katie Dippold wrote the script for the reboot. Ghostbusters also stars Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, and Andy Garcia as the Mayor of New York City. The film will feature cameos from Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Annie Potts, and Ernie Hudson. Ghostbusters is due to hit theaters on July 15th.



Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
I'm a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and have been doing reviews for many years. My views on film are often heard in markets such as Atlanta, Houston, and satellite radio. My wife often tolerates my obsession for all things film related and two sons are at an age now where 'Trolls' is way cooler than dad. Follow me on twitter @mrsingleton.