“Wandering fan service” holds it back though
first review for Ghostbusters: Afterlife Most have praised director Jason Reitman’s new take on the franchise, with particular praise for the new cast.
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Following its premiere in August to positive reception, some critics have posted reviews of the sequel ahead of its UK release on 12 November.
In den of geckoreviewed, compared Star Wars: The Force Awakens How it covers a familiar plot line of the original — but that new cast elevates what could have been a tired retread.
“It is a virtue that when Ghostbusters: Afterlife ends, it makes you want more, “the review reads. “The past is sweetly honed, including the delicate handling of Ramis’ passing, but for the first time in nearly 40 years, another generation is finally can claim Ghostbusters as her own – whether they realize they should be laughing or not.”
in a review from Diversity, Ghostbusters: Afterlife has been described as an “unnerving but enjoyable” film that “does nothing to spoil what has come before”.
Despite criticizing the film’s tendency to bridle with nostalgia, Forbes It was equally positive about its “new heroes winning” and “strong dialogue”.
“I will champion much more with this new cast, one hopefully less tied down in chasing fan approval and less focused on a Force Awakens-style redo,” the review reads. “I hate him Ghostbusters: Afterlife exists as. But it’s also a mostly well-made film with enough singular successes to work for those who don’t care. Ghost Busters“
Not everyone was positive. one-star review in Guardian The film was described as “a damning summary of the default mode of modern Hollywood—a nostalgic object, drained of personality and fitted into a dull tasteful mould, custom-made for a fantasy that worships everything and respects nothing.” described as “.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Stars Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace, Carrie Coon and Bokeem Woodbine. Several faces of the original are also set to appear, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver.
Director of Ghostbusters: Afterlife Ivan is the son of Reitman, who directed both originals. Ghost Busters And Ghostbusters II. It marks the latest installment in the franchise since the all-female reboot in 2016.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife It is scheduled to release in the UK on November 12, 2021.