‘Ghostbusters’ Spoiler Discussion: The Callbacks, Special Effects, and the Ending
We published our spoiler-free review of Ghostbusters earlier this week, but there’s only so much you can discuss without touching on the fine points. Now that Ghostbusters is out in theaters everywhere, it’s time to go deeper, with ScreenCrush’s SPOILER-filled discussion of Paul Feig’s new reboot.
ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Matt Singer and Senior Editor Erin Whitney saw Ghostbusters in IMAX 3D, then sat down for this lengthy and detailed discussion and debate. How does the new movie stack up to the original? Were the references to that original movie clever or overdone? And after all the controversy, how is the all-star female cast?
Matt and Erin also discuss the movie’s action-packed ending, the performances by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and particularly Kate McKinnon, the returns of iconic Ghostbusters characters like Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and ponder an alternate universe where this Ghostbusters was less of a reboot and more of a sequel, with original stars like Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd returning to their old roles to pass the franchise off to the new generation, a la Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Would that Ghostbusters be better or worse?
It’s tough to say, but Matt and Erin weigh in with their thoughts, and whether busting still makes them feel good after all the hype and headaches. And if you want more conversation, here are some other spoiler-filled reviews you might enjoy. Ghostbusters is in theaters now.