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Ghostbusters (1984) Retro Review


Justin here. With the release of the upcoming reboot, I figured I'd talk about the original from 1984. When I was growing up, I always loved the Ghostbusters series. The first film used to scare me a lot when I was little and it had a great mix of horror and comedy blended together. The main characters are intellectual, witty, can be smartasses, but that's their charm. Bill Murray has always been ...one of my favorite comedians and his dry and witty humor really grew on me and cracks me up every time I see him. The other guys are always great. Dan Akroyd with his constant smoking and hilarious reactions to the ghosts, Harold Ramis with his technobabble dialogue and testing out the inventions really brings such a charm to it. My second favorite is Ernie Hudson, who's just the everyman who gets hired from the team and one of his most famous lines: "If there's a steady paycheck involved, I'll believe anything you say" really makes me laugh. Ghostbusters is one of those films that to this day really showcases practical effects that still hold up especially with the wonderful map paintings and ghosts, has wonderful chemistry with the cast, and showcases the talent of all those guys together trying to save the city. I especially like William Atherton's character who's constantly trying to shut down their place. The guy is such an ass that you just love to hate him. I've always loved the first one and if I ever owned a proton pack, I would always remember to never cross the streams. I give the original a 10/10. Comment below on what you thought of it and I'll see you on my next review.

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