Genre Grandeur – Ghostbusters (1984) – Encore Review 2 – MovieRob


For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Horror-Comedy Films here’s a review of Ghostbusters (1984) by me.

Thanks again to Aaron Neuwirth of the Code is Zeek  for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s genre has been chosen by Paul of the People’s Movies and we will be reviewing our favorite Loners in Film.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Mar by sending them to lonerpaul@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Paul!

Let’s see what I thought of this movie:

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“I was just exercising. I taped a 20-minute workout and played it back at high speed on my machine so it only took ten minutes. I got a great workout.” – Louis

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (Theater, TV, Video, DVD, 20 Jun 2013, 14 Jul 2016 and 27 Feb 2021)

Link to original reviewHere and Here

Brief Synopsis – A group of scientist form a company to help rid NYC of an infestation of ghosts.

My Take on it – Such an amazing film that is able to keep things so much fun along the way.

The cast is spectacular with Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver and Ernie Hudson all helping to create such iconic figures.

The script is so much fun and the mix of comedy and the supernatural works so well in helping establish this as one of the greatest comedy horror films ever made.

The concept is brilliant and stays so enjoyable and entertaining from start to end.

The dialogue is crisp and witty and remain so quotable even after nearly 40 years.

The lead trio of Murray, Aykroyd and Ramis is amazing and they work so well off one another to help keep things so much fun the whole way through.

The tone is done perfectly and they know when to keep things serious and when not to as things play out in a very entertaining way which adds so much to the story.

The special effects are done really well and enhance the story so much along the way.

The theme song of the movie along with the video is great.

Check it out!

 

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In the middle of the film’s initial release, to keep interest going, Ivan Reitman ran a trailer that was basically the commercial the Ghostbusters used in the movie, but the 555 number was replaced with a 1-800 number, allowing people to actually call in. Callers got a recorded message of Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd saying something to the effect of “Hi. We’re out catching ghosts right now.” They got 1,000 calls per hour, 24 hours a day, for six weeks. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)

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