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Ghostbusters (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Fantasy | 15 July 2016 (USA)
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Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

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Paul Feig
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zach Woods ... Tour Guide Garrett
Kristen Wiig ... Erin Gilbert
Ed Begley Jr. ... Ed Mulgrave
Charles Dance ... Harold Filmore
John Milhiser ... Higgins Student
Ben Harris ... Higgins Student
Melissa McCarthy ... Abby Yates
Karan Soni ... Bennie
Kate McKinnon ... Jillian Holtzmann
Bess Rous ... Gertrude Aldridge Ghost
Steve Higgins ... Dean
Leslie Jones ... Patty Tolan
Neil Casey ... Rowan North
Dave Allen ... Electrocuted Ghost (as Dave Gruber Allen)
Katie Dippold ... Rental Agent
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Storyline

Paranormal researcher Abby Yates and physicist Erin Gilbert are trying to prove that ghosts exist in modern society. When strange apparitions appear in Manhattan, Gilbert and Yates turn to engineer Jillian Holtzmann for help. Also joining the team is Patty Tolan, a lifelong New Yorker who knows the city inside and out. Armed with proton packs and plenty of attitude, the four women prepare for an epic battle as more than 1,000 mischievous ghouls descend on Times Square.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for supernatural action and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghostbusters 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$144,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$46,018,755, 17 July 2016

Gross USA:

$128,350,574

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$229,147,509
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Extended Edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos | Auro 11.1 | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)| DTS (DTS: X)| IMAX 6-Track | Dolby Surround 7.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Paul Feig doesn't do rehearsals for fear of losing something magical. See more »

Goofs

The women complain about their company being called "Ghost Busters" but they themselves have named their YouTube Channel "Ghost Busters" instead of something else that they might have preferred. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tour Guide Garrett: The Aldridge Mansion is the only 19th century home in New York City preserved both inside and out. At the time of its construction, it was one of the most elegant homes in existence featuring every luxury including a face bidet and an anti-Irish security fence.
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits a dedication which reads 'For Harold Ramis' can be seen. See more »

Alternate Versions

Extended BluRay version is 2hs 13 mins long. See more »

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Soundtracks

Low Then High
Written by Theodore Shapiro and Ryan Levine
Produced by Theodore Shapiro
Performed by Beasts of Mayhem
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Female Engineer, Please Do Not Go, Have your kids watch Original Ghostbusters
12 July 2016 | by unitedstatesscSee all my reviews

With all the melodrama surrounding this movie, I figure it's important to disclose my mindset. Since criticism of this movie is being deflect with ad hom attacks.

I don't really care about casting choices. As someone sign up with MoviePass I usually go to every movie. I also enjoy listening to movie podcasts. I'm of the mind set, let's judge a movie by the actually quality of the final product.

The trailers had me alarm, but maybe it because I'm getting old it's rare for a trailer to get me excited. I think Prometheus was the last trailer to get me hype, but it could of just been Riley Scott returning to the Alien series.

None the less, to get on the topic. Ghostbusters 2016 threw away every good about the original Ghostbusters and replace it with a lack of chemistry and actors mugging the camera. I've sat here for 15 minutes trying to think of a good quality about this movie and I simply cannot.

The best I got is Chris Hemsworth is attractive but they made his character an imbecile.

In the original Ghostbusters the secretary was an intelligent women who stood up for herself who had the classic lines, "I've quit better jobs than this" and "Ghostbusters, Whaddaya Want?!"

The main difference between the originals and the 2016 was 2016 knew it was a joke and treated it like a joke. While the originals had goofy yet believable characters in a "possible situation". With Ernie Hudson playing the straight man that everyone could relate to.

The 2016 there is little justification for these characters to be working together, they are not "goofy" they straight up one dimensional making the characters dull and uninteresting, and the way men are portray is flat out insulting with no redeeming qualities(at least Bond movies the girls are smart/skill/sexy).

If you have children, I beg of you. Please let their first experience of Ghostbusters be the original Ghostbusters movies. I love those movies as a little girl and they help inspire my love of science and started me down the path towards engineering.

Thanks for reading my review!


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