Ghostbusters: Afterlife

audience Reviews

, 94% Audience Score
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    A completely unnecessary retread of the first Ghostbusters film, which tonally can't decide what it wants to be. Excellent dialogues, believable characters, and some surprisingly good cinematography for this kind of film can't hide the fact that it just can't manage to replicate the fun and lightheartedness of the original movies. In the end it's just a sad reminder that the only thing truly special about Ghostbusters was its cast, and those days are never coming back.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Dude, now we're talking. As a huge fan of the original ‘Ghostbusters' films (I lost count of how many times I watched those on VHS as a kid), I have to say that Jason Reitman (son of Ivan Reitman who played a big part in the making of the originals) has done it right and hit that distinct tone pretty damn well. He strikes a good balance between drama and horror with a tinge of comedy whilst also finding a way to bring the old and the new together, visually and otherwise, effectively triggering that nostalgia. As for the story, it doesn't do a lot that's different – in fact, it's re-treading a lot of the old material -- but everything it does, it does really well; it makes sense within the universe and feels like a credible continuation where the younger generation steps up to the plate -- an aspect that I really enjoyed, it kinda gives it a ‘The Goonies' meets ‘Ghostbusters' vibe -- ending on a high, wonderfully nostalgic note. The entire cast was great and there were even a few surprises I wasn't aware of, but it was the kids' time to shine and it's Mckenna Grace who absolutely steals the spotlight. I don't think anything will be able to completely erase 2016's abomination of a reboot from my memory, but this certainly went a long way in making up for it.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    I really enjoyed the connective tissue with the original ghostbuster movies, at times it feels to kiddish for my age bracket but my daughter loved those parts so that tells me I'm a old fart living on nostalgia.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    A great return to form of the titular series of films. McKenna Grace steals the show. Closest Ghostbusters 3 we will ever get.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    If you haven't seen the first one, you can't appreciate this one. Great casting, great tribute just a great movie!
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    The sequel we all needed and prayed for after the mess that was Ghostbusters (2016). An absolute solid send off to the great, ghostbusting original Harold Ramis.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    An incredible follow up to the first movie. What a way to put all the pieces back together. Really loved this movie.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Ghostbusters: Afterlife isn't a straight remake, but it's got a lot of callbacks to the original movie. A lot. A lot a lot. There are gadgets, costumes, ghosts, demons, and of course, ECTO-1 to be seen in this. More:
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    This movie is amazing, I loved every second of it.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    The latest "Ghostbusters" sequel is entertaining for the whole family, full of comedy and especially nostalgia, especially in its homage to Harold Ramis, who passed away in 2014. Theo story centres around the grandchildren of a past Ghostbuster when they move into the spooky abandoned farmhouse he has left their mother. The adventure unfolds with a "Goonies" or "Stranger Things" feel, that is balanced by respectful reverence for the original, including some not-overdone cameos.