Ghostbusters (2016) Monday, 13 July 2020

Ghostbusters (2016)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild supernatural themes and coarse language; some scenes may scare young children.

  • The pitch:

    Ley lady ley.

  • Starring:

    Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Ed Begley Jr., Charles Dance, Steve Higgins, Andy Garcia, Cecily Strong

  • Directed by:

    Paul Feig

  • Running time:

    117 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)


    A man commits suicide (electrocution). Characters are slimed, burned, thrown through the air/against walls/out windows, punched, tackled, hit with/by objects, lassoed, hit by a train, pursued, throat-grabbed, dragged, slapped, blasted, trapped. Objects thrown, smashed, catapulted, kicked, crushed. Characters dangle precariously. A woman's head spins around. Reckless driving, a car collides with other vehicles/objects. Armed military personnel, tanks. Loud knocking sounds, mass panic. Ground cracking open, other-worldly portals, explosions, sparks, burning objects. Stealing. Roaring, screaming, yelling. Enslave elephants, anti-Irish fence, servants stabbed to death, daughter locked in basement, "I'm gonna kill you", you're gonna die, being bullied, terrorists, burn in hell, electrocuted people, massacres mentioned. Blood/gore: People are covered in slime. Man on stretcher. Human remains, people turned inside out (skin inside/organs outside) mentioned.


    Bum-wiggling, flirting, provocative (bad) dancing. Drawing of ghost with large breasts. Photos of shirtless man (chiseled abs and ripped six-pack visible), cleavage. A creature is shot in the crotch area. Mild innuendo ("pull it out"). Nude mannequins. Stripper pole, strippergram, virginity mentioned.


    Alcohol (wine, beer; bar setting). Advertisements for beer, spirits seen. May have been drunk, on crack, Chinese gambling den, drugged with hallucinogens, AA meeting mentioned.


    S-word, a-word, butt, cr*p, p*ss, b*tches, frickin. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations (damn, OMG, hell). Obscene finger gestures. Jokes about race, gender, culture.


    Ghostbusting, the paranormal, scientists, haunted buildings, himbos, protonic reversal, human possession, heavy metal, ley lines, tenure, tour guides, remakes.


    Job loss. Dead father/colleague mentioned. Lightning, thunder. Objects move/open/rattle by themselves. Ghostly apparitions with scary eyes (green/yellow/red or blue), decaying skin, exposed torsos/skeletons, long arms, sharpened teeth, pterodactyl wings. Ghostly figures/hands seen trapped behind glass, demonic drawings, giant balloon figures, bogeyman. Fart sound, belch, vomiting, spitting. Cat allergy, urine smell mentioned. Mid-credits vision, post-credits scene.


    Crowd-pleasing, funny, silly, confident, affectionate, ridiculous, hallucinatory, loose, subversive, witty, appealing, energetic, inventive, warm-hearted, nostalgic, spirited, entertaining, diverting, fresh, playful, goofy. Stellar cast, tremendous/warm/undeniable/easy chemistry between leads, scene-stealing performance by Chris Hemsworth, amusing in-jokes, slickly rendered visual effects, fan-pleasing cameos, crisp cinematography, solid score, touching tribute to Harold Ramis.


    Ineffectual/forgettable villain, some messy CGI, effects-riddled/unwieldy third act, tries a little too hard to hat-tip the first film.


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