‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ review: Director Jason Reitman calls back to the original while adding a little teen twist
Moving to this place, Phoebe (Grace) and Trevor (Wolfhard) discover a lot of strange things happening around the town – starting with all the earthquakes of unknown cause – and some convenient artifacts. advantage among the grandfather owned. Phoebe possesses a scientific acumen far beyond her years, while her brother has mostly just fallen for one of his new schoolmates (Celeste O’Connor).
Clever, the film (written by Jason Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, and Gil Kenan) builds up a dense mythology that connects this series of spooky ghosts back to the 1980s, while also playfully combining them. drawings reminiscent of “Ghostbusters” from the past. There are also hilariously unrelated jokes, such as the Rudd character getting through summer school just by running inappropriate horror movies.
At its best, “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” simply delivers a good time, combining upgraded special effects with comedy and youthful mood, while taking too long to make get good content.
Breaking down into those components, young Reitman answered so earnestly his call to carry on his family legacy, without eliciting a single spark that would have caused the “Afterlife” to fully emerge. get up.
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” opens November 19 in US theaters. It is rated PG-13.