Ghostbusters starts out with Kristen Wiig meeting a ghost and then getting a boatload of ectoplasm to the face. Once this happens she turns to Melissa McCarthy and goes, “We’re not crazy, ghosts are real. And by the way my whole body is filled with ghost puke.”
The problem is when she goes to work the next day, the dean of her college is like, “I saw your little video online and congrats, you just lost your job you weird ghost lady.” Fortunately McCarthy and Kate McKinnon invite Wiig to join their paranormal team at a college that’s ranked just above DeVry.
But when Steve Higgins the dean of the college hears they want to hire Wiig he’s like, “To be real, I didn’t even know your department existed. So, thanks for letting me know. You’re all fired and just so we’re clear here’s the bird.”
That’s when all of the girls leave and take every piece of equipment not nailed to the ground. But now the only space they can afford is a ghetto office right above a Chinese restaurant. And the only receptionist they can afford is Chris Hemsworth who has the muscles of Thor and the intellect of a rock.
Now everything gets exciting when Leslie Jones sees a casper in the subway and is like, “That’s a ghost, and I don’t get paid enough for this. So why don’t I join those lady ghost hunters and see if I can work for free.”
In short order, the girls get busier and busier because a tool named Neil Casey is charging up spots around the city to release apparitions and just be an overall creepy dude. Eventually the ghost sightings lead to Casey in a basement trying to set up a vortex to release an eff load of ghosts. Fortunately the ladies are able to stop him but not before he kills himself. And the reason Casey does this is just so he can become a ghost to possess McCarthy and be even more weird.
Casey takes over McCarthy until Jones is like, “I’m gonna slap the ghost right out of you.” But that’s when Casey moves to Hemsworth who is able to open the vortex with a little muscle power and a whole lot of good looks.
Then it’s a giant ghost party where the ladies get to kill a float sized Stay Puft marshmallow man, a giant size ghost from the ghostbuster logo and anything else that moves. Fortunately, the ladies figure out to put all the ghosts back into the vortex all they need to do is set off a nuclear bomb. That’s when they trick Slimer into driving ecto-1 into the vortex and then light him up like it’s Christmas day.
ADD Movie Review: The first movie is a classic, but the ladies do pull their weight in this flick. There’s action, comedy and a whole bunch of killing ghosts who are already dead.
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