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GHOSTBUSTERS (2016) Review by Ann Sawyer

After spending a fair bit of time working on both the cover and this feature for the new Ghostbusters reboot, I finally had the opportunity to see the movie in full. After swathes of negative press pre-release (some quite hefty misogynistic bullshit and reboot bashing) I am very pleased to report that I was really very pleasantly surprised. After a weak-ish introduction, the film just finds its’ groove. There’s some really unexpected subtlety and more than a few affectionate nods to the original. The biggest surprise for me really came from the fact that Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy take a step back and it’s the ensemble cast that proves funniest. The CGI is fun and appropriate and I can quite honestly say that this film takes up the mantle and runs with it in a very fresh and imaginative way. Even the credits AND THE AFTER CREDITS SCENE (when will people learn to keep sat until the end of the movie these days!) are clever and inventive. Whilst it was never going to be the greatest movie ever made, it’s really good family fun and sets up what could be a truly engaging series of movies. It’s clear director Paul Feig holds the original film dear and it has to be said that this one has more than an influence of Scooby Doo about it - which is no bad thing. Go see it. Leave any apprehensions you have outside the cinema, and just have a great, light bit of fun for a couple of hours.

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held them we were like oh my God, I can’t believe this., even though they are fake, they have real power and real meaning. HM: So tell us a little about Patty Tolan. She stole many of the best one-liners in the second trailer!!! Leslie: Patty Tolan is a New York subway worker who encounters a big collective of underground spirits prompting her to join the Ghostbusters because she likes the way they work. That’s where the black sheep home girl comes in. I ain’t no scientist, but I know stuff for real. I think I might have always known that there was something out there crazy for me to do and then this happens and I am on board and just want to do some new stuff. I want an adventure because I don’t have a life in the MTA booth. HM: So – we know you’re all gonna make us laugh and we know from the trailer that the new Ghostbusters are going to find themselves in all sorts of action packed sequences that usually aren’t associated with this group. What can we expect to see? Melissa: Yeah, it’s pretty crazy and I don’t think it’s what anybody is expecting. It’s pretty full throttle with the action sequences, and then the special effects with the ghosts and the level of how scary it gets really surprised me. So I think it will for everyone else. Kristen: We did stunt training and were all surprised of how the fights were going to be. Every single one is shocking and we are so excited to do those scenes. It’s going to be visually beautiful and just incredible. HM: So would you say that the new Ghostbusters is offering a dynamic new take on a classic well-loved tale for a brand new generation? Melissa: It’s a pretty epic story. It’s literally saving the world, good versus evil, by the four most unlikely people. Kate: [This] movie is going to blow up the Earth so violently, that we don’t know if anything is going to be left and we don’t know if any plant life or birds will survive… hopefully some of the insects will carry on, but no…the movie is going to take on the world! At this point a bloke with a clipboard starts circling his finger in the air and that is all the time we have together. HM: Thanks so much for taking the time to talk to us today. We cannot wait to finally see what you have in store for us! Ghostbusters is released July 2016 and I’ve got a feeling that it’s going to be a lot better than a lot of people think. Certainly, this is a great cast who seemed to bounce off each other really well. So if there’s something strange in your neighbourhood this summer… ANSWER THE CALL!

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Women, women, women, you can't live with them but you can get them to write the features for Haunted Magazine Issue 16, and like a female ve...