Ghostbusters: Afterlife review

I went into the cinema not knowing what to expect or see. I am a big fan of the first two movies, but the reboot with the girl only squad, was in my view pathetic. This latest edition to the franchise was a welcome addition.

I found all the characters are much easier to welcome into the series. Each one has their own quirks and I kind of like that. McKenna Grace who played Phoebe Spengler reminded me at times of the character Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory.

The film really is a continuation of the very first film, we head all the way back to a demonic mythology where the world is doomed. The story builds well, the characters are well connected and there are a number of Easter eggs thrown in which connect both the previous films and where some of the older characters ended up.

Then the film ended and fell flat for me, I was hoping for something a bit more akin to a party, feel good moment like the previous films. But it didn’t stop there as the director had taken in a tip from the Marvel franchise by throwing in a mid-credits sequence and an after credits sequence… I wonder what will happen with that final blinking red light…

4 out of 5.

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