"Ghosts are no longer safe…"
Three parapsychologists lose their jobs at the university that funded their research. Therefore, they start their own business in an old fire department. At first, things don’t go very well until Dana, who will become their most important client, reports a case of haunting in her apartment.
The ghost hunter’s research explains that the disciple of a destructor demon is responsible for the paranormal phenomena that Dana witnessed. Meanwhile, Ghostbusters has more and more clients because it seems a wave of ghosts has struck New York and everyone is haunted. They discover the source of the evil to be Dana’s apartment building.
The team of exterminators succeed in protecting the citizens from the ghosts until the department for protection of the environment get involved. They order the release of the spectres that, obviously, flee and devastate the town. The portal that permitted the entry of the ghosts must be closed and the Ghostbusters are the men for the job.
Ghostbusters is a unique film that is based on very little déjà vu and delivers an incredibly captivating product. While it may seem like a horror movie by its description, it is better defined as a fantastic comedy. No one dies, no one bleeds and no one suffers. For some, this may mean a lack of potential but it is in fact an excellent film and first and foremost an exclusive classic.
The characters are deeply detailed; the action is evenly distributed to keep the spectators hooked. The special effects are admirable for when this movie was made but the werewolf scenes could have been worked on. Each small defect (illogical coincidences, visual errors, continuity errors) is easily hidden by the grandiose talent of the actors (Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis) and their impressive presence.
Ghostbusters reserves a few surprises such as ghosts with multiple personalities, living gargoyles and a giant marshmallow monster. Each detail testifies a particular attention and contributes to plunge all age groups deeply into the story. The special effects could be discussed but their context saves them from a severe critic.
- The Ghostbusters think they are capturing a nice ghost but it is transformed into a horrible monster when they try to grab it.
- Peter Venkman (Bill Murray)
- Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd)
- Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis)
- Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson)
- Mr. Stay Puft
Released in: 1984
Horror - Haunting - Monsters - Action - Science Fiction - Fantasy - Comedy - Humor - Children
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( 2002-03-06 )
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