Ghostbusters Review + An Open Letter To The Internet Trolls #Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters Review + An Open Letter To The Internet Trolls #Ghostbusters

I have seen all kinds of reviews for the Ghostbusters remake. Some love it, some hate it. I know, when movies get remade this can really upset some people. For me, I just want to see if it’s good or not first. Then I decide. I want to see if the movie can stand on it’s own, without totally changing the original. I hate when those that do remakes feel they need to “improve” it in some way. I also want a remake to pay homage to the original. Does Ghostbusters do that? Check out our Ghostbusters review below to see.

Ghostbusters Review

Ghostbusters {based on the 1984 movie} stars Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig as scientists who are reunited over a book they co-wrote about their theories on ghosts years before. Soon they are confronted with an actual ghost and band together a team {Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Chris Hemsworth} to battle against a sinister madman who wants to release all ghosts from another dimension into New York City.

My Thoughts

My favorite parts were the special effects. Some people don’t care for CGI, I know. I LOVE it when it’s done correctly. And it is definitely done correctly in this movie. That last ghost was so scary. I also loved the Mannequin and the balloons, without spoiling too much. I love how they featured some of the ghosts from the original.

I was worried that I was not going to like Chris Hemsworth’s character, based on the trailers. I just didn’t find him that funny in the previews. But he ended up being my favorite character. I loved him in a comedic role. His character is not very smart {to put it mildly} but he is still so lovable. And yes, ladies, he is still very cute. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Be sure to stay for the entire credit list, as you get to see Hemsworth dancing and it’s pretty cool.

I am surprised they didn’t kill Melissa McCarthy on set. Her character did all kinds of dangerous stunts and I was quite impressed. I love it how she has become an action adventure star. It’s great to see Hollywood breaking away from the typical and tired molds they use for casting movies. McCarthy is a badass.

Ghostbusters Review + An Open Letter To The Internet Trolls #Ghostbusters

To me, the funniest characters were those played by Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. I love Saturday Night Live, anyway, so I am already quite familiar with these two ladies. Leslie Jones plays a funny and sarcastic character and McKinnon plays an awkward and super smart scientist. I love how excited she gets about her work. Be sure to keep an eye on her character as one of her fight scenes is my absolute favorite scene in the entire movie.

Most of the main characters from the original movies also make cameos {Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson}. I don’t recall seeing Rick Moranis. If he was there and I just missed him, please let me know in the comments below. There are also other ways the new Ghostbusters references the old. Though this movie can definitely stand on it’s own merits, it does pay it’s respects to its predecessor. And it doesn’t deviate so much from the feel of the original that you can’t even understand what it was actually inspired by anymore.

This is my absolute favorite movie of the summer so far and I give it 5 stars. Easy.

Ghostbusters Review + An Open Letter To The Internet Trolls #Ghostbusters

Dear Internet Trolls…

You know who you are and you know what I am talking about.

*For those who have no idea what I am referring to, here is a Google Search that should help you.

I have no idea why you would target anyone for hours with tweet after tweet of hate. What did Leslie Jones ever do to you? Personally, I find her hilarious. I absolutely love her on Saturday Night Live. In fact, I find her to be one of the few consistently funny people on there in recent years. And I loved her in Ghostbusters {in case you skipped the review above and the trolling is what you came for}. Of course, I don’t know her personally and I am betting neither do you.

I find it ironic that this whole thing started at the suggestion of one person. This person apparently asked people to troll her on Twitter. And troll her they did. FOR HOURS. Why? I am guessing he just thinks it’s funny to get 300K+ plus people to bend to his demands. He has a long history of hate towards people of different religions, race, etc. The irony of it all is this person is a gay, Republican. What the crap? I would assume that being a gay Republican would have quite a few challenges. And by a few I mean a lot. I mean, just being gay is not easy. Add being a Republican, a party that isn’t very inviting to gays, to the list.

So, the hate that is spewed at you, do you just spew it back? I’m rubber, you are glue, so to speak. Why haven’t your life experiences taught you any empathy towards others. Are you a sociopath? They say being gay is the way you are born. Being black is the way Leslie Jones was born. So, why is it OK to be you and it’s not OK for her to be her?

I hadn’t heard of you until this crap, but I have since learned that you have been banned temporarily from Twitter several times. You are since banned again and they are saying it’s permanent. Good riddance. We need love in this world. And you are not that. I think you should take this time in the Twitter time out chair to look inward and see why you are so angry. Did your mom not hug you enough? I implore you to take this time to work on yourself.

And I’ll just keeping on laughing at and loving the comedic gift that is Leslie Jones. And I will also admire her now, too, for the classy way she handled you Twitter trolls.

Have You Seen Ghostbusters? What Did You Think?

Did you see the Twitter trolls go after Leslie Jones? If you want to leave comments in support of her, feel free to do so below. If you want to leave supportive comments for the Twitter trolls, feel free to leave them elsewhere as they will get deleted here and you will also get banned.

We don’t play.

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn has been a music lover her entire life. She went to college in Boone, NC, an area that is rich in music and culture. She also worked as a radio deejay for 8 years and grew up in Southeastern, Va, a melting pot of different musical styles and traditions. She has been to more concerts than she can count in every genre you can imagine. She resides in North Carolina with her furbabies and her massive collection of Disney memorabilia.

Comments

  1. I’m SUPER excited to see this. I’ve just been ignoring all the trolls. I think it’s a mixture of being “hardcore” fans for the original and a bit of not being on the girl power train.
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    • Dawn McAlexander
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      Oh those kind of trolls are OK with me. We all get hardcore about original stuff on occasion. It’s the racist trolls that were calling her an “ape” and such that got me upset. That is really childish. And super mean.

  2. I haven’t seen Ghostbusters yet, but I’m hoping that sometime in the next week or so, my hubby and I will be able to get a sitter for the night so we can get to the movies! Sounds like it was a great movie!
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  3. Did McCarthy do her own stunts?? Now I have to look! This is on my to-see list, but I might not get to it until Netflix!
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  4. I am not a big SNL fan, so the recent coverage of this film was my first experience with Leslie Jones, and I absolutely LOVE her! Not only is she hilarious, I appreciate that she is breaking the cookie cutter Hollywood mold too.
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  5. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this film from all of my friends. I can’t wait to take my girls to see it. It’s too bad that jerks sit behind their computer and trash someone. Get a life folks. There’s already too much hate in the world. I think all of the ladies are hilarious in their own unique ways.
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    • Dawn McAlexander
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      You are so right. No matter what you do, there will always be hate out there, so why not try to spread love instead. And this movie is crazy funny. ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. I think I would love this remake! I’m just ignoring the trolls. Can’t wait to see the movie!

  7. Jeanine says:

    I have yet to see Ghostbusters but I have been hearing a lot of mixed reviews. I’m not sure when I plan to see it – probably from the comfort of my own home but I do plan to give it a watch. I love every thing Melissa McCarthy does so I’m hoping I enjoy this one!

  8. I can’t wait to see the movie and I agree 100% with your letter to trolls. Do they have nothing else to do with their time than trying to hurt people? Ridiculous.
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  9. I’m looking forward to seeing it too but have heard about the mixed reviews. I wasn’t aware of the trolling, that’s terrible.
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  10. I was also worried about the Chris Hemsworth character but I had no doubt he would do something great with it like he always does.

  11. I’ve heard a lot of the controversy surrounding this movie; the fact that it’s all women, the fact that it’s a remake, etc etc. I still want to give it a watch and determine for myself though! Although I think that means I should finally watch the first one…LOL
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  12. Nikki Wayne says:

    Whatever the netizens are after, I am still going to watch this movie. I waited for this since I was a kid!

  13. I never saw the old one. I Think I will go see this new one though. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. kristin says:

    I haven’t seen this yet but we really want to go see it. Looks like a great movie!

  15. I am excited to see this movie too! I love Kate McKinnon’s humor and wit. This should be a fun movie to watch!
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  16. Thanks for the review. I wanted to hear about it before I saw it lol. I really don’t understand ppl either. I was so sorry when I saw they were trolling. People are just mean.
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  17. I can’t wait to see this! I don’t understand why people have to waste their energy on trolling others. I love that they made this all-female remake.
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    • Dawn McAlexander
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      Me too! I thought it was really good. And if so many of the original characters were in it {and produced it} then they obviously don’t have a problem with it. So, why should anyone else?

  18. I want to see this movie so badly. The husband and I need a date night. Melissa McCarthy is my spirit animal and I love Leslie Jones in the previews! Great review
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  19. I did see Ghostbusters and I really enjoyed it. I was 13 when the first came out and I did hold this to a high standard but I thought they walked the line well of creating a new story while playing homage to the original.
    As to the trolling of Leslie Jones, it makes me incredibly sad. Why, oh why, would someone choose to hurt another that way? Someone whom they do not know? And why others would join in? It baffles me. ๐Ÿ™
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    • Dawn McAlexander
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      It’s crazy how one person can tell others to bully others and, even as adults, they just follow along like mindless drones. So sad.

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