Thirty years after the release of the second movie of Venkman, Stantz, Spengler and Zeddemore’s adventures, the Ghostbusters are back in a brand-new movie reportedly called “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” according to our Italian fellows at badtaste and will be out in France on November 10, 2021. A movie directed by Jason Reitman son of moviemaker Ivan Reitman who directed the saga’s first two movies.
As for the cast, the actors of the first two films (excluding Harold Ramis who passed away in 2014) will reprise their roles in the ghostbusting team in New York. But they will have to count on new heads since have also been casted Mckenna Grace (Captain Marvel, Annabelle Comes Home…), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, It Chapter 2…), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man and the Swap, Avengers: Endgame…) and even Carrie Coon (Avengers: Infinity War, Widows…).
Jason Reitman also declared that it was a sequel to the first two movies and this new film will have nothing to do with the reboot released in 2016 directed by Paul Feig and starring Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones as the revenant exterminators.
A single mom with her two kids settle in a small city and discover their bonds with a ghostbuster team, and the legacy of their grandfather.
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” is a movie likely to please fans from the outset as well as new generations on many points: first of all, like this is a genuine tribute to the saga, and especially Harold Ramis who died in 2014, proposing what gave the very flavor to the first two movies, while modernizing it all up to speak to the youngest generations. A genuine guitly pleasure we love inspired by old 80's movies ("Back to the Future", "The Gremlins", "The Goonies"...) and the movie triggers this very unfailing nostalgia.
Furthermore, many references and Easter eggs are seen from the very first minutes of the movie and until the ending credits. Fans will be just as delighted to meet with some of the most iconic characters of the saga again, as well as several references, while enjoying something new as the story unfolds. Nothing has been left to chance, the evolution of some of them, modernized to stick to the current world, add a certain depth to the scenario. A risky bet Jason Reitman brillantly succeeds in.
The movie speaks to the youngest generations as well thanks to a brilliant cast shining a light on children picking up the legacy. McKenna Grace brillantly supports the movie, playing Phoebe, a young and clever girl who quickly understands there is something brewing in Summerville - where she moved to with her family. Honorable mention to the "adult" cast of the movie, Carrie Coon and Paul Rudd who are the main character's mother and science teacher, secondary characters who add a bit of freshness to the movie without taking the lead.
Add to this beautiful photography and a scenario - although not revolutionizing the style and easy to see through (take the same characters and do it again) - and you get some lovely surprises. The movie is not boring and has a nice pace from the beginning to the end. In other words, this is a great success for Reitman who brillantly updates the saga - after a half in jest attempt in 2016 by Paul Feig - and for sure he has a bright future ahead. Let us go!
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 1 December 2021