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Over 30 years has passed since The Ghostbusters, Egon, Ray, Peter and Winston saved New York City.

Since those glory days the group has largely been forgotten, aged and moved on. Except for Egon, who suspected that things hadn’t been stopped, only temporarily silenced.

He moves out to a rural town, isolates himself and is known as the ‘Dirt Farmer’ and as being eccentric by the locals.

It’s his passing that initiates his only estranged daughter, Callie (Carrie Coon), who herself is down on her luck in the city, in to supernatural.

Ghostbusters Afterlife

With her two kids, teenage Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) and a young Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) they learn that their distant Grandfather has left them a house and land, in the middle of nowhere.

With nowhere else to go, Callie packs up with her kids and moves out of State.

After series’ of unexplained earthquakes that has rocked the town for decades, young Phoebe who is smart beyond her years and a middle school teacher, Gary Grooberson (Paul Rudd) begin investigating the source.

Ghostbusters Afterlife

It’s not long in to the film that it’s realised there’s more to this direct old house and empty land – and that the events of 1984 aren’t over, only subdued.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a modern take for a new generation on the original film, grabbing some of the best bits of the original narrative and bringing them in to a whole new film that is definitely the third in the franchise.

Old faces, new characters, familiar enemies, Ghostbusters: Afterlife will make those of us that were around for the 80’s blockbuster feel like kids again.

Ghostbusters Afterlife

With Jason Reitman in the Director chair, son of Ivan Reitman who made the two original films, this is as true Ghostbuster flavour as can be.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is one for the fans yet being a standalone for a new audience.

Ghostbusters Afterlife
Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Sony Pictures – 2021) Review
Film details

Year: 2021
Rating: PG
Running Time: 125 MIN
Genre: Action, Comedy
Director: Jason Reitman
Starring: Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd
Production Studio: Columbia Pictures
Distributor: Sony Pictures

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