One of the redeeming features of this film is the special effect quality. From the trailers, the effects looked very vivid and bright. I loved the look of the ghosts, which are modernized and glow with effervescence. The final act of the film is awesome because of the fighting ghosts who radiate across the entire screen. The weapons of the ghostbusters are also updated with a sleek ray discharge. Overall, the technical effects of this film are brilliant. It must be hard to create such cool looking ghosts, so I applaud the technical team involved in the process.
Let's talk a bit about the public hate that came before the film was even released. Feig took an all-male cast of the original film and decided to do what he has done all along by taking on an all-female reboot. In a stage that has been dominated by white males, I think it was a bold move for Feig and I really do appreciate his casting choice. Not many directors are this bold with their casting choices and too many films are still white-washed and testosterone-filled. To be honest, I was not looking forward to the new Ghostbusters because the jokes look to be targeted at a cheesier audience than I was hoping. However, it is more important to acknowledge up-and-coming actors or actresses than it is to bring out the big name appeal. While McKinnon, Jones, McCarthy and Wiig may not be my favorite actresses, they prove themselves as success stories for diversity on the big screen. And for that, thank you Paul Feig!
The Bottom Line: Paul Feig fans will fanboy over this one, and others should respect its worthy attempt.
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