104 min., 1984
Written by Dan Aykroyd/Harold Ramis
Directed by Ivan Reitman
My rating: ★★★★★
Can this movie get any worse?
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Ha ha ha, I totally got you! This movie fucking rules!
The movie begins with Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver), in her apartment after grocery shopping, then her eggs start cooking, and there’s a demon dog in her fridge. The story then turns to three doctors, Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), and Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), going to check on a ghost in a library. Well there is one there and it scares the shit out of them. They devise a way to catch ghosts, and start doing it all over New York City, at the same time hiring Winston Zeddemore. They end up with their “containment unit” getting shut down and everything going to shit. Do they save the day? What do you think?
It’s hard to write a review of a movie that’s been seen by almost everyone, and the ones that haven’t seen it still know all about it, so this will be a very short review.
The acting is where the movie really stands the test of time. Everyone, and I really do mean everyone does a paranormal job with the roles they are given. Harold Ramis (Egon) and Rick Moranis (Louis) are two of my favorites, as they really pull off their roles with the most believability. Sigourney Weaver (Dana) as the nice girl turned possessed crazy woman, awesome.
The effects, for the most part, really do stand the test of time. The only ones that don’t, is the demon dogs, and even those seem to fit in fine. The ghosts and the proton pack blasts look good, and still stand up.
It’s kinda surprising how well the movie, as a whole, still looks great. Fun premise, great acting, great effects, and awesome dialogue make for a really fun movie.Have You Read...?