Tag: Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters 101

Ghostbusters 101: Everyone Answers the Call

by Erik Burnham; ill. Dan Schoening (IDW, 2017)

Book cover: “Ghostbusters 101: Everyone Answers the Call” by Erik Burnham; ill. Dan Schoening (IDW, 2017)

101 brings two dimensions together and so therefore the male and female Ghostbusters. The idea is neat but the story is plodding, weighed down by superfluous minor characters and half-funny, cutting-room-floor dialogue. The likenesses, off-puttingly, convey almost nothing of the original actors.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

dir. Jason Reitman (2021)

Film poster: “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” dir. Jason Reitman (2021)

Afterlife claims to be ‘based on’ the script for the original Ghostbusters film. It does indeed reprise many elements, but succeeds on the strength of its newness—in particular the decision to base everything around Spengler’s granddaughter (played superbly by Mckenna Grace).

Pixels

Pixels

dir. Chris Columbus (2015)

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Panned seemingly for not being Ghostbusters, Pixels in fact evokes much of the frivolous filmmaking fun so prevalent in the 1980s. When space invaders show up for real, Earth’s fate rests in the knob-twiddling hands of underachieving ex-gamers. What could be better?

 

Derelict Space Sheep