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Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

2021
Comedy
Sci-fi
2h 4m
When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. (imdb)
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife

2021
Comedy
Sci-fi
2h 4m
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Rated 28 Nov 2021
85
63rd
A good but not great tribute to the original classic. It's stronger in the first half when setting up its new characters and setting before it ultimately crosses into remake territory towards the end, but the love and respect the filmmakers have for the material is evident in every frame, and the whole thing is good nostalgic fun. Hopefully the sequels get more creative.
Rated 05 Jan 2022
65
42nd
The ghostbusters theme playing after this feels all wrong it should've been some sad acoustic cover thing. Nothing in this sequel will stick with me but the parts regurgitated from the original and baby it barfed everywhere. Why would you make a character like Podcast? Gross after credits sequel hook ... Now if I know Ghostbuster hauntings running amok - stay the hell away from the World Trade Center area.
Rated 26 Nov 2021
62
39th
You'll love this is you are turned on by proton packs, the ecto-1, or fucking Harold Ramis' dead body. But honestly, no big laughs but pretty consistent chuckles throughout, particularly from the dead pan of Phobe. Characters thin but fine, plot was hole-y but fun. I actually wanted to dislike it more than I did so maybe I'm going to easy on it because my cynicism wasn't fully met. The nostalgia porn and fake Harold Ramis were the worst part and weren't that far from ruining the whole thing.
Rated 08 Jan 2022
66
51st
It's fine. It's a more reverent approach to the nostalgia. I am still perplexed why it needed to be a child driven film, and why they needed to pretend that no one would remember NYC being assaulted by spectral forces, but if you like nostalgia some decent effects and a good amount of chuckles, you won't feel like you were cheated.
Rated 11 Jan 2022
39
5th
Somehow actually worse than the last entry in this truly doomed franchise. Jumping from incredibly dull and outrageously predictable to truly gag worthy fan service. Trash. This rating might keep going down as I remember it exists. UPDATE: I was made to remember its existence and the rating has gone lower. Jan 21st 2022. UPDATE 2: A direct sequel eh? You better believe that's a paddlin'. -2 points November 16th 2023
Rated 22 May 2022
76
57th
While the 2016 one felt like a faithful reboot for a younger generation, this one is more of a true continuation of the original series, but it ignores its roots and relies heavily on nostalgia for effect. It works, to a point, but this sequel forgot that it was the whimsy and fantastical comedy that made the original a classic, the fault here is that it takes itself too seriously.
Rated 20 Nov 2021
80
70th
The fun thing about the people complaining that this is "too fan-service-y", is that I, a non-fan, thought this was great! There is a ton here for me - snappy dialogue, oodles of fun and thoughtfulness, investable characters telling a story I want to hear, and even if it does veer deeply into remake territory, how would I know and why would I care? Count this as one of the surprises of the year for me: thoroughly entertaining (Podcast steals every scene he's in) and leaving me wanting more.
Rated 06 Jan 2022
55
11th
For a movie about ghosts, it sure is soulless. It is also terribly cut as it gets disjointed frequently. With so many plot holes, ghosts are more tangible than the script. Paul Rudd is relegated to a non-character--know that this is primarily about kid protagonists, and it doesn't really work. McKenna Grace is excellent though. The nostalgia bits are overdone and cheap and predictable. They don't even bring back the coolest feature of gozer: choosing a destroyer.
Rated 26 Jun 2022
67
46th
I have absolutely no stake in Ghostbusters lore but appreciated the hell out of its care and fidelity towards its new characters - finding love in a Sonic, trying not to die in a pre-Antediluvian demonic temple - totally normal, teenage bonding things. The dialogue excels when it needs to. I almost wish the OG callback didn’t happen so the film could breathe on its own, but bringing Ramis back from the dead has a meta nostalgia quality that still feels earned.
Rated 19 Nov 2021
85
94th
It's fan service all the way, but I'm here for it.
Rated 21 Nov 2021
75
77th
Despite this coming out after nearly a decade of relentless Hollywood nostalgia-mining, despite the bitter taste of the failed Ghostbusters reboot still lingering, despite the somewhat excessive amount of call-backs to the original. Despite all of that, I have noting but love for this wonderful film.
Rated 29 May 2022
30
11th
Basically, "Hey, I remember that": The Movie. If this film were two hours shorter, it may have been better. Also, even if it were 40 years ago, if ghosts were discovered to be real, it would change literally everything we know about life. Yet, in this film, it's a forgotten bit of news, as if ghosts were akin to trying to remember Tiffany.
Rated 03 Mar 2022
5
57th
Feels a bit like a blend of Goosebumps, Stranger Things and a whole bushelful of Ghostbusters memberberries. Amusing moments and interplay between the kids at points, and the callbacks to classic Ghostbusters do win smiles, but it definitely lacks the freewheeling and loose comedic energy those 80s films had.
Rated 18 Mar 2022
30
5th
Just unbelievably lazy.
Rated 24 Mar 2022
55
45th
Give us more Paul Rudd shopping in an empty Walmart.
Rated 29 Mar 2022
74
36th
I am not a fan of the original so it's no surprise I liked this a bit more. According to the Behind The Scenes Reitman says he was devoted to capturing alot of the original which is bizarre since the approach here is very much Spielbergian w/ suburban/rural kids as heroes. I prefer this approach to the original's Abbot & Costello Meet Frankenstein vibe which always undercut any stakes w/ comedy, but the tv series Stranger Things still does this Spielberg thing way better than Reitman.
Rated 14 Feb 2022
40
30th
I don't carry nostalgia for the franchise so I wasn't moved by the cynically-expected cameos or the emotional moments. Since the original came out we've been treated to Stranger Things, new It, and other similar "kids defeat the supernatural" media. If anything, seeing kids means plot armor aplenty. Carrie Coon had crappy dialogue which consisted of a smart retort to every comment. Fav scene: Aykroyd answering the phone.
Rated 12 Feb 2022
55
36th
(SPOILER ALERT): Stranger Things meets Ghostbusters. The first half makes some attempt to create the illusion of a quasi-new experience, despite dripping in 80's kids nostalgia, and the new characters are fine. Problems occur, however, when it starts referencing (i.e. blatantly copying) the original film, and the return of Egon is sentimental BS. The end credit scene with Murray and Weaver hints at what might have been if the creators had more than nostalgia on their minds.
Rated 27 Jun 2022
82
47th
This is a good film until the third act when it completely falls apart in such spectacular fashion that it's almost admirable. It helps that Reitman has Spielbergian sensibilities seemingly baked into his filmmaking DNA because this is slick and fun to watch, despite the thin side characters (including Wolfhard???) and corporate commercials so brazen they feel like bits from 30 Rock. Even the climactic emotional payoff rings hollow, and yet...! And yet I still had fun? Yeah, kinda.
Rated 15 Dec 2021
79
96th
Afterlife is the true sequel to the 1984 Ghostbusters. While it functions well on its own merits; well-directed action, a fun story, a stellar young cast; this film pays tribute to original without undermining characters, rebooting or resorting to social pandering. Wolfhard was surprisingly tolerable. Murray looks old. Rudd was underused. Coon, Kim and Grace were great. The film isn't perfect, but the humour, dialogue and Reitman's focus make for a comforting film, even if it's less adult.
Rated 18 Nov 2021
55
41st
Ends up being a mixed bag. I really liked the first half giving new characters some time to develop and show the legacy of Ghostbusters. The lead granddaughter was perfectly cast for Egon. Unfortunately, the movie goes in the direction of being a beat-for-beat remake of the original, which ends up making the second half dull. The fanservice-y stuff gets irritating. There's missed opportunities to utilise the original Ghostbusters team better. Only fans would really get anything out of this.
Rated 07 Jan 2022
58
31st
Largely inoffensive sequel/reboot. The setup is good and the casting is extremely solid, but sadly the script is a mess and feels like a first draft, which combined with some questionable editing choices leaves a lot of plot holes and missed opportunities (wtf was JK Simmons in this for?). The humour is weak throughout but the climax is undoubtedly sweet and should play well for most fans of the franchise.
Rated 10 Jan 2022
60
40th
Reitman tried to relive his own nostalgia as much as possible. He was on set as a child, so his protagonists are children and we relie the first film. It is not great by an means, but it is nostalgiaful, fun experience.
Rated 09 Apr 2022
68
63rd
I found this quite charming. Really nicely shot, with solid effects, and a very strong young cast. It’s by no means without fault; with a clunky screenplay that fumbles the narrative outcomes in the final act and sells some characters short. But very likeable overall.
Rated 25 Nov 2021
69
66th
It's good enough, but could have used more jokes and less time establishing the setting.
Rated 29 Jul 2022
61
26th
Had me until it lost me. The first half has more in common with classic coming-of-age flicks than a wacky action-comedy franchise. But boy, does it remind you that this is GHOSTBUSTERS in the lamest and most creatively bankrupt ways. It's a testament to those earlier portions - and Mckenna Grace's revelatory performance - that I can still kinda sorta recommend it. (Disregard all this if you consider the OG film holier than the Talmud. Thanks a lot; I blame you.)
Rated 07 Jan 2022
60
40th
Kinda wished it would've tried to be something on it's own instead of a gadget-themed nostalgia ride. There's a lot of unnecessary stuff going on, especially towards the end, but it's certainly not anywhere near the prior catastrophe. And boy, look at these old fucks. Should probably have waited the +- 5 years until they're dead and given ALL of them the cgi treatment.Well, except hudson. He looks great!
Rated 05 Feb 2022
64
66th
good movie
Rated 27 Oct 2023
40
26th
Welcome to 2021: menacing ghosts are no longer the least bit scary – even for kids – and every film seems to be a lazy exercise in Hollywood box-ticking rather than an earnest attempt to make something genuinely entertaining. Once again we get a jigsaw of multiple ideas offered by multiple writers; a world where things just happen to move the plot along or for a cheap gag. At its worst this even evokes memories of the godawful third Bill & Ted film. The girls’ 2016 effort was better.
Rated 04 Jan 2022
6
43rd
Clever lil' goobers Phoebe and Podcast are incredibly endearing, and so is Paul Rudd's lil' Grooberson, and Wolfhard's got his goofy teen thing going, and there's gooey and hilariously homicidal marshmallows too, and ghosts and gunner seats, and it's all just gobs of fun, though the character and setting-setting up first half works better than the second, where it feels like the all the good character work gets possessed and discarded by nostalgia and cameos and a big end-of-the-world plot.
Rated 08 Jan 2022
65
48th
Liked it overall. The rampant fan-service and especially the schmalzy ending was a bit much for me, but I can understand why they did it that way....so yeah, its fine.
Rated 24 Apr 2024
60
28th
What I like: the new characters and tribute to Harold Ramis What I don't like: actually watching this
Rated 13 Jul 2022
7
61st
It's not a bad movie, it's the original Ghostbusters, with the heroes being Ant-Man and a low rent Stranger Things cast. But it's fine, woulda been better without the cameo ending stealing the thunder from the actual leads.
Rated 01 Feb 2022
5
40th
Very average movie. Not bad, but I usually don't really vibe with movies where kids have the main roles. Not much was added to the Ghostbusters franchise, but at least it shows some respect to the original, which is cool I guess.
Rated 07 Oct 2023
58
22nd
This just didn't work, it is too slow to be a good continuation of the wacky original two, it does not use the current technology to top the visual beauty of the original two and its story is very flimsy and uninteresting. This is coming from someone who has very sweet memories of the original two as a kid and also liked the animated series made afterward. So, if it just bores me with that much goodwill, I don't know how it can reach a new audience.
Rated 04 Feb 2022
75
73rd
Fun but different. Lots of references to the past.
Rated 17 Apr 2022
70
56th
First of all, I really love the original Ghostbusters movies, both of them. I didn't love the version that came after but I didn't entirely hate it, either. Ghostbusters: Afterlife chooses a better path than it's predecessor with understanding that small things of nostalgia from music to sound effects to colors schemes and characters are what people really want from a Ghostbusters film.
Rated 21 Jan 2022
95
63rd
Absolutely Amazing movie. They did a great job in bringing back the old cast while setting up the new cast for more ghost busting to come. This is the movie we ghostbusters fans have waited for. It took 30+ years but it was worth the wait. Ghostbusters has stood the test of time. This movie invites all age groups (minor cursing) and has a healthy mix of comedy and scary movie. The Nostalgia, comedy & plot are top notch. It really felt like an original Ghostbusters classic.
Rated 07 Jan 2022
65
63rd
This was decent but at the end of the day, they tried too hard to mimic the original film.
Rated 05 Aug 2023
50
10th
boring and stock
Rated 15 Jul 2022
50
31st
Mckenna Grace carries this entire movie on her 13 year old (!) shoulders. She manages to make this excessively lazy and nostalgic movie watchable with her charming and witty performance. Coon is solid as well, and Rudd is always decent. The story has some heart and humor as well, but most of the rest is pretty bad. At least it's not aggravating and painful like Ghostbusters 2016. If it wasn't for the disturbing CGI Egon i might have given it a pass.
Rated 31 Dec 2023
65
74th
This is surprisingly strong. It's a little bit of a retread but the lead carries the film incredibly well and it walks the comedy/drama tightrope well
Rated 20 Feb 2022
95
94th
I loved this movie. Yes, the movie focuses a lot on nostalgia rather than being a totally original sequel, but I still think it does a great job continuing the world Ghostbusters created. I must say I am one of the weirdos who did like the female reboot, but I liked that for different reasons than I liked this one, and I liked this one a lot more. This one isn't quite the straight comedy of the original, or the reboot, but I think that change of pace is a welcome addition.
Rated 06 Dec 2021
54
5th
Opinión personal: 5.5 Actores: 7 Guión: 5 Planos/técnicas: 7 BSO: 7 Otros:7 Iluminación:- FX:7 Director:7 Humor:- Vestuario:- Total: 54
Rated 28 Apr 2022
5
21st
It's better than the abomination from 2016. Good job, but it's time to stop now.
Rated 27 Jan 2022
80
54th
As it should be: a fitting sequel completely drenched in nostalgic call-backs.
Rated 12 Nov 2023
65
41st
If you look at it as a very touching tribute to the sadly missed Harold Ramis, then it's great. But this sort of blunt force nostalgia cinema really needs to get reined in. You can just watch 80s movies again, we don't need to endlessly remake them with slightly better visual effects and slightly worse writing every 10 years.
Rated 12 Jan 2022
90
80th
Yeah, it's fan service. So what? It was good fun and gave me good memories of the original. I loved the new characters.
Rated 10 Jan 2022
78
72nd
Secretary
Rated 23 May 2023
75
61st
Two thirds flow pretty well and are decent in establishing a sense of character and then the nostalgia throwbacks kinda ruined that flow. On the other hand it’s hard to think of how to construct a new film in this franchise without fan service. Damned if you do damned if you don’t ey Gozer.
Rated 01 Dec 2021
43
7th
Yeah it surely reminds me of the original series. Here's the problem: I didn't enjoy the original series. The first half was bearable, but in the second half it started getting absurd, and finally cringe-y and corny in the end. I loved the new characters though, so I really hope the sequel can be actually fun and funny.
Rated 02 Oct 2022
60
33rd
I didn't realize this was such a kids movie going in. That said, Phoebe was maybe the best part, along with Paul Rudd. But other than their charm and comedy, everything else was really bland.
Rated 10 Mar 2022
50
30th
Genç oyuncuların hepsinin oyunculuklarının ve karakterlerinin kötü olması filmi sıkıcılaştırsa da Paul Rudd'un bu iki şeyin tam tersini sergilemesi filmi ortalamanın altına düşürmekten kurtarıyor.
Rated 01 Jan 2022
40
19th
Some say the incredible creative expansion of the 80's ended. There will never be another Ghostbusters, The Lost Boys, Beetlejuice, The Witches of Eastwick, The Goonies, or anything like that. Those movies are over. This movie is a proof of that idea.
Rated 27 Nov 2021
76
70th
Every Ghostbusters movie is the same story, but at least I liked this one
Rated 26 Nov 2021
4
26th
exactly how I feared it would be. Reitman’s the guy who kept doing that thing years ago where he’d charge people a bunch of money to come watch actors read scripts, right? that’s what I thought.
Rated 16 Feb 2022
68
55th
I've written a review for this about five times and have not once liked the result. One part nostalgia, one part trying to appeal to a new generation (tweens and teens are the stars). It's good enough. Better than the 2016 Ghostbusters, not as good as the 1984 Ghostbusters. Really no surprise there.
Rated 28 Apr 2024
40
2nd
JFC with the fan service plot devices. Fan fiction isn't this cringe-worthy.
Rated 16 Jan 2022
70
49th
Tam anlamıyla geçmişe yolculuk gibi bir devam filmi. Eski seriyi çok severdim bu da en ideal şekilde devam etmiş ve günümüze uyarlanmış. Hikayeyi anlattığı filmin başlarında tempo biraz çok düşüyor ama o da biraz mecburen. Keyifli eğlenceli film tipik hayalet avcıları.
Rated 22 Nov 2021
55
39th
It took a while to get going, but Grace and Coon are both so great that I was fine with that. The last act was pretty bad, though.
Rated 23 Apr 2022
60
47th
80 li yılların kült filminin taşra devam filmi. Bu sefer 1 amerikan kasabasında öykümüz ilerliyor. Eski ekip üyelerinden 1i ıssız kasabaya taşınmıştır. Maden ocağında hayaletler olduğu ortaya çıkar. Kızı, torunları ve bilim öğretmeni bu hayaletleri durdurmaya çalışır. Filmin kurgusu iyi. Fakat yeni birşey yok. Sanki ilk filmi izledim. Yine de vakit geçirmelik eğlence. Popcorn filmi. Filmin sonunda, eski dostlar yardım ediyor. İçimde başka 1 elbise var. Senin için kendimi yırtarım.
Rated 15 Mar 2024
60
32nd
Acho que gosto mais do filme com as meninas do Paul Feig, esse aqui se perde na segunda metade, depois da primeira parte sólida. Mas pelo menos ficamos sabendo que o Jason Reitman gosta muito mais do Spielberg do que do próprio pai. TV aberta.
Rated 16 May 2022
65
53rd
I got teary-eyed at the ending. Rip. Wish they would have made the 3rd one sooner.
Rated 31 Dec 2021
65
73rd
Enjoyed it more than I expected.
Rated 21 Nov 2021
64
40th
2021'de #IzlediğimFilmler : 317. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) Müzikleri ile, atmosferi ile, filmin akışı ile tam "old school" iş olmuş. Finali ve "end-credit" sahnesi ile duygusal anlar yaşatıyor.
Rated 24 Feb 2022
77
64th
This film has a nice mix of nostalgia and new characters. The script has a number of good moments and recalls many instances from the first film in the franchise. Overall I would recommend this movie.
Rated 07 Mar 2023
52
42nd
Better than expected, but still not really good. Would be great as a pure children's film, but as a Ghostbusters film? No! the screenplay & writing is just too bad for that. Things just happen because they're meant to happen, everyone has the skill they need because it's needed for the scene. No real character development or to tie with anyone. The film would be just as good without the actors, ECTO-1 could have just been possessed by a ghost and driving alone would be practically the same.
Rated 27 Dec 2021
55
37th
Entertainment: 3. Spirit: 1. Sustainability: 0.5. Family: 1
Rated 22 May 2022
55
34th
Hopefully no more spinoffs, reimaginings, etc. It was okay, the original cast's performance was weak, almost unnecessary.
Rated 12 Aug 2023
55
15th
A production pre-occupied with righting the wrong of the previous reboot, it lost a lot of the comedy of the franchise, and instead brought in an 80s sentimentality. Not bad, but weighted down, more of an elegy than a celebration.
Rated 05 Jan 2022
30
35th
I couldn't care less for two thirds of the movie, but once the original cast made an appearance, it was significantly better, or in other words, the last 5 minutes of the movie + post-credit scenes. I just didn't like the story, the cast, the pace... Yeah,
Rated 23 Nov 2021
60
69th
My neighbour baby-sat me when I was 6-years old. They had a VHS of "Ghostbusters". I watched it, day after day, couldn't get enough. The sequel came out when I was 10, I was very excited to see my first "Ghostbusters" in theatres, and enjoyed it very much. This, was okay, but the main problem is it wasn't very funny. It had too much of a depressed Mom and her depressed kids and could have used a lot more Paul Rudd, as there's a Venkman-sized hole in the film.
Rated 19 Jan 2022
70
96th
Takes a little bit of time to get going, but it was great to see real ghosts again. Looking at you Harold Ramis. Ghostbusters on the right path was pure joy. Actually this one got the entire family in a good mood, so time well spent with them, and for me refreshing nostalgic memories of childhood.
Rated 15 Nov 2022
38
25th
Why did I watch it to the end? To see Bill Murray of course.
Rated 03 Oct 2022
74
71st
Solid fun. Fan service, new adventure and not too much cringe humour. 7.4
Rated 03 Dec 2021
70
51st
I really enjoyed it. The ending got me, it really did. McKenna Grace and Carrie Coon knock it out of the park and the rest of the cast aren't far behind.
Rated 23 Dec 2021
73
83rd
Allround loveable. Story much better than expected.
Rated 26 Aug 2023
69
54th
Fun with some good laughs throughout. Compliments the original from a different angle.
Rated 03 Oct 2022
56
55th
Initially I thought that this was about as forgettable as the Feig version, but it improved a bit on re-watch. I like the small town setting with Amblin vibes and thought they found clever ways to tie the film to the old ones using the gadgets etc. Introducing the old cast so late in the film feels like pure fan service, but it is still effective. The biggest issue is that the film is dull: too much exposition, lack of interesting set pieces and recycling one of the dullest from the original.
Rated 22 Feb 2022
50
18th
First half of the movie shows some promise with some nice character development, despite the script being rough and editing not doing it any favors. Takes a nose dive later on when becomes a bland remake of the original, and not the sequel it seemed to be at first.
Rated 09 Apr 2023
68
83rd
The narrative is a bit ho-hum with odd scenes coming out of nowhere. Setting that aside, there is so much to like about this reboot. It is very fun and consistently humorous throughout. The whole cast is good, but Paul Rudd gets a special shout out. The man is a national treasure.
Rated 11 Apr 2022
3
13th
It's a kids action movie in disguise to sell tickets to parents who watched the originals
Rated 25 Nov 2021
53
46th
It relies too heavily on the fan service, it forgets that this is an action sci-fi film.

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