Altogether now: Who you gonna call?

Does Ghostbusters still hold up if you forget 1,000 rained-out VHS viewings, or school fancy-dress days, or that cartoon which made you think Slimer was far more prominent than he actually was? Yes – in a big way.

The leads’ chemistry is almost, well, spooky, Dan Aykroyd’s nerdy enthusiasm rubbing deliciously against a persona-perfecting turn from Bill Murray – and there’s even the odd surprise.

Watch the ’84 hit with new eyes and you’ll be surprised at how gritty Venkman et al’s New York is.

Would a fantasy comedy romp made today take place in half as recognisable a world?

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    • BoomStick

      Oct 28th 2011, 13:24

      You missed a star off your review there Mr Lowry. Just saying

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    • garyu2

      Oct 29th 2011, 10:46

      Deserves 5 stars and a longer, more appreciated review. The movie is a classic. Modern (s**t) movies cant touch this stuff these days.

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    • Marvinator80

      Oct 30th 2011, 20:25

      4 stars for Ghostbusters from the magazine that gave 5 stars to Peter Jackson's King Kong. I think that kind of says it all.

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