Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Andy Garcia, Bill Murray, Neil Casey, Charles Dance, Cecily Strong
Four ladies form Ghostbusters, a team that captures and studies ghosts in New York City. Abby and Erin are friends who have been obsessed with paranormal activity since high school, Holtz is an eccentric tech whiz who builds their equipment, and the street smart Patty has great knowledge of the city and its history. Apart from its all-female cast, this remake of the overrated 1984 comedy springs no surprises. On the contrary, the plot deviates very little from the original and rattles along as if on auto pilot. Even the special effects haven’t made big leaps in more than 30 years. The movie does include some nice comedy moments, but Chris Hemsworth’s pointless role as a bimbo receptionist is not among them. The remaining key members of the original cast all make brief cameo appearances.