A fairly charming and moderately entertaining comedy/horror that was surprisingly still sexist despite its much touted all-female lead.
The film, co-written by Katie Dippold and Paul Feig, and directed by Feig was uninspired and unoriginal. And if it was not for the nostalgic moments and Easter eggs that peppered the show, it was hard to be very interested in the Ghostbusters.
Sure, there were some funny moments and some good lines, but mostly the tone was flat with a lot of repetition and indifference. The best moments were too fleeting and you know you are in trouble when one of the best moments of the film is when the credits are rolling, with no audio..and the soundtrack over it.
Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy were undeniably the two leads - not necessarily the biggest stars - but their chemistry together were weak and tired (and tiring). Wigg plays the straight woman to McCarthy's kooky/eccentric one, but at least Wigg understood comedy whereas McCarthy is, and always had been, an overacting, look-at-me-I-am-so-funny, hyper-loculating actress.
The core quartet did not have much chemistry with each other, but thankfully, there were pairings that worked, especially with Leslie Jones. And thankfully, Kate McKinnon was the breakout star of this film. Chris Hemsworth stole the show though - a standout star and saving grace.
Stay tune for the mid-credits scenes and the post-credit scene definitely sets up a sequel that I might catch on a plane.