Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Ghostbusters: Afterlife ★★

Man I love Ghostbusters.

This sucked though.

On one hand, a lot of this was really personal for those involved, and I appreciate that! There was some lovely moments in the third act.

I just wish there were more ghosts, and in turn, more ghost busting. The pacing of this film was whack and crawled along for ages. I acknowledged myself as bored at the hour mark and it didn't get much better. The fan service didn't hit right at all, it just kind of happened and limped on. The villain is just a riff on the first movie, with no discernable threat, motive, or personality. It also feels like only one of the central kids gets a satisfying end to their story.

There's really janky editing too, with big location skips with little establishing material in between. This is both inside interior sets and across bigger distances in the film. There's other editing wonkiness too but that's what stood out to me.

Bustin' made me feel underwhelmed, which says a lot when I find a lot to like in every movie in the franchise before this one.

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