Ghostbusters ★★

I wanted to like it. I really, really did. This is a fantastic cast, with a talented director and a property ripe for reinvention. But a film cannot be this beholden to its predecessors nor this preoccupied with its trolls and still stand on its own. Instead of a fresh, funny take on what's always been a fun idea never fully realized, we receive yet another sloppy, intermittently funny entry in a mediocre franchise that's 0 for 3 in producing a quality film. Women in film deserve better than GHOSTBUSTERS. After three decades of disappointment, it's time to let the Ghostbusters go.