The All-Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Was Surprisingly Great
The all-female “Ghostbusters” has been met with skepticism throughout its development, but to my surprise Monday, the movie far surpassed expectations.
Audiences scoffed at the trailers for being unfunny and not capturing the charm that made the original movie so great. In truth, the trailers were poor representations, with many of the scenes not even making it into the final cut. The movie itself was a tour de force of humor, intelligence and female empowerment.
The all-female cast became a main point of contention between fans who felt it was a gimmick and ultra-feminist. The casting decision, to my pleasant surprise, actually played well to the plot. When our hero Monique Alexander is haunted by a well-endowed apparition, she calls upon the “Ghostbusters” for help. A decision she eventually comes to regret.
The original “Ghostbusters” team laughs and dismisses the idea of a ghost with a large appendage. Alexander decides to go into business for herself, much in the same spirit as the original 1984 movie. Alexander is joined by Nikki Benz, Ana Foxxx and Romi Rain, assembling her own all-female ghost busting team. The “Nutbusters” prove they can do things just as well as the original Ghostbusters, if not better.
The film has amazing moments, but my personal favorite was the bedroom possession scene. I was left at the edge of my seat as a woman lost complete control to a demon-like spirit. The devious spirit proved no match for the “Nutbusters” when they finally arrived to save the day.
Audiences are greeted with nonstop laughs, a few well-placed scares and important lessons on feminism from start to finish. Indeed, anyone seeing this movie will surely learn women can do anything men can do, and also be thoroughly entertained and thrilled. It is a movie for anyone in the family — including the skeptical older fans of the original movies.
The movie did have a surprising amount of sexually graphic scenes compared to the originals. Nevertheless the sex scenes are well placed and don’t distract too much from the rest of this amazing movie. At the very least it’s a movie that is sure to satisfy modern audiences.
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