So Ghostbusters 3 is finally here but instead of calling it “Ghostbusters III”, they didn’t want a number instead giving it a subtitle: “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”. The third Ghostbusters movie was in the works since the early 90’s but it took a long time to make due to script re-writes, Bill Murray not being interested and then the death of Harold Ramis caused a lot of problems so we had to wait a lot longer for the third film. So now the third film is finally here, I bought the BluRay since I didn’t get the chance to see the film in theater an watched it last night.
While the movie was a bit predictable and things I’ve been saying about the film turned out to be exactly right, I thought it turned out really great. I was impressed with Jason Reitman, he really did it justice and did it for the fans like he was saying since the beginning.
This is not gonna be the last Ghostbusters movie ’cause to me, it’s looking like it’s gonna be an ongoing franchise… the ending seems to have left open for more. This is a passing of the torch kind of movie, just a new introduction. The original Ghostbusters, Ray, Peter and Winston weren’t in it that much but that’s because it was a re-introduction of the original Ghostbusters… but they still got it and Ray, Peter and Winston haven’t changed a bit even though they’re a bit older now.
The question you have to ask is this, i thiss the last time Ray, Peter and Winston will star in a “Ghostbusters” movie? From the looks of things, no. I would think they would star in a few more ’cause those new kids are getting trained as new “Ghostbusters” so they will need mentors, ya know? Those kids need to be taught how to become “Ghostbusters” by the originals… Ray, Peter and Winston so they’ll probably be around in the next one to teach them how to catch ghosts. So I would think in the next movie G4, Ray, Peter and Winston will be in it a lot more ’cause those kids will need ’em.
I’m thinking the next plot for the next movie is that the new kids in Ghostbusters goes to NYC, go to the Ghostbusters firehouse where the 3 originals would teach the kids everything they did in the past and of course, I’m sure Ray, Peter and Winston will teach Phoebe and Trevor more about Egon which they need to know more about. To me “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” was just leading up to the next film.
I did like “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” a lot and was impressed with it so I’m definitely looking forward to G4. “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” was also a beautiful tribute to Harold and I think Harold would have been proud of the film himself. I watched “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” on Harold’s anniversary passing so it was good timing. He was a talented man, though, I was definitely a fan of his myself. I was bummed too when he left us.
“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” was great. Definitely recommended if you’re a fan.