Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Netflix Challenge Day 7 - Ghostbusters

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Parapsychologists create a business exterminating ghouls and hobgoblins -- and end up facing one killer demon in a cellist's apartment.

The film follows three parapsychologists Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz and Egon Spengler as they start off working at a university but get their funding cut just after they have their very first run in with a ghost in the basement on a library.

They talk Ray into selling his family home so they can set up business in an old dilapidated fire station and buy a car.....Ray runs off and spends about $4000 on a car that needs the same amount again to get it ready.

Just as money is getting low a job comes through from a posh and a little bit snooty hotel. The Ghostbusters come rolling up in Ecto-1 (the name of the car) with lights flashing and a siren blaring bringing plenty of attention. They meet the manager in the lobby who tells them about the ghost on the 12th floor (apparently all the old staff know about the 12th floor) and this is where we meet a floating blob of green goo who we all know as Slimer. Slimer attacks Venkman before going through a wall and into a big function room and this is where the Ghostbusters smash everything in sight doing $1000's in damages while catching the ghost and then charge the hotel $5000 for doing it. 

They are contacted by Dana Barrett after her eggs decide to pop out their shells and cook on her kitchen counter, she then hears a loud rumbling and growling coming from her fridge, as she opens it all she can see is what looks like a monument with flames around it and some daemon dogs then hears a voice call out Zuul.

Business takes off and they decide to hire a new member of staff so they hire Winston Zeddemore. Zeddemore is only with the Ghostbusters for a few weeks when all hell literally starts to break loose after Barrett gets possessed by Zuul and some stupid jobsworth from the Environmental Protection Agency thinks the Ghostbusters are breaking the law and turns off the power to the containment grid to deactivate it and this is where it all kicks off.

Well I just loved this film, loved it when I was a kid and I still love it. At time the special effects are a little bit dated but over all they are not that bad (Emily was impressed and thought it was from the 90's and not from 84), the costumes really are dated but then again they does happen allot with films from the 80's as its the decade that fashion forgot. The comedy was spot on, no foul language what so ever and the only real violence was towards the ghosts. I can see how this film has stood the test of time and I am shocked that they have not done a 3rd one yet (Ghostbusters 2 came out in 1989), yes I know there are rumours flying around the internet about so called stories and whether or not it's being worked on but all we can do is sit back and wait for it to happen.

If you want to see a good easy to watch family film (maybe not for the really young ones) then you need to get this watched.

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