There are movies that feature great comedians and films that feature great comedy. Ghostbusters has a little bit of both, which works to its benefit. The film focuses on a trio of parapsychologists who seek to prove the existence of ghosts. There are a lot of great moments in this movie, including the Stay-Puft Marshmallow man and the antics of Rick Moranis, but by and large it is the interactions of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis that make this film into a comedic goldmine. The dry wit of Bill Murray is one of the biggest selling points, but the jovial innocence of Dan Aykroyd is equally entertaining. The film has stood up well over the last three decades and inspired tv shows and reboots, but this one is the classic that started it all.
Recreating this kind of comedy is impossible, which is why this one is so great.
This is one of the best kind of guilty pleasures and earns…
4.5 out of 5