"That's not terrible. Not terrible at all."
No, it's not. It's fucking hilarious. I read a couple good reviews beforehand, but didn't think I'd love a Ghostbuster remake quite this much.
The cast was perfect. If enthusiasm was an Oscar criterium they'd get one just for that. Even if story, dialogue, music and special effects had been terrible it would still have been a joy to watch these grand ladies perform. (And none of these things was terrible, but…
This was the first time I watched a standalone movie feeling like I'm watching a sequel and had missed the first part. It's the way the movie is cut, the scenes the makers decided to show us, and the ones they decided to leave out.
Quality-wise it feels like a second part too, with flashbacks into the past, but only the bits that "weren't already in the first one", so to speak. Unfortunately those would have been the more interesting…
If you haven't seen it: There are 5 people on the cast list. Yes, 5. Those are all the people who appear on screen during the whole movie. And 3 of them are only in for like 10 minutes, the movie basically rests on the shoulders of Patrick Wilson and Ellen Page, and boy, can these two act! Especially Ellen Page, I mean, she was 18 (looking like 14) when the movie was made and she's simply incredible in it.…