Review | Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

When the Ghostbusters go after a particularly perilous phantasm, the Mayor-with-no-dick throws a tantrum, so they have to sideline one of the team.

Review © 2024 by Flytrap

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

Written by: Gil Kenan, Jason Reitman

Directed by: Gil Kenan

Starring: Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt + a bunch of legacies that really don’t belong here
Full cast and crew are HERE

Rated PG-13
Running time: 115 Mins

So, when one Ghostbuster gets suspended, she starts hanging out with a ghost. This couldn’t go wrong.
In the meantime, there’s an ancient orb with a demon inside that everyone wants to play with. Nope, nothing wrong with that.
Also, there’s a secret base with a bunch of ghosts that some scientists are playing with…er, studying. Wink Wink. All good there.

There is a lot of stupidity in this script and I could go on and on, but it’s too depressing to dwell on it. The narrative is fragmented so badly it’s sometimes hard to keep straight what’s happening when.
The actors are all fine; these are good actors given shit to work with and this always annoys me. The special effects are…adequate, except for the Big Bad, who looks very silly. The score is unmemorable.

This movie has every single thing wrong with sequels.

In case I haven’t made myself clear, I cannot recommend this one. It’s probably OK for kids, as long as they understand it’s a tutorial on how to properly use one’s brain. There is a useless mid-credits scene, but nothing after that.

Flytrap rating: 2/10

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