Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

When an ancient artifact imbued with the spirit of a long forgotten god surfaces in present day New York, the Ghostbusters find themselves called into action as paranormal activity begins to spike in new malevolent ways. It’ll take the wisdom of the ages and several generations of Ghostbusters to put a stop to the evil Graka, lest the frozen empire swallow the earth. Written by Gil Kenan and Jason and Ivan Reitman and Directed by Kenan this nostalgia driven dive into the Ghostbuster universe packs plenty of nuggets and callbacks from across the franchise to impress even the most stringent judges; and, picking up where Afterlife left off, the new ensemble of Spengler’s including Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, and Finn Wolfhard, along with Paul Rudd as Gary Grooberson offer up easy laughs and light plot development with assistance from perennials Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts. And, while the cast is larger and more involved than previous installments, at its core, the film still follows the blueprints of success from previous works with attention to special effects and scoring that remains consistent, that is to say, the film sits in good company with its compatriots, and while the high water mark of the original Ghostbusters from 1984 is still untouched, fans will still find plenty to enjoy and re-watch to catch all the details. Will there be a need for another installment, probably not, my advice, enjoy the spook show for what it is and remember what it was like to be an 8 year old cowering behind the theatre seats watching the original, the fun is still there. Running what feels like a slightly long hour and fifty five minutes, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is rated PG-13.