The film follows Erin and Abby to childhood friends who took different paths in life. Erin looks to get a serious career in science while Abby is following her passion in paranormal sciences. When Erin finds that Abby has released a book to two had written years before she visits her to get her to take the book off sale. But when the girls, accompanied by Jullian Holtzman, looking into a suspected haunting they are met with a real life ghost, proving that the years of investigating is finally leading somewhere. Fired from their jobs the three women take up residence on the top floor of a Chinese restaurant where the begin their studies in the aim to catch some ghosts.
The team grows ever bigger with Receptionist Kevin and subway worker Patty, who has witnessed a ghost in the subway tunnels, which leads to an end of the world style situation which sees some hilarious moments and some brilliant cameos from the former stars of the original including Slimer and the Marshmallow Man.
It seems that all the negative press was unfounded and like some reviewers and film people have said on the build up to the film have said....watch it before you judge it because all it looks like is a bunch of old guys being VERY sexist because "how dare you cast a load of women in the main role". Well fuck you because it works really well. Kristen Wigg, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones take the film and make it their own. This is a perfect reboot! I don't say this often. While some jokes may fall flat at times the overall funnies do make you laugh out loud at times, the story also isn't a direct rip from the original film which is a a major plus. It isn't a rip off here it is a film which will stand on its own and will produce a series of follow ups I can only hope.
The final battle in the city looks amazing, loved the different styles of ghosts, i loved the addition of Slimer and Lady Slimer who got a got little part in this too. The funniest actor in the film though was Chris Hemsworth who plays bumbling receptionist Kevin.
Ghostbuster is a great film. Very funny and well written and acted and this is a must watch for the summer and is one of the top films for the summer in my opinion. MUCH BETTER than Independence Day: Resurgence which was a total flop.