Is Ghostbusters: Afterlife an effective sequel-reboot?

I went into this movie pretty head empty. I’ve gone and become very cynical about movie reboots and belated sequels. For the most part, they seem to actively ignore the charm of what made those movies so beloved in the first place. Content to cash in on an easy bit of nostalgia.

Which is what the Ghostbusters remake of a few years ago seemed to be from what I understand. I wouldn’t know, I never bothered seeing it. With cinemas reopening and the prospect of them closing again looming on the horizon, I felt I would give Ghostbusters: Afterlife a shot and see how this 4th movie in the franchise faired.

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