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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Marvel’s Eternals: Great Lore; Weak Characters

The further we get away from Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, the more I retroactively find myself to be disappointed with it. It was a movie that started off very strong, with that martial arts fight aboard a San Francisco bus and ended up as just another one of those messy action sequences where almost everything happening was CGI. Plus, with how good the series have been on Disney Plus, by comparison, the movies I’ve seen this year have been a little underwhelming.

Is that also the case for the latest MCU release: Eternals…

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – A movie about Yin and Yang

I think this is the first time I’ve seen an MCU movie out of order, having still not managed to get my ass in front of Black Widow yet. Honestly, I had to force myself out to go and see this one as well. Although I think that might have something more to do with the fact that my brain is still in that pandemic mentality and the idea of going out and doing things still seems so foreign to me.

Although the idea of going into a movie almost totally blind was intriguing enough that I felt like I had to get out and see this one. With the first Guardians of the Galaxy still somehow fresh in my mind as one of my favourite cinematic experiences of all time, I guess I’m still chasing that dragon and hoping Marvel can deliver again. Enough to get myself to the cinema again for the just the second time in a year and a half.

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