Thursday, October 11, 2007



“Who you gonna call?” GHOSTBUSTERS! is a great movie. The story follows Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), who studies the supernatural. When he and his partners Dr. Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Dr. Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) are kicked out of the university for studying such a “useless” field they set up a Ghostbusting business. They quickly become celebrities because of an increased amount of supernatural activity in New York. Their first customer’s, Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver), problem proves to be a portal to the other side. When the EPA attempts to shut down the Ghostbusters all the ghosts are released and the portal is blown open. In order to defeat the ultimate supernatural being the Ghostbusters have to “cross the beams,” which they have been told never to do, but Dr. Spengler assures them “there is definitely a small chance we will survive.” Through a large explosion the supernatural beast is defeated and order is returned.

There is a reason that Ghostbusters is considered a classic movie and is still referenced to this day. It is a great movie with a mix of action, comedy and romance that is very hard to do, much less do well. This movie has endured the test of time and has remained influential. It is still referenced and joked about currently. To this day if you pull out your phone and someone asks who you are going to call you are hard pressed to not hear a voice say “Ghostbusters.” This was a movie I had been told to watch many times and now that I finally have I will be the one doing the persuading.

1 comment:

Vladigogo said...

While your write up in on Ghostbusters. Your poster is for Ghostbusters II.