Film Review: Ghostbusters – Frozen Empire starring Paul Rudd

Get ready to embark on an electrifying adventure as the iconic Ghostbusters franchise returns to the big screen with the 5th instalment Ghostbusters – Frozen Empire. Set to hit UK cinemas on 22nd March 2024, this highly anticipated sequel promises thrills, laughs, and plenty of ghostly mayhem. Join the Spengler family and the original Ghostbusters team as they unite against a chilling new threat in New York City. In this review, I’ll explore the film’s blend of humour, scares, and nostalgic charm. So grab your proton packs and prepare for a ghost-busting extravaganza like no other!

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The story

Buckle up, because the Ghostbusters are back in action! After the somewhat gloopy nostalgia trip of ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’, it’s time to dive straight back into the fray with ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire‘. Forget solemn parades of proton packs and eerie hearse rides – this time, it’s all about the laughs, the scares, and the sheer joy of ghost-busting!

In the wake of the events of the last film, the Spengler family has taken up the mantle of New York City’s new Ghostbusters, joined by Callie’s partner Gary Grooberson. But when an ancient orb unleashes a chilling threat upon the city, both old and new Ghostbusters must team up to save the day. With familiar faces like Ray and Winston returning to the fold, it’s a battle against a phantom god hell-bent on bringing about a new Ice Age. From spooky poltergeists to ghastly ghouls, the stakes have never been higher – or more hilarious!

 

The trailer

The verdict

‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’ is a riotous roller-coaster of laughs and scares that brings the franchise back to its roots. Sure, there are nods to the past, but this film isn’t content to dwell on nostalgia – it’s forging ahead with its own brand of ghostly shenanigans. With a fresh new villain and a slew of memorable ghosts, it’s a thrilling ride that’ll have you laughing, gasping, and jumping out of your seat.

Sure, it’s not without its flaws – the story can feel a bit unfocused at times, and the finale feels a tad rushed – but overall, ‘Frozen Empire’ is a solid step in the right direction for the revived Ghostbusters franchise. Old fans will revel in the nostalgia, while new fans will find plenty to love in this entertainingly spooky blockbuster.

The latest Ghostbusters flick underscores the importance of teamwork and the power of unity in overcoming challenges. Throughout the film, we see the characters, both old and new, coming together, pooling their strengths, and working as a cohesive unit to confront the looming threat and save the day. It’s a powerful reminder that when individuals set aside their differences and collaborate towards a common goal, they can achieve remarkable feats. From the Spengler family to the original Ghostbusters team, each member brings something unique to the table, demonstrating that by combining their talents and supporting one another, they are stronger together than they could ever be alone. This message of teamwork and unity resonates not only within the context of the film but also serves as a valuable lesson for audiences, highlighting the importance of solidarity and cooperation in facing life’s challenges head-on.

London Mums’ Rating: 8/10

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