Movie of the week: Ghostbusters

Movie of the week: Ghostbusters

I ain't afraid of no ghosts

Who you gonna call? If you listen to the thousands of internet misogynists who angrily campaigned against this film without seeing it, not these four new Ghostbusters, who have the temerity to — wait for it — be women. However, perhaps you’d prefer to take the advice of someone who’s actually seen the film. In which case we’re happy to report it’s an energetic comedy with plenty of big laughs. Leslie Jones gets the best lines of the four, but each one has their moments, Melissa McCarthy's rage against her inept Chinese takeaway being a particular belly juggler. Not everything works — the original cast members’ cameos are mostly missed opportunities — but this is far from the disaster we were warned of. Don’t believe the haters. Times


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