“Hi. I’m the Keymaster. Are you the Gatekeeper?”
Yep, it’s that time. We’re finally pulling out the big guns. Ghostbusters is an official 80s movie, and if you have not seen it then you need to vacate the premises immediately. We have a low tolerance for that sort of thing around here. (No, wait! We kid. Come on back. Have a seat and a glass of punch.)
Harold Ramis was fresh off writing the hits Caddyshack and Stripes, and we were enjoying the fruits of his labor, indeed. For Ghostbusters, he decided to team up with Bill Murray yet again, throw in his old SCTV pal Dan Aykroyd, add a generous helping of laughs, a little (ok, a lot) of paranormal activity, and voila! one of the greatest movies of the 80s. Oh, and let’s not forget the incredibly catchy tune that came along with it! Ray Parker Jr., we owe you one, buddy.
So many great characters, and so many great one liners that it’s almost impossible to pick a favorite. (OK… “Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together! MASS hysteria!”) Annie Potts was hysterical as the dry and monotonous Jeanine. Rick Moranis gave everyone laughs as the nerdy Lewis and even Sigourney Weaver, who was known at the time for her roles in the Alien franchise, held her own with all those comedy greats.
Ramis went on to write a sequel for the ’84 flick, and while it was funny, it lacked a little of the charm of the original. Ghostbusters shied away from the raunchy humor that was so big at the time, and it still managed to absolutely kill at the box office. A third installment is in the works, and we can’t help but be a little excited. Especially with the original cast returning. An 80s reunion, indeed.
We ♥ Ghostbusters.
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