Jenn - Jennifer Rhodes met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
Who you gonna call? Now I’m sure you’ve heard this popular movie phrase said over and over. Yes, it’s Ghostbusters, and yes, we already did one article on the movies but now I want to just talk about "Ghostbusters: Afterlife". And yes, I know if something is a classic, they should just leave it alone, but I didn’t know that I needed this movie until I actually saw it. It wasn’t a remake because I know we can all get tired of those, myself included. Instead, it continued the story of the original Ghostbusters but just added one of their families into the mix. That’s right it’s the grandchildren’s turn to shoulder the proton packs. There’s also a lot of nods to the original and a few surprises that will have you screaming happily. I know I sure was. Now I’m not going to get into the plot of the movie because of spoilers. Since this is rather new you really should go watch and enjoy it for yourselves, trust me you won’t regret it and like me you may even find that you enjoy it more than the first two.
Dave - Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
Over the last 15 years or so, a 3rd "Ghostbusters" movie had several ideas, scripts and false starts. It was finally brought to the screen in November 2021. There are several call-backs and Easter eggs from the previous movies, especially the original. I like it when things are tied together. The events in "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" are linked to the events in the first movie.
Inheriting her fathers farm, a single mother call-back moves her family to the middle of the nowhere and strange occurrences are afoot. Lucky for her, her daughter Phoebe is the only one smart enough to know what’s going and get the right equipment working. That’s about all I can really say without giving too much away. Beware, there are 2 credit scenes. So, whenever you see it, stay tuned for those.
The substance of the movie is there. After the first view, I really liked it. I still don't think it could touch the originals yet. But I will see after more viewings. To me, this one did take a little bit to get going after the intro scene. It was like a brand-new franchise instead of the 3rd film in the series. Which brings up another thing that bothered me. One-part references years of bad things in history and hits 1984, when the first movie came out and in the infestation of ghosts but then skips to 2021. There was a 2nd movie with bad things that it skipped over. Is it eliminating the sequel? Or is it just because those events weren't really plot related to the first? And the mini–Stay Puts that are all over the previews! No explanation to how they even came into existence. I need answers! This blu ray release better have a commentary for me or a deleted scene to explain these things. That being said, I found it very enjoyable and looking forward to repeat viewings....and of course loads of bonus features on blu ray.
Melanie - Check out the trailer below. Ghostbusters Afterlife is available to purchase on streaming platforms at the time of posting (Click the picture to purchase via Amazon). The DVD and BluRay are scheduled to release February 1st!
Code Word For This Article Is - Ghost
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Melanie's Muses will be giving away an "Ghostbusters"" Prize Pack featuring Ghostbusters 1&2 on DVD, A Ghostbusters Lanyard holder, and Mini Stay Puft figure from Dennifer plus a Temporary Tattoo sheet and a copy of Haunting Zoe From the Melanie's Muses Prize Hoard!
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