Ghostbusters: Afterlife Review

Starring: Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Logan Kim, Celeste O’Connor, Annie Potts, Dan Aykroyd

Director: Jason Reitman

Release date: 18th November 2021

After the death of her estranged father, a woman and her two teenage children go to his old house in Summerville to pack up his stuff and sell the property. The town is like nothing they’ve ever seen before.. The two teens, Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) and Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) have only ever known the city and so the new town is a bit of a culture shock. Trevor gets a job in a local diner, and Phoebe spends her time reading and with scientific pursuits. One day, Phoebe finds a mysterious box hidden under the floorboards and decides to try and find out more about it. She recently made a new friend in school, who calls himself Podcast and the pair spend a lot of time together. Their mum is beginning to find out new things about her dad and how he was regarded by the rest of the town. He was known as the Dirt Farmer because nothing ever grew on his land. Time passes and strange phenomena starts happening around the site of the old mine shaft. Phoebe slowly begins to realise that there was a lot more to her Grandad and his mysterious work..


This is in theory the third film in the Ghostbusters story. Following on from the second movie, back in 1989, the Ghostbusters have all gone their separate ways and grown apart from one another. Characters from the old movies that we all know and love are back and have to save the world all over again.

Fans of the original two movies should be very happy with this brand new chapter in the Ghostbusters franchise. With everything that went on with lockdown and the movie’s release being postponed, we were all playing a waiting game. I know that I have been counting the days since the last release date was announced, hoping that nothing would put it back again.


Not wanting to give spoilers can be very hard, especially with all the videos etc that are floating around on the internet, so all I will say is that if you love the Ghostbusters, you will love this movie. The last 10mins or so had me almost in tears (in a good way) and it stirred up emotions felt when seeing the first movie as a kid back in 1984. Even the sound of Ecto 1’s siren will stir up memories and transport you to another time.

If you can afford to spend a bit more cash, then go see this in IMAX. I can pretty much guarantee that you will want to see this film more than once.

Overall: 9/10

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