Wednesday, November 24

Film: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Click for more info

Ok, I'll admit, I was cynical. Would this be another nostalgia-laden cash in, something we'd pay to watch only to shrug off after realising it was as shallow as we were expecting anyway?

Well no actually. Afterlife was actually rather excellent. It both managed to provide the necessary fan service it needed to, while managing to remain fresh in its own right.

It did this with three main pillars - firstly it stuck to the script, resisting the temptation to complicate things for an 21st century audience and their limited attention spans.

Secondly it jazzed things up with some very decent special effects.

Thirdly, and most importantly, were the cast. It was actually the youngest who were the real stars - with both Phoebe and Podcast pretty much making the film single handedly.

So yes, a great throwback to a time when films were simpler and fun, Afterlife comes thoroughly recommended.