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Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Movie Re-Release

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Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Movie Re-Release

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It's hard to believe that 30 years have passed since the debut of the Ghostbusters film. Memories of the movie theater (where I saw it for the first time as a child) crossed my mind, where the Ghostbusters logo was painted on the windows, as well as Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. These were the first images that will forever be in my memories, and this film has a special place in my heart. When word was out that the film was being re-released in theaters for the 30th anniversary, without question, I couldn't miss out on watching Ghostbusters on the big screen again. Although the windows weren't painted with the logo and the theater wasn't packed, it was so good to see this film the way it was meant to be seen. It was also very difficult to sit through the film without quoting the actors, word for word.
Many people have seen this film, whether it was back in 1984 on the big screen, or on any home media device, but there are many people who haven't seen Ghostbusters yet, and this is a great way to be introduced to the characters, plot, equipment, vehicle, and settings. The soundtrack is amazing and compliments the film extremely well. The special effects look great too, considering that this film was released during a time where films don't look as realistic as they do in this day and age.
The film shows the audience how a group of three parapsychology scientists, who have a grant at a university in New York, encounter a paranormal entity at the library, and they decide to go into business for themselves. From the equipment they use, to their vehicle, Ecto-1, the audience sees how the Ghostbusters started from the ground up and their first real job at the Sedgewick Hotel where they encounter Slimer. They later find out that their first customer, Dana Barrett, is living in the center of a paranormal location, where she saw a demonic creature named Zuul in her refrigerator. The worst part of this is that Zuul is the gatekeeper of Gozer, who is a Sumerian God of destruction.
The fourth Ghostbuster is introduced, Winston Zeddemore, and later on the antagonist of the film, Walter Peck is introduced. Not to give away too much of the plot, but things go from bad to worse when Walter Peck arrives at the Ghostbusters' firehouse with a court order, and they shut down the protection grid. This is when chaos begins in the city of New York, and this awakens the gatekeeper, and the keymaster arrives shortly. The Ghostbusters face Gozer, and just when they think they've defeated the God of Destruction, the have to choose the form of the "Destructor," which fans know is the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. The Ghostbusters are then left with no options than to cross their streams, to reverse the particle flow of the gate that Gozer came from. With a slim chance of survival, the Ghostbusters are victorius, and New York is safe again.
It was good to see Harold Ramis as Egon Spengler, but sad at the same time due to his passing earlier this year. It was nostalgic to see the other actors in their youth, and the outdated computers and other props, but this was how life was like in the good old 80's. The Ghostbusters gear is ahead of its time, so it's apparent that their equipment is timeless. Judging the film itself, it's great from start to finish. The dialog, the humor, the special effects, everything about this film make it an instant classic. The 30th anniversary theatrical re-release of the Ghostbusters is something to be experienced, as time is running out for fans and new viewers of this film, because it'll be in theaters for one week only. Overall, my second experience of the Ghostbusters in the theater was just as exciting as the first time, and I rate this experience and the film a 5 out of 5 stars. Simply timeless. Directed by Ivan Reitman, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis (Rick Moranis, uncredited), and produced by Columbia Pictures Corporation.

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