Director: Ivan Reitman
Okay, so Ghostbusters is an oldie and definitely a goodie. This is hands down my favorite movie even though it goes back quite a while. Honestly 80’s movies are pretty fantastic and Ghostbusters is one of those movies that has the wonderful comedy of the greats like Billy Murray and Dan Akroyd. Along with that is the supernatural twist with ghosts, and the awesome action of busting them. Ghostbusters is just an amazing movie that will always have a spot in my heart as my long-time favorite.
Act I: Action usually happens in the first five minutes, correct? Opening scene with a creepy little old ghost in the library scaring a poor old librarian, there’s our action! The instigating event is when the three scientists are kicked out of the university and go to work on their own. With the Ghostbusters headquarters being purchased and set up and the arrival of Dana Barrett explaining her encounter prompts Dr. Venkman to go to her apartment and “check her out”, the end of act one (23:58).
Act 2: Act 2 ends with the ever-so enchanting Walter Peck being thrown out of the mayor’s office, who then offers to help the Ghostbusters in any way they can to stop “judgment day” (1:17:58).
What other movie has a giant aggressive marshmallow man, a floating green blob that eats everything, and amazing one-liners? Yeah, not going to find too many movies with that now will you?
Also, I love that this movie is a comedy but still has the ability to freak me out with the montage of ghosts being released throughout the city.
Plus Egon attacking Walter Peck while shouting “Your mother!” Is just classic.
“Let’s show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown.”-Peter Venkman. Yeah, you guys show her how it’s done!