Film 89 in the “1001 Films to See Before You Die” is 1984’s “Ghostbusters”. Who you gonna call? Well, someone who’s never seen the film until now to review it! And I very much enjoyed this film from start to finished. And where do you start with a film like this? The classic theme song sung by Ray Parker Jr., the quotable lines, or The Stay-Puft Marshmellow Man? I mean, who hasn’t sang “Ghostbusters” at a karaoke bar? Or quoted the film at some point? Or even wanted to roast marshmellows on a campfire after watching this? And I’m not gonna lie but I now want a Stay-Puft Marshmellow Man doll for Christmas! Add that to the list Santa! At one point in the film, I went to check to see how long I had watched to realised that I was already 50 minutes into the film which is a clear indication of how well paced the movie is. I highly recommend watching this. As for the 1989 sequel, I may watch it at a later day. Speaking of the sequel, while the stars realigned themselves for “Ghostbusters II”, Bill Murray endeavored to rule himself out of a long-mooted third installment insisting to its makers that he would do it only “if you kill me off in the first reel.” And with talks last month, October 2014, of the third film being announced will be directed by Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids”, “Knocked Up”, “Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult” and “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”) and will be an all women’s version of the film staring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Linda Cardellini and Emma Stone. Thoughts on “Ghostbusters 3?” Also, if you have seen this film and/or seen the 1989 sequel then let me know what you thought of them in the comments. Here is what I had to say while watching 1984’s “Ghostbusters.”
Film – Ghostbusters
Year – 1984
Director – Ivan Reitman
Staring – Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver
IMDb Rating – 7.8/10
My Rating – 8/10
Length – 101 min (1h 41 min)
Genre – Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
That is one big library
Did those books just float across screen?
Don’t you hate it when your draws just empty themselves
RAY PARKER JR!!!!!
You get shocked for being wrong
Thought he lost a tooth from being shocked? Nope it’s his gum
That was only $5 work!
Shh… this is a library
Never interrupt a scientist at work
Look… it’s a pile of books
Who jizzed all over the draws?
Don’t you hate it when a bookcase nearly falls on you?
It’s a ghost! And it’s reading
Congratulations! You’ve earned a stick of gum
Peter’s been kicked out of his office
Where did Peter get that bottle of booze?
This is how you bargain for a lower price
That woman looks like she has clown make-up on
Why is everything in this hallway silver?
Why is the lead singer of Weezer doing in this film?
Louis seems like a creep
That was one terrible advert
The eggs are breaking by themselves
How are they cooking if they’re on a counter
Who left a tiger in the fridge?
What the fuck is in her fridge?
So… the car you bought is a piece of junk
I won’t ask what Egon was doing under her desk
Who needs doors when you can jump over them
Why does it look like Dana is on the set of Aliens?
Did Peter just call himself a dickhead via sign language
Torture ghosts with piano??!
Who needs that much food for one person?
I’m faking being a scientist just to go on a date with you
I wonder who Dana thinks is more crazier – Peter or Louis?
You spent the last of the petty cash on a chinese takeaway
I’m taking my food with me on the job
Wait… you’ve not tested the equipment! Hope someone kept the receipt
ATTACK THE MAID!!!!
We’ve found the ghost! It’s eating all the food
Damn! I missed it and it went through the wall
Peter’s been slimmed!!!!
Damn! I missed again! And I’ve broken the chandelier
“Don’t cross the streams”
This ghost is an alcoholic
Let’s take a minute to see if the table cloth trick works
And we’ve got us a ghost
And a very big bill to pay for damages
“We came, we saw, we kicked it’s ass!”
That’ll be $5000
I can see Dana’s spine
RAY PARKER JR’S BACK
Larry King! What are you doing here?
Did the news reporter ask if they’ve caught Elvis Presley?
So… that’s what a blowjob looks like with a ghost
Time to hire us a new employee
You’re hired for showing up
Well that’s one way to walk across a street
Don’t you hate it when Gozer lives in your fridge?
Let me turn my job into a date
And it worked!!!
Don’t you hate training days at work?
Peter has a chat with Walter from the EPA
Walter wants to see the ghost storage facility
A 35 foot long Twinkie! That’s big!
That gargoyle of a dog is alive!!!!
Why does Louis always have a problem opening his door?
Don’t think that kitchen light is meant to be that bright
The gargoyle’s in the kitchen!!!
And it’s taken Dana with it
Is that the Village People playing in the background
This looks like the most boring party ever
How did the gargoyle get in Louis’s apartment
How does Louis know where Dana is?
Well… at least he thinks he does
Dana now thinks she is Zuul
This has now become The Exorcist
And the first thing Peter does is looks at her ass
Louis now thinks he’s The Destroyer
He can also talk to horses
The police have Louis and hand him over to Ray & Egon
I love the smell of popcorn
And I love rubbing chicken on my face
Where is Ray when you need him?
Ray has taken the new guy for a drive
Let’s talk about The Bible
Mostly Judgment Day – Not the WWE Pay Per Views
Walter’s back and he has a policeman and someone else
They’ve only gone and turned the ghost storage facility off
Here’s come Ray
Wait!! Was that Ron Jeremy??
Now there’s ghost all over New York
Meanwhile, Dana is still possessed
Hope Dana was planning on building an extension
Now everyone’s in jail
Let’s just blame the builders of Dana’s apartment for everything
Why is everyone in this prison interested in what’s happening
Louis has found Dana!
KISS ME BITCH!!!
Let us both enter the fridge of doom!!!
“Yes! It’s true. This man has no dick!”
What’s a priest doing here
Who hired the US Army to work on this?
A police escort to catch every ghost!!!
The Amish!!!! Why are they there?
Well… things just took a turn for the worst
The road’s caving in!!!
Hooray!! They’re alive!
Who’s idea was it to take the stairs?
How did Dana & Louis get on top of that building
This can’t be good
Dana and Louis are now gargoyles!!!
Why does this building have an egyptian tomb inside it
Let’s just send Ray to deal with this
Gozer is very athletic for someone wearing high heels
Well… They got her!
“It’s the Stay-Puft Marshmellow Man”
The Marshmellow Man looks like the logo for Michelin Tyres
NOT THE CHURCH!!!
The Marshmellow Man’s on fire!!!!
How is that thing climbing the building
We have to cross streams
Walter’s been killed by marshmellows
“I feel like the floor of a taxi cab”
How is Peter the only one not covered in marshmellow
Well… not loads!
Even Dana and Louis survived the explosion
RAY PARKER JR’S BACK AGAIN
KISS ME BITCH