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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire - Review

Golden Years.

2 / 5

The Guardians of the Galaxy team line up

Directed by Gil Kenan.

When the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.


I can't say I've ever been a Ghostbusters 'fan'. Sure, I've seen and even enjoyed them but nothing beyond that. So I don't have the emotional attachment that others might… but boy do I know a bad legacy sequel when I see one.


Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire feels like a mid-season filler episode of a TV Show. The plot barely moves from the start to the end, there is close to no character progression but they manage to cook up a wacky adventure to fill the runtime.


Everything feels so inconsequential. There are no stakes and even if there were, there are so many characters to juggle that no one gets significant screentime to make an impact. They unnecessarily bring back so many characters from Afterlife and proceed to give them nothing to do as well as introduce a plethora of new characters to also remember.


McKenna Grace is fantastic but gets relegated to the sidelines, the filmmakers yet again horrifically underutilise Paul Rudd but I will give some points to adding more of what every film needs: James Acaster.


A bland, forgettable adventure that misunderstands its audience and stinks of wasted potential.

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