The Ghostbusters series is not as big as the Star Wars series or anything world famous like Indiana Jones. But what he lacks in these areas with comedy, impressive images, and a story the audience has never seen before. The franchise continues with sequels that are directly related to the original or act as a reboot from the first film. First of all, many would expect that the less popular access to the franchise by critics would be the fresh start. However, the results are as surprising as the spirit of the first film’s library.
This article gathers an average rating from all the Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes reviews to indicate where each film is and whether the former deserves the recognition it received. However, each movie has qualities that make it unique in itself, and all promise fun and often heady ghost-breaking moments. That said, with Ghostbusters: Afterlife in theaters, let’s take a look at which movie has received the most recognition.
4. Ghostbusters II
Ghostbusters II was released in 1989 and reached audiences when sequels were not as popular as they are today. As a result, film reviews reflected the audience’s indifference to a film that did not differ much from the original. The film follows the now-defunct Ghostbusters, who struggle to survive in a city that seems to have forgotten the actual events. Without the respect they once had, the two must be reunited to study a supernatural mud that lives on negativity. Even with the return of the original cast, the lack of originality or innovation hinders the film. Over the years, however, viewers have revived the appreciation of the film, which was not the day of its release.
3. Ghostbusters: The afterlife
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a direct sequence to the original films, especially the first, and follows Egon Spengler’s grandchildren after his death. His grandchildren live on a small farm in the city. They must discover and combat an even more significant supernatural threat. Although the movie has not been released in cinemas, critics have already shared their views, which have been mixed with positive ones. Overall, the film is based on nostalgia, but it does not spare any of the tropics that make the franchise iconic. But with Jason Reitman taking over the franchise’s reins from Ivan’s father, it’s not hard for the show to retain the same energy that made it so successful in the past.
2. Ghostbusters: Answer the Call – 67/100
Ghostbusters (2016) or Ghostbusters: Answer the Call is the most surprising item on the list as the reboot is known for its many reviews. The film follows a similar narrative structure as the original footage. Two scientists open a shop to capture and investigate paranormal creatures. But the more they succeed in defeating the destruction of ghosts; the more apparent some dangers put the whole of New York in danger. As a standalone film, critics have argued that Ghostbusters can go hand in hand for the most part, but it still relies on the tropics that made the original great. That said, the film’s comic talents help her move forward and get some genuine laughs.
The original Ghostbusters was published in 1984 and has since proven to be a creative and fun movie. The Ghostbusters follow Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis). They have reduced their losses and opened a shop to hunt and capture ghosts. The idea immediately sounds silly, but as the paranormal activity increases, the group gains more recognition, adds Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson), a new member, and fights for the end of the world. After its release, the film generally received positive reviews, with many enjoying the combination of comedy and action. Overall, the film looks like nothing that has ever been made and continues to be the norm for the franchise.