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The Next Generation Takes Up the Fight in ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ – New Trailer

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Jul 27 2021
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The next generation of ghostbusters are coming to theaters this fall… and they’re still in junior high.

A family moves to a small town to get a fresh start, taking on a dilapidated house left to them by a family member. Sounds a bit generic till you learn that the family member was Egon Spengler and the house holds a hidden legacy of fighting the supernatural. Turns out Egon moved to the town because it’s positioned on a rift that’s ready to burst. His fight lands on his grandkids, their science teacher, and some old-timers.

 

This is a continuation that ignores the 2016 reboot. It has a bit of a Stranger Things, kids on bikes feel to it that’s kind of hard to avoid when you cast Finn Wolfhard in a lead role. The effects look like an update on what Boss Film Studios did in the ’80s, not like a Disney Parks ride (my biggest complaint about the 2016 reboot is that it looks overly cartoony).

There are some familiar names in the team behind this – Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts are all back on screen. And that’s not all, director Jason Reitman has a personal history – for the Reitman’s, Ghostbusters is a family tradition. Ivan Reitman directed the first two movies (he’s a producer on this), and he cast his family as extras and had them visit the set during production.

This is going to have a very different feel and look than the last Ghostbusters movie we saw.

The official synopsis…

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When a single mother and her two children move to a new town, they soon discover that they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters and their grandfather’s secret legacy.

The new generation of ghostbusters is played by Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, and a bunch of adorable mini cannibal Stay-Puft Marshmallow men and some very angry ghosts.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife will hit theaters on November 11th. 

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