Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

“The most important idea in media is ‘new.’ Creates an itch. You simply put your content in there as a kind of calamine lotion. But there’s also a deeper bond with the product. Nostalgia. It’s delicate, but potent.

In Greek, ‘nostalgia’ literally means ‘the pain from an old wound.’ It’s a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn’t a proton pack, it’s a time machine.

It goes backwards, forwards, takes us to a place where we ache to go again. The American heartland. Fields of gold. Childhood memories. A place where our childhood heroes are never too old to come back and show us how it’s done. It’s not called ‘Ghostbusters: Resurrection.’ It’s called ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife.’ It lets us travel the way a child travels, to a place once thought lost. Round and around, and back home again, to a place where busting makes us feel good.”

Editor’s note: Initially, I was surprised that, with all the fan service in the movie, Ghostbusters: Afterlife didn’t contain an homage to the infamous Dan Ackroyd ghost blowjob sequence from the original.

Then I realised that Afterlife is two hours of middle-aged men being fellated by something long expired.

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