The New GHOSTBUSTERS Movie: A Mom’s Review #Ghostbloggers #Ghostbusters

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The Ghostbusters Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones) in Columbia Pictures' GHOSTBUSTERS.

The Ghostbusters Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones) in Columbia Pictures’ GHOSTBUSTERS.

Just last week Sony flew me to LA for a special Ghostbusters press junket. They scheduled three days full of Ghostbusters amazingness for us, including an amazing press junket with Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Feig, Katie Dippold and Kate McKinnon and a fabulous Ghost Corps tour!

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Ghostbuster's Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon) in Columbia Pictures' GHOSTBUSTERS.

Ghostbuster’s Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon) in Columbia Pictures’ GHOSTBUSTERS.

I was so lucky to attend an early screening of the new Ghostbusters movie while out in LA.  We arrived to the theater and all of the employees there were dressed in jumpsuits which helped set the mood.  I grabbed my popcorn, put on my 3D glasses, and then… spent nearly two hours jumping out of my seat and laughing!

Let me clear things up right off the bat – the new Ghostbusters is is NOT a remake of the original.  It does have similar plot of four Ghostbusters catching ghosts and saving the city, but that is about where the similarities end.

Erin (Kristen Wiig) comes to talk to Abby (Melissa McCarthy) and Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon) at the Paranormal Studies Lab at the Higgin's Institute in Columbia Pictures' GHOSTBUSTERS.

Erin (Kristen Wiig) comes to talk to Abby (Melissa McCarthy) and Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon) at the Paranormal Studies Lab at the Higgin’s Institute in Columbia Pictures’ GHOSTBUSTERS.

The cast of the movie has incredible on screen chemistry.  I laughed so hard during this entire movie!  You can’t go wrong when you combine Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones in a movie in my opinion.  Chris Hemsworth is hilarious in this movie too!

Ghosts in Columbia Pictures' GHOSTBUSTERS.

Ghosts in Columbia Pictures’ GHOSTBUSTERS.

The ghosts are a little scary (especially if you’re watching in 3D) so I wouldn’t bring young children who are easily scared, but just use your judgement.  Aside from the ghosts, it really is a pretty family friendly film.

Slimer in Columbia Pictures' GHOSTBUSTERS.

Slimer in Columbia Pictures’ GHOSTBUSTERS.

By the way, if you’re a fan of the original Ghostbusters movie, keep your eyes peeled for some cameos from some familiar faces.

I have two pieces of advice going into Ghostbusters‘ opening night tonight:

  1. GO SEE THE MOVIE.  Seriously, don’t be skeptical and just go give it a try. Get tickets here 🙂
  2. Stay all the way through until the very last name on the credits has rolled. If you don’t, you’ll miss out on some pretty funny bonus footage!

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Ghostbusters is in theaters everywhere on Friday, July 15th. See theater showtimes and get your tickets now!

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