A murder mystery set in a world where humans and puppets co-exist, but puppets are viewed as second-class citizens. When the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a former cop, who has since become a private eye, takes on the case.
One thing that has become clear with Hollywood comedies is that there really aren’t any jokes in these films. It’s just a series of awkward events that only works if the audience is laughing. Case in point, the latest film starring Melissa McCarthy Life Of The Party. Melissa stars as Deanna, a middle-aged woman who got smacked down with a divorce as her daughter enters her senior year of college. So with nothing going in her life, she decides that she will also go to college and finish her senior year that she quit over 20 years ago.
Ghostbusters is flawed as hell and I couldn’t really get over the outdated CGI and overall tone but there is enough charm here not to make you hate it completely. It isn’t good, it isn’t bad, it’s just there, people will forget about this in 3 months like it never happened. The cast of ladies are great; it’s literally everything else about it that fails. I would give this movie 1 star but there was potential to make an entertaining and joyful film here, unfortunately, Paul Feig and the failed SNL comedy wasn’t the right group to find it.