Classic Movie Review: Ghostbusters

Colin Johnson, Reporter

Time for another class movie review!


  • Must be at least 15 years old.
  • My Mom has to have seen it

And now, for our feature presentation:



  • Was made in 1984
  • Rated PG
  • Should be PG13
  • 2hr 5min
  • Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd,  Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, and Annie Potts


STORY: 9/10

The Ghostbusters story is one that you can tell had a lot of effort put into it. The story has so much depth and does an amazing job of utilizing the fact that many people wouldn’t believe in ghosts, and uses it to their advantage. In Ghostbusters, three scientists are researching paranormal activity on a college campus. Soon they are kicked out of the college and start their own ghostbusting business. That’s all that will be mentioned here, for the sake of avoiding spoilers, but this wacky horror/comedy does have one heck of a storyline.



Of course! Ghostbusters’ unique intriguing story alone would make me watch it again. But there’s more! The comedy in Ghostbusters is hilarious and has me laughing every time. There is a lot of quirky dialogue and visual jokes.


Ghostbusters comedic side really overshadowed the horror side, honestly. I had a lot of laughs, but I never really felt scared in this horror/comedy. I feel that the movie would have been better if there were more scares. For example: while Slimer is an amazing character, I feel that he isn’t scary. I’m fine with keeping him in, but I wish they would of added a more scary ghost. Or just more ghosts in general. The lack of horror just stuck out to me as a little lazy. The comedy was amazing though. If this was just a comedy, it would be 9.5/10.


Overall, Ghostbusters is a beautiful movie, and was very well done (comedy-wise). With its amazing soundtrack and quirky dialogue, Ghostbusters will always remain in our hearts as a masterpiece (that unfortunately spawned the monster ‘Ghostbusters 2016’)