The Reel Review


It’s been 32 YEARS since the now iconic predecessor hit theaters around the globe, so director Paul Feig had some pretty big shoes to fill with this reboot. Fortunately, he gets a big boost from his two muses Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, and even bigger boosts from SNL newcomers Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, who steal the show. There are loads of laughs (even Chris Hemsworth kills it), the special effects are top notch (some particularly 3D worthy), and the frequent homages to the original film are a nice touch. The only drawbacks – the cute story does lag a bit and more often than not, the comedy feels restrained and doesn’t really go for it. While not quite as good as the original, it’s still very well done.

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