Ghosts and ghouls to slime at Prossie
GOO and ghouls are coming to the Proserpine Entertainment Centre this week in a re-make of a 1980s classic.
Sliding into theatres on a river of slime and an endless supply of good vibes, the new, cheerfully silly Ghostbusters is that rarest of big-studio offerings - a movie that is enjoyable and a lot of fun.
Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) is trying to adjust to her desired life of being a college professor at a prestigious university, but her paranormal past is following her in the form of a book she co-wrote coming back into circulation. In the book a real haunted house is mentioned.
Erin doesn't want to believe in ghosts anymore, so this is exactly what she doesn't need.
This leads her back to old friend Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), who spends her days at a less-prestigious school doing paranormal research with her eccentric lab partner Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon).
Abby wants to check out the haunted house tip, so the trio go to investigate, and they find a very legitimate ghost.
With Abby documenting everything on camera, Erin proclaims very excitedly that ghosts are real, and the video finds its way online leading to Erin losing her teaching job.
The special effects do look good and are really colourful, especially the proton pack beams, and the final battle does work well in 3D.
OK, so the film is silly, but it is also fun. If you don't want to take your cinema too seriously and want to get the old chuckle muscles working the new Ghostbusters remake could be right up your ally this Friday through Monday at the Proserpine Entrainment Centre.
- What: Ghost Busters
- Where: Proserpine Entertainment Centre
- When: Friday 7pm, Saturday 7pm, Sunday 2pm, Monday 10am
- Cost: Adults $13, pensioners and students $12, kids $10
- Tickets: 4945 2312