GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Like its vault for containing trapped ghosts, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is creaky and overstuffed. Full of references to the 1984 original, it has a plot that’s more complicated that it needs to be, jarring errors in continuity and logic, and characters with little to do. That’s a shame because, along with a passionate fan base, the Ghostbusters franchise often mixes screwball shenanigans with heart. The gentle reboot of 2021’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife, while uneven, struck the right notes, following the daughter and grandchildren of Egon Spengler (the late Harold Ramis) in Oklahoma. The family uncovered a paranormal secret and reconnected with the surviving Ghostbusters, giving Egon a proper sendoff.

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GHOSTBUSTERS: FROZEN EMPIRE – Revew by Susan Kamyab

In this newest sequel, the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, making Ghostbusters new and old join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second ice age. All the beloved cast from the previous film have returned, but this time around filmmaker Jason Reitman, son of Ivan Reitman, who directed the original movies, sticks to co-writing credits and Gil Kenan steps in as director. It’s possible this was the first mistake, as Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is a disjointed mess, bloated with too many scattered storylines.

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GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE – Review by Susan Granger

Ghostbusters: Afterlife, as a new generation battles the spirit world. Directed by Jason Reitman, son of Ivan Reitman who directed the first two 1980s movies, it’s a continuation of the story from Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, including original cast members, including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts and Sigourney Weaver.

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SPIRIT UNTAMED – Review by Diane Carson

I endorse the supportive friendship among the three girls, the interracial group of characters, and the condemnation of animal abuse, a positive lesson for all viewers. However, this level of anthropomorphizing animals should have been abandoned long ago.

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SPIRIT UNTAMED – Review by Leslie Combemale

What a pleasure to see such committed, genuine friendships shown between young girls, especially as it relates to the love of horses. Lucky, Pru, and Abigail are the tween version of ‘ride or die’, as they repeatedly risk everything for each other. They are also shown to be brave in terms of their commitment to save the horses, and fearless in how they find ways to problem solve on their journey, doing it together as a team.

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