If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
Ghostbusters is back with an all-new team of women ready to take on the evil haunting of New York City, armed only with their proton packs, ghost cages and special brand of humor.
Fortunately, the Ghostbusters reboot doesn't suck: now that reviews have come in, the movie has a good rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is currently rated at 79 percent on that site.
Considering how much higher that percentage is than those of other big blockbusters from this year — including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Independence Day: Resurgence — that's a nice, respectable number. It also should shut up those who complained early on about the movie "ruining their childhood" by casting women as leads in the reboot.
"The interesting part is in how these characters bounce off of one another along the way, these brilliant, awkward, hilarious women who come to find they need affirmation only from one another," Buzzfeed's Allison Wilmore writes. "It's a sight that's worth all the nasty comment sections the internet has to offer."
Even those critics who didn't love the new movie still praised certain aspects of it, including Kate McKinnon's performance as a wacky scientist and Ghostbuster. Perhaps the most interesting thing about many of these reviews, though, is that many critics found that the biggest problems were its throwback to the earlier films, including some cameos from the original cast.
Mostly, though, so far, the critics seem to like the new Ghostbusters, and those positive reviews could bank gold at the box office. If that happens, it's likely we'll see sequels announced soon, not to mention more female-led movies coming out of Hollywood — and that's a very good thing.
"Sliding into theaters 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 a lot of enjoyable, disposable fun," Manohla Dargis writes for the New York Times. "And enjoy it while you can because this doesn't happen often, even in summer, which is supposed to be our season of collective moviegoing happiness. The season when everyone jumps onboard (whee!) and agrees that, yes, this great goof is exactly what you were thinking when you wondered why they didn't make summer movies like they used to."
Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 15.