Classic Kids Film Review: Ghostbusters

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ghostbusters2011This weekend, to get you in the mood for Halloween, 1980’s classic fun family film Ghostbusters is re-released on to the big screen for you to enjoy in its full cinematic glory!

The film follows the story of four New Yorkers who take on a job to get rid of ghosts and spooks across Manhattan, including famous ghouls such as Slimer and Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Check out these FILMCLUB members reviews to find out what they think!

Kieran, age 11

Lots of people have heard of Ghostbusters but have sadly never watched the film. If you are one of these people, this is a great opportunity as I’m sure you will love it.

From laser beams to giant marsh mellow men this film has it all, it has something for everyone and is the only film I know of to successfully mesh the genres of horror and comedy (an unlikely duo.) So despite its effects (which can be forgiven, for 1984) this film is a true classic.

Rating: 5 out of 5

ghostbusters-music-videoSharon, age 9

I liked this movie because it made me laugh through out most of the movie and it just interested me.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Emily, age 9

I really enjoyed this film. I thought the marshmallow man was very funny. The film had a good mix of scary bits and funny bits.

My favourite part was the bit where the ghost came out of the kitchen and grabbed the lady in the armchair, it was very scary!

I enjoyed it so much that my daddy has bought me the film to watch at home with my sisters.

Rating: 5 out of 5

ghostbusters_movie_image_01Robbie, age 12

Ghostbusters is a brilliant and influential movie about a couple of college nerds who form the Ghostbusters, a team who capture ghosts.

This is a brilliant movie because it is really funny and Bill Murray is brilliant as Peter Venkmen.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Harry, age 12

This is a great film. Made in 1984, the special effects are quite good for their time. It’s a great comedy, still just as good as it was 27 years ago!

Rating: 4 out of 5


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