GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE First Reactions Arrive Following Surprise CinemaCon Screening
Sony Pictures surprised CinemaCon attendees last night with a screening of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and the first reactions are now online. How does this revival stack up to the original movies?
The first trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home (understandably) gained most of the attention following last night's CinemaCon presentation, but Sony Pictures had a lot of other fun stuff on display for attendees, including the global premiere of Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
The upcoming movie, which will serve as a direct sequel to the original Ghostbusters films, screened in its entirety for the first time, and social media reactions from those lucky enough to see it are now online.
Though specific plot details were kept to a minimum, most of the reactions were highly positive (no surprises there), with just a few mentions of some minor issues. There was a lot of praise for the cast (nothing about the returning spook-hunters, unfortunately) and director Jason Reitman, who has seemingly succeeded in reviving the franchise for a new generation while retaining the magic of the originals.
I saw GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE. Sorry, no review. But what I can say is that it’s the best of the series, full stop. Stupendously well written, not leaning too hard on nostalgia, and telling a story better than even the original could muster. A winner in every sense. #CinemaCon— James Preston Poole (@JamesPPoole) August 24, 2021
Saw #GhostbustersAfterlife at CinemaCon and it’s good. A solid continuation of the original two films. Nostalgia for the original, and a strong turn by McKenna Grace as Egon’s granddaughter. Paul Rudd gets the best lines. Fans will dig it. pic.twitter.com/MgBXmEVWqz— Sean O'Connell (@Sean_OConnell) August 24, 2021
Yes, Ghostbusters: Afterlife screened at CinemaCon. Yes I saw it. Yes, it’s very good. Yes, this is the true Ghostbusters sequel you’ve been waiting for. It does have a lot of callbacks but it’s a nostalgic homage for the franchise. #GhostbustersAfterlife #CinemaCon pic.twitter.com/iqDqGiC5bM— Jeffrey Harris (@Wheeljack83) August 24, 2021
I had the awesome opportunity to watch Ghostbusters: Afterlife at @CinemaCon Im a huge Ghostbusters fan and I’m happy to say the movie is everything I hoped it would be! It was such a fun film that offered all kinds of fan service and I loved every minute of it!— Joey Paur (@JoeyPaur) August 24, 2021
#GhostbustersAfterlife was really great. As someone who wasn't a massive of #Ghostbusters I had so much fun even without understanding the references. A ton of heart with a great cast. New and old fans are going to love it. Stay through the credits! #CinemaCon pic.twitter.com/Gc3oySIXOa— Kａiｔlyn Βоｏｔｈ✈ #CinemaCon (@katiesmovies) August 24, 2021
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is the Ghostbusters sequel that I’ve been waiting all my life to see. It is nostalgia done right. A perfect blend of classic Ghostbusters moments with a fresh & unique twist for a whole new generation to enjoy. I got goosebumps. #GhostbustersAfterlife pic.twitter.com/lOAtbMQedf— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) August 24, 2021
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is the sequel fans have been waiting decades for, for better and worse. It’s got great new characters, lots of surprises, & plenty of laughs with just the right amount of nostalgia. I loved SO much of it. However, it’s not without some issues. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/fPyyfkbRRE— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) August 24, 2021
From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts have all been confirmed to reprise their roles from the original movies, and they'll be joined by Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Carrie Coon (Fargo), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) and Mckenna Grace (Captain Marvel).
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is currently set to blast into theaters on November 11, 2021.