“Ghostbusters” (1984)

Last night was my husband G. Grod’s turn to pick what we watched, and he chose Ghostbusters, as part of a recent 80’s comedy bender we’ve been on since we watched Trading Places at Christmastime. He was worried that it wouldn’t hold up, then spoiled all the lines and laughed throughout the movie. It _does_ hold up. It’s funny, with the teensiest bit of raunch, and Bill Murray and Dan Ackroyd are perfectly hilarious as they confront creatures and get slimed. Yes, it does have some of the best lines:

Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!

But I think my favorite moment is when Sigourney Weaver’s character comes out of the conservatory, and Murray is doing a little kick/hop/dance across the fountain square. It’s brief, funny and charming. Rather like the whole movie.

3 Responses to ““Ghostbusters” (1984)”

  1. weirleader Says:

    Yep, excellent movie. “Ray, when someone asks you if you’re a god, you say *yes*!” (because you already stole my favorite quote)

  2. girldetective Says:

    What about “Now that’s not something you see every day.” or “Do you want this body?” “Is that a trick question?” and later, “Sounds like you’ve got two or three people in there already.” Ah, good times.

  3. V Says:

    Our 5-year-old boy was pretty intrigued by it, even when we were just singing the song. I’d say the effects don’t necessarily hold up as well in this era of CGI. But the cast is a hoot, especially once Ernie Hudson shows up.

    And weirleader, you stole the line I was going to contribute!