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Ghostbusters Afterlife screened at CinemaCon and word is it’s very, very good…

August 24th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Many of us were excited for CinemaCon last night because we heard/believed/knew the Spider-man: No Way Home trailer would debut and that meant we would likely get it soon too, however, we got a surprise that none of us felt coming too.

We knew that Sony has reserved a three-hour block for the event which is for studios to highlight their big upcoming releases to distributors and cinemas and we guessed that in there would be content from No Way Home, maybe Venom: Let there be Carnage and Morbius and we reckoned that there would be some Ghostbusters: Afterlife content too.

We didn’t imagine that the whole movie would get screened!

Yes, Sony were so confident in the third Ghostbusters movie (yes, we know there’s four) that they put it out for all to see.

Well, we say ‘all’ but we didn’t see it and neither did 99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% of the fans… but we did learn something: it’s very good!

The screening kicked off with producer Ivan Reitman, who directed the original two movies, with his son Jason Reitman, who directed and wrote Afterlife.

Jason told the audience: “I am honored to be here tonight on behalf of Sony because they are the only studio that is completely dedicated to theatrical distribution.

“For 40 years, the one question I was asked more than any other was are you going to make a Ghostbusters movie?” he added, saying that when he decided to make it it was for a good reason: “[I] wanted to make a movie for my father and I wanted to make a movie for my daughter… Ghostbusters is a rare franchise, it doesn’t belong to the filmmakers, it doesn’t belong to me, it doesn’t belong to my father — technically it belongs to Sony — but it belongs to you.”

He then told the Ghostbusters fans in the audience: “You are about to go on the biggest Easter egg hunt of all time. From the opening musical piece to the end of the end credits, and all I ask is, please no spoilers… We’ve kept the ending secret so that people who come to your movie theaters [can discover it]. I mean, if you like the movie, you can tell people that.”

And they have told us just that:

The movie is being hailed as a perfect sequel to Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters too that is packed with heart and the perfect tightrope walk between nostalgia and over-doing it. Oh, and some people were worried it wasn’t going to be funny based on the fairly straight-faced trailers (like the mini-pufts weren’t a clue) but word is it’s very, very funny too.

I cannot wait to see this thing…

Oh, and there’s a mid-credit scene… so when you’re in the cinema this November finally watching the most anticipated movie of all time, don’t move until the lights come up!

Ghostbusters: Afterlife arrives (finally) and November 12th.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….