Here’s Why People Wondering If the New Ghostbusters is ‘Any Good’ Are Missing The Point
There is an action scene in Ghostbusters (2016).
[There are several action scenes in Ghostbusters (2016), but this one is more important than the others.]
Without giving too much away for those who have yet to see it, the scene involves Kate McKinnon in coveralls, tinted goggles, a horde of malevolent ghosts and two proton pistols.
I was enthralled the first time I saw this scene. My jaw LITERALLY dropped, and I think I actually stopped breathing for a good eight to ten seconds.
The second time I saw it, I was just as awed. This is it, I thought, as McKinnon ducked and dodged and whipped twin proton streams around like some kind of high-tech Indiana Jones. This is THE climactic, over-the-top, slow-mo action scene that I’ve been waiting for all my life.
But this time round, I knew exactly why.