A shock screening of Ghostbusters: Afterlife has been held at CinemaCon – and people fortunate sufficient to be in attendance have been unanimous of their reward for the sequel.
The not too long ago launched Spider-Man: No Means Residence trailer could also be dominating the headlines after its official unveiling on Monday, August 23.
Sony Footage, although, had extra shock reveals beneath its sleeve as a part of its three-hour lengthy CinemaCon presentation – considered one of which included an surprising early screening of Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
CinemaCon attendees, together with US-based journalists, had been a few of the first movie followers to see the forthcoming sequel forward of its November launch. Judging by the social media reactions within the wake of the screening, it appears that evidently Ghostbusters: Afterlife could also be a sequel that is worthy of the primary two instalments within the franchise.
Author-director Ben Mekler was one of many first to supply his ideas on the film, proclaiming that Afterlife is the sequel that “followers have been ready for”:
Shock #GhostbustersAfterlife screening simply blew the roof off #CinemaCon. LOVED IT. This film meant every little thing to me – an emotional sequel that’s assured to be virtually indecipherable to outsiders. That is what the followers have been ready for. I WOULD DIE FOR MUNCHERAugust 24, 2021
TheWrap’s movie editor Beatrice Verhoeven revealed that she was “pleasantly shocked” by Afterlife earlier than lauding its humor, which is a staple part of any good Ghostbusters movie:
I used to be pleasantly shocked by #GhostbustersAfterlife! Actually nice story and I truly cackled loads#CinemaCon https://t.co/1nWNiPjJFmAugust 24, 2021
Hollywood Critics Affiliation founder Ben Menzel hailed the flick as “nostalgia carried out proper”, saying that Afterlife’s mix of “traditional Ghostbusters moments” with a novel method will attraction to very long time followers and newcomers alike:
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is the Ghostbusters sequel that I’ve been ready all my life to see. It’s nostalgia carried out proper. An ideal mix of traditional Ghostbusters moments with a contemporary & distinctive twist for an entire new technology to get pleasure from. I acquired goosebumps. #GhostbustersAfterlife pic.twitter.com/lOAtbMQedfAugust 24, 2021
Insider’s Jason Guerrasio likened Afterlife to old-fashioned Steven Spielberg movies and praises director Jason Reitman for being “extraordinarily loyal” to the primary two Ghostbusters films together with his imaginative and prescient:
Ghostbusters: Afterlife … Wow! Was not anticipating how heartfelt it’s. It has a really childlike Spielberg vibe to it. And @JasonReitman is extraordinarily loyal to the unique. #CinemaCon pic.twitter.com/APyHMzEuYdAugust 24, 2021
Lastly, Bleeding Cool’s editor-in-chief Kaitlyn Sales space admitted that she hadn’t been into Ghostbusters earlier in her life, however mentioned Afterlife had “a ton of coronary heart and a terrific forged” earlier than teasing followers that there could also be post-credits scenes to stay round for:
#GhostbustersAfterlife was actually nice. As somebody who wasn’t an enormous of #Ghostbusters I had a lot enjoyable even with out understanding the references. A ton of coronary heart with a terrific forged. New and outdated followers are going to like it. Keep by the credit! #CinemaCon pic.twitter.com/Gc3oySIXOaAugust 24, 2021
Set 32 years after 1989’s Ghostbusters II, Afterlife follows single mother Callie (Carrie Coon) and her kids Phoebe (McKenna Grace) and Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) as they transfer into the previous residence of Phoebe and Trevor’s late grandfather.
It is not lengthy earlier than the duo uncover that their grandad was an ex-Ghostbuster, nevertheless – coincidentally across the similar time that supernatural occurrences begin to afflict their new hometown. It is as much as Phoebe, Trevor and their pals, then, to dwell as much as their grandfather’s legacy and put a cease to this new otherworldly menace.
Additionally starring Paul Rudd and former Ghostbusters stars together with Invoice Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver, Ghostbusters: Afterlife arrives in theaters on November 11.