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MOVIE REVIEW: "Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire" a Fun, Familiar Ride

While not breaking new ground, "Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire" delivers a fun and engaging experience for fans of the franchise. Set in New York City, the film seamlessly blends the "next generation" team with the original Ghostbusters, giving the returning cast something to do. A highlight is Annie Potts finally suiting up as a Ghostbuster!

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The movie is packed with Easter eggs and throwbacks to the original films and the beloved cartoon series. Bill Murray gets some funny lines this time around, a definite improvement over his previous cameo. There's even a fun ongoing bit featuring Finn Wolfhard's character, Trevor, going toe-to-toe with Slimer.

Besides the battle with ghosts there's an ongoing side story about the importance of family and how that is defined. This provides a bit of heart to the movie.

The film's visual effects shine during the ghost battles, with the "mini-marshmallow men" adding a touch of unexpected cuteness. "Frozen Empire" might not be a masterpiece, but it's a thoroughly enjoyable entry in the franchise and worth your time to watch.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


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