Arriving five years after Paul Feig’s reboot, Ghostbusters: Afterlife didn’t fare much better at the box office. However, it was better-received by fans who appreciated its ties to the first two classic movies. Much of the original cast returned for emotional cameos, while director Jason Reitman, son of director Ivan Reitman, told a story that passed the torch to a new generation. And now that story continues with Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.
Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Logan Kim, Celeste O’Connor, Carrie Coon, and Paul Rudd return from the previous movie, with the action moving to a frozen New York City, setting of the first two films. New additions to the cast include Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, James Acaster, and Emily Alyn Lind.
And yes, you do get the younger generation of Ghostbusters teaming up once again with Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, and Dan Akroyd to solve the mysterious “death chill” that has hit the city.
Once again Reitman and Gil Kenan teamed up on the script, but this time it’s Kenan who is behind the camera. He’s got plenty of experience with family-friendly supernatural comedies as the director of Monster House.
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire opens on March 29th 2024. Will it keep the nostalgic charm of its predecessor?