Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire – A Chillingly Fun Sequel


Unfortunately, there is no actual movie called “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire”. However, it sounds like a plausible concept for a sequel, so here’s a fictional review I’ve put together, along with some notes on why someone might like or dislike the movie:

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Review

The Spengler family is back, and this time the stakes are global! In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, a sinister ancient entity with ice-based powers threatens to plunge the planet into a new ice age. The legacy Ghostbusters, now running a high-tech paranormal containment and research operation out of the New York firehouse, can’t face this threat alone. A new generation, led by Egon’s bright granddaughter Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) and the quirky tech genius Gary (Kumail Nanjiani), must step up and put years of Ghostbusting lore into practice.

The Good

  • Expanded World: Finally, we see a Ghostbusters operation that feels truly expanded beyond the original crew. The Spengler family dynamic brings humor and heart, while Nanjiani’s character provides an enthusiastic and funny point of view for newcomers.
  • Nostalgia Done Right: Appearances by the surviving original Ghostbusters feel organic, and a few classic ghosts make memorable returns. The film manages to pay homage to the franchise without relying solely on cameos.
  • Visuals: The CGI is spectacular, especially during the large-scale ecto-containment scenes in New York. The icy powers of the villain create some haunting and thrilling imagery.

The Bad

  • Overstuffed Plot: With new characters, the surviving old guard, AND a world-ending threat, the film struggles to give everyone enough to do. Some side plots feel underdeveloped or unnecessary.
  • Uneven Tone: It bounces between lighthearted and surprisingly dark, which might be jarring for younger viewers used to the more cartoonish vibes of Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
  • Predictable: The core plot beats are fairly standard action movie fare. It doesn’t break new ground for the franchise, which may disappoint some.

Should You See It?

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is a decent popcorn flick with fun effects and an expanded vision of the Ghostbusters universe. While it’s a step down from the original film’s fresh feel, it delivers nostalgia and action for fans willing to overlook its flaws.

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