Ghostbusters: Afterlife was recently delayed yet again to November 19th, but some lucky fans of the franchise were treated to a screening at New York Comic-Con this weekend. Currently, the movie has an 86% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes after 22 reviews. Many folks have taken to social media to react to the movie, and most of the tweets are extremely positive.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is set to star Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Bokeem Woodbine, Celeste O’Connor, and Logan Kim. The movie is also expected to see the return of classic cast members such as Annie Potts, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd, and Bill Murray, all seemingly playing their original characters from the 1980s classics. The film follows a single mom (Coon) and her two kids (Wolfhard, Grace) who arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
You can check out some of the tweets from folks who saw Ghostbusters: Afterlife below…
GHOSTBUSTERS AFTERLIFE makes a strong case that nostalgia can be exactly what a franchise needs & I’m never eating marshmallows again. McKenna Grace & Logan Kim steal the show. Paul Rudd didn’t have to be that hot. Go in cold & stay to the VERY end of the credits. @Ghostbusters pic.twitter.com/mjJTAwiK9u
— Maggie “Hex Appeal” Lovitt @ NYCC (@maggieofthetown) October 9, 2021
I really liked #Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Lots of nods to the past but, more importantly, a fun and at times spooky adventure film with lots of laughs and heart for all ages.
If I saw this movie as a kid I would flip out. pic.twitter.com/3VOa5WWcYc
— Chris E. Haynorror Movies Rule (@ChrisHayner) October 9, 2021
I’m not exaggerating when I say that #GhostbustersAfterlife is everything I wanted from a sequel – a perfect love letter to Ghostbusters fans that acts as a loving tribute to the original all while crafting its own exciting path for the next generation. pic.twitter.com/cf9MLpxxRp
— Chris Killian (@chriskillian) October 9, 2021
I (unsurprisingly) wasn’t into the Easter Egg/nostalgia-bait aspects of #GhostbustersAfterlife. However, when its just a Jason Reitman-helmed coming of age dramedy, it really works. The comedic writing is strong and both McKenna Grace and Carrie Coon are simply terrific. pic.twitter.com/SoNJMkl0yX
— Scott Mendelson (@ScottMendelson) October 9, 2021
GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE merges the past with the present in an entertaining crowd-pleaser. Serves as a satisfying tribute to Harold Ramis & the original films while introducing new likable characters to push the franchise forward with McKenna Grace & Logan Kim stealing the show! pic.twitter.com/bKOgYJ7Buo
— Matt Neglia @NYFF (@NextBestPicture) October 9, 2021
Had a GREAT time w/ #GhostbustersAfterlife – a film that warmly nods to the past while paving the way for a new generation of ghost busting. Terrific humor & action – imo Mckenna Grace steals the entire movie. She is awesome. This longtime fan was smiling the whole way through pic.twitter.com/OG0p7qXvMp
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) October 9, 2021
I saw Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Review coming soon, but it was incredible. Don’t let my profile pic fool you — I’m harsh and cynical on these movies. But trust me, Afterlife rules. pic.twitter.com/9CWTcxFZMy
— BDG Union Member Eric Francisco (@EricFrancisco24) October 9, 2021
Ghostbusters: Afterlife was just as great on a second viewing. I’m so impressed with what Jason Reitman achieved. Ghostbusters fans are going to love this but more importantly, it is going to create a whole new generation of fans. A lot of Easter eggs too. #GhostbustersAfterlife pic.twitter.com/joGMzJEmfL
— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) October 9, 2021