Okay, probably seems silly that I am reviewing a movie from the 80’s.
We have Family Movie Night on most Friday nights. Usually involving some kind of finger food that is living room safe, and, lately DH and I have been catching the kids up on movies from our childhood. Now that they are older and can get more of the humor and not be too bored with the cheesy special effects, it’s actually been a lot of fun.
Strange was we watched this one the week before Harold Ramis passed away.
It had been several years since I sat and watched this one straight through, and, I completely forgotten how much I LOVE this movie. Yes, it’s slightly cheesy sci-fi, but, it’s also the basic battle between good and evil blended with a guys down on their luck make it big story. Plus, it’s so much fun to watch guys like Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis and Bill Murray all young and just starting in the big movie part of their career. Plus, pre-Alien Sigourney Weaver. If you haven’t seen it, please do. It really is worth it. It’s only 107 minutes according to Wiki lol. Yes, there is some “anti-government” undertones at parts when the EPA guy tries to shut them down, but it’s a lot milder of a “statement” than those that are made in most modern movies. Mostly, it’s just fun and silliness and a little bit of scary. (Even tho, really, how scary is a 20 story tall marshmallow man?)
Since I grade on a curve for the decade it’s from, I do give this 5 stars. There is a plot, it’s a cult classic, and the effects were spectacular for the time.