Yes, there are way too many unnecessary throwbacks to the original. Yes, the overall plot and use of Gozer again was lazy. Yes, it was predictable. And yes, it’s a bit like the Ghostbusters version of The Force Awakens. But you know what? I had so much fun watching Afterlife. The fanservice didn’t bother me (I’m a sucker for nostalgia), I enjoyed the story and I thought the ending was quite moving. The entire cast was great, especially McKenna Grace. It’s a perfectly entertaining weekend film and one I’ll look forward to rewatching in the future.
I was looking forward to watching this but unfortunately it didn’t do much for me.
The stylish black and white shots looked great but I felt as though they masked a poorly paced script which, halfway though the film, started to drag a little.
A little too much style over substance, although having said that, I really like the premise. I just don’t think it was executed as well as it could have been.
We’re all currently living in a period of time where we’ve had to adapt to a sudden change in circumstances and each of us have had to deal with that in our own ways, mostly on our own. This pandemic has been thrust upon us out of nowhere. In Sound of Metal, Riz’s character has to deal with the trauma of losing his hearing. A huge change that alters his life out of nowhere. It’s a film about having to…