The movies starts with the most spooky sounds and stories. There is this place known as Aldrich Mansion open to tourist. The tour guide tells the people a spooky story of the daughter who murdered the servants and dies in the basement. The ghost even scares away the tour guide and the mansion closes down for tourist.
Aldrich Jr. Comes seeking help from a professor at Columbia University. This professor of Particle Physics, Erin Gilbert is just only a recommendation letter away from getting her Tenure and wants her long lost friend, Abigal to take down the ghost book they wrote together. Erin seeks Abby in her lab and comes across a magnificent place of scientific experiments. Erin also meets Holtzman here.
Thus, the very enthusiastic Abby and Holtzman ask Erin to introduce them to Aldrich owner in return for taking down the book. When the three go in to find out paranormal activity, they come across the ghost of Aldrich daughter. Awwed by the incidence, they upload the videotaped incident on Youtube.
Due to this Erin loses her job and eventually, Abyy and Holtzman too lose their jobs. But motivated by the sighting, they decide to start off their journey together.
Patty, an ignored worker in the subway station comes across a man Rowan who goes on the tracks. She goes after him to bring him back but comes across a ghost.
It looks to me that Rowan has a device he uses that does something to call upon the ghost. Later, the three ladies take up residence above the Chinese food shop.
And Damn!!! Chris Hemsworth walks in regarding a receptionist job, with big nerdy glasses. I can never see him nerdy, ever, after his Thor movies. Here his name is Calvin. Well, the three ladies take the man’s interview.
Watch this. I am not saying that you will die laughing but you would want to watch it again and again. Calvin seems to have pretty humorous answers to all the questions too. Being, the only applicant he gets the job.
Later, Patty comes to these three about a ghost and they go on to check the subway station. There they see the ghost again and try to catch it. But the train arrives before they could pull him in and thus the ghost gets released. Meanwhile we also come across a street artist who painted something on the wall that will soon serve as the team’s logo.
Back in the office, Calvin is seriously a big dumb dude right now, whom, Erin likes. He is shown to be good for nothing guy in the movie. Patty also begs to join the group arguing her point with a car and great knowledge of New York. She is in!!!
Back in the office the girls reconcile with some old memories and do a funny presentation back from school days. It seems that Erin was haunted by a ghost for a year when she was 8, coming to believe in the phenomenon.
Later, we see the extent of Rowan’s plans when the scene comes upon many and many captured ghosts in his possession. He goes into a rock concert, where later our girls are requested to solve the ghost problem. As the concert starts onstage, the girls set to work downstairs. It feels like a background music for their job. They catch the ghost and the famous scientist on paranormal activity walks in, asking to prove it. Erin releases the ghost as a proof causing the scientist’s death.
The national security comes charging in, asking the ladies to call themselves a hoax, so that the general public does not panic or goes into a hysterical situation. Though, the ladies are not allowed to go public, they are allowed to continue their work.
Doing just that they align ghost sighting across New York on a map which reveals a intersection of crossed lines passing over a hotel. On making a search for that hotel, they discover the man Patty saw at the subway station before ghost sighting was activated.
It seems that Ronan planned to active the Ley Lines so that he can create a vortex, an opening between the paranormal and real world. The girls shut his equipment but not before he killed himself and went into the paranormal world himself.
Mocked and declared fraud again, Erin is deeply disheartened and goes home. But when she reads her Ghost book found in Ronan’s possession, she realises his plan. Meanwhile, Ronan’s ghost takes hold of Abby’s body and causes havoc in the lab.
Patty slaps the ghost out of Abby but then it takes hold of Calvin. With him in Calvin’s body, he becomes stronger and goes back to him lab to start the machine. This causes the vortex and release of ghosts into the city. Erin tries to warn the mayor but the man dismisses her in public.
But no use anyways, the whole thing has already begun. The city is full of loose ghosts (it seems like even the naughty ghosts from Casper turned green and evil) The Ghostbusters start to do their job and Calvin with Ronan’s soul makes fun to the police and military services with his power.
It is like going into a war zone when the ladies fight off their way into the building. It is some pretty good and weird action, not to mention, cool gadgets.
The spirit Ronan, even goes on to twist their logo into a horrific ghost version. The whole thing (open vortex) gets reversed when they throw the car into the portal, which has attached radioactive cylinders with it.
In the end all is well, when the government offers them to fund their research, although they are still denied credibility. Oh!! Calvin still remains dumb but a sweet guy, nonetheless.
I think the movie is rightfully an entertaining watch and enjoyable comedy. All the actors play a tremendous role, irrespective, of their parts being either weird, mouthy, dumb, serious, out of place or fight sequences.