This will make the experience all the better for the rest of us. Personally, my theatre had at least five young girls (one of whom I heard exclaiming as they left "Dad I LOVED it!"), and the audience applauded when the title appeared and TWICE at the end of the film.
I fully agree with the young girls in my theatre - I loved it, too. I thought it was well written, well directed, well acted and just a great film top to bottom.
The four leads (Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon) were phenomenal. Each character was so distinct, and as an ensemble they worked on another comedic level. Stand outs were Jones and McKinnon, whose small quips throughout gave each scene extra punch that wasn’t necessary but appreciated.
Wiig and McCarthy on the other hand played more down-to-earth characters than they normally do in their comedies, and it was nice to see this side of them.
The amount of story packed into two hours was incredible, it was nonstop action, and director Paul Feig did a good job of making the movie as tight as possible. There weren’t any moments where I was waiting for the movie to end. The laughs were constant, and some jokes were even missed because people were laughing too hard at the previous joke.
Making a remake in this day and age is difficult enough, doing one with such unrelenting backlash from the start (mostly due to the gender of the leads) is almost impossible. Of course there will be negative reviews, but overall this was a solid standalone movie.
One of my favourite things about it is how empowering it will be to young girls, and how easily you can imagine it becoming a childhood classic for them. Watching it at 25 I felt encouraged and empowered, and can feel myself already wanting to watch it again, so I can only imagine how it was for those young girls to watch those ladies kick ass.
If you’re still unconvinced that it will live up to standards, it’s clearly done the job of impressing the original Ghostbusters, as they all made appearances in small ways throughout the film (and the whole thing was dedicated to Harold Ramis).
If you’re looking for a fun, summer movie that will make adults and children laugh and have a great time, then you’ve found it. And make sure to stick around to the end of the credits, if mostly to watch Chris Hemsworth (who is adorable throughout the whole thing) dancing through them.