If you haven’t seen ‘Ghostbusters: The Legacy’ yet, skip this note. But if you already handle it, this may interest you. There are many readings around the most recent installment of the canon established in the 80s and then we unravel them.
This Thursday, November 18, Ghostbusters: The Legacy, a film directed by Jason Reitman, finally hits the big screens. continues the canon established by The Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, directed tapes Ivan Reitman (late father of current director). The installment introduces new characters: Callie (Carrie Coon), Mr. Grooberson (Paul Rudd), Phoebe (Mckenna Grace), Trevor (Finn Wolfhard), Lucky (Celeste O’Connor) and Podcast (Logan Kim). And of course, the original Ghostbusters could not miss: Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Raymond Stanz (Dan Aykroyd) and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson).
In physical matters, the great absentee was Harold Ramis, who played Egon Spengler, a key character in the original story. On February 24, 2014, he passed away, due to having suffered from a rare disease known as autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. (which causes blood vessels, including arteries and veins, to swell and cause organ damage). And since this is an explained ending, we warn you that, from the next line, everything will be a spoiler.
Well, as we said, Egon was absent in the material, not so in the spiritual in fiction since the whole story revolves around him. From the beginning we learned that, alone, he was fighting a great threat that could endanger the entire world. Later, that great threat takes his life, so the farm from where he fought it passes into the hands of his only heir, Callie, and his children: Trevor, a teenager whose hormones drive him to work in a restaurant (where he falls in love de Happy), and Phoebe, a girl who loves science and has a peculiar sense of humor.
Being a ghost movie, it is obvious that Egon’s spirit is locked in his last resting place and, therefore, he tries to communicate with his granddaughter who, in the end, is the most similar to him (even in glasses , Wow). That being said, let’s move on to another important point, monsters. First, we see Sticky return, who gives tenderness because it is well known that the years have not passed in vain for him; and also the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, but in nice mini presentations (Yes, just as evil as the one we saw in the first film of the saga).
And also the enemies of the second installment: Vinz Clortho and Zuul (that kind of infernal dogs) who must have sexual relations to bring back Gozer, a Mesopotamian genderless god who seek the annihilation of human life. On Ghostbusters II own the characters of Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver, respectively; and now, to those of Coon and Rudd.
The return of these creatures was what Egon was avoiding at all costs. And in the end, he was the ones who killed him. But thanks to his spirit remaining on the farm, his descendants and allies were able to solve the mystery he left unfinished. When the final battle’s on-screen turn comes, the bad guys seem to have the upper hand; but suddenly, the original cast comes in to save the day … half because, as they are older adults, they do not have the same strength as in their younger years. And suddenly, the film connects us with a hook to the liver of nostalgia with the appearance of Egon’s ghost (yes, very much in the style of The Fallen Jedi in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi). The moment is epic as the spiritual manifestation fights side by side with their friends and even says goodbye to their relatives.
This is very important since (if you are too young to remember it) Ramis and Murray were fought for many years by a violent event that they experienced during the recording of Caught in time. In fact, They made peace when the deceased was in his terminal stage. Therefore, their reunion and final goodbye is twice as significant.
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Now, let’s talk about the post-credit scenes. As we already said, the enemies of the current installment are the same as those of 1989. Therefore, it was natural that Sigourney Weaver returned with a nice moment next to Murray. But the second scene is the most important because, of course, it leaves us in an ellipsis for future installments. Ernie is a millionaire and tells former Ghostbusters assistant Janine (Annie Potts), his intention to reopen the company’s old New York headquarters. What’s more, we can see that his intention materializes now that there are already reinforcements to start it again (Phoebe, Trevor, Lucky and Podcast). But it is also clear who, or who, will be the enemy to defeat.
If you were a child who grew up in the nineties, you will remember that there was a cartoon about Ghostbusters; and in it (in a double chapter), it was told what would happen if the vault where they deposited all the ghosts suffered a leak. And here we see that, that same vault, is with the red warning lights. It’s clearly a nod that what we saw in the animated series may happen or, of course, something else the vault is related to.
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