Reviving 'Ghostbusters' and keeping the original spirit

One of her favorite hobbies is openly flirting with her fellow female Ghostbusters, which prompts a question: Is she gay?

The new Ghostbusters cast also includes Chris Hemsworth as the team's new secretary, Andy Garcia as the Mayor of New York City, Neil Casey as the film's villain, Ronan, and Michael K. Williams and Matt Walsh as Hawkins and Rourke.

In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, "Ghostbusters" director Paul Feig says he has to "be coy" about the sexuality of Kate McKinnon's character, Jillian Holtzmann.

I can understand why some cinema-goers are feeling remake fatigue; our cinemas have been flooded with reboots and sequels.

"I can nearly hear an internet troll saying 'well why didn't you do that this time?' It's like OK, I hear you, but for now I just want to celebrate 'Ghostbusters.' I'll do that next". However, the film has earned some decent reviews from critics (although not so from Flickering Myth's Oliver Davis), and now Paul Feig has revealed that fans of the movie will have an extended cut to look forward to on the film's home entertainment release.

This version benefits from the presence of Hemsworth, who is hilarious as the ham-fisted, narcissistic receptionist.

The friendship between Wiig and McCarthy is at the heart of this story, with McKinnon serving up a massive side of quirky and Leslie Jones providing the sass. "Truth be told going into it, I kind of thought: This will be fun and didn't realize there would be a small segment so vocally against it".

"That's another fantastic group of women who I'd love to work with again". Feig credited her with shaping her Ghostbusters role, giving Holtzmann the strong presence that she brings to every scene. Once again, the more Feig goes his own way rather than staying beholden to the original, the better his film is. "They meant so much to me". Well, aside from the fact that it would instantly be dismissed as a Ghostbusters rip-off, why shouldn't Ghostbusters offer a world in which we can all play in? "I wanted to let that come out in this character". Played by Kate McKinnon, known for her Hillary Clinton impressions on "Saturday Night Live", the mad engineer gleefully creates all the insane anti-ghost devices for the team.

Who you gonna call? A welcome new franchise is clearly being set up here though and it is great to see numerous original cast members back for cameo parts in a number of guises as a show of support.

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