Conductors of the Metaphysical Examination Review bring laughs


Mary Grace Theis, Reporter

Who are you going to call when you want to see new faces under an old title, with pop-up appearances of familiar faces? Ghostbusters! Otherwise known as “Conductors of the Metaphysical Examination,” a title given to them by partner Erin Gilbert portrayed by Kristen Wiig.

Although this is considered a failure because it did not gross at least $3 million, if you are in the mood to simply enjoy a “supernatural comedy” this is perfect. The comedic relief in this movie is at maximum level as it is set in New York where someone is reviving ghosts so that to torment people to death. The cast of SNL kindly shares two of its own stars, Leslie Jones (Patty Tolan) and Kate McKinnon (Jillian Holtzmann), to help produce the remake. The two bring just as much laughter to the big screen as they do to home screens on Saturday nights. Paired with  Kristen Wiig (Erin Gilbert) and Melissa McCarthy (Abby Yates), the whole cast is great at bringing the audience close to tears from laughing too hard.

The cast of the original Ghostbusters also made appearances in subtle yet obvious ways to any true fan. Billy Murray, who had one of the leading roles in the 1984 movie, makes an appearance as a non-believer. Jones’s character also ties in original cast member Ernie Hudson, while Dan Aykroyd is tied in through Wiig. Even Sigourney Weaver made an appearance through McKinnon.

All together, the movie is a success in the sense that it did live up to the genre of “supernatural comedy,” and it didn’t hurt to watch thanks to the receptionist Kevin, portrayed by Chris Hemsworth. The movie is available on on demand and is still playing at AMC Starplex Irving 10 and Cinemark North Richland Hills.