Frozen Empire
Review by Ross Anthony

Wow, a green splat on RT? That's harsh. I loved this newest installment! It's big, it's fun, it's got the cool car, the goofy ghosts, one obligatory sliming, even Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson have some reasonable screentime. And there's the song, copyright lawsuits aside, still a very fun song, it tickled me pink the way Rudd works it into the dialogue.

There are some very strong performances here: McKenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Kamail Nanjiani, especially, provide dramatic and comedic impact.

Okay, the plot is definitely a weak point. But, honestly, I didn't expect a rock solid plot. Many many excellent films have wobbly plots. We see movies for the interactions, for the dialogue, for the strong emotional and funny performances, amazing visuals. Or is that just me? Sure, I agree, lots of silly variations on ghosts, not great for a cohesive plot (just one example), but entertaining? YES!

That said, the McKenna Grace/teen ghost subplot really engages. I would have liked to see them develop that one further. It could have affected audiences on an even deeper level. Alas, overall, I had a great time with this film. Lot's of subtle humor, even in the reactions shots. There's a lot going on, listen carefully. I have no personal or professional connection to the cast or crew, just as a film-lover, it seems apparent to me that talented people at every level of production put warmth creativity and good humor into this film.

-- Books by Author/Illustrator Ross Anthony --

  • Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire. Copyright © 2024.
  • Starring McKenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Kamail Nanjiani, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard. Directed by Gil Kenan. Right of Way Films, Columbia Pictures, BRON Studios, Ghostcorps

Grade..........................A (3.5/4)

chili4 special olympians
power5 ra hforh radiop
Copyright © 1998-2023 Ross Anthony, Author - Speaker - Solo World Circumnavigator In addition to reviewing films and interviewing celebs at, traveling the world, composing great music, motivational speaking, Mr. Anthony also runs his own publishing company in the Los Angeles area. While traversing the circumference of the planet writing books and shooting documentaries, Mr. Anthony has taught, presented for, worked &/or played with locals in over 30 countries & 100 cities (Nairobi to Nagasaki). He's bungee-jumped from a bridge near Victoria Falls, wrestled with lions in Zimbabwe, crashed a Vespa off a high mountain road in Taiwan, and ridden a dirt bike across the States (Washington State to Washington DC). To get signed books ("Rodney Appleseed" to "Jinshirou") or schedule Ross to speak check out: or call 1-800-767-7186. Go into the world and inspire the people you meet with your love, kindness, and whatever it is you're really good at. Check out books by Ross Anthony. Rand() functions, Pho chicken soup, rollerblading, and frozen yogurt (w/ blueberries) also rock! (Btw, rand is short for random. It can also stand for "Really Awkward Nutty Dinosaurs" -- which is quite rand, isn't it?) Being alive is the miracle. Special thanks to Ken Kocanda, HAL, Jodie Keszek, Don Haderlein, Mom and Pops, my family, R. Foss, and many others by Ross Anthony. Galati-FE also deserves a shout out. And thanks to all of you for your interest and optimism. Enjoy great films, read stirring novels, grow.

Last Modified: Tuesday, 02-Apr-2024 09:35:58 PDT