Ghostbusters 2016 reboots the classic 1980s Ghostbusters film series following a group of scientists who battle ghosts in New York City. The reboot, a third in the Ghostbusters series, was directed by Paul Feig using a screenplay he cowrote with Katie Dippold based on the original idea created by Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Featuring an all-female cast, Ghostbusters 2016 owned in theaters on July 15, 2016.
In Ghostbusters 2016, paranormal enthusiasts Dr. Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) and Dr. Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and engineer Dr. Jillian Holtxmann (Kate McKinnon) are in the right place at the right time when a ghost invasion hits New York City. Knowing that they are the only ones with the expertise and courage to fight the ghosts, the trio forms the Ghostbusters.
But simply fighting ghosts isn't exactly an easy task so the crew expands. New Ghostbuster Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones) joins the team, and brings a company vehicle/hearse with her, while the Ghostbusters hire the handsome simpleton Kevin Beckman (Chris Hemsworth) as their receptionist. Together, the team must save New York City from these ghosts, including giving some love to the original films along the way.
Can You Answer the Phone?
Dr. Erin Gilbert: Kevin, hi, can you answer the phone?
Kevin: I can't. It's in the fish tank.
Dr. Erin Gilbert: No, the one on the desk that's ringing. That one.
Kevin: Oh, that one! What's this place called again?
Their new receptionist, Kevin, sure is pretty, but smart he is not. After he's unable to reach through the fish tank glass to pick up the phone, another ringing phone leaves him even more puzzled.
I Was Born to Be a Ghostbuster
Kevin: Hey, guys, check it out!
Dr. Abby Yates: Hey, Kevin, come inside!
Kevin: I was born to be a Ghostbuster.
Patty Tolan: Oh man, that's so not good.
Kevin is determined to be a Ghostbuster. But when he arrives in costume with a motorcycle, he barely gets out his announcement before a ghost gets him. He's not off to a great start.
The Power of Pain Compels You
Dr. Abby Yates: There's a bigger picture at hand here. These ghosts can possess the human form.
Patty Tolan: Aw, hell no! The devil is a liar! Get out of my friend, ghost!
Dr. Abby Yates: Ow, that's going to leave a mark.
Patty Tolan: The power of pain compels you!
When Abby is possessed by a ghost, Patty takes things into her own hands to knock the ghost out. The effort is successful, but unfortunately leaves Abby in a great deal of pain.
I'm Joining the Club
Patty Tolan: I'm joining the club. You guys are really smart about this science stuff but I know New York and I can borrow a car from my uncle.
Dr. Abby Yates: Uh, you didn't disclose that the vehicle was going to be a hearse.
Patty Tolan: It's a Cadillac!
Knowing they need a fourth for their team, the Ghostbusters hire Patty to join them. Among other things, she brings a perfect car for their adventures, well, some see it as perfect.