Who you gonna call … again? | WORLD
Sound journalism, grounded in facts and Biblical truth | Donate

Who you gonna call … again?


Who you gonna call … again?
You have {{ remainingArticles }} free {{ counterWords }} remaining. You've read all of your free articles.

Full access isn’t far.

We can’t release more of our sound journalism without a subscription, but we can make it easy for you to come aboard.

Get started for as low as $3.99 per month.

Current WORLD subscribers can log in to access content. Just go to "SIGN IN" at the top right.


Already a member? Sign in.

If you have fond memories of the original Ghostbusters from 1984, you’ll enjoy Ghostbusters: Afterlife, currently in ­theaters. Director Jason Reitman, whose father Ivan directed the original, says he made the film to help him understand his own childhood.

Afterlife is a distant sequel to the 1984 movie, following the grandchildren of an original Ghostbuster: The kids need to unravel their family history and finish their grandfather’s work. Their mother (Carrie Coon) moves her family to a farmhouse her estranged father left her in rural Oklahoma.

Teenage Trevor (Finn Wolfhard) wants to fit in with the local kids, while 12-year-old Phoebe (Mckenna Grace) struggles to fit in anywhere. She takes after her grandfather, being a bit ­awkward while possessing a brilliant scientific mind. Paul Rudd rounds out the pleasant cast as Phoebe’s science teacher.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife earns a PG-13 rating for supernatural action, suggestive references, and brief language, but the film isn’t nearly as crude as its forebear. Some parents might feel comfortable watching it with the kids, but the nostalgia-driven Afterlife is for Gen Xers seeking to relive their childhood.

Collin Garbarino

Collin is WORLD’s arts and culture editor. He is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Louisiana State University and resides with his wife and four children in Sugar Land, Texas.



Please wait while we load the latest comments...