Without question, the most buzzed about movie of Summer ’16 debuts this week. The Ghostbusters reboot starring Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCartney, and Kate McKinnon has met an unbelievable amount of static leading up to its premiere. Who saw that coming? I mean… we’re getting more Ghostbusters. Isn’t that what we wanted?
Even with box office predictions being low (currently, it’s tracking around a $50M opening weekend), the Ghostbusters should be able to beat their only new competition this week, Brian Cranston’s The Infiltrator. I don’t think you could find two more different movies to open against each other. With the surging dislike around a female led nostalgia-fest, and the general ‘meh’ feeling towards Bryan Cranston’s FBI drug caper, there is a pretty solid chance The Secret Life of Pets winds up repeating at the box office this weekend. Or maybe people will just go outside and play Pokemon Go. Stranger things have happened.
What’s It About (via Rotten Tomatoes): Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today–Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world!
What’s It About (via Rotten Tomatoes): Based on a true story, U.S. Customs agent ROBERT “BOB” MAZUR (Bryan Cranston) goes deep undercover to infiltrate Pablo Escobar’s blood-soaked drug trafficking scene plaguing the nation in 1985 by posing as slick, money-laundering businessman Bob Musella. Teamed with impulsive and streetwise fellow agent EMIR EBREU (John Leguizamo) and rookie agent posing as his fiancé KATHY ERTZ (Diane Kruger), Mazur befriends Escobar’s top lieutenant ROBERTO ALCAINO (Benjamin Bratt). Navigating a vicious criminal network in which the slightest slip-up could cost him his life, Mazur risks it all building a case that leads to indictments of 85 drug lords and the corrupt bankers who cleaned their dirty money, along with the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, one of the largest money-laundering banks in the world.