Despite this being a Ghostbusters sequel, the tone is nowhere near as goofy as the original films, and certainly a far cry from the 2016 reboot. There’s something very grave about the whole thing, from the swelling music to the monologue about “everything happening for a reason.” It’s no wonder that the internet thinks the new Ghostbusters is basically a Stranger Things movie.
GHOSTBUSTERS FAN— Jimmy George (@JimmyRGeorge) December 9, 2019
How does Egon have teenage grandchildren if he didn't even have a kid in 1989?
Who cares? Stranger Things with ghosts will make a billion dollars.
You’re right. I’ll see this at least 3 times in theaters.#GhostbustersAfterlife pic.twitter.com/32fuQ9AH31
Ghostbusters appealed to us without having kids in it.— Bayou Babylon ⚜ (@bayoubabylon) December 9, 2019
I'm down to see the new movie, but it's irritating when you can blatantly see the studio's thought process. "Add kids. Nab the Stranger Things crowd. I mean, we already have their parents, just with the name." pic.twitter.com/0p71P9UVdw