Ghostbusters: Afterlife is certainly for a new audience of paranormal-loving viewers. It does have the much-loved Finn Wolfhard in it, after all. But this film is perhaps even more meaningful for the ‘80s and ‘90s kids among us. Our love for the original Ghostbusters team still remains strong nearly 40 years after the first film’s debut. There’s still nothing like seeing this proton-pack-wearing squad get together, whether on screen or in real life. We will see them in the film, as evidenced by a recent trailer, but first, we get to witness their awesome promotional appearances too. The original Ghostbusters crew are having a reunion, hitting the likes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night With Seth Meyers for interviews about Ghostbusters: Afterlife and more.
Please excuse us while we beam with teary joy. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson aren’t intending to deliver the feels through late-night talk show fare. In fact, we learn some pretty cool stuff, like Aykroyd talking about how his great-grandfather’s interest and how research into Spiritualism and mediumship inspired the original Ghostbusters film. And, with Meyers, we find out how Aykroyd and Murray met each other. But we still can’t help but sigh and hold our hearts at seeing them together. Of course, it is legitimately sad to see Harold Ramis missing from a Ghostbusters reunion.
As we know, he wrote the first film and died in 2014. They certainly miss him, and so do we. In his interview, Fallon asks the original Ghostbusters what to expect from this new movie, they hint that there might be tears. Combine that with comedy and nostalgia, and it all leads to more waterworks. In fact, Hudson said putting the suit back on and seeing his fellow Ghostbusters, and Sigourney Weaver (who played Dana in the original) was a “spiritual” moment that nearly made him cry.
It’s always nice to see actors who have a love for the roles that change our lives. So there you have it. Your nostalgic, fun, delightful, and interesting thing for today.