Cinema: Exercise for Exorcists

GHOSTBUSTERS Directed by Ivan Reitman Screenplay by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis

Armageddon is not, at first glance, the most promising subject for farce: too big, too scary. Visions of expensively expansive comedies like 1941 and The Blues Brothers, where the jokes got buried under the weight of excessive hardware and special effects, dance in one's head. And Ghostbusters, which deals with nothing less than a mass rising of the unseen world, murderously disgusted with civilization as we know it, especially around New York City. Clearly the movie intends to go after...

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