Toya Johnson and her daughter, Reign Rushing, joined other celebrities at the screening of Ghostbusters: Afterlife in Atlanta earlier this week. Rasheeda served as host of the screening and went to great lengths to promote the film while also making her friends feel like guests of honor.
“Thank you @rasheeda for inviting us to watch @ghostbusters Afterlife last night,” Toya wrote to her friend on Thursday (Nov. 11). “It was so good,” Johnson said of the film.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife begins with a single mom who moves to a small town with her kids. Upon arriving in the new region, the mother and her kids begin to discover their relationship to the original Ghostbusters and the rich legacy in their family.
Some may remember the original Ghostbusters film, which made its debut in 1984. The movie was such a hit that a cartoon was created in its honor. Some who grew up in the era also pay homage to the classic film by dressing up as characters from the original Ghostbusters movie on Halloween.
Jason Reitman, director of Ghostbusters: Afterlife recently gave insight into his mindset when bringing the story to life. “It never really felt like it was my story to tell,” Reitman shared with Total Film magazine. “This was my father’s story, and I certainly was scared of stepping into his shadow,” the director explained.
“The idea was to simultaneously tell a completely new story, but give people all these hooks back into the original ’84 film,” Jason shared with Total Film. “We wanted it to feel like the original recipe,” the director told the media source.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife has many elements from the original film that make it great. The iconic Ghostbusters Ectomobile (Ecto-1) is at the forefront of the story. There is also Casper, who many recognize as “The Friendly Ghost” because of the 1995 television series that broadened the character’s initial appearance in Ghostbusters (1984).
You can catch Ghostbusters: Afterlife in theaters on November 19, 2021.
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