Reasons to watch “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire,” according to Mckenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire feels a lot bigger, says Mckenna Grace, who plays Phoebe Spengler in the movie.

“It’s in New York, it brings us back to where the Ghostbusters originated so that’s really special,” says Grace. “New villain, new storylines, new problems that at least Phoebe has never encountered. It’s bigger scale, more blockbuster, action, there’s a lot. It’s very fun.”

In Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age. Besides Grace, the film also stars Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Celeste O’Connor, Logan Kim and original Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts.

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Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard in Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
Photo credit: Columbia Pictures

Who you gonna call

For Finn Wolfhard, who plays Phoebe’s older brother Trevor, one of the most fun things to look forward to is seeing the new Ghostbusters work with the OG Ghostbusters. “This movie is incredibly fun because you have the original Ghostbusters teaming up with the new Ghostbusters,” says Wolfhard. “It’s hard to believe that we’re all in the same room together, working on the same scenes. It’s very surreal but super rewarding.”

Garraka in Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
Photo credit: Columbia Pictures

Frightening and fun

Frozen Empire’s big bad is a ghost named Garraka, who can literally freeze people to death. “I think that Garaka is a very frightening, frightening villain,” says Grace.

Garraka’s deadly power is not the only thing our heroes have to worry about. There are more ghosts to face off… much, much more. “It’s pretty intense when every single ghost that the Ghostbusters have captured are all going to be released and wreak havoc on New York City,” says Grace. “And there’s a massive, giant crazy demon god trying to take over the world and kill everybody with ice. It’s a little bit frightening and a little bit intense.”

Thankfully, the Ghostbusters franchise is known for mixing scares with comedy very well. “There’s a lot of scary moments, but it always has a levity to it because of all the comedy, which the first one did expertly well,” says Wolfhard. “Gil [Kenan, director] and Jason [Reitman, writer/producer] have tried to inject that kind of DNA into these films. “

Annie Potts, Bill Murray, the Ecto-1, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson in Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
Photo credit: Columbia Pictures

Made for fans by fans

Grace, Wolfhard and the rest of the cast are fans of the original films, and of course, the original Ghostbusters. “Being a part of an incredible legacy is a big honor,” says Wolfhard.

“It’s for the fans made by fans, so there’s a lot of love,” adds Grace.

The Sewer Dragon in Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire
Photo credit: Columbia Pictures

Don’t forget to catch Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International, in cinemas starting April 10. #Ghostbusters @columbiapicph

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