From left, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones star in "Ghostbusters." (Sony Pictures)

From left, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones star in “Ghostbusters.” (Sony Pictures)

Rebecca’s Take

If you’re looking for laughs, who ya gonna call?

The hilarious “Ghostbusters” fits the bill. Starring some of the funniest actresses in Hollywood, the fun reboot of the much-loved 1980s comedy honors the spirit of the original while standing on its own.

“Ghostbusters” has endured controversy after the decision to reboot the comedy classic with women in the lead roles. Director Paul Feig, who has helmed excellent female-fronted comedies like “Bridesmaids,” “The Heat” and “Spy,” meets those hurdles head-on in a witty and self-aware script he co-wrote that takes the story in a new direction.

Tamara’s Take

Terrifying beings are springing up in New York City – that would be the paranormal kind. Thirty years after four guys in jumpsuits exterminated phantoms in the Big Apple comes a new group of women to lead the fight in the “Ghostbusters” reboot.

Director Paul Feig slightly shakes up the previous “Ghostbusters” formula with a female cast, but the features that made the older entries a joy remain.

It’s not only a “good guys versus bad ghosts” battle, it’s good, old-fashioned “boys versus girls” story. And the core characters are worth rooting for.

Read the reviews as published in Thursday’s JumpStart!