Erin Gilbert (Kristin Wiig) is a college professor trying to get tenure at Columbia University in New York City. This is ruined when Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) republishes their book about ghosts on amazon.com. Erin goes to confront her and sees that Abby is still studying supernatural phenomena. She also meets Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), who is the crazy inventor. She's the one who comes up with the ways to subdue and capture a ghost later on in the movie. Erin starts believing in ghosts again when they are called to investigate a haunted mansion-and indeed see a very real supernatural creature and spews all over her. She joins the other two women and they becomes the "Ghostbusters". When Abby is fired from her job as well they rent out space above a Chinese restaurant to do their work.
The crux of the story is that people are starting to see ghosts in Manhattan. It's at a death metal rock concert where a demon-like creature manifests when they get on the news.
Someone is causing portals to open throughout the city, with the intention of releases all these evil entities and creating an apocalypse. They eventually discover who this is and have to stop him before it's too late. This all culminates in a big showdown, complete with a giant monster version of the "Ghostbuster's Ghost" logo.
I really enjoyed this movie. I had re-watched the original film the week before and although I have fond memories and loved it when it first came out, it doesn't don't hold up over time. Parts of it are really boring, especially the entire storyline with Sigourney Weaver becoming possessed by the demon. This new version successfully updates everything-and even has cameos by Murray, Akroyd, Weaver and Ernie Hudson to make that connection with the original. Chris Hemsworth is hilarious as their secretary, Kevin, and, along with McKinnon's performance, supplies much of the film's humor. So far, this is the best Summer movie of 2016 and is exactly what a remake should be. Highly recommended.