I can only hope that my kid turns out to possess even a fraction of the excellence embodied by these middle school students who re-enacted the entire Ghostbusters trailer. I have to hold out that hope for my child because I'm finally old enough that I am forced to admit that I've blown past the blessed window of time in which it would've been possible for anything I do to be impressive on the basis of my young age. Like, it's done. People fully expect adults of my age to be doing awesome things, or at least things. But when you're 12 years old, roping in your freakish hormones and social media-fueled angst long enough to actually put together a cohesive project of any kind is wildly celebrated. If you can make that project an adorable homage to something your Gen X parents love dearly, like Ghostbusters, then you extra win. Actually, now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure these kids made this video to subdue their parents with a heady mix of nostalgia and parental pride, thus effectively distracting them from the underground crime ring they're secretly running. Well played, children.
Anyway, it's great. Watch it. These kids are bonkers. This video makes a great case for birthing a fleet of children so I can force them to put on productions of my favorite '80s classics.
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