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We Have A Ghost Viewers Have Nothing Nice To Say About The Film

For those who want to see the latest releases from the comfort of their living room, Netflix has their back. The streaming service releases a new movie pretty much every week, and on February 24, it came out with its newest comedy, "We Have a Ghost." When a family moves into their new home, they soon discover they're not alone. A ghost named Ernest (David Harbour) is already taking up residence there, and his presence causes the family to become social media sensations. 

Also starring Anthony Mackie, Erica Ash, and Jennifer Coolidge, the movie had all the ingredients for a hit, but its reception has been decidedly mixed. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film currently stands at a 43% from critics. Audiences view the movie a bit more favorably, with it standing at 67%. While the movie clearly has some fans, a lot of people don't care for it at all, and they're more than willing to let their opinions known on Reddit.

Viewers don't understand who We Have a Ghost is for

Everyone's entitled to their opinions, but it seems when it comes to "We Have a Ghost," a good chunk of Redditors can't find any redeeming qualities. A discussion thread surrounding the newest Netflix movie opened up on the r/movies subreddit, and people have thoughts. Mostly, they seem to think it was an unfunny, uninspired endeavor, like u/ezaklycle, who wrote, "I didn't find the movie boring, just uninspired and cringey at times. Some mash-ups of souless character tropes on a bland adventure."

A lot of people expected better from writer/director Christopher Landon, who has some seriously good movies under his belt. Redditor u/ROBtimusPrime1995 pointed this out, "I'm saddened that Christopher Landon, who made 3 great horror comedies...somehow made this." The horror comedies they're talking about are "Happy Death Day," "Happy Death Day 2," and "Freaky," all of which expertly combine horror and comedy elements. Sadly, they didn't mash together well this time around, and it seems like u/poundflounder has an explanation. 

They wrote, "The whole time watching this I kept asking my wife "who is this movie for?". What was the intended audience they had in mind. It's not truly a kids film when you take into account the darker tones. And I feel like the truly adult version of this film wouldn't have needed the kids or viral video aspect of it." Chalk this up to another Netflix misfire, an expensive one at that, seeing how "We Have a Ghost" has a reported budget of $75 million. Not sure where that money went, but maybe next time, the streaming service will reconsider its budgets as opposed to raising its subscription price.