GHOSTED is great at fast action, including car chases and shootouts with the enemy. But not if audiences are looking for romance laced with chemistry and believability.  

The story is preposterous, but I can deal with suspending my disbelief to a point. I need some grounded, real moments surrounded by achy, loving connections. I am not into two hot actors who only know how to look fabulous at every camera angle. And they do. Chris Evans and Ana de Armas are striking and beautiful, but making viewers FEEL something about your budding relationship takes more than just saying the lines and hitting your mark. It got old hearing everyone in the film telling them “to get a room.” Love is messy, and these two were always picture-perfect and ready for their next film shot. Watching them try to make everyone believe they had feelings for each other was a waste of time. Miscasting moment for sure. 

The writing did not do the ensemble any favors either. It was as if the film could not decide if it was a rom/com or an adventure-action movie. Yes, it can be both, but it just wasn’t enough. It felt stilted and flat. If the scene calls for a second on the beach, then where is the lusty, impish abandonment? Jumping out of a plane for the first time needed much more angst. Show me…stop telling me. This is acting 101. 

GHOSTED is not worth a moment of your precious, busy lives unless you love watching hot actors look good in impossible, improbable situations. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  

It is available to stream on APPLE tv+. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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