Gal Gadot’s favourite movie from 1984
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Gal Gadot's favourite movie from 1984

The OG Ghostbusters is a timeless classic beloved by generations. With its fun take on ghost hunting in New York City and catchy music to boot, it has celebrity fans too. The film holds a special place in the heart of Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot as well.

While promoting the superhero sequel Wonder Woman 1984, which you can now watch on Netflix, Gadot revealed that Ghostbusters is her favourite movie from the year 1984.

In an interview with Fandango, Gadot promptly mentioned that her favourite flick from that year is the 1980s hit supernatural comedy starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis as three eccentric parapsychologists.

Upon being asked why it happens to be her favourite, Gadot said, “Watching this as a child, it was funny, and it scared me to a healthy extent, but not too much. And it was fresh when I watched it as a little girl.”

Released in 1984, Ghostbusters blended humour, horror, and a touch of whimsy. Directed by Ivan Reitman, the film became an instant hit. For a young Gadot, Ghostbusters offered the perfect mix of entertainment and excitement as it did to so many of us.

Gal Gadot’s latest action flick for Netflix, Heart of Stone, turned out to be a dud. Directed by Tom Harper from a screenplay by Greg Rucka and Allison Schroeder and a story by Rucka, the film stars Gal Gadot, Jamie Dornan, Alia Bhatt in her international debut, Sophie Okonedo, and Matthias Schweighöfer. 

In Heart of Stone, intelligence agent Rachel Stone (Gadot) is assigned a dangerous mission: safeguard the enigmatic and all-powerful AI system called “The Heart.” Tasked by the peacekeeping group Charter, Stone must prevent this valuable asset from falling into hostile control. Even with such a straightforward premise, the espionage thriller managed to be a bloated, insipid mess.

Gadot will next be seen playing the Evil Queen in the latest reboot of Snow White. The musical fantasy film directed by Marc Webb, from a screenplay by Greta Gerwig and Erin Cressida Wilson, stars Rachel Zegler as the titular Snow White. The film has drawn a lot of flack for its casting choices and presumed depiction of the dwarf characters, in addition to being another Disney reboot about a generic “strong” female lead. But we must wait until 2024 to watch how this one meets our great expectations.