I remember hearing about this film being made a long time ago. Back then, my former friend Peter said that he thought that this film was going to be great! I wasn’t so certain. But they have finally released a trailer. Let’s all go into this with open minds and see if what is what is in this film. I got a bad feeling about this…
Oh dear Groj. This is…this is fucking awful. Let’s take this trailer apart bit by bit and show just how bad this is.
We start out with a statement that 30 years ago, the Ghostbusters saved New York. So, is this a sequel? I ask that because what follow confuses me. They say that now a new team is going to “answer the call.” And who is that new team? Why three derpy-derpys! That’s what! They have this one funny scene where this chick tries to get close to a ghost and it spews ecto-plasm all over her. But then it makes a chick joke. I think I’ve found this movie’s formula. This isn’t good.
What did they do to the Ghosbusters theme?! Why did you decide to make it sound like this? And why is it broken up within the rest of this trailer?! It plays during this montage of these characters who aren’t remotely interesting. You gotta give the original film (not the sequel. That movie sucked) some credit. Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson are DAMN charismatic. Here, we got derpy-derp stereotypes! Hell, this movie goes out of its way to say what those stereotypes are! We got the particle engineer. We got the academic physics person. The…fat person? Oh, and the sassy black chick! I’m so glad that this movie is going out of its way to make characters who we don’t have to get to know on a personal level. That would take all the fun out of actually having to like them. Give the original film some credit. The characters might have been cliches of their respective roles, but their ability to be funny and play off each other made it work. And the “jokes” in this trailer are fucking painful.
I have to ask – what were they thinking? People wanted an actual sequel to Ghostbusters! Sure, Harold Ramis is dead, but the rest of the crew damn sure isn’t! What is this?! This is a reboot. That’s what it is. And it’s being done just as bluntly and stupidly as all the rest. I guess this is a “female power” Ghostbusters movie? O…kay.
When you add the REALLY bad special-effects, there is nothing in this trailer that compels me to like it. Nothing at all. They don’t even have some bullshit cameo from Bill Murray, who said that this film is totally approved by him. Well, the Evil Dead remake was approved by Bruce Campbell, and it sucked. This one is looking to follow in its footsteps. There are no other words I can say. This is the dumbest thing I’ve seen in a long time.
3 out of 10