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The new Ghostbusters trailer has finally arrived, and with it a lot of answers to many questions. So, let’s break down what we’ve found inside the trailer, and what it might hint about in the actual movie.
So where are the funny parts again?
The producers may have taken the novel approach of not cramming every funny thing into the trailer. But hey, I’m an optimist.
I was shocked by how bad this looks
Fairly certain this isn’t a sequel at all, but a straight up remake. All that language at the front, in my opinion, is just studio hype to get the audience excited. “Hey, remember Ghostbusters? We’ve got new ones for ya!” But the fact, as you pointed out, that they’re starting from scratch – no equipment, no car, etc., makes it feel like McCarthy (obviously the Ray Stanz character), is trying to drag her Egon and Venkman into her wacky ploy. and why wouldn’t the firehouse have the GB sign out front? Do they really want to start ANOTHER Ghostbusters sequel with the idea that they all went out of business again? And since we see our Egon, Ray, and Peter parallels in a library (not the NYC public library, but a library all the same), without uniforms and gear, approaching a seemingly docile lady-ghost who suddenly turns violent, I think we’re in full-on pseudo-remake territory here.
Sad thing is, I was originally on board with this whole idea. This trailer isn’t doing a lot for me, though.
It’s really hard to express displeasure with this trailer without people accusing you of hating it because of the female direction. So, let me just make sure I cover this: I love Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wig, I love female comedians in general. I’m for the idea of a female ghostbusters. I do not like Paul Fieg’s work, I do not like Leslie Jones playing the same caricature she always plays, I do not like how bland this looks, and I do not think this looks good at all, minus McKinnon killing it as per usual.
Good to see they are letting Leslie Jones show her range.
I could listen to that theme remix all day. All day.
If the trailer is any indication, this is going to be a horrible movie.
What a forced, charmless movie this appears to be.
Special effects are a little off looking? Maybe just different.
The only thing that trailer lacked was Jones yelling “Feets do yo stuff!”
The original wasn’t all that funny to begin with. Doing the same gags +30 years is just sad.
No shout out for the “Thats a Big Twinkie” billboard in the trailer?
So McCarthy should be dead, right?
Unless ghosts have the ability to completely fix broken necks.
Needs more Kate McKinnon