Sunday, March 6, 2016

Trailer for 'Ghostbusters' gives us our first look at Paul Feig's reboot

Few Hollywood projects have generated as much criticism, disdain and worry as Paul Feig's reboot of the beloved 1984 classic Ghostbusters. After years of attempting to get Ghostbusters 3, with the original cast of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, the late Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, off the ground, Sony finally scrapped those plans in favor of a soft reboot starring four women- Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Some have been rather accepting of the decision. After all, it's a talented cast and Feig, who has directed great comedies like Spy and Bridesmaids, has proven himself as a filmmaker. But others were not so enthused. Ghostbusters "purists" (if that's even a thing) were opposed to the idea of a reboot/remake, and in some corners of the internet, especially one that starred four women. Sony has been holding off on releasing the first footage for the film, but with the July 15 release date fast approaching, the studio dropped the first trailer yesterday. Check it out below.

Judging such a hotly contested movie over one trailer is going to be hard. Because while this isn't a great trailer, the first preview for Feig's Spy was absolutely awful as well, and look how that turned out. So for now, I'm going to remain optimistic. But I don't think there's much debate- this isn't a good trailer by any stretch of the imagination. The initial moments are refreshing and enticing, highlighting the classic elements of the original film and the legacy that it left. And then the rest of the trailer I don't know. It looks almost like a complete remake of the original, which could go well, but could also go very wrong. McKinnon looks hilarious, McCarthy and Wiig are always good, and Jones has some solid moments as well. So the cast is alright. It's not a good trailer, but it's just a trailer. I'm going to keep hoping that we finally get a worthy Ghostbusters follow-up.

Directed by Paul Feig and starring McCarthy,Wiig, Jones, McKinnon, Chris Hemsworth, Cecily Strong, Michael K. Williams, Karan Soni and Andy Garcia, Ghostbusters will hit theaters on July 15.

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