Ghostbusters Trailer Reaction

Even though the international Ghostbusters trailer that hit the web this week was much better than the initial teaser trailer that debuted the previous week, some hopeful fans still have a bad taste in their mouth. As someone who is still hoping for the best from director Paul Feig, even though I firmly think this should be more of a sequel than a hard reboot, I can’t deny that the first trailer was pretty poorly cut. And it seems filmmaker Kevin Smith think so too.

While speaking on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast with fellow co-host and occasional actor Ralph Garmin, Smith had some harsh words for the Ghostbusters trailer. However, he was very specific in his comments by criticizing the trailer rather than denouncing the movie itself. Find out about Kevin Smith’s Ghostbusters trailer reaction after the jump. Read More »

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Leslie Jones Ghostbusters

Even though the international trailer for the reboot of Ghostbusters was a little better received than the initial teaser trailer, there are still plenty of fans who are still worked up about the movie. The biggest complaints seem to be with regard to the humor in the flick, and even moreso about the boisterous character Leslie Jones is playing, not to mention the fact that some are upset that she’s seemingly the only Ghostbuster who isn’t a scientist.

However, we should count our blessings, because some new details from director Paul Feig confirm that the Leslie Jones Ghostbusters character was originally written specifically for Melissa McCarthy. Read More »

Leslie Jones Ghostbusters Character

There’s been a mix of reactions following the release of the first trailer for Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters, ranging from excitement to disappointment. Based on that first bit of marketing, the studio seems to be attempting to make a connection to the original franchise that doesn’t exist beyond similarities and references that have been inserted into the movie. It’s a reboot, not a sequel, and this trailer made me realize why that doesn’t seem to be working in the film’s favor for now.

But beyond the reception to the quality of the movie or the narrative direction of the reboot, some rage followed from fans and critics upset about one specific character: Leslie Jones as MTA employee Patty Tolan. Why were fans upset? They don’t like the fact that the three white Ghostbusters played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon are super smart scientists while the one black member of the team is an transportation authority employee who just knows her way around the city.

However, Leslie Jones has fired back at the enraged fans and offered up a reasonable counter argument to their complaints. Plus, another interesting source has indicated that the way her character is portrayed in the trailer is not necessarily indicative of her role in the movie. Read More »

Ghostbusters Trailer Recut

The release of the first trailer for Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters certainly got people talking when it hit the web on March 3rd. For some people it confirmed their worst fears, for others it was a surprising, satisfactory tease of a new direction for the familiar story with plenty of references to the original franchise. Yours truly even ended up going down the rabbit hole of determining that the reboot really needs to take place in the universe of the original films to live up to its full potential.

But just talking about the trailer wasn’t good enough for one fan. Instead, they decided cut a much tighter, more enticing teaser trailer for the movie that shows plenty of the good stuff without showing too much. Honestly, I like it infinitely more than the original trailer. Watch the Ghostbusters trailer recut below. Read More »

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The first trailer for Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters just debuted on March 4th. While we know that this is new take on the paranormal exterminators doesn’t have any narrative ties to the universe in which the original 1984 comedy and its 1989 sequel took place, the opening to this trailer made that very unclear. There’s graffiti of the old Ghostbusters logo, which implies a history of them in the city, the shot of the iconic firehouse headquarters of the original team, and of course the direct reference to “four scientists”saving New York City 30 years ago (even though Winston wasn’t a scientist in the first movie).

The confusion that followed among those casually interested in the movie made me realize that creating this reboot with no ties to the original Ghostbusters universe may be a mistake. Even the creative reasons for making that distinction can easily be incorporated into a movie that allows the original mythology to remain intact. After the jump, I’ll run through my reasoning as to why the Ghostbusters reboot should exist in the world of the original franchise. Read More »

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This morning brought the first trailer for Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters, and as someone who is a huge fan of the original franchise, I don’t think it looks half bad. Sure, the humor is over the top, but I’m fine with this having a different comedic tone. But I think the ghosts look cool, the action looks entertaining, and I love the new Ghostbusters gear.

Speaking of which, a viral website has just revealed a featurette that dives into the science and making of the new proton packs. And if you think they just slapped these packs together to look cool, think again. Because the guy who made these proton packs is a resident particle physicist at MIT,  and he really took the time to think about the science of how the proton packs would work. It’s extremely nerdy. Read More »

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I can’t believe we’re only four months away from a new Ghostbusters movie and we’re just now getting the first trailer. Paul Feig‘s female-led reboot of Ivan Reitman‘s popular ’80s classic Ghostbusters will hit theaters on July 15th 2016, and Sony’s Columbia Pictures has just released the first Ghostbusters trailer online. Hit the jump to watch the trailer now, and please let us know what you think.

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Slimer in Ghostbusters Reboot

Even though we already know that this summer’s reboot of Ghostbusters will feature cameos from the surviving members of the original paranormal exterminating team, along with several of the co-stars, we also know that they won’t be playing their characters from the original franchise. However, co-star Michael K. Williams has confirmed that at least one character from the original films will be returning, because he actually shot a scene with this character. Find out who has been added to the Ghostbusters cameos list, but beware of spoilers. Read More »

Ecto Cooler Coming Back

Last November, we got word that Coca-Cola had re-registered the trademark for Ecto-Cooler, the Ghostbusters themed juice drink that was popular in the 80s and ’90s. There was no guarantee that the soft drink company would bring back the flavor that Ghostbusters fans have wanted back on shelves for years, but with a new Ghostbutsters movie on the way this summer, a nostalgic cash grab just made sense.

Now we seem to have confirmation of the drink’s impending return, as a sample can has made its way online in an eBay auction. And if you’re skeptical that it might be a fake, there’s a few reasons that it seems to be legitimate. Find out more about Ecto Cooler coming back tomorrow. Read More »