'Ghostbusters' Trailer Breakdown: We Ain't Afraid Of Going Through This New Footage Frame-By-Frame

A new Ghostbusters trailer has arrived and, as you'd expect, the internet instantly erupted into pandemonium. I think it looks funny and weird and colorful and entirely like a movie that I will gladly pay to see in theaters, but what do I know? I also enjoyed the previous trailer.

And like the previous trailer, this one begs for a frame-by-frame breakdown. Let's dive into this thing.

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The original Ghostbusters is, first and foremost, a comedy. This fact seems to have escaped a certain angry and loud portion of the film's fandom, but never mind that. However, the film works because its ghosts are meticulously designed and genuinely frightening. If you moved the monsters and demons and undead adversaries from Ghostbusters into a legitimate horror movie, they'd get the job done. So it's delightful to see that the ghosts in this trailer pack a genuine punch. This red-eyed guy here would be creepy in any context.

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We first caught a glimpse of this ghost in the previous trailer, but this just a fine shot and further evidence that director Paul Feig isn't going to let the chief adversaries of his film get reduced to a joke. In any comedy that has world-ending stakes like this, it's usually best to let the villains exist alongside the jokes, as foils to the funny people fighting the good fight.

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"It will haunt you every night. Whatever it is, no one should have to encounter that kind of evil. Except you girls. I think you can handle it." This is probably the biggest laugh in the entire trailer and it arrives nice and early, cutting through the spookiness of the opening shots and getting straight to the point. Heck, you could even read this as subtle slice of social commentary. Women shouldn't have to put up with half of what they put up with, but hey, they can deal with it. The man said so.

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Seriously, the average woman has a thicker skin than the average man thanks to sheer social attrition. Of course they ain't afraid of no ghosts. Anyway, here's our cast, suited up and ready to bust some ghosts. Based on the posters and flyers in this shot and previous one, we can probably assume that this is the concert venue that we glimpsed earlier in the trailer. Considering the set-up, this could be their first job, the remake's equivalent of the hotel sequence in the original movie.

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The previous trailer drove home one of my favorite aspects of the original film and that seems to be replicated here – these characters are scientists. Sure, they dress like exterminators, but at the end of the day, they're battling the supernatural using technology and logic. This lab set looks like the kind of place you could get lost in, a place filled with all kinds of crafty and fun little details.

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This trailer does a fine job of showing off the sheer variety of ghosts that are in this film and this seemingly possessed mirror is a nice touch. Like the other ghosts, it's a creepy image, looking like a prop that was borrowed from Insidious.

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The new Ecto-1 has pretty cool hood ornament, guys.

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The trailer revisits the ghost vomit gag from the first preview and it's still amusing enough, even if it's just a retread of Bill Murray getting slimed in the original movie. If there's one concern this trailer raises, it's that it will lean too hard on referencing the original film or recycling familiar jokes. If we're going to hold movies like Star Wars: The Force Awakens accountable for coasting on nostalgia a little too often, Ghostbusters deserves equal scrutiny.

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"That's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen." The punchline to Kristen Wiig getting geysered by ghost puke is worthy of a chuckle, but it also helps put her character into greater focus. Her reaction here reminds me of how Dan Aykroyd played Ray Stantz in the original film – any potential fear is canceled out by curiosity and fascination.

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I can't help but feel bad for anyone who has knee-jerk rejected this film. This team looks great, especially when they're allowed hero shots like this.

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Ah, it wouldn't be a Ghostbusters movie with people in power being skeptical of the team! Just wait for the sequel, where the world inexplicably forgets that this group saved the world from a disaster of literal biblical proportions.

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And it definitely wouldn't be a Ghostbusters movie without its fair share of collateral damage, as seen here when the team pursues a winged ghost down the backstage area of a concert venue. Although they are coming awfully close to crossing the streams...

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The cheeky touch here is that the demonic ghost glimpsed earlier has crashed a rock concert, which is more than a little appropriate. Also, the look of this particular ghost is stunning. This is the kind of thing that makes me want to learn more about the supernatural realm of this world. What separates a ghost that looks like this from the vomit-friendly lady ghost seen earlier? It doesn't matter if the movie doesn't explain this (it really, really doesn't), but this is the kind of nerdy information that would compel me to buy a companion book or something.

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The stage diving gag is fine, but Leslie Jones' reaction to not being caught is very funny. Knowing how Feig operates, this is probably one of a dozen different lines Jones improvised on set. Heck, knowing how Feig's trailers tend to operate, this may not even be the line that ends up in the final cut.

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Cats and dogs, living together! Mass hysteria! Look, do I really need a reason to share a shot of the police responding to a supernatural occurrence, complete with an angry spirit flying straight at the camera? In any case, the new Ghostbusters is looking to up the apocalyptic chaos of the original film's third act in a big way.

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Case in point: this swirling green portal to...hell? A ghost dimension? Something else? In any case, its very existence reminds me of how Gozer arrived on Earth in the original film, which gives me another twinge of "Wait, how much are they copying and pasting from the 1984 Ghostbusters?"

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If you want to know why so many men are obsessed with Ghostbusters, it's simple: put someone in one of those jumpsuits and strap a proton pack to their back and they instantly transform into a badass. We're talking about a movie series that made Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray look like superheroes, for crying out loud! Which means it's about time women got the chance to share in that coolness. Kristen Wiig, who is easily one of the funniest people alive, has never looked cool before. And here she is. Looking awesome.

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"We're going to need a bigger boat." Oh, Chris Hemsworth. Playing goofy, handsome dimwits may be your true calling card in life. Forget about that Thor thing. In all seriousness, I love how the female team has hired an extraordinarily good-looking dim bulb as their receptionist, which is a delightful reversal of standard (male-dominated) comedy tropes.

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Okay, internet. You wanted another GIF-ready Kate McKinnon reaction shot. Here you go. Have at it. Go nuts.

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This looks like it could be the same ghost from earlier in the trailer (note the read eyes) and he's just nifty-looking when he steps out of the shadows (even if he does look a little like the DC Comics villain Darkseid). Based on his physical appearance, I wouldn't be surprised if he's one of the film's major antagonists...although we already know that he's not the major antagonist. We meet him in a bit.

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Ah, more Christ Hemsworth tomfoolery! I love that he's so enthusiastic about joining the Ghostbusters that he found a jumpsuit, tricked out his motorcycle with the right decals, and scrawled "Ghost Buster" on his helmet. Of course this comes right before the moment where he is possessed by a ghost (as seen in the previous trailer), which appears to be a major plot point of the film. We'll get there in a moment.

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Of all the moments in the trailer where the remake appears to be deliberately lifting shots and concepts from the original movie, this is the most egregious. Plus, in the years since Ghostbusters, we have a seen too many major blockbusters climax with an evil portal opening up over a major city. It's probably time to let this trope take a break for a decade or two.

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Both this trailer and the previous one mention the (mostly unseen) villain using a machine to amplify supernatural energy for reasons unknown. Well, this is probably that machine. Chris Hemsworth's character, presumably still possessed and not acting of his own volition, is present and not acting at all surprised or shocked by the chaos swirling around him. Is this another lift from the previous movie? Is Hemsworth acting the Janine and the Louis Tully of this movie, the loyal receptionist and the ally who gets pulled into service by the villain against his will?

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"The word we're looking for is apocalypse." Here's another shot paying homage the original movie, albeit with a bit more color and a lot more ghostly figures swirling about.

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"We don't want mass hysteria." I sincerely hope the trailer is leaning hard on all of these references to the original film. I'd much rather see Feig and this cast doing their own thing entirely than feel indebted to the original movie. They're too funny, too talented, too brilliant, etc.

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Remember how we previously discussed how a Ghostbusters uniform makes anyone look so damn cool by default? Here is is, applying to Kate McKinnon.

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This is probably my favorite shot in the trailer, mainly because it implies that we haven't seen anything yet when it comes to the variety of ghosts and spirits and monsters this film will throw at us. Haunted parade balloons is nothing short of inspired.

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Remember when everyone said Slimer wasn't going to be in this movie? Well, here he is, stuffing his face and looking disgusting and not adorable at all. Seriously, I've always hated how he became a cute mascot for this franchise. In any case, he'll probably only make a cameo appearance this time around, which is a good thing – give the new ghosts some time in the spotlight.

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The internet has already made its instant love for Kate McKinnon clear, but Leslie Jones looks ready to receive the biggest bump of anyone in the cast. She's consistently been the funniest person in the trailers and her reaction to having a giant winged ghost perched on her shoulders is gold. I would love to live in a world where Leslie Jones is a movie star.

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I'm using this image as an excuse to share this New Yorker profile on Jones, which is a riveting read. Plus, the article climaxes with her filming a scene in Ghostbusters set in a concert venue...which certainly sounds like this scene.

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By itself, on paper, this selfie gag is fine. Jones' reaction makes it sing.

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Anyway, back to the big stuff. And I mean that literally. Here's the big reveal of the film's villain, initially staged to look like the return of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Thankfully, this is not another callback to the original movie...

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...but our first proper look at Rowan, played by Neil Casey. It's not clear if Casey is just voicing this guy or if he's human before he goes all Kaiju-sized monstrosity, but we do know this much: he has apparently taken the form of the ghost from the Ghostbusters logo. Huh. Hm. Sure, why not?

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And here we are at the main title. But what's up with that "answer the call" thing? Is that an official subtitle? A tagline that is sharing the screen with the title for some bizarre reason? In either case, it's not the most effective tagline or subtitle.

Ghostbusters opens on July 15, 2016.