The first Ghostbusters trailer released in March is the most hated trailer of all-time on Youtube. And there are plenty of fan videos explaining why that is. Most claim it's not a case of misogyny, and has nothing to do with the all-female cast. Most call the movie cheap, unfunny and a misguided nod to nostalgia that is crushing whatever goodwill audiences have left for the original. Many call the 1984 Ghostbusters a classic. And those who hold it in the highest regards feel director Paul Feig and his cast are tromping all over it. Does this latest trailer help matters? Probably not.
While chock-full of new footage, the jokes are on the same level as the original trailer, and there are a lot of tired one-liners that are sure to rankle fans. And the most decisive factor will be the big reveal of Rowan, the main villain in the movie. He obviously takes the place of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the original movie. He comes stomping through New York, crumbling buildings as the Apocalypse is let loose. We have a feeling that true blue Ghostbusters fans are going to take one look at this thing unleashed on Twitter and cry foul.
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today. This summer, they're here to save the world! The new Ghostbusters are Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. And Chris Hemsworth is their secretary Kevin.
Original Ghostbusters stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson have all been confirmed for cameo appearances, though we don't get to see any of them in this latest footage. Sony has issued a July 15, 2016 release date, putting the Ghostbusters up against Broad Green Pictures' The Infiltrator. Ghostbusters is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film Ghostbusters, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman.
The supporting cast includes Andy Garcia as the mayor of New York City, Michael K. Williams as Hawkins, Matt Walsh as Rourke, Pat Kiernan as a news anchor and Neil Casey as the human villain Rowan, who turns into the monstrosity you see at the end of this latest sneak peek. Does this start to make it right? Or is this all wrong. It's still early in the morning, but we're sure by tonight there will be a flood of Youtube videos explaining why this new trailer is worse than the first.