If you're not on the Ghostbusters parade this summer, you're not alone. This reboot is currently one of the most derided movies of the season, and one TV spot is likely to dissuade you. But speaking of parades, there is a big one going down in Times Square, and it's been overrun by Ghosts. Only these four ladies can save the day, and the rest of the world while they're at it.
Recent TV spots have very clearly shown the return of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. But as this latest footage attests, we're not getting the 'real' Stay Puft. Fans have quite loudly complained about the look of the creature, and with good reason. The iconic monster is actually not himself these days. He's a possessed Parade Balloon, and he'll be joined by a few other monstrosities on the streets of downtown NYC. The girls will have to face off against these looming beasts to get to Rowan, the real big bad at the heart of this remake. He's actually based on the iconic no ghosts symbol that was introduced in 1984 with the original movie. But if you're looking for that much needed rush of true nostalgia, Slimer will be back in all his original glory. Star Kristen Wiig recently had this to say about her new movie and its legacy.
"You can't get better than the original. But it's a different movie, it's a different cast, it's many years later, and we've also done things that are different. It's not just about it starring women."
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. Chris Hemsworth leads the supporting cast, playing the Ghostbusters' new secretary Kevin.
This new Ghostbusters adventure will go 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. Take a look at this latest TV spot courtesy of Youtube, and stay tuned for more on Ghostbusters as we get closer to the release date.