There’s something strange in our neighborhood that not even the Ghostbusters can figure out right now. The first official trailer for Paul Fieg’s Ghostbusters hit the Internet earlier this week, and we absolutely loved it. However, somebody on the Internet decided to go and take every last bit of humor out of the upcoming movie with a fan-made trailer. Check it out below and prepare to cringe.
I generally try to stay impartial when I write about stuff like this, but I think we can all agree: that wasn’t the best. The video basically takes everything that we enjoyed about the recent trailer for the Ghostbusters reboot and completely jettisons it. Instead, all we have left in this particular edit of the trailer is the tense, action-packed moments with none of the whimsy that we know this version of Ghostbusters is aiming for. Even moments from the original trailer that worked, such as Melissa McCarthy’s becoming possessed and attacking her teammates, have become completely neutered by this lackluster attempt to ruin our fun.
The upcoming Ghostbusters reboot has pretty much found itself steeped in controversy ever since it was announced, some people really don’t want to see the iconic 1980s classic updated on the silver screen. That being said, I really have to say one very important thing: the new Ghostbusters actually does look funny. For all of the malice that the internet has directed towards the upcoming reboot, Paul Feig, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones seem to have crafted something that stands on its own while remaining true to the spirit of the original.
You know what? Screw this. Check out the actual trailer for Ghostbusters and realize that this movie’s actually probably going to rock:
We’re all entitled to our own opinions on movies; that’s one of the beauties of this art form. That being said, barely anybody seems to have given the upcoming reboot of Ghostbusters a chance, and that’s completely unfair considering the sheer amount of talent behind the production of the film. Step back and take a deep breath, Internet; we think you may have overreacted a little bit.
I don’t know about you, but I will still be one of the first people in line to see the updated Ghostbusters when it hits theaters. Be sure to mark your calendars, because the movie will hit theaters later this summer on July 15, 2016.