Fans "Fix" Ghostbusters Trailer With Recut

Steven Bogos

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Fans "Fix" Ghostbusters Trailer With Recut

The first official Ghostbusters trailer was kind of underwhelming. Some fans have fixed it.

A lot of fans, myself included, are quite looking forward to the nostalgia-laden gender-flipped official trailer [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/137925-Paul-Feigs-All-Female-Ghostbusters-Reboot-Gets-Heat-Writer] hit... a lot of people were pretty underwhelmed. The jokes fell flat, the characters didn't seem very interesting, there was way too much talking and explanation... and what was with that horrible remix of the classic Ghostbusters theme?

Thankfully, fans have come to the rescue, creating a recut of the trailer which makes me actually want to see the movie.


It's perfect! Filmmakers take note: when you are making a reboot of a classic 80s franchise in order to cash in on nostalgia, you should probably take a look at what fans liked about said franchise in the first place. The new trailer makes the film feel a lot more like the campy ghostbusting romp of the originals, while still showing off the new cast at their best moments.

What do you guys think? Do you prefer the original trailer, or this fan recut?

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Bob_McMillan

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It's better, sure, only because they made it shorter and added the original song. Also better edited, I'll give it that.

But the worst parts are still when they actually show the actors doing... anything. Still gonna bomb.
 

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About the only thing that might save this movie is if this trailer is the fault of the marketing team, and not the actual movie itself. It's not exactly unheard of for the people in marketing to be in their own little world drastically missing the point of the stuff they're supposed to promote.

I don't think that's the case, but it's a possibility.
 

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I'll say this much about the original trailer. Aesthetically it was very pleasing. The colors of the ghosts, particularly out in open NYC, do look very nice. That said unless the trailer missed the point of the movie I think it's going to critically bomb. Even with some stuff that was in the trailer it felt like very forced humor and I don't necessarily think that's the actors fault. The only thing that actually got a chuckle out of me in the trailer was "it's a Cadillac" because of the delivery.
 

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Man, it says a lot about the movie if part of the fan trailer's way of fixing things is cutting out just about every joke.

Here's to hoping that we get a fan recut of the whole movie!
 

Steven Bogos

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Steven Bogos said:
Filmmakers take note: when you are making a reboot of a classic 80s franchise in order to cash in on nostalgia, you should probably take a look at what fans liked about said franchise in the first place.
Not necessarily. Need I remind you of Transformers?


What I like isn't necessarily what most people like. Sometimes it is and sometimes it isn't. The same goes for all of us. Frankly they're trying to do with Ghostbusters what happened to Transformers. A faithful sequel bringing the IP into the future is nice but not necessarily profitable. A profitable bastardization is much more preferred by studio execs than a faithful sequel/adaptation that doesn't make money. Ninety-nine out of a hundred studio execs would rather make the next Bayformers or than the next Dredd or even Fury Road because their job isn't to make good movies, its to make money.
 

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This trailer is better, but, it the final movie will have all that terrible crap in it still. Will wait for the fan cut of the movie.
 

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The fan cut of the trailer is a huge improvement. Unfortunately, changing the trailer does not change the movie, so I basically just wasted my time watching a wet turd get polished and molded into a smiley-face.

I mean, it's a cute smiley-face, but it's still slimy, brown, and reeks like shit.
 

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I think the biggest disappointment is that every video I've watched making any reference to the movie has to have at least one "gorilla" comment. I take some modicum of solace in the fact that it's mostly idiot teenagers (mostly...), but it's still kinda sad to see how far we haven't come in the last 50 years or so since the Civil Rights movement.
 

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The Enquirer said:
I'll say this much about the original trailer. Aesthetically it was very pleasing. The colors of the ghosts, particularly out in open NYC, do look very nice. That said unless the trailer missed the point of the movie I think it's going to critically bomb. Even with some stuff that was in the trailer it felt like very forced humor and I don't necessarily think that's the actors fault. The only thing that actually got a chuckle out of me in the trailer was "it's a Cadillac" because of the delivery.
Really, I thought the whole joke about the hearse was atrocious. I mean, we *get* that it's funny because they're driving a hearse, but it's a *visual* joke. Explaining it just assumes your audience is composed of morons.

EDIT: The delivery of "It's a Cadillac!" was kind of funny, though, I guess.
 

Draconalis

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That cut could have tricked me into watching the movie.

And all it had to do was cut our most of the dialog and add some nostalgia music and audio effects.
 

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I liked the cut. Probably because a person that was so stereotypically black she could have been a part of KKK propaganda isn't in it.
 

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It won't change the quality of the film itself. Speaking of the quality of the film, I would have thought it would take at least a few weeks to become absolutely sick of the raging echo chamber surrounding this film, but apparently days would have been a better estimate.
 

Zontar

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I suppose adding polish to a turd does make it shine, even if it leaves you with a just a shiny turd in the end.
 

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No... ist still shitty humor. Cutting shit and adding original Music aint make it better... just Shorter and more bearable.
 

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Heh, so cutting out the dialogue and the humour does make a difference afterall. In saying so it only cover up the truth but I suppose time will tell if the movie will anything decent.
 

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Reminds me of the Phantom Edit which recut the Star Wars prequel trilogy and somehow made Hayden Christiansen a better actor.
 

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frizzlebyte said:
The Enquirer said:
I'll say this much about the original trailer. Aesthetically it was very pleasing. The colors of the ghosts, particularly out in open NYC, do look very nice. That said unless the trailer missed the point of the movie I think it's going to critically bomb. Even with some stuff that was in the trailer it felt like very forced humor and I don't necessarily think that's the actors fault. The only thing that actually got a chuckle out of me in the trailer was "it's a Cadillac" because of the delivery.
Really, I thought the whole joke about the hearse was atrocious. I mean, we *get* that it's funny because they're driving a hearse, but it's a *visual* joke. Explaining it just assumes your audience is composed of morons.

EDIT: The delivery of "It's a Cadillac!" was kind of funny, though, I guess.
It was literally just the "it's a Cadillac" line that made me chuckle. Like I said the humor seemed very forced like the hearse bit as you described.
 

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I haven't seen the original one, but if this is better, I'm not impressed.