The First Ghostbusters Trailer Ain't Afraid of No Ghost

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Eh, it's not as bad as i thought it would be, i was expecting a lot more forced misogynist antagonists and nutshots and such. As it stands, it kinda strikes me as a bit bland, but not as horrible as i thought it would be. The humor seems too soft and safe for my taste, although i will give credit for actually making jokes and having some sense of humor rather than just being pretty, even if the humor seems restrained, and i would have cast funnier actresses. Plus, the fact that it really does look like just ghostbusters again is a lot of points off it. Even if you enjoy the concept, you have to admit that genderswapping a movie and releasing it as a new movie is REALLY lazy. Even as sequel culture goes this is lazy and thoughtless. It's like fanfiction-level writing, but with a cheap appeal at the weird undesirables who think value and innovation is added to something because there's an implied vagina somewhere.
 

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It looks like a fan film that went horribly awry.

Not even a tug at the corner of me mouth.

But, then again, I sat through 98% of Bridesmaids with four other people and only laughed once or twice at anything. Same for those other folks, actually, including my ex and one of her girlfriends. So. Ymmv.

The CGI isn't terrible, though it does look more like "Scooby Doo: Ghostly Monsters at Mardis Gras" than Ghostbusters. The jokes fall completely flat. Characters look like the usual stilted, shallow crap in every other try-hard comedy (I'd say Sandler had a part in this, but there's a distinct lack of urine) and...just ugh. It lacks, ironically enough, spirit.

And the dubstep.

I like dubstep and still think that was a flat out ridiculous decision. You don't nostalgia bait during your first five seconds then proceed to pull down your pants and piddle in the faces of your intended audience.

Something Amyss said:
Hawk eye1466 said:
It just seems random, all we know is someone's making something to make paranormal activity stronger and the circus shows up? Just something that struck me as odd.
It's obvious. ICP finally figured out how magnets work.
This literally made me laugh more than the trailer.

Imagining that they're all undead juggalos on their way to aimlessly mill around outside of the local 7-Eleven makes it at least 5% more bearable.

Also, this:

 

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OK this was as bad as expected.

Also are they trying to trick people into thinking it's a sequel to the first two movies? They made it sound like this one takes place in the same universe with the whole thirty years ago bit at the beginning.
 

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LegendaryGamer0 said:
From that trailer, who else wants a Blaxploitation Ghostbusters with four sassy black women catching ghosts? I'm pretty sure it's a bad thing when a trailer sells me on something that it isn't trying to sell, as well as not existing.
"Ah hell naw I ain't fuckin' with no ghost!"
"That ghost's one jive-ass turkey!"
"I'm the fuckin' Keymaster! You dig, Gatekeeper?"


OT: Uh... I'm going to treat this as the inverse of the Fat4stic trailer in comparison to the movie... I may not like the trailer too much outside of Wiig getting slimed and McCarthy getting slapped, but I'm sure the movie will be better than this trailer... I think...

Other than that, the effects reminded me that the live-action Scooby-Doo movie was suppose to be a PG-13 "parody" of the concept...
 

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FPLOON said:
"Ah hell naw I ain't fuckin' with no ghost!"
"That ghost's one jive-ass turkey!"
"I'm the fuckin' Keymaster! You dig, Gatekeeper?"
Yup. This now totally needs to happen.
Other than that, the effects reminded me that the live-action Scooby-Doo movie was suppose to be a PG-13 "parody" of the concept...
The whole trailer gave me that vibe. Considering I mildly enjoyed that movie... I don't know what to make of this.
 

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So far, the trailer doesn't impress me. It doesn't -offend- me, but neither does it impress me much. I don't find any of the humor particularly cringe-worthy, and at least it seems like the actresses are trying their best. However, I find some of this confusing; is this still going to be a direct sequel, like we'd been lead to believe previously (I think...) or is this now a reboot? They reference the original Ghostbusters with the "30 years ago, four scientists saved New York" line...but there doesn't seem to be any reference to them otherwise. It also seems like these new Ghostbusters are reinventing the wheel. There's no references to them studying the original Ghostbuster's technology, or building from it; more like they're starting over from scratch. And then there's their vehicle. The license plate says "Ecto-1". If this is a direct sequel, shouldn't it be the "Ecto-2"?

Whether or not this will be a hit or a bomb to me is still up in the air. But I will say this: if they can't be clear on whether this is a sequel or a reboot, that doesn't bode well to me.
 

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Eh, I'm not really that much of a fan of the originals; having seen them ages ago I can't really remember much from it at all. Even so, I didn't so much as smirk once through out the trailer, and found myself lightly cringing a couple of times.
I'll wait until it's released before deciding whether it's a travesty (and even then I'll be based on reviews, since I have absolutely no interest in seeing it anyway).
 

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Well, I'm for one am excited. Nothing stands out as exceptionally great, but I think others can agree that an idea of doing something very different than the original in a remake/sequel is at least worthy of some praise. Especially in recent years with almost every remake consistently the same the plot/character set up with 1 or 2 modern updates, and then generally missing the themes and points that make the original enjoyable.

Not saying it's automatically great because they're using an all female lead cast, but considering that some of the most memorable remakes veer greatly from the original (The Fly and Scarface for example) it's a good start.

Being an eighties kid and a fan of the original, I definitely get the nostalgia. But I prefer good movies over nostalgia any day and since the re-make/sequel/re-boot some may think they want would prolly be about the old guys helping the younger ones hunt ghosts for a few minutes before all their wives and kids disappear and the whole movie is them looking for their families, I'm sure as shit going to remain optimistic.
 

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meh... i dont know, i try to like it but meh...

why does it have to be a reboot ? to me it would better if they would have acknowledge the original movies, and i dont know having something with a team b or a west coast franchise or the orginal team have retire and the girl relaunch the project. anything but a reboot...
 

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I wasn't expecting much and was still dissapointed, the cherry on top was the dubstep making it worse.
 

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It looks impressive, but I already hate the 4 leads. In the original the four leads were clearly identifiable and distiguishable:
Egon - poindexter type scientist.
Ray - Over eager enthusiast.
Venkman - Womanizer
Winston - The Everyman.

With these, as I could tell, you have the loud obnoxious one, the other loud obnoxious one, the sciencey one, and.... uh that's about all I could gather.
 

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canadamus_prime said:
It looks impressive, but I already hate the 4 leads. In the original the four leads were clearly identifiable and distiguishable:
Egon - poindexter type scientist.
Ray - Over eager enthusiast.
Venkman - Womanizer
Winston - The Everyman.

With these, as I could tell, you have the loud obnoxious one, the other loud obnoxious one, the sciencey one, and.... uh that's about all I could gather.
Do you think all of that was so obvious from a trailer for those movies?
 

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I'll admit the bit with the wig and the hat got a snort out of me.

That is insufficient to make me do any more than write this movie off as a "pass."
 

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LegendaryGamer0 said:
FPLOON said:
"Ah hell naw I ain't fuckin' with no ghost!"
"That ghost's one jive-ass turkey!"
"I'm the fuckin' Keymaster! You dig, Gatekeeper?"
Yup. This now totally needs to happen.
Other than that, the effects reminded me that the live-action Scooby-Doo movie was suppose to be a PG-13 "parody" of the concept...
The whole trailer gave me that vibe. Considering I mildly enjoyed that movie... I don't know what to make of this.
The trouble is that the PG-13 "parody" stuck to the original cast of characters and applied them to a world that wasn't entirely kid friendly. For the most part, the actors and actresses played their parts beautifully (I especially liked the people that played Daphne and Shaggy) and it felt like you were watching the cartoons grow up in a way that didn't require the message "we're ready to be new, edgy, and something you've never seen before!" being plastered on your eyeballs by inverting the genders of established characters, changing their names, then keeping their archetypes and roles in the hopes of milking a combination of nostalgia and novelty.

Although I could be biased, considering that the parody movie was one of the first DVDs (or was it a VHS?) that I got to watch. I still think Shaggy's actor was the best fit between actor and well-established character ever.