Ghostbusters: Trailer Review


Jack Magargee

Who ya gonna call?

Let me start this off by making it abundantly clear that THIS IS NOT A SEQUEL. It is simply a movie that is taking place after the original in the same universe. The characters are completely different.

The original Ghostbusters is one of those movies that you’re a loser if you’ve never seen. To anyone who hasn’t seen it or its sequel, do so immediately. They hold up decades later.

This movie has been raising eyebrows since they announced it, and that’s not even mentioning the all female cast!

The trailer is big. That’s the only word my experience in these things can think of: big. I say big, of course, because what else could you use to describe a trailer that is trending within mere minutes of being released?

I LOVED everything about this. I’m not a major fan of the franchise and I can’t exactly quote anything from the original movies but this trailer made me feel like a die-hard Ghostbusters fanatic.

From the second you notice the iconic bass riff in the background to the time when the ghost sprays the heroes with ectoplasm to the old firehouse, they really make it easy to connect with the Ghostbusters universe.

This film is a major step in Hollywood because not only is it bringing back icons, but it is doing so by changing the genders of the protagonist, which has never even been attempted before

The women in this movie make it look like they were born to be Ghostbusters. The comedy powerhouse of Melissa McCarthy alone can hold a movie. That’s why it’s something special when you get her with a great supporting cast that includes but is not limited to: Kristen Wiig and Chris Hemsworth.

Finally, I just want to acknowledge how nice of a touch it is that Dan Aykroyd wrote this movie.

The demand is there and if Ghostbusters is anything like its trailer, it will be a huge success. Ghostbusters will be stomping its way into theaters July 15th, 2016, much like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man.