(PCM) The first official trailer for the much-talked about reboot of Ghostbusters is finally here and reactions are mixed to say the least.
The reboot, written and directed by Bridesmaids‘ Paul Feig, is a fresh take on the classic supernatural comedy starring Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids), Melissa McCarthy (Spy), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), and Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live) as the titular Ghostbusters.
The trailer, clocking in at over two-and-a-half minutes, introduces the new Ghostbusters squad and reveals that ghastly ghouls and apparitions have been popping up all over New York City.
Ghostbusters stars Kristen Wiig as Erin Gilbert, resident quantum physics expert; Kate McKinnon as Jillian Holtzmann, brilliant engineer; Melissa McCarthy as Abby Yates, paranormal investigator; and Leslie Jones as Patty Tolan, New Yok City employee turned paranormal investigator.
Ghostbusters also stars Charles Dance (The Imitation Game), Michael Kenneth Williams (12 Years a Slave), and Chris Hemsworth (Thor).
Written by Paul Feig and Katie Dippold (The Heat) and directed by Paul Feig, Ghostbusters is based on the 1984 film written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman.
As of writing this, the trailer has over 2.5 million views, and while some commenters are expressing their excitement for the reboot, many are crying foul and downvoting the trailer on YouTube. Right now, there are 50,164 thumbs up on the trailer on Youtube and 74,317 thumbs down
Right now, there are 50,165 thumbs up on the trailer on Youtube and 74,317 thumbs down. Many voters claim they gave the trailer a thumbs down not because of its female-led cast, but because the trailer itself doesn’t look good/do the original franchise justice.
Personally, I thought the trailer looked promising and not anywhere horrible as some of the YouTube commenters on the video would have you believe.
Check it out for yourself below and visit ParanormalStudiesLab.com, a website hidden in the trailer that features a behind-the-scenes video from the set of Ghostbusters titled “Busting Ghosts With Science.”
Ghostbusters opens in theaters nationwide July 15, 2016!