Stop Us If You’ve Heard This One Before: Movie Fans Aren’t Too Thrilled With The New ‘Ghostbusters’ Trailer

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  • The new trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife was released online.
  • Movie fans don’t seem to love the tone of the film.
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife, directed by Jason Reitman, will hit theaters on November 11.

Let me be honest with you. Can I be honest with you? We’re in the trust tree here, right? Just two bros chattin’ over a beer in the dive bar that is the internet. I’ve never seen Ghostbusters. Well, that’s not exactly true. I’ve seen it, but in a past lifetime. Pre-teenage years, likely sitting on the couch with my Dad in the late 90s. Just haven’t revisited it since. With this new sequel/reboot/whatever coming up, looks like I may have to.

The new trailer for said sequel (you can find further down below) dropped on Tuesday morning, and unsurprisingly, the reaction to it has been far from celebratory, particularly when it comes to the overt product placement.

Now, to be fair, Ghostbusters: After Life is not only directed by Jason Reitman, the son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, by Ivan himself served as the film’s producer. Complaints about the film not being faithful to the tone of the original, however valid they may be, are being hurled at the very creator of the original, who is obviously pivoting the franchise to something more nostalgia-driven, akin to Netflix’s Stranger Things.

At this time, Ghostbusters: After Life — which stars Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, and Mckenna Grace, in addition to Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts reprising their roles from the 1984 original — will hit theaters in the United States on Friday, November 11.

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