- 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.
Paul Rudd's hair will be the best part of Ghostbusters pic.twitter.com/iyp13bYHzE
— Post Cred Pod (@PostCredPod) July 27, 2021
hey jason reitman did you know that ghostbusters is a comedy where dan aykroyd gets his dick sucked by a ghost https://t.co/WW4sZssaH5
— jacob (@jacobdotgov) July 27, 2021
still so bizarre how the tone of this movie’s marketing is nostalgic for a ghostbusters movie that doesn’t exist https://t.co/dDTtQpJJ4J
— jacob (@jacobdotgov) July 26, 2021
interesting to see the GHOSTBUSTERS reboot going in the bold new direction of not being funny at all
— Sam Adams (@SamuelAAdams) July 27, 2021
Forcing my terrified family to watch the new GHOSTBUSTERS trailer like Tom Noonan in MANHUNTER, asking them”do you see?” every fifteen seconds.
— Adam Nayman (@brofromanother) July 27, 2021
Love how there's like a 15 second shot of the WALMART logo in that new GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE trailer. #Cinema.
— Chris Evangelista (@cevangelista413) July 27, 2021
Maybe I’m misremembering but I thought ghostbusters was a comedy
— Patrick Willems (@patrickhwillems) July 27, 2021
the whole problem with the premise of the new ghostbusters is that if people proved that ghosts are real, you would remember that. everyone would know who those guys are.
— Gita Jackson (@xoxogossipgita) July 27, 2021
Some Ghostbusters Fans reacting to Afterlife: I'm glad to see the franchise finally being taken seriously!
The original film: pic.twitter.com/m4gZjPtA3j
— Brian K Myers #TransRightsAreHumanRights (@fluffyman85) July 27, 2021
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.