Personal admission — I was none too please about the announcement of the Ghostbusters remake. It’s got nothing to do with the all female leads. In fact, I’d argue that Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones could be a more powerhouse comedy foursome than Murray, Aykroyd, Ramis and Hudson but that’s a discussion for another time.
I just think some shit should be left alone. Ghostbusters was the first movie I ever saw in the theaters (yeah, I’m that fucking old) and it’s one of those “this is fun for what it is but let’s leave it how it is” type films. Now if Paul Feig wanted to take those four ladies and do a DIFFERENT film about the paranormal, sure, I’m in.
This new trailer though — even though literally nothing fucking happens — it’s still making me reexamine my feelings about the reboot. A modern day Ghostbusters might not be so bad. At least this film already eclipses the first film in the “oh yeah, what’s happening is bad” department. The first movie didn’t quite capture the ABSOLUTE PANIC that would ensue should a giant marshmallow show up in the streets of NYC. This Ghostbusters trailer at least hints at “yeah, it’s kind of a big deal. We had to call the National Guard. Wave hi fellas.”
I guess I’ll just have to wait for the next few weeks of trailers to find out. The movie debuts March 3.
[via High Snobiety]