Dan Akyroyd Says New ‘Ghostbusters’ is Funnier and Scarier Than the Original

By May 31, 2016

I can’t think of any movie of recent memory that has caused quite as much controversy on the internet as director Paul Feig’s upcoming, all-female Ghostbusters reboot, which has been subject to a large amount of hate from fans who believe that the franchise should have been left alone. Also, there’s been quite a lot of misogynistic idiocy thrown at the film too. Let’s just be honest, okay?

Unfortunately for the movie as well, it just doesn’t look that good either. None of the trailers have been all that impressive, and the comedy hasn’t quite hit as hard as many fans probably think it should. Though according to one of the original team members, it’s actually the funniest and scariest film in the franchise yet.

Series creator Dan Akyroyd recently took to Facebook to show his support of the film after seeing an early test screening of the movie, saying it has more laughs and scares than either of the first two Ghostbusters movies:

“As originator of the original: Saw test screening of new movie. Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it! As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I’m paying to see that and bringing all my friends!”

Now, I doubt Aykroyd’s comments will do much to dissuade the film’s haters and skeptics, but it’s refreshing and nice to see him so outwardly support the film as well, which he will have a cameo appearance in. The most recent trailers for the film have been remarkable improvements over the past few as well, and it’s possible that similar to some of Feig’s previous comedies, like The Heat or Spy, that the trailers are simply hiding what is actually an incredibly funny and enjoyable film. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Until then, I’m sure that Akyroyd’s comments won’t stir up any more controversy online about the film. Nope. Not at all.

Ghostbusters is set to hit theatres on July 15th.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable