‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Trailer: They Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost

By March 3, 2016
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The all-female Ghostbusters reboot has been under heavy amounts of criticism from the moment it was announced, from myself included. After months and months of images, casting announcements, and footage teasers though, the first official trailer for the Paul Feig-directed reboot has finally been revealed.

Introducing us to our new team for the first time (played by Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon) the trailer of course makes call backs to the original films and franchise, but it’s clear that this Ghostbusters film is trying to stand on its own as well.

Check out the trailer below:

Thirty seconds in, and people are already getting slimed.

From what I can tell here, it looks like Kate McKinnon will be the standout of the group, although she was the cast member I was most excited about anyways when the new team was initially announced. She looks like a fun, unique twist on the Egon-esque member of the team (and it’s Kate McKinnon, how can you not love her?).

More than anything though, she looks like the only one in the group making jokes that are actually similar to the Ghostbusters style. There was a lot of comedy in this trailer that did not work for me if I’m being honest, from the slime joke at the beginning, to the possession one at the end, they both just felt odd to me.

I’ve been hard on this movie from the beginning though, and it does look like everyone involved is just trying to have some fun here, which may be all some people need for this reboot.

The Ghostbusters reboot is set to hit theaters on July 15th.

Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.

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
  • Chris Skalicky

    I actually really enjoyed that. Well…except for the possession joke at the end with the slapping. That went on a little long. But I actually liked everything else. Who know, maybe it was hearing the Ghostbusters theme that made it more enjoyable than what it was but I’m actually excited for this movie now. We shall see.