But what do I know? I liked the last one and scarcely noticed how a single trailer retroactively destroyed the childhoods of adult men everywhere…
If no one else is going to, I’m going to take a second to appreciate how good we seem to have it these days when the most divisive political issue of our time is whether or not to see a movie about women capturing ghosts. Having seen Spy, I have the utmost faith in creative team of Melissa McCarthy and writer/director Paul Feig. And having watched a ton of SNL over the last decade, the cast is easily the funniest I’ve seen assembled for theaters in the last five years or so. (Yes, I include McCarthy in that, since here SNL hosted eps are among the funniest each and ever year.)
Is this the greatest joke in the history of movie trailers?!
I rarely get to gloat or feel superior, but I feel far more informed in my optimistic anticipation for the new Ghostbusters film than those willing to set fire to they Stay-Puft Pop Figurines and cancel the entirety of Summer 2016 based on the film’s initial two minutes of cheap seat sizzle. But hey, maybe this’ll taste better going down!
Look, I wasn’t a huge fan of the last Ghostbusters trailer either. It played a little too broad for me (har har), but it’s no different from 99% of most comedy trailers made by major motion picture studios. It’s why the longest a Neighbors trailer lingers on a scene is to show Seth Rogen getting launched by an airbag. It’s less indicative of the humor in the film, and more indicative of the audience the trailer hopes to to reach. I’m trying not to say “morons,” but yeah, I’m talking the type of person who decides what movie to see after one TV spot during halftime in a sporting match.
That’s the type of person who didn’t know a new Ghostbusters movie was in production before seeing a trailer for it before Ride Along 2. And more pointedly, the type of person who judges the entire worth of an unseen movie based on a single trailer. We’re better than this, internet!
HOLY SHIT, ARE THEY FIGHTING THE LOGO?!??!
Whatever. This trailer is much more satisfying to me personally, and although I’ll avoid looking for it, I’m crazy curious to see what those digging in their heels to hate the film preemptively think about this new and more representative look at Ghostbusters. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and let’s see how much or how little geek culture can embarrass itself together!