Ghostbusters second Official Trailer
“Yeah It Still Sucks”
Truth be told, I felt a bit dubious when the cast was announced for the new Ghostbusters movie. All female? with the exception of Chris Hemsworth as the secretary? Oh this felt like a hot pile of Hollywood PC trash from the get go. I had very low expectations while awaiting the trailer.
Don’t get me wrong I’m not a hater, and nothing would delight me more than a great re-imagining of a movie that was a childhood favorite of mine. So I held out some hope, that it wouldn’t be a steaming pile of dog shit.
I know Neil did a Hot Take on this earlier, but this is one of the few times I must say I disagree with him.
Here’s My Take On The Ghostbusters 2016 trailer.
We all know from Reddit, message boards, and mainstream media (as well as my quick hit) that the first trailer was dog shit.
Not only was it dog shit, but there were heartworms in it and you have to collect said shit for your veterinarian.
So really bad.
I had lost all hope at this point and even felt a bit of rage directed at this project, but deep down I hoped that the second trailer would bring a bit more to table but it really didn’t. A Glimpse of Slimer and State Puff does not a trailer make. The jokes are still bland and poorly timed, the CGI still looks horrendous! Inexcusable for a “Triple A” title.
The trendy thing as of late to say is to say that the hate is coming from a gender bias, which is bullshit. While comedy is highly subjective, you can still pick out a film that was slapped together for a cash grab. Internet White Knights like David Goodman of Fansided will try to sell you this shit because they believe they are progressive and deflect all of the film’s shortcomings for the sake of gender equality is nonsense. Either the film is good or bad, stop screwing with folks that pay their hard-earned money so you can not get laid talking about how you took a stand, doing a trailer review, for empowering women.
David then attempts to defend the film by quoting director Paul Feig from an interview with Collider:
“You get your first bite of the apple watching a trailer. Everyone has a million different ideas of what this movie is going to be. I think a lot of people thought we were going to take the original script and just flip it, so that Melissa’s going to be Venkman, and Kate’s going to be Ray Stantz! And you’re like, ‘Well, no, we would never do that.’ Nobody knows what you’re doing, so it could be anything. … For us, we just needed to plant a flag and go, ‘Here’s kind of how some of the stuff in the movie is!’”
Then goes on to ramble a bunch of shit how it’s so much improved.. Give me a break so they edited the second trailer better? Arguably the second trailer is worse just in the fact that they gave up spoilers to salvage some interest in this film. Ghostbusters 2016 is a train wreck in my opinion, but I shall leave that up to you dear reader.
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