“Ghostbusters” (2016) trailer — First Impressions

Look, I’m A little bit of a fan of Paul Feig’s work, but when I heard that he would be spearheading an effort to reboot the Ghostbusters franchise, I was a little flabbergasted as to how he would approach this material. Now when I saw this trailer earlier this morning, I would say that my first impression was that an underwhelmed cat. Sure, you throw the fishy toy at the cat, but kitty is not interested in chasing and bringing you back the toy. The cat then stares at you and goes somewhere else. The trailer was that underwhelming.

I’m sure for any of us that are fans of the original, I don’t feel alone in this sentiment. Yeah, this movie has Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, but how will the story stack up against the original?

The OG Ghostbusters

Or better yet, how will the story stand on its own when compared to the original? Just from the look of the trailer, again, I’m not impressed with how the film looks and I’m especially not impressed with how the CGI ghosts look. The appearance of the ghost in this trailer make me want to go back and watch the original and play the video game. The ghost look so fake it’s almost disgusting and insulting.

Now granted the special effects in the original were pretty low-tech, but when you stacking up against this trailer, the ghosts feel that much more real.

Now this real. It’s fake, but it feels real.

This gives me the impression that the way that Feig is approaching this material kind of feels like a mix of the original and a hint of The Dark Knight. Again, very disconcerting.

Look, I don’t mind that a big franchise is getting an all-female reboot, but if the story is executed so poorly it’s just another drop in the vast ocean of bad movies that are released this year, only the differences this potential failure is even more pronounced. Just to look and the way the characters to speak with each other reeks of overproduced garbage.

I’ll see this out of curiosity and if it’s good it’s good and if it’s bad, it’s bad. I do subscribe to the notion that every film deserve it’s day in court.

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