The Ghostbusters franchise is a unique property with a very vocal fanbase. We found that out the hard way when Paul Feig tried rebooting the series with an all-female cast, but was met not only with empty seats, thus causing it to become a blockbuster flop, but was also met with some rather nasty comments and remarks about his version of such a classic.
I’ll be completely honest in saying that I’ve never really considered myself a Ghostbusters fan and I also didn’t really care for Feig’s iteration.
The Ghostbusters movies have always been enjoyable, but forgettable and I doubt that is going to change for me in the near future.
My problem with Feig’s version had nothing to do with the women, in fact I thought they were excellent in an otherwise pointless and unnecessary film.
Those problems don’t seem to be going away in Jason Reitman‘s Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
This first trailer seems to be hitting hard on the nostalgia and the overly-serious business of ghost busting, which surprised the heck out of me.
I’m not sure who this latest film is trying to capture the attention of, as it doesn’t really seem anything like the original films, nor does it feel anything like Feig’s reboot.
Perhaps Sony is wisely trying to cater to a completely new audience or perhaps this trailer is just the tip of the iceberg?
Either way, I’m not really too concerned about this. I am interested in seeing if Paul Rudd brings any value to the franchise, but I’m not holding my breath.
Thoughts on the trailer?