Ghostbusters Fans Are Split Over New Trailer
The first official trailer for Ghostbuster: Afterlife is out, and fans are split on how they feel about it. Directed by Jason Reitman, who is actually the son of the original Ghostbusters director, Ivan Reitman. Has a lot on his plate with this fourth installment in the Ghostbusters franchise.
After the huge fan disagreement with the last all-female Ghostbusters reboot, which came out in 2016, staring Melissa McCarthy. Ghostbusters is moving in a new direction with this story.
The trailer focuses on kids this time, staring Mckenna Grace, and Finn Wolfhard. It will be taking place years after the original Ghostbusters. According to IMDB The original cast from the 1984 Ghostbusters film will also be making a comeback.
The trailer also pays homage to actor Harold Ramis, who played Egon in the original movies, but passed away in 2014. Even showing his, and the team's original ghost busting jump suits.
So with a star cast, nostalgia, and a son of a original director behind this. Why are fans so split with their reactions?
Currently sitting at half a million views with 98K likes and 4.5k dislikes on YouTube, at the time of writing, there seems to be 4 camps of opinions and thoughts on first impressions of this trailer.
The first group loves it and only has positive and fun things to say. The second seems to be upset that everyone gave up so quickly on the 2016 Ghostbusters not giving it a squeal. The third group appears to like it, but are cautions of the writing, hoping it's not just a "cash grab" with lazy writing, but many who have this fear also mentioned that this is only the first trailer. The final camp is calling this "Stranger Things the movie." Ghostbusters: Afterlife will be released July 10th, 2020.
You can watch the trailer for yourself, and see what group you agree with here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahZFCF--uRY