If you're at all a fan of the Ghostbusters films, I'm sure you've already realized that what Sony has decided to do in terms of a franchise reboot is just, well, awful. The original Ghostbusters is ranked #27 by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest comedies of all time. It's honestly a masterpiece as far as most fans are concerned, despite a few rough effects patches here and there. Now we're getting a bunch of CGI effects and hysterical comedy lines like "That's gonna leave a mark" twenty years after Chris Farley made it popular in Tommy Boy.
Okay, maybe it's still a little too early to tell if this movie will really be a turkey or not. However Sony has released a teaser trailer in the UK and it reveals Dan Aykroyd's cameo in the movie...and he has one of the lamest lines ever. Aykroyd not only starred in the first two films but also created the whole damn thing and co-wrote the first two films as well, so he deserves a little bit better than this junk.
Check out the clip from the teaser here:
The biggest crime this movie has committed so far is bringing the surviving members of the original ghostbusting team back together again for a new Ghostbusters movie...and they're not even playing the same characters. Not only that, but you give him such a lame line like "I ain't afraid of no ghosts". I hope Bill Murray gets to say "Who ya gonna call?!" before Ernie Hudson shouts "Bustin' makes me feel good!"
Essentially, this isn't a Ghostbusters movie for fans, this is Ghostbusters 101 for 10-year-olds.
I'm still reserving some judgement until I see this movie in theaters but I'm getting the painful feeling that the powers that be could not give any less of a fuck about fans of the franchise but moreso kids that have probably never heard of Ghostbusters before 2016. So much potential for this movie has already gone down the drain and we've seen maybe five minutes of footage total thus far.