The world finally got to see a trailer for the Ghostbusters reboot by Paul Feig the director of such hits as Spy, Bridesmaids and The Heat. Since the news of a reboot featuring an all female cast and Paul on-board to direct it is safe to say Ghostbusters fans have feared the worst.
Were we right to be worried?
Yes, yes we were..at least for now.
I say this because the tone of the trailer off, it is pure “comedy” which is what the anti Paul Feig people were hoping not to see. The original Ghostbusters while being a comedy took itself seriously as well as having some genuine scares. This combination is what made the spirit of the film and led to such a huge hit. This trailer shows Ghostbusters engaged in pure slapstick, at no point do you feel these are real people living in a real world, it comes across almost like a video game.
The trailer adds to the confusion over whether or not this is a reboot. It directly references the original film and then goes onto talk about a new team. By doing this you are saying it is a sequel but it doesn’t appear to be that, more a “remake” of the original to the point it is virtually recreating scenes. Another gripe is why the new black character has to join the team the same way as Winston did, why not have her be a scientist instead of going to the most generic streetwise angry token black woman you could?
Finally what is wrong with the Ghosts in this movie. Yes I highly expected them to be all CGI because practical effects are a dirty word these days but why is everything so neon in colour? It looks like Tron and Blood Dragon got together and had a baby!
As I said I will reserve judgement until we know more so please for the love of god Sony Pictures / Paul Feig prove me wrong!