Sony has released another trailer for their upcoming hard reboot of Ghostbusters. I’m going to admit that I absolutely despised the last two trailers that they released, and I wasn’t the only one: the first trailer is one of the most down voted film trailers in YouTube history. And no, this doesn’t make me or others misogynistic or sexist; it just means that I didn’t think it was funny and came across as a terrible successor to one of the most beloved franchises of all time.
With that being said, I actually did like this trailer. It calms some of my fears about the movie and makes it look funny and creative and in the same spirit (see what I did there?) of the original films, which is why they were so successful in the first place.
The new Ghostbusters film sees Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy as scientists Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, respectively. Gilbert is a particle physicist while Yates, Gilbert’s close friend, is an expert in the paranormal. As ghost sightings ramp up, they team with Kate McKinnon‘s Jillian Holtzmann, a nuclear engineer who winds up creating the team’s tech. Leslie Jones‘ Patty Tolan, then, is the team’s everyman character who winds up playing an important role connected to an early supernatural encounter.
It also stars Chris Hemsworth as the new secretary, Andy Garcia as the Mayor of New York City, Michael K. Williams as a character named “Hawkins,” Matt Walsh as a character named “Rourke,” and Neil Casey as the film’s villain. New York City’s NY1 news anchor Pat Kiernan is also set to appear as news anchor in the film.
The Ghostbusters movie is directed by Paul Feig from a script he co-wrote with Katie Dippold. It will debut in theaters on July 15.
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