Recently, the first trailer for the new Ghostbusters reboot garnered the infamous distinction of being the most disliked movie trailer in YouTube history, receiving the most “thumbs down” votes ever by a sizable margin. This caused a lot of consternation and unnecessary concerns, which is a bit maddening (I mean, come on, exponentially worse than the recent Fantastic Four clunker – to name just one?). After all, haven’t the celebrated collaborations of director Paul Feig with stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy more than earned the right to give this team the benefit of the doubt?
Suffice it to say, the entirely disproportionate down-voting was likely led by misogynist idiots who can’t stand the all-female ghostbuster re-casting. It reeks with the excess of a concerted, strategic effort, not an organic one.
Well here comes Trailer #2 (see below), and while it’s not chock-full of wall-to-wall laughs (which should cause the down-voting neanderthal knuckle-draggers to come out in droves again), Feig and his team of ladies – which also includes Saturday Night Live‘s Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones (with a Plus One of Chris Hemsworth) – do indeed have enough laser power in their action comedy proton packs to (hopefully) deliver some solid summertime fun at the movies.
Ghostbusters opens nationwide on July 15, 2016.