GHOSTBUSTERS Reboot Trailer #2 Ain’t Afraid Of “No” Votes (VIDEO)

GhostbustersWomenHopefully this will scare off the haters.

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.

5 thoughts on “GHOSTBUSTERS Reboot Trailer #2 Ain’t Afraid Of “No” Votes (VIDEO)

  1. The Hollywood Reporter noted that this trailer debuted on social-media platforms and has not actually been posted to YouTube yet. That may or may not be related to the fact that the first trailer got so many “dislikes” on YouTube. The first trailer fared a lot better on Facebook etc., and it sounds like the new trailer is too. For whatever that’s worth.

    1. I’d noticed that, but it was since posted to YouTube soon enough (that’s where my embed is from). Suffice it to say, in less than 24 hours it has @ 12,000 thumbs up to 57,000 thumbs down. Clearly this is an orchestrated reaction by a bunch of misogynist geeks who can’t stand that the leads have been recast with women. I can’t honestly believe both trailers are hated that much. It’s ridiculous.

      1. Your embed is from YouTube, yes, but it was not posted there by Sony. It could be that another website ripped the trailer from one of the social-media sites and posted it to YouTube without authorization. (Stuff like that does happen; not too long ago a publicist asked me to replace a YouTube link with another one, because the link I had originally used was put there by a website that ripped the trailer from iTunes when iTunes was supposed to have a one-day exclusive; the YouTube link I replaced it with had an identical trailer but was posted by the distributor itself.)

  2. Ah, I see, hadn’t noticed that. And certainly the overloaded hate response on that YouTube posting just proves the studio’s tactic to be a right one.

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