It’s hard to decide how compelling the new Ghostbusters film is. The first trailer to land initially looked decent… until I watched it a few more times and realized I wasn’t laughing much. A lot of others weren’t, either. But the latest trailer for Paul Feig’s remake was no doubt a much, much more intriguing and humorous cut. I don’t like the female-exclusive (yes, because they’re women, no not because I’m sexist; yes because I feel that Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddmore have been and always will be the only true Ghostbusters) gang of Ghostbusters, but I’m not going to pretend there’s no talent in that group, and I’m aiming to keep my nostalgic love for the original films (yep, even love the second one) at bay so as not to hate the new ensemble before I’ve given them a chance.
I’m trying. Paul Feig, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth all deserve at least that much respect.
The new Ghostbusters theme song, however, can and should be eradicated from existence as soon as humanly possible. Trust me, no one has ripped this from youtube or downloaded it. Anywhere.
We won’t be hearing Ray Parker Jr.’s classic theme song, we’ll be hearing the following over-produced, dated-feeling pile of crap from Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot. Yeah, you read that right… Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot… and just typing it brings this entire situation into question again.
Seriously now, is nothing whatsoever sacred?
If you’re up to chance it, or morbid curiosity has you, or you’re just downright excited about the remake/reboot (it’s okay to be excited about it, for the record) of Ghostbusters, it hits theaters on July 15th.
And here you go, you can press the play button, but beware, your ears will bleed.