For a movie that hasn’t even released its first trailer yet, Paul Feig‘s new Ghostbusters movie has received a lot of negative backlash. Even Kristen Wiig is bummed! Maybe potential viewers will change their tune, or at least give the film a fighting chance, after some endorsement from someone near and dear to the franchise. And by “near and dear to”, I really mean “the creator of”. So I mean, that really should count for something. Read on to hear OG (original Ghostbuster) Dan Aykroyd‘s personal views on both Feig’s film and Feig himself.Akyroyd had all positive things to say when speaking to Entertainment Weekly about Feig’s capabilities in terms of making this film a success.
“[Feig] has a great touch directing female actors and he really knows how to hit the female psyche and sensibility. In a way, his movie might be a little better than the first two because they can do more — CGI might be a little better. But also, you know, there might be more jokes in it. I’m really happy with what I’m seeing.”
Ivan Reitman, director of the original movie, weighed in as well, calling out the temperamental nature of any fan-base:
“There’s always going to be people who are going to say, ‘Hey, it’s not as good!’” says Reitman, who expects to see a cut of the film in the next two weeks. “That may be true. But I believe the movie is going to be quite wonderful, because I know the cast works. The ladies in this new film are in every way as talented as that original group of actors were. They’re at the same place in their lives as Bill and Dan and Harold were when we did Ghostbusters. I have a lot of faith in it, and I have a lot of faith in Paul.”
Like Reitman said, if the movie is bad, it’s bad- but the fact of the matter is, we have no way of knowing yet! We haven’t seen literally any of it! Feel free to bash it if ou find it lacking when you go see it, but maybe hold off until you actually go and see it? It just seems like the fair thing to do.
Ghostbusters hits theaters July 15th, 2016.