If there’s one word to describe the hype behind Sony’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot, it would be “unsure.” On one hand, director Paul Feig has directed critically acclaimed films like Bridesmaids and Spy. Moreover, it boasts a stellar cast including Melissa McCarty, Kristen Wiig and Chris Hemmsworth. On the other hand, the idea of simply re-doing Ghostbusters with the characters’ genders swapped could be considered a lazy Hollywood cash-grab by some. The very concept of an all-female Ghostbusters reboot has received a mixed response overall, but there isn’t really much to say about the film’s content without at least having seen a trailer. However, the trailer for this film just around the corner.
Earlier today, Sony Pictures released a trailer announcement for their Ghostbusters reboot on YouTube. The video doesn’t show the main characters, but it does finally offer audiences a first look at the film. The trailer’s tagline asks the classic question “who you gonna call?” Intercut between each word is a scene where police and army officials respond to an emergency situation in New York City. They surround a mysterious foe with their weapons drawn before the Ghostbusters logo appears. The trailer’s release date is then shown: March 3rd, 2016.
Considering that this is a Ghostbusters movie, we can safely draw the conclusion that the police and army are facing a supernatural enemy. More likely than not, they will be no match for the apparition, and will of course have to call the Ghostbusters to take it down. Who else are they going to call? The pizza man?
The trailer announcement has received almost 100,000 views so far and an incredibly polarizing response from viewers. As of right now, it’s like/dislike ratio is 2,262/2,882, which is expected from a film whose concept has divided the internet. It doesn’t feature the main characters either, so the high amount of dislikes could be from people who were expecting a complete trailer as well. Perhaps more people are looking forward to the film than it seems, but don’t want to wait more than two weeks for the whole trailer.
The reaction that the real trailer (and the film itself) will get is still up in the air. One can only hope that Ghostbusters doesn’t share the same fate as Pixels, Sony’s last summer tentpole movie. Though with the talent both behind and in front of the camera, it’s okay to at least be cautiously optimistic. Until the real trailer is released, you can still check out this clever fanmade one on YouTube.