Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A Disappointing Ghostbusters Trailer

Ghostbusters Trailer
It seems like many were waiting for the "Ghostbusters" reboot, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth, since before the millennials were born. While many loved the original so much, many were hopeful about the all-female cast, but this latest trailer proves that it is nothing to be excited about.

To be clear, there are plenty of people who liked the trailer for Paul Feig’s "Ghostbusters" (Everyone should give it a slime-covered thumbs up), but majority disliked it for perfectly valid reasons.

Below are two helpful guide on why many are not happy with the trailer.

Is it a Deja Vu?
Anybody can go ahead and reboot a franchise, if they want. And sure, they are free to drench it in nostalgia and retrace the steps of its predecessors, like what the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" did. But something about this trailer feels like a straight-up copy of the original, from the ominous tone of the early moments to the use of punchlines as punctuation marks.

And did it really have to be a hearse again? Couldn’t it have been, like, an ambulance or something? Some other distinctive and vaguely morbid mode of transportation? There’s nostalgia, and then there’s, "Oh, I’ve seen this already." Everyone should hope for more of the former and less of the latter when the second trailer (or even the film) rolls around.

A Comedy Trailer That is Not Funny At All
This is an important one. Not all jokes are created equal, and not everyone finds the same things funny! Everyone was suppose to be laughing at basically everything Kate McKinnon did, but the best thing it did was generate a muffled giggle.

those among you not into wig humor may not feel the same. That’s cool! Just remember: A movie trailer not being funny does not mean that women aren’t funny. And if you think it wasn’t funny because women aren’t funny, that’s pretty impressive, because I’m not sure how you’re reading this with your head stuck so far up your ass.

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