The new Ghostbusters trailer proves the ladies don’t care about the criticism. This new Ghostbusters trailer is all about girl power, and they send many subliminal hints to all the people doubting this movie. Even if the hate doesn’t end, the team is going to enjoy bringing this movie out anyway. It also doesn’t look like the new trailer was edited by the same person as the previous one. It has better footage and funnier jokes.
Some bitter Ghostbusters fans have already made the decision not to see this movie. After seeing the first trailer, they were set against it and never looked back. They just didn’t want anything to mess with their memories of the original 1984 movie. The hate on the internet grew until the previous new Ghostbusters trailer achieved the distinction of being the most hated movie trailer in YouTube history. Today’s trailer is an obvious reaction to all the controversy, basically shoving it back in the face of critics while hoping to reach a new set of fans.
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Director Paul Feig has constantly shot down the criticism. He told the Guardian why he feels the internet has reacted so strongly. He doesn’t feel it’s the result of his filmmaking, but the type of people watching the trailer and spreading negative information.
“It makes me sad that informs every article now. There’s always some comment about how people are down on it. Well, somebody is down on everything. It’s very easy once you’re predisposed to be pissed about something to watch it and find fault.”
Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones are all really funny here. They also exude confidence. If they can keep the jokes rolling like they do in this trailer, there is no reason to doubt this movie’s success, at least on the comedic level. This movie is definitely for a different audience than the original Ghostbusters, the film and looks like it will succeed in making Ghostbusters relevant to a new set of younger fans. The new trailer gives you a sense of the updated feel they are going for.
The current tally shows 238,282 people pressed the like button while an unbelievable 802,089 people pressed the dislike button for the March 3 Ghostbusters trailer on YouTube. If you consider that people have viewed the clip 302,017,439 times, that still leaves hope that many people don’t necessarily hate the trailer, but it also leaves the producers with a lot of people they still need to convince about the film.
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Since the movie doesn’t come out until July 15, Feig has time to prove critics and internet users wrong. He also needs to assure his cast that he hasn’t tied them into a project destined for failure. Feig asserts the hate over the Ghostbusters trailer comes from a small subset of people on the internet. He issued a statement about how he doesn’t dispute valid criticism from fans, just the overly hateful language a vocal minority use.
He issued a statement to clarify his feelings to ComicBook.com after a Daily News article misrepresented his stance.
“I’m not talking about the people who have true concerns and worries about the rebooting of a franchise they love, nor am I talking about people who have watched the trailer for our movie and didn’t like it. Those are all valid opinions and I respect them all. I am talking about those that write misogyny and hate and threats. Those are the ‘*ssholes’ of which I spoke.”
With such a talented cast, the new Ghostbusters trailer proves this won’t be an unwatchable movie, but it may not necessarily be the movie to satisfy the cravings of people who saw the first film over 30 years ago.
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