March 3, 2016 at 10:23 am #51892
It’s here 😀
March 3, 2016 at 1:10 pm #51893MaxParticipant
this is both exactly what I was worried it would be, and somehow slightly better than i was worried it would be. They’re all pretty much playing the same characters they seem to always play, and the props still look like cosplay items, but the rest of the effects look pretty solid. I guess i’m still neutral.March 3, 2016 at 3:35 pm #51894
I’ll agree that I don’t love the look of the props. Buuuuuut apparently there’s some good pseudo science behind them: http://www.paranormalstudieslab.com
I did not laugh I’m sad to say. All the lines seemed really typical. Most of the ghosts looked good though, the ones that had real screen time.
Also they’re going to confuse a hell of a lot of people with that nostalgia trip narration.March 3, 2016 at 4:49 pm #51897MaxParticipant
I was unclear; IS it a sequel or a reboot? That was pretty much exactly the Librarian Ghost encounter in the trailer, but there seem to have been ghostbusters in the past in this world from the VO. I was making the joke that with the volume off, that could have been a TMNT trailer right up until we saw the ghosts.March 3, 2016 at 5:15 pm #51898
Maybe we don’t know the whole story. Maybe they changed things last minute?
I told you GB 3 was good. Trailer just the beginning of a fun-filled summer with my paranormal sisterhood.
— Dan Aykroyd (@dan_aykroyd) March 3, 2016
Dan Aykroyd: I told you GB 3 was good. Trailer just the beginning of a fun-filled summer with my paranormal sisterhood.March 3, 2016 at 5:38 pm #51899
The opening narration is confusing as well since everything seems to point to the old movies not being a part of this movie (beyond tips of the hat).
I can across this that would seem to confirm it (via http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-new-ghostbusters-trailer-is-here-and-everything-lo-1762501978):
Make no mistake, despite the cameos, and the recognizable people, places and music, this new Ghostbusters is a reboot, not a sequel. The film-makers wanted to start from scratch, so this world, and these characters, would have to earn their place.
“To say ghosts have existed for 30 years [would be] a different world,” Dippold said. “In the original it’s so fun to see the ghosts unleashed for the first time and we didn’t want to skip over it.”
Plus, Feig added, “I didn’t like the idea of them being handed technology. I wanted to see it developed.”
I’ve also heard some rumors about slimers involvement that would also suggest this movie is not connected to the original but I don’t know if I should go into possible spoilers here.
I would not be surprised if the text narration is just Sony marketing doing their own thing and trying to draw in the old fans. Working for Sony has taught me that the creative people behind a product have very little control over what Sony Marketing do or show.
Overall I like the trailer. I was worried that the acting was going to be really over the top but apart from the Patty character I thought most of the acting was fairly grounded.
I like some of the equipment but not sure about all of it. I saw two versions of the particle thrower in the trailer (as well as the side arms and other stuff).
But no matter what I’m going to see this movie anyway.March 4, 2016 at 3:44 am #51907wrldqueekParticipant
I thought the trailer looked OK. I’m probably going to see the movie.
This movie’s existence is now canon in GBR, I want to hear their reaction to the trailer.March 4, 2016 at 1:28 pm #51909DougParticipant
My IRL reaction is:
As modern trailers go, I thought it looked okay. It’s really hard to judge a movie’s true quality by its trailer these days. Especially comedy films. Comedy trailers ALWAYS play the lamest jokes dumbed down to the lowest common denominator. Make no mistake, this trailer wasn’t for Ghostbusters fans. This trailer was for the average person on the street who hasn’t seen Ghostbusters since they caught the last 20 minutes of GB2 on basic cable at 2am. In my experience, most non-fans remember elements from both films as being “the first movie.” Or they’ll often forget that there was ONLY two films, and say they “can’t remember what the third one was about.”
For a trailer, the ghosts looked fine. The props were passable. The cast is okay. But the “performances” and “writing” were butchered in order to give exposition in the trailer. It’s painfully obvious that many of the lines are spliced from several different scenes in order to “Frankenstein” a sentence together for the trailer. Not to mention, I can’t think of the last time I saw a comedy where a joke/scene/shot was featured in the trailer, but ultimately deleted from the final cut. The last two Muppet films are especially guilty of this.
All that being said, my interest in this film has not diminished. Perhaps my expectations have evolved? I’m genuinely looking forward to a total reboot. My biggest fear at this point is that it’ll be too similar to the originals, and not bring anything new to the table. Like Star Trek: Into Darkness. Or Man of Steel. I WANT new equipment. New cast. New ideas. I even kinda want a new theme song! But hey, you’re reading the opinion of a guy who spends most of his free time creating new ghosts and scenes for his own Ghostbusting team.
At the end of the day, I’m rooting for this film. If it’s a success, then that’s awesome. If it sucks, I won’t even break a sweat. Because I’ve already got something better than ANY future Ghostbusters film. And that’s GBR.
If you want to reach my in-character profile as "General Manager" of the Ghostbusters, tag me using: @sevenMarch 6, 2016 at 10:44 pm #51931CheifOfStuffParticipant
The blond girl looks really funny so i am go see this movie just for that, and mccarhty doenst seem to be doing her tammy like style so thats good, i seeing this being real good or or really bad. And i still would have liked a more experienced director.March 9, 2016 at 1:52 am #51966March 9, 2016 at 1:06 pm #51971
As usual, the international trailer is an improvement. It’s just better in some fundamental ways. Also note the change from “scientists” to “friends”March 10, 2016 at 5:47 am #51981
The change to ‘friends’ just seems weird to me. I know ‘scientists’ was inaccurate but at least it sounded better then ‘friends’. To me it now reads like an opening sentence to an Adam Sandler movie (*shudder*).
I have to admit that my initial excitement about the first trailer disappeared pretty quickly. I think I was in a bit of denial. The more I think about it the more I worry this movie is going to be bad. It could just be the way things are presented in the trailer but the jokes seem to forced (the international trailer makes me think that even more).
In the original move they made jokes but they still felt like real people reacting to an extrasensory situation realistically. The lines/jokes in the 2016 trailer feel like lines that are being said for the benefit of the audience. They feel more like people trying to be funny then just being funny. In the original movie when Venkmen first encounters possessed Dana he is still trying to be a smart ass but he’s also acting in a way that shows he is out of his depth. It’s funny but feels like a real reaction to a messed up situation. Imagine now if, instead of doing that, he’d slapped Dana across the face screaming, “Get out of my date ghost! The power of Venkmen compels you!”
I want to like the movie. I’m still going to see it in the cinema but I’m a lot more worried then I was at first. I still think McKinnon’s character looks like she is going to be fun. I’m happy to see McCarthy seeming to tone down her performance but the rest just worries me… a lot.March 12, 2016 at 9:17 pm #52000
Everything you said – those are my feels.March 13, 2016 at 1:40 am #52002MjolnirParticipant
Okay. So this has been a big subject of controversy among not just my Ghosthead friends but most nerdy friends I have. I’m on the fence about this movie. Sure there was the issue with the whole “Scientists” changed to “friends”. The lines were a bit cheesy, obviously they were all taken from several places in the movie and stitched together to form a Frankenstein like all trailers are. But at the end of the day I didn’t hate the two trailers. If anything, it’s actually raised me from being skeptical about this movie to kind of hopeful that it’ll be a decently good movie.
All that being said; I don’t have any issues with the new Proton Pack, the PKE or the Ecto. But the Ghost Trap, featured on http://www.paranormalstudieslab.com/ in it’s Equipment section. The design bugs me. It reminds me of the something they’d use in the new Bay Ninja Turtles franchise. It just looks bad.
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