The power of pain compels you to watch this first trailer for the Ghostbusters reboot!

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So Paul Feig (Spy, Bridesmaids, The Heat) made an all-female Ghostbusters reboot. The internet has been filled with so much dudebro keyboard warrior ranting about how this movie is somehow emasculating men every where (yeah, I know, right?), that it never quite dawned on me its release is only a couple of months away and we had yet to actually see any footage from it. Whether it was Paramount not wanting to feed the internet trolls or some other production reasons, Ghostbusters‘ promo campaign has been downright ghostly. No, Trevor, calm down, I don’t mean it was scary, I just mean there was almost nothing there.

Sure we got some pics and some posters, but we needed footage to see how the team of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones can step into the classic shoes of Dan Aykrod, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. Well, now that footage is finally here in the form of the film’s first trailer (because that useless teaser trailer doesn’t count), meaning we can actually see exactly who we’re gonna call!

Check it out below!

Wow, that looks… fine, I guess?

Maybe it’s just because we’re coming from Feig and McCarthy’s previous collaboration, the raucously funny R-rated Spy, but this feels much tamer than I expected. Sure the original Ghostbusters wasn’t exactly a bawdy romp, but I just expected a bit more ectoplasmic oomph, if you know what I mean. Hell, we barely even saw Chris Hemsworth as the Ghostbusters’ secretary Kevin!

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I do like the way though how the movie has some definite throwbacks to the original, from the music to the visuals to the classic Ecto-1, but just with a slightly modern twist (like the plasma handguns!). It must also be said though that Feig is a very solid comedy writer/director and McCarthy has really been winning me over in the last few years, plus Wiig, McKinnon and Jones are just incredibly funny ladies, so I’m definitely willing to give this one the benefit of the doubt. What do you guys think?

Ghostbusters also stars Charles Dance, Michael Kenneth Williams and Elizabeth Perkins. It is scheduled for release on July 15, 2016.

This article was originally published on TheMovies.co.za

Last Updated: March 4, 2016

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions – but very little sleep – I’ve been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

  • AfricanTime

    No Bill Murray, no ghostbusters, it will be like Pirates of the Carribean without Johnny Depp.

    • Commander Admiral Chief

      Aye, ^this guy knows

    • HvR

      All girl main cast with Bill Murray in drag….

    • GooseZA

      Dan Akroyd was pretty great as well.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    THIS ISN’T GHOSTBUSTERS! It’s.. it’s… GIRL BUSTIERS!

    Well actually, that does look like Ghostbusters.

    • You shut up!

    • RustedFaith

      Charlie’s Angels meets ghost busters.

      No thanks I will skip this ….

  • Commander Bob

    If that’s the best the trailer can offer then it seems like a flop of a movie. Probably skip this one.

  • Sageville

    I’m starting to think Bill Murray made all the ghostbusters a success…

    I wanted to love the new reboot… I tried… the best part (sadly) of the new trailer involved a lady being slapped…

    • Ir0nseraph

      I just enjoyed that theme song again, I might just approve of the remix, but I agree we need Bill.

    • Hammersteyn

      Also Dan Akroyd

  • HvR

    The only part that laugh out of me was the evangelical type exorcism.

    Knew this was going to happen trying to be progressive by casting all female Ghostbuster team and then to proceed to basically film the same movie with remixed soundtrack and few plot changes.

  • Mister_Insensitive

    You’ll need four dragon slayers for the four ghost busters.

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    Just watch it as if it has absolutely nothing to do with Ghostbusters and it can be pretty entertaining, but nothing beats the Murray

  • HouwGobz

    NOSTALGIA! WOOO! Easy paycheck! Wooooooo!

  • chimera_85

    The trailer looks good imo

  • When I was watching I was like, every joke has been done…

    • Hammersteyn

      It looks like a sequel to Pixels!

  • HvR

    Clearly all the ghost have been replaced by Disney cartoon ghosts to ensure ALL AGES rating will probably be teamed with Toys’R’Us toy range and Happy Meal toys at launch.

  • Hammersteyn

    HORRIBLE! What have they done!!!

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