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 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 though (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 as 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.

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.

  • I like this trailer because it does not give away too much. Everyone else seems to be up in arms but I will give it the benefit of the doubt.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      It looks exactly like a shinier version of the Ghostbusters I remember watching as a kid. Nothing more, nothing less.

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  • TechniKyle

    It’s not very exciting, but I am glad to finally see some footage. Can’t wait for the movie!

  • LegionZA

    The trailer definitely has me on board, wasn’t too sure about but I’m a fan. And a toned down Melissa McCarthy is better, wasn’t too sure about her before, not a fan of her in your face style.

  • Ghost In The Rift

    Yeah not winning me over with that excuse of a cast, i mean Melissa McCarthy female version of Seth Rogen, really not into her forced comedy, the 5 6 7 8 movies of her is pretty much self explanatory, more or less the same with Wiig, this movie is gonna be full of horrendous one liners and McCarthy falling on her ass, ill wait for the DVD/DSTV slot, or just wait for the next TRANSFORMERS!!!

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