Three white woman scientists and one woman of colour who ‘knows the streets’? Not lookin’ good Ghostbusters. Furthermore, for a comedy trailer, there’s not so many laughs in this brand new trailer. Not lookin’ good Ghostbusters.
The film begs the question of why anyone would think it’s a good idea – monetary benefits aside – to remake Ivan Reitman’s 1984 original. But then, we’re in an age of Dumb and Dumber To and Zoolander 2 and Anchorman 2 and the Vacation remake. The times, they are a gettin’ grimmer.
“Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates are a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. A few years later, Gilbert lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia University, but her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia. When ghosts invade Manhattan, Gilbert reunites with Yates, teaming up with a nuclear engineer, Jillian Holtzmann, and a subway worker, Patty Tolan, to save the world from a mysterious evil and powerful demon known as Rowan who can exercise control over human forms.”
Ghostbusters stars Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Chris Hemsworth and is set for release globally in July, 2016.
Check out the trailer below –