The first trailer for the new, Paul Feig-directed Ghostbusters, which stars Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Kristen Wiig (all women, if you hadn’t noticed), earned the title of “Most-Disliked Trailer on YouTube.” Perhaps that’s why the studio decided to release this newest trailer on Facebook, then, where it currently stands at nearly 2,000 “reactions” and 386 comments, most of which pay respects to Harold Ramis, the man who wrote and starred in the original, apologizing for the truly horrendous crime against art that is this new Ghostbusters. Except this move looks to be pretty great, haters be damned.
As for the content of the trailer, it’s much more fleshed out than that first , and should certainly do more to inspire good faith in the fans of the original, who up to this point seem dead-set on hating this remake, for whatever reason that might be. (For what it’s worth, Paul Feig responded to that hate, calling out geek culture for its dick-ish behavior concerning this Ghosbusters project.) The visual effects are pretty stunning and certainly impressive, and while some of the broad comedy might not be the most nuanced stuff — Jones attempting to crowd surf and instead landing flatly onto concrete — it’s easy to forget that much of what made the first films great were similar gags.
Watch the trailer below. The film is set to ruin your childhood on July 15, so get your tissues ready.