So here it is. Maybe not the sequel fans of the classic all hoped for, but with the passing of the great Harold Ramis any sequel with the original team in their original roles was out the window. Much has been written about this reboot, and many questions. Is it just a redux with women instead of men, complete with a nerdy glasses-wearing team member, a street smart African American fourth team member, and a hearse as the Ecto-1? Is there anything new that Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and current Saturday Night Live regulars Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones have to show us about this story?
Maybe it’s not going to be a movie for the loyalists to the original. But for fans of these comediennes it’s not going to matter. These actresses are putting on the proton packs, and they’re going to get slimed and have fun along the way, like all the actors who have donned costumes in recent reboots like JJ Abrams’ Star Trek and Star Wars. This new Ghostbusters will be no different than those attempts to blend the past and present.
In the first full trailer from the studio, Melissa McCarthy looks like she’s going to steal the show. She always has that laugh-out-loud humor that leaves everyone rolling. For those loyalists, look for cameos in roles different than their originals for Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Annie Potts, Sigourney Weaver, and Ernie Hudson. Rick Moranis took a pass on participating in this new venture.
Check out this new trailer for Ghostbusters from Sony Pictures:
A nice shout-out to Chris Farley by McCarthy, too.
Look for the new Ghostbusters in theaters July 15, 2016.