by Alan Yudman
I’ve seen this all over Facebook today. Sony has released the first trailer for the new Ghostbusters movie. And it is all kind of nostalgic.
I’ve also seen plenty of people complain about it. It’s not funny. Leslie Jones sucks. And other comments.
People!!! Chill. I actually would have hated it if this was over the top hilarious. That would have worried me. I would have wondered, “did they put all the funniest stuff in the trailer”? So it’s kind of a relief that it is simply an exercise in nostalgia.
I think the cast is great, or will be. This will be Leslie Jones breakout role. I love her on Saturday Night live. Her weekend update segments about dating are one of my favorite things.
Plus, CAMEOS!! Paul Feig said members of the original cast will appear in the new movie, but not in the same roles. This is a reboot. Not a sequel. If anyone can pull it off, Feig can.
So let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s just soak ourselves in nostalgia and enjoy.