A few weeks ago, Sony released the first official trailer for the reboot of classic 80s’ movie Ghostbusters on YouTube. Since then, severe and merciless criticism against the film were released on social networks and Internet blogs, with people expressing their displeasure with the new version, or making personal attacks to the cast and director as well as racist and prejudiced manifestations. The trailer, however, is reaching records of views because of all the controversy it generated, counting 26,870,563 hits until now. Another negative record achieved by the trailer is the incredible amount of disgruntled users: to date, more than 470,000 dislikes against only 196,000 likes, that is more than double.
But negative reactions, hysteria and dissatisfactions aside, here is our exclusive gifs of some of the best – or should I say the only good scenes in the trailer – and if you have doubts, watch the trailer and take your own conclusions.
Who ya gonna call?
Ghostbusters is an upcoming American 3D supernatural comedy film and a reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise. It is directed by Paul Feig and written by Katie Dippold and Feig. It stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones as the title characters. The film is scheduled for a July 15, 2016 release.
Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) 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 (Kate McKinnon), and a subway worker, Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), to save the world from a mysterious evil and powerful demon known as Rowan (Neil Casey) who can exercise control over human forms.