Earlier this week we got to see a new trailer for Paul Feig and Sony’s upcoming Ghostbusters. While it wasn’t met with the same amount of hatred as the first trailer — which quickly became the most disliked movie trailer on the whole of YouTube — it still didn’t portray the level of comedy we know of Feig’s movies.This pattern of unfunny Feig trailers followed by hilarious Feig films has led us to one simple conclusion: His movies are poorly marketed. In the aftermath of the trailers, the director spoke to the magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland (via ScreenRant) and addressed these criticisms head-on:
“My movies, for some reason, are really hard to do trailers for, because my comedy all comes from context, really. I’m not the guy who’s like joke-joke-joke, and here’s a one-liner one-liner one-liner. I do have those, but you have to get to know the characters, you have to settle in with them to get to know their personalities.”
Even though Feig’s films don’t usually lend themselves to snappy trailers, I was thoroughly impressed by the latest attempt. Today, Sony UK released the second international trailer for Ghostbusters, and it’s pretty damn funny.
Check out the second international trailer for Ghostbusters below:So what does this trailer give us that the first few didn’t? Let’s dive in!A Limp Proton StreamI think maybe there’s a pill for that?More From Cecily StrongLike Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong is another hilarious SNL cast member. She’s hating pretty hard on the Ghostbusters in this clip, saying, “These women are just sad — sad, bored, lonely, sad women.”Shutting Down The MansplainingChris Hemsworth proposes the brilliant idea of coming together to fight the evil forces trying to unleash the dead on New York. Thankfully, these ladies had already thought of that.A Closer Look At The New Big BadThis looks to be a hybrid of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and the Ghostbusters logo. Either way, he looks like he deserves to be blown to smithereens.Even More Chris Hemsworth!As slightly oblivious as the Ghostbusters receptionist Kevin seems to be, I could never be mad at seeing Hemsworth on screen. Plus, he appears to have a helping hand in simplifying their name from Conductors of the Metaphysical Examination to the “Ghostbusters.” That’s a pretty big contribution.After months of feeling that I have to publicly justify my excitement for Feig’s new Ghostbusters, we finally have a new trailer that’s quelled many — if not all — of my concerns.
The Ghostbusters reboot stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Chris Hemsworth.Ghostbusters will be released on July 15.(Source: ScreenRant)