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Been chatting about it on Twitter - it hits the nostalgia notes, but doesn't feel thematically like a Ghostbusters movie. I really hope they're not going down the "gritty" route, because it's a franchise that absolutely doesn't need it, so I'm hoping that it's just a case of the trailer not being representative of the film as a whole.

I really don't like the slow, lingering shots of things like the car, the ghost capture box, or the suits. It reminds me of R2D2 being revealed in The Force Awakens, and BB-8 looking up at him dramatically as if it's a significant moment for the tiny robot, not for the audience. Or the kids finding the old Jurassic Park jeeps in Jurassic World, and it lovingly panning across the old movie logo as a minor key version of the theme plays. It's lazy nostalgia porn, elevating something of meaning to the audience - not the characters - to the position of an in-universe fetish item, even if it doesn't make sense in continuity.

And that's especially egregious for Ghostbusters, because kind of the point of Ghostbusters is that they're just workaday nobodies and that even when they are successful and save the world, give it a minute and nobody remembers or cares. The idea of anyone in the Ghostbusters universe looking longingly and nostalgically over a bit of Ghostbusters kit feels completely at odds with the series to date.

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Playing devils advocate the lingering shots are the best way to pad out a teaser trailer; identifiable images which don't go too far into the plot and are instantly recognisable to fans, I'd much rather than than every plot beat thrown out in the first trailer. I'd be shocked if the next trailer isn't full on plot reveals finishing in the big cameo reveals.

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And that's especially egregious for Ghostbusters, because kind of the point of Ghostbusters is that they're just workaday nobodies and that even when they are successful and save the world, give it a minute and nobody remembers or cares. The idea of anyone in the Ghostbusters universe looking longingly and nostalgically over a bit of Ghostbusters kit feels completely at odds with the series to date.

From what's been said and is hinted at in the trailers that's exactly what the plot of the film is. Apart from a few super fans they are just forgotten and meaningless to the majority of people  
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32 minutes ago, BomberPat said:

Been chatting about it on Twitter - it hits the nostalgia notes, but doesn't feel thematically like a Ghostbusters movie. I really hope they're not going down the "gritty" route, because it's a franchise that absolutely doesn't need it, so I'm hoping that it's just a case of the trailer not being representative of the film as a whole.

I really don't like the slow, lingering shots of things like the car, the ghost capture box, or the suits. It reminds me of R2D2 being revealed in The Force Awakens, and BB-8 looking up at him dramatically as if it's a significant moment for the tiny robot, not for the audience

Yeah, that was my take away. Too many wistful nostalgia shots. As I said, I will be there opening night, and I have faith the final movie will be good, but this trailer just did nothing for me except show that the kid from stranger things has no range as an actor

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I sort of hope it's a miserable failure so that all the Ghostbusters sexists who subjected everyone involved with Paul Feig's version to the most appalling abuse get to be pointed and laughed at.

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Feig's Ghostbusters was nowhere near as bad as the keyboard warriors would have you believe. It was funny enough and I liked the cast. I'd have gladly had a sequel to that.

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Feig's Ghostbusters was fine. Forgettable fluff to watch with the kids on a Sunday afternoon. That's not good enough for the weird hardcore fans of 80's notalgia stuff.

This one has Paul Rudd so I'm already on board but I don't expect it'll be much better nor worse than the last reboot. I'm 35 and the magic of the original is lost on me forever now.

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The third Ghostbusters wasn't awful because of the female cast, it was awful because the writing and direction frequently bordered between terrible and boring. It would've been the same dull, lazy movie had it starred the original cast or an all-male cast or a mix of all three.

I dig the 'Stranger Things' vibe that this one has, but as Pat pointed out, the Ghostbusters were flash-in-a-pan working men who were mainly in it for the money and who wouldn't look out of place manning Paddy's Pub. If the Ghostbusters are this celebrated, legendary entity in this new movie's universe then the whole point has been missed entirely.

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Or maybe it’s not for us?

The Force Awakens and Jurassic World did a great job of creating a remix of earlier films mixing old cast with new and pandering to both old and new fans. 
 

maybe this will be less for the old fans and more for a new audience 

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That was actually pretty good in terms of getting me interested in a Ghostbusters film after the dud that was the Feig effort (my tuppenth - it's not crap because woman; it's crap because literally every character in it is so FUCKING stupid). Rudd, bearding up and obviously getting even sexier, as the aging niche fanboy is a good hook - the idea is nobody remembers who the originals were, like a flash in the pan craze, not legends. Having the lad from Stranger Things is pretty on-the-nose zeitgeist casting, but they've managed to get a couple of jump scares in while the effects are clearly very early in production. Even the slow reveal of Ecto 1 is deliberately for us, but fact is it is a seriously cool looking car, so why not?

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