The general consensus around the first Ghostbusters trailers seems to be that the person responsible for the editing and joke-picking should maybe start looking into a new line of work. Of course, some extra-trollish simpletons took that a step further as proof that wouldn’t you know, women just aren’t funny, and this movie will surely tank.
I mean, c'mon, how can this picture NOT make you happy? This is an epic group of people. Happy Ghostbusters Day! 👻🚫🍾 pic.twitter.com/s5kSvaRZs5— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) June 8, 2016
I’m not sure if these new character vignettes will do much to assuage those dummies, but for the rest of us, they’re a step in an encouraging direction. They’re still not exactly a slam dunk of a blockbuster trailer, but they do give a spotlight to what Paul Feig does best: lovingly fleshed out female characters and the interpersonal relationships between them. Plus, since they’re half-film footage, half-behind the scenes, we get a whole lot of dapper Feig shots.
Here’s Kate McKinnon’s Holtzmann. There’s not much new here we didn’t see in other trailers, but I don’t even care. She’s so fucking charming. Plus, when she talks about her “toys” I get all tingly.
Here’s Leslie Jones’ Patty. Her character has seen the most backlash, since she follows the Ernie Hudson mold of the non-scientist, streetwise black character. While that is hard to ignore (not that we even should), it’s so cool to hear her castmates talk about how awesome she is.
Here’s Melissa McCarthy’s Abby. I have a feeling I’m going to be quoting her refusals to take any shit from anyone for awhile.
Kristen Wiig’s Erin gives us the most new plot info.
I think there’s a lot here to be stoked about. Unfortunately, as they all open the same way, that “let’s go” joke is going to have worn out its welcome many times over by the time we see it on the big screen. Ultimately, is it bad that the vignette I’m the most excited for isn’t actually any of those above, but that for the Ecto-1?