The footage from Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” reboot was released Thursday on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Fans may or may not love the reveals that come with it.
As all excited fans know, “Ghostbusters” is a reboot of the 1984 comedy love by generations of fans. The reboot however has one interesting twist: all four leads are females. The actress and comedian Kate McKinnon portrays the “brilliant engineer” Jillian Holtzmann. The 42 year old Kristen Wiig is the quantum physics genius named Erin Gilbert. The street-savvy New York expert Patty Tolan is portrayed by the cast member on Saturday Night Live, Leslie Jones. And Abby Yates will be portrayed by Melissa McCarthy, the character who keeps them all on the course and motivated to fight spirits.
As pointed out by IO9, the full length trailer paid lots of homage to the original film. This somewhat spoiled the excitement for the fans. The homage should have been reserved for the actual viewing experience in cinemas, as fans munch on with their pop corns. As seen in the trailer, the firehouse with a graffiti version of the classic logo was the first homage. There is also the old Chinese restaurant. The scene where the two lead roles had their first encounter with ghosts was mounted with how the same scene was shot in the original film. The green lime and sparkles as the ghost comes out swirling is very evident of the iconic apparition that ghosts also do in the original film.
The trailer also revealed a rather overused and too familiar plot. An anonymous person is inventing a device that triggers paranormal activity. And in times like this, “who you gonna call?” As how McCarthy’s character said: “”We have dedicated our whole lives to studying the paranormal. Now there’s sightings all over the city. There are people out there who need our help.”