Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trailer

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After the disappointing box office performance of Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters in 2016, Sony is taking another shot at a Ghostbusters reboot with a new movie that continues the story of the original Ghostbusters a couple of generations later. Jason Reitman is taking over the family business, so to speak, with a story that revolves around a single mother (Carrie Coon) and her two children (Mckenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard) who move to an old farm house and discover the truth about their grandfather. Supernatural things are afoot and Paul Rudd is also in the middle of it all. This seems very different in tone from the previous films; the shift away from New York City to a small town is one thing, but there is also a distinct lack of humour here so far. Is this the fresh new approach that the franchise needs? Ghostbusters: Afterlife hits theatres on July 10th, 2020; check out the trailer below and see what you think.

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  • LordAwesome

    Looks like a sequel to E.T. not GHOSTBUSTERS.

  • Lior

    Oh, a new season of Stranger Things!

    Is that James Cameron at 01:55?

  • Jared Kerr

    This looks HORRIBLE. Ghostbusters is a comedy – this is all sentimental and dramatic. Who asked for this???

  • Todd S. Gallows

    Not interested. While the direction it’s taking is odd, I can still respect it. They probably had no choice since Ghostbusters 2, and then Answer the call were just pale rehashes of the original’s story. At the same rate, I think it would have been wise to focus on it still being a sci-fi/comedy as opposed to a Spielbergian family fantasy/domestic drama. Oh well, I wish it the best.

  • Todd S. Gallows

    LOL I think it’s Tracy Letts, who upon looking up to make sure I spelt his name right turns out to be married to Carrie Coons. I guess nepotism is a recurring theme with this film… Mostly in the production.

  • Facebook User

    I don’t know…I kinda liked the trailer. I like that it is not a cookie cutter remake. Isn’t that what “we” are always clamoring for?? Some originality? Can’t be worse than Feigs and anything with Carrie Coon has my attention.

  • Matt Thephotoman

    im disappointed the new ghostbusters are gonna be kids. id assumed, wrongly, that Rudd was going to be venkmans relative and get a new band together. and just how much work is that stranger things kid getting!! he aint funny and he’s not the best at acting, he is of course the face of nostalgia TV and movies and nostalgia, as we know, = big bucks.

  • Jake

    The ET commercial, i mean sequel, already came out this year:
    https://youtu.be/Pdgk3ERKdug

  • 1138sw

    Interesting…wasn’t expecting a remake of Stranger Things…but I guess the whole kid and friends are gonna kill monsters is the rage right now. But did they have to hire the kid from Stranger Things too? Odd casting.

    It looks nicely shot but this concept so far seems rather bland and unoriginal…we’ll see.

  • Lori Cerny

    Seems wise that the studio is aiming for the next wave of consumers (*ahem*) ticket & merch buyers, i.e., children.

    More studios should be repackaging headline films into digestible kid-friendly formats – whether toons, games, films, toys, whatever. Let’s make them fans of films early so they keep movies alive.

    When I was a tot, we had a board game called King Oil in which players bought plots of land and placed small drillers over holes of varying depths. The surprise was whether you hit the motherload or were now bust. Can you imagine that rebranded as There Will Be Blood? (hah)

  • Colin

    Check out the lack of jokes in the original 1984 trailer…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hDkhw5Wkas

  • Colin

    Your logic is flawed… kids loved the original Ghostbusters which starred a collection of 30-something-year-old men. They dressed up as them, bought toys bearing their likeness, and ate cereal emblazoned with their pictures.

  • Matt Thephotoman

    good call Colin.