'It has more laughs and more scares than the first [two] films,' says Aykroyd

By Dylan Kickham
Updated May 30, 2016 at 03:48 PM EDT
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Paul Feig’s all-female remake of the classic 1984 comedy Ghostbusters has turned out to be controversial among fans of the original — even though the new film has yet to be released. Both Feig and star Melissa McCarthy have spoken out about many of the film’s early dissenters, and now they have an important superfan standing by their sides: Dan Aykroyd.

After seeing an advanced screening of the remake, Aykroyd took to Facebook to write his praises on Sunday. “Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films,” wrote Aykroyd, who both starred in and wrote the original Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II.

Aykroyd went on to write, “I’m paying to see that and bringing all my friends!”

The legendary comedian has been involved in creating the upcoming remake. Not only is Aykroyd credited as an executive producer for the film, but he and former costar Bill Murray make cameos.

Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 15.


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